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    Sunday
    May152011

    I´m sick of 63 years of Israeli occupation

    I´m sick of The Wall*
    I´m sick of the checkpoints between Palestinian cities
    I´m sick of illegal Israeli settlers and settlements
    I´m sick of having the Hebrew language on my ID card
    I´m sick of people not knowing anything about our history
    but knowing so much about Jewish history
    I´m sick of people ignoring the Palestinian Right of Return
    and accepting the Jewish Law of Return
    I´m sick of the Oslo Agreement which no one here
    wanted in the first place
    I´m sick of the Palestinian Authority
    having zero authority
    I´m sick of watching my father being humiliated at checkpoints
    by people my age and younger
    I´m sick of my international friends having to lie about
    coming to visit; being interrogated, stripsearched
    and sometimes deported in the process
    I´m sick of people not understanding
    what "Occupation" is
    I´m sick of being scared all the time
    I´m sick of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    being a normal state of being here in Palestine
    I´m sick of how ineffective the UN has become
    I´m sick of International Humanitarian Law
    not applying to the State of Israel
    I´m sick of how fighting for basic human rights for Palestinians
    or being critical of Israeli policy
    is so often labelled "anti-Semitic"
    I´m sick of the fact that everybody forgets I´m a Semite
    I´m sick of hearing Israelis complain about discrimination
    when the State of Israel was founded on a principle of ethnic purity
    I´m sick of living in a time
    when racial profiling has become acceptable
    I´m sick of constantly being treated as a suspect
    I´m sick of how mainstream media portrays us and our situation
    I´m sick of the whole world caring about Gilad Shalit
    when there are more than 7000 Palestinians inside Israeli prisons
    I´m sick of trying to defend myself, friends or countrymen
    and being labelled a terrorist
    I´m sick of the fact that everywhere I go
    I can see The Wall, a settlement or Israeli soldier

    I´m sick of

    63

    years

    of Israeli occupation

     

    *I try to find out who is the poet behind these moving words. In case you know, please let me know.

    The wandering who- Gilad Atzmon

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