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A Palestinian has been tortured to death every day of this month

A Palestinian has been tortured to death in a Syrian regime prison every single day of this month so far. Yarmouk has been under a complete siege for over 400 days, a drought manufactured by the regime taunts it daily while what is left of its inhabitants remain trapped with no medical aid or basic necessities. Over 170 people have starved to death in Yarmouk, thousands of others were slaughtered by different means. 5000 homes have been demolished. 1,500 children are now orphans. Yarmouk, the … [Read More...]

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At least 8 Palestinians tortured to death in the last week

There are 2,433 documented Palestinian casualties of the Syrian war so far, the overwhelming majority at the hands of Assad forces and proxies. At least 230 of these martyrs have been met by a particularly gruesome end; death by torture. In the past week alone, 8 Palestinians have been tortured to death in Assad prisons. The emphasis on the fact that these casualties are Palestinian is not to imply that Palestinian life is more precious than Syrian life. Let it instead stand as testament to the … [Read More...]

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Gaza Poem (video)

-Hala Alyan Hala Alyan is a Palestinian-American poet and clinical psychologist whose work has appeared in several journals, including Copper Nickel, Third Coast, and The Journal. Her first full-length poetry collection, “Atrium,” was published by Three Rooms Press in New York City, and was awarded the 2013 Arab American Book Award in Poetry. She resides in Manhattan. … [Read More...]

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Worlds Between Us (Poem)

Worlds Between Us  The paralyzed exile puts to words the heaviness of heart. Stomach coiled, breath tight. This pen bleeds pain.   Faces appear. Ashy, burnt, butchered. Stained red, wet from grief. Some, slit from bodies, I cannot see. Instead, lonely limbs.   From worlds away, Piercing gazes. They watch, wait. I try to think as they would. They ask as I do, What have I done to help their children, Their daughters, Their … [Read More...]

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Hell on Earth: Gaza in Ruin

Gaza has been transmuted from a concentration camp into an inferno. A photo taken by the European Pressphoto Agency, taken July 29 2014, shows the hell that has become of  the Tuffah neighborhood. More than 1,100 Palestinians have been slaughtered, the overwhelming majority of them non-combatants, and modest estimates indicate that an additional 7,000 have been injured. Over 200 Palestinian children no longer walk this earth. Or what remains of it for the Palestinians trapped in Gaza. The … [Read More...]

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Letter to Tel Aviv

Somewhere at the end of this half smoked cigarette, there is a sentence waiting. It will contain all the right quotes and statistics, all the histories and traumas. I will let it speak and then I will be silent. It will give you numbers. It will stitch pictures to each of these number. And you will be pursued into sleep with the stories of each of them. I want you to know their favorite colors, what they were like when they acted silly or couldn’t sleep or got excited. This sentence will … [Read More...]

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