Saturday, July 12, 2008

A step forward

the cease-fire that took effect between Israel and Hamas , and since that time the situation was calm for military operations and the firing of rockets.
and this make people happy a lot, because there no dead and wounded. We hear the good news daily about what will happen, but unfortunately the boarder still closed except the entry of goods but not the required quantity and prices remain expensive .Rafah crossing boarder is still closed, and there are thousands of passengers, patients, students want to leave Gaza and I am one of them waiting to leave since two years, I can not go to Europe to study. my friend is very encouraging and must be shared by everybody and I agree with him and support .
Because the previous period made things very difficult and we must build trust again and that requires us great effort and not just talk .
The opportunity ahead is a golden opportunity to try to build a new world without violence 'I know what am saying is not easy, but at least we will try to change to the best .
This chance for our families and our children to live safely and to have good future with out pain .


Rachete said...

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights you do have the right to freedom of travel and should be permitted to study abroad. Hopefully, in the future the Israeli government will come to respect innocent human beings basic human rights. I personally refuse to support any country whose actions prove that they do not. Any thing is possible in such countries. No one is safe.

Article 13.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.

(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Israeli Blogger said...

Dear Peace Man,

I'm glad things are a bit better for you, and hope they will get much better soon.

I wanted to ask you: do the people of Gaza hear anything about the rockets and mortar shells that are still being fired periodically from Gaza into Israel in spite of the cease fire?


Peace man said...

Hello isrealie blogger
We do hear about the recites ,and there is no one agree about it including Hamas and other movement .
After investigation , this people not belong to any movement .
Also I would like to ask you ,do you hear that’s two civilians killed in Gaza till now since the ceasefire started
Lets work forward to change to the best

Anonymous said...

You see!!! God answers the prayers of those who ernestly seek Him. While there is much work to be done, both sides can breath a sign of much needed relief. Peace on Earth is attainable if we all work for it. God Bless you Peace man and Hope man may God shine His light and grace upon you.

"The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want;
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23

Merche Pallarés said...

Hope man, Oh, how I wish everyone was like you... I know it's difficult, it's hard, but a peaceful attitude from your side (remember you're the weaker link, unfortunately) is what will bring peace. ¡Don't forget Ghandi! That's the attitude Palestinians should have; I know... it's hard, it's difficult and it's unfair but it's the only way... GOOD LUCK!!! Kisses, M.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear things are better. Not great, I understand, but a little better at least. " a new world without violence" - I love your attitude. Salaam & Shalom to both of you. Laura

Merche Pallarés said...

I'm also glad to know that things are a bit better. We'll have to cross our fingers... Kisses, M.

batnarnie said...

Keep hoping and keep going I wish you strength and safety
Grandma Judy

JHaZKiTaRo said...

salam ziarah from dublin.. :)

Lisa said...

Dear Peace Man,
I've been reading about how bleak things are for you at this time. I know that you may not have electricity, so by the time you read this, things will have improved - at least temporarily. I belong to a group in Chicago called the Arab Jewish Partnership for a Just Peace in the Middle East ("AJP"). A few months ago we raised $10,000 for humanitarian relief in Gaza. We just got word back that the money was spent on basic medical supplies that just reached Gaza. Unfortunately, it barely made a dent in the tremendous need there. I just wanted you to know that our prayers are with you and the people of Gaza have not been forgotton. Please don't lose hope and continue to write on this wonderful blog space!

Lynx said...

rachete said:
"Hopefully, in the future the Israeli government will come to respect innocent human beings basic human rights. I personally refuse to support any country whose actions prove that they do not. Any thing is possible in such countries. No one is safe."

Sounds like your taking sides...and I'm sure you have your reasons for doing so.

Yet I feel that in the interest of the ultimate goal, peace, safety and quality of life for both sides, we must learn to put our negative feelings aside and adopt an objective point of view.

Choosing a side means being against the other side to a certain degree, being against one of the sides is counter productive and will interfere with achieving the ultimate goal I've stated above.

Aryeh Amihay said...

I fear that the ceasefire will serve to fortify Hamas, thus giving Israel an excuse to exclude the Gaza Strip from any accord, and signing with the PA an agreement that will only refer to the West Bank.

If this will be the case, Gaza will continue to be the ghetto of poverty and disenfranchisement that it is.

A true peace process cannot achieve progress without a joint representation for all Palestinians.

The first step should not be a ceasefire, but a firm denunciation of terrorism (includingg Hamas - who supports terrorism), followed by removal of all blockades, and granting free right of passage between Gaza, the West Bank and Israel.

Read more in my blog:

and also:

homefris said...

Thank you so much for your honest sharing of your situation. The world needs more public outlets like these.

Mojo said...

wow. i truly commend you two for putting this blog out there. it's informational, but more importantly, it's hopeful. the situation appears constantly grim, and peace always seems lightyears away, but it heartens me that two people from opposite sides of this endless battle have come together to tell the collective story and seek an unbiased truth. thank you so much and i'll be reading for updates

Corri said...

I live in Arizona, but read your blog to check on you both. I hope you are well.

Anonymous said...

Not to ruin your hopes, but the only way out of this occupation/oppression is finding a new Palestinian leadership.

One that can create internal justice, reject military resistance, and refrains from dealing with juntas from Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan...

Chaya said...

First of all, how come there haven't been any postings since July 12th? That is exactly a month. Are you aware that this 'cease fire' was called so that Hamas could rearm itself? I have read in a number of places on the net that the people of Gaza are suffering so much under Hamas rule that they want Isrel back again to get rid of Hamas so they can get their lives back again. We have no interest in seeing the people of Gaza suffer. I was against the expulsion of Gush Katif; but hoped that this would give a chance to the people of Gaza to make something of themselves. No sooner than the last residents of Gush Katif left then the rockets started falling on us. Our former synagogues have been destroyed and are being used as training grounds by Hamas! This hurts us very much! And the hothouses that were left - where residents of Gaza used to work - were destroyed! All hope was gone that the people of Gaza would create something positive when Hamas was elected. It is up to the people of Gaza - do you want to continue to live under the fascistic rule of Hamas or do you want to live normal lives where you can raise your children in peace? It is up to you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Peace man,
While I share in your quest for peace and frustration at the current impasse, I think that the only solution is to talk -- bringing down the walls of fear can only happen through conversations. Many people would agree that the politicians will not bring peace. Only the people can bring peace. Moreover, we need to encourage dialogue and peace within our own families in addition to encouraging the dialogue between the families.

Salaam Aleiqum and Shalom to all.

Jay said...

Im sorry, but the rockets have not stopped like you claim.
Tell me, do you honestly believe you are Palestinian or just a displaced Egyptian?
I have many Arab friends here in Israel that consider themselves Israeli, and reject the notion of a Palestine people.
Rachete, if you are talking about respecting basic human rights, then look at both sides. How has Shallit been treated since his abduction? Does anybody know?
Does this freedom of movement you insist on include the terrorists?
Your comments are a bit vague and one sided!

Nik said...

Do you think Israel WANTS to siege / keep paths blocked?
Do you realize the amount of money invested in this? The amount of manpower?

Do you think, it would be done if it was not deemed absolutely necessary?

I'm sure glad for the people of Gaza their neighbor is Israel and not Russia (referring to the recent events in Georgia).

People like to compare casualties and lifestyles, but miss the point by a mile by doing so.

It's not the point.
The point is, that the Palestinian leadership is unable to sort it's internal problems without dependency on Israel.
When Israel makes a move to try help solve said problems in order to stabilize the Palestinian leadership, the world yells "Why are you interfering?"

When we don't interfere, we're just as "bad" because we stand by idle, watching how people die.

As far as Most of Israels' population sees it, if the Majority of the Gaza residents wanted Peace, Hamas would never rise to power.

The fact Hamas was elected in Democratic elections is something the people of Gaza tend to "forget".

I can only imagine how bad it is when your own elected government takes up arms against the civilian population, but such is life - you reap what you sow.

Unfortunately, every time a move is made towards actual dialogs between the sides, some official has to go out spouting bollocks against the talks and against the partner.

How are Israelis to negotiate while they are being shot at?

Release criminals of war and then have them back in the enemy military circulation.

You know, hearing the Hamas Leadership saying they don't intend to stop at anything really doesn't encourage Israelis to talk, rather to ignore and let the IDF do the "Talking".

Bottom line:
The change begins from inside.
Only when both civilizations are ready to deal with their internal problems (Hamas on the gaza side and Olmert / corruption on the other side) Only then will we have true hope for true peace.

Good day
and God bless.

BraveJeWorld said...

Is this not just the quiet before the storm?

Carol Scheller said...

Hello there Peace Man, I mention your situation, which I know is sadly the case of hundreds of university students in Gaza, in my latest blog entry - "C'est la rentrée". A retired school teacher, I feel strongly about all of you unable to pursue your higher education. I would love to support any action - group or individual - to focus attention on this situation. Every good sihc, Carol

empoweringthought said...

Yes, I agree wholeheartedly that peace must come to Israel and the Palestinians. Only by building a sense of mutual hope and mutual respect after years of hatred can the blessing of lasting peace flourish in the region.

Rachete said...

You haven't posted in a while. Hope all is well.

André said...

hi peace man & hope man,
what happend to your blog? no more contributions from the inside to the outside world?

Lirun said...

shana tova eid mubarak

dadoichzlig said...

hope you had a happy new year

demag said...

The site is quiet.

Still thinking of you all and praying for you.

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Mandy said...

Hope man, Peace man? you haven't posted anything for such a long time. Is everything OK?

Please post something.

I haven't checked you blog since end of July, I was surprised not to find anything at all. Hope you have good news!