Palestinians for Syria

21/01/12 is the Global Day Of Rage For Syria

A peaceful revolution…a revolution against foreign intervention…a revolution against sectarianism and factions.This is the revolution of the Syrian people we know.

For ten months now the Syrian people have marched towards freedom and we have no doubt that they will achieve their liberation. For this reason we see it as a duty to warn them of the dangers of foreign intervention and to express our support for their peaceful revolution against sectarianism and factions.

For ten months the Syrian people have marched steadily towards freedom, despite the criminal oppression of Bashar al-Assad’s regime which uses weapons against its own people, instead of using them to liberate their occupied land, and despite the disagreements among their representatives whom the people gave trust in.

For ten months the Syrian people have marched towards freedom as martyr after martyr is sacrificed, which has only strengthened their resolve and steadfastness to continue their march.

 

For ten months the Syrian people have marched towards freedom as the world analyzes the meanings behind slogans raised in protests, and satellite channels have garnered more viewers with the increase in bloodshed and murders. The media sells to its viewers talks of a conspiracy or of a civil war, and many powers, sells us their support to freedom or democracy in the Middle East, when they never did. We are confident that these plots will fail and be crushed under the feet of the Syrian Arab People.

Ten months and we have avoided watching the disfigured bodies and the brave women who do not fear facing the live ammunition. Ten months and we chose which channel to hear from about the news of 30, 70, 100 martyrs of Syria, which made us ashamed from our miserable show of solidarity, as at the end of every day dozens of families lose their sons and daughters, with seemingly no one to share their pain with.

We, Palestinian activists and bloggers, on the Global Day of Rage for Syrian Revolution, stress our support for the brave revolutionary Syrians. We strongly reject manipulating the Palestinian cause as a cover under which the Syrian martyrs’ bodies are brushed under and stamped upon by Bashar al-Assad’s regime. It is true we must think logically about the dynamics of the Syrian revolution, but we must put the overwrought analyses aside, because the cost is the blood of our Syrian brothers and sisters. We reiterate our support for the peaceful Syrian revolution and its rejection of foreign intervention amidst the threats of sectarianism, as without our solidarity and faith we have no right in theorizing and preaching to the Syrians who are being murdered one after the other.

We all are Syria

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From Jerusalem to the world

Dear Reader,

I am Al-Quds, you probably don’t know me or never heard of me. My English name is Jerusalem, they say I am sacred but I don’t feel so. I feel rather oppressed and raped without any sanctity, and my gates are not to keep anyone out, I feel more like a whore. My relatives dumped me, and those who took me don’t know anything about me they lost me and cried that I am dead. Then there are those who claim my ownership and that they have more right in me than others: like a slave, bought and sold. They changed the names of my roads, streets, and neighborhoods. Even the people and their names were changed.  My natives suffered and are still suffering the worst. Some whose floors collapsed discovering cities running under their houses, others discovered that the houses they live in are not actually theirs, but most of them realized that they are just guests at their cousins.

Aside from that the jungle laws are applied among the natives: survival of the fittest. The tribe became the source of power to protect people, like the dark ages, and everyone is scared and feels unsecured, and so the tribe fills that void. That’s the situation no law applies, and the city is being emptied from it’s intellectuals and the situation only gets worse.

Now I want to briefly introduce some of my natives. Abu Maalouf is a man forbidden from travel and lives in a decent house open to all visitors, he is in his mid-fifties and has an amazing way of telling stories some are funny and some are sad. Abu Maalouf is always busy though he is unemployed, and he knows about me and my history more than anyone with titles or degrees who claims to represent me. Abu Hasan is an illiterate, he is in his early eighties sits at the coffee shop most of the time and has more wisdom that any of those claiming leadership of my natives.

Now you got to know me and heard some of my stories, tell them to those you know and let them know about me. Don’t forget me, my natives, or my stories, and always remember that my natives are more important than my stones and buildings, because if they were to be uprooted, I will become Yerushalayim. Promise that you will ask about me, stay in contact with me, and come and visit me if you can without paying attention to those who will call you names, I don’t want anything more from you.

P.S. Anyone who says that I have a twin sister living next to me is a liar, and all characters mentioned in this letter are real but names were changed to keep their privacy.

Thank you for listening to my story.

Al-Quds

لأجلك يا مدينة الصلاة نُدون – Blog4Quds#

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Al-Quds - Damascus Gate 1857

briefly introduce some of