Archive for June, 2012

The Boy…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2012 by ahlamhelwa

“The boy went back to his family there, in the distance, in a distance he did not find there in the distance. My grandfather died counting sunsets, seasons, and heartbeats on the fingers of his withered hands. He dropped like a fruit forbidden a branch to lean its age against. They destroyed his heart. He wearied of waiting here, in Damur. He said goodbye to friends, water pipe, and children and took me and went back to find what was no longer his to find there. Here the number of aliens increased, and refugee camps got bigger. A war went by, then two, three, and four. The homeland got farther and farther away, and the children got farther and farther from mother’s milk after they had tasted the milk of UNRWA. So they bought guns to get closer to a homeland flying out of their reach. They brought their identity back into being, re-created the homeland, and followed their path, only to have it blocked by the guardians of civil wars. They defended their steps, but then path parted from path, the orphan lived in the skin of the orphan, and one refugee camp went into another. ”

― Mahmoud Darwish

اشتاقت لحُضن الوطن،،، فحضَنَت أبناء المخيم !

وقَتلوا الزعتر وماتبقى منه..

أمه الأرض، وأن ابعدته نكبتين..

روت بعبير نهديها، صباح الخير يا زعتر ! 

ورممت في جدار القلب اصدآءهم..

بعد أن اتعبها النسيم.. !

شقينا القهر أمسيةً..

شقينا الجوع مرثيةً..

وبقينا.. نفترش جثمان القتيلة..!

وئدوا في الظل صرختها..

وفي عتم ليلها الكحلي.. أغتصبوا ازقتها ..!

ولم يرف جفنها.. حين سمعت وقع اقدام الغزاة..!

استغفلتهم وكتبت وصيتها..

من يملك الحب .. وحيداً أبداً لا يرتحل..!

الصورة: تل الزعتر — للراحل أسماعيل شموط

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A message from the Palestinian footballer captive Mahmoud Sarsak

Posted in Uncategorized on June 13, 2012 by ahlamhelwa
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YOU … who meets your family every day
YOU … who kisses your kids every day
YOU … who can do any thing u need
YOU … who gets whatever u need
YOU … who goes wherever u want
YOU … who lives without abusing
can’t you find a minute for me….
 

 

IF YOU CARE FOR PALESTINE YOU WILL READ THIS AND TRY TO HELP, INSHALLAH!!

THIS IS MAHMOUD SARSAK! PLEASE PLEASE EVERYONE HELP HIM! HE IS ON A HUNGER STRIKE AND HAS REACHED A LITTLE OVER 80 DAYS!!! HE AND MANY OTHER PALESTINIANS NEED OUR HELP!!

Send this email to as many organisations, football clubs, etc, etc, as you can please? It really can help save someones life. If only the world knew what atrocities Israel commits, then we can unite against them and call for justice, but they need to know first!

“Dear Sir/Madam,

I’m writing on the behalf of thousands of people who wish to see the swift release of Mahmoud Sarsak.

Mahmoud is a 24 year old football player, a member of the Palestinian national team, who is currently on hunger strike while imprisoned in Israel. Mahmoud was imprisoned 22 July 2009 while travelling back to his home in the West Bank, accused of being an unlawful combatant, despite a severe lack of evidence. Still he awaits trial.

Today (12/06/2012) marks Mahmoud’s 85th day of hunger strike, which has left him extremely malnourished to the point of near-death. Mahmoud is demonstrating for basic human rights, his main goal is to end “administrative detention:” a process by which a prisoner can be detained indefinitely without charge by subsequent renewals of time allotted for administration. Mahmoud’s administrative detention has been renewed six times, with no means of appeal or no hope of a foreseeable trial.

We are calling upon you to draw attention to one of the most significant hunger strikers in history. The silence of the press is deafening, and without awareness Mahmoud will pass unjustly while campaigning for justice.

We are asking you to raise awareness of Mahmoud’s case and many like him. It is vital that we act quickly, for an independent doctor has confirmed that Mahmoud is on the verge of death, slipping in and out of consciousness. Suppression of fairness is a dark cloud cast over us all; please help us stop this injustice.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]”

Here is a list of embassies in the US:http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/dpl/32122.htm

Here is a list of Premier League football teams:http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/premier-league/teams.html

Here’s a list of human rights organisations:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_rights_organisations

Real Madrid : comunicacion.fundacion@corp.realmadrid.com

F.C Barcelona : produccio@fcbarcelona.cat, fundacio@fcbarcelona.cat

Spanish Football Federation: lfp@lfp.es

MLS: feedback@mlssoccer.com

PLEASE PLEASE WE URGE YOU TO HELP MAHMOUD SARSAK AND MANY LIKE HIM!!!!!! EMAIL AS MANY AS YOU CAN! LET THEM KNOW ABOUT THIS INJUSTICE!!!!! FOR PALESTINE!

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