I got shocking news in the evening; it was posted by a friend of mine who keeps a very close eye on the news in Norway, especially the asylum policies’ and refugees’ news. The news stated that a 31 years old Palestinian wife and mother have started food strike and this has been going on since 18 days today. We are hearing about many food strikers these days, especially Palestinians who are fighting for their freedom and who are sick of the unreasonableness their prosecutors in Israel. The unique thing about this story, that the 31 years old pharmacist lives in Norway, Yes, the same Norway that located in Europe, as a rejected asylum seeker!
She couldn’t imagine going back to Gaza where she ran away from two years ago, became a refugee in Norway and they have rejected her request for protection. One might think this is an extreme measure to make a statement, but when one is facing death in case of return, sometimes one can see no way out but ending their own lives. The Norwegian society in general are a very peaceful society, with no strong reactions such as these, but as undocumented asylum seeker who have been suffering from the current government practices and their stubborn and ignorant actions, I can see why someone like Mrs. Hamad would do this and why she would go on with her strike and refuse to break it off before she get to stay. I don’t support strong actions in general but I do understand desperation !
Dear Mr. Stoltenberg, we are humans, one has limited tolerance before they breakdown, hope you’ll stop being so ignorant and draw a line to when you should stop sucking up to your racists voters, because nor you or them want more dead asylum seekers on your conscience!
My heart and prayers goes for the Hamad’s family, I wish she get to survive, and her son get to live with his mother again!
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