Wanted to get a thread together to highlight aid groups that can be donated to to help Palestinian aid
- Hasan fundraiser (https://x.com/hasanthehun/status/1713286510127219114?s=20) (https://donate.tiltify.com/@hasanabi/palestinian-medical-assistance)
~~That's the only one I know of but leaning on y'all for help to spread the word. Lots of medical aid needed so let's direct our energy toward those helping in Gaza~~
Keep em coming and I'll try to continue to add them here
The aid that went into Gaza on Saturday included body bags and blankets as hostilities resumed following a seven-day truce between Israel and Hamas, the Egyptian Red Crescent Society told CNN.
CNN reported earlier that food, medicine and some fuel had gone into Gaza.
Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, had warned Gaza was running out of body bags earlier in the conflict.
On Saturday, a spokesperson for the Hamas-controlled health ministry in Gaza said at least 15,207 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli attacks in Gaza since October 7. At least 193 Palestinians have died since the truce expired on Friday and Israel resumed its offensive in the enclave, the ministry said.
In his visit to Gaza on November 23, Lazzarini also said internally displaced people in the southern Gazan city of Khan Younis told him they had no blankets.
"(T)hey haven't been able to change their clothes; 45 days with the same clothes, no blankets, no mattress," Lazzarini said, citing a father displaced with his wife and five children.
"Have you ever been to prison? Have you ever been stabbed 22 times?"
Photo caption: "A hallway into the pediatric ICU at the Al-Nasr Children's Hospital in Gaza City."
"No child should have to die alone," a charity said in response to a widely shared TV report that has sent shockwaves on social media.
Dec. 2, 2023
By Yasmine Salam, Rima Abdelkader and Matthew Mulligan
The cease-fire is over, but not before it offered a glimpse of the war's horrors to Palestinians in Gaza and people around the world.
As residents used the fragile truce to find aid, search for loved ones under the rubble, and head home to survey the destruction, a particularly disturbing scene emerged.
Seen in a video that moves through the abandoned and disarrayed hallways of the pediatric intensive care unit at Al-Nasr Children's Hospital in northern Gaza were several babies whose unattended bodies lay on separate hospital beds. A blurred version of the video was shared widely on social media this week, a grim and graphic contrast to other scenes of families reunited as hostages and prisoners were freed.
In a piece he reported, Mohammed Baalousha, a journalist with the Emirati TV channel Al-Mashhad, said he found the decomposing infants when he entered the pediatric ICU in the health facility in Gaza City. The hospital's staff and critically ill patients were forced to evacuate in early November as the Israeli military focused its ground assault on the city, with hospitals under fire.
NBC News obtained raw footage from the channel and has reviewed its contents.
"You will see now horrific scenes of this hospital," Baalousha narrates in the unedited footage, after passing through the corridor marked with a sign reading "Intensive Care Unit" in Arabic. 'We had to leave patients on the beds'
Filmed about two weeks after the hospital was evacuated, the footage appears to show at least three of the five dead infants, with their bodies putrefying, in close proximity to catheters and ventilators.
One baby is seen decomposing while lying alone, appearing to still be connected to an oximeter with a green oxygen tank nearby, as insects appear to crawl on its chest. A bedsheet is used as a soft pillow, and an empty bottle and a medical glove box are shown closer to the bed's edge.
NBC News cannot independently confirm the status of the infants in Al-Nasr's pediatric ICU between the time hospital staff evacuated and the point when the journalist accessed the unit.
Two independent forensic pathologists reviewed the raw footage. They said the advanced stages of decomposition of the dead infants is consistent with the roughly two weeks from the time the infants would have been abandoned to the date the video was shot.
Around Nov. 10, doctors, patients and hospital staff were forced to evacuate Al-Nasr as the Israeli military continued its ground invasion of northern Gaza and issued repeated evacuation calls to the hospital and others in the vicinity. Amid heavy gunfire and shelling, and as Israeli tanks encircled the hospital, staff concluded they could not safely evacuate five babies, several of whom were premature and "placed on oxygen machines," said Dr. Mustafa Al-Kahlot, director of the hospital.
"Our evacuation from Al-Nasr Hospital was very difficult and under fire," he told NBC News in a phone call on Wednesday. "Children cannot be carried by hand or evacuated without oxygen equipment." The pediatric ICU at the Al-Nasr Children's Hospital in Gaza City.Al Mashhad Reporter in Gaza Mohamed Baalousha
An earlier video taken during that evacuation period, which was obtained and verified by NBC News, shows Al-Kahlot in the same hospital room pleading for help from global organizations to evacuate eight patients in the pediatric ICU. One baby is seen being cared for in a bed next to him, with monitors beeping in the background, as he describes bombing and shelling on the hospital. He also confirms the death of a child due to "the lack of oxygen."
"We were bombed twice. The first was at the hospital gate, and the second was directly on the departments," he said. "Al-Nasr Children's Hospital is out of service, except for the intensive care in which I am standing now, and in which eight patients are sleeping. If the electricity is cut off in this department, patients will die."
"We are trapped in the hospital. Ambulances cannot reach us," he added.
A Doctors Without Borders (MSF) representative confirmed that while Al-Nasr Children's hospital is not an MSF-supported facility, the organization did have one nurse "who was there in their own capacity" at the time the hospital was evacuated.
The nurse was sheltering with his family and volunteering at the facility when he said in a Nov. 10 audio recording to the organization that "there was a sniper shooting, making it impossible for anyone to leave or move."
"Do not prevent us from taking our patients," he says in the audio recording.
"Five patients remained in the intensive care unit on the oxygen machine," he said. "We left them. We only took one baby."
"We had to leave patients on the beds. We could not take any patient with us," the same nurse said in a separate video taken within this time frame and verified by NBC News.
UNICEF also warned in early November that "children in Gaza are hanging by a thread, particularly in the north," and that Al-Nasr Hospital had reportedly sustained damage in an attack that impacted lifesaving equipment. The comments were made amid wider concerns about the "near total breakdown and attacks" on health services in Gaza.
Doctors at Al Shifa, one of Gaza's largest hospitals, which faced intense bombardment and raids by Israeli forces last month, struggled to keep dozens of premature babies alive due to power outages. Most of them were then evacuated to Egypt by the Palestine Red Crescent Society. At the time, Palestinian health officials said eight premature babies died. Destruction outside of the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Nov. 25.Fadi Alwhidi / Anadolu via Getty Images file
But while that saga got the world's attention, the fate of the babies at nearby Al-Nasr appeared to have been largely unreported until this week.
Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf Al Qudra told NBC News that five children had been abandoned in Al-Nasr Hospital as a result of the frenzied forced evacuations and heavy fighting that left hospitals in northern Gaza nonfunctional last month. He blamed the Israeli military for their deaths.
"Some cases were transported by medical teams, but these cases are intensive medical cases under artificial respiration machines and life support, and medical teams cannot evacuate them by hand," Al Qudra said, referring to the intensive care unit at Al-Nasr Hospital. "There must be health standards for transporting them."
Both health officials said they notified the International Committee of the Red Cross to help with the patients left behind in the evacuation process but said that the ICRC has been unable to commit to working in such conditions since the beginning of the war. Concerns mount over video report on social media
When asked about the TV report, a spokesperson for the ICRC said it had received "several requests" from hospitals in northern Gaza for evacuation help but could not engage with them because of the challenging security situation.
"We were not involved in any operations of evacuations, nor did teams commit to doing so," the spokesperson said in a statement.
"Footage circulating of deceased newborn babies represents an unspeakable tragedy, an unacceptable reality of how civilians — including babies and children — pay the price in conflict," the statement added, as concerns were mounting over the video on social media.
Palestinian health officials also said the Israeli military barred any coordination with health ministry-affiliated ambulances to transport vulnerable patients from Al-Nasr.
"There was clear negligence," Al Kahlot said.
In response to these claims, the IDF said that "it did not operate inside the Al-Nasr hospital," and that "these allegations are not only false but also a perverse exploitation of innocent lives, used as tools to spread dangerous misinformation."
"This is more evident when taking into account that the IDF assisted in moving newborns from the pediatric ward of the Shifa hospital to safety, as well as provide Israeli incubators in the process," the statement added.
The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, a human rights organization registered in Geneva, called for an independent international investigation into the deaths of five Palestinian newborns, according to its assessment of the situation.
"Their bodies were discovered in a decomposing state in the Al-Nasr Hospital nursery, in what may amount to a horrifying execution and a crime against humanity," the statement read.
Even while accountability for the circumstances surrounding the babies' deaths remains decidedly uncertain, the video has left an indelible mark.
"We are horrified by reports from Al Nasr Children's hospital of critically ill children who have died after doctors were forced to abandon their care amid Israel's assault on the hospital," said Fikr Shalltoot, the Gaza director for Medical Aid for Palestinians, a British-based charity, in a statement to NBC News.
"No child should have to die alone."
Biden may have no idea what day it is, but he remembers this with extreme clarity
The earliest found version of a page featuring the video is on the website AmericanAngst. The image from the video is lifted from an article featured on The Onion titled Developmentally Disabled Burger King Employee Only Competent Worker published on January 24, 2001 (Issue 37•02).
Yikes. We've actually come kind of a long way in how "low skilled" workers are viewed in society, I think we still have a long way to go, but compared to neoliberal hell of 1993 there's been progress.
I HATE this parody.
Do not cum
They're so proudly ignorant. Every policy board, every think tank, every council is full of people who do intellectual vibes but despise having to actually learn things or think about stuff. They're completely obsessed with misinformation and being the smartest person in the room but have no tolerance for knowledge or curiosity.
Don't ever let them get away with saying the common person is too stupid to understand the real world. They are epistemological vandals. They replace actual knowledge with markets and consider learning to be an exercise in marketing.
I made the mistake of going to and to r/worldnews and clicking on the profiles of rabid Zionists.
Israel is clearly a population primed for genocide and they're trying to normalize their campaign as such to the rest of the world. It is really evil and horrifying to see. It's unnerving that even the facade of democracy is peeling away in this instance as the governments of the west are just ignoring public outcry and demonstration, even through violent repression.
And for what? For cheaper oil? So the treats continue to flow?
I guess it was my mistake to log on to the internet and expose myself to genuine fascists who are not pretending.
Sorry just needed to vent.
That's what you're doing right? One of you? Many of you? That's the only explanation otherwise I can't understand where all these hilarious but also completely atrocious takes come from.
Anyway good bit everyone should do it
I smell a nerd
The Israeli military heavily bombarded southern Gaza on Saturday and ordered residents of several Palestinian border towns in the area to leave their homes, appearing to set the stage for a ground invasion in the south as hostilities resumed after the collapse of a weeklong truce with Hamas.
The Israeli demand for evacuations evoked similar orders the military gave before invading northern Gaza in late October, and it added to the fear and uncertainty hanging over Gaza’s 2.2 million people as a new phase appeared to begin in the nearly two-month war.
The Israeli military said in a statement that it had struck more than 50 locations in and around Khan Younis, the largest city in southern Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of displaced people have been sheltering after being told to leave the north. The Gazan interior ministry said that Al Qarara, a nearby town, was also hit.
The Gazan health ministry said in a statement on Saturday afternoon that 193 people had been killed in the “past hours.” It said that Israeli strikes on Gaza since Oct. 7 — when Israeli forces began retaliating for Hamas-led attacks in Israel that the Israeli authorities say killed about 1,200 people — had killed a total of more than 15,000 people.
The Israeli military also hinted that its troops had begun to operate in southern Gaza overnight, after weeks of fighting on the ground only in the north of the territory. In a statement, the military said that naval troops “carried out a targeted operational activity in the Khan Younis marina and Deir al-Balah,” two coastal sites south of the area that Israel has already captured from Hamas. A military spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, said the troops had not set foot on the shore.
Air-raid sirens sounded in parts of southern Israel throughout the day on Saturday, indicating that armed groups in Gaza had fired rockets or shells into Israeli airspace. There were no immediate reports of damage.
The Israeli military signaled separately that more operations were imminent in both northern and southern Gaza. It warned residents of Al Qarara and villages next to the border with Israel to head farther south, and ordered some residents in and around Gaza City, a city in northern Gaza, to head west.
Some Palestinians near Khan Younis said Friday that Israeli military aircraft had dropped leaflets directing people to evacuate to shelters in the area of Rafah, a city along Gaza’s border with Egypt. The leaflets, which had the insignia of the Israel Defense Forces, declared Khan Younis “a dangerous combat zone.”
Israeli ground forces have already captured parts of northern Gaza, and Israeli officials have said for weeks that their infantry aims to advance across all of the north and to head south toward Khan Younis.
The southern villages that were ordered to evacuate on Saturday are between the Israeli border and Khan Younis, suggesting that Israeli forces may be preparing to advance through them during an invasion of the south. They include Al Qarara, Bani Suheila, Abasan and Khuza’a.
About 1.8 million Gazans — more than three-quarters of the people living in the territory — have already been displaced by the war, according to the United Nations, and many say there is nowhere left for them to seek refuge. Still, by early afternoon Saturday, crowds of residents of Al Qarara had begun to flee south, some of them displaced for the second time since the start of the war.
Israel has been telling civilians to head to the area of Al-Mawasi, a southern town that Israel says will escape the brunt of the fighting, or parts of Rafah. But some residents have been reluctant to move south because strikes continue in Rafah and there are few places to take shelter in both Rafah and Al-Mawasi, as well as shortages of fuel, water and food.
It falls off and turns into tiny bug
I don't make the rules
what they fail to mention is that they would die because a stray IOF bullet hits them instead of a Palestinian child.
Lmao look at these nerds spin
Banned? DM Wmill to appeal.
No anti-nautilism posts. See: Eco-fascism Primer
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