Here in Gaza
These words are only addressed to people whose consciences are still awake in this unjust world.
My words are written in an attempt to show you some aspects of the aggression against Gaza and the massacre that is committed against my people by Zionists.
Within the first four days of this offensive against Gaza, more than 700 people have been injured. They can't even be treated properly because of the blockade of Gaza. More than 100 people have been killed, most of them children and women.
, you will find a 5 year-old boy who, thanks to the Israeli aggression on Gaza, is now without a mother, without a father, without a family, alone in this dark world. He will no longer find a warm hug when he is afraid. His mother will no longer sing him a lullaby as he falls asleep. His father will no longer be able to take him by the hand when life lets him down. This little boy is suffering, but the world is still in a deep sleep because he is a Palestinian child.
, another little boy is hugging his baby brother tight, telling him not to be afraid, that everything will be better in heaven, even if, in this life, the world is silent and there is no justice. Then, the neighbours come and pull their bodies from the rubble. The world is astounded by this beautiful embrace but does not raise its voice to stop the massacre, even as these two souls fly like birds into the seventh sky.
During these days, most Muslim children in the world are preparing themselves, buying new clothes and new toys, for the Islamic feast after Ramadan. But, here in Gaza, children are preparing for the worst, facing the fearful dark nights, preparing to receive death.
, you sit with your family drinking coffee, not knowing when those damned rockets might come to rob you of your lives.
, at midnight, you receive a fucking phone call from the IDF, telling you that you have to evacuate your house within 10 minutes because they are going to destroy it. In 10 minutes, you will lose your memories in this house, your laughs and cries, your smiles and tears. Only 10 minutes, then your small history will be erased, and the only proof of your existence will be on paper.
, the bride must go to the morgue to see her groom, who is a martyr now.
Here in Gaza, a father shreds the family book because his entire family has been killed by Israeli aggression against Gaza.
All of these things and more are happening in the Gaza Strip right now. Yet, what do we hear? Only the deadly silence of the world and their collusion with the Zionists massacres committed against my people. We are living under siege, without water or electricity. Even our basic needs are not met, and then you call it a “war”? Let me tell you that war is waged between two armies, not against an almost totally unarmed people.
To the whole world: wake up from your lethargy, speak out, shout in the name of humanity, act to put an end to this injustice, prove to our children that your consciences are still alive. We are human beings, we deserve dignified lives, and resistance is our only choice to claim back our colonized land.
Love and peace from a land that misses peace.
A girl from Gaza