"Sleepless in Gaza" steht dabei auch für den fatalistischen Humor, mit dem die Bevölkerung des Gaza-Streifens die Allgegenwart der Drohnen zu nehmen versucht: In einigen Social Media finden sich zahlreiche Variationen mit Filmtiteln und Drohnen, so eben auch "Sleepless in Gaza".
A group of young boys and girls gathered in Al-Kattiba Square, west of Gaza City, using large pieces of wood and formed the word “LEAVE,” in hopes that the drone hovering over the skies of Gaza will read it. One of the participants said that they wish that they can live without the zanana, so at least they can sleep (...) Palestinians in Gaza call the Israeli drones in the sky “zanana,” meaning a noise maker or buzz. Sometimes they call it the airplane of death. Among the most distinctive elements of the Israel occupation of Gaza is the embrace of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones.
The growing use of drone strikes in Gaza makes it necessary to study the impact of these strikes on the lives of the people there. The drone has become a part of the everyday life of Gazans. They wake up in the morning to its noise, and it’s the same noise they hear while trying to sleep. It is always there, to the extent that one might even momentarily forget it is there. Young activists make fun of the situation by inventing names of movies with the word drone, (...) such as “Drones In Black,” “A Drone to Remember,” “Drone and Prejudice,” “Gone with the Drones,” “Honey I Blew Up Gaza,” “When Gaza Met Zanana,” “Love in the Time of the Drones,” “Sleepless in Gaza,” “Harry Potter and the Deadly Drones,” “Gazans of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Drone,” “Israeli Mission Impossible IV: Erase Gaza,” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Drone.”