Thank you so much Sido Jim for sharing this wonderful letter. I’m a Palestinian girl a refugee from Gaza, my hometown is Yibna located in the occupied Palestinian territories. I am 20 years old and have witnessed 3 wars the same as my little sister 9 years old. She is young enough to a bear three wars of killing, destruction, the missing people, the displaced people, the tears, the wounds, the suffering and bombing everything weather it is humans or stone. We are all under unbelievable amounts of psychological pressure. If anyone breaks down and goes crazy in the street, no one will blame them.” I can’t forget the worst thing in the last 2014 war, is when you realize that you no longer understand what is going on. Throughout the night, the tanks, drones, F16 fighter jets and warships haven’t let up for a minute. The explosions are constant, always sounding as if they’re just next door. Life is getting complicated. You wish that you were simpler and could accept things more easily.
Words never end the same war. But you can make it easier, think of us, please!