Author Archives: Refaat Alareer

About Refaat Alareer

Refaat Alareer is a young academic and writer from Gaza who blogs at www.thisisgaza.wordpress.com. You can follow him on twitter at @ThisisGaza.

Palestine turns Israeli bombs into art (Updated)

Palestinian artists turn photos of Israeli bombings into art.

Posted in Gaza, Israel/Palestine | 5 Comments

I am you

iamyou

The poem “I am you” by Refaat Alareer

Posted in Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Nakba, Occupation | Tagged | 21 Comments

When I Stoop: A poem for Mahmoud al-Sarsak

Mahmoud al-Sarsak’s historic hunger strike made him ‘the prisoner who imprisoned his jailer.’

Posted in Arab Spring, Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Middle East, Nakba, Occupation | 3 Comments

And we live on…

In spite of the ‘birds of death, hovering two meters from our breath,’ the people of Gaza live on

Posted in Arab Spring, Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Middle East, Nakba, Occupation, On the ground reports | 5 Comments

Over the Wall

A Nakba Day poem by Refaat Alareer.

Posted in Nakba | 7 Comments

O, Earth

                                                                                                                                                      O, Earth                                                                    Hug me                                                            And hold me tight                                                                Or devour me                                                            To suffer no more.                                                                   I love thee … Continue reading

Posted in Arab Spring, Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Nakba, Occupation | Tagged | 4 Comments

If I must die

A poem from a Gazan writer on the importance of the vision of kites

Posted in Arab Spring, Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Middle East, Nakba, Occupation | 20 Comments

I was Mustafa Tamimi

A third intifadah is looming as Israel grows fiercer in crushing resistance

Posted in Activism, Arab Spring, Gaza, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Middle East, Nakba, Occupation, On the ground reports, Today in Palestine, US Policy in the Middle East | 7 Comments