Bethlehem is Scarred by Brutal Israeli Occupation, While the World Acquieses
O little town of Bethlehem,
How miserable we see thee lie!
Above thy 28 ft. concrete separation wall of hatred,
Palestinians cower in fear and sleepless nights.
The silent stars are witness
to thy dark and somber streets
Where the light shineth not,
And the everlasting darkness of occupation
Hangs heavy on the oppressed and occupied.
Nazi-like Zionist hatred of violence of the past 71 years
Kill hope and instill fear in every Palestinian's heart.
And nothing but arrests, theft, torture and killings
Are fears that meet thee every single minute
Of every single day, and every single night.
Halaby, Raouf J. Professor Emeritus, "Bethlehem is Scarred by Brutal Israeli Occupation, While the World Acquieses" (2019). Articles. 255.