Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

One year later: Will we survive the next war?

Hossam Madhoun | 15-07-2015

Digital art by Basel Maqosui

 

Are we going to survive the next war?
  she asked…
Why do you say that; there will be no next war!
  he answered.
Sure there is; what changed?
  Did the Israelis fall in love with us?
No, but the world will not allow another war in Gaza.
Really? Why? You are naïve if you believe the world
  is busy thinking about us.
I mean, why should there be another war?
For the same reasons there were the previous wars. 
What reasons?
I don’t know.
So there will be no war.
Yes, there will be, and again and again.
Do you believe we will survive the next war?
We survived three wars so far.
You mean four wars.
Three, four, whatever; it is just numbers.
No, it is not numbers; it is WAR.
Yes, but …
  I don’t know what I wanted to say.

 

Posted: July 15, 2015


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