A message to the Israeli Occupation Forces who fear Palestinian Children

According to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, a 5-year-old Palestinian boy was detained by seven Israeli soldiers after throwing a stone on July 9th 2013. It is estimated that Israeli authorities arrest 700 Palestinian children every year.

You…

In the army uniform

Rifle in hand

And finger on the trigger

Standing on a hill

Dressed to kill

Breathing in the still

Air of the night

Breathing in

Every drop of light

Leaving only darkness

Breathing in

Every open field

Every tree

Every rock

Breathing in

Our space

Consuming us

And consuming all that surrounds us

You inhale our land

Our freedom

And exhale only oppression

You breathe out insecurity

And fear

Spew toxic words

Your lies

Pollute the atmosphere

Suffocating us

With tyranny

But nothing here

Nothing here

Nothing

Here

Can save you

Nothing can assure you

Or put your mind at ease

Nothing

No armor

No guns

No bombs

Can protect you

From our existence

Nothing you do

Can match

Our resistance

The cries of our babies

Are fierce

To your colonial ears

The cries of our babies

Are fierce

They penetrate you

And pierce

Through your armour

Dissolving it

Like white phosphorous

You

In the army uniform

Inside your tank

Wrapped in steel

Why do you fear

Walking amongst us

Our streets are filled with children

Does that terrorize you

You shoot one

Maim another

Arrest a few

But deep down you know

They will out live you

Out grow you

Out survive you

Their anger will explode

Inside you

So put down your guns

And take your drones out of our sky

Let our children paint it

Pastel blue

With a smiling sun

And a colourful rainbow

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