Thursday, March 27, 2014

Global issues: Awareness for Gaza

By mary norick
Cardinal Staff

How much do you know about Gaza? Could you locate it on a map? Gaza is part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories on the Mediterranean Sea. It’s not very big, slightly more than twice the size of Washington D.C., but has been subject to a lot of violent attacks in recent years. Do you re- member hearing about the “8 Days of Horror” in the news in 2012? That was located in Gaza. Gaza citizens were living in constant fear of Israeli attack for 8 days. Almost half of the deaths that resulted were innocent civilians. Gaza underwent loss of citizens as well as substantial structural damage. Gaza is also under a lot of restrictions as to what can be let in and out of the area. They have had a lot of issues especially with getting medical supplies after the “8 Days of Horror.” Citizens have been having issues as a result because they are unable to receive proper medical treatment. It is important to raise awareness for this and other areas that are living under the occupation of Israel. If you would like to find out more about Gaza and other Palestinian issues, please attend the LCT 375 Awareness Campaign on March 31st. The class will be presenting on different Palestinian Issues throughout the day in St. Mary’s Hall in order to raise awareness. Students will also be raising money for Bethlehem University, which is a fellow Lasallian institution lo- cated in Bethlehem, Palestine. It is important to learn about what is going on in Palestine and to do our part to help our fellow brothers and sisters by raising awareness.

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