by séamas carraher, global rights | 23rd January 2024 6:14 pm
“These leaflets were dropped on Gaza’s starving population today. It’s one more clear and cruel way Israel is telling the Palestinians in Gaza that they are being deliberately targeted, starved, and uprooted.”
Muhammad Smiry – 20 January 2024
Is home the walls your soldiers turned
into rock and rubble
or the crater left in the middle of the road,
a bed for the corpse to sleep
so soundly within?
Is home a place patrolled by rabid dogs
where the sky only rains fire and blood
on a people dying of thirst?
Is home a land raised from a desert
of human feet
exiled and wandering for countless years?
Again too many questions
from this savage place where
the homeless people both live and die.
Too many heartbreaks in a land
where Death has become the landlord
and her children prey on the weak and the sick.
And though these brave people will not –
i would leave here if i could.
But i cannot…
…for soon it will be spring
and before long the bones of the dead
will be putting up their shoots
and soft water (instead of fire)
and a tree will lift up its head
and over a high hill in the distance
the only home we never lost
(nor one not taken away)
Oh, here, hidden,
is this human heart
we all must seek!
20 January, 2024 – “… one more clear and cruel way Israel is telling the Palestinians in Gaza that they are being deliberately targeted, starved, and uprooted.”
Muhammad Smiry – Twitter/X
See Nour Odeh – #NojusticeNopeace
Note (on Israeli) leaflet
“The leaflets have 69 photos of Israelis on them and contain a message and number, telling the Palestinians that if they want to return to their homes, they should inform the Israeli army if they recognise any of the captives.”
Middle East Eye
Source URL: https://globalrights.info/2024/01/do-you-wish-to-return-home-letter-to-israel-of-the-zionist-settlers/
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