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Palestine - Gaza - The Fuck generation
Photos: Alessandro Gandolfi
A few months ago a "Manifesto" was published on the web by a group of young people from Gaza. "Fuck Hamas - the Manifesto commenced -, fuck Israel, fuck Fatah, fuck the UN, fuck the UNWRA, fuck the USA! We, the youth of Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community! We want to scream and break this wall of silence". The message put the bloggers' lives at risk, as their statements angered Hamas, but it also shocked the audience and finally shed light on the frustration experimented by the young residents of Gaza. A generation of boys and girls who are tired of being regarded as terrorists or religious fanatics, tired of being unable to live a normal life, tired of the lack of freedom of expression, tired of the indifference of the world. In Gaza there is a generation of creative and dynamic youth who love art and sport, and openly defy Hamas laws. Rappers singing about uneasiness, directors who have filmed the protest, girls who smoke shisha in public, bloggers who criticize the system, skaters running in the night in order to hide from police officers, breakdancers and parkour jumpers who perform in cemeteries. Graffiti artists who write messages of hope on the city walls.
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