Monday, 25 April 2011
For The Right Not To Be Denied
By Abdel Rahman Migdad
Student in Palestine
Every place is different, every person is different. Unique differences make people and nations special, this fact we have been informed about, where a phrase in the holy Quran says "O mankind! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another". From here comes the importance of travel, in particular face to face communication. Gaza plays the role perfectly, where it communicates with hole the world by exporting. However, I believe that Gaza is one of few that engage in this kind of exporting. Gaza leads in exporting means of freedom to the world. Every individual’s soul is free and the heart is directly affected by that freedom, this mean is perceived quite fast by people in Gaza, but keeping them from acting are many components one of which is man.
Obvious, and unarguable among two intelligent, that we live in a world that could be described as conflicting in all its aspects. When conflict is mentioned it is a great deal, and conflicts result in huge misconceptions and misunderstanding among nations and people, leading to undesired consequences, wars, closures, economic blockades, most important (HATE) which may sound simple but its total chaos. Don’t you forget its humans were talking about they could be devils or angels. All those undesired consequences are clear, and everyone is aware of, but does anyone care to care? Apparently, economies of some countries are built on war industry so there has to be a victim to be bullied. Be smart and guess who is doing the bullying, and who is the victim?
Denying efforts of those that want to build and want to spread freedom all over the world is non of our ethics. For that is a message we adopt, sacrifice our time and effort for achieving, and some go beyond that and sacrifice the most precious. In the day of freedom the waves of the Mediterranean Sea carry the blood of the legends of freedom to the shores of Gaza city. The message of freedom, unity, and love we wish to see grow and concur the glob, and those freedom activists on the Gaza flotilla wrote the first letters of freedom, and the ink was their blood. However, this might be bothering to some nations or some people, the idea of freedom and care among nations might be faced with resistance and un-acceptance. Well, we are denied the right to travel, and others are denied the opportunity to visit Gaza, why might that be?... Simply because the deniers refuse to build and contribute in brightening, instead they choose darkening man kind’s minds.
Meeting with many people in different positions, from different countries, with different backgrounds, and different believes, resulted in comprehending an outcome which appeared to be mutual, which simply is, we all desire to exchange cultures, thoughts, ideas, and to develop and build bridges among nations and build individual friendships. However, applying that to Gaza strip seems not to be possible, and reasons behind that are apparent. Gaza caries truth within it, such truth terrifies. All those that are afraid from the Palestinian Gazan truth to spread all over the world support the idea of maintaining Gaza hand cuffed and mouth shut. Because the Gazan truth will form a threat to those that had contributed in denying Palestine its right throughout more than sixty years.
Palestinians are simple people that ask for nothing more than the right, the right that any human deserves in the world. They demand that the monopoly of information and media is broken. They demand an opportunity to change the naive thinking that puts the victim in the same category with the violator of all human laws, an opportunity to shut the naive voices that deny Palestinians the right of resistance in its simplest forms. People in Gaza have stored ambitions to explore the world and share the truth, share the culture, contribute in building a good peaceful world community. Finally the demand is "for the right not to be denied".
Posted by LSE SU Palestine Society at 16:46