Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Palestinian Wedding

"Israeli soldiers shot and killed an Arab fugitive who failed to obey their orders to halt in an orange grove on the outskirts of Gaza last night. A man fleeing with the fugitive was wounded and captured. The deceased was identified as a former Gaza magistrate, Shauki el-Farah, who was arrested by Israeli authorities on Aug. 9 for allegedly transmitting military information to the El-Fatah terrorist organization. He escaped from prison on Aug. 11 and had been the object of a widespread manhunt." (Jewish Telegraphic Agency Daily News Bulletin, 17/9/68)


This is the wedding without an end.
In a boundless courtyard,
On an endless night.
This is the Palestinian wedding:
Never will lover reach lover
Except as martyr or fugitive.

Mahmoud Darwish

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