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CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
When I was a kid, my parents told me that humans were good. They lived through war as children too. Why did they tell me that.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
Maybe they wanted me to figure it out by myself.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
I guess humans are capable of containing both love and hatred and the latter could be more destructive.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
As a kid, I didn't know that israel's bombs were a form of hatred. I realized it when I grew up. I don't think I know another form of it.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
Maybe my parents do believe that human beings are good.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
Nobody ever explained to me, as a kid, what israel was or what occupation was. I grew up with a certain love for a better life somewhere.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
That better life grew in me as Palestine, where someone else did not want me to be.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
I thought, by studying hard, I'll be worthy of that place. Little did I know. It seems like my ethnicity is enough to keep me out of it.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
The children of Palestine grow up believing they're outsiders. That the world does not want them.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
While their parents give them all the love they can, being constantly threatened makes them feel like the world has turned its back in them.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
Children pick up the insecurity and fear of their parents.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
I remember the so many times my mom was scared for my siblings' lives when they were outside and a strike hit nearby.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
I can't say I was scared. I don't remember how I felt. But I certainly saw how scared she was.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
They see and hear children who were killed or injured. They grow up with the memory of lost friends.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
A land in which their grandparents lived a better life than the camps' life in which they're living, is fostered in their imagination.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
The way they're locked and isolated by walls and borders and checkpoints makes them feel more distanced.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
During 2008 offensive, I felt so alienated. I felt like I didn't belong to this world.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
I could not explain why so many of us had to die under rubble. So many children.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
The so many times I felt something gripping my heart as a bomb fell from their planes.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
I believe myself to have been a strong kid. So many kids in Palestine are strong and grow up overcoming the situation.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
If they're lucky to grow up with their parents in their house with good income like I did. So many do not.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
I was once home alone with my little brother and a strike hit a car 20 meters from our house. We were terrified.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
I think I was about 13. I sat with my brother in the middle of the house avoiding windows and walls as my parents always did.
CLoP @LaRawanYaghi
I tried to call my parents at my aunt's house but the lines didn't work.
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