The Queen “What is happening in Gaza violates international law, universal human rights, is a humanitarian crisis, and a crisis of human dignity.”
The beautiful 38 year old Queen Rania of Jordan Al - Abdullah is often dismissed as an air headed celebrity clothes horse has been making her opinion of the Zionist "Cast Lead" genocidal slaughter unleashed on Gaza known to a worldwide audience.
“What is happening in Gaza today is not only a violation of international law, of universal human rights, not only a humanitarian crisis,” she told Al Jazeera English in an interview.
“What is happening in Gaza is a crisis of human dignity.”
She has been very active in raising releief funds and was in the port of Aqaba (pic) very publicly supporting efforts in collecting relief packages for Palestinians in Gaza.
The Queen, donated blood to help the victims of the ongoing conflict, called the attacks “a continuous and cruel bombardment of a people who are already under siege”.
“Even before the current crisis, the people in Gaza were living in poverty, hunger and isolation with minimal access to basic sustenance and services,” she said, calling on international aid agencies and civil society to speak out and step up out their efforts.
In an opinion piece published by Arab daily newspapers on Tuesday, the Queen urged citizens to do their utmost to help alleviate some of the pain and suffering of people in Gaza.
The Jordan River Foundation (JRF), chaired by Queen Rania, launched a campaign this week to collect funds and in-kind assistance for victims of the attack and the siege.
If you are interested in donating money to the JRF campaign can visit Jordan Kuwait Bank’s main branch in Shmeisani (account number 0252318087), or call the JRF for further information at +962 6 593 3211.
Another Queen , more interested in horseflesh than clotheshorses and evidently not too concerned about humanitarian crises, could speak out - but won't.
Queen Rania was asked in a column in TIME in 2007 by Teri Elmaleh, from Tel Aviv
What's the solution to the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians?
The Queen replied ;
First, start with will on both sides--not just the political kind but the kind that comes from the conscience and the heart. To achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East takes guts, not guns.
She may sit on the British made Ruritanian Hashemite throne but is evidently made of some stern stuff - all power to her elbow.
This phot is a late update to satisfy criticisms of objectivity ..