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Israel Strangles Palestine in Cold Blood

Israel Strangles Palestine in Cold Blood


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

June 2007 amid the stranglehold
Choking Gaza the blotting out
Of the economy ensuring
No goods, no food, no medicine
No help is on the way
Israel managed to secure
The relative calm
By carrying out some 2380
Attacks sources close
To the dead and dying
Palestinians say
The International Press
Center pressed its claim
Issued a report
Reporting 49 dead
And 147 wounded
All in a month’s work
For the most moral
Military this side of
The Holocaust
Shelling, shooting
Guided missile attacks
Bulldozer
Home invasions
Come a calling
Slam down doors
Terrorize the ancient
And disabled, babies
The infirm
Mothers, fathers
Generations of Witnesses
Tear stained
Agonized decades
Long abuse at the hands
Of the Murderous Entitled
To take and take and take
Dignity and rights
The very life of Palestinian
Youngsters slammed
Against the Wall
Rifles riveted to small heads
Blow the bugle
Sound the alarm
Wake the martyred dead
2903 flying checkpoints
2925 kidnapped from the West
Bank to Gaza
People snatched
Since the start
Of the annual race
To wipe-out
Every trace
Of the ancient and proud
Holy Landers
Wholly devastated
By the Israeli-US
European Union
Pace to exterminate
Every face
Of Palestine’s
Right to exist
In peace

***ENDS***

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