Israel’s Nine-Eleven

Michael Peach

Hamas’ heinous massacre
Of innocents
On October the Seventh
(Israel’s Nine-Eleven)
Has sealed its fate
And jeopardized the lives
Of countless innocent Gazans.

No decent human being
Throughout the world
Would justify
Such evil, unspeakable

This said, alas,
It must also be stated
That, just as Al Qaeda
Was America’s
Frankenstein monster,
So Hamas
Is Israel’s golem.

Only true recognition
Of the rights
Of the Palestinian people per se
And an end to the Occupation
Will halt and reverse
The cruel, fanatical,
Profane and fatal march
To Armageddon.

Ramat Gan
13 October 2023

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