Gaza Carnage: What it means

194,000 dead. That is the number of American dead had the Israeli invasion taken place in the U.S and not in Gaza. Take a deep breath to contemplate that number and then factor in that the injuries, using the same formulation, would be tantamount to over 1.1 million.

Now you understand what it is to be Gazan.

The blow is beyond mamoth, the blood has not dried and the reperucssions are not merely physical. In this part of the world memories of elephants reside. Do you think that a 12 year old boy will forgive or forget his mother dying before his very eyes? Will the father who can no longer kiss his children goodnight feel anything but revenge? A daughter who lost her father may very well take up poetry as a for of resistance but she might also take up a klashinkov. Blood, in copious amounts, has a not so funny effect of changing socities from within.

These reactions are the key to unlocking the patheway of this historical conflict


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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1 Response to Gaza Carnage: What it means

  1. Amr Khalifa says:

    Reblogged this on Words Reign Supreme and commented:

    The price paid for wars isnt only in blood


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