The Eagle of Palestine

My Palestine

It was his face that drew my attention. It was his powerful eyes, the look of pride in them. As I went through the local newspaper, scanning the daily reports, some of which reach the outside world, but the majority remaining in occupied Palestine, I came across his picture. It reminded me of the pictures I often saw in books and magazines that were for so long forbidden, books and magazines that were often hid in caves, stacked in secret places around the houses of Palestinians, books and magazines that were mightier than any weapon, books and magazines that published powerful thoughts for the sole aim of promoting Palestine, unlike those of today that publish “articles” with the sole aim of promoting self-proclaimed writers. It was the picture of a Palestinian hero, when heroism was real, and when heroes did what they did for one reason only, and for that…

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