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