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Just Peace for Palestine

The underground voice in politics -- poems, and news about Palestine, the Middle East and more.

Location: Middle East
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Latest Activity: Aug 5

I Speak of Palestine

I speak of your insistence
on believing what you’re told
to be so blind:
you must have learned
what not to know
to be so cold that you can say
“These people do belong
inside this tomb.”
They cannot move
or live
or eat
And, yes,
I speak of Palestine.

You cannot hold
its fate is just
and not be part
of grinding up
their bones and blood
to mix with desert earth
and olive oil
to build your state, your jail;
a wall surrounds
their place, like this:
a torture room
a starving field
a stolen home
a human shield
a bullet for a child
and poison gas on village streets
their food, their food!
Their food is gone
you cleanse
and push
and punish
taking what you want
to have for you alone.

We know it’s rape,
and though the world records
your names and deeds,
the future courts and trials
will not revive
the dead, displaced and missing.

And yes, I speak of Palestine.


- By Robert L. Green, VTJP, 2006

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A Palestinian woman fills up a water container as she stands in the rubble in an area targeted in last month's Israeli military offensive, in Jebaliya, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009.
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Umm Naim sits with two of her children in the tent that the family has have lived in since their home was destroyed in January. (Rami Almeghari)

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Rami Almeghari a former senior English translator and editor-in-chief of the international press center of the Gaza-based Palestinian Information Service.


Abu Abdallah (pictured above by his oven) who has, as a response to Israel’s fuel restrictions to Gaza, developed a creative and “cleaner” oven used by Gazans some 50 years ago:

Due to lack of cooking gas in the Strip for the past three weeks, where Abu Abdallah and 1.5 million others live, this Palestinian man (who used to work as a carpenter in Israel before the border closure policy against Gaza in 2000 began) collected some used water small pipes, a vessel and a second-hand gas canister, in order to roast bread for his 12-member family.

“This oven is an old-style way of cooking,” says Abu Abdallah. “I recall that my family used such an oven about 50 years ago. But now as you see, I am forced to resort to this old oven, in order to cope with the lack of cooking gas,” the 57 year-old man from the Maghazi refugee camp

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