Reflection on Occupation: Celebrating Occupatiom

Commemorating Nakba…. celebrating independence…
I am taken I could say with some enraged feelings ,quiet from inside though ,for some Israeli leftist zionists who seem to seriously sail with the notion of a Palestinian state and peace and freedom … And so on and on …
I still believe that my tolerance to the other ( in this case the Israelis ) is some high level one . However, as much as I recognize them on a human level, as well on their strive for existence , trying often to ignore my own and just get in their shoes and try to reach out somewhere . It takes me with anguish to hear and read the ruthlessness and pride in declared announcement of an independence that was built on our misery .
You cannot ask me for peace ,when you fail to admit to yourself that you occupied me
And, expelled half of my people , killed many, orphaned families, destroyed trees, and built your existence on my catastrophe .
Me , Palestinians, trying to live and share under the compliance of your power ,doesn’t legitimize you more , and it doesn’t take my right in my homeland any less.
If you want legitimacy , and independence … Start by ADMITTING the catastrophe you cause to us.
You celebrate independence of a millennia of diaspora …yes you deserve it …. But you are celebrating on our misery , and we are still there , and we still remember ….
Colonies can be built on destruction of nations , but not homelands..

June 2013

Published by nadiaharhash

Exploring my own Shoes ... somehow my walk , my way ... Being a woman is one thing . One important thing of originally two things. However, living in a global patriarchal dominance makes one thing dominant of another . A lifetime struggle of women resilience for being the one thing they are Women . All the resilience of being a woman is another ONE thing . For being a Moslem woman is another thing . Being a Moslem woman living in an Occupied land is definitely a totally other thing. What if you add divorce to this ? Being a Woman, a Moslem , a Palestinian and Divorced … makes the introduction to living in my shoes… Living in a Shoe of a Woman. PS. English is not my first language.. I know I often need to edit , however, there is something in the power of the 'click send' button.. ever since I did it the first time .. I enjoy clicking directly from my heart...unedited...

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