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  1. excuse me saying this — I’m really on your side. I couldn’t read all of your writing, I read to the point where people started chanting, “We want the Palestinian flag.”

    It seemed to me the Hamas people did not reject unity, or obliterate the Palestinian flag, they created one flag out of two: isn’t that what unity is?

    My dear, you have suffered much, and hope even beyond your suffering. Please try to recognize that unity does not mean capitulation; Hamas has suffered too; they do not want to be disappeared.

    Please, dear Lady, please give your beloved Palestine — Hamas and West Bank, all altogether, another chance.

    March 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    • “It seemed to me the Hamas people did not reject unity”
      They said so, and still do. I WAS provoked with the flag move, but the real cause of my anger and disappointment is the way they dealt with everybody. How they dispersed all protests later on, beating up kids, girls, university students on campus calling for unity, AND journalists (even breaking into their offices like they did with Reuters and a Japanese office).
      What I hated about the way they joined the protest is that they made it theirs! They cut out the wires for the mics and speakers we set up (saw it with my own eyes) and brought huge ones for themselves. They did not allow us to speak up.
      On Saturday, protesters went out again after being attacked several times, and I was going to the protest when one Hamas security dude stopped me and asked me where I was going; seeing that club in his hand, and the brutality taking place behind him, I said, out of fear, “going to Amideast (educational center in the area)”, you know what he said? “Might as well go to hell”

      Where is respect? Why suppress the people, make more enemies, and inject fear even inside Palestinians? We did not utter a single word against them, and even now we neglect what they did and chant for unity, and only for unity. Let THEM give us and Palestine a chance. Fatah is no better; they have actually always been bastards.

      I have ALWAYS supported Hamas until they’ve done this and then used unjustified violence against us, who protested peacefully and did not allow one Fatah supporter to raise a yellow flag.

      I am just disappointed and sad that, yet again, we will have to settle for the lesser of two evils. I miss the old days, when Hamas was the source of hope.

      Please read the rest of article to understand, particularly the parts “Dear Hamas/ Dear Fatah supporters/ Dear March 15 protesters”

      But hey, thanks 🙂

      March 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm

  2. Mary Hughes-Thompson

    Jehan, I can’t express my emotions on reading your thoughts about your beloved Palestine and your frustration about what happened in Gaza a few days ago. Thank you for sharing so eloquently your emotions and your disappointment. When I sailed on board the FREE GAZA that broke the siege when it landed in Gaza Port in August, 2008, I said I would never forget you and I would never abandon you. There are millions around the world who share my promise and my commitment. Insha’Allah Gaza and all of Palestine will soon be free. Stay strong, and keep sharing your words and your beautiful soul with us.

    March 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    • Thank you, Mary 🙂
      It is people like you that keep my faith in humanity.

      March 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    • mariapalestina

      Jehan, I just read your latest blog post about your friend in Gaza who saw his son shot to death so violently. We all saw that too, and we were horrified. I wanted to comment but couldn’t find anywhere to do so. I wondered if that beautiful al-Farra family that was murdered in Khan Younis was part of your own extended family. I have several Al Farra & El Farra friends from Khan Younis, and they were all related to that family in Khan Younis, including several beautiful children. I hope you are well, and thank you for another bittersweet post. When will the killing stop? When will his madness end? I hope you know how many friends Gaza has, more now than ever. Were you in England (my home) when you wrote this? If so I’m glad you were safe, but I’m sure you would have wanted to be in Gaza. Much love. Mary (Hughes Thompson)

      August 30, 2014 at 4:44 am

  3. es selamu aleikum 🙂

    April 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm

  4. As a child whose parents are of Babylonian(Chaldean) and Hebrew(African American) i can tell you our common problems lie in the history that has been over 4000 years ago.

    I am talking about Babylonian Pagan Worship. This occultic idol worship has invaded the belief systems a.k.a. the religions of the foremost traditions and doctrines all over the world.

    This is our common enemy.

    The truth is the truth and permeates through both science and religion. It is simply the truth.

    Its hard for me to sum up what i am attempting to convey to everyone who reads this.

    The historical pertinence of being Chaldean aides me in my research of these truths.

    Also being of so called “negro”, learning and knowing the past of the people with no past, allows me to see many things from an extraordinary perspective.

    This evil in the earth will stop, once the world learns the name of the most high again, and stops calling out all of these historically proven pagan idol gods names.

    This will be a hard pill to swallow for most.

    But this is the only way to get the Fake Jew-ish Ashkenazim, Sephardi and Ethiopian converts to realize that they are exactly that…Converts. out of Palestine, and the real 12 tribes of Yacob, back in there a.k.a. the lost sheep of the house of Ysrael!

    Been to Detroit lately?

    May 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm

  5. catherine myles

    Thank you for a heartfelt, eloquent piece.
    I am thrilled that we are entering a phase of equal partnership..”Trade Not Aid”.. We are equals in all aspects,Palestine needs people to realise that the time has come for a new fresh approach,.People outside of Palestine need to stop telling Gazans what is good for them, you guys know what you need and want. I was happily assisting the Trade Not Aid Mission before this article, now I am truly honoured to be a part.
    Love and respect

    May 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm

  6. Ricardo

    do you have facebook?

    November 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm

  7. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative
    and interesting, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is an issue that too few people are speaking intelligently about.
    I’m very happy I came across this during my search for something relating to this.

    August 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm

  8. Katerin

    Hello I don’t know if you are still active on this web page, but anyways I just want to say that is god that someone post about what is\was happening, I’m from Colombia and wanted to tell you even though our countries are so far away I pray everyday for your people, and hope someday I can help you in anyway possible.
    I’m very happy i found th page and I think is interesting to know the point of view of someone who actually live the situation. I hope we would keep in conctact.

    May 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm

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