What more can a black, South African woman say about the Palestinian question that hasn’t been said. What more could one person or an ocean of people say to change the situation in the Middle-East when those involved will not change their minds about each other for one second. Who can say something that would put an end to killings? When each day brings with it fresh news of freshly decimated bodies to be committed to the ground, when thousand of people are left destitute without homes, without peace, without love. Aren’t you tired of reading about death each and everyday? The senselessness of it? Who can silence the cries of women and children, bereaved fathers whose shrill cries echoe through loud sirens in Israel’s capital Tel-Aviv reminding them that death is just around the corner. Who can comfort the orphans born to be sacrificed in the name of Allah, Elohim. Who can stop this madness when the world wakes up everyday to the un-spun truth of liberal brutality metered out by a country gripped with such fear, she can’t even see that her children are dying, she can’t see that those missiles go straight to the hearts of her unborn children. What more can a black, South African woman say when learned historians, eloquent political analysts, informed journalists, diplomatic politicians and passionate human rights activists, have voiced their opinions, presented their arguments, shared their views with such eloquence on social and professional media platforms, condemning Israel for its ruthless annihilation of a people already cornered into a narrow cage of high walls encased in thick cement and fortified with wires – an open air prison – with nowhere else to go while Israel pushes them further and further into a concentration camp. What more can a black, South African Woman say while others insist with moral justification that Israel has a right, a fundamental God Given right to defend herself and her children. What more can a black South African woman say that hasn’t been said by those affected in Israel and Gaza? What more can a black, South African Woman say? There is nothing more to say.
Except to ask one question: If God is LOVE and Love is : patient, kind, does not envy, does not boast, is not proud. Does not dishonor others, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrong. If Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. If love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. If God is LOVE: which is an intense feeling of deep affection or fondness for another person, another human being.
Which God does Israel serve?