Fundraiser in support of the
Dr. Hossam Sharkawi
Director: Emergency Medical
Services, PRCS - West Bank
returned from the war zone)
Since March 29th
, the Palestinian people have been living under siege and curfew. The Palestine Red Crescent (member of the
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) has
consistently been denied permission by the Israeli Occupation Forces to access
towns and cities in order to provide critical emergency medical and burial
services to this civilian population.
The chief representative for the International
Committee of the Red Cross in Israel and the Palestinian areas has lambasted
the Israeli army’s behaviour toward medical teams in the territories. Rene Kosirnik said on Monday he felt
“betrayed” by the Israeli army’s actions, and that the army had “wantonly and
rudely trampled” all over the Fourth Geneva Convention protocols, which
expressly forbid shooting at ambulances. He mentioned the four doctors, medics
and Palestinian ambulance drivers killed by IDF fire in recent weeks and
another 12 who have been wounded, five of them seriously. “I was shocked and deeply hurt” said
Kosirnik. “I expected much more of the
IDF. Nothing justifies such
behaviour.” Ha’aretz Daily
Watching from afar, many of us have been shocked by the ongoing
devastation and carnage at the hands of the Israeli Occupation Forces. Participating in the recent “End the
Occupation” rally was an important action, and now we are called to act once
again. This is our opportunity to make
a concrete difference!
Saturday May 4th, 2002
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Address: 14304 – 134 Avenue
Free admission – light refreshments will be served
This is our opportunity to help alleviate the suffering
of those caught in the crisis.
JOIN US !
If you cannot attend, please call and make
a donation (780) 487-9373 or (780) 481-4887