your city without a police force.
that the police stations are rubble, having been bombed
out months ago. Would you feel secure? Would you be
able to band together as a society to keep yourselves
safe from within and from without?
that every city in our nation is in this situation.
you feel secure? Would you be able to band together
as a society to keep yourselves safe from within and
your roads are never repaired, ever.
that when a few civic-minded broad-shouldered citizens
take up shovels to fix the road, they are arrested
and tortured and imprisoned without charge.
that when someone in your city commits a crime in
this police-less place, everyone in your city, and
that means you, is put under house arrest.
further that this extends to terrorizing people without
any pretext for doing so, with a terror action that
is fatal to one of your neighbors - a doctor in an
ambulance, a teacher returning home from school, a
child writing on the blackboard.*
for a moment of a crime you have heard of in your
there a particular doctor you would like to have killed
in retaliation? A teacher you would like to have eliminated?
A child you would like to have snuffed out?
Then come and support the Occupation of Palestinian
Then why are you supporting such a blood-drenched
system of societal torture?
have the privilege of taxation WITH representation.
word that you fail to utter about the evil of the
Israeli Occupation supports this daily, annual, decade-crossing
monstrosity of Occupation, which is swallowing up
the structure of civilized networks, and writhing
from the pangs of digesting its own poison.
representing your disagreement with this use of your
Dr. Khalil Sulayman of Jenin, Jenin teacher Bassam
Musaid, Jenin schoolgirl Riham Ward.
Higgins is a US Citizen living in Jenin
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