Help the Ghalia Family
On June 9th, 2006, the Ghalia family was severely hit in an Israeli attack, during a picnic on the Gaza beach. The incident received worldwide attention mostly due to the horrifying video footage taken minutes later of devastated Huda Ghalia (11 y.o.) next to the dead body of her father, Ali (43 y.o.).
In the attack, 7 family members were killed (Ali 43, his wife Raisa 36, their children: Haytham 8 months, Hanadi 2, Sabrin 7, Ilham 17, Alia 24) and 7 more were injured (Hamida, Amane 22, Ayham 17.5, Adham 12, Huda 10, Hadil 6, Latifa 4). The family has already been hit in the past as result of the ongoing Israeli shelling into civilian neighbourhoods of the densely populated Gaza strip. On January 4th, 2005, an Israeli shell killed 8 and injured 5 in the family’s strawberry field. 9 of the 13 were members of the family.
The family has literally lost everything: most of the working men are either dead or injured, enormous amounts of money are being spent daily on the medical treatment and on the special needs for the many wounded and handicapped, and the family agricultural land is inaccessible due to repeated bombings.
All of these are in addition to the general situation in Gaza, which include constant closure by air, sea or land, lack of electricity during most of the day, inadequate medical care and medical supplies, lack of food and more.
We urge you to help the family as the financial situation is desperate
Although the wide media attention around the beach catastrophe and a great deal of promises for assistance from all over the world – up until today no money at all was given. Not even to cover the ambulance expenses for transferring the wounded to Israeli & Egyptian hospitals for emergency life saving operations. The expenses are listed below.
How to Donate
Made payable to Yaacov Manor
P.O.Box 1335, Kfar Saba 44113, Israel
Hapoalim Bank, Branch 679, Account 119442
Swift # Poalilit 000000119442
We’d appreciate it if you also notify
us by email when making a donation
For any question regarding donations, their purpose or getting in touch with the family, please don’t hesitate to contact by:
* [email protected]
( +972-52-3604814 (Ronnie)
a few words about us: We are close friends of Ramadan Ghalia and the rest of the family. This call for donation is being passed across on behalf of the family and by their request. The situation in Gaza does not allow this initiative to be directly carried out from there.
(All those severely injured require rehabilitation for prolonged periods of time in order to get back some operational skills of the limbs. Most of them will need further treatment including several operations abroad, which needless to say are costly)
~ Thank You, Shukran!