Thursday, December 30, 2010

True and sad case study from Gaza


Nasma Abu Lasheen and access to health care Nasma Abu Lasheen, a two year-old girl from Gaza suffering from leukaemia, died on 16 October 2010 after Israeli authorities failed to issue her an urgent permit in time for life-saving medical treatment at an Israeli hospital. When the permit was granted after more than a week’s delay, it was already too late.

Palestinian patients seeking specialised medical treatment unavailable in Gaza are one of the very few categories allowed to leave the Gaza Strip - if granted a permit. However, the permits are still frequently delayed or denied by Israeli authorities, which can have dire consequences. Delayed patients generally miss their hospital appointments and need to start the permit process over again. Since 2009, 33 patients have died before being able to access the hospital they were referred to. For children in particular, caregiving family members of ill children also do not receive permits to cross, posing additional child protection risks. Some patients seeking permits are interrogated by the Israeli intelligence services at the Erez crossing, raising strong concerns about conditionality placed on exit for medical treatment.

Given the absence of progress on the Israeli side and increased opening of the Rafah crossing since June 2010, a substantially higher proportion of patients from Gaza are now being referred to Egypt, despite the much lengthier journey to Egyptian hospitals, that can compromise emergency and patient care.
The need to refer patients for treatment outside Gaza is being reinforced by Israeli restrictions on entry of medical equipment and spare parts. Since the ‘easing’ more equipment has been allowed entry, but some essential types of equipment are still blocked, including radiation machines for oncology, endoscopy and laparoscopy machines for surgery, microscopes and other optic equipment.

References:
  • Dashed Hopes: Continuation of the Gaza Blockade
  • WHO , MONTHLY REPO RT Referral of Patients from the Gaza Strip, September 2010. http://www.issuu.com/who-opt/docs/update_rad_september_2010.
  • The numbers of patients referred to Egypt have roughly doubled since June 2010. Whereas between January and May 2010 24% of patients referred to hospitals outside Gaza went to Egypt, since June Egypt’s share of referrals has risen to 41%.
  • Physicians for Human Rights Israel, Delayed Exit of a Toddler from Gaza Results in Death, 20 October 2010.
    Related posts:
    • Gaza girl paralyzed in strike can’t stay in Israel
    • Response from Physicians for Human Rights-Israel

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gaza Strophe كارثة غزة




You can download from the Source: http://www.archive.org/details/gszstrph
Official site of the film
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To shoot an elephant


"To shoot an elephant" is an eye witness account from The Gaza Strip. December 27th, 2008, Operation Cast Lead. 21 days shooting elephants. Urgent, insomniac, dirty, shuddering images from the only foreigners who decided and managed to stay embedded inside Gaza strip ambulances, with Palestinian civilians.

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Link with subtitles:
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Related Links: Film Gaza Strophe كارثة غزة 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Health Situation in Gaza

Jamila AlHabash was 16 when she lost both her legs in Operation Cast Lead. She’s in France for surgical treatment Getty Images
Doctors of the World were shocked by the violence that characterised the boarding of the flotilla in the Mediterranean sea on its way to the Gaza Strip on 31st May and deplores the resulting loss of human life.This event highlights the critical situation created by the blockade that for 3 years has plunged one and a half million Palestinians into an ongoing medical and economic crisis.



PARIS, June 3, 2010 (WAFA)- Doctors of the World (Medecins du Monde- MDM) called for the lifting of the blockade of Gaza in order to improve long-term the living conditions and health of its inhabitants.

In a press release MDM said it was shocked by the violence that characterized the boarding of the flotilla in the sea off Gaza on 31st May and deplores the resulting loss of human life. This event highlights the critical situation created by the blockade that for 3 years has plunged one and a half million Palestinians into an ongoing medical and economic crisis.

Numerous medical treatments are currently unavailable both inside the Gaza Strip, because of the blockade and the resulting shortages, and outside the Strip because referring patients abroad remains problematic due to restrictions on movements into and out of Gaza. During 2009, 27 people died after having been refused the chance of medical care outside the country.

In addition, lengthy power cuts of between 6 and 12 hours a day considerably disrupt the running of hospitals, particularly as regards operating essential medical equipment and refrigerating vaccines; certain types of medical equipment remain out of use in public health centers. Equally, between 15 and 20% of essential medicines are regularly out of stock.. This is also the case for the drugs needed to treat certain chronic illnesses, for neonatal care and for treating cancer. 'And if these medicines should become available, you have to go to private medical centers to buy them. They're sold at too high a price for the majority of people in Gaza,' explain the Doctors of the World team in Palestine.

The blockade in force also affects human medical resources: as it is impossible to access good quality medical training inside or outside the Gaza Strip, doctors in Gaza cannot benefit from appropriate continuing professional development, particularly in cardiovascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics and neurosurgery.

Related articles from WHO:

Health services close to collapse in Gaza
Health situation in Gaza 
Unimpeded access of medical supplies needed for Gaza

Monday, December 27, 2010

Doctors and Gaza

  • A Palestinian doctor lost his three daughters during Israeli attack on Gaza. 
  • His recent  book  is entitled ( I shall not hate). 
  • He raised a lawsuit against Israel.

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish - now known simply as "the Gaza doctor" captured hearts and headlines around the world in the aftermath of horrific tragedy: on January 16, 2009, Israeli shells hit his home in the Gaza Strip, killing three of his daughters and a niece.

On January 17, 2009, he was giving Israel's Channel 10 his daily account from inside the war zone in Gaza when three of his daughters were killed in an Israeli attack. He called for help as his house was attacked.





Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, right, in the hospital where he works in Israel. He lost three daughters, and a fourth was being treated.NYT. January 18, 2009  
On 26th Dec 2010 A Palestinian doctor is filing a lawsuit against Israel for the death of his three daughters, just a day before the second anniversary of Israel's war on Gaza.

Dr Ezzeldeen Abu al-Aish's daughters were killed during the military assault when Israeli forces fired on his home. People heard the incident unfold as Abu al-Aish was doing a live television interview with an Israeli TV channel. The Israeli military admitted shelling the home but said its soldiers' actions were "reasonable" considering the circumstances.

Abu al-Aish, a 55-year-old gynaecologist trained in Israeli hospitals, was giving Israel's Channel 10 his daily phone account from inside the war zone in Gaza when three of his daughters were killed in the attack.

Israeli findings: The military had said that an inquiry into the January 16 incident found that troops directed two shells at the doctor's home after fighters fired from the area.

The report said soldiers came under fire from a building close to Abu al-Aish's, and then "suspicious figures were identified in the upper level of Dr Abu al-Aish's house and were thought to be spotters who directed the Hamas sniper and mortar fire".

Abu al-Aish had instructed his lawyer to avoid a lawsuit and reach a settlement with the Israeli army, which would include recognition and compensation.  But no settlement was reached.

Ahaz Ben-Ari, the Israeli army's legal adviser, said that Abu al-Aish did not deserve compensation.  "Despite the severe outcome, from a legal standpoint our stance is that the operation during which Dr Abu al-Aish's family members were hurt was an operation of war," Ben-Ari said.  "Therefore, the State of Israel does not carry the responsibility for the damage it caused."



Eyes in Gaza...Doctors in Gaza

Dr Erik Fosse
Dr Mads Gilbert
"The boy with the destroyed brain did not need anaesthetic; he could no longer feel anything. The other lay in an artificial coma with intravenous anaesthetic agents to soften the pain and allow the ventilator to work without resistance from the boy’s own breathing. A large bandage covered both his eyes. He could not see anyway. He was already blind.

Where could I cry out the despair and rage I felt for all this terrible fate we saw at such close quarters? Would the heavens hear? Will the world hear? They know that this is happening, after all. The numbers tick into the West every single afternoon, to the news agencies, to the intelligence services and to the diplomatic missions of the world’s most powerful nations, who do not even make an attempt to pull in the reins and control the wildness of the Israeli war machine."


Eyes in Gaza is a detailed and harrowing account by the Norwegian doctors Mads Gilbert and Erik Fosse of their experiences in al-Shifa Hospital during Israel's deadly assault on Gaza in December 2008-January 2009. For a time, they were not just the only western doctors in Gaza, but among the handful of western witnesses to what they repeatedly call Israel's "massacre" of some 1,400 Palestinian men, women and children. Hence the book's title, bearing witness to their status as witnesses.

At noon on New Year's Eve 2008, four days after the start of Israel's onslaught, Gilbert and Fosse entered Gaza from Egypt. On the morning of 10 January 2010, with Israel's campaign still having a week to run, they returned to Egypt and were replaced by another Norwegian medical team. During the intervening period they assisted their Palestinian colleagues -- whose "historic heroism" (112) they praise unstintingly -- in performing an average of twenty operations daily on the civilian victims of Israel's orgy of shooting and bombing. In the absence of western media they also acted as reporters ("white voices" -- 121-122), giving ten to fifteen interviews daily.

These doctors make no claim to neutrality; they are political activists, committed to advocating Palestinian rights and to condemning western complicity with Israel's crimes. "We are doctors, but we do not want to be only doctors," Gilbert asserts proudly (306).

Not surprisingly, it is this aspect of their activities in Gaza that proved most controversial, causing FOX News to describe Gilbert, shamefully, as "[t]he Hamas propaganda doctor" (123), simply because he described the horrors he witnessed rather than keeping quiet about them. Mordantly, Gilbert asks whether there "[s]hould not then be a limit to the number of times that members of the international press who were not let into Gaza allow themselves to be bussed by Israeli press officers to places just north of the border in Israel where Palestinian rockets had landed, on the whole resulting in holes in the ground?" (130).

In their foreword (jointly written, whereas otherwise they contribute separate chapters on a roughly 50/50 basis) they spell out their refusal to hide behind the "smokescreen" of conventional language that is "laid down over power relationships and political realities." Thus the West Bank and Gaza are "Palestine" or "occupied Palestine," "settlements" are "colonies" and "settlers" are "occupiers," the "Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)" are "the Israeli military forces," "terrorists" (invariably Palestinian, of course, in western discourse) are "combatants," and so forth (16-17).

Despite the authors' relaxed style which sometimes -- particularly in rather stilted stretches of dialogue -- seems modeled on popular fiction, this book is not an easy read. There are many vivid descriptions of grisly wounds, sometimes caused by illegal munitions such as Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME, 85-7, 118, 140) or white phosphorus (284), and forensic accounts of surgical instruments the very names of which make this reviewer queasy. Furthermore, on almost every second page there are photographs of victims, sometimes during or immediately after surgery.

Ultimately, of course, this meticulous documentation contributes both to the authenticity and to the grinding power of the book. Take the account of "[a]n eight-year-old girl wearing a pink jersey ... being treated for a wound on her head." In the absence of a chair, she is treated standing up, "squashed up against the wall" as is "[t]he doctor who was cleaning her wound ..."

Fosse ponders: "What could she be thinking? She was probably terrified. She knew that she had survived this attack, but that she could be hit again. There were no safe havens in Gaza ... The family had sought refuge in the UN school, and she had been playing with the other children ... when the tank shells hit. What sort of fear and psychological damage does that cause to an eight year old?" (149-150).

This is moving stuff, but its effect is enhanced indescribably by a photograph on the following page showing precisely the scene that has just been described, pink jersey and all.

Reflecting on the possible motives of an Israeli soldier who shot a 53-year-old Palestinian woman in the back "as she was being escorted ... to the waiting ambulance which was due to evacuate her to a place of safety," and speculating on the prospects "for her and for her family's lifelong rehabilitation," Gilbert concludes that only "an unequivocal international trial where the responsible political leaders can be held to account for the war crimes in Gaza" will give the wounds a chance to heal (217-8). For, in the words of a Palestinian doctor, "[w]e don't have 5,400 injured. We have one and a half million injured. Everyone in Gaza is traumatized."

According to one commentator writing on a site that claims to examine the "anti-Semitism and the anti-Israel lobby in Norway," the effect of Eyes in Gaza "is is to instill in the heart of the reader not only the firm conviction that [Operation] Cast Lead was unjustifiable, but a passionate dedication to the Palestinian cause and a vehement disgust with Israel. In this the authors succeed extremely well" (""Eyes in Gaza" - the politics of emotion," Norway, Israel and the jews blog, 22 December 2009)

A rave review, you might think. In fact this is a quotation from one of many pieces of venomous defamation to which the two doctors have been subjected since the publication of the book in Norway last year. Within a perspective that sees Israel's crimes as virtues, the authors' very success is deemed reprehensible.

Another example comes from Ricki Hollander writing for CAMERA, the self-styled "Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America" which, like most such organizations, aims at the exact opposite of what it announces. In an article called "Norwegian Doctors in Gaza: Objective Observers or Partisan Propagandists?" Hollander tells us that the doctors "entered Gaza ... ostensibly to provide medical assistance to Palestinians at Shifa Hospital."

That "ostensibly" says it all, but Hollander goes on to claim that "Gilbert is a radical Marxist" and "Fosse's passion to work on behalf of Palestinians was sparked by his time in Lebanon" (during Israel's murderous assault on that country in 1982), therefore "[g]iven the partisan ... perspective they represent, Fosse's and Gilbert's testimony must be weighed with extreme caution" ("Norwegian Doctors in Gaza: Objective Observers or Partisan Propagandists?," 6 January 2009)

Since Eyes in Gaza was written, this testimony has been massively supported by the findings of the UN's Goldstone Commission. Given that the outburst of very public vilification of Gilbert and Fosse may well have helped their book become a massive best-seller in Norway, one can only hope that the vituperation that will inevitably follow its publication in the Anglosphere will achieve similar blowback.

This is a book that deserves to be widely read. It should be force-fed to those who believe that Israel's army is "the most moral army in the world," and to all those western politicians who facilitate the ongoing martyrdom of the Palestinian people.

Raymond Deane is an Irish composer and political activist.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Top Slideshows of 2010

Source: Medscape from WebMD     
Case (1) The chest radiograph is one of the most commonly ordered radiographs by healthcare providers and is frequently first viewed by non-radiologists. Although there are many disease processes that are very obvious at first glance on chest radiographs, healthcare providers must be careful not to miss more subtle findings. The image shows a solitary pulmonary nodule (arrow) abutting the left upper mediastinum.

Read More ...Easy-to-Miss Findings on Chest Radiographs: Slideshow

 

Case (1) Pneumomediastinum is free air in the mediastinal structures. It most commonly occurs following trauma or iatrogenic injury to the esophagus or adjacent alveoli. On chest radiography free air may outline anatomic structures. Common findings are a thin line of radiolucency that outlines the cardiac silhouette (white arrow), vertically oriented streaks of air in the mediastinum, a double bronchial wall sign, or lucency around the right pulmonary artery, the "ring around the artery" sign. Air is most easily detected retrosternally on lateral chest radiographs. Air is fixed in a pneumomediastinum and does not rise to the highest point. 

Read more...Can't Miss Critical Findings on Plain Chest Radiography: Slideshow

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Educational case study

Educational case study. Read, think, then answer the questions:

A 42-year-old man was addressed to the department because of dyspnoea (class II NYHA) and a recent diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy (LV EDD 61 mm, LVEF 38%, IVS 9 mm on Echocardiography). Sinus rhythm was present on ECG, with incomplete LBBB, PR interval was 200 ms). Holter was characterized by 253 PVB/24h including one triplet, no conduction defect. After medical treatment including ACE inhibitor and betablocker, no significant PVB was observed (only few isolated PVB). Biology was unremarkable, including CK plasma level. Then an episode of near-fainting led to electrophysiological testing that demonstrated mild sinus dysfunction and mild nodal AV block. Evolution under medical treatment was satisfactory.
Fig.1: Pedigree of the family.
 
DCM was previously diagnosed in the father of the patient (diagnosis at 40 years of age, heart transplantation required at 52 years, non-cardiac death few days later). No cardiac examination was performed in the other members of the family (see the pedigree, Figure 1). Genetic testing was performed in the 42-year-old patient.
 
1- Which cardiac examination do you recommend at that stage in the family members?

2 - Genetic testing identified a heterozygous mutation of the LMNA (lamin A/C) gene (p.Arg190Trp) in the propositus. Which additional management can you propose to the family members?

3 - The 37-year-old sister of the propositus underwent multidisciplinary outpatient consultation and predictive genetic testing was performed. She carried the mutation (two independent molecular analyses).  She had no symptoms except infrequent and short episodes of palpitations (few seconds). Cardiac examination was normal (BP 110/70 mmHg). Two-dimensional echocardiography exhibited normal LVED diameter (49 mm, 29 mm/m2) and LVEF (60%). Pulse TDI Doppler was normal. ECG indicates a normal rhythm (81/mn), normal PR interval (140 ms) (Figure 2). Exercise test (120W, 90% of maximal theoretical heart rate) was normal (especially without PVB). Holter ECG showed only 12 PVB/24h but one short run of non-sustained VT (Figure 3), no conduction defect. Usual biology was normal.
 Fig.2: ECG of the sister.    
 Fig.3:Holter ECG of the sister


Question:
Which cardiac management do you propose now to the sister?
 
Notes to editor: 
Presented by Dr. Philippe Charron, Department of Cardiology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital and Paris 6 University, Paris, France.

The War You Don't See!






The new film is a powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an 'electronic battlefield' in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?


John Pilger says in the film: "We journalists... have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."


Become a fan of 'The War You Don't See' on Facebook and get regular updates on the film, the latest information on where you can watch it and messages from John Pilger himself. You can also follow the film on Twitter.


'The War You Don't See' will launch in Australia in early 2011 and in the United States in summer 2011, dates will be confirmed on this website.


Directors: John Pilger & Alan Lowery. Editor: Joe Frost. A Dartmouth Films Production.

Source: http://www.megavideo.com/?v=DP4HWOZR
http://www.johnpilger.com/articles/new-pilger-film-the-war-you-don-t-see-currently-showing-on-itv-com

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ken O'Keefe and humanitarian reporting from Gaza


TJP Liberty Report from Gaza 'Story of Areej' - Ken O'Keefe Dec. 11, 2010


TJP Liberty Report from Gaza 'Life in Jabalya' - Ken O'Keefe Dec. 14, 2010



In ten minutes, Ken O'Keefe could raise the issue of (what is the current life in Gaza, 2 years after Israel's Cast Lead Operation?). First video shows the case of child Areej seeking medical and physiological care. Second one shows a home and life of quintessentially Palestinian family almost under the open sky in this winter. His closing statement is tender: I see my son, my future children living like this …

Best comment:

(The whole world should hang its head in shame for allowing this to happen day in, day out for year after year, in country after country.)

My comment:

Should we go away from politics, war, hate; we might find a fair world. Life between animals in forest is fairer than ours. It is not only Gaza or Palestine. We have nothing to do with politics but with justice and peace. Imagine that you are staying with them for 1 week with no (proper water supply, sanitation, technology, shield from the rain, privacy,..). I think they are imprisoned in Gaza by a big siege.

What is your comment? How can we change?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

BBC Bias: Panorama Death in the Med

Update:
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Source
Nine humanitarian activists, bringing aid to the occupied Gaza, were murdered by Israelis on the morning of May 31st, 2010, in International waters.
The BBC’s Panorama team failed to give a balanced view on this issue, as the BBC usually does.

Documentaries should be truthful and informative and expand our understanding of situations or events. Their content should be rigorously checked for errors in statements which are presented as facts to the public. Conjecture and the personal opinions their writers and presenters should be explicitly identified as such.

More details:However, it was an extremely biased piece of reporting which portrayed the activists on board as violent terrorists who set out to attack Israeli soldiers.

Monday, December 13, 2010

White phosphorus burn



White phosphorus burn. Many lesions, with severe underlying destruction and necrosis in the right shoulder (A) and left leg (B). After 16 months of follow-up (C, D). Al Barqouni et al, 2010.

A Case Report  from Lancet medical journal details the horrific burns suffered by an 18-year-old male civilian during the Israeli attack on the occupied Palestinian territory during January 2009. The report is by Dr Loai Nabil Al Barqouni, Al Quds University, Abu-Deis, Jerusalem, oPt, and colleagues.


They conclude: "We cannot give an estimate of the number of such cases in our burns unit because it is in a war situation in which no formal recording was done; these burns are rarely encountered in practice and literature describing cases is limited. According to the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons it is prohibited to make civilians the object of attack by incendiary weapons."

References:
1 Lisandro I. CBRNE—incendiary agents, white phosphorus. Aug 22, 2007. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/833585-overview (accessed May 21, 2010).
2 Eldad A, Simon GA. The phosphorous burn—a preliminary comparative experimental study of various forms of treatment. Burns 1991; 17: 198–200.
3 Chou TD, Lee TW, Chen SL, et al. The management of white phosphorus burns. Burns 2001: 27: 492–97.
4 Davis KG. Acute management of white phosphorus burn. Mil Med 2002; 167: 83–84.


  • Read more in Lancet 


    • Photos and Source: http://australiansforpalestine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/optcasereport.pdf 
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Citing liver damage, Pfizer withdraws Thelin

By The Associated Press
Friday, December 10, 2010               
Pfizer Inc. says it is pulling its blood pressure drug Thelin off the market and stopping all clinical trials because the drug can cause fatal liver damage.
Thelin is sold in the European Union, Canada, and Australia as a treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension, or high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery. Pfizer says a review of clinical trial data and other reports showed a new link to liver injury. Liver toxicity was a known side effect of the drug, the company says.
Since there are other treatment options, Pfizer says the benefits of Thelin don't outweigh the risks. It is stopping all studies of the oral drug, which Pfizer acquired in 2008 when it bought Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc.

My comment: Again and Again....Before, it was Merck. Now, it is Pfizer.
http://tabibqulob.blogspot.com/2008/12/generic-vs-brandnew-title-for-old-story.html

Thursday, December 9, 2010

International Day of Persons with Disabilities


International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2010

I remeber this great man (Prof Arthur C Guyton), The father of physiology. And the father of TEN Doctors. Despite his disability with Polio at the end of his residency of surgery, he was father to ten children who all went on to become celebrated physicians, including a Professor of Ophthalmology, a Professor of Surgery, a Professor of Medicine, a cardiothoracic surgeon, a rheumatologist, two anaesthesiologists and two orthopaedic surgeons. Eight of his children attended Harvard Medical School.
He was disabled but taught us how to be able to do.
 في اليوم العالمي للمعاقين الثالث من ديسمبر  كل عام، تذكرت رائد فسيولوجيا القلب و الأوعية الدموية.
لقد كان معاقا جسديا و أصيب بشلل الأطفال في نهاية النيابة بتخصص الجراحة.
لكنه لم يعرف اليأس.
 لقد صار أستاذا و أبا للفسيولوجي و أبا لعشرة من الأطباء الأساتذة في علوم مختلفة.
و أبا لآلاف ممن تعلموا من كتابه الرائع و المرجع في الفسيولوجي بطبعاته المختلفه
لقد تعلمت الكثير من كتاب جايتون. لكنني تعلمت أكثر من البروفيسور جايتون. تعلمت أنني استطيع مهما كانت الإعاقات


http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/107/24/2990
http://www.the-aps.org/publications/tphys/2003html/June03/obit.htm
http://www.umc.edu/about_us/guyton_obituary.html
http://www.umc.edu/about_us/guyton.html
http://www.umc.edu/about_us/guyton_biography.html

Tears of Gaza


Amira
Yahya

 A girl fleeing the devastation
A wounded Palestinian boy

Rasmia
Filmmakers Vibeke Løkkeberg and Terje Kristiansen

   Tears of Gaza: Post details  in Arabic

Quotes:
It’s important that these things get shown because the media tries to make us into puppets who will believe all the accepted propaganda about events. We have the experience of WikiLeaks and the atrocities in Iraq.
 
We spoke to Lokkeberg and producer Terje Kristiansen, her husband. The documentary ought to be shown widely; it reveals the “openly criminal character” of the imperialist powers, as their conduct increasingly recalls “the fascist atrocities of Guernica and the Warsaw Ghetto.”
 
TK: That’s why casualty figures don’t give the true emotional sense of the crime. The main purpose of the film is to document the emotional impact of being the victim of a war. Images can change history. And as difficult as this film is to watch, it is a mild version of what we have in our archive.
For example, they use bombs around the children that look like toys.

Sources:
Tears of Gaza
Gazas tårer -Vibeke Løkkeberg
TIFF.NET Home

Tears of Gaza -- Film Review
By Kirk Honeycutt, AP -9 October 2010
Hollywood reporter

Toronto International Film Festival 2010—Part 1
By David Walsh - 23 September 2010
World Socialist Web Site

Toronto International Film Festival 2010—Part 2
Tears of Gaza director: “How could one not want to show the world what is happening?”
By Joanne Laurier-28 September 2010
World Socialist Web Site

TEARS OF GAZA – Controversial Film has World Premiere at TIFF
By clutchpr - 9 September 2010

"Tears of Gaza" a moving look at Palestinian plight
By Kirk Honeycutt - Tue 14 September 2010
Reuters
Links:
http://tiff.net/films
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ 
http://wsws.org/index.shtml
http://www.clutchpr.com/
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE68D03720100914
http://www.aleqt.com/

http://shayunbiqalbi.blogspot.com/2010/12/1.html
 
Film Cast:
Executive Producer: Terje Kristiansen
Cinematographer: Yosuf Abu Shreah, Saed Al Sabaa, Marie Kristiansen
Editor: Svein Olav Sandem, Terje Kristiansen
Sound: Christian Schaanning
Music: Lisa Gerrard, Marcello De Francisci
Production Company: Nero AS
Vibekke Løkkeberg has, with the aid of Mads Gilbert.

Monday, December 6, 2010

AL Quran Recitations & Translations (Audio)


Thanks for Seasons Ali

Quran Recitation with translation of its meanings to many languages


   القرآن الكريم و ترجمة لمعانيه لعدة لغات مع الاستماع للتلاوة  

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Birthday My Blog

Happy Birthday My Blog. Now, It is 2 years old.

I power

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