The GPHRC had a request for Digital video cameras with night vision. The Campaign donated 3 within hours the cameras were put to good use at Billin during a night raid by the IOF this film was shot using one of them
The GPHRC was formed early in 2003 after visiting the West Bank. On our time spent in the Refugee Camps and after conversations with various people living in the Camps we were shocked to see the poverty and injustices inflicted upon the Palestinian people by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
We made up our mind to fund a young girl from a Refugee Camp whose dream was to be a nurse but because of the occupation it was merely a dream for her. We also spent time in another Refugee Camp who felt completely isolated from the whole world as the Israeli Occupation Forces would seal off all entry points to their Camp and carry out their military operations. We were asked if there was any way we could supply them with digital cameras so they could at least take photographs of the Israeli operations and put them on the internet so the world could see. It was their way of fighting the occupation with words and pictures and also teaching the children that yes there were ways of fighting the occupation.
Our 3 aims of the Campaign are:-
- To highlight what the Israeli Occupation Forces are doing to the Palestinian people.
- To fundraise for the Palestinian people
- To actually get people over to the Refugee Camps and live and work with the people in them
Our Campaign now funds 8 students in various Refugee Camps throughout the West Bank. We pay all their costs through University.
We also fund 7 children's groups in several Refugee Camps. At present because there is no money going back to Palestine we are funding the costs of rent, electricity etc.
Also lately we have been funding people who need operations and cannot afford them.
ONE HUNDRED PER CENT of all monies collected with our Campaign goes back to the above. No money comes out for any reason whatsoever.
We also visit Palestine 3 or 4 times a year visiting the people we fund and also working for the Peace Movement in Palestine.
We know every person we fund personally and can vouch for all monies going over to the Refugee Camps