During the first Isreali occupation aggression on Gaza, 2008, my family spent about 23 hours in our flat surronded with more than 17 ‘Israeli’ bulldozers and tanks … We had no choice to escape otherwise we would be shot dead! Many bombs were thrown towards our building.
Flame of fire reached the fourth floor – where we were staying – curtains caught fire, the windows glass smashed and broke, and no way to put out this fire. We used white cloth to breath air, no place to protect us from smoke. It was everywhere.
We were waiting to die at any moment, every voice of bombs we used to hear from one side, make us move to the other side, thinking wrongly, it would be safer! Electronic wires were cut, transmitter station was ruined. The soldiers opened fire on water drums and barrels of water with apertures everywhere. Minutes later, we would find no water, no light and no communication network, but few candles and some water, mum has saved for need.
We didn’t even have the chance to call any of our family members to tell them that we are still alive. No ambulances were able to reach the place as well.
The thing I remember very well is the prayers we did while facing all this, the trust that we had in Allah, that He has the ability to save us, and the ONLY One Who can save us from oppressors and NO ONE ELSE! Hitting #KhanShaykhoun with chemical attack is targeting the whole of humanity! Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Seeing pictures of children dying infront of their families was so very shocking! Our children may be next!
To my brothers and sisters in #KhanShaykhoun, I know that what you’re facing is far more miserable than the three aggressions I experianced, however, remember that Allah is ENOUGH for you, He knows what’s going on and who is doing what. Don’t despair from Allah’s mercy! And remember, “Those whose faith only increased when people said to them, ‘People have gathered against you, so fear them,’ and who replied, ‘God is enough for us: He is the best protector,’ returned with grace and bounty from God; no harm befell them. They pursued God’s good pleasure. God’s favour is great indeed.” Qur’an 3:173-174