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My hands shake, my heart palpitates heavily & my chest feels crushed whenever I remember the amount of pain #Israel's COGAT caused me, my family & loved ones in #Gaza

Yet, there'll always be another oblivious COGAT soldier like Alyse👇who expects our gratitude for her "service."
My late father withered & died before my eyes in blockaded #Gaza because another oblivious COGAT youngster didn't let him travel to the West Bank to get urgent medical treatment.

We couldn't find any medicine but painkillers to give him because of Israel's blockade on Gaza.
A relative in the UAE bought some necessary life-saving medicine for my late father at the time & tried desperately to send it to #Gaza, but failed completely. Because such COGAT proud staffers👆 only allow paper mail into blockaded Gaza, for which we're expected to be grateful!!
In his last days, my late father wished desperately for figs as his stomach was tried of digesting thyme & Duqqa (almost only food available under siege by then). I hastened to find any but failed after 4 hours of door to door search, as COGAT banned even chips from entering Gaza
After my father died, it took us a long long time to get concrete and marble for the tombstone, because of Israel's/COGAT's long "dual-use items" list of materials banned from entering #Gaza (see below, detailed by @Gisha_Access).…
@Gisha_Access It wasn't long before my late grandpa went through the same cycle of agony👆 perpetuated by COGAT's oblivious team.

He died from easily-treatable kidney problems B/C COGAT won't let him to West Bank hospitals or allow enough fuel into Gaza to power local hospitals.
@Gisha_Access Add to this👆; my uncles & aunts weren't able to be around their alone-dying father or even attend his funeral B/C Israel/COGAT won't let them into Gaza without an impossible-to-obtain & rarely-issued "security permit," which takes months to be processed (i.e. to get a NO!).
@Gisha_Access In 2016, I petitioned COGAT twice to temporarily gain my right to freedom of movement for half a day to attend a visa interview in East Jerusalem.
First time got a rejection after a month-long legal battle with help from @Gisha_Access & others.
@Gisha_Access Seems when Gazans petition COGAT to get a "security permit" to exit #Gaza for humanitarian reasons COGAT firsts tries desperately to find excuses to justify baseless rejections & if none are found they either never answer or procrastinate indefinitely. Guess busy shooting promos!
@Gisha_Access Scariest part about Israel's COGAT is: by simply sharing my experience above👆 I'm putting myself & family at serious risk of endless retaliatory measures (e.g. arbitrary ban from entering/leaving Gaza).
Israel's been recently doing this to many activists over social media posts.
@Gisha_Access Nonetheless what I learned from this anguishing experience is that Palestinian suffering is easily preventable IF:
1-The white zebras with black stripes stop hating, bullying & attacking the black zebras with white stripes
2-Palestinian non-violence is met with global non-silence
@Gisha_Access I vividly remember how while traveling as a child to Egypt, an IDF youngster like Alyse👇 with a giant assault rifle grabbed my older brother from the waiting queue – in which we stood like cattle for slaughter – & kicked him back to Gaza B/C he turned 18.
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