A year after the ugly murder of Mohammad Abu Khdeir on the hand of a group of fanatic Jews. The fanatic army of the state of Israel hunted down another young life, pointing again to Ramadan. A young (17 years) man smuggling himself out to the Aqsa on a Friday prayer.
In the last weeks, shootings on the Qalandia check point appeared like becoming a norm. And our passivity towards it, as if with everything else, is nothing but a norm as well. We make some shallow screams in that instant and then our life continues in the same tone the moment next.
Sometimes it feels as if this earth on this very ground is hungry for the blood of its people. As if those slain bodies are nothing but a natural sacrifice the earth needs from its people.
Whatever the mystery behind this continuous tragedy of being on this very ground, the personal tragedies behind those stories remain shaking. How much is it of a coincidence that this young man (Mohammad Kasbah) bids an unplanned farewell to his young life joining his two elder brothers in two different years some years ago? How much can his mother survive this thriving hunger of this earth to her son’s lives? How much can a normal human being survive such agony of loss that seems never to stop?
Or is it just a simple fact of living under occupation?
It is a normal consequence of a life that is safeguarded by a military occupation, that killing you may probably give him a promotion. An army, a man, that the victims among you (us) give him more stars to his skills and proficiency?
Is it just a destiny that we Palestinian mothers are deemed to wait for a day when our kids never come back?
As the world among us fears ISIS and its massive movement towards us, some of us and around us, believe that we are protected because we are under occupation. They naively believe that Israel is less violence and less savageness from ISIS.
Israeli army like animals hunts down our children in hunting and non-hunting seasons. Our enemy is they’re standing in front of us, fully armed, and has a full authority to take us down whenever it pleases him.
Our enemy is there, with a uniform of an army, police, a state. That’s only mission is to wash us out as blood to fill the thirst of this earth, that they seem to really believe it is what is promised to them.
Is it an organization of God or Earth or is just a normal fact of living under occupation …
ISIS is a danger that suddenly popped out and the world is organizing its efforts to exterminate. Living under this occupation is like an inhibited disease that keeps eating us from within. It is not serial murders that can make the difference. But the systematic ethnic cleansing that continues to take place since 67 years.
We are deemed by an evil stronger than that masked under fanatic slogans that call for death to others… we are a systematic operation of extermination that continues to make is the sacrifice of a sin we never committed.


2 thoughts on “the sin of being occupied
  1. Reblogged this on nadiaharhash and commented:

    A year ago… now…. nothing really changed … except the worse is becoming the norm

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  2. Reblogged this on Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News and commented:
    ISIS is a danger that suddenly popped out and the world is organizing its efforts to exterminate. Living under this occupation is like an inhibited disease that keeps eating us from within. It is not serial murders that can make the difference. But the systematic ethnic cleansing that continues to take place since 67 years.
    We are deemed by an evil stronger than that masked under fanatic slogans that call for death to others… we are a systematic operation of extermination that continues to make is the sacrifice of a sin we never committed.

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