An excellent video by P James Flynn, was posted in youtube and then in twitter, and sent to me. It comes with a warning of graphic photos that depict violence and the aftermath, including photos of dead children of Gaza, Palestine. Of course, the people who lay on the metal slabs in these photos, never received warnings.
My heroes are the people of Palestine, and especially Gaza, today. These mostly young people stayed online or on their cell phones, and posted what was happening in their neighborhoods:
“dark, no electricity”,
“cannot sleep; drones closer”
I read and retweeted these short messages, my heart breaking and the fear growing, for each person I’ve come to know in the past week and those I will probably never know. I hoped more people, particularly Americans and other Westerners, would think it mattered. I wasn’t sure if Bibi Netanyahu would ever stop this madness, even while I sent him tweets, insisting he stop this. Sure, he never read my tweets, but if he had he would have been aware that more people in this world wanted this horror stopped.
The news finally came of a ceasefire, and for the civilians living in Gaza, this could not come soon enough. I wanted to believe it, but with the sound of drones still circling overhead, over Gaza, I wasn’t sure. I am still not sure.
For Bibi has not only lost this battle, he’s apparently lost the war (and I hope he’s finally lost his seat!) Then again, with eighty to ninety percent of Israelis wanting this to continue, it could be the only rationale one could use to predict Bibi’s ouster would be that he did not, “flatten Gaza” (as the most despicable of the Israeli Zionists chanted again and again.)
Today, as has been the case since Cast-Lead Ops, my heroes are in Palestine. My heroes are the civilians who stand up, under fire, in the West Bank to say NO MORE. My heroes are the young ladies and men of Gaza, who continue to put that information out there, in attempts to make it stop.
This is the twitter-link to the video, by @PJamesFlynn:
“History will Say, No More Heroes”. It’s definitely worth the watch.