Gaza, nothing new...
international volunteers know Sa'id al-Da'our, farmer in Beit Lahia, Gaza
We visited his bulldozed fields.
And drank tea in front of his house
On the 15th of February 2003, four israeli soldiers were killed in the
explosion of their tank, about 150m away from Sa'id's house.
Two hours later the house was razed to the ground.
Gaza, nothing new:
approximately 09:00 on Saturday, 15 February 2003, after Palestinian gunmen
had destroyed an Israeli tank, approximately 700m south of "Dogit"
settlement in the northern Gaza Strip, Israeli occupying forces, reinforced
with heavy military vehicles, including military bulldozers, moved into
adjacent Palestinian areas. Two hours later, Israeli soldiers raided a
207-square-meter house, in which 11 people
lived, owned by Sa'id Mohammed Salem al-Da'our,
approximately 150m away from the place of the explosion. They forced the
family out and demolished it. They also demolished
two 250-square-meter houses, that were under
construction, owned by Mohammed and Sa'id Mohammed al-Da'our. In addition,
they razed two greenhouses
planted with vegetables and demolished a 2000-square-meter cow
farm owned by Sa'id Mohammed al-Da'our."
(source PCHR-GAZA: http://www.pchrgaza.org)
Sa'id invites us all to come back and meet him and his family!
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
(PCHR) organizes a special fund for humanitarian help for hundreds
of families victims of occupation forces' aggressions. Sa'id's familiy
is one of them.