Idrissi: ‘De islam heeft een Rik Torfs nodig’

Yamila Idrissi

Yamila Idrissi

Yamila Idrissi, Vlaams parlementslid voor de SP.A, maakt zich grote zorgen over de islamitische jeugd in onze hoofdstad. ‘Die kansarme jongeren waar extremisten zich op richten, zijn vogels voor de kat.’

Zondag stappen de Brusselse moslims in een Grote Witte Mars samen voor vrede. ‘Ja, ik ben van plan om mee te gaan’, zegt Yamila Idrissi. Zij is Brusselse, moslima en Vlaams parlementslid voor de SP.A.

‘Ik kwam nooit in zijn moskee’, vertelt ze. ‘Maar ik weet wel dat de overleden imam een open en erudiete man was. Zeer populair in de buurt, ook. Hij was een Marokkaanse soenniet die zich bekeerd had tot het sjiisme, zoals dat beleden wordt in Iran en Syrië. Dat komt steeds vaker voor, de laatste jaren, zo’n bekering.’

‘De dader was een salafist bij wie de stoppen waren doorgeslagen, wellicht uit woede over de gebeurtenissen in Syrië. Dit was geen religieuze, maar een politieke aanslag. Een eenmansactie ook, er zit gelukkig geen groepering achter.’

Toch maakt Idrissi zich grote zorgen, legt ze uit terwijl we door de buurt wandelen. ‘Ik ken hier veel ouders die met de handen in het haar zitten. Die elke dag hun hart vasthouden, omdat ze bang zijn dat hun kinderen in handen van extremisten zullen vallen. Onlangs hoorde ik nog het verhaal van een jongen die besloten had om naar Jemen te vertrekken, voor een grondige studie van de Koran. Zo’n jongen is een vogel voor de kat.’

Ze wijst in de richting van Zuidstation. ‘Daar’, zegt ze. ‘Aan de Stalingradlaan, daar vind je heel veel boekhandels waar je terecht kunt als je je wil verdiepen in de islam. Het probleem is dat je er geen enkel boek zal vinden dat je iets vertelt over de moderne islam, over de Europese islam. En dat klopt niet. Dat is een groot probleem, waarover wij ons dringend moeten bezinnen.’

‘Door die aanslag hebben we het vandaag weer over het verschil tussen soennisme en sjiisme, maar au fond interesseert dat debat mij niet. Wat mij interesseert is hoe we de westerse islam van de toekomst samen vormgeven.’

(…)

Die extremisten, wie zijn dat?
‘Brussel is vandaag een soort mini-Midden-Oosten, dus je moet ervan uitgaan dat alle strekkingen en alle conflicten hier vertegenwoordigd zijn. Dat hebben we nog maar eens gemerkt met die aanslag van maandag.’

‘Heel wat mensen denken nog altijd dat de moslimgemeenschap een homogene groep is, maar dat klopt dus niet. Er zijn twee radicale strekkingen die vandaag sterk vertegenwoordigd zijn: het wahabisme, dat vooral uit Saudi-Arabië komt, en het salafisme, dat vooral wordt beleden door mensen die uit Pakistan komen. En wat mij vandaag verontrust, is dat steeds meer jongeren zich laten aanspreken door dat salafisme.’

Wat maakt het salafisme volgens u zo gevaarlijk?
‘Het biedt mensen een kant-en-klare manier van leven.’

Doet de islam dat sowieso niet?
‘Nee, het gematigde soennisme, waartoe de meeste Marokkaanse Belgen behoren en waarin ik ook ben opgevoed, gaat je bijvoorbeeld helemaal niet zeggen hoe je je moet gedragen. Over hoofddoek en baard kan voor een gematigde soenniet gediscussieerd worden: de ene vindt dat belangrijk, de andere niet.’

‘Voor een salafist is er geen discussie: de hoofddoek is verplicht voor vrouwen, de baard voor mannen. Salafisten, en ook wahabieten, laten geen interpretatie toe en vinden dat je moet leven zoals de profeet in de zevende eeuw.’

Hoe behoeden we jongeren voor dat radicalisme?
‘De islam heeft een soort Rik Torfs nodig. We moeten imams opleiden aan onze universiteiten, en dus hebben we islamitische rechtsgeleerden nodig. Iemand die door een westerse bril naar de islam kijkt, die kritisch is, die vragen stelt over de Koran, die een lans durft breken voor de aanvaarding van homoseksualiteit, enzovoort.’

Bestaan dat soort islamitische Torfsen nog niet?
‘Ze bestaan, maar we hebben er meer nodig, ook in ons land. In Parijs doceert Rachid Benzine, die bezig is met een herinterpretatie van de islam – de Koran is voor hem geen bron van eeuwige waarheid, maar een boek dat geïnterpreteerd moet worden. Dat wordt door veel moslims met argwaan bekeken, maar het is belangrijk dat het gebeurt. Ik heb in Louvain-la-Neuve eens een lezing meegemaakt van Benzine, en toen waren er jongeren die zegden: “U slaat mijn hele wereldbeeld aan diggelen.” En dat is goed.’

(www.standaard.be / 18.03.2012)

Duizenden moslims houden witte mars in Anderlecht

 

BRUSSEL/ANDERLECHT – Zo’n 2.100 moslims stapten in Anderlecht mee in een witte mars tegen extremisme. De manifestatie kwam er na de brandstichting in een sjiitische moskee afgelopen maandag, waarbij een imam omkwam.

Bij de brand in de sjiitische Rida-moskee in Anderlecht kwam imam Abdallah Dahdouh om. De brandstichter kon door enkele mensen die in de moskee aanwezig waren, overmeesterd worden tot de politie er was.

De dader heeft aan de onderzoeksrechter bekend dat hij handelde uit religieuze motieven. De aanslag was tegen de sjiitische gemeenschap gericht, die hij verantwoordelijk acht voor het geweld in Syrië.

Enkele duizenden mensen kwamen zondag in Anderlecht op straat om de imam te herdenken, en te protesteren tegen extremisme. De deelnemers, voornamelijk afkomstig uit de sjiitische gemeenschap in Brussel, trokken vanop het Raadsplein in Anderlecht via de Rida-moskee naar het Brusselse justitiepaleis. Ze droegen witte rozen en Marokkaanse en Belgische vlaggen met zich mee.

Dat de optocht aan het justitiepaleis eindigde, is niet toevallig. Layachi Boutinzine van het cultureel comité van de moskee hamerde erop dat gerechtigheid moet geschieden.

‘We verliezen de meest tolerante imam van België’

De organisatoren benadrukken dat Brussel zich niet wil laten verdelen door tegenstellingen tussen sjiieten en soennieten. Die tegenstellingen leiden in heel wat Arabische landen tot bloedige conflicten.

De mars tegen haat en extremisme verliep ingetogen en zonder incidenten. ‘We verloren de meest tolerante imam van België’, treurde Aboureda, één van de studenten van Dahdouh die niets dan lof had voor ‘het buitengewone werk’ dat hij met jongeren presteerde.

De raadkamer van Brussel besloot vrijdag om de verdachte in verdenking te stellen van terrorisme. Hij is ook in verdenking gesteld voor opzettelijke brandstichting in een bewoond gebouw met een dode tot gevolg, met de verzwarende omstandigheid dat de feiten om religieuze motieven werden gepleegd.

Vlaams minister van Inburgering en Integratie Geert Bourgeois (N-VA) is blij dat verschillende stromingen binnen de islam elkaar vonden in de manifestatie en vreedzaam op straat gingen met een boodschap tegen geweld en extremisme. ‘Een bewijs dat belijders van de islam zich kunnen inpassen in de pluralistische samenleving’, verluidde bij de minister.

(www.standaard.be / 18.03.2012)

Lawyer: Hana Shalabi’s health is deteriorating

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The health of administrative detainee Hana Shalabi is deteriorating, a lawyer said on Sunday.

Sherine Iraqi, a lawyer for the Palestinian prisoners society, said that Shalabi can no longer stand, has very low blood pressure and has lost a lot of weight.

The lawyer had earlier met with the representative for female Palestinian prisoners Lina Jarbouni.

Physicians for Human Rights will visit Shalabi on Monday to examine her and try to get her admitted to hospital, Iraqi added.

Detainee Lina Jarbouni called on all human rights institutions and the Palestinian leadership to intervene to help Shalabi.

Shalabi, from the village of Burqin, is being held in “administrative detention,” a category in the Israeli legal system which permits imprisoning suspects for six months at a time without charge.

She entered the 33rd day of her hunger strike on Sunday.

(www.maannews.net / 18.03.2012)

De dag van het land يوم الارض

PPMS, Palestijnse gemeenschap in Nederland, Alawda Netwerk Palestina,   Vereniging Arab El Heeb
Nodigen u allen uit om deel te nemen aan het protest tegen de Israëlische  bezetting

Zaterdag   31-03-2012يوم السبت
Tijd :  14:00-16:00الساعه
Adres : Buitenhof 47الشارع
2513 AH Den Haagمدينة لاهاي

Hamas official to speak at human rights council

Maan News Agency | March 18, 2012

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Senior Hamas official Ismail al-Ashqar is set to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, a statement said.

Al-Ashqar arrived in Switzerland on Sunday, ahead of a talk which will address the issue of Hamas members being held in Israeli jails, the statement added.

(occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com / 18.03.2012)

‘US supports terrorists that kill friends and foes alike’

A prominent US professor says the American public is misinformed about the US government which supports terrorist groups that kill friends and foes alike.

Press TV has conducted a revealing interview with Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote, professor at California State University in Irvine, to further discuss the issue.

The following is a transcription of the interview.

Press TV: How do you explain the fact that the United States administration calls for actions to be taken against terrorist groups while what we’re seeing is actually supporting and financing groups and, of course, speaking on behalf of them?

Foote: This is political corruption at its best and also the ignorance of the American population to rely on the American media.

In an example of the FBI, the FBI closed down the office of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK or MKO) years ago in Washington DC and put them out of business there. And the head of the office immediately was hired by the Fox News channel as a foreign affairs analyst.

So you have all these people calling themselves Republicans, conservatives, anti-communists watching a communist terrorist on their Fox News channel.

The FBI…for a long time in a law suit against MEK terrorists in Los Angeles airport who have been collecting donations!

I said what are you guys doing – why aren’t going after the top dogs in Washington DC – why are you going after these little collectors?

And here you’ve got the former head of the FBI collecting tens of thousands of dollars along with a large number of other Americans who have received support.

You even have a Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum who is a strong supporter. And the Republican voters are stupid and they don’t even know this guy is supporting communist terrorists. This is the ignorance of the American population who rely on the major American media.

We’ve had American soldiers die in Iraq taking the MEK terrorists on shopping trips from Camp Ashraf to Baghdad. If their parents knew that their children died supporting communist terrorists they would be outraged, but instead they think they were doing something of value in the country.

This is how terribly misinformed or uninformed the American public is about these folks.

Not only have they killed large numbers of Iranians, they killed a huge number of Iraqis; they lined up the Kurds and ran over them with APCs. They killed American military officers in Iran; they’ve killed Rockwell international employees in Iran.

They are a very nasty bunch that’s been around and continues to be around in Iraq against the wishes of the Iraqi government.

The American government and neo-conservatives and President Obama have imposed these people on the government of Iraq for a long time over their objections. What about democracy in Iraq? They’re still there!

Some have been moved to Azerbaijan; some are wandering around Europe, but a large number are still right in Iraq against the will of the Iraqi people.

In 2002, George Bush at the United Nations gave out a background paper and cited by naming the MEK as a pretext of why we should go to war against Iraq saying that Saddam Hussein was supporting him and keeping him in Iraq. We went to war with Iraq over the MEK and then we defend them once they’re there.

We have the stupidest voters in the world who are uninformed about these things.

Press TV: In this election year, what kind of approach or policy would we expect from the US towards the Mujahedin-e Khalq organization – will it change?

Foote: No. As long as the Zionists and the neo-conservatives are in power it will not change. Israel is a big supporter of the MEK. Saudi Arabia has delivered bars of gold to Camp Ashraf to support the MEK.

Saudi Arabia claims to be Muslim and religious and they support the most evil liberation theology communist terrorists in the world.

This extends to France. France is the headquarters right now of the MEK. They have actually provided in the past free telephone lines and security for these people in France.

You have a lot of countries who will continue to use these folks, I mean, thousands of terrorists don’t sit around for free – someone’s paying their bills. And those bills are being paid by a lot of countries.

(www.presstv.ir / 18.03.2012)

A “Leaflet” to the World about it’s own “forgotten” Extermination Camp called Gaza

This “Leaflet” didn’t reach you before…

Leaflets, dropped over Gaza warning people to go in advance of a large scale assault during the Cast Lead War – Jan 3, 2009 (Click to enlarge)

March 18, 2012 by occpal

For a long time we could have been stating Gaza is world’s largest open air prison. A concentrationcamp. Besieged by land, air and the sea. Unilateral limited further and further every day. Shrinking the space and air it breaths. And even that has become a danger.

We can no longer talk about a concentrationcamp if we talk about Gaza. Gaza where 1.7 million people are living caged, controlled beyond even their basic needs. Imposed by a blockade and every day awakening in a battle and insecurity not even knowing, what will be next. What will be, the new ways not in which to survive, but the news ways of occupation which it has invented to overcome as well.

Gaza has become an extermination camp.

With no place to run to the warmongering zionist entity commits annihilation not with gaschambers but managed to be more lethal with more advanced killing substances.

Not like Jewish people were shaved, undressed and gassed in special designed murderous showerrooms. In Gaza, no need to undress nor to shave no remains will be left after Israel is finished with you.

One difference with the Holocaust is Palestinians in Gaza do not get looted before they get killed like in Auschwitz. But this, is merely because there is nothing left to rob but lives.

Lives, taken every day in targeted killings, extrajudicial executions by F16′s, navy ships, tanks and even with remote control like it would be some kind of a game. No eye to eye contact like in the Holocaust, the last blink in the eye of the lined up soldiers, ready to shoot the Jews lined up in a row. Shortly before they had to turn their face to the wall.  Yet there is no time left anymore to turn your face in Gaza where even walls are made to fall down to kill. On your child in it’s bed.

Children, which are called human shields by Israeli occupation. As an excuse to justify there were slained civilians and children, babies and even the unborn. With the excuse “We did send you a leaflet…” , “We told you to go…“  Where do you go when you are sealed in the chains, suffocated by a siege, limited by the bullets of snipers if you even get close. There is no safe place in Gaza.

Not even the cradle of your baby is safe. For if the occupier decides to invade, it targets the “human shields” even if aged under one year in their beds. Shoot them, point blank and at short range in their hearts and their heads. (1)

When they rounded up children in the Stalags of Death. Some managed to escape. Mothers, hiding their children in the toilets of the baracks. Drenched in their own waste. In fear hiding to be discovered. How world did you forget. How world can you be blind, not even a waste tank in Gaza would protect your child. Worse than the Warsaw ghetto has been ever before. (2)

Warsaw Ghetto, commemorated every year. As well as it’s 83,000 Jewish victims who died of starvation and disease. Where widespread smuggling of food and medicines into the ghetto supplemented the miserable official allotments and kept the death rate from increasing still further. And even little weapons where smuggled in. For self-defense. But Gaza not seems to have the rights for it’s defense in it’s annihilation camp.  Silenced and bombed even smugglers and their goods are targets like never before.

Not only bullets, bombs or shells do kill. “Israel” learned from it’s experience with nazi extermination tactics and only improved those to a level which would make any nazy shine of pride.  The new weapon of mass destruction for which the seeds were planted by Nazi Germany: Deprivation have even been lifted up to a level on which Nazis would not only be proud by they would have been jealous. Deprivation. The same deliberate deprivation which caused 1 in 6 Jewish people to die during World War II is now silently agreed by this world on imposed on the people of Gaza.  “Israel”, became exactly that and worse than those it feared and hated once themselves.

Even when medications and food would be able to enter to keep the death rate from increasing;  there does not even excist  no ‘panacea’ nor ‘snack’ to prolong lives against the arsenal of biochemical and nuclear weapons of mass destruction (3) which Israel is testing on Gaza.  (4) Causing death even long after they were deployed. Alongside the daily shellings and bombings which never ended. Not even a truce. Because there never has been one at all. (5)

Deliberate deprivation is the largest genocide by Israel so far after over 77 violent aggressive massacres. Genocide in a passive way which would not be noticed so fast. A silent murderer which has caused over 0,5 million Palestinians to die so far of which 0,3 million aged under 5. Deliberate deprivation knows no truce even if there has ever been one, nor during a one day holding cease-fire. Excess death also knows as avoidable mortality kills on like a clock which is ticking away the time, Israel’s deprivation of basic needs is ticking away Gaza’s lives.

Gaza where the water has been made unfit for consumption. (6) Where dams are opened by the occupier to flood people even out of their homes and empties it’s own sewerage on Gaza’s lands . Where 95% of the drinking water is causing waterborne diseases. Where you baby get’s the blue baby syndrome from drinking it’s bottle of milk.  If not that way, probably your mother’s breasts will feed you depleted uranium remnants left behind. Mothers, trying to feed their children who more often already are born with birthdefects due to the imposed pollution and poisoning.

Gaza where the food entering is measured by the calories. (7)  “Generously” Israeli media dishes you the news of the day how many trucks entered the besieged strip. They forgot to send you the “leaflet” about the starvation policies for which it even went to Supreme Court to prevent them from leaking out. So you won’t know every single soul in Gaza get’s the calories to barely survive. Not enough to die of starvation but slowly reduce your health, immune system combined with a wide scala of numerous measurements to cause your death or at least create sickness the slow way. So it won’t be obvious you we’re killed by deprivation. So your name won’t show up on the bodycount. Maybe, maybe if you are lucky, you will be one of the numbers in future statistics. In which numbers and figures are compared to demographical similar circumstances and other statistical data. But hence, even if you do, there is no comparision possible to the reality which is those of Palestinians living in Gaza.

Gaza, where if you do get ill by all these external influences imposed unvoluntarily on your life, your body, that of your child, your mother, father or your brothers or sister, becomes another new mean of annihilation.  You didn’t receive the ‘leaflet’ with the announcement of the new Treblinka. (8)  Palestinians, being forced to collaborate with their enemy, their assassing to receive medical health, or if not, restricted by not receiving a permit to obtain likewhise somewhere else. Encaged and deprived. A stamp on your application you did not comply. Your death sentence on a form.

An unseen and silenced battle against a crime of war. An ignored and appalling reality which is going on every day. Murdering people by depriving the means to keep them alive. Killing people not directly, not even remote, but just deliberate deprive them of a 12$ dialysis filter and cause their own bodies to poison themselves. Or because of a lacking syringe of  no 60 cents. That is how much a life became worth in Gaza.

Gaza, where your mother with cancer can receive surgery but they can not commence. The drugs needed to prevent complications are withheld from you. Gaza, where you send your child or your husband to the pharmacy every day to check if they arrived. To find the empty shelves and you return back home in desperation watching your mother, your child forced to die. Slowly. It is no murder it is torture. Ethnic cleansing Israelis style: Starve them, shoot them, than give them cancer. (11)

Gaza, where Physicians are expected to achieve miracles with nothing.  Where at some times in the past years even these surgeries which are possible had to be canceled. Because no anaesthetics available to make one “sleep”. Where in 2009′s Cast Lead massacres  legs were amputated without sedation because there was no more morphine.  Gaza  where amidst the crisis and ongoing attacks,  limbs where thrown on a heap in emergency rooms. Many slaughter houses have more dignity (12)

Gaza, where stranded International physicians Like Dr. Mads Gilbert (13)  in the war kissed the head of a new martyred child. Without power, without means but foremost without a “leaflet” with  a prescription for this world to take care.

Gaza, where your father will be suffocating because the power went down and his life sustaining breathing machine or your baby’s incubator halts to function. 18 hours a day no power not even to sustain that which is already in danger. For a power plant does not function without the blocked fuel it needs, to light up the houses, to warm or cool the rooms, but also to sustain those who are suffering to make them suffer even more. Not only them but imagine it’s you. And imagine, how your loved ones push manual air if necessary 24 hours a day into your lungs. To keep you alive because they do not want to loose you. What  are they going through. You missed that ‘leaflet’  from Gaza too?

Gaza, where waterpumps are halted by lack of power. Not only stopping all to take a shower but reducing the most basic need and human right of all: water. The most important substance to survive. Slowly but steady, occupation stealing 85% of possible resource of water or at least if it is no well to bomb or pond to poison,  your smuggled bottles of water do get bombed in the tunnels of Gaza along to those risking their lives to get them in get killed in the same effort.

Don’t tell me “never again” nor “Wir haben es nicht gewusst”.  Czerniaków wrote in his diary entry for May 8, 1941 regarding the situation in the ghetto of Warsaw: “Children starving to death.” Even if you did not get the ‘leaflet’ from Gaza, 1.7 million people are starving, made sick, assassinated, polluted, extreminated by all means possible and even those you would not imagine at all.

While the drones replaced the birds, you missed the flyer and the cry of the children of  Gaza. When all drown in darkness again and a brother even starts writing a letter to his  Unborn Children (14) the propaganda make the buzz louder than all drones and all birds in this world which made your deaf for the silence. A silence without prejudices nor lies in which you would be able to hear the devastating wheeping of the hearts. But the leaflet did fall on Gaza to leave while an oppressor caused you to turn blind for it even if you would read, you ears became selective, deaf and your heart seemed to be shut too. And your eyes when you turn your head on your cushion at night and pull up the blanket of ignorance some more people in Gaza sleep with an open window to prevent them get killed by implosion of a screen at the next bombing which comes unseen. Even without a leaflet.

To sleep. And you wake up while this renewal of life in Gaza means I survived. Again. Until the next time the darkness of the city really turns into death again (15) like last week. When Israel slained 27 lives in targeted assassinations. A child while walking to his school. An old man sleeping. A young man who just married two days before. And while we ‘speak’ the wounded which survived still suffer in hospitals, with no power. In any imaginable way.

Gaza, where 27 lives where taken in 4 days and the silence of media and condemnations of governments is even more devastating and killing than the ‘numbers’ might be. Your government did not miss the leaflet. Main stream media definitly did get the notice but prefers to be silent and distorting or just became blind following propaganda too. Because it seems to ‘sell’ better to recall about a terrorist cell from Gaza. And counting Qassam’s, whining with Israel together. So you will not notice all kept you ignorant by will so you keep paying your contribution to this murderous machine which does not lack power, their presses print through. No lack of ‘feeding’ to keep the expletives and their propaganda come to you for your sour earned salary provides tax which maintains that too.

To take care your heart stays shut, your eyes kept closed, your ears stay deaf zionist propaganda pays student up to 92 dollar an hour to spend 5 hours a week to spread lies on social media – among many other ways to silence the truth – to take care you will keep a believer. (16) While it keeps Palestine even under a digital occupation, it shuts the voices of those who speak truth as well.  ‘Israel’ reached it’s total moral  bankruptcy when it got exposed spreading lies and now even tries to frame a human rights activist who happens to be working at United Nations’ OCHA (17) The same United Nations whose main mission is to ensure human rights. At least those of free speech. The right on information, to take care, the real leaflets reach you too.

In Gaza though, the world achieved something it has never achieved before. Sustain an open air prison, now allowed  it  to evolve from a concentration into a genuine extermination camp. Even if you missed that ‘leaflet’ with certification it  is written all over the skies. In all it’s attempts to silence and mute the voices of truth it only gets louder and one day, reaches you too. While the people in Gaza wait for your awakening and actions, they keep dragging the sacks with food which are brought in from your money too. Sacks. Not the only thing the United Nations did not change. Same sacks are brought in, like they were brought in 64 years ago. Men are still dragging the flour around which arrive in more fancy trucks, that is, if they are even allowed in. Sustaining the misery and annihilation. Determined by an entity, their own member who is neglecting every obligation. A transgressing occupier who put itself with worlds complicity and silence above any law. (19) But foremost every moral obligation out of humanitarian perspective. Because it has no humanity left at all.

So I am sending you this leaflet for I hope some humanity is left in you.

So next time when you hear a ‘rocket’ came from Gaza you will not say “I did not know” for Palestinians do not need the second “Wir haben es nicht gewusst” after an 64 long ongoing annihilation nor to live in devastation nor lives to be stolen, while silence goes on and you kept fed with the lies while no one even bothers to check the facts. Under your nose which never ceased it’s ability of distinction for truth. It’s an instinct which can not be killed. Like the instinct to survive which has to be rehearsed by Palestinians every second of their lives too. The masters of vigilance, excelling in patience, as small as they are forced to perseverance as they daily bury the ones, whose instincts were not even enough to survive and were exterminated, terminated. Just like that.

And even when a message reaches you there came another rocket from Gaza (20) remember these facts above as well as those who are being vented while Gaza goes out for it’s daily burials of the martyred. While you get fed with “statistics” how many ‘missiles’ endangered the ‘Holy Land of Israel’ where 21 Israeli we’re killed in the past 10 years (21), while it slained 27 in the past week in less than 96 hours.

If you ever lost a loved one you know you are mourning. Having a funeral and a day with your loved ones. Which are left behind to support you. Last week even one Palestinians was killed while attending such a funeral as well as a cemetery was pounded. No, not even the death are safe no more in Gaza. Not even respect for that which they already successfully silenced in extermination camp of Gaza.

Even if you are not a lawyer of known with International Law and regulations, even Palestine has a right of self-defense. Whether zionism and it’s  cohorts like this or not. It is an inalienable human right embedded in not only lawbooks and higher regulations but foremost in morality (22) Although it maybe does not break your head thinking about that basic right if you would endure what people in Gaza have to survive on an daily basis, you would resist too.

In Gaza, Palestine, where the resistance called the Moqawama wakes up like you but never get a real ‘sleep’ nor rest.  No second to rest when targeted assassinations not only target the ones defending the land, but in the process to protect human lives and dignity of all, lives of the unarmed and innocent men, women and children are taken too. Young men and women with great potential and intelligence, able to contribute great achievements for a better world too, forced to resist for if you endure all above you would do that the same. And ‘Israel’ forgot the lessons of World War II. It only tries to excel in what has overcome them to use it for an ideological purpose for a Lebensraum never minding the cost of lives (not only in Palestine) but far beyond too.

And while you missed the note, we watch and commemorate those who are no longer with us. Not knowing who will be not there anymore tomorrow.

I remember, Shaheed Sheikh Yasin who was bombed into pieces in his wheelchair. A Quadraplaegic man. His smile kept working untill the moment ‘Israel’ blew his whole face off…

I remember, 7 month old baby Shaheed Adham Baroud, who died because he did not get a permit for surgery. Along to 173 other children and not even counting the 35 unborns which never seen the light nor ever could witness the horrendous reality to begin with for they have been killed by deliberate obstruction of medical care to their mothers at checpoints or borders…

I remember,  17 year Shaheed Khames Habeeb. He was mentally ill. Went out for a little walk which ended in the morgue with over 10 bullets in his head and upper body. Slained in cold blood by snipers using rifles which can kill at a distance of over 3 km’s..

I remember, 2 year old Shaheed Islam Qre’qa who was minced into two pieces by illegal weaponry pounded on Gaza. On his birthday in the holy month of Ramadan..

I remember, 1 year old Malek Shaath, who was playing outside his house on Aug 18, 2011 when zionist forces bombed his brains out of his little skull…

I remember, all martyrs of Palestine which died in their struggle for life, not for death. For all those who struggled their fight, violent but most even not, whose lives were ended in extermination camp Gaza.

And I pray, for my friends and the fighters for freedom. For I fear their names will be next. For me they are no numbers, no statistics but humans with more dignity, pride and power you would ever be able to encounter in your environment.

And I ponder, to who would slained little Malek be married if he had received  the chance grew up. And how is the wife of the 2 day wed Shaheed doing. How are the mothers today feeling in Gaza, while you mothers in the world get a ‘leaflet’ accompanied with flowers and chocolates and are showered with gifts, Gaza is showered too but by violence, ammunition, not celebrating but commemorating at funerals. The coffins are not wrapped. Everything lacks in Gaza except the coffins for the dead.

And I want you ponder and to remember. About the resistance fighter who is trying to defend his land, his mother or his child. If not for the occupation he would be a teacher, a poet or a doctor. Maybe he would be a genius inventing your next cure for a deadly disease. But ‘Israel’ reduced his life to ‘testing material’ too. For the sales and the money which do not buy an eternity. Which no one has. But at least a right to live in dignity. In safety and protected against extermination in a camp like Gaza.

My heart never rests and mourns the whole time. Not for the slained they finally met a peace which they never knew in this life. But for this world which is allowing these atrocities to go on. Amazed by the ignorance I behold of this  world which keeps hibernating in other more important matters than 1.7 million human lives in Gaza. Or about the  almost 12 million Palestinians worldwide suffering the occupation in many other ways I did not even mention. In unbelief I am, of the magnitude of unknown facts and the capacity to forget.

Warsaw, Auschwitz, the Stalags, it was not so long ago. Commemorated every year now for since 1945. The lesson was supposed to be never again. In a time, where resistance were called heroes.  But not if it’s 2012 and they are from Palestine.

And because those who became that what they feared ones themselves will not fly over your house to drop your a note  “to leave” this ignorance, I hereby drop you my leaflet in hope you will wake up and act, To at least break the silence and end the by this world achieved new status of Gaza: Your largest, ignored and silenced extermination camp where tomorrow death and pain will reign too if you don’t even try.

This was my Leaflet for Gaza.




Footnotes

(1) The day event he reporter of Al Jazeera cried live on TV – Jan 7, 2009

(2) The Warsaw Ghetto

(3) Israel’s weapons a crime on Humanity

(4) Israel turns Gaza into a testing field for weapons

(5) Timeline of Israeli attacks and violations on Palestinians

(6) No water, no sewerage

(7) Media buries documents about Israel’s deliberate policy of starvation

(8) Palestinians in need of medical health forced to collaborate

(9) Israel kills by deprivation of health care

(10) Health care in danger – in Photography

(11) Starve them, Shoot hem, than give them cancer

(12) Who can bear Israeli Human Rights? Photography (graphic)

(13) Eyes on Gaza. An eyewitness account by Dr. Mads Gilbert

(14) To My Unborn Children – By Nader Monzer

(15) A City went from life to death – By Nader Monzer

(16) Israel’s Web War Declaration

(17) Israel’s Moral Bankruptcy

(18) Summer Camps. When will the UN bring Human Rights to Palestine?

(19) Israel a transgressing occupier – Report by GISHA

(20) There comes a Rocket from Gaza

(21) Fatalities caused by Gaza Rockets – Israel Project

(22) Palestinian right to fight occupation not only moral, but legal as well ~ by @myaguarnieri

(23) The Eagle of Palestine

(24) I Remember the Martyrs of Palestine

(occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com / 18.03.2012)