sábado, 25 de julio de 2009

Su nombre era Basem

Basem significa sonrisa en árabe, y así con una sonrisa el saludaba a todo el mundo, pero le decía Fil, que significa elefante por su tamaño. Pero Basem tenía el corazón de un niño.

People came to his funeral from all the surrounding villages to show Basem that they loved him as much as he had loved them. But those of us from Bil’in kept looking around for him, expecting him to be walking with us.

Pheel, you were everyone’s friend. We always knew we loved you, but didn’t realize how much we would miss you until we lost you. As Bil’in has become the symbol of Palestine’s popular resistance, you are the symbol of Bil’in. Sweet Pheel, Rest in Peace, we will continue in your footsteps.

— Mohammad Khatib, member of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements

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