Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupa­tion, the viola­ti­ons of human rights and the indif­fe­rence of the inter­na­tio­nal commu­nity! We want to scream and break this wall of silence, injus­tice and indif­fe­rence like the Israeli F16’s brea­king the wall of sound; scream with all the power in our souls in order to release this immense frus­tra­tion that consu­mes us because of this fucking situa­tion we live in; we are like lice between two nails living a night­mare inside a night­mare, no room for hope, no space for freedom. We are sick of being caught in this poli­ti­cal struggle; sick of coal dark nights with airplanes circling above our homes; sick of inno­cent farmers getting shot in the buffer zone because they are taking care of their lands; sick of bearded guys walking around with their guns abusing their power, beating up or incar­ce­ra­ting young people demons­tra­ting for what they believe in; sick of the wall of shame that sepa­ra­tes us from the rest of our country and keeps us impr­i­soned in a stamp-sized piece of land; sick of being portrayed as terro­rists, home­made fana­tics with explo­si­ves in our pockets and evil in our eyes; sick of the indif­fe­rence we meet from the inter­na­tio­nal commu­nity, the so-called experts in expres­sing concerns and draf­ting reso­lu­ti­ons but cowards in enfor­cing anything they agree on; we are sick and tired of living a shitty life, being kept in jail by Israel, beaten up by Hamas and comple­tely ignored by the rest of the world.

There is a revo­lu­tion growing inside of us, an immense dissa­tis­fac­tion and frus­tra­tion that will destroy us unless we find a way of cana­li­zing this energy into some­thing that can chal­lenge the status quo and give us some kind of hope. The final drop that made our hearts tremble with frus­tra­tion and hopel­ess­ness happened 30th November, when Hamas’ offi­cers came to Sharek Youth Forum, a leading youth orga­ni­za­tion ( with their guns, lies and aggres­si­veness, thro­wing ever­y­body outside, incar­ce­ra­ting some and prohi­bi­ting Sharek from working. A few days later, demons­tra­tors in front of Sharek were beaten and some incar­ce­ra­ted. We are really living a night­mare inside a night­mare. It is diffi­cult to find words for the pres­sure we are under. We barely survi­ved the Operation Cast Lead, where Israel very effec­tively bombed the shit out of us, destroy­ing thousands of homes and even more lives and dreams. They did not get rid of Hamas, as they inten­ded, but they sure scared us forever and distri­bu­ted post trau­ma­tic stress syndrome to ever­y­body, as there was nowhere to run.

We are youth with heavy hearts. We carry in oursel­ves a heavi­ness so immense that it makes it diffi­cult to us to enjoy the sunset. How to enjoy it when dark clouds paint the horizon and bleak memo­ries run past our eyes every time we close them? We smile in order to hide the pain. We laugh in order to forget the war. We hope in order not to commit suicide here and now. During the war we got the unmistaka­ble feeling that Israel wanted to erase us from the face of the earth. During the last years Hamas has been doing all they can to control our thoughts, beha­viour and aspi­ra­ti­ons. We are a gene­ra­tion of young people used to face missi­les, carry­ing what seems to be a impos­si­ble mission of living a normal and healthy life, and only barely tole­ra­ted by a massive orga­ni­za­tion that has spread in our society as a mali­cious cancer disease, causing mayhem and effec­tively killing all living cells, thoughts and dreams on its way as well as para­ly­zing people with its terror regime. Not to mention the prison we live in, a prison sustai­ned by a so-called demo­cra­tic country.

History is repea­ting itself in its most cruel way and nobody seems to care. We are scared. Here in Gaza we are scared of being incar­ce­ra­ted, inter­ro­ga­ted, hit, tortu­red, bombed, killed. We are afraid of living, because every single step we take has to be cons­i­de­red and well-thought, there are limi­ta­ti­ons ever­y­where, we cannot move as we want, say what we want, do what we want, some­ti­mes we even cant think what we want because the occupa­tion has occu­pied our brains and hearts so terri­ble that it hurts and it makes us want to shed endless tears of frus­tra­tion and rage!

We do not want to hate, we do not want to feel all of this feelings, we do not want to be victims anymore. ENOUGH! Enough pain, enough tears, enough suffe­ring, enough control, limi­ta­ti­ons, unjust justi­fi­ca­ti­ons, terror, torture, excuses, bombings, slee­p­less nights, dead civi­li­ans, black memo­ries, bleak future, heart aching present, distur­bed poli­tics, fanatic poli­ti­ci­ans, reli­gious bull­shit, enough incar­ce­ra­tion! WE SAY STOP! This is not the future we want!

We want three things. We want to be free. We want to be able to live a normal life. We want peace. Is that too much to ask? We are a peace move­ment consis­tent of young people in Gaza and suppor­ters else­where that will not rest until the truth about Gaza is known by ever­y­body in this whole world and in such a degree that no more silent consent or loud indif­fe­rence will be accep­ted.

This is the Gazan youth’s mani­festo for change!

We will start by destroy­ing the occupa­tion that surrounds oursel­ves, we will break free from this mental incar­ce­ra­tion and regain our dignity and self respect. We will carry our heads high even though we will face resis­tance. We will work day and night in order to change these mise­ra­ble condi­ti­ons we are living under. We will build dreams where we meet walls.

We only hope that you – yes, you reading this state­ment right now! – can support us. In order to find out how, please write on our wall or contact us directly:

We want to be free, we want to live, we want peace.


Quelle: Gaza Youth Breaks Out (GYBO)