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Genevieve Cora Fraser: Israel Taunts Hamas

Israel Taunts Hamas


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Betrayed
Rejected Fateh arrests
A Hamas official
Smuggling funds
To the blockaded poor
A last refuge
Refused for the vanquished
Reduced to begging
At the world’s door
Betrayed
Rejected Fateh is armed
By Israel
Inciting civil war
Palestinians die
In hospitals minus care
A shell game over Gaza
Thousands of blasts
Like drum beats
Slay
Flare iridescent
Turn night into day
Punished by Israel
A democratic choice
Provokes rage
World condemnation
For the doomed
Exiles in their own land
No food, no medicine, no funds
Superior Nations
Speak
With forked tongues
Sneak, snake, sabotage
Have their sway
Betrayed
Rejected Fateh shoots
Up the town
Quassam rockets
Resistance on display
Blames Hamas in power
Let retribution play
IOF
Battalions in the West Bank
Kill at will
Slay
Anyone in their way
Across the spectrum
Palestinian society denied
Their say peddle heritage
For food to live another day
America and the EU
Join Israeli
Arrogance on display
Fateh is their choice
Palestine be damned
Let Hamas pay
Betrayed
Long before
Al Nakba
Betrayed
By Arafat and Abbas
At Oslo, Camp David
Roadmaps to nowhere
Then Hamas
Declared a truce
Upheld Rights
Paid the fare
Selected not rejected
A Nation in Birth
Hopeful
And aware
Aborted
By Israeli
Pressure to succumb
To play The Game
Or just play dumb
Shekels we will pay
But first you must
Swallow hard
Forget your pride
Humiliations on the rise
Forgo justice
Till another day
Just betray
Palestine
Betray
Betray
Betray


ENDS


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