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Peaceful Gathering and Protest

 

Friday 30th of March 2012

6.30pm

in front of Israeli embassy

On March 30th 2012, people from around the world will join Palestinians throughout the Middle East and in the Diaspora in a ground-breaking initiative: the Global March to Jerusalem, a day of peaceful, nonviolent demonstrations In Palestine and around the world.

Massive marches will be organized in Palestine towards Jerusalem or to the nearest point to it. Besides, marches from Asia, Africa and Europe to and in neighboring countries to Palestine and towards Jerusalem or to the nearest point possible. As well as, mass protests in front of Israeli embassies in the capitals of different countries.

As part of this initiative, join us:

Friday 30th of March 2012

6.30pm

in front of Israeli embassy

 

Freedom for Jerusalem, No Occupation, No Ethnic Cleansing and Segregation, No for Judaizing of Palestine - its land and holy sites.

Palestinian Community in Cyprus

Video:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VZFSsAhy6U 
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Shards

by: Lisa Suhair Majaj

 
Shards

(Beit Hanoun, November 2006)

A technical failure, terrible accident, unfortunate
event....necessary but regrettable....we had
to take action....there was no choice

Excuses pile up like body parts (gaping yellow-toothed
jaw separated from its head, neck slit open below the absent
chin, burned torso flaking like singed paper, brain spilling
from a broken child-size skull, severed hand still grasping).

Parts don’t make a whole.
Aid workers collecting heads and hands from the street in black
garbage bags lay out decapitated bodies on silver morgue trays, stack
appendages beside them like missing puzzle pieces, then go home
and hold their heads in their hands.

Maybe they pray for amnesia. Maybe they search
for answers: how many hands it takes to staunch a wound that won’t
stop bleeding, how to remember the dream of an ordinary
life. Can a headless handless body cradle a child, greet
a neighbor, plant an orchard, plow a field, sign a peace treaty?

Some of the dead kept their heads. One young mother lies
waxen, holding two children in rigid embrace, slumbering portrait
belied by the blood smearing their cheeks - infant’s mouth
slightly open, as if dreaming of a breast, the warm flow
of milk; tousle-haired girl-child turning in death’s dream,
echo of her mother’s pallid beauty.

Part of this has been screamed a million
times. Part of it will never be heard. Part of it
reflects like quiet light off the streams of untreated sewage
and pools of shimmering blood in Gaza lanes.
Part of it hides behind headlines where this shard
of the story will never be told.

Lisa Suhair Majaj
First published in International Feminist Journal of Politics,
Volume 9, Issue 3, 2007
http://protestpoemsdotorg.blogspot.com/2008/11/lisa-suhair-majaj.html

More about the author:

Lisa Suhair Majaj: Poet and scholar
http://imeu.net/news/article006808.shtml
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