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April 20, 2001
Like the trees we die standing

by Ramzy Baroud


Salaams Friends,

"Like the Trees we Die Standing" is my latest feature at Arabia.com. It describes the story of the latest horror caused by bombing of Khan Yunis refugee camp. it's important that we view these experiences separately, otherwise they'll also become mere statistics in the news. The People of Khan Yunis deserves to be recognized for their heroism and legendary endurance, a struggle that began in 1956 after an Israeli massacre there killed hundreds.

Below is a link to the article.


Khan Yunis: Like the trees we die standing
By Ramzy Baroud

"Israel worked hard to destroy the camp that night. Collective efforts of dedicated soldiers and settlers succeeded in ruining an entire neighborhood. Yet as a TV camera wandered around, it paused as it reached a single wall that was still standing, filled with colorful graffiti, images drawn with the colors of the Palestinian flag."

"It was a picture of a fist, breaking chains and bursting out of the ground. And a tree, its trunk shaped as a face of an innocent boy, and the roots were human arms holding tight to the soil. And below, a short statement in Arabic read, "like the trees we die standing."