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PICKING CABBAGE IN BEIT HANOUN

By Theresa in Gaza | Free Gaza Scotland | February 2, 2013

Today we went to Beit Hanoun to help the farmers to pick cabbage. Its sounds like boring hard work, especially as it was raining quite hard off and on while we were there but actually it was a really enjoyable and interesting day. When we arrived at the field we joined a group of young farm labourers who made the morning very enjoyable with their singing, laughing and joking as we worked quickly to gather as many cabbage in a short period of time as possible. The field we were working on was quite some distance from the fence, we only heard gunfire twice and didn’t feel directly targeted, the jeep only showing itself once on the treeline before stopping behind a small hill in the distance. We helped pile the motorized cart high with cabbage and chatted in the rain until the cars arrived to take us back into Beit Hanoun.

While we were chatting one of the farmers talked about his Grandmother and the stories she told him about her childhood here. We were stunned when he told us that she had talked about being able to go from Beit Hanoun to Hebron in only half an hour in those days. It was something we hadn’t thought about, when you are in Gaza everywhere in the West Bank seems like such a long way away but when you think about it it makes sense, it’s actually only around 40km. To get there today takes a minimum of 2 days with no stop, Beit Hanoun – Cairo-Round the Southern tip of the Sinai via Sharm El Sheikh to cross at Taba into Israel then on to Hebron. That is of course if you are a privileged International, for a Palestinian there are a whole new set of problems.

Beit Hanoun is an interesting town, it’s directly across the border from Sderot. A place I’ve heard of very often and met a couple of residents of but never had the chance to visit. The countryside here is gently rolling low hills and as you leave Beit Hanoun to reach the fields you see Sderot in the distance. Built right up to the border, mainly nestled in between two hills with some of the red roofed buildings of the town on top of one and a large army installation with radio towers on the other.

Being so close to Sderot has meant that Beit Hanoun comes under huge pressure with all houses within one and a half miles of the border bulldozed, mainly in 2009 and all of the citrus trees which used to cover this landscape destroyed in order to leave clear lines of sight for the Israeli Military. Every building facing Sderot shows serious damage from shelling bombing and gunfire, and across the town there are damaged houses. Why is it that I had never heard of Beit Hanoun before I came to Gaza and yet Sderot is on the lips of every Israeli and everyone who defends the Zionist policies of Israel, ingraining it on everyone’s conciseness? Perhaps because there are so many places in Gaza which have the same damage, the same experience of attack, destroyed homes and death due to Israeli Military action? Whereas Sderot is special, in Israel it is the one place which has seen regular rockets causing some structural damage and very occasional death. Is it too much to ask that the violent death or injury of a human being is treated with the same shock and grief whichever side of the border it’s on? That the damage to lives and property is judged by the same standards wherever they occur?

February 2, 2013 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Solidarity and Activism | , , ,

7 Comments

  1. What, regard Jews and goyim as equvalent, both human beings? What are you, some kine of antisemite?

    Comment by traducteur | February 2, 2013

    • We have a worthy rabbi’s word for it that “a million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.”

      Comment by traducteur | February 4, 2013

      • You are wildly facetious this morning trad…don’t we cut off fingernails? We are ‘known’ by the fruits of our labor…… we ‘know’ who the evil ones are.. we don’t need ‘them’ telling US who is worthy. I ‘KNOW’ for a fact that the ONE who matters, GOD, is NOT a filthy rabbi, or ‘jew’ {whatever that means..to me ‘jew’ means the grossest of evilness}. All evil manifests from lucifer, satan, jesus,’religions’, whatever fake or evilness one chooses, to call vileness. This earth is doomed, and very very soon… we’ll see who GOD loves, if one can’t already.. all it takes is one loud voice to proclaim the TRUTH, and it resonates throughout all of Gods creations. Arabs haven’t caused hatred across the earth, satans minions have. Most Arabs love and worship God, could this be why they are reviled? Without a doubt. But this universe is secluded so they won’t contaminate Gods other creations. Nothing has escaped from this earths atmosphere.. no one has gone to the moon… or to mars… I am very able to prove what I say. Anyone can find the proof on the internet. We have a band called the Ionsphere on the outer side of the atmosphere. It is where all the energies/ transmitters of frequencies are kept for the use of earth. If even a tiny tear penetrates that band, the earth would be fried in seconds by the radiation of the sun. They can’t hide the truth.. and I know every secret of their evil ways. Every evil thing that comes out of their mouths is nothing but nasty bile, filthy lies, hatred for all Gods creations, and especially those who love and worship Him. 9/11.. lies… trips to the moon… lies…history…. lies.. what they are planning to do to earth.. we know. Do they really think their ‘rabbi’s,’ preachers, evil teachers of everything opposite to what we SHOULD believe, is going to prevail??? They believe they are intelligent.. what God sees is nothing but cunning, crafty, evil, no good intentions. Do they really believe they will prevail against an OMNIPOTENT GOD?? One who is omnipresent, omniscient, all knowing, all caring, all ABLE to do what He says over and over again in Isaiah? ‘They KNOW it is at hand, and NOTHING will stop GOD ALMIGHTY from doing what HE told them He will do. They are at the end of the road partner.. the bad guys are going down. Those who hate God will be tormented for eternity… those who love GOD will be taken back to Heaven where they were created by our loving God (either by His hand, or by His seed, in the womb of His beloved sacrificial Lamb, His murdered wife).. never again will evil be allowed to wreak havoc and destruction, in heaven OR on one of Gods planets. It is ALL each ones choice. Those who hated God hate those of us who fight for justice, for Him, for all the adjectives that describe HIM. I WANT to go back to be with Him.. but I am willing and able to be His voice, in hell, for as long as He wants me to be. He is MORE than worth dying for, thousands of times. I am far weaker than He is, but my passion for Him is true and eternal. I will always belong to Him. Love conquers all. Even the most filthy offal/rubbish.

        Comment by Spiritwoman1213 | February 4, 2013

  2. Complete and utter insanity. To think we have lived in a world controlled by the basest, most contemptible vile creatures ever conceived by their own undoing, and still survive, means we will overcome them.. I take heart in the people who are being tortured the most by this evil, and still believe… when all else points to destruction… in the promise of God who is completely aware of it all, He did write the story after all. The worse it becomes.. the greater the punishment. The greater our reward. We know Him, because He has always been our hope, and none other. He made them, He will destroy them. He cares deeply for His own, He will keep us safe.. in life and in death. He IS the power to make us whole. My life too has been hell on earth. I speak from the most horrific viewpoint. God has been the mainstay of my life, and will always be. I was made/created to be part of HIM, but HE will always be ALL of me. I speak not to the evil.. they know me, as they know us all, but to help those who don’t know Him, as I do. We find Him in our heartbreaks, not necessarily in our achievements. The more satan/lucifer persecutes us, the stronger we become against them. We fight in Gods place, here in hell, but He is always with us. They won’t win. It isn’t a physical thing we do.. it is all about the spiritual warfare.

    Comment by Spiritwoman1213 | February 2, 2013

  3. Just a couple of looks at how the earth is dying.

    ENEnews.com

    http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

    Comment by Spiritwoman1213 | February 2, 2013

  4. For anyone who desires to understand why there is so much hatred, some parts of the nonholy book are more truthful, than most of the lies. We find in Rev 13, why Gods people are so tortured on earth, not only in the end days, but always has been, while on earth.

    “The dragon [lucifer] gave the beast [vatican/religions] his power and his throne and great authority. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”

    5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.

    8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.

    9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.
    10 “If anyone is to go into captivity,
    into captivity they will go.
    If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
    with the sword they will be killed.”
    This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.”

    Comment by Spiritwoman1213 | February 4, 2013

  5. More decay….. the fall of amerika……..Rev. 14 thru 19 The wrath of Almighty God.

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/bankrupt-decaying-and-nearly-dead-24-facts-about-the-city-of-detroit-that-will-shock-you

    Comment by Spiritwoman1213 | February 4, 2013


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