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"Here in Gaza we are scared of being incarcerated, interrogated, hit, tortured, bombed, killed," reads the extraordinary document. "We are afraid of living, because every single step we take has to be considered and well-thought, there are limitations everywhere, we cannot move as we want, say what we want, do what we want, sometimes we even can't think what we want because the occupation has occupied our brains and hearts so terrible that it hurts and it makes us want to shed endless tears of frustration and rage!"
The text ends with a triple demand: "We want three things. We want to
Originally posted by Constantlysilenced
There will be peace when they renounce antisemetism, accept that Israel has a right to the land, and apologise for the continued, unprovoked rocket attacks. Exiling Hamas/PLO/Hizbollah and any other antisemetic, terror organisation will also help.
LOL. Any attempts at peaceful coexistence would have to be future. There certainly have been none in the past.
Originally posted by LordBaskettIV
despite all future peaceful attempts at coexistance.
"# Hamas..." begins the text. "# Israel. # Fatah. # UN. # UNWRA. # USA!
"Politics is bollocks, it is screwing our lives up,"
"In Gaza, you feel watched at school, in the streets, everywhere. You can be thrown into jail at any time. [Hamas] will threaten you with ruining your family reputation and that would be it."
The "last straw" for the writers of the Gaza manifesto came a month ago, when Hamas closed Sharek, an internationally financed organisation offering training and summer activities for thousands of adolescents and young people. Sharek had also became a hang-out place for the more liberal-minded in Gaza. Human Rights Watch recently issued a statement condemning its closure.
Most frustration of Palestinian youth is directed towards Israel.