A Letter to Arabs

This poem was videoed being read by Nourul-Islam abu Huwaishel just 45 minutes before he was killed by the Israeli army.

Translation of the poem:

A Letter to Arabs

In Gaza, we are alright
Comfort us with good news about you
In war, we are alright
How about you?
Our martyrs are under rubble
Our children are living in tents
Asking about you
Where are you?

In Gaza, we are alright
Comfort us with good news about you
The sea is behind us
But we still resist
Our enemy is in front of us
But we still resist
We’ve got enough weapons, food, and promises of peace
We thank you for your “support”
Our souls
Our wounds
Our skies
Our homes
Our faces
Our blood
Our eyes
Our coffins
Protect us from your promises and your words

In Gaza, we are alright
Comfort us with good news about you.