Saturday, January 17, 2009

Festival of Lights



I could scarcely believe my eyes
Watching the evening news
Gathered on the hillside
A line of Hassidic Jews
Enjoying the smoke
Rising from Gaza City
Greeting each impact
With applause instead of pity,
Delirious as the F16’s work was done
As it lit its phosphorous candles, one by one.

A white candle for the school,
A white candle for the mosque,
A white candle for the market place,
A white candle for the hospital,
A white candle for TV station
A white candle for the doctor’s surgery
A white candle for the UN store,
A white candle for my daughter’s hair.

Truth is much crueller than fiction. Poster by Latuff. Other images provided by Zionism in action.

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