24 Jul 2014

In Arabic: Gaza's 'birthplace of saints and death-yard of angels'

غزة مكان ولادة القديسين وساحة موت الملائكة

We publish in Arabic Jon Snow’s account of the scene in Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks. Read the English version here. 

لا أستطيع ان اقتلع صورة نعمة من ذهني، نعمة التي لا تبلغ من العمر الا سنتين . فجمجمتها وانفها المكسوران، اورثاها تقيحات كبيره بحجم عيني الباندا، مما اغلق عينيها الصغيرتين على نحو فعال.

فمنذ أن اصيبت خلال قصف مدفعي اسرائيلي قبل خمسة أيام، لم تنطق بكلمة واحدة وتبدو كأنها بكماء دون ان ندري إذ كان ذلك سيكون مؤقتا ام الى الابد .

اما نور الدين فقد اصيب بشظية صاروخ اطلق من طائرة اف 16 حينما كان يلعب في شارع مزدحم . ففي ذلك الانفجار جرح اكثر من 45 شخصا وقتل اثنين، معظمهم من الاطفال.

وأخيرا، وللحظة واحدة ، مها التي تهشم ظهرها وترضرض وجهها،  قد ذبلت تحت خرقة غطاء بسيط ، فأوساخ الشارع لا تزال متشبثة بقدميها. انها في السابعة من العمر .

أنا اتحسس المكان من خلال المتاهة الكثيفة لعنابر الأطفال في الطابقين الثاني والثالث من مستشفى الشفاء المذهل في غزة .

فهذا هو مكان ولادة القديسين وساحة موت الملائكة.

إن القديسين هم الأطباء الذين جاؤوا من جميع أنحاء العالم ليتعاملوا مع عواقب هذه الحرب الدامية.  اما الملائكة فهم الأطفال الأبرياء التي سحقتهم المعركة لدرجة يصعب معها البقاء .

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د. مادز جيلبرت، أستاذ في طب الطوارئ من النرويج، يقول لنا بأن مخزونات الادوية الخاصة بالتخفيف من الالم قد غرقت تحت ما يسميه ب”الخط الاحمر”. ولكن على الرغم من التحدي البشع، يعمل هذا المستشفى بطريقة رائعة وسط ركام الحرب الطاحنة .

 

يقول جيلبرت، ان 166 طفلا قتلوا وان 1310 جرحوا – لكن هذا الوضع قد يتغير في اية لحظة. ويضيف جيلبرت، بأن 695 من البالغين قتلوا و 4519 جرحوا  خلال هذه الحرب . اما على الجانب الاسرائيلي فقد قتل 32 جنديا وجرح ثلاثة مدنيين. .

 

ويقول الطبيب النروجي، ان بعض الاطفال الذين يعتني بهم، تعرضوا لاصابات جدية خطيرة ويحتاجون الى عمليات جراحية كبيرة، وبتر للاعضاء، ولجراحة في الدماغ، ولجراحة في العامود الفقري لدرجة سيصعب على البعض منهم العودة الى حياتهم الطبيعية من جديد .   

حكم

لقد أثبتت إسرائيل حقيقة مرة ، بانه ليس هناك شيء قد يوصف على انه هجوم جراحي دقيق . ففي هذا الشريط الرفيع المزدحم بالسكان والمعزول عن بقية العالم، يستحيل كما تم اثباته  ‘قتل متشدد “، دون قتل طفل، عشرين طفل، أو جدة، عمة، ابن عم، ابن عم ابن العم.

 

المجتمع الغزاوي هو بناء من الأسر الكبيرة المتشابكة عبر ألاراضي. فمن الصعب وخز رجل واحد بالدبوس ، قتله، وترك المكان . إذ يمكنك مسح منزله، وعلى الارجح انه لن يكون هناك، ولكن أقاربه السبعة عشر سيكونون هناك، وفي نهاية الهجوم سيكونوا وراء الحياة نفسها .

 

وأخيرا، انا محاصر في مدينة غزة منذ ثلاثة ايام. فالوضع خطير جدا كي تتحروتبتعد . بيد ان أسوأ المذابح كانت جنوب هذا المكان، حيث لم يتمكن اي صحفي من المغامرة فيه حتى الآن .

 

ولكن فليتبارك اليوتيوب، جنبا إلى جنب مع امدادات قصيرة من الهاتف والكهرباء، لانها مكنت  صور السكان المحليين من الوصول إلى العالم الخارجي، حتى نتحقق منها نحن الصحافيون وننسجها في تقاريرنا .

العالم يشهد ما يحدث في غزة. فلا بد أن يكون هناك حكم على ما يحصل هناك.

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20 reader comments

  1. Muhammad Salame says:

    You sir are a great man, your work in Gaza is amazing, revealing the truth about what’s really happening there while putting your own life on the line, I wish Arabs were as motivated as you are regarding the Palestinian cause, but unfortunately they’re not, not even close!

    I believe I speak for most Arabs when I say that we really do appreciate your hard work and hope you’ll continue doing it, stay safe and God bless.

    P.S: Translation could use some improvement, great work none the less!

  2. Sabah Hamamou says:

    THANK you for yourreporting , there is NO Job more honorable than bringing truth to humanity about what is happening in Gaza , these children deserve a better and FREE future, where they can get education, happiness and live freely

  3. luca Biason says:

    Dear Jon,

    The attack on the UN school proves to me that the fate of Gaza is well and truly sealed. Gaza is dead. When the IDF troops eventually withdraw, the carnage left behind will be beyond repair and the blockade still in place. What future do they have? No choice for the Palestinians other than…what? Leave? Emigrate to a neighbouring country?

    Meanwhile Israel has resumed flattening homes in the West Bank, one has to assume with the purpose of creating space for further illegal settlements.

    I would be interested to know your opinion about the role that the crumbling of Syria must have had in this latest war crime, perpetrated by Israel with a feeling of total impunity.

    Be safe,
    Luca

  4. francesca says:

    Jon Snow I really respect you. Nobody seems to care about Gaza in the UK media apart from you. Thanks

  5. falcorn says:

    I had to stop the video part way. I cannot watch. Too distressing. A grown man, and I just cried.

  6. Saqib says:

    It is heartbreaking to learn of the deaths and injuries suffered by the Palestinians especially the numerous innocent childen, 166 of whom have been slaughtered.

    With full knowledge of how densely populated Gaza is and it’s large population of children, Israel is clearly committing very serious war crimes by bombing Gaza.
    This is unacceptable and must stop!
    The perpetrators must be brought to justice!
    Immediate sanctions should be imposed on Israel. Oil supplies to Israel must be halted – at least that should be within the capability of the international community!
    If the rest of the world does nothing to stop this atrocity, where is humanity?!

  7. Hanufa says:

    Thank you and other journalist for risking your lives just to give us the true story of Palestine.
    It is heartbreaking to see and hear the stories of these children. I have seen many video clips where children are being shot at- no Hamas, no weapons! This is ethnic cleansing not war.

  8. shamz says:

    Thank you so much for the truth JS. May allah swt bring u back safely to your family

  9. Jennie McWalter says:

    I wish to congratulate Jon Snow on his robust interviewing, especially at present on the appalling Gaza/Israel conflict. It is so important that the questions he asks should be asked and pursued. Thank you, and more power to your elbow!

  10. Ian Allan says:

    Most of the press have shut their comments on any of the few articles relating to the deaths. I imagine that is because there is fury out here in Britain about the lies and the spin and nobody wants any comments in favour of the stricken Palestinians. Israel is probably killing itself now.

  11. shazia khan says:

    Video is in english but all other information is in Arabic language. Why is that? UK public needs to read it and know it in English.
    As for this tragic news, sadly the UK government thinks it’s Hama’s fault and war clautor when an innocent child a mother, an older person died in booming by Israel. And hand full of soldiers died in return and that becomes a tragedy. Just disgusting. If the UK government n its children were at the heart of all this, it wouldn’t be war clutter. Hiter is back in his worse form ever. Wakeup !!! The world needs to accept the fact that israel is terrorist not palestine or Hamas. Hamas is defending its homeland which was illegally taken away from them by Israeli’s. Palestine was being kind and let jews live on palestine’s soil after they were kicked out of Europe. They shuld hv been great full. Not be killers but shuld have been humbel to palestine for being so kind.

  12. MegHowarth says:

    From Twitter yesterday, 25 July

    “@WilsonBethel Dear Mr Netanyahu,
    There is a word for an 80% civilian casualty rate: terrorism.
    Sincerely,
    A concerned Jew”.

  13. Eman El-Bahnassawy says:

    Thank u Jon you are one of a minority of journalists who are fair when covering the autrocities that Israel is commuting in Gaza. Painful to read but is a must read for us to see and witness the viscous attack on innocent civilians

  14. Georges Robehmed says:

    Brilliant report,and wish your questions will be answer J.S. &Wish this war will stop and the Palestinians and the Israeli can live toghter in peace,i have seen this problem since I was born and I hope it will be solve before I die !! May GOD protect you Jhon and save journey back home.

  15. nita says:

    Thank you jon snow for having the integrity to show the truth. Allah ma. May god be with you.

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  17. shakeel says:

    Jon snow i dont think u know the full effect u have on the palestinians. Your integrity has given me a rekindled faith in the reporters/journalist. Before i came across u i assumed all journalist are duplicit,superfical,erroneous and bias in their perception. But credible reporters like u have given me hope. U r an inspiration to humanity.DONT LET ANYBODY TELL U OTHERWISE.

  18. Farah says:

    You are what a journalist should be. Exposing the truth. I respect you so much.

  19. A.T. says:

    God bless you John Snow, you are an honest man. Unfortunately there are not many in your occupation. Robert Fisk is another true journalist that springs to mind.

  20. Luqman Khan says:

    Dear Jon Snow,

    As a fellow journo i feel, that through your Gaza coverage, you have restored the honor of our noble profession.

    Thank you for conscience-ful reporting.

    LUQMAN KHAN

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