Guest Blog: By Maysa Gayyusi-Palestine Integral Committee-Ramallah

“I am burning inside and Gaza is burning outside”

Ula, my friend in Gaza, is now a terrified mother of three, hiding at her parent’s house and hovering over her children to protect them from harm. When I talked to her two days ago, her voice was trembling from shock and disbelief of what was happening in her hometown. With things going out of hand in Gaza, she found no one around to complain to, so she called me to share her despair and an almost primal fear for her kid’s life. For the first time since I have known Ula, she sounded hysterical and confused. “Maysa, I really don’t know what to do or where to go… When I cry I raise my eyes to the sky, it’s the only place where I can look and see no death or blood.” She said sobbingly on the phone. “ brothers are killing their brothers, Muslims are killing Muslims…in the name of what??”

As a Palestinian I am feeling angry and appalled by what is happening in Gaza. This fighting and so-called “coup d’etat” is a self-inflicted set back to our Palestinian cause. Regardless of any strategic trap or conspiracy staged by any superpower or regional power. We took the bait…

“My children are no longer the same” continued Ula, “My seven year old asked me, Mommy, are you Fatah or Hamas. I turned my face to hide the tears. I am raising my children to become good Palestinians, engineers, entrepreneurs, physicist…and the aggression is raising them to become fighters and hostile.” She continued saying “Maysa, I am confused, my husband is unemployed. And we have a family to support. they are going to cut the supplies of fuel and water. It is going to be the end of the world for me and my children”

A sense of helplessness came over me as I was listening to her words, and my heart was bleeding. Sitting in Jerusalem I really was not able to even comfort her terrified emotions. I just listened.
Yesterday, Ula and her family were forced out of their house and had to flee to her parents’ house in the midst of fighting. This was not an option for them due to the fact that her house is near the president’s compound. “we were forced by a gun to my husband’s head to leave the house; I never imagined that one day I will be kicked out of my house by another Palestinian.”.

Before she hang up the phone she whispered to me “Maysa, I am burning inside and Gaza is Burning outside”

Maysa Gayyusi
UNRWA Advisor and a Freelance writer for Palestine Times.

to contact Maysa: M.GAYYUSI@unrwa.org

2 thoughts on “Guest Blog: By Maysa Gayyusi-Palestine Integral Committee-Ramallah

  1. Anonymous

    God (Allah) bless you and be with you and your children. We are feeling with you and the aggression of the usurping state of israel over neighbouring countries. When I say we, I mean, me, my friends, and I am sure there are million other silent people around the globe who share with us same opinion. We all got to know to the good intentions of Gaza’s President to accept the bounderies of israel as per 1967, and we all got to see and know that israel is ignoring such as great peaceful initiative. But, please, hold on. Allah (God) have never forgot anyone. Allah (God) is JUST and fair. We will work to support you, with peaceful instruments, but we will have to work harder. God bless you and your children. and have patient. Hold on. 2008.

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  2. Omar

    God (Allah) bless you and protect you and your children. We are feeling with you and we acknowledge meanwhile the aggression of the usurping state of israel over neighbouring countries in particular over Gaza. When I say we, I mean, me, my friends, and I am sure there are million other silent people around the globe who share with us same opinion. We all got to know of the good intentions of Gaza’s President to accept the bounderies of usurping israel as per 1967, and we all got to see and know that israel is ignoring this peaceful initiative. But, please, hold on. Allah (God) have never forgot anyone. Allah (God) is JUST and fair. We will work harder outside Palestine to support and help you. God bless you and your children. and have patient. Hold on little bit longer, please. In the West, and in particular in North America, there is growing opinion that WE SHALL NEVER EVER LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN AS IT HAPPENED WITH THE AMERICAN INDIANS. They were cleansed, killed and executed as the West is doing now with Gaza. NO and NO. Gaza will live. And Israel shall stop immediately and never touch on Gaza or the West Bank. We are working on this. We are working on this. Allah bless you.

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