You might rob me of my last inches of land…This album is a wake-up call to the world. For the sake of the children I challenge you… to watch each and every picture. Read their stories and decide with your own mind why these atrocities are going on while the world is wide asleep. Children deserve protection. Safety. These, the most basic human rights, of which, almost all Palestinian children are continuously deprived off. WHEN WILL YOU ACT? WHEN WILL YOU BREAK THE SILENCE?
And throw my youth to years of imprisonment…
You might put out a flame in my darkest night…
And deprive me of my mother’s kiss…
You might rob me of a fragment of my dreams…
And deprive our children of the joy of celebrating a Eid with new clothes..
You might build around me walls and walls, enemy of the sun..!
But, I will never compromise..!
And to the very last pulse in my veins, I will fight..!
Spread the word… spread the pictures…
Poem Baby Martyr by Angel Falasteen- a Palestinian Mother …
I’m six and seven
And up to eleven,
Then I’m an adult
In an Israeli court
My hands tied in the back of my back
He comes to me with a punch and a sack.
He covers my head with a hood of Zionist stench
Though my belly is tough, it will not flinch.
The noise is loud and pierces my brain.
My pathetic shirt hangs proud with a fresh blood stain.
My poor mother is worried sick, I’m sure.
She burried my brother before me. She will endure.
And my dad too, depression got him in the end
With no home, no land, no olive trees to tend.
I’m in here for days on end
Or is it months or even years, I no longer comprehend.
The noise is too loud
And I can feel the shroud.
He beats me again today
Then its another’s turn to play.
I’m broken now, but I’ll not confess.
I’ll leave my body, let those murdering bastards clean up the mess.
A few more thoughts before I go
I am human. This you must know.
You’d never know it `cause I’m tough as a rocks I throw.
I had hoped to grow a mustache so fine.
Maybe marry Muna. I’d be hers and she’d be mine
Maybe be a father….our children free in Palestine.