Friday, January 16, 2009

Surat al-Rahman for Gaza by Sabbah


Friday message from Sabbah, a Palestinian who lives in Bahrain. Please turn your speakers on and watch full screen.

6 comments:

Merche Pallarés said...

Terrible and extremely cruel. The song very moving. What more can we say???

northshorewoman said...

the song is a prayer, passages of The Holy Quran.

Julie said...

I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't watch the entire video and I have no words.....

northshorewoman said...

imagine how it is for the people there in Gaza. Imagine if your job was that of paramedic. Or ambulance driver.

Julie said...

Yes, I have tried to imagine how it must be to live in Gaza, but I can't take in the horror of it all. I've spent years reading and studying the whole mess that is the Israel/Palestine problem. From my teens when I was a fervent supporter of Israel ('70s) to the time when I finally realised that Israel had grown into a bully and a tyrannt ('80s)
I have whole bookcases full of books on the suject, I've been to Israel, I've seen the way that the Arab residents are treated as third-class citizens, I've been thrown out of a restaurant in Tel Aviv for expressing my opinions about the invasion of Lebanon
Now I am a fervent supporter of the Palestinian cause
I watched half of the video but the images defeated me and I couldn't watch through the tears and anger

northshorewoman said...

Julie, thank you for sharing. With the experience and learning that is your story you have an important contribution to make in the struggle for justice for Palestine. Just speaking out where ever you go, with what you have written here, is enough to get people to think, to engage, and to ask you questions. And that is our work. To get people to talk to us, no matter what are their beliefs or standpoints, so that through dialogue, no matter how difficult or how clumsy or ineffectual we feel we may sound, the question of Palestine stays alive.

thank you, Julie, for sharing, and blessings to you on your work.