I saw the flicker, the glimmering haze shooting and then hitting the jeep broken, illuminating a strong beam that lit the hill opposite. It was a few minutes after the sunset, almost dark at that late summer day. I knew … Continue reading The Little Boy and the Goats !
Booom! And I felt the earthquake under my butt. I jumped up like crazy and the sand was sprayed on the food table that was laid between us! Unbelievable! Even right now I don’t know how did that happen; a … Continue reading The Bloody Sea of Gaza !!
“Our death is our wedding with eternity. What is the secret? “God is One.” Rumi (Don’t be so afraid to die) Until it’s our time (Don’t be so afraid to die) It’s our time, ’til it’s our time (Cause we’ll … Continue reading To Beautifully Die !!!
For a long time I have felt that I need to scream beyond my small world, beyond the school I teach in, beyond the tiny village I live in to the open free world. I have felt suffocated and needed … Continue reading English as a tool for new horizons !!
I was lying in bed in front of the tent playing with the crystal clean sand of the desert. Everything was deadly silent and I was just gazing vacantly at the horizon, up the dune onto the gleaming halo of … Continue reading A Bedouin Message !!
In early 1998, I was asked by a Palestinian “friend” if I can do an “academic” research for a Palestinian “Human Rights” organization about the suicide bombers. They were looking for an “academician” who can formulate a “coherent” study of … Continue reading The Psychological Foundings Of Suicide Bombers: A Palestinian Approach !!
A few days ago, I was in a local school. While I was talking to a teacher, a student (probably 14 years old) approached politely and asked: “Uncle, do you have a lighter?”, and I knowing of smoking students asked … Continue reading Burning the Quran: A Paganist Rite !!
“Woe for a nation that eats from what it doesn’t plant and wears from what it doesn’t sew” Chinese wisdom. And this is how in a few decades China turned out from a feudal country into the first industrial country … Continue reading A Tale of Two States: A Different Approach !!!
This is not the first time I write of Shalit, but it is the first time I would ever write of Hamid (the bedouin) my own uncle. No one would understand the Shalits’ sorrow and pain (specially the mother) but … Continue reading Gilad Shalit and Hamid the Bedouin.
Reading between the lines is a special art that needs the sixth sense to guess of what is untold, what is hidden deep behind the words, but the more important is to reconstruct (after deconstructing the elements into its basic … Continue reading Dr. Salmi: The Hazy Lines of the Desert !!
– “Water, Please!!” screamed Sheikh Buddha feebly. – “Shut up, dirty pig! Not before breakfast!” roared the jailor who was tapping up and down the corridor behind the massive iron door. It was stifling hot and I was sweating all … Continue reading Death Cry: My Own Story !!
This title could be provocative and even insulting but this is the very topic of the Egyptian media nowadays in its endeavor to divert the Egyptian mainstream’s attention away from the real issues they face daily !!!! The Egyptians are masters in fabricating timed trifles of news !! However, during the first Intifada, and as the zionist forces couldn’t penetrate nor stop the struggling power of the uprising people, the zionists crated the “black ghost”. For weeks the “black ghost” was the obsessing topic for the Palestinians specially in the villages as it was fearful, perplexing and annoying to the … Continue reading Fabricating the Ghost: Breast Sucking in the Second Christian Marriage !!
Two years ago, my brother went to visit a friend of him in a neighboring refugee camp and when he came back he was pale and sad. I aske him what happened and he told me that he didnt find … Continue reading Zionist Assassin-Snipers at the Gate !!
What? The beach? I love it, I love swimming and skiing. Oh, that’s wonderful!!! The hell!! What wonderful is in that? Why in God’s sake is everything bound to gloom with me? Should I blame myself for not being one … Continue reading A Sunny Day at the Beach !!
This story happened more than 70 or 80 years ago, in the Galilee Heights, during the British occupation “Mandate” to Palestine, a long time before we had the “honor” to host our “cousins’ the jews. There, in one of the … Continue reading Palestinian Donkeys that have Kinship to London !!!
One day I was standing by the window gazing vacantly and smoking at the lunch break at work, when a colleague came and stood by me without me noticing her. I was looking out blankly and she was, probably, looking … Continue reading Existentialist in the zionist Jail !!
I don’t know how can a normal person work as an interrogator!! How can he have his breakfast without remembering those hanged the whole night to come and start a new round with them!! How can he sleep with his … Continue reading A Friend or a Mean Interrogator !!
I still remember that evening like a fresh dream; I was barely twelve, such a little boy to know what was going on. It was a very cold evening of late November, the sky was serene blue with a few high white clouds. I put on a warm sweater under the tall leather jacket I received from my sweet aunt in my last birthday. I felt warm inside as I was preparing myself to go to my classmate just a few blocks away from our home. I asked my mom to leave and she allowed me with the promise not … Continue reading The Stormy Darkness !!
Sometimes it’s stupid to act smart, as the same, it’s smart to act stupid, but it depends on how and when to act accordingly as the Americans say “to know when, to say when” !!! Unlike the Americans, the British … Continue reading AlQaeda Infiltrating into Gaza !!
At the beginning was Christ to sacrifice himself for the sake of all the human beings, and recently a new “christ” appeared faking to sacrifice his tortured soul for the tortured humanity. It is stupid to play the christ, (sometimes its a crime you commit against yourself when you help others) but the Bedouin did it for a long time before he felt it’s time to retire. Did Christ retire 2000 years ago? I don’t know but I cant follow the very steps of the Real Christ because I would die at the age of 30 and I don’t want … Continue reading Christ and The Lady That I Never Met !!!
This picture, of my wife and our little baby I got yesterday evening Aug. 5th 09, moments before dusk. Today my wife went to visit her brother in the “israeli” jail, and of course she got to take our baby … Continue reading Adam, the “Terrorist” !!
Bedouinesm is trans-national because the bedouins themselves are in everlasting travel as they are itinerant looking for water and food everywhere in the barren desert. Just to give you example of our very tribe (regardless of the number that we … Continue reading Bedouinism And The “Peace” Process
Mocia, is an originally Iraqi Jewish American girl that I met ages ago, but she never stops surprising me with her tricks of introducing new friends from bizarre fields. Her last story was with Mr. Saggan whom she suggested to … Continue reading Mocia, The Sexy Jewish Girl, And Me!!!
My Story? I am Just a little Bedouin boy who is still so fresh like the vast burning desert, of a hollow feverish hot heart roaming the land in an everlasting search for the heavenly shade of God, and shade … Continue reading My Story Of Peace !!!
As a real Bedouin, who still lives in a tiny gathering of a bedouin tribe, I can understand tribalism, I actually feel it as I was raised up a tribalistic one of the old age. Ages ago, as I was a … Continue reading Tribalism: A Bedouin Approach !