The following is a crucial piece of writing by Dr Makram Khoury-Machool, Dr Khoury-Machool was at the time a young Palestinian student. He was the first to announce the Intifada. He was shot in the face and his report became a media event. This article was translated into English 25 years ago by the late Israel Shahak. This piece is published today by The Other Site, a new brilliant pro-Palestinian outlet I urge you to follow and support.
This Is not a Revolt – This Is a War
By Makram Khoury-Machool
A long film, whose end we cannot yet see, began with a long wait at the
Gaza taxi stop in Jaffa. For an hour, not even one taxi arrived. A Gaza taxi
driver who was stuck with his taxi in Jaffa was not in a hurry to take me.
Even on the way he continued to hesitate: “I don’t know if I should have
returned to Gaza today. We all know one thing: if Israel Radio’s Arabic
service says that the situation is calm, it’s a sign that the opposite is true.”
Shortly after 9:30 I got out at Bayt Hanun. I had more than an hour to wait
before my meeting with the leader in the center of Gaza City.
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