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Monday, July 21, 2014

Palestine In Search of A Compass



I’m sick an tired of the pretenders who say, “Palestine is the compass,” and ignore the actual abuses the Palestinians have been enduring at the hands of occupiers, jailers and hostile hosts.

I’m not talking only about what Israel is doing to the Palestinians; I’m also talking about the fact that Palestine – in all its million versions – because after decades of conflict, displacement and loss, each Palestinian has his or her own version; and Palestine is searching for its own compass especially that no Arab nation has given it a viable example or support to exist as an independent nation.

Palestinians are bleeding and want to finally rest in peace. Even Hamas wants peace. For the only time in my life I joined an online campaign called “We are all Palestinians” simply because I believed that peaceful people remain quiet for too long and allow the bullies to yack exclusively and nonstop. This gives the impression to the outside world that we are all in agreement and therefore we become labeled as “terrorists” “violent” and we give others reason to attack us repeatedly and without mercy.

Palestine is not the compass. Palestine is the excuse for the failures of those who hide behind this slogan. What do you call these people calling for further escalation in Gaza? How about they fight for the right of a third generation Palestinian refugee to be treated decently instead? They can’t teach Palestinians anything about government, infrastructure, or budgets. They can’t give Palestinians hope, strength, moral support, vision or freedom, because they have none.

Think about that next time you flap your lips to say, “Palestine is my compass." Compass for what? Where are you trying to go and need Palestine to guide you? Drop the farce already and get a life to help bleeding and broken Palestine and the hundreds thousands Palestinians imprisoned in refugee camps for seven decades, that's almost a century! Better yet, light a candle for the souls of the innocent Palestinians who perished for no fault of their own.

The conflict will soon enter its centennial and Palestinians still live in camps lacking basic human rights while the pseudo-intellectuals and their blind followers applaud and shoot their celebratory guns at the capture or killing of an Israeli soldier.

Israel dehumanizes Palestinians no doubt, turning them into numbers and simple statistics. But what these hotheaded “thinkers” who incite violence do, leads to more pain for Palestinians; and with the lazy, violent “non-doers” who cheer them, they take the dehumanization of Palestinians one step lower, by turning their death and dignity into insignificant numbers!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamas wants peace? Then why are they shooting rockets at Israel? Stop the terrorism on both sides.

July 22, 2014 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Craig Vale said...

The butcher Bibi along with his bullies in the Knesset continue the long standing program of Lebensraum and now work on their own iteration of the Final Solution as they murder civilians with impunity and barley a mention in the western press that has been tduped by the Hasbaran minions for the better part of three decades. If it were not for social media the story of the ongoing ethnic cleansing in the Gaza were nary get a mention on the nightly news. Unconscionable behavior as Israeli's park their behinds in lawn chairs on the hills overlooking the Gaza and cheer the death that falls from the sky. Dark clouds of smoke heavy with the aerosol of Gazan blood. Indescibably repugnant yet few cries from America to put an end to the genocide that has been going on for a century.

July 22, 2014 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Asifur Rahman said...

nice

January 11, 2017 at 7:40 AM  

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