This post is a simple letter (the writers call it a manifesto). It is a very powerful statement about life in the Gaza strip for the people in general and specifically for young adults. It was written by a group calling themselves Gaza Youth. They can’t openly meet or be named as a participant. If you have been so indoctrinated into the idea of Israel being blameless that you can’t sense the truth about the hopelessness the authors feels and react with compassion, then I recommend some serious soul searching. See what you think and leave a comment.
GAZAN YOUTH’S MANIFESTO FOR CHANGE
Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community! We want to scream and break this wall of silence, injustice and indifference like the Israeli F16’s breaking the wall of sound; scream with all the power in our souls in order to release this immense frustration that consumes us because of this fucking situation we live in; we are like lice between two nails living a nightmare inside a nightmare, no room for hope, no space for freedom. We are sick of being caught in this political struggle; sick of coal dark nights with airplanes circling above our homes; sick of innocent farmers getting shot in the buffer zone because they are taking care of their lands; sick of bearded guys walking around with their guns abusing their power, Continue reading »