// Entry #20
This is an emergency post. I don’t really know how to accomplish this but I have an amazing image in my head. I see thousands of Palestinian, Turkish, French, Spanish, South African, and even Greek flags waving through the crowded streets of Gaza. I hear hundreds of thousands of voices chanting in unison, demanding that the Flotilla be allowed to travel to the shores of Gaza in full safety and security.
I have less than two more weeks and Gaza but I want to be a part of this scenario before I leave. We, the people of Palestine, must stand up against the outsourcing of Israel’s blockade to Greece. We need to be out on the streets, we need to do what the French did under the Eiffel Tower and what activists all across the globe continue to do in front of their Israeli embassies, their Greek consulates. There is no better time than now. The world’s eyes are on the Flotilla and people are steadily becoming more aware of the oppression and injustice this noble humanitarian effort intends to challenge. We need to give them — the Flotilla activists and the international community — every opportunity to do what’s right in the name of service to humankind.
The Gaza Strip is the Flotilla’s final destination. Even though the fleet of ships has not yet arrived, we need to be on the coasts pulling them in. We need to break the siege ourselves, to unsilence ourselves, to swim out into the sea towards the solidarity activists who have nothing else on their minds except for a free Palestinian people.
Today is the last day for tawjeehi testing, the final examination period for students completing high school. These tests are taken very seriously and the entire Gaza Strip undergoes a brief lull in activity to respect the students. But with the testing phase of the school year over, the youth must head to the streets. We need to outdo the world’s activism. After all, we are the ones under siege.
Pull your mothers, your fathers, your aunts and uncles. Drop your weapons. Ignore your political allegiances. Hug your Palestinian brethren. Don a kuffiyeh, wave a flag, hold a sign. Let us break the siege with our voices and our strong will.
Rally in Gaza City, as soon as possible.