Let’s talk about violence.
Because it seems to me, that to a lot of people, unless someone is pointing a gun to your head, it doesn’t count. Violence is not necessarily physical.
Every time drinking water is cut off from Palestinians, while settlers fill their swimming pools, that’s violence.
Every time the right of return for the millions of Palestinian refugees is denied, that’s violence.
Every time a Palestinian needs to apply for a permit to access holy sites 15 minutes away, that’s violence.
Every time our lands are annexed and confiscated, that’s violence.
Every time our existence is denied, that’s violence.
Every time our humanity is questioned, every time our borders are closed, every time our children see the sea, but are barred from it.
When our story never gets told.
That’s also violence.