As a child, I used to go to the sea shore near the refugee camp where I lived, staring for hours at the hills near the border. My grandmother told me once that Palestine is right behind those hills. My heart traveled with the seagulls every day to imagine how it looked like on the other side. It was a journey of yearning that fueled my love of the land. Since then, the dream grew bigger and bigger to return to the homeland.
58 years passed since the occupation of Palestine, and the Palestinian cause had never been more alive in our hearts, feelings, memories, and conscience. We will never abandon the dream to return.
Through wars, massacres, and atrocities, the Zionist entity "Israel" was established. It was built on the destruction and misery of the Palestinian people. They stole the hope and peace, but never enjoyed the hope and peace: They always live in fear. They fear the olive trees, the red flowers, the song birds, and the children.
The whole world is watching ؟in silence, doing nothing:
-Confiscating a country is a crime.
-Confiscating the history of the land is a crime.
-Confiscating a people's identity is a crime.
-Confiscating a religion by turning churches and mosques into night clubs is also a crime.
-Depriving Palestinians from their human rights and freedoms is a crime.
-Denying millions of refugees the right of return is a crime.
-Imprisonment of more than 9000 men, women, and children is another crime.
-Putting the entire population under siege is a crime.
-Massacres of Dair Yassin, Bahr-El-Bakar, Sabra, Shatila, Rafah, and Jenin are crimes.
The list goes on and on, and the "civilized" world is failing to acknowledge that the occupation is the real problem.
They want the victim to recognize the murderer?
Palestinians extended the hand of peace, but it was stabbed again and again.
Palestinians are left with one choice only: To struggle, until peace prevails. A lasting peace, where the rights and freedoms of the Palestinians are returned to them and their land is liberated.
Bassil Murra, Suhmata