Tales from Gaza II:“Living in Gaza under the Bombs”

Subject: To Live

Dear Friends,

I am writing you with a delay today due to the lack of electricity.

I want to cry, Dr. Nizar Rayan, professor at the Islamic University was killed, bombed with his entire family inside of his house. He was a brave man, who refused to leave his home despite all the Israeli treats. His principle was to resist and stand up in dignity, or to die. His house was bombed by 4 rockets. His 3 wives and 8 from his children and grandchildren were killed… Some of his neighbours were killed too, and many injured.

Today, the bombings haven’t stopped yet. On the contrary, it continues heavily. The night was terrible and we couldn’t fall asleep because of the bombings and the cold.

Asy-Syahid Dr. Nizar Ar-Rayyan-Pahlawan Gaza

The strikes of last night and this morning destroyed the Parliament of Gaza that has just been recently built. Two Ministries –among which the Ministry of Education, a school, a hospital and a clinic, a cheese and yoghurt factory were destroyed too. Along with 3 money exchang. It may not seem important but for almost 5 months, the Palestinians from Gaza have been paid in dollars and not in shekels anymore. And now, the money exchange offices are bombed!

On the morning of the 6th day of massacre, there are 412 martyrs of which 90 haven’t been identified yet. Among the 322 martyrs known, 38 children have been killed. There are some 2,000 injured of which 261 children. Those children, are they criminals? Are they terrorists?

There is not places enough to care the injured in the hospitals of Gaza, and many of them will be disabled for the rest of their lives.

On this 5th day of war, the lack of bread and food is still lasting… so are the power cuts.

Some sites have been bombed several times. It seems bizarre. Someone explained me that the Israelis are bombing the same site on several occasions, even if the site has been destroyed already; so that Uranium will remains, causing long-lasting health troubles!

Dear Friends,

We are here in Gaza, between the deaths, the injured, sad, hopeless, pessimistic, optimistic, courageous, braves, and broken hearts… Each among us carries his soul in his hand.

Only the will of living free, standing up in dignity can save our lives. If not, even the death is not desirable.

Tzipi Livni was in France today to justify the air strikes on Gaza! Which reasons would been evoked to justify those heinous crimes against people who are just willing to reach the path of freedom and dignity…

The Israeli raids on Gaza have nothing to do with the rockets launched by Hamas. They’re aiming to attempt on the Palestinian will to live and resist the Israeli occupation.

Hamas is not asking that much. They’re asking Israel to lift the blockade on Gaza that has lasted for 2 years continuously. Is that too much???

Salma Ahmed, 23 years-old French teacher Gaza French Cultural Center

Sumber : Palestine Monitor