They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us…
"Sderot cinema. Israelis bringing chairs 2 hilltop in sderot 2 watch latest from Gaza. Clapping when blasts are heard." - A tweet by Allan Sørensen, a Danish journalist for the newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad,
The paper reported that the gathering involved more than 50 people who had transformed the hill into something “most closely resembling the front row of a reality war theatre”. It said that people were seen taking popcorn up onto the hill with their chairs, and that they sat cheerfully smoking hookahs.
It is the 5th day since Israel has stopped all water supply to Gaza
الصورة التقطت في بيت لاهيا #غزة
Israel would have us believe that bombing civilian homes, hospitals & public infrastructure is a compromise. It is simply barbarous violence. Homelessness, shattered limbs, families frantically digging through rubble to find loves ones, this is what Israel has brought to Gaza. That our tax dollars fund the weapons tearing apart the people of Gaza should outrage us all. We are not silent actors. We are complicit.
"Stop pretending the US is an uninvolved, helpless party in the Israeli assault on Gaza. The Obama administration’s unstinting financial, military and diplomatic support for Israel is a key enabling force in the conflict." .. (Glenn Greenwald, from this article)
what is currently happening