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We, Gazans, Are NOT Numbers But Human Beings!!!

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      It is 8:57 PM right now. Airstrikes are still heard every now and then. However, there is unconfirmed news about cease fire deal. I really hope it succeeds. What happened till now is TOO ENOUGH. 

      I am HOME with my parents; that does NOT mean that we are SAFE. The situation is still too dangerous. The thing is that I got sick of being homeless! My parents and I, only the three of us, are home. Yet my three brothers, my sister-in-law, and my lovely nephews are still away in different places!! I really miss all of them. You can not imagine how much I miss my 3-year-old nephew Mahmoud



Gaza toll: 101 martyrs including 24 children, 10 women, 13 elderly - 850 injured including 260 children, 140 women, 55 elderly. This is how media used to describe Israel's inhumanity. Yet we are not numbers!!  Report no numbers no figures. Report names. We need to know WHO is murdered not HOW MANY!!

As I mentioned above, 24 children are killed and 260 Children injured. Why children? WHY? WHY? WHY? What guilt did they make to be killed this way? Tell me! Please if anyone know the reason of this, tell me! I don't understand it. Every time I see a child killed on TV, I imagine my little Mahmoud in his place, God Forbidden! If something like this happened to me, I will not be able to carry on my life. I will LITERALLY DIE! YES, I will DIE! 

Civilians' houses are targeted everywhere accross the entire Gaza Strip from Beit Hanoun to Rafah. IDF, Israel Defense Forces as they used to call it, targets houses, innocent people, mosques, ambulances..... Everything is targeted now!

I don't know what to write. Words fails me. Let pictures of murdered kids speak instead of me! I am sure they, pictures, will spread the word so much more than I do!




Just imagine that one of those kids is yours! God Forbidden for sure. But can you imagine what you reaction would be then?? I'll leave you now thinking of an appropriate answer for this question.


Please pray for us 

Discussion 11 Comments

  • Caragh - 19th Nov 2012

    You, your loved ones, and your community are in our hearts.
    Needless ugliness and brutality can only leave us speechless.
    Strength, patience,comfort and dignity

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    • Alaa Radwan 20th Nov 2012

      Thanks for your sweet words, Caragh. I really appreciate it! hope it will end soon.

  • Lambert Meertens 20th Nov 2012

    O Alaa, I keep coming to this page, and then I leave again, realizing that I don't know what to say, but I want to say anyway that my thoughts are with you. I keep thinking, What can I do? What can we do? So much suffering. As individuals we are all so powerless. It strengthens my hope that together we will build a strong international organization that aims for a society based on the care for each other, and not on the greed and lust for power of a few.

  • martin faherty 20th Nov 2012

    Thank you once again Alaa, your words and images manage to burn through the fog of obfuscation that the western media, politicians and Israel's apologists attempt to spread. The dead children pictured above and the hundreds more killed by the Israeli army during and after Operation Cast Lead had a right to live and laugh and play just like every other child in the world. The children of Gaza have been traumatised and terrorised yet again, these images bring home the true horror of the statistics.

    Best Wishes and heartfelt sympathies,

    • Alaa Radwan 21st Nov 2012

      I don't know what to say :( I am sorry

  • John Keeley 22nd Nov 2012

    Some background to the Zionist outrage: http://thecommune.co.uk/2010/06/06/from-persecuted-to-persecutors-the-lessons-of-zionism/#more-5282

  • Will Henry Lapinel 22nd Nov 2012

    Alaa, I really hope there is enough pressure on Israel to force a cease-fire.

  • Alaa Radwan 22nd Nov 2012

    Finallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, We are back to life AGAIN! War is over. Hope this cease fire will last for so long. Thanks for your support all. I really do appreciate it

  • 22nd Nov 2012

    The Middle East Children’s Alliance, who has Noam Chomsky as one of its founding advisors and supporters, is accepting donations for emergency aid for Gaza. http://www.mecaforpeace.org/

  • Alaa Radwan 24th Nov 2012

    I shared the website of this organization on Facebook with my friends, John :) Thanks very much