# DIRT Bucket challenge

Thousands of people have tried the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It has proven to be a very successful campaign to raise awareness and funds to treat this disease.

Don’t get me wrong, I really do sympathize with the people who suffer from ALS. But I also sypathise with the 565 Palestinian kids that have been brutally murdered.

The idea behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is that: you will know for just a few seconds what’s it like to have ALS. This Dirt Bucket Challenge has the same purpose. You will know what’s it like to be buried under tons of dirt. If that sounds stupid, then I suggest you take a look at the horrifying pictures of children and babies, in Gaza, being dug out after they have suffocated.

Of course, you can choose to donate whatever amount of money. You may not trust the Palestinian Organizations, but that’s not an excuse, donate to any UN organization of your choice. It will at least help rebuild those UNRWA schools Israel bombed.

I honestly think it’s a good idea. It’s very symbolic and I hope it catches on. End the massacre in Gaza.


Don’t judge too quickly!

That’s a video of a little Palestinian kid addressing the world… I know some of you have already thought of a word to describe this little kid: terrorist. Due to the language barrier, you might think he’s saying something like: kill every Jew and every American on Earth. He’s an Arab wearing the “Koufia” (black and white scarf) and what he’s saying sounds gibberish to you. He’s bound to be a terrorist or probably on the path of becoming one. Right?

Actually, he’s just reciting a Poem by a Palestinian poet called: Khaled Elhaber. The poem’s title translates to: “We’re fine here in Gaza, tell us about you”. Now, I could go on and give you the rest of the poem. But, you know what let’s judge the kid further.

“We’re fine here in…GAZA!”? BAM! Key word: Gaza. So, automatically, he must be one of Hamas child militants bragging about the “massive” artillery they’ve got there and how it’s going to destroy the occupation. “tell us about you” Hum. I can’t find a proper explanation for this one but I’m going ahead with my reasoning because I must be wright. After all, the Palestinians are crazy and their poetry probably doesn’t make sense anyways. Right?

Wrong again! Here is the rest of the translated poem:

” We’re fine here in Gaza, tell us how you’re doing!

We’re at war but we’re fine, so tell us what’s going on with you?

Our martyrs are under the rubble

Our kids live under tents, asking about you: where are you?

We’re fine here in Gaza, tell us how you’re doing!

The sea is behind us (there’s nowhere to escape) but we’re fighting,

The enemy is in front of us and we’re still fighting.

We have enough food, weapons and peace promises, we thank you for your great support!

We’re fine here in Gaza, tell us how you’re doing!

Our souls, our wounds, our homes, our sky, our faces, our blood, our eyes, our coffins

Protect us from your fake peace, promises and negotiations.

We’re fine here in Gaza, tell us how you’re doing! (X2)

We’re at war but we’re fine, so tell us what’s going on with you? ”

So what do you think? The kid is obviously being sarcastic. He keeps asking the rest of the world: how they’re doing even though it should be the other way around. After all, it’s the Palestinians that have just lost 1826 of their children, women, men and elderly. They are the ones who lost their homes, schools and hospitals during this carnage. 140000 of them decided to flee their homes to the safe protection of the UNRWA schools where- guess what?- they were… Bombed! And still, this kid is worried about the rest of the world. See how nice he turned out to be?

He also mentions the fake peace treaties that no one respected. For God’s sake, Israel didn’t respect the borders of Palestine even though they’re clearly defined by the UN in 1948. Israel kept on building colonies and kicking Palestinians out. Don’t forget the blockade! Israel is controlling the electricity, the gas, the water and basically anything entering Gaza even Diapers. For God’s sake is Hamas going to build tunnels with diapers?

I “forgot” to mention one sad detail: the Kid lost his life one hour after shooting the video! He joined the martyrs under the rubble. Sad ending to what might have been a great life! Did I mention there are 446 kids who had the same fate.


Letter to a Palestinian

My dear,

I beg you to forgive to me. Please understand that I am sadly helpless. Yet, I tried to shake some sense into this world: I warned it that it was committing a crime But, it looked at me and sneered. Then, I begged it to stop the massacre. So it told me I was an ignorant, a fool! Its vile words haunted me for days. I wondered :Could I be wrong? But then I remembered… Years ago, when I was just a kid, when everything was simple No politics, No difference and certainly No prejudice. Everyone was equal, all were brothers. I wouldn’t have given it a second thought: when 1660 of my fellows lost their lives, when over a million of my peers live in an open prison, when 140000 thousand humans fled their homes, when the world became impervious to the screams of your children, to the tears of grieving mothers and to common sense.  

      That was my apology but you don’t need it! That’s the thing about you Palestinians! In just 24 days, more than 10000 were killed or injured. You have been living in an open prison for years in the most horrifying conditions isolated from the rest of the world… YET you never gave up. You keep raising heroes that stand tall in the face of death armed with a simple rock. What are the odds of you ever winning? Still, you keep fighting for a supreme right: the right to live on your land. You have nothing to lose so you face their tanks with a mocking grin. What can they possibly do to you? They tried to strike fear into your hearts. They tried to terrorize you. But, they failed miserably… They are scared of you, that’s why they’re killing your children. You Palestinians are amazing: either you live on your beloved land with dignity and freedom just like any other human being, or you die fighting for it.

The world seems reluctant to give you the simple right to live even though you earned it. It forgot the history of nations for, in the past, they all fought for it. How dare they deny it to you? I realize it’s all just a political agenda. A proof of how low humanity sunk. I will join you in your fight for life, my dear friend because thankfully I still have a human heart that hasn’t been ravaged by greed and prejudice. Those who oppose your right for freedom have to pay. I have a dream that Palestine, one day, will be free for all Muslims and Jews to live equally and freely… I wouldn’t settle for less.


A Humane Human