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I will be visiting Palestine between 28th August and 12th September 2014 as part of a trip organised by my university. We will be going as a group to provide support for the families living under Israeli occcupation. I am funding this trip myself ...

I will be visiting Palestine between 28th August and 12th September 2014 as part of a trip organised by my university. We will be going as a group to provide support for the families living under Israeli occcupation.

I am funding this trip myself & am looking for donations to share between The Womens Project and families who are struggling with educational costs for their children.

My first two days will be spent in Jerusalem, continuing onto the West Bank for the remainder of the trip with stop offs in Bethlehem and Hebron and, later that day, will travel to Tulkarem where we will be based for the rest of the trip.

Whilst on the West bank we will visit Nablus, Ramallah, Jenin and Qalquilya. We will also visit refugee camps and welfare projects, and meet NGO activists and politicians.

We will talk to those whose lives have been deeply affected by the occupation and I hope to learn a lot about how their lives have been affected.

I would really appreciate any donations as it would really help the people of Palestine!

I have a passion for supporting disadvantaged children here in the UK and I would really like my trip to make a difference in the lives of the children and families I will be visiting.

“The world has forgotten Gaza, its women and children. The blockade is as bad as the war; it's like a slow death for everyone in Gaza. We are paying the price for disputes between different powers. Isn't that shameful? The world has lost its humanity,” ‘Attiyeh Abu Khousa told Amnesty International.

TESTIMONY

Eight-year-old Muhammed Ibrahim ‘Ashour was cut into pieces when a missile fired by an Israeli drone hit him as he played in his garden in al-Zaytoun, Gaza City, on 20 November 2012.

Five other children and his 80-year-old grandfather were injured by shrapnel from the missile.

Three days after the attack, Amnesty International delegates visited the family and surveyed the scene of the strike, including the missile remnants, cube-shaped shrapnel embedded in trees in the garden, and cube-shaped holes in water tanks.

There was no evidence that the premises had been used for any military purposes, and even if the Israeli military presumed that the garden had been used for military purposes at some point, the children playing there should have been visible to Israeli surveillance aircraft.

“There was no one there except the children and their grandfather,” Muhammed Rizq ‘Ashour, the uncle of the boy who was killed, told Amnesty International. “What did these children do? What was their crime? They were just playing in the garden. Even during a war, children want to play. They should have been visible to the Israeli [surveillance] drones in the sky above. We want to know why a missile was fired at these children.”

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