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We're approaching the three year anniversary of Israel's massacre in Gaza, which killed around 1400 people and destroyed much of the society.

Below is a poem by Canadian-Palestinian activist and spoken word artist Rafeef Ziadah about her experience as an activist trying to bring the slaughter to an end.

It is moving and dignified, and speaks to a frustration that many Palestinians must feel as they are forced to use a language that Western audiences understand, but that fails to capture the horror and the suffering of their reality.

"Massacre of innocent people is a serious matter. It is not a thing to be easily forgotten. It is our duty to cherish their memory."

- Mahatma Gandhi, 1947

Originally posted to Heathlander on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 09:04 AM PST.

Also republished by Adalah — A Just Middle East.

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