A morning in Palestine
By Fadi Abu Sada
It was 2am Thursday morning, when I went to sleep, After following the news as usual, I was having a very tough migraine, as I had experienced these tough migraine for a while because of the stress I have working as a journalist.
I keep the walki talki next to my head when I go to sleep, so that I can hear those calling me for breaking news, even while I’m having this migraine and at this time in the morning.
I fell asleep, before someone began shouting on the walki talki at 6am, and I jumped from bed to answer.
His voice was deeply sad, and he was hardly able to talk, and he said “Fadi … Fadi … Ten Palestinians just killed now in Beat Hanoun village” and while he was still shouting I jumped out of bed and turned on my computer to begin working.
Beat Hanoun is in the north of the Gaza Strip, and the 10 Palestinian were killed by Special Israeli Occupation Forces (the soldiers who dress in civilian clothes like the Palestinians and attack the place).
Beat Hanoun was invaded by the Israeli army ten days ago, and their excuse was to prevent the Palestinians from shooting rockets to Israeli cities, so they begin demolishing houses, and dragging the lands, and nobody could prevent them.
What a morning I have … as I’m a human being the same as everyone, as a lot of people think that the Journalists working in this part of the world, have lost their humanity, but the truth is not at all.
It’s really hard to keep covering such news 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, as by the end of each single day I feel really sick and need real psychological treatment.
I continue updating the site with this news, and getting stressed more and more specially when getting more information about the situation in the village.
The worst was when I got the news, that the Israelis soldiers opened fire on one of the ambulances that was trying to take a 6 years old boy hit by a live bullet in his head and a woman that will have a baby and needed a surgery to a local hospital.
I thought this is it, they killed 10 Palestinians so they will withdraw out of the village center, but I was wrong, as the Israelis invaded Khan Younis city, south of Gaza Strip, and without any alert, They begin calling the people by the speakers to leave their houses and then demolished them.
Until the time I wrote this article they have demolished more than 25 houses and the bulldozers are still working their in the city, which means more than 200 Palestinians are homeless now.
Its still 11:30 am, and I really feel overloaded from this situation, and I always ask myself, where will I keep having the hope for one morning of peace?? Could anyone tell me??
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