With this 72-Hour ceasefire, for the people in Gaza it seems as though normalcy has somewhat returned. Life goes on as how it had 30 days ago, 30 days prior before the living nightmare.
But through all the things that they do, it isn’t possible to forget that their neighbors, their families, their friends, are no longer amongst them, at this point of time.
Families had been butchered, universities and schools destroyed, homes no longer looking like homes…all thanks to the one regime whose brutality, the world is proudly funding. All of this, isn’t exactly something that is easy, to forget or to move on from.
This peace, is but temporary. Who knows, when Israel’s shelling may begin to rain on the Strip again.
Until siege is lifted, freedom is given, people will continue to live – but with a little hint of fear. Because nothing, is for certain.
Unlike all the other “wars”, that the Palestinians had fought in the last few years, this is one – whose victors are far more evident. And Wallahi, it isn’t Israel.
Yes, the Palestinians had lost more lives, homes, lands, farms, as compared to the Israelis (who has lost not much at all…) but in a war, where nothing is ever fair – Victory does not lie in the higher amount of casualties or damage one side has obtained and caused, because that’s not the point of what Hamas and the whole of Palestine had stood for.
Victory lies in the simple fact that through all the pain and horror, they still stay resilient.
O’ Israel, You may have taken away their lives, but you hadn’t even touched their essence of life.
The Palestinians will continue to do what they do best, and that is – staying strong, and soldiering on!
As they had done numerous times, Israel had used illegal tactics, and horrifying lies, to justify all that they have done. They have used the holocaust as an excuse to cause another, just goes to show how tainted with ugly these so-called “God’s Chosen People”, truly are.
Saying things like God gave them the land, God gave them the right…etc.
Let me just say this.
God is made of Mercy, Love, and Peace, no matter which and what God you believe in.
I’m not here to say that what your Holy Books state, is wrong. But I’m here, asking you to think, would the same God who said,
“Hear, O Israel! ‘…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
*If you’re as well versed in the Bible as your arguments seem to claim, you’d know the true meaning of what the term neighbor means.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)
And if that isn’t enough for you, proceed to read Luke 10:25-37.
Be telling you that it’s fine to act so unjustly onto another of His creation? Would He say that it’s okay for you to stand on the side of the oppressor? For you to condone killing, no matter in what way it is, or to who it’s done unto?
If you’re willing to follow and agree on a part of the bible, why not agree and follow all parts of it?
Stop giving Israel the liberty to kill, without being brought to justice.
You may have not stopped the massacre,
But it still isn’t too late, for you to make things right.
Stop your support for Israel.
Bring Israel to the ICC.
Photo-Poster : Credits to Safiyah, for the wonderful poster she had brought to the Save The Children of Gaza Rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.