“Our thirst for Freedom in unquenchable, for we are lovers of life and justice, and haters of barbarity and chaos ~ I put my trust in God.” Haitham Khatib
In speaking with Haitham and others living, working and surviving in Palestine, this sentiment rings true throughout Palestine. The greatest desire of any and all Palestinians is for peace in their country; an end to the barbarianism that is all to prevalent in the day-to-day life. The people of Palestine want what everyone wants, to be able to live, exist, work, have families and make a good life for themselves and contribute positively to the world around them.
Like any other society caught in the middle of conflict, not of their own choosing or design, but by leaders and oppositions ruling for greater control over the other, the Palestinian people feel trapped and overwhelmed.
Every human being has a breaking point when faced with exceptionally overwhelming odds, and many living in Palestine face their own breaking points daily and yet in spite of it all, their spirits rise, and they hold their heads high, pushing through the pain, the loss, the struggle, resilient to the very core of their being, and hold on to continued hope that positive change is coming and they will see a free Palestine.