MY FIRST PAGE
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
After much contemplation I have finally decided to put pen to paper. I am an English-Arabic translator by profession, but my Arabic is much better than my English. I have spent almost ten years translating the ideas of other people and it is time to share my thoughts with anyone who will listen.
I am cautious about writing information about myself as I face threats both of the Israeli Shabak and those among my own people who mistakenly help Israel and the forces of occupation.
Over recent months and years I feel a frustration that the Palestinian struggle is not going anywhere. A few days ago my two comrades and I arranged a meeting of young people to discuss resistance to the occupation. The meeting was supposed to be at 8:00p.m, by ten o'clock were five altogether and one had to leave early to meet friends. That is the atmosphere, everyone has Smart phones, everyone is busy. People are paying lip-service to the struggle, but nobody really cares.
Our leadership is equally sick. Although Abu Mazen pretends he wants a Palestinian state, he is really very happy with the present situation and scared of Hamas. He knows that when he gets independence he must hold elections and he will lose to Hamas. Hamas is happy with the situation also and are secretly cooperating with the Zionist security forces. That is why everything is quiet.
I cry sometimes when I remember our parents and their parents who were offered much more than we are even demanding today and refused. My friends dishonor them every day. Many of them only dream of marrying a Palestinian Israeli and living in the Zionist entity. The Zionist and the West has bought the Palestinian People with "standard of living". I wish I would know what to do, but I know I must do something.
Our Lord! Decide with truth between us and our folk, for Thou are the best of those who make decisions.