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The Agony of a Palestinian Family
I watched on TV this communiqué,
I saw soldiers pushing their way,
I saw this family begging and pray,
Their pleadings to hold the sway
Clutching her baby she wanted to stay,
The soldiers hit and pushed her away,
Were the soldiers ashamed? Nay, nay.
Her husband tried to help, by the way
The Palestinians were a helpless prey,
My eyes got wet and tears rolled away,
A bulldozer flattened their home. I say,
--- Zaki Ahmad Sabih
Note: Based on the BBC World News (TV) on Dec. 28, 1998. Demolishing Palestinian homes is a collective punishment and an old Israeli tactic practiced even today.
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