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Letter to the World from Hanna Darwish (aka John Doe)

American-Palestinian New Generation

August 19, 2006

In what modern nation can an occupying nation imprison members of a democratically elected government and escape international censorship, let alone a mere mention in the press? How many times must we witness a blacker and viler version of chutzpah?

Israel has once again shown its racist and fascistic nature by imprisoning additional members of the Hamas government, this time the deputy prime minister of the Hamas government. 'Huda, the wife of Nasser al-Shaer said on Saturday that Israeli troops burst into her home of around 4:30am and took her husband away.... She said her husband had been in hiding since Israel began its crackdown in late June after fighters in the Gaza Strip infiltrated southern Israel and captured an Israeli soldier." [Al-Jazeera 8/17/06]

Let me encourage my gentle reader to place himself in the mind of a young Palestinian woman or man. Go ahead, let me talk to you in the first person because I cannot easily talk about others as I can about myself.

I cannot continue to survive within the suffocating occupation that I was born into. I did not have a choice on which side of the line to be born. I know that I have rights--rights given to me through thousands of years of recorded history. Those decent human rights are in the Old and New Testament and in the Koran. I also have newer more defined rights under the Geneva Convention and under the United Nations. As a child I had rights too. Those rights were trampled on by Israel and its army from the day I was born.

Please consider my people's options: we must fight the occupation or we lay down and die. The second option is forbidden in every cell in my body and in every gene that says I am a human. It is as natural and normal to want freedom as it is to breath and sleep. We rose up against the occupation in our first Intifada. It was a resistance to a violent and oppressive occupation yet the Americans increasingly absorbed the Zionist propaganda that our "soumoud" was a crime, and lately they have been even calling it terror. They cast themselves from oppressor into victim but it was our people that were the victims of violence and terror as the Israelis broke our children's' arms, maimed, and killed us. You witnessed the First Intifada on your televisions and then the Second Intifada and you watched as a prison was erected to separate us from the rest of humanity and our own extended family.

I considered joining the armed resistance (which is also a God-given right--see your own Constitution!) but I was frightened of the consequences: jailings, beatings, rape, intimidation, and death. I pursued a learned life and studied law and economics. I returned to my occupied country and I was democratically elected to the new government. Now I do not sleep at night because the same Nazi soldiers who kidnapped my siblings and cousins a few years ago return to kidnap me in the middle of the night. Diplomatic immunity? Bullshit, not for Arabs.

We were told that defending ourselves during the Intifada was an obstacle to peace. We objected and we were overruled by the United States. Wag-the-dog, the whole world knows this. We were told that the Israel needs a "negotiating partner" and they still killed Arafat. Then under the watchful eyes of the international community we freely elected Hamas to be our government. You still tell us that we are not-suitable for negotiation and you imprison our cabinet and our government.

Gently reader, what do you want us to do? Are we to commit suicide to satisfy your "Christian" leaders. We are afraid that even if we could comply with this request, the leaders in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem would imprison our children's children because we still committed a crime...

Can you understand that if you were in my shoes you would struggle in any way and every way possible because you would not tolerate subjugation and occupation. Would you bend the rules for freedom? Yes because you already did it. You killed the British occupiers as you sought your own freedom and country. You also shamelessly killed an indigenous population of "savage" Indians for their land.

Try to understand that from my own, my parents' and grandparents' experiences, Israel has not acted like not an entity suitable for negotiation or dialogue. Israeli politics and the animals within its putrid cage appear as neither human nor civilized. They peak the language of torture and violence. They doublespeak and lie and are masters of propaganda. Now tell me, who is our suitable negotiating partner???

If you lived under them you would know.

:: Article nr. 25922 sent on 20-aug-2006 08:56 ECT


Link: ampal.blogspot.com/2006/08/letter-to-world-from-hanna-darwish-aka.html

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