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A Land Between (2)

Updated: Jan 14

ﻣن ﺧﻠف أﺳوار ﺗﻧﺎدي ﺑﺄﺻوات ﻗدﯾﻣﺔ وﻓﻲ ﺷوارع ﺗﺗداﻓﻊ اﻟﺣﯾﺎة ﺑﯾن ﺿﺟﯾﺞ اﻷﻟم

ﺷﻌب ﯾﺻﻣد ﺑﻘوة ﻻ ﺗﻠوى ﯾﺣﻣﻠون ﺟروح اﻟﺗﺎرﯾﺦ وﻋبء اﻟﻌدم

ﻣﺎ ﻣن ﺣدود ﺗﻘﯾد أرواح اﻹﻧﺳﺎن وﻻ ﺟدار ﯾﻔﺻل ﺑﯾن أﻗﺎرب اﻟدم واﻟروح

ﻓﻛل دﻣﻌﺔ ﺗﮭدر ﻓﻲ ھذه اﻷرض اﻟﻘدﯾﻣﺔ ﺗﺟد ﺻدى أﺻوات ﺗردد ﻟﻠﻌدل واﻟﺳﻠوى

Ancient voices call from beyond the walls in streets full of life through the noise of pain.

A nation surviving with unwavering strength carrying the wounds of history and the weight of the void.

There are no borders that bind the souls of man, and no wall separating the relatives of blood and soul.

Every teardrop wasted in this ancient land finds echoing voices that call for justice and solace.

Painting and poetry by Demah Nasser.

Translation by Amr Abbas.

Editors’ Note: The current Israel-Hamas war is part of a long and complex history. The issue is emotionally and politically charged which makes it all the more difficult to discuss the current situation in a rational and unbiased manner. Recognizing this, we nonetheless consider it important to debate and raise awareness on ongoing events and to provide a platform for diverse perspectives. In doing so we seek to be as reflexive, objective, and critical as possible while taking a firm stand against all forms of discrimination and injustice – racist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, or otherwise. If you think that there is a mistake or problematic statement in our content, we are always open to feedback which you can send to us through our contact form.


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