The Cranberries (Zombie) acoustic cover: Bondan Prakoso and Kikan Namara
Text caption: Fahd Pahdepie
Videography: Futih Aljihadi & Bondan Prakoso
Imagine that we are in Gaza for a moment Watching all the sorrowful sights and feeling all the fears
In Gaza, will songs still sound melodious amid the sound of the missile crunching your guts? When stones are thrown, missiles destroy the land, and the sky cracks: Children lose their parents and their future!
In Palestine, this war is not about religion It is about people who fail humanity There, in the land that God promised, the war is never only about landlines or a wall or the holy sites where God once spoke to the prophets The war is about everything beyond that: It is a betrayal to the God’s trust that human will not drain the blood of their kind
We may not be able to stop the tanks, We cannot put a halt to the bullet, and we cannot vaporize gunpowder But we must take our part in the destiny to stop this war and massacre
For the sake of God or anything we have to fight those who betray humanity, no matter who they are, no matter where they are, no matter how strong they are:
We all want the best for our children. But parents in Gaza know that, right now, despite their best efforts, their children’s future is bleak. The 2014 bombing of Gaza destroyed schools, hospitals and thousands of family homes, and eight years of blockade has made the situation even worse. The restrictions on movement, trade, building materials and equipment means that young people have little chance of a job, a home of their own, decent health care or a proper education.
I want that everyone who is seeing this to reblog this picture. Probably no one will do it because it isn’t a skinny girl or fashion or food on this picture. On this picture is the truth what’s going on in OUR world where YOU AND ME live! Don’t close your eyes and pretend you haven’t seen this or haven’t heard about this. What’s happening in Gaza is terrible! We all should try in doing something against this! Please reblog this picture. It breaks everyones heart. It’s horrible. #PrayForGaza
Israel would have us believe that bombing civilian homes, hospitals & public infrastructure is a compromise. It is simply barbarous violence. Homelessness, shattered limbs, families frantically digging through rubble to find loves ones, this is what Israel has brought to Gaza. That our tax dollars fund the weapons tearing apart the people of Gaza should outrage us all. We are not silent actors. We are complicit.
A letter to the Worlds Children As Palestinian kids who are living in the besieged Gaza Strip, we call on our friends all over the world to help us to lift the horrible siege that made us live in a big prison and prevented us from our basic natural right in living in peace and getting our rights in medicine , education, food and play. Help us to leave our prison!
This is not about Muslims or Jews this about humanity, can we stop the madness already? Palestine doesn’t even have an army, Gaza is unprotected, Israelis are not killing Palestinian soldiers they are killing families, leaving babies without a mother, a brother, even leaving them without legs and arms. THIS IS NOT A WAR, THIS IS GENOCIDE. When are you Israelis gonna start burning alive Muslims? When are you gonna start killing them with gas? This is no different from when Hitler started killing Jews.
And the media should realize that Israel is not “defending” because Palestine is not even fighting back.
Allah please protect your faithful people. 😭🙏 please just stop the madness when are we humans gonna realize that not even animals attack their specie, it’s supposed that we have the ability to communicate for a reason, we should get along and get through our differences by the dialogue… Pleas stop the killing, no matter your religion, no matter your raze, no matter your nationality. WE ARE ALL HUMANS, but nowadays there’s no HUMANITY, stand up for Gaza like the brave people that have been manifesting on the streets, we don’t need violence.
We came back to Gaza one year ago because my mother was extremely ill (totally blind because of diabetes), and with the Rafah border consistently closed it’s impossible to get someone in her condition to Cairo, let alone to Germany.
Since our return, my children are constantly asking questions. Why don’t kids in Gaza have playgrounds? Why do children play in crowded streets? Why don’t their peers have enough food? It breaks my heart to answer these questions, but at least I know how.
Since the war [latest Israeli assault] started, though, I’m stumped more and more often — and the questions are multiplying. What is happening, Mom? Why are they killing children? (Three of their young second young cousins — Ibrahim, Eman, and Asem — died, along with a pregnant woman and four other children, when Israel fired missiles at their multi-family apartment building. No military target was identified.) Will we die, too? Why do they hate us? Don’t they have children?
Am I supposed to tell them that, yes, we could die at any time from an incoming shell? Surely, I shouldn’t tell them about 19 children of the Abu Jamei family who were killed when a missile fired at one person struck them all as they broke the Ramadan fast one recent evening. How can I explain that, yes, the soldiers who have killed so many children often have children of their own? How can I persuade them that fireworks in Germany signify joy and celebration, while “fireworks” in Gaza cause death?
The most painful question they’ve asked me is a response to our neurotic nighttime habits. One night, I make all three sleep in the same bedroom with us, hoping to increase the odds they’ll survive if a shell hits one of the empty rooms in our house. But then the next night, I’ll separate them, thinking that if I divide my children they won’t all die in an attack. (Unless we’re hit by a half-ton bomb, rather than artillery shell, in which case we’ll all be killed, anyway.)
These are the painful contortions I’d wish on no mother anywhere. Yet mothers throughout Gaza make these decisions every night — and live with the consequences of one ill-fated move. But how am I supposed to answer when Maryam asks, “Why do we sleep somewhere different each night?”
My children, as with all children in Gaza, will need therapy following this carnage. Most, of course, will not receive it. They will enter adulthood remembering these days and the soldiers, F-16s and drones that were heedless of their nighttime cries and terror. Their mothers and fathers — unable to guard their children from these horrors — will need psychological help. And grandparents may have it worse of all, since the midnight terror this month feels terribly like the nights nearly seven decades ago when they were expelled from their homes in what became Israel, never to return.
“When I see Palestinian citizens escaping into Sinai, the way
Lebanese citizens escape toward Beirut when there is a round of fire
against Israel – we will then know that the deterrence has been
-Israel Katz, Israel’s Transport Minister
are no innocents in Gaza, don’t let any diplomats who want to look good
in the world endanger your lives – mow them down!”
-Michael Ben-Ari, a member of the Knesset.
“The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages, only then will Israel be calm for the next 40 years.”
-Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai.
need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The
Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t
surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too. There should be no
electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing.”
obviously knew there were journalists in the building, so we did not
attack other floors in the building. But my advice to journalists
visiting Gaza is to stay away from any Hamas position, site or post for
their own safety.”