Sunday, August 21, 2005


This post is only a humble and simple comment on Olivia's post, trying to show the other side of the story.
*Any one is welcomed to join in the discussion by the way*

I wasn't surprised when I read Olivia's post as much as I was annoyed. And though I know my words are a bit out of date, but I felt its my duty to show the real situation back in Palestine.. or as how its world widely acknowledged as Israel.

I won't start by saying "this land is ours and I'm glad its back", I won't say as well "that's what the Israeli's deserve to be kicked out of Palestine", nor I'd complete by saying "I hate the Israelis" or all theses blah blahs.. For I am deadly sure that this act is not meant for peace; Take my words on that. No one would ever know the Jews as much as the Egyptians would, ever since Prophet Moses till the great 1973 war. *Tell me have you ever heard about that war before?!*

I am not preacher or a racist; I am but a simple Egyptian, Arab citizen who knows her history quite well. And I would like you Olivia, or any other reader to ask your Jews-Israelis friends this very simple question: "where are your ancestors' graves?"
I reckon they'd tell you in Holland, Poland or Russia most probably.
But any Palestinian, even the immigrants or the refugees, Ask them: "where are your ancestors' graves?" , they'd tell you in Gaza, Ram Allah, Jerusalem… or any other corner in Palestine.. Not only this, you may find with them a key for their house that was demolished by another Israeli bulldozer to build their settelments, claiming its their historical land. While it's not their neither in history nor right now.

All what you see is but a dirty play, believe me. Even it was written in one of the biggest Israeli's newspapers, that what you've seen was but an act to gain the world's sympathy that they are the men of peace.
But tell me if they really want peace, why had they invaded Sinai in the year 1967? or even more, tell me, why are they demolishing the Palestinian houses and building their own settlements?
Tell why Rachel Corrie died under their bulldozers *on purpose* defending a Palestinian family from demolishing their house. At a time the Israelis claimed to the media: she died by mistake!!

Not even that, have you ever seen the pictures on that site before?
It's for a martyr called "Mohamed el Dorra", a young boy who was shot in cold blood in his father's lab by another dirty shot form an Israeli solider. They didn’t neither care that he was a young boy nor that he was between his father's arms. And he was murdered in the street..
Moreover, Despite that this incident wasn't only photographed but video taped as well, yet they got the guts to spread the story on media as an Israeli child killed by a barbaric Palestinian.. *by the way, I knew about that story from some American friends I knew back then. You can check it out*
And still hundreds and hundreds of Palestinians are killed everyday, while the world is left as silent paralyzed audience.

We are in front of an organized crime, not only against the Arabs, but the whole humanity. In fact Media corrupt and faking the truth aren't just ordinary crimes but a disaster as well, that if it didn't touch your part of the world now, it would in the future.

I won't finish my words by saying I was happy for what happened.
Truely I wasn't happy that anyone, no matter s/he is/was, have to leave their place.. But I would like to tell you, leaving the settlements in Gaza that's been for 10 or 15 years maximum isn't as harsh and cruel as forcing the real owners of the land *the Palestinians* to leave their homeland, and to leave their houses that they knew no other all their life long. *check the pictures on that post by the way*

I know that its our fault *as Arabs* from the beginning till the end, that we didn’t defend our rights in the proper way. Its our fault we rested our case in some hands we believe in their honesty, yet crying over spelt milk we discovered the opposite when it was really too late.

PS: to make things clear, I am not against Jews, I hate all sorts of racism especially when it is connected to religion. I totally believe that anyone should have the right to embrace which ever religion or ideology s/he thinks most suits his/her way of life.
But I only meant in my lengthy post: the ones who claim Palestine to be anything but a pure Arab land.

God Bless you all.


Blogger Olivia said...

Oh No Blue :( I never wanted to put politics on my blog and now it's happened and now you're annoyed at me and I'm sorry.
I understand both sides of the situation - that there was driving out of Palestine many years before this week's incidents.
It has to stop at some point. And 2000 years ago, where did the Jews and Arabs live?
It's like asking why the Catholics and Protestants are fighting in Northern Ireland. How do they live together in New York?

Anway, I never wanted to talk about politics, it was just a gut reaction to the tearing of a crying man's clothing that made me write and I wish I hadn't.

8/21/2005 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous sheryos said...

hey blue..
this entry was more of a report, but that's just coz the toic couldn' but be desribed as a topic...
as a child, i was raised to hate israelis, not by parents, but by watchin what they did in intention, and on daily basis, of killin, rapin, demolishing and destroyin every single thing i look to in palestine as an arab and as a muslim..
i didn' much agree with you when u said u were unhappy with anyone having to leave his place...
it's just like when u steal a wallet n' u get arrested, n' the wallet goes back to it's original owner, u can't cry sayin that this wallet has spent much time with me that it's mine...
Do i hate israelis ?! yes..
do i hate jews ?! well, i guess a no would be sort of a lie, but again, not every jew is an israeli...
i dream of a day when the whole of palestine is no more but a free arab country... israeli's future ?! frankly, don't care..

8/21/2005 02:42:00 AM  
Blogger A said...

Well said "Blue". Couldn't have said it better myself. It is amazing how Israeli's have managed to take over the media completely during the past years. They are trying to corrupt every historical fact that proves they are lying. And they managed to paint illusive pictures in the minds of most Americans and Europeans.

It is our duty nowadays to correct the wrong and reach for those whom we have ignored in the past to show them the real truth. And thank God, today we can because we have the means to do so, even if our media doesn't play a sufficient role in this.

8/21/2005 03:14:00 PM  
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8/21/2005 05:32:00 PM  
Blogger 0xDEADBEEF said...

it was just a gut reaction to the tearing of a crying man's clothing that made me write and I wish I hadn't.

Well, how about the crying of a palestinian getting his land confiscated back in 1967.

I think the palestinians made enough concessions by recognizing the state of Israel on the land occupied by Zionists in 1948. We can'y ask the palestinians to ignore the very last bits of their lands that were occupied and confiscated in 1967.

Settlers HAD to leave, for both sides benefit (as Ariel Sharon also said, Israel can't continue to rule 1.5 million palestinians in the Gaza strip)

8/21/2005 05:35:00 PM  
Blogger Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

Olivia, i am not annoyed at you.. i just wanted to make things clear..

now u said : "I understand both sides of the situation"
then its fine ;)
sorry for making it look as a political post, i didnt want that either.. so, i already twisted the mood :)

8/21/2005 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

can't agree with you more, especially on this part :
"It is our duty nowadays to correct the wrong and reach for those whom we have ignored in the past to show them the real truth. And thank God, today we can because we have the means to do so, even if our media doesn't play a sufficient role in this."

8/21/2005 06:07:00 PM  
Blogger Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

Sheryos and mohamed
i truely thank you for the contribution
but sheryos, i think you shouldn't be that hard on them

8/21/2005 06:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jia Li said...

Blue I understand!


8/22/2005 04:43:00 AM  

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