I am the 1%, I am the 99%, I am the people. My posts are my thoughts and I only represent myself. “HopeinGaza” blog is my way of talking about Gaza and showing what’s it like to be here. In this blog, you will see Gaza through my eyes.
in Jerusalem, once you enter the holy city a profound sense of belonging fills you with joy, wherever you turn your eyes observing in silence, the scene of the ancient houses and buildings gives you a strange feeling like you have been there before, you almost swear.
in Jerusalem you decisively refuse to ride caps or taxis. something inside you urges you to walk on your own. you gaze and gaze at the streets, you listen carefully to the sounds around you as if these streets are telling their stories and you want to listen.
in Jerusalem you don’t need a tourist guide to inform you where you are. you just know.
in Jerusalem you ignore the fact that the city is stuffed with foreigners from all around the world, you ignore the fact that Israelis are walking the streets proudly as if the city is theirs, and you ignore seeing them giving directions to the foreigners as if they memorize the city like the palm of their hands. while you walk the streets schizophrenic, sometimes you are dazzled and your breath is taken away by the cities might and other times you are looked at by the foreigners as if you are the foreigners.
in Jerusalem you are never alone, remember you are in Jerusalem.