Urgent Surgical and Medical Aid for Gaza

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Ghassan AbuSitteh is now in Gaza's Al-Awda Hospital performing emergency surgery on Palestinian civilians wounded by Israeli live ammunition
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Campaign successfully funded on: 31 May,2018

This project has been successfully funded with $70,156 (140%)

Feeling lost and don't know what all of this is about?

The people of Gaza are now in their seventh week of protest.They are standing up to 70 years of repression by Israel. They are organizing peaceful protests at the border demanding the right of refugees to return to their homes and towns and the lifting of the siege on Gaza, which has been named the "world's largest prison".

The Israeli army has once again used deadly force against the protestors. Snipers are shooting unarmed Palestinian civilians. The death toll on May 14th reached 55 dead and 2,400 injured, as reported by Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sitteh, a reconstructive surgeon who made it into Gaza a few days ago. According to Ghassan "It's carnage". 

Dr. Abu-Sitteh is working non-stop at al-Awda Hospital to treat the injured. "The majority of injuries are to the legs, and are intended to cripple", reports Abu-Sitteh of the use of illegal high velocity metal bullets, including internationally banned fragmentation bullets. Injuries have been massive.

Al-Awada Hospital is based in the northern Gaza close to the border. It is considered a first-line hospital. Today Al-Awda is in desperate need of Operating Room kits, tourniquets, and emergency supplies. Due to the siege of Gaza, the current equipment is very old and "falling apart".

All donations will be channelled through Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sitteh.

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See Interview on Al-Wattan

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  15 May,2018


Message from Ghassan:

«Today Gaza is tending to its wounds. Its people are burying their loved ones or visiting the injured. The horor that was visited upon it yesterday has left Gazans realing from the pain but certainly not defeated. The pain of the loss of those who are no longer with us, the pain of those injured and are now facing a lifetime of disability. Most of all the pain of being abandoned by the world.»



  16 May,2018


Please join us to see the play Ayyoube in The Palace Theater.  All proceeds of ticket sales will all go to Al-Awde Hospital, to support the purchase of supplies and small equipment. Tickets are at 30$ and 50$ 

Special Ayyoubeh Performance for Gaza



  17 May,2018


An update from al-Awda Hospital in Gaza: A very long day for Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sitteh and the surgical team today.

5 Cases of complex lower limb reconstruction. 
6 Cases booked for tomorrow
Hoping they all have a quick and completely recovery.

FACT: Doctors in Gaza have been without salaries for the past 18 months!!!
That hasn't stopped them from treating the sick and injured.
RESPECT to each one of them



  17 May,2018


Knee cap of a 22 year old man. Shot to bits by an Israeli army sniper. Ghassan described it as "pulverized"...  They were able to save the knee and leg!!! 

But the young man is "in excruciating pain"


  17 May,2018


This morning al-Awda Hospital, Gaza

19 year old youth, shot in both legs, several times. Both legs shattered. 

The surgical team operated and stabillized the legs with external fixators. (x-ray front and side views of one of the legs).

Hoping the young man will one day be able to walk again.


  17 May,2018


Meet the AUB Surgeon Treating Palestinian Protesters in Gaza on BlogBaladi: http://blogbaladi.com/meet-the-aub-surgeon-treating-palestinian-protesters-in-gaza/



  17 May,2018




  19 May,2018


From @GhassanAbuSitteh: "This infographic shows the magnitude of the crime and the cost to the Palestinian health system in terms of surgical reconstructive load”



  30 May,2018


“You try and tell the families to make sure they’re eating enough protein and calcium, but they just can’t afford it.”

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2018/May-29/451162-doctor-recounts-horrors-of-israeli-violence-gaza-siege.ashx



  30 May,2018


على أن التجربة، على امتداد تسعين عاماً او يزيد، قد اثبتت أن شعب فلسطين اقوى واعظم مناعة من أن يستكين او يستسلم، مهما كانت مواقف قيادته..

بهدوء، وبلا تكلف، اقتعد الدكتور غسان ابو ستة حافة المسرح في “دار النمر”، واخذ يعرض الصور التي عاد بها من   زيارته الميدانية الاخيرة، الى قطاع غزة، وانطلق يشرح ما شهده بعينه، وما شارك في اجرائه من عمليات جراحية، مع زملائه من الاطباء المتطوعين او المحليين في المستشفيات الثلاثة ـ لا غير ـ في القطاع، الذي يزيد عدد سكانه على المليوني نسمة.

كان الطبيب الممتاز الذي عُرف بالخلق الرفيع والمشاعر الانسانية الرقيقة، يعرض صوراً لأعضاء المصابين بالرصاص الذي يتضمن قدراً من السموم بحيث لا بد أن يترك في المصاب اعاقة دائمة..

ووفق شرح الدكتور ابو ستة فان العدو الاسرائيلي يطور اسلحته الفتاكة بين كل جولة وأخرى في الانتفاضة الثالثة في غزة، بحيث يوقع المزيد من المصابين بالشلل والتشوه بما يفقد الاعضاء، والاقدام، بشكل خاص، قدرتها على الحركة.

كان الالم يعتصر وجه الطبيب الممتاز، ولكنه يتابع الشرح لما عاينه على الارض، ثم في المستشفيات الثلاثة في القطاع، وهي التي يفترض أن تخدم المليونين من اهله.. لكنه يستمر في تقديم الصورة الكاملة للانتفاضة الجديدة في غزة بوجهيها، البطولي في الاصرار على المواجهة ـ بلا سلاح الا الحجر، والوحشي في لجوء العدو الاسرائيلي إلى اسلحة محرمة دوليا، بل والى “ابتكار” انواع جديدة من القذائف أكثر فتكاً، لا سيما في صفوف الفتية والشباب.

أما الجمهور المحدود في تلك القاعة الانيقة فقد صدمته المشاهد المريعة، التي لن يشاهدها الملوك والرؤساء والامراء العرب المشغولين الآن بالبحث عن طريقة للاعتراف بكيان العدو الاسرائيلي، خصوصاً وقد اتخذ من القدس الشريف عاصمة “لدولته” التي قامت على اشلاء الشعوب ومعها الجيوش العربية التي لم تقاتل العدو من موقع العارف بقدراته وقوى الدعم الدولي لتي سبقت وارفقت قيام “دولته”، ثم واكبتها وعززتها بالسلاح، جواً وبحراً وبراً حتى غدت اقوى من الجيوش العربية جميعاً..

في هذا الوقت بالذات، كان جيشا السعودية والامارات يقاتلان، براً وبحراً وجواً، ضد شعب اليمن المنهك بالفقر والكوليرا وعوامل الانقسام الطائفي التي يغذيها “المستعمرون الجدد”..

وفي هذا الوقت بالذات كان بعض “الاشقاء الخليجيين” يدعمون فلول “القاعدة” و”داعش” في الحرب على سوريا وفيها،

وكان بعض آخر من هؤلاء “الاشقاء” يحاول تخريب الجهود المبذولة لترميم الوحدة الوطنية في العراق، وبينها محاولة افساد الانتخابات النيابية وتعطيل تشكيل الحكومة الجديدة التي يفترض أن تتولى اصلاح ما افسد صدام حسين ثم دمره الاحتلال الاميركي في ارض الرافدين..

..وكان بعض ثالث من هؤلاء “الاشقاء” يسعى لتعطيل المحاولات الجارية لترميم الوحدة الوطنية في لبنان، مع وعيهم بانها شرط حياته.

لكن التخريب بل حتى التدمير الذي قد يصيب المستقبل العربي جميعا، فانه قد يكون من مطالب هؤلاء الاخوة ـ الاعداء..

ولعل المطلب الاول والاهم بل والاخطر كان وسيبقى “تدمير” فلسطين شعباً أكد تفوقه في المقاومة والبذل على الشعوب العربية جميعاً… وهو هو مطلب العدو الاسرائيلي ـ الاميركي..

على أن التجربة، على امتداد تسعين عاماً او يزيد، قد اثبتت أن شعب فلسطين اقوى واعظم مناعة من أن يستكين او يستسلم، مهما كانت مواقف قيادته..

انه شعب منذور للشهادة..

وقدرنا أن الشهادة هي طريق التحرير..

وفلسطين تستحق، في الجهد لتحريرها، دماء الشهداء، وتشوهات الجرحى في الحرب الوحشية التي يشنها عليهم العدو الاسرائيلي، في ظل تأييد عالمي واسع بين عناوينه ما كتب بالعربية وتلفع الكوفية والعقال.




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Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitteh is a UK trained reconstructive surgeon and Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Dr. Abu Sitteh is also the founder of the Conflict Medicine Program at…

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