Why do we love the martyrs?


Since the assassination of Ahmad Jarrar, I could not but think of the amount of love we shared as a nation with this lost life and compassion with his family. After weeks of chasing him by the Israeli army in Jenin and Nablus, he was finally assassinated in another brutal, bloody killing conducted by a massive armory and collaborated with a system of betrayal.

In my rare moments of believing in the afterlife, in a day of resurrection, in a just instant of judgment, I think in martyrdom, in a sense we Palestinians believe in it. It becomes very fundamentalist into the core of the Islamic belief of martyrdom and jihad. It is what we do in this life under occupation. A presence of resistance to having a just life. An experience of a life that should be just, by principle. A life that can be lived with the core…

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