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Monday, January 18, 2010

Inspiring news: Gaza collects Haiti aid, says it was similarly shaken by Israel

Gaza women collecting donations for victims of the Haiti earthquake in the International Red Cross building in Gaza City on Monday. (AP)

Gaza collects Haiti aid, says it was similarly shaken by Israel
By Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz

Palestinians in Gaza are offering donations and financial support for the victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake at the Strip's Red Cross headquarters, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported on Monday.

The Ma'an reported said that Gazan family members of Palestinians imprisoned in Israel also participated in the effort, offering financial donations and goods such as blankets and covers, as well as food and milk for children...

Head of the Committee to Break the Siege Jamal Al-Khudary said "people may be astonished at our ability to collect donations from our people [in Gaza]; we tell them that this is a humanitarian campaign and our people love life and peace ?"

"We are here today supporting the victims of Haiti ? we feel for them the most because we were exposed to our own earthquake during Israel?s war on Gaza."

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