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Palestinian-Israeli Spy and Pawn Broker Exchange

Palestinian-Israeli Spy and Pawn Broker Exchange

By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Stocks in Palestine securities
Exchanged in Gaza
Surged as de facto Prime Minister
Sports enthusiast Ismail Haniyeh
Re-opened Gaza City's
Football stadium demolished
During Israel's Cast Lead assault
As the Al-Quds Index rose 13 points
Israel and Palestine engaged
In verbal saber-rattling
Warning the other
Of dire consequences
Bibi will not budge
The settlers must stay
In the West Bank
In East Jerusalem
A heavy price will be paid
Israel warned if it attacked
Shares worth 39 million Euros
Were traded as the Palestinian caretaker
Prime Minister Salam Fayyad brokered
An agreement
The European Union holds power
In certain areas of the West Bank
US dollars were traded
As diplomats abroad alleged plots
"If, heaven forbid, one hair is harmed
On the head of an Israeli
Palestine will suffer the consequences
Which will be very severe,"
Israel blustered
Over the course of hundreds
Of individual trades
Egypt increased its power supply
To the Gaza Strip
500,000 shares of mineral water
Were delivered on the occasion
Of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan
As the UN began removing 600,000 metric tons
Of rubble and debris
The price of companies rose
While those of others declined
Israel seized four "wanted" Palestinians
Overnight Fateh’s movement
Between the old guard
And the younger generation
Sharpened disagreements
As the leadership delayed
Any movement
Toward peace
Were wounded in Sheikh Jarrah
A neighborhood
In East Jerusalem
After being attacked
By dozens of extremist
Israeli settlers


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