"Because in Gaza, time is not a neutral element."
"It does not compel people to cool contemplation, but rather to explosion and a collision with reality."
"Time there does not take children from childhood to old age, but rather makes them men in their first confrontation with the enemy."
"Time in Gaza is not relaxation, but storming the burning noon. Because in Gaza values are different, different, different."
"The only value for the occupied is the extent of his resistance to occupation. That is the only competition there."
"Gaza has been addicted to knowing this cruel, noble value. It did not learn it from books, hasty school seminars, loud propaganda megaphones, or songs. It learned it through experience alone and through work that is not done for advertisement and image."
"Gaza has no throat. Its pores are the ones that speak in sweat, blood, and fires. Hence the enemy hates it to death and fears it to criminality, and tries to sink it into the sea, the desert, or blood."
"And hence its relatives and friends love it with a coyness that amounts to jealousy and fear at times, because Gaza is the brutal lesson and the shining example for enemies and friends alike."
"(Gaza) is not the most elegant or the biggest, but it equals the history of an entire homeland, because it is more ugly, impoverished, miserable, and vicious in the eyes of enemies."
"Because it is the most capable, among us, of disturbing the enemy's mood and his comfort. Because it is his nightmare."
"Because it is mined oranges, children without a childhood, old men without old age and women without desires. Because of all this it is the most beautiful, the purest and richest among us and the one most worthy of love."
"We do injustice to Gaza when we turn it into a myth, because we will hate it when we discover that it is no more than a small poor city that resists."
"Gaza was born out of fire, while we were born out of waiting and crying over abandoned homes."
"It is true that Gaza has its special circumstances and its own revolutionary traditions. But its secret is not a mystery: Its resistance is popular and firmly joined together and knows what it wants (it wants to expel the enemy out of its clothes)."
"Enemies might triumph over Gaza."
"They might break its bones."