With no exaggeration, living in Palestine this past year
There seems to be no limit to the violence Israel wages on the Palestinian people. I live near the place where 10 days ago, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Fulla Malsameh, a Palestinian girl about to celebrate her 16th birthday. Whenever I drive past this spot, I am reminded of the countless lives the occupiers have taken this year. Last night in Nablus, 16-year-old Ahmed Shehadeh was shot with a bullet to the heart and died instantly. He is the 200th Palestinian and 55th child murdered by Israeli occupying forces in 2022.
Driving across the West Bank, I see the intensification of settler
colonialism and occupation. More
soldiers, more flying checkpoints, more harassment, and more settler attacks.
No Palestinian is untouched. We are losing our land, our homes,
our children, our brothers and fathers, and quite frankly, our minds. There is no room for normalcy. In 1948 lands, the Israeli
government used the U.S. playbook of planting drugs in Palestinian communities
fueling crime and corruption. In Gaza, the 15-year siege continues to deprive
the lives of two million people. In Jerusalem, Palestinian families are under
the daily threat of being forced to demolish or leave their homes. In the
West Bank, we are confronted by gun-wielding settlers who want to see us dead
and Israeli soldiers who do precisely that on command. And in the refugee
camps in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan – Palestinian refugee families are
experiencing life-threatening poverty.
All this paints a bleak picture.
But I promise you that we have not given up. Palestinians continue
to resist. We are harvesting our olives,
we are teaching our children, and we are building a strong community to weather
We need your continued support and solidarity. As this year winds down, Adalah Justice Project is building relationships and a strategic vision for 2023 to bolster campaigns that will hold the Zionist regime, U.S. imperialism, and corporations accountable for their crimes against humanity.
As Israeli violence intensifies, we need to intensify our work to resist and build toward a more hopeful future.
Our mailing address is:
Adalah Justice Project
P.O. Box 541
Glen Carbon, Illinois
Pianti urla lacrime o silenzio di morte
-dentro il petto lava che sta per esplodere-
razzi mine carri armati o pallottole vaganti
prendono di mira
uomini donne bambini innocenti
dimostrazione di prepotenza
incursioni militari coprifuoco assedio rapine
perquisizioni arresti umiliazioni
per colpire la dignità di un popolo
che ha avuto il coraggio di non sottomettersi
L’urlo di un neonato
sotto il sole bruciante di un check-point
madre bagnata dal sudore di vergogna e di fatica
dal petto sorge una
supplica che diventa preghiera:
“Tu devi crescere e diventare forte
per vendicare, liberare la tua patria!”
In un angolo di un villaggio
fanno cerchio attorno alla madre di un defunto:
battono le mani, regalano dolci
nelle loro canzoni per la vittoria
invitano i giovani al sacrificio kamikaze.
Terra Santa, Terra Promessa?
Terra dei Profeti e dei Santi
Terra bruciata Terra ferita Terra violentata
nelle mani dei discendenti
in nome di Dio?
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