Sunday, May 25, 2014

Palestinian children

"Palestinian lives cannot be reduced to dehumanizing, abstract numbers. That each of the 1,400 Palestinian children slain by Israeli forces and settlers since 2000 has a name and leaves behind an incomplete family who loves them. That the 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel in an attempt to break the liberation movement have children who haven't been hugged by their fathers or mothers who haven't been kissed by their sons in years. That the testimonies of the survivors of the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine will be told and never forgotten. And that robbed of their cultural heritage and property, Palestinians' history will be recorded, honored and preserved despite Israeli effacement and enforced exile."