Hardtalk : Gazans under siege seek Conflict Resolution
Hardtalk : Gazans under siege seek Conflict Resolution
Saturday, September 13,2008 11:00
By gazatoday.blogspot.com,Sameh Habeeb

The Israeli Palestinian conflict is the core of all problems in the Middle East. Ignoring the problem from all sides is the key reason for all our troubles. Palestinians are being ignored since long time ago. Israel is still not recognizing the United resolutions which aim at ending this conflict by having two independent states. It bets on time and negotiating until having nothing to negotiate about with the Palestinian.

 

Additionally, Israel is lawless regarding the fourth Geneva convention and all humanitarian accords. This is embodied through the suffocating siege imposed on Gaza and the Apartheid wall in the West Bank.

No freedom of movement, no proper access to life needs and no facilitation to medical needs!

 

As a young Palestinian, I do believe in peace and coexistence but in case Israel recognizes me and my country. Israel has to give me all my rights guaranteed by the free civilized world! It has to end the occupation and work on promulgating peace rapidly. The time is the most satiable one as President Abbas is very ready to such kind of peace.

 

I was hopeful something will come out of Annapolis, yet I was shocked when Israelis betrayed us by their Policies. They continued building settlements rapidly and toughened the siege imposed on Gaza! This in addition to by daily incursions in WB cities and continued sorts of humiliation at the checkpoints!

I reckon Israel approved that she is carless towards a serious peace process with the current Palestinian leadership. I hope I"m wrongful and something good will come up from behind the stages of peace talks.

 

I tried to draw a scene about conflict and conflict resolution through a video program I wrote, acted with friends and directed! It"s alike BBC hardtalk but this time it was from Gaza.

 

This next two videoes include a stereotype debate about Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It speaks about each side"s view and perspective regarding the solution for this cause! It was videotaped and Montaged in Palestine, the besieged Gaza strip. The 3 characters are Palestinians; Sameh Habeeb "Broadcaster", Ayman Quaider as the Palestinian representative and Said Jerbril the Israeli one!

The Israeli Palestinian conflict is the hub of conflict in the Middle East and throughout other parts of the world. A solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must entail dialogue and buy-in by both Palestinians and Israelis.

 

Frustration from Palestinians stems from a feeling of invisibility, that our welfare has been ignored by the Israel and its western allies. There is widespread awareness that the Israeli government has ignored UN resolutions calling for a two-state solution. Many Palestinians view Israel as having snubbed the Fourth Geneva Convention and other humanitarian accords.

 

It is difficult to build consensus for peace in a land which is subject to a suffocating siege in Gaza and the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank. The reality for many Palestinians who do or would accept a peaceful coexistence is not perpetuated by a lack of freedom of movement and fundamental access to life needs and medical treatment!That begets much frustration.

 

As a young Palestinian, I want a peaceful coexistence but not without more humane recognition by Israel of me and my country. I"m no different than you: I want the some human rights enjoyed by citizens of the free and civilized world.

 

I firmly believe that Israel must end its occupation of the West Bank as a precursor to reaching a two-state solution. Now as ever, time is the most critical since President Abbas is very ready to negotiating peace.

 

I was hopeful something positive would come out of the summit in Annapolis only to be shocked by the Israeli government"s continuation of construction of West Bank settlements and tightening of the siege imposed on Gaza. And that"s not to mention the daily incursions into West Bank cities and continued humiliation of Palestinian people at checkpoints.

 

In Palestine: Gazans under siege seek Conflict Resolution

 

I don"t know whether I believe the Israeli government is serious about negotiating peace with the current Palestinian leadership. I hope I"m wrong. Perhaps something good will come from behind-the-scenes negotiations--- that"s about all the hope I can cling to.

 

I wrote and produced a video program addressing conflict and resolution. It"s like BBC Hardtalk but the station and the stage are in Gaza.

 

My next two videos include a debate regarding stereotypes surrounding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. They address each side"s perspective regarding just how to achieve peace. These were videotaped and done in Palestine, the besieged Gaza strip. The three characters are Palestinians: Sameh Habeeb as the broadcaster, Ayman Quaider as the Palestinian representative and Said Jerbril as an Israeli representative.

 

 

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