Sara Amjad - In the aftermath of the blows, Gaza is all smoke and ashes. Air echoing with hues and cries of women and children, land soaked in blood of infants and olds. Buildings have turned into mass graves and have left survivors as their tombstone. Mothers cry for her sons, sons cry for his fathers and fathers cry for daughters, hoping for a miracle to happen and return them whom they’ve lost. Each stone is begging for mercy, for enough blood has shed and enough lives have been taken. The fear that’s apparent in eye of every survivor questions “Will the sun rise for us tomorrow? Will it be contingent to wake up once we sleep? Will we ever be able to see these faces again?” On the other hand they look forward for death to kiss them so that they do not have to die every moment they live.

My Facebook news feed is all photos, statuses and links, shouting to like, comment and share if I protest against the brutality of Israel. Will my like or share to the link do any good to the people of Gaza? A comment or a like would not be transformed into a shield that will protect the victims from the bombs or the bullets. It will do nothing then why ask for it? If a photo of a blast victim gets a thousand likes what will it matter to him? He can’t get his martyred family back. He can’t have his past undone. Nothing can fill the gaps for him.

I have seen people making picture of corpse’ their profile pictures trying to express the condemnation of the killings. No humiliation of a dead near to me, can be any worse and they call it spreading awareness. Awareness or affront of the deceased ones? They say that the world should know what is happening with Gaza. The world already knows about the small, densely populated city after the atrocity of 2009 bombing. The ones who are getting aware can do nothing but write a few words of sympathy and grieve under the link and they think they have done their part.

People sitting on the remains of their destructed houses have no concern on how much sympathy they are receiving on people’s statuses and links on the Facebook. They are not checking their news feeds to know how many likes did the picture of their dead brother or son got by the world or how many people shared it. They are probably more expectant for a rational response from the world that would actually ease up this crucial time for them.