diamonds & dust
Last night just before 9pm, they sent us a warning over the phone that ‘We will bomb the hospital, so you need to evacuate. We insisted that we cannot leave the hospital. Our patients are, all of them, paralyzed, they’re unconscious. They’re unable to move, so we need to stay in this hospital…

But just few minutes after the call, shells start falling down on the hospital — the fourth floor, third floor, second floor. Smoke, fire, dust all over.
Basman Alashi, executive director of Al-Wafa Hospital, the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza and the West Bank.  (via lamegrownup)
They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run.
"Running Orders" by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha (via theremina)
brownglucose:

envyhergoddess:

womenofgold:

writeswrongs:

Just so you know the oldest person in America is a black woman living in Detroit named Jeralean Talley. That’s right - she was born in 1899. That’s three centuries she’s lived in. She was on  bowling team till she was 104. She still goes to church. This woman saw prohibition, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, two world wars, a list of other dumb shit, all the way to the birth of the internet and of her great-great grandson, a child who’s 14 months old.

Incredible

This is great

And to think, she only looks like she 83 for real for real.

brownglucose:

envyhergoddess:

womenofgold:

writeswrongs:

Just so you know the oldest person in America is a black woman living in Detroit named Jeralean Talley. That’s right - she was born in 1899. That’s three centuries she’s lived in. She was on  bowling team till she was 104. She still goes to church. This woman saw prohibition, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, two world wars, a list of other dumb shit, all the way to the birth of the internet and of her great-great grandson, a child who’s 14 months old.

Incredible

This is great

And to think, she only looks like she 83 for real for real.

babyanimal-gifs:

baby elephant sees the sea for the first time (x)

itsawond3rful-life:

sincerely-harry:

my baby brother was really upset so

he was crying

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until he realized he was taking selfies on my laptop

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Best post on tumblr omg

sincerelynargis:

Salaams! I have a favor to ask from you guys. Please keep my younger sister in your prayers. She had an appointment today to see why she’s unable to walk and why she’s shaking, attacksia, after the surgery she had last year. They’re keeping her in the hospital for a couple of days to run some hardcore tests, taking water samples from her spine, and I was hoping you could keep her in your duas. JazakAllah Khair.

su3adjbara:

Rip
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Free Rabee’ Eid!

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Free Rabee’ Eid!

oddscisaac:

Guys it’s come to my attention that although tumblr does wonders to get out info about racism and many things, I have not seen many posts about Palestine.

THERE IS A CURRENT/ON GOING GENOCIDE IN GAZA AND HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE DYING AT THE HANDS OF THE ZIONIST REGIME. We…

gharibafisabilillah:

Whats important to you? What do you think about, what do you talk to your friends about? The Ummah or the world cup?

muslimgirl:

Is this okay to you?

muslimgirl:

Is this okay to you?

thebowspring:

People who think Israel wants peace don’t live in reality. The Israeli government steals Palestinian land, finds the most hate-filled Zionists and builds Jewish-only settlements to house them in. These fascists are allowed to carry guns and do whatever they like in Palestine. They enjoy impunity just like the Israeli army. Palestinians living on their own land live in fear but you’ll never hear so much as a mouse fart from world leaders.

thebowspring:

People who think Israel wants peace don’t live in reality. The Israeli government steals Palestinian land, finds the most hate-filled Zionists and builds Jewish-only settlements to house them in. These fascists are allowed to carry guns and do whatever they like in Palestine. They enjoy impunity just like the Israeli army. Palestinians living on their own land live in fear but you’ll never hear so much as a mouse fart from world leaders.

my-mom-thinks-im-stoned:

onlylolgifs:

Woman hearing for the first time

Oh my god❤️😓

my-mom-thinks-im-stoned:

onlylolgifs:

Woman hearing for the first time

Oh my god❤️😓