A Poem on the carnage in Palestine

Palestine: Amer Nasser - aged seventeen - A Last Poem

"We have an appointment with death,
We have become familiar with our shores of despair ..."
(Samih al-Qasim, b. 1939)
 
On Wednesday late evening (the 3rd of April) and overnight, two unarmed teenagers, cousins Amer Nassar (17) and Naji Abdul-Karim Balbeisi (18) were shot dead by Israeli war Force troops. 
 
The two were from the village of Anabta, near the town of Tulkarm, in Palestine's West Bank. Tulkarm was founded in the 13th century, its name derived from the Aramaic "Toor Karma" meaning "mount of vineyards."

Amer died from a bullet in his chest at 22.30 on Wednesday night, according to eye witnesses. Hearing shots, three boys from the village went out and found Amer lying on the ground, with soldiers standing over him. When they tried to reach him, the soldiers opened fire, injuring one, Fadi Abu-A'sr, in the arm, who was subsequently hospitalized.
 
The three say that ambulance crews were prevented from reaching Amer for thirty vital minutes, with threats to shoot anyone attempting to intervene. Deiyaa' Nasser, who did attempt to reach Amer"was arrested by the Israeli Army and taken to an unknown location."
 
Naji Abdul-Karim Balbisi was found as dawn broke on the following morning, lying in a field. He was reported to have been shot from behind.
  
So, as Palestinians mark another onslaught, the massacre in the Jenin refugee camp (April 1st-11th 2002) the mourning, heartbreak, lost lives and lost youth grind on. But so does the spirit, the historic roots, in young and old.
 
Seventeen year old Amer Nasser left a poem. When others of his age write on facebook of their dreams, aspirations, exams, plans , dates, travels, on the 15th of March, his last entry, he wrote (translated):
 
"Point your bullet wherever you like in my body
I will die today, but my homeland will live tomorrow
Be careful, Palestine is a red line."
 
He did not die on March 15th, but just two weeks and three days later, at the hands of brutal Israeli forces.

As America says, but we say, Palestine will live, inspite of Zionism savagery. 
 
source: Pravda.Ru

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