i come from a place where the people have been living in oppression for longer than I’ve been alive. We’re discriminated against, denied the respect we deserve and our mothers, fathers, and children are slaughtered every day. For decades. The people from where i come have no resources , no food or water most of the time, no economy and no opportunity. The people from where i come from are by the millions , but they are deemed an unworthy minority amongst bully, zionistic governments like the US and ISRAEL, who’ve taught their own people to live in fear and have it mastered so well that these people believe their governments are protecting them. They will continue to be supported by the wealthy, by the real terrorists. My people will continue to die , but - they will continue to fight. Palestinians have no fear from an army , they don’t back down at the site of tanks or weapons. They fight for their freedom, for their land, and for the future of it’s children. I may belong to a group of people deemed the underdog these days, but i would not want to come from anywhere else. I couldn’t be prouder to be a Palestinian woman. Missiles might be above them now but God is above everyone. Whether peace happens in my lifetime or not, it will happen. Palestinians will still be here until they can say Palestine exists again.
Oppressed supporting other oppressed
the syrians for palestinians.
It’s 2 am, the sound of the f-16 is terrifying, I can’t sleep.
Mainly, listening to the news makes you depressed. Still you must face the truth. On average 50 citizens are killed every day, mostly children and women. It saddens me when I see my 5 year old cousin stare at the scene of children full of blood. He wonders and asks me if he can do anything. He feels great guilt.
All we ever do is sit there, watch the news, and hope we won’t be bombed all of a sudden. My young relatives no longer have the sense of childhood. They never went to Disney land, they never got their childhood. Strangely they are satisfied. They thank God for the blessing of having parents, a home, and food to eat. “It’s not fair that we go have fun while other children become orphans or even depressed” stated one of my young cousins after asking her if she would accept the chance to go to Disney land tomorrow.
Recently, the IDF started using chemical gases on Palestinians in Gaza. Unfortunately, many people have no windows because of the fear of shattering glass, in case of a nearby bombing. This there is no way to protect themselves against these harmful gases.
Oddly, despite of the poverty, people are willing to give. They are willing to give from their own money, not depending on aid. Many people started collecting money through social networks in order to prepare “Suhoor” meals for doctors and patients in hospitals. While others give people in the UNRWA schools clothing, blankets, etc…
To be continued.. As for now I am going to have Suhoor.— Hamza El Khoudary- 15 year-old from Gaza (via reclaim-your-human-dignity)
Gaza morgues and hospitals are overflowing. Doctors with dwindling supplies perform surgery in corridors.
Gaza: The story of a Palestinian father who lost his children in the darkness (via Al Akhbar English)
"Around the flickering, dim light of a candle nearly gone, the family of Abu Mohammed Shabet gathered in their house in Hayy al-Touffah, north-east of Gaza City, to break their fast. In the background, they could hear explosions caused by bombs fired by Israeli tanks positioned on the eastern borders of the Strip, aimed at the houses of unarmed civilians.
As soon as the family finished their meal, Abu Mohammed tried to calm his frightened children who were asking him to flee the house and take refuge with some relatives downtown in hopes that it would be a little safer there. But the father insisted on staying home.
“Nothing is going to happen to us. Do not worry, the bombs are far away from us,” Abu Mohammed reassured them.
As soon as he finished his sentence, a powerful explosion was heard and a large fire broke out in a hall at the house where they were gathered. Abu Mohammed was in deep shock. He did not grasp the fact that his house was targeted, especially since the power had been down for three days.” » Read on
Photo: Smoke rising from Al Shejaeiya neighbourhood during an Israeli military operation in the east Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Mohammed Saber/EPA)
A mosque in Rafah, southern Gaza, which was targeted by an Israeli air strike, July 22, 2014. (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)
Thats a great thing. Really! Well, you can start anywhere really. Blogs are great, foreign ones. I’d change your google to google.co.uk, or any other EU country because US media is extremely biased. If there are any particular foreign affairs you’re interested in, let me know