Mutual struggle, mutual solidarity

Vigil in solidarity with Gaza, in Aleppo Syria Photo via: Syria Untold

Vigil in solidarity with Gaza, in Aleppo, Syria.
Photo via: Syria Untold

I spent a lot of time in Gaza during the first two years of the Syrian revolution. Unlike in other social contexts, where I often hesitated to talk about Syria fearful of having to deal with stupid reactions or banal analysis, in Gaza this wasn’t an issue with people I met. Gazans who experience terror on a daily basis never failed to ask me how my family in Syria was doing, or express their solidarity with the Syrian uprising against the terror of the Assad regime. Through their own experience, they empathized with the suffering of the Syrian people, understood their desire for freedom and supported their resistance to tyranny.
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