The latest waves of the demonstrations, the uprising or preferably still the revolution which have been surging through Egypt’s largest cities from Cairo, through Suez and Alexandria to Bani Suef (Upper Egypt) persisted as Mubarak’s speech extremely failed to mollify the Egyptian massive demonstrators, steadfast in their intentions to topple the National Democratic Party ruling system and put and end to the 30-year rule of the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Meanwhile, the youthful generation in Gaza watched closely the demonstrations which constituted an empowering source of inspiration, stirring their sentiments and mobilizing their efforts which terminated in their taking to the streets in solidarity with their Egyptian neighbors. They closely followed the happenings attempting to absorb every minute event so as to carry it through the years when they will be able to communicate to their sons one of the most inspirational and largest events in the history of the Arab world and feeling proud they have lived such a day.
It is common knowledge for educated youth in Gaza that generations which lived through the fifties are usually looked on as kind of veterans, distinctly learned, and politically experienced whose politics it’s dangerous to disagree with, and everyone listens to when they speak of the current political occurrences, though their analyses could be very far from being true or unlikely to happen. In fact, the majority of them are unintelligent people, awfully loquacious who speak only to speak, though their speech might be nonsensical and invalid. Why we listen to them, however, is because we, the younger generation, know they have lived through crucial times in the history of Arabs and Palestinians, and through an era characterized by its abundance of political events, like the 1956 Tripartite Aggression on Egypt, 1967 Israel-Arab war, the 1968 The Battle of Karama, October War 1973, the Israeli war on Lebanon in 1982, the Black September’s Munich massacre in 1972 and other significant political events.