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Yassin Aref: To the Children of Palestine

07 Nov



Palestinian and Kurdish children need our love and care.
We should always talk and write about them
and about children everywhere.

They must never be the victims of our actions.

Oh children of Palestine,
to whom do you call?
Your friends in the West are sleeping,
your brothers in the East are dead!

Between Gaza and Ramallah
between most Arab countries
between blood brothers
there is continuous war
cold and hot
indicative of the untruth of our motto,
“the unity of the Arab nation”!

We have put our people under siege to die
we abandoned the truth and history
we gave up entirely on the cause
we have come to speak with the tongues of others
we blame and accuse the victims
we accuse the children of Gaza of terrorism
we permitted their blood to be spilled by invaders
we left them to the mercy of
smart bombs, white phosphorus
and Apache helicopters!

Oh children of Palestine,
due to you is my greeting of respect and honor
You die only once with dignity
while we die every day––rather every minute––
consumed in the flames of humiliation and disgrace!

Where are the Muslim leaders?
They must be coming
but not to aid their children
rather they are coming to the Western capitals
to congratulate the conjurer
and to declare their own innocence
from their peoples’ demonstrations!

Oh children of Gaza, your severed limbs in the streets
and your blood in the alleys
are testimony to the truthfulness of
the callers for democracy
You will prove the success of their plan
for the new Middle East:
to spread peace
and establish the Palestinian state!

-Yassin Aref, 2009
(Contribute to supporting Imam Yassin’s Family)

Yassin Muhiddin Aref #12778-052
USP Marion
U.S. Penitentiary
PO Box 1000
Marion, IL 62959
USA
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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in Habsiyya, Poems By Yassin Aref

 

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One response to “Yassin Aref: To the Children of Palestine

  1. Carlos Carlos

    January 4, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    BASICALLY IT IS AN ISRAELI WAR AGAINST CHILDREN UNDER THE ZIONIST PRINCIPLE: “NO CHILDREN, NO FUTURE FOR PALESTINE”
    DON’T FORGET THAT THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF RACHEL CORRIE
    IS NEAR. 2013 MARKS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF A DEAR PEACE ACTIVIST: RACHEL CORRIE. So, I am writing to you to let you know about my book “Rachel: A Light in Palestine”, in essence 4 books that show the evils of the foreign European invasion and eviction of a defenseless nation. Some of my readers consider they are the best literature ever written to understand the endless Middle East carnage that is endangering peace in the world.
    Reading these books is a must. Without them there would always be voices outhere legitimizing the more than 60-year old invasion, slaughter and occupation of a blameless nation.

    Just take a look at these links:
    LATEST GAZA BOMBING 11-15-2012

    WEBSITE LINK
    https://sites.google.com/a/stopisraelicrimes.com/www/home
    KINDLE LINK
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3ARACHEL%3A+A+LIGHT+IN+PALESTINE&keywords=RACHEL%3A+A+LIGHT+IN+PALESTINE&ie=UTF8
    PAPERBACK LINK
    https://sites.google.com/a/stopisraelicrimes.com/www/books

    i would have loved to send you the books, trouble is i am unable to forward a copy of the books due to overspending of my current budget, BUT THERE IS ALSO A MUCH EASIER TO CHECK KINDLE VERSION in full color.
    So i would be more than pleased if you talk about my books in your website and editorials. For the most part I and the people who really care for the outrageous everyday bombing of defenseless Palestinian men, women and teens will always be eternally grateful to you for the fulfillment of human dreams.
    Standing together for peace and justice we can make a difference.

    Carlos Ponce
    http://www.stopisraelicrimes.com/books

    Just take a look at these links:
    LATEST GAZA BOMBING 11-15-2012

    WEBSITE LINK
    https://sites.google.com/a/stopisraelicrimes.com/www/home
    KINDLE LINK
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3ARACHEL%3A+A+LIGHT+IN+PALESTINE&keywords=RACHEL%3A+A+LIGHT+IN+PALESTINE&ie=UTF8
    PAPERBACK LINK
    https://sites.google.com/a/stopisraelicrimes.com/www/books

     

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