Thursday, February 5, 2009

Turkish Celebrities Line Up to Adopt Palestinian Orphans from Gaza

Zaman (Turkey), February 5, 2009 - ....Turkish Red Crescent (Kızılay) Director-General Tekin Küçükali said his organization is working to facilitate the adoption of children under the age of 12 and that the adoption procedure will be clarified within the next couple of days. Noting that there had already been many inquiries into adopting Palestinian children, Küçükali said people needed to stand up and support Palestinian children in the name of world peace. Turkish actress Hülya Koçyiğit, who said that as a mother she could not bear what took place in Gaza, has spoken about how important it is for this project to get under way. Turkish musician Ege said he wanted to adopt a little girl who lost her parents in the war, noting that people who are capable of doing so should try to quell the pain being experienced in Palestine. Soccer player Unal Karaman stated that he and his wife have decided to adopt a Palestinian child, noting: “There are children in Gaza who have lost both their mothers and fathers and who have lost their legs, too. The greatest human duty we have is to try to embrace these children and reduce their pain to a minimum.”....

See also: The Little Survivor


Mai, 4, lost 29 family members during the Gaza onslaught; 10 others were wounded Photo: Sameh Akram Habeeb



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