Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: 1990 500 SEL, 2003 Range Rover HSE
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Israel killed my aunt
In less than a year, Israeli siege of Gaza Strip claimed the lives of my grandfather and my aunt. Two losses in a single household among hundreds others throughout Gaza.
My aunt died yesterday in a helpless Gazan hospital struck with power shortage and unavailability of medicines. She had been suffering for more than a year now but her health deteriorated faster when she ran out of medication.
I phoned my mother but she was unable to speak and only wept through the call. She lives in Jordan and it's been years since she last visited her family in Gaza, thanks to Israeli closures and collective punishment of one million and five hundred thousand people.
I'd like to phone my grandmother but what shall I say??? She's an old lady who witnessed in a few months the death of her husband and daughter. What does she have on her mind? Does she wish she dies before she runs out of medications too because it would be less painful?
I feel numb. I don't know what to say or what exactly I feel. I only hope each Israeli gets what he/she deserves... No more, no less. I wish the same for their Arab allies, namely the Abbas-led Palestinian Authority in Ramalla and the Egyptian government.