Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Santa detained

Basman Derawi | 13-12-2020

I read in the news today
they arrested Santa.

Some people say
he has Palestinian roots.
A Palestinian needs to commit
no crime to be arrested.

Another rumor says
he crossed the Gaza border
at night without permission.
Santa claims to have a visa.

Another rumor says
he loves the wrong people.
They accuse him of being kind
to Arabs, a punishable crime.

Investigators claim they found
a toy gun,
a book on logic,
a book of history.

I wake up. It was a dream,
but I know they will not
let him through Erez gate
with such books.

Posted: December 13, 2020

Mentor: Kevin Hadduck


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