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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Palestinian Refugees Donate to Survivors of Hurricane Katrina

Palestinian Refugees Donate to Survivors of Hurricane Katrina Report, PTT, 13 September 2005 RAMALLAH -- Palestinian refugees, moved by the plight of survivors of Hurricane Katrina will present US Consul-General, Jake Wallace, with a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross. The donation will be given today (13 September 2005) at 12 noon at the President’s Office in Ramallah. Dr. Rafiq Husseini, Chief of Staff of President Mahmoud Abbas will offer the donation on behalf of the President and Palestinian refugees. The donation will be earmarked to those survivors most affected by the Hurricane – the displaced poor, elderly and disabled. Money was recently collected by Palestinian refugees in the refugee camps of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.Commenting on the donation, President Abbas notes, "On behalf of the Palestinian people and, in particular, the refugee communities of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, I wish to express our deepest sympathy with the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. With our humble donation, we feel it is important to show our concern since Palestinians know all too well the pain and hardship caused by being a refugee. We pray that they will soon be able to return to their homes." More Information Diana Buttu, Tel: +972-599-604-657

4 comments:

madas said...

Sub7an Allah

snookie said...

sub7an allah.. this is big news, how come i only heard about this here?

PALFORCE said...

Why do you doubt that?

Here are few sources:
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article4174.shtml

http://www.amin.org/eng/uncat/2005/sept/sept13-0.html

http://www.palestine-pmc.com/details.asp?cat=2&id=1080

http://www.myantiwar.org/Channel/id/9

But again, you dont have to take my word. LOL ..Sub7an Allah.

PALFORCE said...

The funny part this email was sent to me from an American friend who is a friend of Sabeel.(www.sabeel.org)

But as you know the media is not concernd with anything psoitive about Arabs or Muslims.