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28 RAMADHAN 1435 / 26 JULY 2014

VPM UNEQUIVOCALLY ENDORSES & SUPPORTS BDS - BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT & SANCTIONS.

IT IS MORALLY & ETHICALLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO

THE GLOBAL BDS CAMPAIGN SIGNALS THE RISE OF THE NEW SUPER POWER – PEOPLE POWER

JOIN THE BDS MOVEMENT AND BOYCOTT ISRAEL

IT ENDED APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, AND SO WILL IT END APARTHEID ISRAEL

Introduction

 

For close to 70 years, Israel has been violating the rights of the Palestinians with impunity. Denied their right to freedom and self-determination and subjected to ethnic cleansing and systematic discrimination. Today the world watches in horror at the genocide taking place in Gaza.

But in spite of its glaring brutal oppression of the Palestinians, Israel has hardly been rebuked, let alone held accountable for its crimes against humanity.

This led to a call by Palestinian civil societies to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel or BDS. That was 2005, nearly ten years ago. Today BDS Israel is a global movement, spanning the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

What are the aims of BDS. Contrary to popular belief, it is more than just economics.

A Campaign of Isolation

 

BDS sends a clear message to the Israeli government that it is a rogue state not welcome anywhere until it recognizes the Palestinians right to self determination and fully complies with international laws. It involves isolating Israel culturally, academically and economically.

A Political Statement

 

BDS is a political statement that says, “I don’t consume these products because it is morally and ethically wrong.”  It empowers consumers and reminds them that as individuals they have a choice. It is about standing in solidarity with a people under occupation for more than 60 years.

Creates Awareness

 

BDS creates awareness and is a reminder of the long and brutal occupation the Palestinians have been living under. Each time we see the brands or companies targeted, we will remember the occupation. Each time a consumer reaches out for Nestle, McDonalds, L’Oreal or Coke, he will picture the oppression of the Palestinians.

Applying Pressure

 

BDS is about pressuring businesses to cease their relationship or change their business policies with a government that violates the rights of an entire people. 

BDS Israel is now a global movement that involves Nobel Laureates, academicians, poets, musicians, artists, award winning journalists. It includes universities, churches, student bodies, businesses and even the government of South Africa. This is a call to stop this bully through peaceful, non violent means.

Are we strong enough to be effective?

 

Boycott South Africa started in the 1950s and was the idea of a small group of activists. It took decades but eventually almost the entire world stood united and brought an end to South Africa’s racist government.

Can we do it again?

In unity lies our strength. Do not make the mistake of doing nothing just because we think we can only do little. Just do what we can. Let us each act within our circle of influence.

We boycott because it is morally and ethically the right thing to do.

We call on you to be a part of this global movement, a part of the new super power called PEOPLE POWER.

We call on you to Boycott Israel

 

 

UPDATE 26 JUL 2014

Two convoys one from Cairo and another from Alexandria, totalling 16 trucks left for Rafah yesterday morning. No medical personnel were allowed to cross and the goods were handed over to the Gazan staff at the crossing. Alhamdulillah the supplies worth about USD 500,000 have now reached the Ministry Of Health Gaza stores for onward distribution to hospitals in Gaza.

Allahu Akbar!
AMU, PIMA, IMAE, VPM, Aqsa Syarif, IMAM, IMANA, DWW Turkey, Pakistan IMA, Al Khidmat Pakistan, IMASA, Gift of Givers, IMANI, IMA Jordan, IMAKSA, IMA Qatar, Ikram Health, Mercy Malaysia and all the other affiliates of FIMA etal. You guys made it happen. Where governments have failed, you guys succeeded. Allah chose you bros & sis to serve our beleaguered nation of Palestine. In this blessed month may you all be blessed eternally. This is a most remarkable display of international collaboration of our medical fraternity, donors, charitable org etc. We thank all our partners and generous donors, individuals & corporate org who funded the gift of medicines and surgical supplies. There is much more to do. Let us all work harder to treat the injured, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and help rebuild Gaza. End the occupation & free Palestine. Jzkk from Dr Jedaar FIMA Relief, Dr Musa FIMA/VPM, Dr Ismail Chairman IMANA.

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UPDATE 25 JUL 2014

This was during yesterday's Friday Prayers, the last one this Ramadan at Masjid Wilayah and Masjid Negara. The outpouring generosity for the people of Gaza was amazing. People just gave and VPM collected more than RM30,000 from donation and sales. May the Almighty reward all the generous donors abundantly for their generosity. This collection could not have been done without the help of a very enthusiastic team of volunteers and the people from Touch and Go helping to also promote the cause.

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UPDATE 24 JUL 2014

Distribution of baby diapers and toiletries to mothers sheltering at UN schools.
VPM is also providing water tanks for drinking and washing to 8 schools for the next 5 days, a total of 350 tanks.
Inshaallah we are distributing 100 suhoor meals today through Rowad society

 

In response to the dastardly attack on Gaza, VPM is chanelling all our resources into providing food, medical and other essentials to the beleaguered people of Gaza. Aid includes mattresses and blankets for those whose homes are now rubble.

Humanity has once again opened up their hearts and funds have been pouring in. Here are some pictures of the aid being delivered.

Do note that our team in Gaza sometimes work under threat of Israeli fire.

 

 

 

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A local school, Sekolah Menengah Sri Hartamas held a Palestine awareness week with a picture exhibition and donation drive for VPM's Gaza Relief Fund.
VPM collected RM 8800 in donations and their sales totalled RM 2850.
  The following day on Friday, some of the school kids continued with the donation drive at Bukit Damansara mosque and collected another RM2000+

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UPDATE 23 JUL 2014

The Iftar at Al Aqsa on 20th Ramadan. VPM has included Al Quds in this year's Ramadan food program. We sent USD 5,000 earlier for food baskets for the poor using the food basket project. The iftar for the murabitun (people who guard Al Aqsa) and the congregation was funded by private donors via VPM. About 600 people attended and the cost was USD 5,000. May Allah protect Al Aqsa from the Zionists.

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UPDATE 22 JUL 2014

Alhamdulillah today VPM is providing hot iftar meals of chicken and rice to 1800 people sheltering at the UN schools in Sheikh Raedwan and Alnasser Street, Gaza.

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UPDATE 21 JUL 2014

Launch of the special' SaveGaza' edition of the Touch n Go card . Thanks to Karim Lassim and the Touch n Go team for initiating this fantastic fundraising effort for our Gaza Relief fund. The poignant photo of the boy with the Palestinian flag on Hamdi Aburahma's Facebook page have been used with his kind permission.

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UPDATE ON ALL THE RECENT PUBLICITY AND AWARENESS PROGRAMS BY VPM AND ITS MEMBERS

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A POEM by an 18 year old girl trying to make sense of this inhumane attack on Gaza

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UPDATE 12 Jul 2014

Despite the attack, we managed to pack food for the poor and affected people in Gaza. This is from our earlier collection.

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In addition to food, VPM will now include Medical Aid with the balance of the collection that are pouring in from our generous donors.

VPM will be purchasing 2 Medical Kits as follows

The Interagency Emergency Health Kit 2011 (IEHK-WHO)
Medicines and medical devices for 10 000 people for approximately three months (WHO)
Reliable, standardized, affordable and quickly available source of the essential medicines and medical devices (renewable and equipment) urgently needed in a disaster situation. Its content is based on the health needs of 10 000 people for a period of three months.
It cost  USD 11,800 per kit delivered to Cairo
Can go out in 48hrs
Dr Ismail Chairman IMA North America IMANA has requested a quote for air lift to al-Ariesh, which is 1 hour from rafah!

The FIMA medical team is awaiting clearance from Egypt to enter Rafah with these kits ready to go inshallah.

Contributions thus far:
1 IMANA - 2 kits
2 VPM - 2 kits
3 Al-Khidmat Pakistan - 1 kit

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13 Ramadhan 1435 / 11 July 2014
PRESS RELEASE: MORE ATTACKS ON GAZA

On the morning of 8 July 2014, Israel unleashed yet another sequel of attacks on Gaza - Operation Protective Edge. Like its predecessor, Operation Cast Lead (2008/2009) and Operation Pillar of Defence (2012), these acts of genocide are reminiscent of the manner in which the state of Israel was born.


Violent inhuman atrocities and a militaristic policy of ethnic cleansing of the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) was the backdrop to the declaration of the state of Israel on 14 May 1948. The IOF acquired 78% of Palestine, expelled 750,000 Palestinians and destroyed 400 Palestinian villages. A catastrophe of monumental proportions for the indigenous Palestinians – the Nakba.


The unabated aggression of the IOF continues today with further confiscation of Palestinian land for Jewish settlements and the occupation of Jerusalem. The entire population of Gaza is now terrorised by widespread, incessant and indiscriminate bombings. In defence and resistance to the occupation, the Palestinians are firing Qassam rockets on the cities of Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, totally unanticipated by the IOF. Though of varying proportions, both the Israeli and Palestinian people are paying a heavy price, as a consequence of the "occupation mind-set" of the Zionist leadership.


The Israeli government continues to invite world scorn in its despicable treatment of the Palestinians and this latest incident is another ghastly and cowardly stain on its appalling human rights record. The racist, immoral and illegitimate actions of Israel have turned it into a rogue nation and increased its political isolation in the global community.


Where super powers have failed the Palestinians, civil society has responded with vigour and outrage to say "Enough is Enough". There is a worldwide campaign to put pressure on Israel to abide by international law.


VIVA PALESTINA MALAYSIA REAFFIRM OUR RESOLVE THAT SECURITY, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY IS LONG OVERDUE TO EVERY ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN. IN OUR SINCERE AND EARNEST ENDEAVOUR TO REALISE THESE CHERISHED VALUES, WE HEREBY:


1. URGE the world community and civil society to recognize that since the creation of Israel in 1948, the Palestinians have been forcibly and continually evicted from their homes and denied their right of a dignified return to their homeland.


2. URGE the United Nations to rein in Israel to embrace the "Hudna" (Truce Plan) which stipulates her withdrawal to the border prior to June 1967 (UN Resolution 242/1967) and honour the right of return of the Palestinians as guaranteed by the UN (Resolution 194 iii/1949 - Palestinian Right of Return to their homeland).


3. URGE the United Nations to force Israel to end the occupation of Palestine, and value the well-being of both Israelis and Palestinians and their peaceful co-existence.


4. URGE world governments to offer humanitarian aid to the Palestinian government in a show of solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine.


VIVA PALESTINA MALAYSIA HEREBY:


1. CONDEMN in the strongest possible term the latest campaign of aggression and genocide by Israel.


2. URGE the United Nations to do everything possible to immediately end the wanton killings of innocent Palestinians and destruction of their infrastructure.


3. SUPPORT any move by the Government of Malaysia to champion the Palestinian cause in their quest for freedom, justice and self-determination


4. ENJOIN peace loving Malaysians to contribute generously to the rehabilitation and recovery of the Palestinian people and state.


Dato Dr Musa Mohd Nordin
Chairman, Viva Palestina Malaysia

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VPM at the Press Conference organised by Aqsa Syariff on 11 July 2014

LIGHT CAMP 3

This summer camp organized by Dar Al Quran Wal Sunnah (DQWS) in Gaza, Palestine teaches blind children from the School of Hope and Light to memorize the Quran. Their hope is to strengthen the hearts and minds of these children to help them cope with their disability and the adversities of life under occupation.

This is the third year they are running this program following from the success of previous years. The first camp started with 40 children then it increased to 50 in the following year and this year VPM managed to raise funds for 60 children.
This year's camp opened on 7th June. May Allah reward all those who contributed to sponsoring the children at this camp.

Mr. Mhamoud Khass the general manager of DQWS mentioned that the last two camps had achieved big success because some of the students memorized more than 10 parts of the Quran. Khass explained that " DQWS made a plan to develop the camp further this year by including new subjects such as " Tajweed Rules course and Memorizing the 40 Hadiths of Sheik AL Nawawi" in order to develop further the performance of blind students in the camp, he also said " the blind students compete with the sighted students in memorizing the Quran and sometimes the blind can memorize more than the sighted because the blind student have stronger Intuition and higher accuracy in memorization.

As of 3 July, Alhamdulillah, one student Mohamed Jodia has memorized 7 parts (juzuk) in the first month, while the others have memorized between 1 to 4 parts.

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FEED A FAMILY THIS RAMADAN 2014

The impoverished families in Gaza are living in conditions that are some of the most difficult in the world. But in spite of their extremely difficult lives, these remarkable people show only faith and no sense of despair.

 

Viva Palestina Malaysia hopes to ease a little of their burden. For only RM150 you too can help by purchasing a food basket which provides basic provisions for a household of five and will last them a month.  

 

This is the 3rd year that we are running this campaign.

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A visit to the Palestinian Embassy

Our treasurer, Paun Sri Norma Hashim presenting the book, The Prisoners Diaries edited by Norma, to the new Palestinian Ambassodar to Malaysia, Dr Anwar Al Agha. Together with them are Yousef Aljamal who helped put together the Arabic version of The Prisoners Diaries and Refaat Alareer, Editor of Gaza Writes Back.

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Launch of Gaza Writes Back (Bahasa edition)

Below is the speech by our treasurer, Puan Sri Normah Hashim at Saba Islamic Media book launch of the Bahasa Malaysia edition of 'Gaza Writes Back'.

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I am honored to represent Viva Palestina Malaysia to say a few words at the launch of the Bahasa Malaysia edition of Gaza Writes Back.

Zionist narratives of Palestine have ruled over the media for the last 60 years. Because of this VPM has always felt that citizen journalism is important for Palestinians to reclaim this narrative. This is why we have worked with the Centre for Political and Development Studies in Gaza through supporting the library and funding talks and providing laptops and projectors to enable the youth in Gaza to acquire the writing and speaking skills to counter the pro Zionist propaganda in the media.

The importance of good writing skills is highlighted by the success of Refaat Alareer's book Gaza Writes Back and the very favorable reception in the United States to the 10 city book tour which Refaat and 2 of the young writers Yousef and Rawan did in April.

Gaza Writes Back showcases the writing talent that abounds among the youth in Gaza today. This is writing borne out of tragedy and trauma, turned into a message to the world, a plea to people everywhere to learn the true story of Palestine as told by Palestinians living through the Occupation.

Israel has always felt threatened by Palestinian writers, and many writers and artists have been assassinated and killed violently even though they resisted the occupation through non-violent means. But I hope this does not deter the young writers in Palestine!

Yet their words and images live on today many years after their passing. Ghassan Kanafani was assassinated by a car bomb in 1972 yet today, his novels and short stories like "Men in the Sun" and "A World Not our Own" are still read around the world, and the stories still ring true 40 years later .
Naji Al Ali was shot and killed in 1987 in London, but today which Palestinian does not know his cartoon Handala the boy who will not grow up until he can return to his homeland?

They say the pen is mightier than the sword. Indeed, Palestinian words have always been more powerful than Israeli bullets, and they endure long after the assassins are dead, and they will be read long after the Occupation is over.

Lighting Up Gaza 2

Lighting up Gaza 2 concentrated on school children who had to study in darkness due to the black-out and power cuts by the Israeli government. The photos below show the second phase of the distribution of rechargeable lamps to students.

This project was undertaken with the cooperatioin of the Ministry of Education in Gaza to determine the students who would most require these lamps. It was funded by Viva Palestina Malaysia through the collections from our kind donors. We thank you for your generosity and may the Almighty reward you for it.
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Rehabilitation of homes in Betlahiay

Part of the money raised for our last Winter Crisis project was spent to rehabilitate homes in the impoverished Betlahiay area. Here is the Inspection work conducted by Hani Thraya and sister Alaa Hamduah on the refurbished houses.

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Funds Raised and Disbursed - Updated March 2014

The funds raised have been disbursed to Palestine as follows:
Month / Year Purpose NGO Partner in Palestine  Amount disbursed (RM) 
Jan 2009 Medical relief Gaza Ministry of Health               150,000
Dec 2009 3 fully equipped ambulances Gaza Ministry of Health               265,000
Jan 2010 Artificial Limb to Palestinian Child Palestinian boy                         -  
Oct 2010 6 vans loaded with educational & medical aid Gaza Ministries               340,000
2010 Summer camp for Palestinian Children Palestinian Children Relief Fund                 12,000
Aug 2011 Projects related to Sewing & Embroidery, Bakery, Beauty & Hairdressing, Student Tutorials, Public Library, Computer Literacy Family & Society Development Association               210,000
Aug2011 Medical drugs & consumables Hospital Karamah                 30,000
Aug2011 Micro financing projects Seeraj al Ommal Society                 60,000
Jun 2012 Miles of Smiles convoy : projectors, laptops, cameras Centre for Political & Development Studies                 14,000
Jun 2012 Wheelchairs & Crutches Ministry of Health                 22,000
Jun 2012 Taaj al Wakar Hafiz Summer Camp Dar al-Quran wa Sunnah               160,000
Jun 2012 9,500 Solar lamps Islamic Society Jabalia               170,000
Aug 2012 Ramadhan food baskets Islamic Society Jabalia               300,000
Mar-Dec 2012     Rehabilitation of schools in Jabalia in collaboration with Malaysian Ministry of Education Islamic Society Jabalia            1,730,000
Jul 2012 Housing project Salam Society                 79,800
Jul 2012 Generator for Health Centre Palestinian Welfare Society                 48,000
Aug 2012 Mini bus Darul Quran                 79,000
Aug 2012 Braille embosser Islamic University of Gaza                 18,000
Aug 2012 Braille Qurans School of Hope and Light for the Blind                 10,000
Aug 2012 Mini bus Islamic Society Jabalia                 79,000
Aug 2012 Books, fixtures and fittings & translators’ salaries Centre for Political & Development Studies                 42,075
Oct 2012 Distribution of Qurban meat Islamic Society Jabalia & Multaqa Rahmah                 90,000
Nov 2012 Gaza emergency fund appeal for victims of Israeli attacks Islamic Society Jabalia               456,000
Jan 2013 Womens microfinancing project Family & Society Development Institute                 61,000
Feb 2013 Retinal laser machine FIMA Save Vision project                 62,400
March 2013 Car for transport of speakers Centre for Political and development Studies                 72,000
March 2013 Generator Palestine Welfare House Medical Centre                 19,000
April 2013 Minibus Salam Society                 92,000
May 2013 Generator Ladies Institute                 34,500
May 2013

Rechargeable lamps for 1,500 poor families

Islamic Society Jabalia                 79,200
May 2013 Surgical sutures Syifaa’ Hospital Gaza Paediatric Surgery                   8,500
May 2013 Film Editing Machine Emad Burnat                 15,000
July 2013 Adopt a Hafiz (with MPF & AS) for 680 students Dar al-Quran wa Sunnah               350,000
July-Aug 2013 Blind Students Camp for 40 students Dar al-Quran wa Sunnah                 30,000
July 2013 1,500 Ramadan food baskets 7 NGOs in Gaza               238,000
Sep 2013 Education Equipment for 270 students School for the Deaf                    7,200
Sep 2013 Develop 2 kindergartens for 500 Students                     4,800
Sep 2013 Back to school project Salam Society                 51,194
Sep 2013 Planting of grapes in Bil’in, West Bank Economic & Social Development Centre of Palestine (ESDC)               148,000
Oct 2013 Agricultural project Islamic Society Gaza               150,000
Oct 2013 Kurban meat project ISJ, Salam Society, Darul Quran                 68,200
Dec 2013 Rechargeable lamps for school children Ministry of Education Gaza, DQWS                 84,500
Dec 2013 Emergency aid for Gaza flood victims Salam and Rowad Societies                 72,000
Jan 2014 Repair of homes for poor  Islamic Society                 60,500
Feb 2014 Scholarships for Palestinian - Syrian refugees IUG, UCAS and Al Quds Universities                 18,500
  TOTAL            6,091,369

Winter Crisis in Gaza

Update 7 Feb 2014

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Update 23 Jan 2014
We have received another USD 20,000 for the winter crisis.
We will use USD 10,000 to finance 20 homes in Beitlahia that need to be repaired .

Report from our Representative from Gaza:
- About helping Betlahia area: Islamic society HQ in cooperation with Islamic society (IS) branch in Bitlahyia made field visits to families affected by the flood in the area and selected 20 families that needed help, the aim of IS is to conduct rehabilitation for homes such as painting walls, maintenance of electrical tools, doors, floors ..etc. that were damaged from the flood and each house need about USD 500.


- About Emergency Aid with Rowad Society: Alhamdulilllah they finished distributing all the aid to the affected families in the Tunnel area at Gaza City.


- About Emergency Aid with Gaza Society for relief: they will start distributing the needy aid on 25 Jan 2014 for 35 families in south of Gaza City , I will be one of the distribution team to check on the distribution, and to check the situation of the selected families as I did previously with Rowad society.

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Gaza Premier, Isma'el Haneya visited Salam Society during their preparations for the aid funded by VPM. Haneya spoke to Sheik Yacoub Soliman and his Board members in Salam Society for Relief & Development.

Kia Ora Gaza Trust, an NGO based in New Zealand has also launched a similar emergency appeal. And in their appeal they mentioned, " we will join the international appeal headed by our aid partners, VPM, who work with the Salam Society in Gaza providing immediate, practical assistance to the thousands of desperate families who have been made homeless by the widespread deluge. http://kiaoragaza.net/

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The people living in Gaza Strip are currently suffering because of a wave of bitter cold, rain and flood in Gaza Strip.The Areas that completely affected are:
1. Jabalyia Al Nazlah (more than 150 Families affected).
2. East Gaza City - East Al Zitoon Neighborhood. (112 Families affected).
3. Khanuness and Rafah (more than 200 families affected).

These families desperately need a helping hand. There is no fuel, no gas, no water and no electricity. Children are hungry and cold. Their homes destroyed and their cows and goats have died because of the floods.

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Agricultural Project

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Update: March 2014 - Letter from Jamal Burnat

Assalam Aliekom.
ESDC is sending warmest regards and greetings to Viva Palestina Malysia for the generous fund that supported Bilien Farmers affected by the apartheid ‘Israeli’ separation wall.
ESDC is still following up those farmers by extension and training, where at this point producing a guide for them on how to breed the grapes.
 
Moreover, ESDC will provide the farmers with a learning CDs about grapes and other agricultural good practices.
 
Thank you very much for your kind cooperation, ESDC is looking forward to cooperate with more to duplicate this successful experience with more other farmers affected by occupation practices in Bilien and other villages.
 
 Best Regards
Jamal Burnat
M&E Manager
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ESDC
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This is an agricultural proposal from Emad (Director of 5 Broken Cameras) for his village Bil'in. It is a land reclamation project for agricultural lands that are next to the apartheid wall that has already cut off some of the land from the farmers. The sum requested is USD45,000 for land reclamation, irrigation and grape plants. They started work in July and hope to plant the grapes in winter. Project is implemented by ESDC, an NGO in the West Bank. The photo shows the land where the project is implemented and directly behind it, the white buildings, is an Israeli settlement, which was once their land.

 

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Update 4 Jan 2014:

The rechargeable lamps have been distributed to students in Gaza strip.

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Update 6 Dec 2013 :
The tender announcement for rechargeable lamps has been published in Palestine newspaper on 11 Dec. The tender will close on16 Dec and we will announce successful bidder on 18 Dec.
We will then know the exact price of one lamp and calculate the no. of beneficiaries.
We will select a price of between USD17-19, God willing.
Funded By: Viva Palestina Malaysia
Implemented By: Dar Al Quran Al Karim Wa Sunnah - Gaza Palestine

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With Khaled Meshaal

Palestinian political leader and Chairman of the Hamas political bureau. Khaled Meshaal was in KL on 2 Dec 2013 and VPMers were very fortunate to have had the chance to meet and have short discussions with him.

In 1997, Mashal was the target of an assassination attempt carried out by the Israeli Mossad under orders from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his security cabinet. Meshaal was involved in negotiating a prisoner exchange deal which released captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israel. In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Khaled Mashal at number 18 in the list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010". In 2012, he visited Gaza for the first time, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hamas.

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Qurban Project 2013

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Council of Dar Al Qur'an Al Karim Wa Sunnah (DQWS) sends their most sincere regards to Viva Palestina - Malaysia, and highly value your efforts in supporting Qurban Meat Project – 1434 A.H. which helped to put a smile on the faces of poor and needy family in these holy days.

God bless you,
Dar Al Qur'an Al Karim Wa Sunnah Chairman
Dr. Abdurrahman Yousof Al Jamal

VPM's contribution funded 2 cows which were acquired from The Islamic Institution – Jabalia (ISJ), each cow weighted about 480 Kilogram and cost USD3,000 per cow. The cows were carefully checked to make sure they match Islamic Shari'a Qurban rules.
The project targeted 300 Qur'an Memorizing Groups' teachers (Mohafiz) who come from needy families of some poor background. Meat shares were equally distributed between both genders around Gaza Strip to all 14 branches of DQWS. 300 Kilograms of pure meat were given away to beneficiaries each receiving 1.5 Kilogram.

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MICRO-FINANCING PROJECTS

Some of the most successful projects by VPM to create sustainability in Gaza are the micro-financing projects. VPM contributes between USD500-1,000 to eligible business owners for their start-ups. VPM's representative monitors these projects and so far, Alhamdulillah, most, if not all of these projects have been successful.


Below are some of the projects: Ahmed Abu Shaban with his Breeding and Sale of Poultry business, this business has enabled him to support a family of 10; Islam S. Dahman with his mechanic workshop, he is now able to get married after opening this business; Youssef A. Al Shrafi with his shop and he supports a family of 8 from this business; Fayzah A. Al Ashqar with her tailoring business, she is a widow and supports her family; Moneer. M Dahrooj with his sheep breeding business and he will start to sell the sheep for the upcoming Eid Al Adha; Mahmoud M. Abed Al Rhman with his blacksmith workshop, he is now able to support his family with this business.

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Heartwarming stories from 2 of our beneficieries to show our kind donors how useful and effective their donations have been:

Project: Mobile shop

Name: Sameh F. Ziyarah

Amount of loan: $ 1000.

He is a young man in the beginning of twenties, he draw this cute smile in his face when he was seeing me entering his small shop, before I entered the shop, I saw 3 men were dealing to buy some accessories for mobiles, I introduced myself to him, then I started asking him some questions that will help me in evaluating and mentoring his micro project.

He told me that he knew about the project of “ Hallal loan “ from advertisement, he called the families development society (FDS)  and asked them how he can apply, I visited the FDS and I applied for loan by small project to developing mobile shop, after one month FDS called me and visited me in my shop, also they visited me in my home and checked my social and economic situation, I didn’t think they will call me again, but it is Allah wanting , they called me and told me that I got loan from kind people in Malaysia.

After I got the fund, I started in buying what I need for my shop ,now anybody want any accessory for his mobile he can find it in my shop, a lot of customers are dealing with me.

On other hand my family feel so happy now, because our income fairlyincrease, this will make me to pay for my family needing, also to pay for loan payments, and I think $ 50 is suitable amount for pay every month.

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Project Name: sewing shop

Name: Faezah Al Ashkar,

Amount of loan: $ 800

She said “ I have been working on sewing machine since 36 years , I used to work in my house to help my husband in our house income, but after I became a widow the responsibility was increased, I have 5 sons with 2 daughter , the middle son has been traveling to Europe to work there, but unfortunately the news from him stopped and we didn’t know anything about him since 6 years “ she spoke with Shedding tears” , after than I forced to tack care of my son’s family “ his wife with his children “, I told myself if I will continue working in my house, my work and my income will still weak, so I thought to open small shop near my house by borrowing some money from some friends and relatives, I started my small project but it need raw material , so when I heard from my friends that there is women organization give you Halal loan without hard restrictions, I directly visited FDS, and they helped me in applying for my projects, they visited my home and evaluated me situation, after 1  month they called me to sign the agreement for receiving the loan.

Directly I bought the needed raw material,I started my work by “ renewing the old dresses and selling it again or designing and sewing for customers, and Al Hamdulelh my work developed and I pay the loan payments in progress way, the only problem that I faced is the cutting off the electricity, but it is public problem in Gaza so Allah Al mustaan.

I would like to thank all brothers and sisters who donated for this charity project in Malaysia, and may Allah accept from them “.

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