Nelson charity’s urgent plea for more Gaza aid

Nelson charity’s urgent plea for more Gaza aid

Nelson charity’s urgent plea for more Gaza aid

First published in News

A NELSON-based charity, Muslim Global Relief, is aiding the people of Gaza and after a series of sustained attacks have recently made headlines, the charity has announced an emergency appeal.

More than 1,800 people in Gaza have been killed and most of them are women and children. Miore than 100,000 people are now sheltering in UN facilities, while thousands of others have moved to stay with friends or relatives.

Whole areas in the east of Gaza City have all but emptied, with families moving into the centre of the city to avoid the shelling. Al-Shifa hospital, too, has become an unofficial shelter for the displaced.

Muhammad F Bashir, of Muslim Global Relief in Manchester Road, Nelson said: “People not only lack money, but also security and personal safety is also of great importance.

“Yet, with the borders with Egypt and Israel still closed due to a seven-year blockade on Gaza, the enclave remains effectively sealed off.

“Many Palestinians are saying ‘there is no safe place in Gaza.’ “We are urging people to donate now more than ever to our emergency appeal so that we can help to deliver aid on the ground.”

To donate, visit www.muslimglobalrelief.org or call 01282-604055.

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5:41pm Thu 7 Aug 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Nelsons Muslim Brotherhood councillors will no doubt send them some council tax money
Nelsons Muslim Brotherhood councillors will no doubt send them some council tax money ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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5:43pm Thu 7 Aug 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

maybe if Hamas didn't site their rocket launchers in areas populated by children etc the deaths would not have happened.
maybe if Hamas didn't site their rocket launchers in areas populated by children etc the deaths would not have happened. ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: -3

6:47pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Dave from Colne says...

Can anyone confirm where the money would be going and to who it would be helping? How do we know the money would not be going to the Hamas terrorists?
Can anyone confirm where the money would be going and to who it would be helping? How do we know the money would not be going to the Hamas terrorists? Dave from Colne
  • Score: 2

11:23am Fri 8 Aug 14

Markus Spartacus says...

How about raising money for the Yazidis in Iraq who are being slaughtered by the Islamic State? Or is it a different state of affairs when it is the Muslims who are killing people?
How about raising money for the Yazidis in Iraq who are being slaughtered by the Islamic State? Or is it a different state of affairs when it is the Muslims who are killing people? Markus Spartacus
  • Score: 7

3:17pm Fri 8 Aug 14

will12 says...

http://www.dailymail
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Will we see money or marches for these situations above, which I may add, have never been frontline news stories, or where reporters actually go !!!
http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2719460/Apocalypse-i gnored-As-Gaza-grabs -headlines-epic-slau ghter-engulfs-rest-r egion-But-protests.h tml Will we see money or marches for these situations above, which I may add, have never been frontline news stories, or where reporters actually go !!! will12
  • Score: 0

11:30pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Snowy-D says...

Most if not all the money raised will go towards funding more hamas rockets and tunnels .
Most if not all the money raised will go towards funding more hamas rockets and tunnels . Snowy-D
  • Score: 0

8:47pm Mon 11 Aug 14

It's a spade! says...

The borders are effectively sealed!

So I would be interested to know what aid was to be supplied and the logistics of delivering it. As far as I am aware Israel has today been sending Humanitarian aid via its only crossing with Gaza.
The borders are effectively sealed! So I would be interested to know what aid was to be supplied and the logistics of delivering it. As far as I am aware Israel has today been sending Humanitarian aid via its only crossing with Gaza. It's a spade!
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