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A temporary post.

Most of us know the global social networking sites where users create profiles and can send each other questions, without being  known. Ask.fm and Sarahah.com are two examples. Such sites are not my cup of tea, but using them helped me in many ways. People sent me advices, their opinions of things I do, and more. I learnt alot from it. This post is for my wordpress family, to let you know of my accounts (press the links above) and will be happy to learn from you. 🙂

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Will I EVER love Egypt?

I spent the last 53 hours holding my device, calling and messaging my family, to make sure that my parents will make it to Cairo through the Rafah crossing safe. It’s so inhumane what Egypt is doing and how it’s treating Gazans at the border. Spending a whole night sitting in the Egyptian hall (The miserable place, unclean area, no water in toilets, no place for people to sleep in) just waiting for their passports to be stampted. I told mom that there is a room in the hall where you might be able to rest, she told me that they closed it. I cried a LOT not being able to call them when they were on their way to Cairo. No network and I wasn’t able to call in anyway for about 26 hours. Today I woke up at 3 am, trying to reach them again, in vain. I felt so overwhelmed, so confused, as I imagined anything happening from the Egyptian government to Gaza travelers. I went through this excruciating process myself back in December, 2017. Alhamdulliah my parents are safe and made it to Cairo, but experianceing more of such experiances leaves very deep wound in the heart. And the question is: Will I EVER love Egypt?
#Gaza #Egypt #GazaUnderSeige

15/04/2018

 

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Yaser Murtaja, the Journalist & Friend

Yaser was shot by an Israeli sniper during yesterday’s protests Friday, April 6th. He passed away today.


Yaser Murtaja is a journalist and a dear friend who was covering the ongoing demonstrations happening east Gaza, for #TheGreatMarchofReturn. He had a severe injury in his abdomen and passed away affected by his wound! Yaser, 30 years, and a father to a lovely child, Abdulrahman, was one of the most ambitious people I’ve met. When he first graduated, he didn’t find a job, due to the high rate of unemplyment in Gaza. However, with his friend Rushdi asSarraj, they started Ain Media, which is now one of the best Broadcasting & media production companies in Gaza City. One of his recent posts on his Facebook account is the below picture, with a comment that says:
“I hope for the day when I am able to take this shot [of Gaza] while I’m up in the sky, not on the ground.
My name is Yaser Murtaja,
I’m 30 years old
I’m living in Gaza
I’ve never traveled.”

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Yaser told me in one of our last meetings, that he plans to study media abroad and was waiting for the Rafah crossing to open. during February, the border opened for 2 days and he tried to leave Gaza, but returned back after seeing the sufferings Palestinians go through there.
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We worked together last year to produce a short film for The Virtual Dinner Guest Project. The short film was one of our best productions and it was so amazing working with him and the team. His loss is pain over pain. Allah chose Him among thousands and thousands. What did he do to be a shaheed? His smile to everyone? His help for people he saw? His support to the little child (in yellow) after he rescued her from the Israeli occupation during the last aggression on Gaza? His help to his family after they lost their father few years ago? His kindness to animals? His respect to his wife that I’ve witnessed?

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 Today they will pray Janazah on your soul. You left this world ya Yaser, and left us in deep deep sorrow! I pray that you see your place in Jannah. I pray that Allah grants your family patience. May Allah bless your soul.

Saturday,

07/04/2018

#GreatMarchofReturn

Had a GREAT chat with my friend in Gaza, talking about our furture visits between each other when we are back to our 1948 lands. Alhamdulliah Hamama, our villiage, is just next to ِAshdod, where she’s from. Both Hamama and Ashdod are north Gaza. Mom is from a village called Al-Batani al-Gharbi, east Ashdod. She told me whenever you want to visit your relatives there, just pass by our house. I told her how much I really really desire to be with you, to particiapte with everyone, enjoying our time in the eastern lands of Gaza, where you rarely find people because of the risk they will face. Grandma Sarah passed away 12th February and she always, ALWAYS, dreamt to be back to her fathers lands in Al-Batani al-Gharbi, she passed away, however, she left her beautiful memories with her children and grandchildren. I so much hoped that she saw the people in Gaza near the eastern borders, demonstrating peacefuly for their own right. I really wished that she lived to this day to see how her offspring is trying, with the least they have, to bring their lands back. I love Gaza, SO MUCH, I love its people, the stregth they have, the patience they show. May Allah compensate this amazing people with more than what they are asking for. May Him protect everyone particiapting, reward everyone making dua for Palestine. Amen.
#GreatMarchofReturn

All pictures by: Somaya M. Migdad
Her Blog: Miss Green