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Only in Palestine

In Palestine, faith is ocean-deep; Patience knows no boundaries; Sincerity soft-tactile and hope... sky-wide...

Palestinians defy stereotypes
Palestinians defy stereotypes

(LONDON) - Again our writer and poet Nahida Izzat delivers a combination of words and images that defy our expectations, humble us in their reality, and motivate us in their meaning.

Children and women facing down heavily armed Israeli Defence Forces; fighting without weapons an enemy intent on killing them all with few exceptions; a cold hearted, poorly trained band of thugs who sickeningly call themselves 'the most moral army' and that alone makes me so committed to exposing their war crimes, that are all taking place by design...

What does one do when they know they are confronted by a cold blooded killer that never has to stand trial when accused of crimes against humanity?

The IDF's mission, is to maintain security of Israelis at the expense of the Palestinians who are afforded little in the way of human rights or justice by the Zionist apartheid war machine.

The non-violent movement that swept Palestine several years ago has done little good. The end of killing only meant that the Israelis stopped dying, the Palestinians have suffered a heightened degree of ethnic cleansing since they laid their weapons down.

When people like Mitt Romney open their dirty scummy lying mouths and accuse these victims of 63 gruesome years of Israeli war crimes of being against peace, it makes me want to give my life for their cause. It is that exact type of lie that has been at the basis of all of the unrest and deaths.

The land is called Palestine, just because the Israelis stole it changes squat. There is no such thing as a legitimate Israel, all of the land it claims is Palestine and there not a damned thing they can ever do to change it.

In Palestine, good and evil assemble

In stark contrast

An epitome of creation

In Palestine, heroism meets malice head on 

No concealment, no pretence

In Palestine, kindness confronts bitterness

Mercy grows defiant

“Never forget and never forgive” mantra is brought to shame

In Palestine, walls all around 

Yet, sitting on the fence is no longer an option 

One must choose a camp

In Palestine, from prophetic schools saints and angels graduate 

Yet, out of sorcery spells fiends and devils are frothed into being

In Palestine, hatred is a chain, millennia old 

Pulling to Hell of depravity

 Beasts who promote

In Palestine, endurance is a meadow, blossoming through parched soil

Painting the horizon

Tears of elation and whispers of devotion

In Palestine, tenderness is a melody, sung by Gaza shores

Growing in abundance, filling hearts and minds

Dancing at twilight, healing girls and boys

In Palestine, love is a rainbow, shimmering above

 Lifting to Heavenly splendour 

Sublime nostalgic souls

In Palestine, faith is ocean-deep

Patience knows no boundaries

Sincerity soft-tactile and hope... sky-wide

In Palestine, sinners are repentant

The pious clothed in modesty and lovers intertwined

In Palestine, sisters made queens, brothers are protectors

Children are adored, fathers held up high

but under mothers' feet Paradise is laid down

In Palestine, the hungry is fed, the lonely is embraced

The lost will be guided and the searching will find



Nahida Izzat is a Jerusalem-born Palestinian refugee who has lived in exile for over forty two years, after being forced to leave her homeland at the tender age of seven in 1967, during the six-day war. She has a degree in mathematics, but art is one of her favorite pastimes. She loves hand-made things and so makes dolls, cards, and most of her own clothes. She also writes poetry, participates in written dialogues and believes in building bridges, not walls.

She started writing when her friends insisted she should write about her memories, experiences and feelings as a Palestinian.When she did it all came out sounding—she was told—like poetry! So she self-published two books: I Believe in Miracles and Palestine, The True Story.

Her dream is to return back home to a free and liberated Palestine.

If you like poetry and are intrigued by the notion of helping the Palestinian people and learning more, you can purchase Nahida's books, I Believe in Miracles and Palestine, The True Story by visiting: I Believe in Miracles: a Collection of Palestinian Poems

ISBN 13: 9780954839109 | ISBN 10: 0954839102

£12.99 paperback Nahida Izzat (2004)

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