“. . . They arrested him – imprisoned him in the trunk of the jalopy . . .” (Mu’in Tawfiq Bseiso)

Soldiers at AL JALAMA CHECKPOINT pursuing Palestinian youth (PCHR photo). See ❷ below. Background from 2013 showing the causes of the current increase in violence are cumulative: http://www.imemc.org/article/65051
Soldiers at AL JALAMA CHECKPOINT pursuing Palestinian youth (PCHR photo). See ❷ below.
Background from 2013 showing the causes of the current increase in violence are cumulative:
http://www.imemc.org/article/65051

❶ Analysis: Has Netanyahu’s revisionism ended the use of the Holocaust as enabler of Israeli injustice toward Palestinians?
❷ Palestinian shot dead after alleged Jenin attack, no injuries reported
❸ Palestinian injured in Gaza demo last week dies from injuries
❹ Army Kidnaps Eleven Palestinians, Including Two Children in Jerusalem
❺ Opinion/Analysis: ANOTHER MISUNDERSTOOD PALESTINIAN UPRISING
❻ Poetry by Mu’in Tawfiq Bseiso
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MONDOWEISS
HAS  NETANYAHU’S  REVISIONISM  ENDED  THE  USE  OF  THE  HOLOCAUST  AS  ENABLER  OF  ISRAELI  INJUSTICE  TOWARD  PALESTINIANS?
Marc H. Ellis
(Marc H. Ellis is retired Director and Professor of Jewish Studies at Baylor University and author of  Burning Children: A Jewish View of the War in Gaza.)
AS  NETANYAHU’S  HOLOCAUST  REVISIONISM  continues to find its way around the world, Jewish memory is besmirched. . . . Buried in the outrage, though, is a deeper issue: Is Netanyahu’s use of the Holocaust to further incite his political constituency against Palestinians what we should focus on? Or is it the fact that many of those who condemn Netanyahu for his Holocaust blunder are also enablers of the destruction of Palestine?
____The almost panicked desire to separate the real culprit of the Holocaust, Hitler, rather than an irrelevant side-kick, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, is telling. It is also too easy. Separating the two, while important, is a distraction from the real and ongoing culprit in the suffering of Palestinians – the correct, substantial, highly prestigious, well-funded, real history of the Holocaust.
More . . .
MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
PALESTINIAN  SHOT  DEAD  AFTER  ALLEGED  JENIN  ATTACK,  NO  INJURIES  REPORTED
Oct. 24, 2015
JENIN (Ma’an) — A Palestinian youth was shot dead Saturday near al-Jalama military checkpoint north of Jenin in the occupied West Bank after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli security guard, eyewitnesses and the Israeli army said.
____Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that “there were no stabbing attempts” at the time that Israeli forces opened fire at a 16-year-old Palestinian at the crossing.
____The forces then dragged the injured youth inside of the checkpoint preventing Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances from reaching him for treatment, eyewitnesses added.
____The youth has not yet been identified.
More . . .
   Related . . . PEACE  ACTIVIST  RABBI  ARIK  ASCHERMAN  ATTACKED  BY  KNIFE-WIELDING  SETTLER  IN  WEST  BANK
Related . . .
MA’AN NEWS AGENCY
PALESTINIAN  INJURED  IN  GAZA  DEMO  LAST WEEK  DIES  FROM  INJURIES
Oct. 23, 2015
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian succumbed to his injuries on Friday evening after being shot in the head by Israeli forces during a demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week, Gaza’s Ministry of Health said.
____Ashraf al-Qidra identified the man as Yahya Karira, 20, from al-Tuffah neighborhood. He told Ma’an that Karira was shot when clashes erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinians in Nahal Oz in the eastern Gaza Strip.
____Karira is the 16th Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the month. Fourteen have been shot with live ammunition during clashes, and a two-year-old and her pregnant mother were killed in an Israeli airstrike.
More . . .
IMEMC-INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTE
ARMY  KIDNAPS  ELEVEN  PALESTINIANS,  INCLUDING  TWO  CHILDREN  IN  JERUSALEM
Oct. 24, 2015
Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, late on Friday at night and on Saturday at dawn, eleven Palestinians, including two children, in different parts of occupied Jerusalem.
____The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers invaded the al-‘Eesawiyya town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, searched several homes and kidnapped Wajdi Mahmoud, Daoud Yousef Atiyya, Abed Dari and Mohammad Ali Nasser.
More . . .
❺ Opinion/Analysis
PALESTINE CHRONICLE
ANOTHER  MISUNDERSTOOD  PALESTINIAN  UPRISING
Mohamed El Mokhtar
Oct. 23, 2015
When the Palestinians demand a withdrawal from the 1967 borders, the Israeli response is No because those borders are purportedly “indefensible”. When they ask for a bi-national state, the response is, also, negative because that would be the end of Israel as a “Jewish state”. When they insist that occupied East Jerusalem be the capital of their future state, they are reminded that the status of Al-Quds is non-negotiable for Jerusalem is the “undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people”. And the Right of Return is not even up for grabs [. . . . .]
____When Palestinian political movements and civil society engage in non-violent protest, they are met with tear gas and military barricades. Those who launched the BDS movement are labeled “Jew-haters” and their supporters worldwide accused of functioning as a “band of anti-Semites and hypocrites”. Confined in their enclaves, cut off the outside world, surrounded by Jewish settlements, Palestinians are supposed to acquiesce to their fate and suffer in silence.
____The sporadic flares of violence, born out of frustration and despair, are systematically decontextualized and misunderstood. They are depicted as a resumption of violence as though the occupation was not in and of itself a form of violence.
More . . .

“A  TRAFFIC  LIGHT,”  BY  MU’IN  TAWFIQ  BSEISO  (Mueen  Bessissio) ―(1979)

Red light, stop
Green light, go
Red green stop go
.
Red light, red light
Where is the green light…?
A pregnant woman in a jalopy
gave birth in a jalopy
The child grew up, fell in love, and was married in the jalopy
He fathered children, read the world’s magazines and newspapers in the jalopy
They arrested him – imprisoned him in the trunk of the jalopy
He enlisted and was killed under the windows of the jalopy
They buried him beneath the wheels of the jalopy
And the jalopy was still in the street
awaiting the green light
awaiting the yellow
.
Red light, stop
Green light, go
Red light
and green light.
――Trans. John Mikhail Asfour.

John Mikhail Asfour, trans, and ed., When The Words Burn: An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry, 1945–1987 (Dunvegan, Ontario: Cormorant Books, 1988). Pp. 237.

Mu’in Tawfiq Bseiso, a poet from Gaza who lost his homeland with hundreds of thousands of other Palestinians after the foundation of an Israeli state, (born 1926, also spelled Mueen Bessissou or Bsayso) suffered the tragedy of his country. He was exiled to Egypt. His exile intensified both his nationalism and the universal dimension of his poetry, for he linked the Palestinian tragedy with the tragedies experienced by other nations.

A Palestinian is evacuated after being injured by a tear gas canister during clashes with Israeli forces near the Nahal Oz border crossing, east of Gaza City on Oct. 10, 2015. (Agence France‑Presse/Photo Mahmud Hams).
A Palestinian is evacuated after being injured by a tear gas canister during clashes with Israeli forces near the Nahal Oz border crossing, east of Gaza City on Oct. 10, 2015. (Agence France‑Presse/Photo Mahmud Hams).

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