I wanted to write and this is what I only want – I want to send a message about the situation of my people who are living under occupation and oppression since a long time – I want the world to know what does it mean to live under occupation in Jerusalem and the Palestinian lands – I want to say what I have on my mind without being afraid that I will be hunted down by the Israeli Intelligence and occupation forces.
Lately Israel made it officially “legal” to imprison anyone who says anything about the occupation or expresses a political opinion on any of the social media tools or the internet. This is not Syria not ISIS land; this is occupied Palestine land where you would be imprisoned for six months of administrative imprisonment or sentence for a year if you publish something on your facebook that Israel does not like or want the world to know. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu lies about Israel being a democratic state are just being discovered again and again. The oppression that Israel is trying to apply on Palestinians in general and specifically on Palestinian Jerusalemites who are politically active cannot be described. We are immediately called terrorists and our mouths are closed with what Israel presents as its holy law.
The problem is that Israel is not mature at all when speaking about human rights or norms that a democratic state respect. On the contrary Israel today is one of the most savage countries when talking about its ways of maintaining the occupied lands by force. However, Freedom is not something that can be controlled; it could be in the shape of a rose that “DOC” used to hold in the move “Escape from Alcatraz” or as Pharrell Williams put it in his song freedom; our first name is Free and our last name is dom – we the Palestinians are the descendants of the Phoenix – we rise from our ashes – we never surrender because freedom is what we present everyday in the way we speak, the way we cry, the way we laugh, the way we dance, the way we pray and the way we breath the free air of our homeland.
Sooner or later the darkness of injustice will disappear and the light of those who sacrificed everything for the sake of freedom will enlighten a land that is tired of being raped on a daily bases by fanatic settlers and extreme decision makers that only care for their own vision of how they can keep millions of Palestinians in chains and with no chance to say a word about what they are going through.
Jerusalem today is like a military closed zone where everyone may get imprisoned and sent to jail if he or she participate in a demonstration or write something on Internet…Israel thinks that by doing this Palestinians will simply surrender; they still don’t understand after 67 years that such situations only make them stronger.
Freedom from the land of Freedom – Anonymous Palestinian Jerusalemite – Jerusalem – Palestine