Palestine is gone! Gone! راحت فلسطين

“Mother and her child” from https://altahrir.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/mothers-of-palestine/

Lately, a particular memory/image of my grandmother Sitti Fattoum has been coming back to me vividly. She’d be sitting in a chair, maybe watching TV, or at the kitchen table drinking a cup of coffee, when suddenly, without provocation, she would clap her hands, the palm of one striking the back of the other, and say, to no one in particular:
راحت فلسطين
Palestine is gone! Gone!

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Rima Najjar

Rima Najjar

Palestinian and righteously angry