Sunday, November 21, 2010

My wish takes a thirty minute drive!

Walking on the moon is not my wish. My wish is far more simple than that. I wish I could go outside my home, stand on the street waiting for a taxi, and then ask the driver to drive me to Jerusalem. And he simply replies, ‘Get in,’ and then drives without anyone ordering him to stop — no checkpoints, no soldiers asking  for a permit or any official papers allowing me to get into my country’s capital. And I sit very calmly in the backseat without feeling threatened or scared
A thirty minute drive and my wish comes true , walking on Jerusalem .
Unfortunately my wish seems as difficult as walking on the moon , I live in Gaza and I'm not allowed to go to the other side of my country . Gaza has been in siege for more than 3 years , since 2007 no one living in Gaza could go out or come in unless Israel gives the permission to . the siege hasn't just limited the material supply , but has limited our dreams , too! Since I was young I dreamed of studying in Beir Zeit university  in the West Bank , I registered in the university in 2009 and was accepted but Gaza siege stood on my way , and Israel didn't allow me to go for studying where I wanted to . It's funny but sorrowful  how could somebody be forced not to move freely inside his own country , Israel has closed all the doors in front of our eyes , but  will never close the door of dreams , I will dream of Jerusalem , go to Al-aqsa mosque in my thoughts , visit Al-Qeyama church and breath the air of the other side of my country in my dreams ,  till this 
llegal occupation leaves our lands and all my dreams and wishes come true!   

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  1. A very touching piece, Sarah, full of true feelings and homesickness. Everyone wishes the same thing. The more this dream seems impossible, the more i'm sure it will come true one day!!

  2. I hope all of our dreams come true!

  3. بصراحه هذا جهد وعمل كتير حلو
    وانت بتخدمي قضيتك بطريقتك وبدراستك
    ربنا يوفقك