I think that no one in this world does not know Gaza, but not because of geography and maps, but thanks to the smoke and flames of fire rising from the Gaza Strip, from the color of blood and body-parts in pictures, from the cries of women and children and the groans of the bereaved orphans, the spine-chilling images of destruction and desolation, from the case of Gaza, steadfast and forbearing, yet experiencing a death sentence because of the embargo aimed at the daily livelihood of families and children. There is no longer enough to quell their thirst and hunger. Gaza is a prison, which includes the largest number of detainees throughout history. Gaza has an economy in decay due to a naval blockade, water and electricity stolen and almost absent. However, this didn’t suppress the Gaza Strip as it has launched the first revolution of its kind in history the Intifada; and out of Gaza, out of her martyrs and prisoners are graduated doctors, engineers, and teachers!
Today, and in this time of great powers and plots for waging war, although it is true that it is not the first in its history, it has certainly been the fiercest and most powerful. Such a war against everything on this earth of humans, trees and the stone – a war that does not distinguish between a man and woman, between the resistance and a civilian, between the elderly and children. All are equal, as long as they belong to that race that are the Palestinians. Every human being in this war has had a unique story that deserves the greatest authors to write about their story of another kind.
Stories of hours of grief punctuated by pain, and topped with feelings of fear of the unknown.
When the earth is shaking due to the severity of force by one bomb, the explosions from F16 aircraft in the many, and when you do not know where and when the bomb drops, the second and third and then a thousand, and when you see human body parts flying everywhere … Know that you are in Gaza.
When you see the corpses rotting on the ground, when you see the bombed houses of the residents … Know that you are in Gaza.
When you see entire neighborhoods have been razed to the ground … Know that you are in Gaza.
When you see the international relief organizations and public institutions have been destroyed … Know that you are in Gaza
When you see ambulance crews, who should be protected and insured internationally, bombed and killed, the medics … Know that you are in Gaza.
When you see the shelters, sheltering the homeless from the bombing of their homes … Know that you are in Gaza
When you see the women and children and the defenseless elderly Baron under the rubble and bombs, white phosphorus, and realize that all are targets and when, and when … Know that you are in Gaza