Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Eid-Al-Adha under the Israeli siege on Gaza Strip

Today is the first day of Eid-Al-Adha in which all Muslims in the whole world celebrate: Men, women, and children are expected to dress in their finest clothing to perform Eid prayer in any mosque. Muslims who can afford to do so sacrifice their best domestic animals (usually sheep, but also camels, cows, and goats) as a symbol of Ibrahim's (Abraham's) sacrifice. According to the Quran a large portion of the meat has to be given towards the poor and hungry people so they can all join in the feast which is held on Eid-Al-Adha. The regular charitable practices of the Muslim community are demonstrated during Eid-Al-Adha by the concerted effort to see that no impoverished Muslim is left without sacrificial food during these days. People in these days are expected to visit their relations, starting with their parents, then their families and friends.
Since I was born on this occupied land, I have heard people around me saying, “We hope that the next Eid-Al-Adha will be come and to celebrate at same time that Palestine will be liberated from the Israeli occupation, establishing our independent state and Jerusalem as a capital of it and refugees return to their native homes.”
In fact, the situation here has deteriorated. Israeli occupation has continued it's policy against Palestinian civilians, killing Palestinian civilians, imposing siege, poverty and unemployment range is increasing, destroying Palestinian houses and also increasing of prisoners and settlements numbers... Every Palestinian family celebrates Eid with big pain because all of them have had the sad experience of losing someone, have been injured or prisoners or they have are homeless .
Today, the 43rd patient died as a result of imposing siege on Gaza Strip. Yesterday, 13 Palestinians were killed by Israelis through assassination operations, targeting them by Israeli helicopters and discovery planes.

Gaza celebrates Eid except the suffering:
The United Nations office for the co-ordination of humanitarian affairs made a report about the economical situation in Gaza strip in which they said:
- More Gazans than ever need food and direct assistance;
- Fuel shortages have threatened essential services and water supply;
- Life-saving treatments are not available in Gaza’s hospitals;
- 17 per cent of patients with referrals were refused exit for treatment in Israel, East Jerusalem or overseas;
- The on-going isolation of Gaza threatens the local economy;
- Baby milk, medicines, and cooking oil are increasingly scarce;
- Hundreds of businesses have gone bankrupt due to ban on imports/exports;
- Thousands of laborers have lost their jobs due to the collapse of the building industry;
- Building projects worth US$370 million are on hold indefinitely.

People are starving here while the international community is keeping silent. I, a Palestinian who is one of them, blame the United Nations, security council and everyone who witnesses our suffering .
Are you happy and proud of what happens here? Do not forget that you are a human as us: so where is the humanity? Is this the world that you are looking to live in?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Who is the terrorist ?

I was checking Internet website in which I found a funny video clip about Osama Ben Laden who is considered a terrorist .

I think it is not important to discuss this issue by laughing or by saying bad things about Ben Laden ....every body should know that many of people follow Ben Laden and get convinced of his ideas ... West says that Bin Laden is a terrorist and East say that Bush is the terrorist ...i think it is complicated problem .... the problem that is defining the terrorism and who is the terrorist ? what is the difference between military resistance and terrorism ? and also we have to ask ourselves especially governmental and politics why they become terrorist s ?I think we have to say it frankly that they become like this because there are injustice in this world , there is a country who controls world ? there is no real democracy and equally in this world ?
I will give u an example of Palestinian case , all militants wings of Palestinian parties are considered terrorist wings ? simply because they fight Israel who has occupied their land , on the other hand Israeli who commits massacres in Palestine and Lebanon is considered as a peaceful state because America wants that ...........This is not justice world who keeps silent on American massacres in Iraq ,Afghanistan , Vietnam , ........So it is simple to finish terrorism from this world and make it safe if we give people their rights ....
Besides , i think West and USA must change their policy because in this time Extremist people will win finally and control every thing in Arab and Islamic world because they have strong ways to convince others , simply they will say to us ,look to American Army who has killed l people in Iraq and USA allows for Israeli to kill Palestinian and Lebanese , we must fight them ..... what u want us to say for them ...........
So Who is the terrorist ?????????

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Gilad Shalit is not better than Palestinian prisoners

Since one year , Gilad Shalit has been kidnapped by Palestinian strugglers in military operation from his military camp which settled on Palestinian land .
Gilad Shalit says On broadcast audiotape : I am sick, I miss my family and my friends; respond to the demands of the mujahideen; don’t leave me in captivity!" With these words, Shalit opened the first recording of him since his capture in Gaza a year ago.
All the world stands especially Israeli community interested to listen to this
audio type making solidarity with him asking the Palestinian strugglers to release him , otherwise all the world still keep silent about more than 10000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli Jails , everyday , Israeli army occupation kidnap Palestinian political leaders , civilians without any accuse and put them in jails .
On the other hand ,the Palestinian strugglers who have kidnapped the Israeli soldier want to release him because they kidnapped him to exchange him with Palestinian prisoners whose number more than 10
000 prisoners . The kidnappers requested the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners to be released for Shalit, including children, women, the elderly and the unwell.
Israeli Prime Minister Olmert said during the Sharm Al Sheikh summit that he would suggest to his government to release 250 prisoners from the Fatah movement who do not have blood on their hands .
Israeli policy try to divide Palestinian by releasing Fateh prisoners , so what about others M. Olmert aren't they Palestinian ? Besides, He said
that he will not release prisoners who do not have blood on their hands , M. Olmert and Israeli forgetten that those prisoners love life and also their families but they sacrifice themselves towards Palestine , they choose to be strugglers against Israeli racist occupation . I think who must be in jails are the Israeli leaders and soldiers who have Palestinian blood on their hands as Gilad Shalit who was captured in a tank that was used to killed Palestinians ,destroyed many of agricultural land and houses , Isn't he one of killers who deserve to be in Jail .
Noam Shalit, the father of kidnapped Israel occupation Forces soldier Gilad Shalit said in the open letter to his son that he published in the Palestinian da
ily Al Quds is " We in the family, your mother, your father, Hadas and Yoel, hope you feel well and are managing despite the tough conditions, the winter and the difficult situation you have been in for over six months. My Gilad, we miss you very, very much and want to see you with us and hug you tight, and so does the whole family and all your friends from school. We hope it will be very soon."
Palestinian child asking to release her father from Israeli jails :

Oh my father! Why they deprive me from you.
They had arrested you
before I kiss you, only one kiss.
Even before to wipe my mother’s tears.
Oh, my occupied childhood!!
I am a flower of Palestine.
Number of my identity is seventy thousand.
I have not seen you since rising the sun.
Feast follows other feast.

And you still standing behind iron bars .
Oh,Hey. kissing your sons every morning.
I want my father back, I want my father back.
The question is how can Gilad be released while more than 10000 Palestinians still in Israeli jails ? I think the Israeli government must think about others , Gilad is a human and Palestinian prisoners are also humans , so Israeli u h
ave to understand this method that Gilad Shalit is not better than Palestinian prisoners .

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Palestine and Italy ,Sport Under The Siege

Always travelling means that visiting safe and beautiful places to interest the beauty of nature spending fantastic time, palying , swimming , drinking and dancing .
44 Italian youth left their country to visit Occupied Palestine , they visited Jerausalem , Jericho and Gaza Strip which Potentially will be identified as the Fifth dangerous place in the world through the project " Sport Under The Siege " to
share Palestinian their suffering simply trying to broken the siege which has been imposed on Palestine Yelling " Palestina Libera " .
In fact , i was with them all days they were in Gaza , we organized for them a schedule in which they visited many of cultural centers , played with Palestinian football te
ams , interesting places . i like thier faces which is full of hope and solidarity with Palestinian . I talked with all of them trying to know every things make them Palestinian's supporters , i hold interview with three Of them Sarah and Corrien asking them a few questions :

Why do you support Palestinians?
Sarah : Because they have been oppressed since 1948. I am against every kind of restriction to human freedom, that’s why I support Palestinian people. And more, in recent years, since the beginning of the second Intifada, the restriction to freedom has become more and more strong, with the construction of the wall.
Corrine : The Palestinian issue has always been something carried out in the structure I come from which is a social center called Corto Circuito. We always felt the injustice that you had to face since 1948. We always talked about the political situation both by demonstrating in support of you and against the Israelis government. When I read about Palestine I think about your sufferings, the lack of freedom and also about the miss treatments, the unjust killings, the unharmed civil society..the poverty you were pushed to, the unemployment
Why do you participate in “sport under the siege”?
Sarah : For the same reasons, more or less. I think the “sport under the siege” project is a good way to keep in touch with palestinian people, as a demostration of our soliarity towards them.We know how difficult it is for you to travel out of Palestine, so meeting foreign people, especially in Gaza, it is important for you.
Corrine : Sport Under the Siege was an idea that brought together two of the things we carry out in our social center, the need to yell out the truth of what is happening in palestine and our love for sports, football in particular. In the social center we have a gym and a football field. The gym's activities started almost 10 years ago when we tried to give an alternative to the kids and teenagers who lived in the streets most of their times in a borough, in the periphery of Rome, lacking of infrastructures and places where to hangout. It was a high bet, but we succeeded in giving them this alternative, adding to the simple practice of sports the instruments to become critical towards a society that wants us without ideas and things to fight for...against who wants us to be numb. After several years we understood the potentials that the practice of sport has. So we thought, why don't we try to use it also as a means for cooperating with someone who we already support politically? The practice of sport means living, living means resisting. We thought that sport could have given you a little bit more freedom, the possibility to move, to share some time with someone you could not see otherwise, to meet different cultures and spend some time together sharing ideas and views. I play football but not at a professional level, it is most of the time an excuse for me to meet with my friends and spend some time together .
What did you feel when you played football with Palestinians feminine ?
Sarah : It was great.For me, as a woman, it was really good to see that young girls keep on living also thanks to the fact they play football. I’m not a real football player but I had fun. More than this, the feminine teams we played against, in Gaza and in Jericho, were really good.
Corrine : This time playing football was an excuse to meet Palestinian people and see with my eyes what is happening in all the territories. It was a great experience, no matter who won or who lost. The girls we played against with had never met another girls team, or if they did it was not an easy issue. There is no other team in the GAza strip which plays football; we gave them the chance to confront themselves with someone else, and this is really important when you practice sports. The day ended with the promise that we will meet is important to have something to look towards to.
What are you going to tell your people about Palestine?
Sarah : I’m going to tell simply what I’ve seen. Tell Italian people that the things Europeans journalists write about Palesatine are not completely the truth. I’m going to tell te good times we spent with you, triyng to forget that you are still living under occupation. The time we spent in the Erez checkpoint, while plaestinians were left waiting for hours and hours.
I’ll try to describe the city of Jerusalem, were Palestinians have a Jordan passport.
I’ll try to explain the faults that Europe and the International Community have in your story.
Corrine : I'll tell my friend no more than what I have seen, a friendly nation. People that have the will and the strength to go on. No matter what, you keep on going on. You are strong, and your identity makes you stronger. I will talk about your suffering and also about the nice way you have treated me.
What is your mission after visiting Palestine?
Sarah : I think our “mission” is to talk about Palestine in our country, so that your story could not be forgotten.
Corrine: I am attending a master course in "human development and food security". I would love to come back and help also through my experience and studies, although the situation is not the safest. As you know we were looked after 24 hours a day by the police. But this would not prevent people from coming and helping you. Now that I know the way you behave I am sure that if any one would like to come and visit you he/she will face no problem if she or he is looked after as I was .
Did you feel safe in Palestine?
Sarah :I felt safe, but in our case we were always sourrounded by police. I can say that the situation in Gaza was much more less dangerous than what I expected. When in Europe you hear news about Gaza, it is always bad news.
Corrine : We were looked after 24 hours a day by the police,
so yes I did feel safe. Plus I had many friends (who I met in the previous editions of Sport Under the Siege) who stayed with me making me feel protected. The situation is different when you move in the West Bank.

Finally , I hope that all the people in the whole world make like those Italian youth who believe in humanity and human rights . No one force them to support Palestinian , they are convinced in our justice lasting peace and our rights to establish our country Palestine and Jerusalem as a capital . we need your support to broke this injustice siege which has been imposed by Israel and United States Of America , we need u voice to tell people the truth . I promise you
, I will not forget u vioces while yelling Palestina Libera , Palestina russa , Free Free Palestine .