Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb.
A few months ago I posted about my experience being in Palestine for the first time. This time round, Alhamdulillah, I’ve got the chance to step into the blessed land again. The experience this time was way different from the first time I stepped into Palestine. We were also there for a purpose. We were on a mission. From the first visit, we went to Hebron, one of the major towns in Palestine, and our taxi driver brought us to a central kitchen there. The function of this central kitchen is to cook for the residents in Hebron and disseminate food to them. They are fully dependent on donations. Alhamdulillah on our second visit we brought along with us quite a huge sum of money, thanks to generous donors in Singapore. With the donations, we not only managed to distribute it to the central kitchen in Hebron, we distributed it for our brothers and sisters in Bethelehem (another major town in Palestine) too in a form of Ramadhan pack.
InsyaAllah I’ll explain why the cost of the cow was mad expensive. That’s a bit of a summary of what we did with the funds that was raised.
Now that I have more idea of the living conditions in Palestine during the first visit, I tried to keep a lookout on more things; like the differences in the living conditions of the Palestinians and the Israelis. It was of cz a huge difference, and discrimination was apparent.
I don’t know where to start. I wish my brain could just pour out all of the things that I wanna say. It’s really overwhelming.
We went during the period of the “3 Israeli teens that were kidnapped by Palestinians” at it’s peak. The incident was said to take place in Hebron. We were quite taken aback at first cz our main purpose of visiting Palestine was to go to Hebron. A friend of mine who was at another town in Palestine said that security was heightened and that people from one state couldn’t enter/exit another state. FYI, there are security checks whenever you wanna enter/exit a different state.
However so, we took the risk. I was quite astounded at how peaceful things were when we were in Hebron. I was expecting violent uproar on the streets yet there was nothing. Now that news of the 3 Israeli teens has been disclosed, I wondered. Why wasn’t there much commotions in Hebron but there were raids, killings and damaged done on other states like Nablus, Ramallah and Gaza, just to find the 3 Israeli teens? Before that, let me just show a few pictures of the living conditions of the Palestinians in Hebron.
Back to the question: Why wasn’t there much commotions in Hebron but there were raids, killings and damaged done on other states like Nablus, Ramallah and Gaza, just to find the 3 Israeli teens?
This is just my opinion, btw. First and foremost, it’s just a fantasy made up story by the Israeil Zionists to justify their killing of the Palestinians. Like I’ve mentioned above, there are security checks whenever you wanna enter/leave a state. Even if it’s true and it happened in Hebron, how could it ever be possible for these Palestinians to bring these Israeli teens to other states? And let me tell you, their checks are pretty strict. So how could they miss the teens? It’s obviously a false flag.
And allow me to show you how far Hebron is from Gaza. And if people still sympathize with the lost of the 3 Israeli teens, then you’re simply oblivious or just… Islamophobic.
As you’re reading this, Palestinians are still being tortured heartlessly by the Israeli soldiers.
Preying on children isn’t war. It’s terrorism. You’re terrorising on the child’s childhood. Your terrorising on the child’s psychology. You’re terrorising an innocent life.
SubhanAllah… I can feel so much anger in me just by thinking at how cruel these cowards are.
Okay. Back on my visit to Palestine.
After Hebron, we went back to our hotel in Old City at Jerusalem. The day after, which is on a Friday, as per normal we walked to Al-Aqsa for fajr prayers. However the men (50 years old and below) were stopped by the Israeli polices from entering into Al-Aqsa. So the ladies went to Al-Aqsa first. We thought the men were stopped only for a while but even after we’ve completed our fajr prayers in congregation, the men were still not there. Turns out that they were still at the gate.
My husband shared with us a few things that happened outside the gate while waiting for the “green light” to enter the mosque (which didn’t happen eventually). In brief, a 49-yr old man pleaded to enter Al-Aqsa but instead the inhuman polices shoved him to the ground. Shortly after that another man came and asked them why he’s not allowed into Al-Aqsa. Instead he was punched and while he tried to run away, they chased him and started laughing.
As mentioned on the picture above, a policeman charged forward when upon hearing Surah Al-Kafiroon that was recited by my husband. Then we learnt that the forces (police and military) are made up of not only Jews, but Arabs too. Yeap, Arab Muslims. I wondered… How can Islam ever escape from this apartheid state if Muslims themselves keep betraying their own people??? How will they ever be free if they work for their enemy? Yes, their intention at first might be to save the Muslims from the enemy, but in the process they will still have to torture their own brothers! Why can’t they just stay united as one Ummah and go against the biggest enemy? Yet it boils down to one thing, I’m sure it’s nothing but just being selfish. The frustration of wanting to break free the fastest way. May Allah SWT bring us far from falling into this hypocrisy and may Allah SWT grant strength to the Palestinians.
So before Jumaah prayer, we head out to Old City again. We tried finding for Prophet Daud’s (peace be upon him) masjid. It’s at the Jewish quarter. FYI, there are four quarters in Old City – Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian quarters. It was a totally different environment being in the Jewish quarter. It’s multiple times more beautiful than the Muslim quarter. And I saw a stall selling shawls; 4 for 15 shekels ( approximately USD$5). However in the Muslim quarter, on average a piece of shawl costs 20 shekels! Price discrimination by what?? Religion?? Only happens in Israel (I cringed at this $@%@!)!
That explains the ridiculous cost of the cow. The farm is owned by Israelis but it’s maintained by Palestinians. There are no other way for us to get meat that are owned by Palestinians (at least in Hebron). The Israel government placed very high tax on the Palestinians. As for the cow we bought, it was exclusive of tax! Imagine if it’s inclusive of tax. My sister in law said maybe one of the reasons they put high prices on meat because they know people outside of Palestine would want to do Qurban there and hence it would discourage people from doing it.
After visiting Prophet Daud’s (peace be upon him) place, we rushed towards Al-Aqsa for Jumuah prayers. I lost my husband at this stage. This is from my husband post on FB:
“It was exactly at the entrance of the western/wailing wall when I overheard a tour guide sharing the stories of Jerusalem in English to group of 30-40 Europeans I guess. She said, “Muslims are not oppressed here in Jerusalem. To be honest, Jews are the ones who are enjoying lesser rights. Muslims can enter Old City (Jerusalem) from any of the gates while Jews can only enter from one gate”. “
HA. HA. My toes are laughing. Read on to see what happened next to our Muslim rights that the tour guide just mentioned.
Upon nearing to the gate, there was a huge commotion. People were coughing and vomiting. The barbaric Israel polices closed the gate of Al-Aqsa and shot tear gas to restrict us from entering into the masjid! So much for our rights, huh? And so again, the men had to perform Jumuah prayer outside the gate.
They can try to manipulate people’s minds with all these propaganda and gimmick. One day truth with prevail, InsyaAllah. When whatever they say do not match with what is really happening. When real news arrives, no one can stop the truth from triumphing all these falsehood.
Just a bit of sharing on the website that we visited the most – Facebook. I just got to know about this fact on my second visit to the Wailing Wall. Wailing Wall is a sacred place for Jews who often pray or just, wail. It’s a place where they can just let out all their emotions. Here’s a trivia quiz for you! Which wall are we most familiar with that we often let out our emotions on? You got it! FACEBOOK WALL! If you’ve not known about this yet, the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is a Jew.
I’m sorry this post is quite a lengthy one. But I just had to expose the evil of these Zionist acts. My husband said this to me and it makes sense to those who truly believe. The Zionists, they are not here to conquer the land. They do not care about the land. But they are here to prepare for the arrival of their Lord – Dajjal (the anti-christ). The time is near, and we need all Muslims to stand united to fight our biggest enemy. The more we expose about them, the more people will break free from being ignorant. People will start to be more picky about the news that are being bombarded to them. And insyaAllah, it will increase our Iman too.
For a start here’s what you can do.
If you know of anyone else eating McDonald’s tell them about Palestine. This way, we’re slowly revealing about what’s happening to our brothers and sisters who are being inhumanely tortured by these murderous heartless bunch of ^%&#*%#(sorry, I can’t put a term on it)!! They may not accept it now, but insyaAllah they will in the future. Whenever you’ve got a news on our Palestinian brothers and sisters, do share it on you wall. Yeap, although FB is created by a Jew, let’s use it to the benefit of our Ummah!
When we’re in Palestine, the locals always say: Palestine is not only for Palestinians, it’s for the whole Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam.
Let’s us not stop making do’a for them.
OH OH! One last thing. I couldn’t help but notice this whenever I see ‘police’ in their language.