Freed Palestinian Political Prisoners:
Welcome Home, Heroes
By Khalid Amayreh
PIC, October 20, 2011
They call you terrorists and other nasty names; but as far as
we are concerned, you are our ultimate heroes.
self-abnegation and patriotism enabled us to live and be steadfast as
well as survive the nefarious onslaught by the falsifiers of history,
the world's greatest thieves.
The martyrs, thousands of them,
died so that we may live. You’re the suspended martyrs of Palestine
since you were willing to die for the noblest and most sublime of all
Your place of honor will always be guaranteed in the
hearts and minds of your people.
Your unflinching will to pay the
ultimate price for the freedom of Palestine will always serve as a
guiding light for our people. You are the crème de la crème of
Palestine. We will always be indebted to you and your sacrifices.
You languished for many long, bitter years in their evil dungeons
and concentration camps in order to keep the smile on our children's
faces, a smile without which we can't live or survive.
thought in vain they were breaking your will to fight for life, freedom
and humanity, only to discover that their torture and persecution
steeled your will and made you triumph over their hatred, evil and
Your suffering enabled us to retain the hope for a better
tomorrow, a tomorrow that is free from the haunting nightmares of
roadblocks, checkpoints, home demolitions and haphazard murder by those
barbarian racists who worship power and sanctify evil while calling
their critics anti-Semites.
They call you names because you dared
say NO in the face of brutal force and blatant oppression. They expected
you to behave submissively and capitulate to their insolence and
arrogance of power and brutality. They utterly forgot that our
resilience knows no limits if only because we Palestinians can't live
without honor, dignity and freedom.
Well, we must not pay the
slightest attention to their mendacity and hatred. Let us be in the
company of Jesus whom these self-worshiping psychopaths brazenly call
the Hitler of Bethlehem because he sought to spread the message that all
people were equal under God.
They are immersed in self-denial; it
is a collective psychosis. Otherwise, how could they have the rectitude
to call us "heartless" and "having hearts of stone" for holding an
Israeli occupation soldier? Well, do those holding thousands of men,
women and children for insisting on obtaining their freedoms and human
rights have hearts of gold?
Theirs is a discourse of hypocrisy,
moral duplicity, sanctimony and self-righteousness, stemming from an
inherently faulty reading of the basic realities about God and man and
Ultimately, their demonizing and dehumanization of the
"other," with all its diabolic ramifications, will cost them dearly
because universal laws don't stop functioning.
There are other
great men and women who are still languishing in their hateful prison
To those known and unknown soldiers, we say "the darkest
hour is the one that precedes dawn."
Your appointment with
freedom won't be far away.
The walls of your jail complex may be
high, the odds formidable, with no glimmer of hope to see the light at
the end of the tunnel.
But remember, in a world where every thing
can be denied, there are forces undeniable.
These are the forces
that eventually made our heroes, long dismissed by arrogant Zionists as
living corpses, reclaim their freedom.
In the final analysis,
there are true men behind you, who won't rest or know the taste of sleep
as long as you remain behind bars. They won't betray you.
too, will reclaim your freedom; it won't be far away. Amen.
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