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I witness the youth washing off us and pool around our feet like a lake 

If you lower yourself into darkness no point tying a rope around your waist

I heard about your father, the olive in the arbour and the stone inside your heart just the same

The statue wept milk in the garden, hoping something might grow there again

I feel all these forces like riderless horses now free from the cart 

We bandage our feet again skip over peace again hurry apart

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Church of Saint Porphyrius.

The Church was built in one of the oldest quarters in the Old City of Gaza, Al-Zaytoun (Olive) Quarter, where a Mosque was built next to it, embracing one another. 

The original construction of the Church of Saint Porphyrius dates back to 425 CE, however the modern construction was undertaken by the Crusaders in the 1150s or 1160s and they dedicated it St. Porphyrius who was Gaza’s Bishop from 395 to 420.

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Dalia Khalifa: Gaza’s ‘unbreakable’ girl

Nine-year old Dalia Khalifa was in the living room of her family home in the Zaytoun district of the besieged Gaza Strip when an Israeli strike hit their house during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge.
A photo of nine year old Dalia Khalifa by photographer Mohamad Asad was chosen by OCHA as the Grand Jury winner in a photography competition

دَاليا خَليفة : صاحبة التسعة أعوام, أصيبت في قصف إسرائيلي على منزلها خلال الحرب الأخيرة على قطاع غزة.

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Zaytoun Official Trailer.

Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn Lebanon back to their home.

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anonymous asked:

hi! do you have/know the lyrics to zaytoun?

This is the closest I have:

i witness the youth washing off us
and pool round our feet like a lake
if you lower yourself into darkness
no point tying a rope round your waist

i heard about your father
the olive in the arbour
and the stone inside your heart just the same
the statue wept milk in the garden
hoping something might grow there again

i feel all these forces like
riderless horses
now free from the cart
we bandage our feet again
skip over peace again
hurry apart

now the bullrushes twist into baskets
like our histories and futures entwined
the ? low on branches
are turning our water to wine

it’s hard enough to be here
such a distance from the sea here
thirty-thousand years i’ve survived

all of those kings i’ve anointed
still shook like a leaf at my side

i feel all these forces like
riderless horses
now free from the cart
we bandage our feet again
skip over peace again
hurry apart

we’ve tasted the fruit i guess
snakes in the roof i guess
whisper to pass

see how the lightning tree
forks in a sign of peace
it burns in the dark
it burns in the dark

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reminded again why they are my favorite <3