A voice from Gaza: All I need is my freedom
Freedom is a broad expression that includes a mosaic of freedoms for humans in all life aspects……………… It's being guaranteed by all laws since ever, adopted by civilized countries and widely acknowledged by the few Democratic nations headed by USA and Israel. I really like and highly respect the Israeli Democracy from the inside. This Democracy accepts the other and allows multiplicity. It gives much freedom that we really miss here in Gaza and the Arab world.
I respect and love that democracy, but unfortunately when it comes to Palestine specifically Gaza, it becomes the most pejorative expression. Around 1.5 million are not allowed to move feely into and out of Gaza. They are being collectively punished for reasons they never committed. If a useless and playing fire homemade rocket is being fired into Israel; it retaliates excessively against not those who fired it but the innocent civilians. Yet, the only looser from this policy is Israel. It grows more hatred and spirit of revenge from those civilians. Not far from Gaza, Israeli settlers in the West Bank have successfully manufactured their homemade rockets. They have shelled many Palestinian villages in the West Bank. I hope this would debunk the pretext of Israel that we fire rockets, now we have Israel and its settlers shelling at Gaza and the West Bank.
Back to the freedom I seek, I really want it and so badly. I want to move freely travel wherever and whenever I want. I want to visit the West Bank travel to London, Washington and Egypt…I want...I want and I really want. Yet, I know I'm dreaming now. I will never be allowed to get what I have just demonstrated. Thus, I will decrease that request to the lowest levels and I will move to the primaries since no luxury in Gaza or the West Bank. Now, all I need is a secure an access of freedom for some (angels) little children and elderly men and women. An access not for fun or tourism abroad but rather to hospitals and medical centers. I will not fabricate lies against Israel since I know it allows patients to travel for treatment. However, this number is so low, illogic and not enough. It has to allow all patients to freely access to hospitals and clinics. I was so shocked when I watched a TV report that tells a story of sick child. The child was appealing to the world to leave for treatment. But, what a pity, he died after a week and this is authenticated.
I was as many as other Gazans so joyous and happy of the ceasefire held in Gaza last June . For a minute I soliloquized and reckoned we are done with the siege. I thought it is the Messiah coming to Gaza to save us. This perspective was highly emphasized when I saw the full commitment of Palestinian factions towards Israel. They didn't breach that ceasefire and they stopped all actions against Israel. I was extremely shocked and disappointed about my much loved Democracy "Israel" It didn't abide by its duties like opening borders, easing life of Palestinians by allowing goods and commodities in.
Couple of days ago, Defense Minister of Israeli Democracy, Ehud Barak said, "anyone who misses the military operations in Gaza mustn't worry, they will come." So, I wonder, why you will launch these operations? Will you liberate me and Gazans? Will you grant me my freedom? Will you end the occupation? Will you end the siege? Will you let all patients out for treatment? Will you allow students travel for study? In view of that, if you coming for so, I will be holding flowers to welcome you!
I beg your pardon?…Don't be planning for other choices! We are fed up! Let us be good neighbors…Give us peace of God.
My friends, I hope you enjoyed reading this piece. There are many young Gazans who are enthusiastic to publish their writings. All we need is to secure a website for an Elec. Newspaper. It's a little bit expansive. So we aspire your help in any way even spiritually. If you are willing contact me via the following info.