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you cannot cross an ocean by standing at the edge and looking at the water -- i am going to cross the ocean!

khatoom:

تريد أن تتأكد بنفسها أن نبض قلب ابنها الطفل قد توقف ،،

مؤؤلمة 

Want to be sure that her son heartbeat had stopped ,

Painful

heartbreaking

khatoom:

تريد أن تتأكد بنفسها أن نبض قلب ابنها الطفل قد توقف ،،

مؤؤلمة

Want to be sure that her son heartbeat had stopped ,

Painful

heartbreaking

— 7 hours ago with 32 notes
"

As civilian casualties mounted on Monday in the Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military reminded the world that it had warned people living in targeted areas to leave. The response from Palestinians here was unanimous: Where should we go?

United Nations shelters are already brimming, and some Palestinians fear they are not safe; one shelter was bombed by Israel in a previous conflict. Many Gaza residents have sought refuge with relatives, but with large extended families commonly consisting of dozens of relatives, many homes in the shrinking areas considered safe are already packed.

Perhaps most important, the vast majority of Gazans cannot leave Gaza. They live under restrictions that make this narrow coastal strip, which the United Nations considers occupied by Israel, unlike anywhere else.

Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain in 2010 called Gaza “an open-air prison,” drawing criticism from Israel. But in reality, the vast majority of Gazans are effectively trapped, unable to seek refugee status across an international border. (Most are already refugees, those who fled from what is now Israel and their descendants.)

A 25-mile-long rectangle just a few miles wide, and one of the most densely populated places in the world, Gaza is surrounded by concrete walls and fences along its northern and eastern boundaries with Israel and its southern border with Egypt.

Even in what pass for ordinary times here, Israel permits very few Gazans to enter its territory, citing security concerns because suicide bombers and other militants from Gaza have killed Israeli civilians. The restrictions over the years have cost Palestinians jobs, scholarships and travel.

Egypt has also severely curtailed Gazans’ ability to travel, opening its border crossing with the territory for only 17 days this year. During the current fighting between Israel and the Hamas militants who control Gaza, only those with Egyptian or foreign passports or special permission were allowed to exit.

Even the Mediterranean Sea to the west provides no escape. Israel restricts boats from Gaza to three nautical miles offshore. And Gaza, its airspace controlled by Israel, has no airport.

So while three million Syrians have fled their country during the war there, more and more of Gaza’s 1.7 million people have been moving away from the edges of the strip and crowding into the already-packed center of Gaza City.

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— 9 hours ago with 295 notes

themuslimavenger:

"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask,
Mother, what was war?’”

- Eve Merriam

— 9 hours ago with 1122 notes
tagreader:

Amazing! The spirit is there! 

#gaza #prayforgaza #gazaunderattack #MH17 #prayforMH17 #prayformalaysia

tagreader:

Amazing! The spirit is there!

#gaza #prayforgaza #gazaunderattack #MH17 #prayforMH17 #prayformalaysia

— 3 days ago with 1233 notes

fairytrainer:

fairytrainer:

btw in case yous have slept on this - there is an amazing tv show that exists on this earth called I Wanna Marry Harry where they’ve tricked a group of american girls into thinking they’re on a dating show competing for the heart of Prince Harry and it’s fucking phenomenal 

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(via thetardisismine)

— 3 days ago with 39169 notes

twisted-transistorr:

paindemands-tob3-felt:

pandabearjayy:

I absolutely love the end result.

i can’t believe i watched that

i thought this was going to take me on a spiritual journey and it did

(Source: iraffiruse, via thetardisismine)

— 3 days ago with 120583 notes
"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
Mark Twain (via kushandwizdom)

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— 3 days ago with 753 notes
"Be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” -Hebrews 13:5"
— 3 days ago with 314 notes