A Reflection on a Bitter Reality

A Reflection on a Bitter Reality,

As we witness this massive Israelization of Jerusalem as never before, we also witness a colossal thump on our national identity. We are torn into a Fateh and Hamas, and the occupation is surrounding us, expanding its colonies, Israelizing our homes and roads, and enclaving us with additional walls.

The world is once again watching, condemning merely, incapable of stopping an evacuation of a family deported from its original home sixty years ago to be evacuated again into another Diaspora inside its own home.

One misery after another, another Nakbeh inside Jerusalem, inside the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, and the list goes on. And a Nakseh inside every Palestinian, who, instead of vowing over liberation, is torn apart in heartrending domestic warfare between brothers.

A not very long time ago, Palestinian society was contained by a structure that was built up from different parties; inside the same family, you would find a Fateh and a Hamas, a Jabha and Tahriri… and everyone was aspiring a day where we would be liberated.

I am not explicit if our cause failed us or we failed our cause.

I am unsure if this occupation has invaded us like chronic cancer that cannot be cured. Cancer that will only kill us, or we can still resist.

Jerusalem is trailing its sanctification; settlers are plaguing it with all their capacity. A radical racist government is overpowering it by all means. We walk through roads transforming into Hebrew; the railroad is jamming us into marginalized neighborhoods, demolition orders, and demolitions. Evacuations, new settlements, each day another Israeli flag flies up from what was some moments ago a Palestinian roof.

Ultra-orthodoxed settlers mingling among Palestinians neighborhoods, settlements expanding, more buildings, more posts, new roads ,and one more time more suffocating details of oppression and injustices .

It is so clear how Netanyaho’s government is racing with time, one more time forcing reality on the ground.

After failing to convince the world and the U.S. to declare war on Iran, one more time succeeded in employing the settlement issues to their benefit. As the Israeli radicals are also preparing themselves to demonstrate the demonstrated removal of some outposts, the government is operating on a massive campaign to pinch what is left of Jerusalem.

And one more time, alluding to the world outside Palestine, in an attempt to procure more time in enforcing new facts on the grounds.

The new notion of normalization, the other day Amr Mousa declared as if normalization with Israel is just on the door, binds it with the stop of the settlements, .as if the Palestinian cause is settlements. all ignoring what is happening in Jerusalem.

Each Jerusalemite today is struggling unswervingly with this shrewd invasion of the occupation.

And nearby, a few kilometers away, in the liberated Authority of The West Bank, as if all is well and constant, as if the occupation is over, as if the walls are detached as if the settlements have vanished, as if and as if life is ordinary, there is only one enemy HAMAS. And Hamas, over there on the isolated island around the desert of despair, is holding over a million people captives.

An occupation inside an occupation.

Fateh is besieged for having another thousand new Palestinian leaders inside the upcoming 6th historical summit, of course, at least half of the 2000 participants deem to become the next Palestinian leadership, and the other half anticipate that they will become a challenging number in the future power. And a few good men, working hard, believing there could be hope for reform and change.

Of course, one significant consensus, HAMAS, Hamas brutality, Hamas radicals, Hamas fundamentalists, Hamas abuses, Hamas tortures, Hamas violations, Hamas scandals,hamas hamas hamas…

And Hamas, in its new Emirate of Gaza, enjoying incapacitating, debilitating people, detaining, controlling men from Fateh from entering the West Bank, as with Shalit case, trying to compromise for its men upon allowing Fateh people to pass OUT to the West Bank.

Is there any worse scenario for a nation?

The Israeli Occupation is impounding whatever is left of the land, ongoing with its occupation without remorse within Jerusalem, and Palestinians of Fateh and Hamas are skirmishing over authority more than a terrain that is no longer there …..because they boomed in making our cause, again and again, a mislaid cause.

Nadia Harhash



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