I just tried to respond to your comment to me in the “With ceasefire set to expire, Palestinians aim to lift the siege while Israel wants to turn ‘Gaza into Ramallah’ ” thread but it appears to be closed (after 2 or 3 days?).
Anyway, your comment was: “imho, Andre and Kay24– you need to believe that this will change, and continue to work for it. If the Palestinians can be as resilient and strong as they are, we need to honor them by not giving up or in.
I don’t mean to tell anyone what to do, but that is what I am doing and will do until the Palestinian people are free in their own land!”
Moderators, please forgive me for taking the liberty to post it here now:
I will also never give up either until the Palestinian people are free from Israeli occupation and oppression and the perpetrators of these war crimes and crimes against humanity are brought to justice.
As a son of parents who suffered unspeakable horrors during WWII (my father was a wellknown Dutch resistance fighter who was severly tortured and sentenced to death by the Nazis after he got caught and my maternal grandmother was murdered by a SS scumbag in front of my then teenage mother), my solidarity with the Palestinian people goes back for decades and the amount of time and energy I have spend on countering hasbara lies over the many years online and in real life is enormous.
However, I sometimes feel depressed by the mind-blowing dishonesty I encounter from the Israel apologists and their distortions of the facts, their half-truths and most often blatant lies over and over and over again.
But trust me, I will keep on fighting for justice for the Palestinian people until my last breath in any way I can even after having received death threats in the past for doing so.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to this great website and its compassionate and very well educated contributors to also help me keeping motivated to continue what I’m doing.