Today is the 25th anniversary of the first Palestinian raise, delegations from different countries, went to Gaza to celebrate the occasion. Couple of weeks ago, the United Nation members voted on the Palestinian State, and it was declared to be an observing member in the UN.
People in the streets were celebrating, countries and nations sent congratulations, facebook statuses and tweets were all expressing happiness because of the vote results. We were celebrating being a member in the organization that gave the green light to occupy our land, to the organization that condemned the wall yet nothing was changed, lands were taken, trees and were destroyed, families were separated, and the wall stayed!!
At the moment of declaration and until now, I have those questions in my mind; doesn’t this mean that we settled for less than 22% of our land excluding Jerusalem?? Doesn’t this mean that we are giving our country for free to our enemies? What is it going to change after Palestine becomes a state? Would they be able to protect olive trees, houses, Masjids, Churches, schools from settlers’ attacks? Would they be free to travel when they wish where they wish? Would they be able to import medicine and food as they need, export their goods?? Really wish to know at which price we gave our land away…I wish it was not a low price, cause the bloods shaded to liberate it are very valuable…2nd thought, whatever was the price…it is a very low price and it is a lost bargain to us !!
I keep thinking of the reason that makes people celebrate the declaration, the anniversary, the rocket, and I wonder, did we reach a point of desperation that we can’t wait or we can’t even dream of a real victory, so we deceive ourselves and say we won. And despite that we deep inside know that we lost, we celebrate when the ones who really should be celebrating are Israel and The united States of America, who we have to congratulate on their great acting in the UN.
Writing this post, I tried to think of a similar story, and I could not think of a better story than the story of the bird, cow and cat…and how things are never as they seem, and that you can be saved when you least expect it, and you can be killed because of your actions!!