After the UNRWA-affiliated Al-Fakhoura School massacre, which claimed the lives of dozens, no appeals or words can effectively express the catastrophic situation in the Gaza Strip anymore. This was a test for the remnants of humanity that we were striving to preserve, and yet everyone failed. Let us use the past tense since any serious move to resolve this situation will not change the fact that more than 12,000 fell as martyrs and tens of thousands were injured, mostly disfigured or maimed, due to the daily use of weapons banned under international law against civilians.
Likewise, we are no longer capable of tracking the number of martyrs as it changes every minute. Communications in the Gaza Strip are disrupted due to the depletion of fuel, and entire families are buried under the rubble, knowing that ceaseless intense bombardment left them no time to leave.
We all failed the Gaza test, and the Palestinians succeeded in exposing the lies of the occupation in full view of the world despite the supporting propaganda and political machine. First of these lies is the claim that the people of Historic Palestine sold their land decades ago to the Jews. Despite Zionist terrorism, more than 800,000 Palestinians are still in the northern Gaza Strip, refusing to give up their land. What the world is witnessing today clearly reveals to us the truth about what had happened in 1948, of the no less bloody massacres aiming to steal the Palestinians’ lands by terrorizing them and forcing them to leave.