Reviewing what the Palestinian factions of Gaza said in their statements about not being responsible for throwing rockets at Tel Aviv last night, and looking at the fear families and kids of the Gaza Strip got during the Israeli massive bombardment in reaction to those rockets, it’s obvious that the factions ‘meant’ that those rockets launched were ‘absurd and futile’.
It wasn’t a good time to do this! It wasn’t what the youths of Gaza wish. It came in a very sensitive time! And look at the consequences; fear, sleepless nights, crying kids and women and destruction.
It breaks my heart when my married sister with her kids told me that they couldn’t sleep during last night, which filled their hearts with fear and worries. They were expecting a new war to be waged. Their minds never rest thinking of the ghost of a war might come anytime soon. Their hearts never stop beating fast. Not only my sister and her kids, but every woman and every kid in the strip. Even I couldn’t sleep until now and I won’t.
And it also hurts me knowing my youngest brother, whose general exams is due to start, couldn’t sleep last night while his mind needed the best of rest to start a new day after spending studying using the flash light of his mobile because power was off for more than 10 hours.
Not only my brother, but every student of Gaza has the same problem. They try their best to study hard in order to become something good for our country in the future despite all of the political and the human crises we have been having. This however repels them, making them hate something called education because they know they will get nothing once they have their university degree. They as a result try to find a better and an easier solution to live, through leaving the country or to either end their lives through suicide, which happened a lot recently.
The people of Gaza aren’t ready for a war. To be more clear, they don’t want wars anymore. They are humans. Their hearts aren’t made of stones. They have feelings. They have souls that deserve to breathe. They are fed up with crises since 12 years, either by the Israeli occupation or by the Palestinian factions, who became a big problem right now.
The people of Gaza are created to live not to die. They have the right to have electricity for 24 hours a day. They have the right to have jobs and to lower the rate of their unemployment from 80% to 2%. They have the right to be able to travel easily and freely. They have the right to love and to be loved. They have the right to protest without being attacked. They have the right to have full education. They have the right to sleep good nights and to dream with a better future. They have the rights to live just like any human being everywhere.
The Israeli occupation and the Palestinian factions are completely, absolutely and utterly responsible for marking the people of Gaza suffer like this!
It’s a complete and an absolute enough!
March 15th, 2019