Salam and Shalom to all of you,
I just found this at Letters from Rungholt, one of my very favourite (unfortunately German) blog and one of the list I’m going through a couple of times every day since the Gaza (Hannukah-) war started. And as I was watching it I felt that those two minutes really got it to the point and that this young Israeli woman said it as clear as possible. So please watch it and pass on the Message of the People of Israel to the Residents of Gaza:
As for me I am with the residents of Gaza and the Southern Negev and all Soldiers involved in the ground operations and their families in my mind. A friend of mine is an reserve Officer at the IDF, I haven’t heard of him in a while and his wife’s English is too poor to ask her (as is my Hebrew); I’m thinking of him a lot and hope so much that he’s savely with his family – in the North … Another friend of mine, who was in Jerusalem when the war started wrote me “one day I went up a hill and it was raining. Then the sun came out, I walked back home and came to a war.” She lives in the North and she told me she doesn’t have a save room or bombshelter and I am afraid the closest one could be too far for her to reach as she’s not of the best health; I thank quite a bunch of gods for every day no rockets fall on the North.
But as the Northern Boarder remains calm – thankfully – and the international reacation and media coverage really seems to be less onsidedly pro-Hamas this time I am starting to feel hope that when the war has ended in a couple of days, maybe weeks, that friend of mine could walk down a hill again and come back to peace and perhaps, only perhaps, an improved situation. One where not only Western Negev residents will be able to life normal lives again – withouth having to be able to run to the next bomb shelter within 15 seconds – but Gaza will be a place save enough to open the boarders to goods so desperately needed so that the lives of the people there might be improved too and a path to normality might be found. And maybe, only maybe, enduring peace might have a chance on the long run; One day the people of Gaza and Israel could really be no more no less then neighbours. Wouldn’t that be a dream to struggle for?
I wish all of you a peaceful day filled with hope