MULTAN: It is heart-wrenching to see the news coming out of Gaza as Israel has restarted their onslaught against civilians. Gazans welcomed the holy month of Ramazan amid rocket attacks and searching the debris of destroyed buildings for their loved ones. The news of two infants being martyred along with their pregnant aunt is devastating. Images have been circulating on the internet showing the situation before and after Ramazan. Before Ramazan there were decorations and now there is devastation. What people had been anticipating and what they have received at the hands of Israeli usurpers. Lamps and lights shaped as the crescent moon were put up to mark the beginning of the month which have now been decimated to ash, reflecting the dark times Gazans are living in. Ramazan is supposed to be a month of peace and Muslims should be able to enjoy the spirit of fasting and community feeling. Our Palestinian brothers and sisters continue to live in danger as the occupying Israeli regime continues its slaughter. Sufferance is the badge of our tribe. Shylock says in Merchant of Venice. How time changes!
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2019.