They are an inspiration to us all, for as has been said, in the eyes of the Talmudic Zionists, we are all Palestinians at some level awaiting the touch of their unkind hand.
I have collected hundreds of photos of Palestine before, during, and after, the hell visited upon them by Israel. These images are testimony to the strength of the remarkable Palestine and I itch to share them. May we all endure with such grace and fortitude if such horror comes to us.
I decided to show the people of Palestine on the day after the bombing stopped. Purposefully I have left out the dead and dying. Throughout my posts I have put plenty of those.
I wanted to show the destruction that people returned home to and how it effected them as life began to resume some sort of "normality" without the immediate terror of fire from the skies. Normal may never come, especially since Israel refuses to allow the people means to rebuild.
Here I show only the people, their sorrow, relief, shock, and, through it all, their resilience. Sameh Habeeb captured their amazing strength despite the horrible odds they still continue to face, courtesy of their vicious neighbour. Thank you, Sameh, for allowing me use of these images. As always I recommend enlarging these thumbs for the true depth of each image to sink in. These are very high quality images.
Photographs are courtesy of Sameh Habeeb, Humanitarian, Peace Activist, Journalist, who lives in Palestine.
During the siege she went without.
Her young husband still awaits his;
his legs were stolen a few years ago during the Intifada.
because Hamas runs the education system,
but the children are happy to be together again.
Once we had fine home and fancy car.
Gone! Now I am back to a donkey!" this old chap stated.
chickens dead, the sons attempt to catch the
dozen or so survivors to rebuild the family business.
her grandmother gives thanks for surviving.
(Enlarging this thumb is recommended, her eyes are incredible!)
and long sleepless nights they have lived through.
It is the lifeblood of the future.
might have second thoughts upon occasion!