كيف تعرف انك عايش في غزة --- #YouKnowYouAreInGaza


في بداية ما بدأت الكتابة في مدونة من غزة , كتبت تدوينة في أكتوبر 2006 بعنوان كيف تعرف أنك عايش في غزة..

واليوم في ابريل 2011 ومن اول ما طلع النهار , ومستخدمي تويتر الغزازوة قاعدين بيحكو عن اهم معالم المعيشة في فلسطين وفي قطاع غزة تحديدا .. باستخدام حاجة اسمها "هاشتاج" على تويتر .. كتبوا عبارات كل وحدة فيهم ممكن تنشرح في قصة طويلة او كتب كاملة ..

قمت بعملية تجميع سريعة لأهم هذه العبارات والتغريدات, .. كانت النتيجة كالتالي:
(ممكن تتابع باقي التغريدات المستمرة لغاية الآن في تويتر على الهاشتاج #YouKnowYouAreInGaza)


تغريدات بالعربي


- لما أغاني الراديو تنقلب فجاة من أغاني حب وغرام لأغاني وطنية

- لما تلف الام على دور الناس عشان تلاقي عروس لابنها كانها رايحة تشتري كرتونة بندورة

- لما تصحى وتنام على صوت الزنانة ZzZzZZZZzzzzzz

- لما تفيق كل يوم على صوت إذاعة البي بي سي الي مشغلة الوالد أو على صوت كارات الحمير بتنادي البكسة ب10 شيكل يا خال !

- لما بتتشفشف من السقعة عشان امك لازم تخلي الشبابيك مفتوحة لحسا يقصفو ومع رقصة العمارة على كل صاروخ ينزل كام شباك

- لمّا تحمل في جيبتك دايمًا وأبدًا علبة كبريت أو ولّاعة، حتى لو مش مدخّن، تحسبًا لأي قطع مفاجئ في الكهرباء

- لمّا تخلص توجيهي بامتياز وكل اللي يخيروك بينه هو: إسلاميّة ولا أزهر؟

- لما تكون صورة جمال عبدالناصر في بيت كل عيلة غزاوية،ولو ما عندكو اسألوا أهلكو

- لما تسمع كلمة خُبُز، عُنُب، عُرُس، حُج

- لما تعرف عدد الشهدا من نوع الطيارة، وصوت الصاروخ

- ولمّا ام الشهيد تزغرد

- تلتين الولد لباقي الشعب - يعني الكل بقرب لبعض

- لما ببيوت عزا الشهدا يوزعوا الشربات

- الكلمات الأكثر انتشاراً وشعبية، وعندما تطلق تعني كل منها قصة منفردة في حد ذاتها هي: كابونة، المعبر، الأنفاق، موتور، كهرباء، صلاة الجمعة، إجازة الجمعة، سوق الجمعة، مسجد، حماس، فتح، مقهى، الأهلي، الزمالك، برشلونة، الغاز، الجرة، كافي نت، CHF، وظيفة، بطالة، قاعد، جنازة، شئون، زواج، حفلة، الجامعة، 100$، حصار، الرواتب، فلفل، شاورما، سجائر، المدرسة، سوق الأربعاء، شهيد، الوكالة، جمعية، برزة، حمل، ولادة، بامبرز، مسنجر، facebook، ريسيفر، نت، الأسرى، شاليط، مواصلات، شقة، سيارة، جوال.

- الأفعال الأكثر تداولاً: فَتح، سَكّر (المعبر)، أجت، قطعت (الكهرباء)، دخل (السولار، الغاز)، طلعت (الكابونة)، خلّص (الراتب)، خلّصت (الجرة)، نزلت (الرواتب)، انزل (السوق)، هات (المصروف)، رُوح (ع الجامع)، عملت، تشترك؟ (جمعية)، فحصتي؟ (ولد/بنت)، حمّلت (لعبة، فلم، أغنية من الإنترنت)، نزّلت (نغمة للمحمول)، شفّرت (قنوات للديجيتال)، زرت (المقبرة)، استلمت (كابونة)، قبضت (الراتب)، بعتت (حوالة)، زفّينا (العريس)، شيّعنا (شهيد)، حضرت (المباراة)، سدّيت (الدّين)

- أما عن آخر مشروع مربح – حسبما يزعم تجاره حالياً – فهو تأجير بدل العرائس وفساتين الخطوبة والسهرة.

- حسب معايير أهل غزة: بقالة ببابين يطلق عليها ميني ماركت أما ثلاثة أبواب فتصبح سوبر ماركت).

- لما يكون أسماء ميادين المدينة: أبو الأمين، أبو اسكندر، والحاجز العسكري اسمه: أبو هولي

- معظم القابعين بغزة يشربون من ماءٍ زادت ملوحته عن أي نسبة معروفة على أي مقياس في الكون.

- تجارِ أنفاقٍ وصلوا القمةَ في (ضربات) اقتصاديةٍ نقلتهم أعلى الهرم، على حساب جراحِ وآلام ونكباتِ آخرين

- خمسة شهداء منذ الصباح وحريق ضخم بنفق وقود استهدفته غارة جوية

- الحزن يخيم على القطاع : جماهير غفيرة تشيع جثامين 10 شهداء

- لمّا تسمع قصف وتفتح التلفزيون، يكون العرض الموجود ع تلفزيون فلسطين هو لمسرحية الأميرة النائمة الآن.. وهذه حقيقة

- لما تقابل شخص يفترض انه طفل في سنة تانية ابتدائي , وتلاقيه بيتكلم عن ازمة الرواتب وفتح وحماس ولا احسن معلق سياسي

- لما يكون سؤال "جاية عندكو الكهربا؟ " هو السؤال الثاني مباشرة بعد "كيف الحال " في اي محادثة قد تجريها مع اي حد

- لما إمام المسجد يخطب عن فريق رام الله

- لمّا يكون في ما يقارب 50 ألف مولود سنويًا في مساحة لا تتجاوز 378 كيلو متر مربع

- لما تسمع: الشاي يا حبايب

- لمّا الناس بدل ما تهرب من موقع الإنفجار أو القصف، تجري عليه

- لما كل الصبايا بدرسوا صحافة و اعلام

- لما تلاقي كل الشعب بيفتي وبيفهم في كل اشي :D

- زعلان عشان البرشا فاز على الاهلي المصري

- لما بشوفه لاعب جديد في الحارة :/ ايش يا ابو تريكه

- لما كل منطقة الها يوم تسويقي خاص مخيم البريج يوم الخميس

- لما تلاقي طوابير على المخابز طوابير على محطة الغاز طوابير على الصراف. طوابير عالكوبونات طوابير على الحلاقين قبل العيد

- لمّا تستعمل الفلفل الحار في كل طبخة

- لما بكون في فلفل حار -شطأ- على الفطور وغداء و عشاء

- لما صوت المتور يكون أعلى من صوت الناس

- لما تاخد تكسي طلب و السواق في الطريق يحكيلك بدو يحمل ركاب!!

- لمّا تفاجئك أغنية بتبدّل كلمة "بلادي" في أغنية "بكتب اسمك يا بلادي ع الشمس ال ما
بتغيب" بأغنية لفصيل سياسي معيّن

- لما تكون واقف على الرمزون وقبل ما تفتح الاشارة الخضرة بتلاقي الكل بزمر وبقلك امشي

- لما تشوف الناس بتتهافت على الكبونة اكيد انت في غزة

- لما تكون بتعرف نص البلد باسمايهم الثلاثية

- لما تكون حافظ الكتابة علي الحطان واحد واحد.

- لما يكون سؤال "جاية عندكو الكهربا؟ " هو السؤال الثاني مباشرة بعد "كيف الحال " في اي محادثة قد تجريها مع اي حد

- لما تفتح موقع الجزيرة قبل ايميلك.

- لما وين ما تروح بتقرأ "خليل شعث عالم ذرة" ههههههه

- لمّا كل حدا بتعرفه، أو بيعرف اللي بتعرفه، أو بيعرف اللي بيعرف اللي بتعرفه، بيعرف خليل شعث.. عالم الذرة المبجّل

- لما تقابل طفل في صف تاني, وتلاقيه بيتكلم عن ازمة الرواتب وحكومة الوحدة الوطنية ولااحسن معلق سياسي على قناة الجزيرة

- لما تكون اول فكرة في راسك متي حرجع اول ما تطلع منها.

- تعرف انك عايش في غزة,لما تلاقي سيارة مهكعة وعدمانة وبتمشي بالزق , وزجاجها الخلفي يحمل عبارة "اللهم اعطيهم ما يتمنون لنا

- لمّا تلاقي نص الشعب بيدرس صحافة والنصف الثاني بيدرس هندسة

- لما تكون نفسك تحرقها لكن مستعد تعرق حالك عشانها

- لمّا تكون حافظ صوت مذيع نشرة الأخبار وبتميزه أكثر من صوت مغنّي ما

- لمّا تسمع أغنية "يمّا هدو دارنا" ع كل إذاعة بعد كل قصف، وأغنية "هالأسمر أسمر" في كل حفلة شباب”

- لمّا تعترف رغم كل هذا إنّو غزة من أجمل بلاد الله في عينيك، وإنها أغلى على قلبك من هذا العالم كلّه

- لمّا تعيد الكلمة ع الجوال مليون مرة لأنه اللي ع الطرف التاني مش سامعها، ليش يا حزرك؟ أيوا بالضبط.. جنبك مولّد كهربي

- وما تنسا اغنية لااا لا شعب الشهدا لا ما بيركع

- لما تلاقي الكهربا قاطعة اقل اشي لمدة 6 ساعات واصوات الموتورات مغطية المنطقة

- لمّا تسمع أغنية "يمّا هدو دارنا" ع كل إذاعة بعد كل قصف، وأغنية "هالأسمر أسمر" في كل حفلة شباب

- لمّا يكون اللي جاي عليها يحكي "أنا نازل غزّة" واللي طالع منها يحكي "أنا طالع برّا" .. وتستنتج إنّك فعليًا: في حفرة

- لمّا يكون البحر هو الظاهرة الطبيعية الوحيدة اللي عندك، وبرضو ما بتروح عليه، لأسباب بيئيّة غير قابلة للذكر :p

- لمّا تتعرف ع مواطن كندي وتحكيله انّك من غزة وينصدم ويسألك: إنتو عندكو إنترنت في غزّة ؟؟

- لمّا تمشي وإنت بتكلّم حالك وتشتم كل الأشياء في حياتك، بدايًة بنفسك، مرورًا باسرائيل

وليس انتهاءً بشركة الكهرباء

- عندما تختلط ذكريات الدراسة برائحة الكاز

- لمّا يكون في تراب ع كل الأشياء العادية والبديهية اللي بتستخدمها في حياتك اليومية.. ببساطة لأنها جايّة من الأنفاق

- لمّا تجتمع إنت وأصحابك وبعد تفكير طويل يتمخض منكم إنه المشوار الوحيد اللي ممكن تروحوه هو: ع الجندي المجهول

- لمّا تنقل خبر زي هيك ع هادا الهاش تاق: اسرائيل ستكثف سياسة الاغتيالات الايام القادمة

- لمّا يكون حلمك -وبكل بساطة- تقرأ الجريدة الورقية

- لمّا تسمع في كل إذاعة، وتقرأ في كل مواقع الإنترنت، وعلى لسان كل ناطق باسم حزب: مناشدات للمجتمع الدولي

- لمّا تركب تاكسي ويكون الصوت اللي جاي من الراديو هو إما صوت: إذاعة الأقصى، أو القدس، أو الشعب.. ولا شيء غيرهم

- لمّا يكون "التايم لاين" عندك مفخخ بالأخبار العاجلة وكلمات مثل: انفجار - البيت اهتز - زنّانة - أف 16 - صوت صاروخ

- لمّا يكون صوت الزنّانة هو الصوت الوحيد والطاغي على كل الأمكنة وفي كل الأوقات

- لمّا تحس أنه لا فرق بينَ حربٍ وانتظارها

- لمّا تسمع أغنية "شدّي حيلك يا بلد" ع كل الإذاعات المحليّة

- لمّا يكون جوابك عن سؤال زي "كيف حالك" مترددًا بين حالاتٍ ثلاث: عايشين - داحلة - ع حطّة ايدك

- لمّا تصير تشوف الأشياء، كل الأشياء.. باهتة


تغريدات بالانجليزي



- When a visit visa to Malaysia is easier than a visit visa to Egypt or Jordan.

- When your cousins are in Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, or Canada.

- When your food has more spices than the original Indian Biryani.

- When digestion problems is a lifestyle.

- When you use drones, bombing, and weddings all in the same sentence.

- When you find people who want everything for free

- When you listen to a radio channel singing despite of Israeli attacks . and that is Gaza FM

- When it seems to you that the news anchor on the radio hasn't changed since you were 9. And neither did the news.

- When you're told that a tsunami might solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

- When everything in your life needs two words بدها صبــر

- When u feel good hearing the sound of drones rather than the sound of F16s

- When you are forced to open all windows despite of cold because you fear that bombing will crash them

- When your feeling down and reading darwish sentese على هذه الارض ما يستحق الحياة makes you stronger

- When an engineer works as a dustman .

- When everyone wants to die as a martyr for Palestine

- When u start appreciating little things in life, walking on #Gaza beach seems like walking on Marbella beach!

- When you have several copies of your days .

- When deep in your heart u love Gaza and know that its the only place on earth that can make u happy. have no idea why.

- When you see two passengers arguing who should pay for the driver in a taxi.

- When the internet is the only place where you can say what you feel without being beaten and punished

- When a worker just about to gulp his last falafel sees u and tells us 'tfaddal'

- When you see the women store " shish tawook " in their bags in the restaurants .

- cos Whenever u're about to leave from somewhere u're inevitably told 'bedri!' (it's too early)

- When it's very weird to notice that the power is still on and didn't go off according to the usual schedule

- When F16 and apache attacks are of absolute negligence to the ongoing party down the street & u Keep singing along.

- When you don't want to your papers should be stamped by hamas government or Ramallah Government .

- When being worried is normal more than being happy !

- When you're considered grown up while you're still a kid

- When you switch water heater on and off depending on whether u're on generator or electricity

- When reaching safely the end of the day is an act of resistance. #Gaza - When you go in a trip to "Aljondi Almajhool" as a fantastic place .

- When a kufiyeh might imply you're anti-Hamas

- When those kids don't leave u alone and chase u until you buy something!

- When u see people becoming 1 in tragedies, happiness and war!

- When you find kids under 12 yrs old selling "whatever" to get money 4 their families

- When you hear the ambulance alarms louder than the mosques call for praying . just like right now

- When NGOs organize workshops to get donations

- When the situation is so tense and all you're thinking about is whether to have a new hair cut or not :(

- When the question 'Are you married?' is always, inevitably, followed by 'Why not?'

- When you don't need an alarm clock to wake u up.. A sonic boom/explosion+ambulances can gladly offer the same service

- When you keep windows wide open as a way of preserving them

- When sometimes u forget that west bak exists, even sometime u feel like #Gaza is Palestine! too sieged 2 remember!

- When you sleep and don't know you will see the next morning or not .

- When you suspect that Gaza is another planet

- When an Israeli drone becomes one of your favorite singers.

- When you feel you should comfort visitors and tell them it's not as bad as they make it out to be

- When dreaming is your specialty and living them is your dream !

- When you see a funeral & a wedding at the same time!

- When you can't make out whether what you heard was a bomb or an angry neighbor slamming the door !!

- When you say every person is bored all the time .

- When you can't buy building materials like concrete to re-build your bombed-out home

- When you can't make out whether what you heard was a "bomb" or "a clap of thunder"

- When you hear guys cursing Mohanad "Turkish actor" & girls curing Noor "Turkish" actress LOL

- When there is no petrol for cars , they create gas and cars still can work on it !!!

- where sadly people think that hamas and islam are the same thing ! :(

- When every taxi driver can defend his political convictions better than you

- When you find a gigantic amount of people addicted to"Turkish serials" !

- When you are sooooooooo sieged that suddenly #Gaza feels like the whole world!

- When you find people having "sha7tafa" as a life style, can't stop sha7tafing!

- When you wish you can see your grama on westbank which is the same country because you can't !

- When you wake up finding your father is dead because of something called siege !

- When everybody can be a hero ! #3alarasi

- When you watch everything online instead of TV bcoz drones screw the signal 24\7

- When a two-year old girl argue with the salesperson on the supermarket over the change, and you watch stunned

- When you see a two year old going to the supermarket, shopping & heading back home like an adult!

- When the best present you can offer a friend abroad on his birthday is scribbling his name on the beach

- When 4 taxis fight over you, every1 of them is trying 2 convince u to ride with them LOL

- When 6 year old children want to die martyrs.

- When cement, steel, medicines are banned by Israel from getting in the Gaza Strip.

- When you read a new genre of literature called, "Adab al Mawateer" -- Generators Literature.

- When u sometimes sleep with no electricity & wake up 2 find that its not back yet GRRRR

- When good drivers give priority to donkey carts drivers to aviod inevitable accident

- When u hear ONLY the voices of power Generators @ night, & the smell of fuel becomes so natural LOL

- When it's almost impossible that a wedding party takes place without an a parade of warplanes.

- When at the end of the movie....police doesn't come :P

- When the best snacks is falafel from abu talal and humos from khozondar hee33

- When u always hear 2 words "Neeeeeeeeeelaaaaaaaaaaa" and "amanaaaaaaaaaa" LOL

- When a driver speaks of politics, economy, sports, science, medicine, and literature, and you just nod.

- horse poop in the streeeeeeeet hahahahaha!

- When the only good wishes greeted to young girls by others is to get married soon

- When the first thing you mother says as a bomb hits the area, "efta7o el shababeek" -- open the windows!

- When u hear super different names for fruits lol even 4 those who already live in #Gaza LOL

- When the zoo's lion has ALSO been kidnapped in a family dispute

- When people ask you "Howwa enta Daytoon" to inquire about your salary :( - When "qasf" (shelling) is one of the few first words a child produces. #Gaza

- where sadly people think that hamas and islam are the same thing ! :(

- When the national dish is also called Upside Down (Maqlooba)

- When you ask your collegue : هادا قصف ولا تقلت بالفطور؟

- When u go to Master Movies to buy the latest DVD for less than 2 $

- When you get Kick azz software programs with 5 shekels WORD!

- When u hear everybody listening 2 "my heart will go on" for celine dion till NOW, its a hit in #Gaza till now! LOL

- When Twitter, Facebook, Youtube become ur ways 2 break the blockade and connect with the world

- When u hear about CARS being smuggled thru rafah tunnels lol they smuggle everything :D

- When drugz doesn't work ! Naturally high ya khal ! :D*

- When women at university work as bride hunters

- When you're facing three regimes, #ISRAEL #HAMAS #FATAH, at the same time, so indeed you're in #Gaza

- When people think u r an American if u have a good American accent LOL

- When people start predicting where the Israeli missile landed, they r usually right LOL

- When even kids know the difference between F-16 & Apache missile by their sound know its paid by selling

- When you find Gazans inventing new things for power outages, fuel shortage & other shortages!

- When everyone is either smoking cigarets or shisha.

- When u watch LOST n compare it to the situation of Gaza

- When u hear more than 10 Palestinian dialects at one place!

- When u rarely find a guy who is 24 and not married! LOL

- When you're hearing Israeli drones which fly in Gaza sky evey single night

- When you see every single Gazan having falafel sandwich in the morning LOL

- When u know every single neighbor in ur area & for more 7 blocks ahead LOL

- When you see people refuse to use the sidewalk and walk in the middle of the street instead!

- When u just stand tall against life and smile !

- When ppl ask u very personal questions, n they feel upset if u don't answer them!

- When u know every single thing happens everywhere in Gaza

- When most of the livestock including camels have been smuggled in using underground tunnels from Egypt

- When you find a traffic ticket يرجى الاستغفار و عدم التكرار

- When people ask you "u own ur house? or u r renting it?" and feel very sorry for u if u r renting

- When quietness is considered PHISHY, u feel safer When u r hearing the drones lloll

- When you find every single child adores "Toyoor Al-Janah" channel! & every adult DESPISES it!

- When people sleep on sounds of drones and F-16s while others on Beethoven.

- When u see no 1 in the streets When there is a ahly-zamalek or Barca-RealMadrid match!

- When kids keep playing football while they're hearing sound of shelling

- When you lose a new friend each time Barca loses a match. (though Barcelona doesn't lose :P)

- When you see flocks of girls & boys exiting their schools @ the same time, they walk together like an army

- When you see people walking in Al Rimal even if Israeli is raiding! #LifeGoesOn

- When you find the last lost Mustafa kamel fans club :P

- When you see people rushing to welcome foreigners even if they know zero English

- When know everyone n the city and everyone knows you

- Hearing an explosion, then, hurry up to the radio to know what's happening ! #Gaza

- When you can tell the difference between all the air-crafts in the Israeli Air Force

- When you start wondering why electricity has not been cut yet after 5 minutes of its usual time

- When know the full name of every single person sitting at Roots and EL Dira on Thursdays (Famous restaurants in Gaza)

- When you become a political & militant expert even if u didnt study any of it!

- When u watch football match at street and F16 around

- When can tell the difference between an F-16 and an Apache missile by their sound

- When you find Mcdonalds logo on a knafa shop ! FACT!

- When electricity cuts become routine,u actually wait 4 them 2 light a candle & read a book

- When some people love Messi & Christiano more than their parents lool

- When Dagga is the national meal

- When you have both extremes in a 100 meter house !

- When children know better than Political analysts

- When you go to the beach and collect seashells

- When it's very difficult to get stuff from around the world through regular mail

- When 75% of people are wearing the exact thing and eveybody asks من وين جبتها؟ (Where did u get this from?)

- When you're tweeting about a bombing while you're eating your candy

- When some guys wants to marry from outside girls just to get out of Gaza

- When you feel happy for the smallest things ever,

- When all people around u have their plans somewhere on earth & they desperately want to travel abroad

- When you apply for a scholarship and all you talk about it the siege and the bad financial situation

- When the taxi driver is the most expert of Political experts :D

- When you hate Gaza & adore it at the same time!

- When u feel that it's extremely complicated process to get a simple procedure/routine done as renewing ur passport

- When u hear everybody shouts at the top of his/her lung When the power goes off :D

- When there's Invasion and Gazawi go out to get pepsi

- When u want a new car u visit the local tunnels instead of the showroom.

- When u realize that the most hated colors are "Green" & "Yellow"

- When u r paid in Dollars,marrid in Jordanina dinars and spent shickels for grocery

- When you have a great majority of close friends live abroad and u wonder will u ever meet them?

- When people brag for a lifetime When they get something from abroad

- When people abroad love you because you're from there

- When you go back for forth to Rafah crossing a billion times before you leave Gaza

- When the electricity is off most of the day!

- When you know that you can't travel!

- When all you hear is generators

- When most of weddings r actually shahada! & those r the best weddings which every Palestinian wishes!

- When you talk to someone from abroad for the first time and they wonder if you have internet! how are we connecting then? ha

- When you find that half of the people walk on the asphalt. not on the walking side

- When everybody you know curses the situation in Gaza and telling you about how much they want to leave

- When you wonder whether you will get out of the Strip at least once in your life or not.

- When your simplest dream is to pray in Al-Aqsa mosque and visit the capital of ur occupied country "Jerusalem"

- When u'r a medical student and have to wait 2 months to get ur smuggled stethoscope!

- When your beloved ones die in West bank and you can't say the last Goodbye to them!

- When that brother travels everywhere in the world and he can't visit his family and his mom in Gaza

- When find students of medicine,engineering, business administration gather to learn about International Humanitarian law

- When u can't see your brother and his family 4 more than 10 years because he lives in West bank!

- When Gaza tweep tweets about an explosion that shaked their house and jokes with you in the next tweet.

- When two brothers hate each other because they support two different parties!

- When you find all plug-ins occupied as all students are recharging their cellphones at the

- When you hear everyone saying Smile you are in Gaza (ebtasem anta fe ghaza)

- When you pass by 10 shops and you find out that they ALL have the same radio channel on

- When u receive stupid randomly phone cals on your mobile from unknown numbers asking for information about Gilad Shalit

- When visiting Jerusalem is one of your dreams and praying at Al-Aqsa mosque is ur ultimate wish!

- When everybody knows "Kazem" and marks it as a meeting point (that’s the most famous ice cream shop in Gaza)

- When you see most people are affiliated with either Fateh or Hammas and if not they go for Real Madrid and Barca

- When lab technicians at the hospital ask doctors to only ask for urgent test as the reagents needed are scant!

- When you hear bombing in the night, you just turn to the other side!

- When you pass a destroyed house every street you walk.

- When you're given sommaqiyya (a traditional palestinian dish) right after the groom's guys party

- When you see people glued to the radio for news about news

- When you say "NILA!"

- When you almost everything you buy is smuggled from Egypt

- When little children are everywhere in the street begging you to buy from them gum, biscuit aw na3na3!

- When you love Egypt and Egyptians

- When u r called Gazan, not Palestinian

- When you see people talking politics all the time!

- When some people think that the Palestinian Kofeyeh only represents "Fateh"

- When you see unemployed men picking up scraps from destroyed ruined buildings and trying to make the most out of them

- When you hear about a full scale operation is about to start & and everybody says" we gonna have fun tonight!"

- When surgeons don't have enough tools and feel obliged to sterilize and reuse disposal ones !!!

- When the future is never predictable!

- When you hear of innocent fishermen getting killed by the Israeli Navy at sea while trying to make a living :(

- When a doctor feels helpless and can do nothing but palliative treatment for his newly-diagnosed cancer patient..

- When u meet amazing ppl from around the world telling you "We support you"

- When palestnians are either mowa6aneen (citizen) or lajee2een (refugee), or fateh or hamas nobody is palestinian anymore!

- When you are confused: to Cry or Laugh, When you see picture like this!

- When the doctor tells you the drug you need is not available in Gaza!

- When you see people smiling in the worst situations!

- When you see green flags everywhere !!

- When you hear all kinds of planes flying over your head and you go to sleep as if nothing is happening!

- When you see men spending half of their day waiting at the doors of UNRWA waiting for huminatarian aid!

- When you see the same faces in the same places for 10 years

- When you have falafel, fool, and/or hummus for breakfast and dinner every day

- When your father invites his parents for dinner on a friday and the main dish is fatta

- When big meals are qedra

- When the power cut starts in the middle of an engagement party and the groom goes to switch on the generator!

- When somebody else is right, you never are !

- When u r in the Taxi and the only songs that u listen are "Sam7tak aw Mustafa Kamel's hits, 7aflat el shabab's songs"

- When you wake up every day and find out that someone you know was killed/injured last night

- When a wedding fleet playing drums pass by while the drones are in the sky

- When the people with fancy cars and clothes are bearded

- When u walk in the street and see a girl that you know and you can't even Say hey to her, 3ashan Out of traditions!

- When you take a taxi and the driver has news on

- When you see children as young as 4 yrs old.. selling you gum and parsley at taxi stops!

- When you hear 2-3 different sounds of explosions at the same instant

- When you see something interesting on the internet and you can't ship it to your house because it'd be confiscated

- When all you can do is dream about going to Jerusalem to pray

- When you can never live without the israeli reconnaissance planes buzzing your head off

- When you go out and chant for unity, and the police kicks your ass

- When you hang out with friends and all you talk is about football of last night's operation

- When most students develop TRICHOTILLOMANIA as a way to release some of their drones-induces stress!!!!

- When the table always consists of chili pepper

- When u wish to have clean water and fresh air #Gaza #Palestine

- When you include #Gaza in the title of your blog! Gaza is us & we are Gaza!

- When you ask relatives and friends coming to Gaza to bring you study books instead of chocolate and clothes!

- When u create nickname for Gaza like Gazanamo, biggest open air prison

- When your 3yr old sister welcomes you arriving home with news about shelling and dead people!

- When you tweet an explosions as you hear it

- When you get bored of your mum asking you to come home early before IDF starts his night party!

- When war terms are used in a regular conversation

- When you can't recognize.. is that noise of shelling, generators or thunder!!!

- When green is a color of hate !

- When you walk in the street and see partially destroyed buildings standing tall beside other buildings

- When you'd do anything to leave. and do anything to go back

- When breaking news don't stop a groom from decorating his car to pick his bride to their wedding party!

- When bombings are sometimes taken for granted as "part of the normal life" which u'd deal with daily!

- When you find little kids with great experience about weapons, warplanes, and sounds of explosions

- if you're body starts to itch When there's no israeli reconnaissance planes in the sky

- while u r skyping with someone, he/she hears explosions along ur voice

- When you see people ready do to anything for the country

- When everybody knows everybody, & u find that some1 u meet 4 the 1st time knows ur whole family!

- if you can't live a peacefully silent night

- When the electricity is out for 8 hours a day at least

- When you see the beautiful sea side

- When everyone you meet insists on inviting you for lunch/dinner

- is all of those people you see are drinking turkish coffee

- if you wake up in the morning and the buzz of the israeli drones is the first thing you hear