99 Things I Hate

1. I hate that electricity is cut for 8 hours.
2. I hate the noise of the guys-only wedding parties in the middle of the night in the middle of the street.
3. I hate the slow yet very expensive internet connection
4. I hate the insanely expensive, the first and only carrier (JAWWAL)
5. I hate how everything is over priced regardless it’s smuggled.
6. I hate the time when it’s too hot and the electricity is cut off and I can’t turn on the fan.
7. I hate it when I go to the supermarket and all I see is Israeli products.
8. I hate how people brag about their good old days back when they used to work in Israel.
9. I hate when I hear someone curse and swear at Arabs and talks good about Israelis.
10. I hate how favoritism plays the main role in getting myself hired.
11. I hate how my parents want me to get married, the traditional way.

12. I hate how people think of you when you something they have never seen before.
13. I hate how people look at me when I walk with my headphones on.
14. I hate how unchangeable my life is.
15. I hate how Rafah border is once closed and once open over and over again.
16. I hate how people suffer throughout the day
17. I hate when I find out that you talk shit about me behind my back
18. I hate that I couldn’t leave Gaza at all since late 1993.
19. I hate that I can’t do anything at all.
20. I hate how people look at me whenever I have my sunglasses on.
21. I hate how people stare at a girl’s “geography” when she walks in tight clothes.
22. I hate when I see kids smoke.
23. I hate myself for knowing how to smoke and getting addicted to it.
24. I hate how, for being Palestinian, people treat you like a terrorist.
25. I hate hypocrites.
26. I hate politics.
27. I hate Israel.
28. I hate the USA
29. I hate coffee with sugar
30. I hate gay music
31. I hate how jealous you become whenever I talk to someone
32. I hate how my mother talks to me whenever I talk to a girl
33. I hate when people tell me it’s time to get married, especially that I’m almost 24 years young.
34. I hate the fact that I can’t find a job
35. I hate when people never call me unless in urgent help
36. I hate noisy places.
37. I hate when people say that Arab men use their dicks more than they use their minds.
38. I hate when someone bitches about something too much.
39. I hate liars.
40. I hate faked people.
41. I hate when I do something and I get threatened.
42. I hate lady Gaga.
43. I hate how I can’t see the other side of my country, the Westbank.
44. I hate when my sense of humor is being misunderstood.
45. I hate when someone pushes it way too far.
46. I hate the constant-everlasting buzz by the Israeli drones.
47. I hate how some people just leave for silly reasons.
48. I hate Tamer Hosni. EW!
49. I hate when I listen to harmonic moans instead of a good voice.
50. I hate Zionists.
51. I hate smoking.
52. I hate Mlokhiyyah (something similar to spinach).
53. I hate when someone adds me on Facebook and I’m the ONLY friend.
54. I hate girls’ picture posing with a duck face.
55. I hate how fake people are on Facebook.
56. I hate how unjust life is. Oh yeah!
57. I hate when mosquitos buzz around my head while I’m asleep.
58. I hate when I’m broke. In fact, I always am.
59. I hate when I realize how much I am going to endure to leave Gaza.
60. I hate how Palestinians are denied their true rights.
61. I hate how Palestinian houses are demolished in Jerusalem.
62. I hate how you are either with Fatah or Hamas.
63. I hate when I hear someone says that we are helpless and Israel is very powerful.
64. I hate people who give up easily.
65. I hate procrastinating.
66. I hate corporate people.
67. I hate when I hear that a Palestinian killed another on the background of some personal issue.
68. I hate when I see garbage along both sides of the street.
69. I hate when my grandmother needs to travel to get medical attention and the occupation denies her entry.
70. I hate how many companies refused to help me get a work permit because I live in Gaza.
71. I hate that I can’t speak other languages than Arabic and English.
72. I hate that there’s nothing to do when I am bored.
73. I hate how fast my iPhone’s battery runs out so quickly.
74. I hate how people hang everything on occupation when it’s totally our fault.
75. I hate disloyal people.
76. I hate people who add me on Facebook because I’m from Gaza then delete me because I don’t share articles, videos, etc. about Palestine/Gaza.
77. I hate how cigarettes taste/smell.
78. I hate the sky when I can’t find any stars.
79. I hate when a good friend disappears totally for a silly reason.
80. I hate the scene of exhausted people and crying babies in Rafah border’s departure hall.
81. I hate how much the Palestinians have to endure on the Egyptian side of the border.
82. I hate how bearded men allover whenever I go.
83. I hate how extremists ruined the picture of Islam.
84. I hate how Islam is being used as a cover/excuse to whatever THEY do.
85. I hate what’s going on in Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain.
86. I hate Mubarak, Gaddafi, and Saleh.
87. I hate when people laugh at my ideas/suggestions regardless of the fact I’m serious and they are applicable.
88. I hate when someone brags about something worthless the whole time.
89. I hate when men laugh like a drunk whore.
90. I hate long nails.
91. I hate bright colors.
92. I hate how much we depend on Israel.
93. I hate how much Israel is still involved in everything in Gaza.
94. I hate using the occupation as a lame excuse, especially JAWWAL and HADARA.
95. I hate not being able to sleep.
96. I hate my long itchy beard.
97. I hate you.
98. I hate people who always whine about a particular thing 24/7
99. I hate that I can’t find what to hate anymore.

Nader K.

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About Nader Elkhuzundar

Nader Elkhuzundar is a commentator on Palestinian affairs and Co-founder of Beyond Compromise (www.beyondcompromise.com). Elkhuzundar occasionally freelances for The Guardian, International Business Times, and others. He's a social media enthusiast and tech savvy with particular interest in new technologies and analytics, and enjoys reading over Arabic coffee and dark chocolate.
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17 Responses to 99 Things I Hate

  1. Maryam B says:

    Interesting. I don’t get why you smoke if you hate its smell and taste.

    • Nader K. says:

      Peer pressure. Plus, it’s the only way to release the stress. the majority in Gaza smokes! I am currently in the process of quitting. Inshallah I will do it.

  2. Maryam B says:

    Hope you do; good luck!

  3. Michelle says:

    97…… No you don’t hate me !!!!! We are in agreement mostly on things you hate, however I loooooove mloukhie and I hate mosquitos regardless of where they buzz! If u hate ur beard n all the beards u encounter, why grow urs?

    • Nader K. says:

      “you” is a certain person and it can never be you, Michelle 🙂
      I let my beard grow because I have a sensitive skin and my face burns in the summer and the very cold weather.

  4. 48Refugee says:

    you should also do a “99 things I love” list…

    all 99 of the things you listed are terrible in their own way (except for beards everywhere, that’s actually really awesome) and you should make it your goal to personally address each of them, i.e. take a stand against nepotism and corruption in the job market, help empower women by not objectifying them, try the traditional way of marriage (it could work for you), get notice before your mom cooks mlu5iyyeh and eat out lol.. you get the point. It’s good that you are able to so precisely name the things you hate, now be proactive about them (like your decision to quit smoking, mabrook! bitawfee2 inshaaAllah!)

    • Nader K. says:

      Thanks alot! haha. Well my mother tells me that she’s cooking mlokhiye but i still stick to french fries and fried eggs lol. A traditional marriage would never work for me (i know myself, besides other reasons).

      Will compile my list of things i like and post!

  5. aunty says:

    Thank you you have solved one of lifes great mysteries, well for me anyway…..beards are itchy….Haver you seen remi kenazi recite poetry ?you could recite this in a similar style..it would be a hit.I love the title of this blog……..

  6. Reham says:

    Oh my god this is……. I don’t even have a word for it its so true yet funny & I was wondering how u coudn’t find number 100 ? But 99 gave me the answer 😉

  7. Maya A says:

    This is brilliant! Well done Nader 🙂 . I love how eloquent you are as well.

  8. hot sauce says:

    nader.. fe nas zy ma olt be 76?? hhhhh fakkart eni 3reft kol anwa3 el nas.. bs sheklo lessa fe kteer ma b3rfhom!! I can Still remember one of the things u love { labaneh m3 5yar aw bandora} .. salmli 3la mandorato 😉

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