Monday, October 20, 2003

Bravo Palestine

Despite the crucial war and terrible circumstances, Palestinians prove to the whole world the meaning of hope, courage and the spirit of challenge in every Palestinian.
Their latest challenge was their success in marketing and exporting their handmade gowns, dresses, portraits and souvenirs. Their beautiful and simple products add a beautiful touch to every home. Not only because they look great, and not only because they're different, but also because each dress is made of tired hands that are trying to feed their children, each piece of art is produced with hard work with low life conditions. No proper food, not enough material, no money, even electricity is cut most of the time, they're working with nothing to have but worries. They worry that someone would break in their house and kill one of the members, even if it was the few days old baby sleeping on the couch, they worry that a bomb would fall over their heads any second… they worry, they don’t fear. For Palestinians are full of courage, a 3 year old boy has the courage of 10 grown up men, a 5 year old girl is as brave as a soldier. And at the time kids around the world dream of chocolate, ice cream and candy, all what Palestinian children hope for is to have a good night sleep, they dream of a peaceful home, they dream of going to school without any gunfire striking over their heads, they wish that if their dad went out, that he'll come back. They pray that they wont lose their mother, they wish that they'll be able to know what happiness tastes like, they hope no one will come and cut the olive tree they planted, they want to watch it grow as they grow too.
Palestinians, those unique proud people, who will keep on struggling for survival, will keep on fighting for their rights, and who will never stop challenging themselves even if the whole world with its whole population stood against them…

Congratulations on your high spirits and your talents, we're all with you, praying for you day and night, praying for God to protect you and give you the strength to hold on…