Gaza is not Hamas and Hamas is not Gaza

A Rainy NY, 232pm, Jul. 15 2014

Nearly 200 Palestinians are dead in less than 1 week in Gaza. You can ignore the injustice, you may brush aside the blood, you can dismiss the collective Israeli punishement if you wish. But I dont and I wont- do you know why? Because, in the end, it comes down to one singular issue: the minute you cease being a humane soul is the minute you cease to exist. Feeling pain of the other is not as selfless as you may think, in fact , it is you who gains the most because you step forth towards the best label of all: a human.

So, next time you say I cant support Gazans because of Hamas, next time you allow politics to castrate your humanity just remember this: Gaza is not Hamas and Hamas is not Gaza.


About Amr Khalifa

An analyst, a political comentator on the uber complex Egyptian and MENA scene. I may not have every answer but I know the questions to ask. When not publishing in Ahram Online, Mada Masr, Daily News Egypt and Muftah I love the dynamic of the short story. If you adore the written word you have come to the right place. Pull up a chair and join me for a cup of literary tea.
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