Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Photos : I can endure the sight of dead men but not young girls and babies...

Everyday those photos haunt me, I want to shout... just cover his tummy, then I convince myself he is dead... it doesn't matter... I still want them to cover him... too young to be killed... His father crumbling at his knees in another photo crying... shouting with rage while looking at his 3 sons dead...
All that time he spent raising them... long nights spent awake beside them when they were ill... so much effort to raise them to this tender age only to see his kids covered in blood... laid down on the cold floor... and unlike everything in Gaza their faces peaceful and full of innocence... Tell that father not to fight back... Tell him you should renounce violence and never ask for revenge... tell his wife to welcome the Israelis and live peacefully side by side... Tell them not to rejoice when they see "suicide bombers" taking others lives along with theirs...



Every morning there is at least one photo in all official newspapers in Jordan that breaks your heart and screams for revenge, the place is Gaza... The offensive is carried out by the Israeli ARMY... The justification is Hamas "Rockets"... The real reason is to break every sign of resistance... Everyone seems to forget that this is occupied land in the first place! That Gaza was under siege even during the 8 months of seize fire... That killings have never stopped through air raids on resistance targets during the seize fire... That many died because hospitals suffered... because there was no electricity in most of Gaza, no fuel except for the lucky few...

And every morning I feel enraged, shattered, exhausted and hurt... I look at the front page only to see new victims, angel like kids lying down in their blood... My heart pounds heavily against my chest and my blood boils... I start waiving my hands, I want to shout... Alas, I know I want to kill... I can kill, but instead I curse leaders and followers... I crumble into nothing in my prayers...

I just can't bear the sight of those 3 year old kids laid down dead... or look at the head of a 4 year old beneath the rubble that was once her home...

And I just wonder how... how can anyone watch this and say that border crossings must remain closed...

4 comments:

Whisper said...

the way they are kissing thier childrens before buring them break my heart
like if he can't believe this is the last time he can see his child

حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل
ربنا يدوقّهم حرقه القلب هاي

M Kilany said...

Whisper...
So true, it breaks your heart when they say goodbye... Especially when a young brother says goodbye... Unbelievable...

آمين

Bilalٍ said...

أتسائل : الشخص الذي يفقد عزيزا بهذه الطريقة هل سيصبح أكثر إعتدالا أم أكثر تطرفا حسب مصطلحاتهم؟

M Kilany said...

أكيد أكثر إعتدالا !!! إيييه