I Count The Blows

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

At the end of August 2015, there were 5,375 Palestinians in Israel jails, including 164 minors

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

My grandfather gave me a copy of that book about a year ago. “If you are going to throw stones at armoured vehicles Rashad, you should read this first. It will help when you are arrested,” he told me without a smile. Continue reading “I Count The Blows”

What Does It Mean, To Live in Peace?

No one aged less than 67 years has lived in peace in Gaza

No one aged less than 67 years has lived in peace in Gaza

“What does it mean, to live in peace?” Jala had asked that question innumerable times, starting when she was only only three. “Perhaps you will understand when you are older,” her loving parents had explained.

When she was nine her loving parent were shredded by an Israeli DIME bomb as Jala watched with ever widening, tearful, unbelieving eyes. Continue reading “What Does It Mean, To Live in Peace?”