Sunday, July 11, 2010

Israel's PIETA

by Dom Martin

Michaelangelo's PIETA

Israel's PIETA

If a single picture is worth a thousand words, the picture above is worth incalculably more!

In this scene, a Palestinian woman -- ongoing victim of Israel’s oppressive occupation -- comes to the humane aid of a Jew, Emily Henochowicz, who lost an eye after being hit in the face by a tear gas canister fired by a fellow Jew.

Emily was standing peacefully during a demonstration in West Bank at the Qalandiya checkpoint on that black Monday, May 31, 2010 -- to protest the Gaza Flotilla massacre -- when Israeli Border Police fired a large number of tear gas canisters directly at the heads of Emily and another International Solidarity Movement activist.

In addition to losing her left eye, the bones surrounding her eye socket, cheekbone and jawbone are all fractured. Three metal plates have been inserted into her head/face, and her jaw is wired shut.
— Dom Martin

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An eye
For an eye
No one knew
It’s a thousand eyes
For an eye
By a million lies!

It’s Truth
Impounded with brute!

It’s democracy
Founded on the theocracy
Of hypocrisy!

When the Palestinian was slain
No disdain
From the Global community
Just a handshake
Another veto
And sacrosanct immunity!

In humanity’s landscape
Life is life
Fair is fair:
Where’s Blair?

A thousand eyes
For an eye:
It’s a tie
Between evil
And the devil!

Around yesterday
Change was promised
Today, it’s Emily
Another selfless member
Of the human family:

The present is tarnished
The future orphaned:
Shame on fame!

A thousand eyes
A million lies
A Flotilla of Hope
Ambushed by the dope
Of elected zealots
Bigots and despots !

Hell or Heil
Whither Israel?

— Dom Martin

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