Mahmoud Al Sarsak – A matter of life and death

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I disagree with the great Bill Shankly
Death still hovers in the South Gaza strip
Rafah arrest denounced by Amnesty
No indictment, just an iron clad grip

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Humanity hushed, meek and blind in denial
Three year detention a truly tragic flaw
No formal charges, certainly no trial
Under the “Unlawful Combatants Law”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Administrative detention and starved of justice
Hell of a red card for the Balata Youth star
Alarm from FIFA shows up gross remiss
Step in Platini, Chomsky, Kanoute, Cantona

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Hunger strike protesting that which is so unfair
Mass striking Palestinian prisoners raise their voice
Mahmoud’s plight stresses others out there
Ramallah’s Nimr and Olympian Abu Rois

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Number7
(c) Emdad Rahman


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