Thursday, January 13, 2005

Occupation, cats, and mice....

"Trapped Like Mice: Palestinians under the New Israeli Disengagement Plan" is an interesting article about the game of numbers (it adds up to 47% after all, despite the claims of the "new map"), the continuous building of Israeli settlements, and living like mice under Israeli surveillance. Obayd Zakani's "Qasideh Moosh va Gorbeh" comes to mind:

گربه کرده است ظلم بر موشان
تا شده عابد و مسلمانا
سال یک موش می گرفت از ما
حال حرصش شده فراوانا
این زمان پنج پنج می گیرد
تا شده عابد و مسلمانا
Need I say more?


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