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Was Gaza Gassed?

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Reports of a white poisinous gas beung fired at civilians in Gaza that causes symptoms of suffocation in people who are sprayed with it are very disturbing.

The questions are,

Who produced this new gas?

Who sold it to the Israelis?

and isn’t using gas against civilans not allowed by international law?

The United Nations should look into this matter as soon as possible.

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Medical sources: Israel using unfamiliar toxic gas against Palestinians in Gaza

– See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

Dozens of Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation on Thursday due to inhaling what is being described as a “strange toxic gas” launched by the Israeli army during its ground incursion in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Anadolu quoted Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, as saying that: “Dozens of Palestinians, including children, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip and in the Shawkah neighbourhood near Rafah, to the south.”

Al-Qidra urged the Palestinians in Gaza “not to panic when they inhale the strange gas, to protect themselves using tarpaulin coats or nylon clothes and to cover the doors, windows and vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside.”

– See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

Dozens of Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation on Thursday due to inhaling what is being described as a “strange toxic gas” launched by the Israeli army during its ground incursion in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Anadolu quoted Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, as saying that: “Dozens of Palestinians, including children, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip and in the Shawkah neighbourhood near Rafah, to the south.”

Al-Qidra urged the Palestinians in Gaza “not to panic when they inhale the strange gas, to protect themselves using tarpaulin coats or nylon clothes and to cover the doors, windows and vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside.”

– See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

Tens of Palestinians, including children, suffered temporary asphyxiation late Thursday after inhaling “poisonous gases” released by Israeli troops during incursions into the Gaza Strip, according to a Palestinian health …worldbulletin.net · 1 day ago
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Israeli Ground Invasion Kills 28 More Palestinians, Forces Fire Unknown ‘White Poisonous Gas’

Dozens of Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation on Thursday due to inhaling what is being described as a “strange toxic gas” launched by the Israeli army during its ground incursion in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Anadolu quoted Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, as saying that: “Dozens of Palestinians, including children, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip and in the Shawkah neighbourhood near Rafah, to the south.”

Al-Qidra urged the Palestinians in Gaza “not to panic when they inhale the strange gas, to protect themselves using tarpaulin coats or nylon clothes and to cover the doors, windows and vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside.”

– See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

Dozens of Palestinians, including children, suffered from suffocation on Thursday due to inhaling what is being described as a “strange toxic gas” launched by the Israeli army during its ground incursion in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Anadolu quoted Dr. Ashraf Al-Qidra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, as saying that: “Dozens of Palestinians, including children, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip and in the Shawkah neighbourhood near Rafah, to the south.”

Al-Qidra urged the Palestinians in Gaza “not to panic when they inhale the strange gas, to protect themselves using tarpaulin coats or nylon clothes and to cover the doors, windows and vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside.”

– See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/12881-medical-sources-israel-using-unfamiliar-toxic-gas-against-palestinians-in-gaza#sthash.ScuO7KH3.dpuf

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PEACE

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Falafels For You And Me

They live side by side

brothers

sisters

unknown to one and the other

except for a few

they walk side by side

breathing the same air

saying to one another ” This ain’t fair,”

appearing to be enemies

crossing all their t’s…

underneath

they are FRIENDS

more in common than just Jerusalem

they will sway, one day

the world towards peace.

PEACE

Happy friendship (Valentine’s) day to the globe

 

Below From www.wikipedia.org

Falafel grew to become a common form of street food or fast food in the Middle East.[20] The croquettes are regularly eaten as part of meze. During Ramadan, falafel balls are sometimes eaten as part of the iftar, the meal that breaks the daily fast after sunset.[7] Falafel became so popular that McDonald’s now serves a “McFalafel” in some countries.[21] It is still popular with the Copts, who cook large volumes during religious holidays.[22] Debates over the origin of falafel have sometimes devolved into political discussions about the relationship between Arabs and Israelis.[13]

While falafel is not a specifically Jewish dish, it was eaten by Mizrahi Jews in their countries of origin.[1][13] Later, it was adopted by early Jewish immigrants to Palestine.[23] Due to its being entirely plant based, it is considered parve under Jewish dietary laws and gained acceptance with Jews because it could be eaten with meat or dairy meals.[24] Falafel is now an iconic part of Israeli cuisine and often referred to as a national dish.[23] This has led to resentment by Palestinians and assertions of copyright infringement by the Lebanese Industrialists’ Association.[13][14][25]

On May 9, 2010, in Beirut, more than 300 Lebanese chefs prepared 5,173 kilograms (11,400 lb) of falafel mixture. A Guinness World Records representative was present to record the feat.[26] On May 21, 2010, an Israeli chef in New York set a world record for the largest falafel ball, weighing in at 10.9 kilograms (24 lb) and with a circumference of more than a meter (3.3 ft); it was reported the ball is expected to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.[27] This record was broken by a 52.8 pound falafel made by chefs at the Santa Clarita Jewish Festival on May 15, 2011.[28]

Below from www.about.com

 Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas or 16 oz. can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans.
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil for frying

Preparation:

Place dried chickpeas in a bowl, covering with cold water. Allow to soak overnight. Omit this step if using canned beans.Drain chickpeas, and place in pan with fresh water, and bring to a boil.Allow to boil for 5 minutes, then let simmer on low for about an hour.

Drain and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste) in medium bowl. Add flour.

Mash chickpeas, ensuring to mix ingredients together. You can also combine ingredients in a food processor. You want the result to be a thick paste.

Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Slightly flatten.

Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees until golden brown (5-7 minutes).

Serve hot.

Serving Suggestion
Falafel can be served as an appetizer with hummus and tahini, or as a main course. Stuff pita bread with falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, tahini, salt and pepper. As an alternative, falafel can be formed into patties and served like a burger.

Serves 4.

[blockquote shade=grur]In Response to jellopool:
I am sorry to hear that this recipe did not live up to your expectations. There are many factors that go into good falafel – quality of the beans, whether you mash by hand or food processor, etc. This recipes does call for 2 tablespoons of flour, however, if you find your falafel is falling apart, by all means use more, but add a little at time. Egg is also an acceptable binding agent, but only use 1 egg. I am a native Middle Easterner and use this recipe all the time.
Saad Fayed, Your Guide to Middle Eastern Food

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President Abbas Working For A Non-violent Solution to Peace Process Impasse

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“We will get full membership no matter how long it will take and regardless of the obstacles,” he said. “We will ask the world for our right, which have been long forgotten.”

Abbas reemphasized that the goal of joining the United Nations is not to isolate or de-legitimize Israel, but rather to “isolate and de-legitimize Israel’s policies in the world.”

He also said that the Palestinians look at the United States as a friend in spite of its pro-Israel policies.

He added that the non-violent resistance was meant as a constant reminder to the world that Israel continues to occupy Palestinian land.

Abbas said he would meet Hamas leader Khaled Mishaal on November23 to discuss implementation of an Egyptian-brokered unity agreement between his Fatah party and its rival Islamist movement, which controls the Gaza Strip.

– President Abbas of Palestine

Above from www.haaretz.com

 

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Poem – DANCE – For All people in Israel and Palestine

At the center is chaos

around the edges sprouts safety,

unity,

peace-

they want you to fight…

take flight-

from your quiet civil unrest

but these actions are simply the best…

peace is looming on the horizon— — —

the status quo rants and raves

hoping to get you to cave –

and once again become a slave

 to fighting, to war ,

take a chance and dance your way to peace!!!

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www.peacenow.org

Peace

 

 

Thanks To Google For Images

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Poem – A Piece Of Peace

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Peace takes time

as long as there is talking

and walking,

peace will chime

across the Middle East—

bringing the sublime

Two peoples with one goal,

PEACE.

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PEACE

 

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Friday Photo / Painting Combo

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It takes a woman’s help to get the job done…

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PEACE

 

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Flash Poem – Mid-East

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A just peace

A fair peace

for the middle east—

 

2010,

the beginning of the end. (of war)

 

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Peace

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