Israelis and too many Jews in the world employ expressions such as, “Muslims” or “Palestinians” just as Muslims employ expressions such as, “Israelis” or “Americans”. A wonderful group of brave terrific young men and women trapped in the horror of living in Gaza issues a Manifesto to the world expressing their fatigue with oppression whether it originates among Israelis or Palestinian leaders. As they so clearly express their ideas: “Fuck Hamas, Fuck Israel, Fuck Fatah, Fuck UN, Fuck UN?WRA, Fuck USA! We the youth in Gaza, are fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community.” The Manifesto spells out in detail how their rights and lives are being impacted by stupid Israel policies, brutal Hamas crackdown on their right to enjoy a human existence. They made clear they are “sick of being portrayed as terrorists, home-made fanatics with explosives in our pockets and evil in our eyes; sick of the indifference we meet from the international community” and the “so-called experts” who go on talking and talking without ever coming to a conclusion that respects the rights of ALL people living in the region. Let me reproduce their conclusion:

“ENOUGH! Enough pain, enough tears, enough suffering, enough control, limitations, unjust classifications, terror, torture, excuses, bombings, sleepless nights, dead civilians, black memories, bleak future, heart-rendering present, disturbed politics, fanatic politicians, religious bullshit, enough incarceration! WE SAY STOP! This is not the future we want. We want to be free.We want to be able to live a normal life.We want peace. Is that to much to ask?”

What would Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman respond to these wonderful young people? Another one of his bigoted statements about “Palestinians?”