As the last day of 2012 is upon us and the bright shiny future of 2013 is looming, I feel I owe you my readers a slight apology.
I started my blog back in April, which seems like a lifetime ago now. In my initial posting I said my blog would not have a political or religious slant. This was back when I was naively believing I could learn about the area and also visit whilst keeping an open mind about the occupation. This, I could not do and I do realize that my posts do have a political bias to them.
I have wholeheartedly been taken over by what has happened, is still happening and what will happen in Palestine and to the Palestinian people, especially the children. Can you imagine what it must be like growing up in that environment, with all your hopes and dreams that will never come into fruition?
I will be returning in the summer. This time travelling around more. I want to get people’s stories on how the occupation has affected them; their life hopes and dreams. But until then, I have a few ideas on how to keep this blog going, however, I would like YOU the reader to let me know what you want to read about.
I hope that in 2013 we hear of no more bombs dropping upon Gaza. No more persecution of the Palestinian people. No more settlements built upon Palestinian land. The things I have learnt and seen with my own eyes has really messed my head up in a way no other place has and all I keep asking myself is why?
At the end of the day, no matter what a religious book says, or what you believe we are all human beings. We all breathe the same air and bleed the same colour. Do we not have the right to live amongst one another in peace?
I wish all my readers who have stuck with me reading this blog a happy, healthy and peaceful 2013. I hope some of you have learnt something from reading this blog and following me on my huge journey in learning too.
Peace be with all of you.