Shame on us!!

I came across a blog written by an amazing journaliest and dedicated mother of a beautiful little boy Yusof, her name is Laila El-Haddad.
I read this blog and it made my heart stop for a second, I imagined myself in that condition, if every human being would put him/her self in that place and circumstances regardless of what race, religion,or political view the other person belongs to. their might be some hope for this world from falling apart, we have to start some where, and this has been going on for more than 50 long painful bloody years. HAVE MERCY ON THE NEXT GENERATION and lets help those beautiful and innocnet children who desreve a safe place to live in.  Read the blog below and you will understand.
  

And we sleep.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

We go to sleep now waiting for the next round of Israeli attacks against “Hamas targets”. That is what they are calling them now. Last night, I couldn’t sleep again. The drones were waxing and waning in intensity overhead. And then of course the Apaches. And the explosions.But this time, the “target” wasn’t some distant building or family gathering hall in Shija3iya or Jabaliya, it was a money changer on my very street, Omar al-Mukhtar, in Gaza’s Remal neighbourhood. And the supermarket next door.

After things calmed down, I dozed off, only to be shocked out of bed at around 3am by a thunderous explosion, another attack. It shook us from our insides. My mother became hysterical, flailing her arms and screaming uncontrablly. We hugged each other, I tried to calm her down. “Its ok, its nothing, maybe an F-16..its ok”.

But it was not ok. This explosion was closer than ever before. At first we thought maybe the “target” was a store in our building. It turned out to be another money changer only a few shops down from our house, no more than 50 metres. The store was leveled.

And then there was nothign left to do but sleep. But there was a horrible, sinking feeling in my stomach, the result of panic and fear and ugly certainty of it all. It took a few hours for the knots in my stomach to slowly unwind and settle. I felt nauseous.

What exactly the Israeli army is “targeting” is a mystery. But of course the media machine spins it as “Hamas targets”. This is how it read the next morning in Haaretz-including a note on how the attacks resulted in “no damage or casualities”. I thought, maybe the author shoudl come to Gaza.

The popular thinking seems to hold that they have simply run out of “legitimate” targets-whatever the hell that is anyway (MPS? Homes?)-and so have now resorted to bombing things like moneychangers and supermarkets. This is according to an Israeli army general himself in the radio, who said his army really did not know what else to strike.

And there is nothing left to do but sleep.

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~ by maliha11 on July 31, 2007.

2 Responses to “Shame on us!!”

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