Caricatures by Naji AlAli : those from books I have called ” Naji AlAli 1 and 2 : the spokesman of the poor and the cause “
Honoring his memory : Like this day in 1987 he died , he was assassinated.
About Naji AlAli :
Naji Al-Ali grew up to become perhaps the most popular cartoonist in the Arab world. With brutal honesty, Naji Al-Ali analyzed the relationships between the governments of the United States, Israel and the Arab regimes and the ramifications for the Palestinians. Time Magazine described him saying, “This man draws with human bones.” The Asahi Newspaper, in Japan, once wrote, “Naji Al-Ali draws using phosphoric acid.”
Naji Al-Ali was well loved for his work but was also well hated, as illustrated by the many death threats he and his family received. On July 22, 1987, in London, Naji Al-Ali was assassinated as he walked towards the offices of Al-Qabas newspaper. He died in the hospital on August 29th. His murderer has never been apprehended.
Who is Handala?
Naji Al-Ali wrote: “The child Handala is my signature, everyone asks me about him wherever I go. I gave birth to this child in the Gulf and I presented him to the people. His name is Handala and he has promised the people that he will remain true to himself. I drew him as a child who is not beautiful; his hair is like the hair of a hedgehog who uses his thorns as a weapon. Handala is not a fat, happy, relaxed, or pampered child. He is barefooted like the refugee camp children, and he is an icon that protects me from making mistakes. Even though he is rough, he smells of amber. His hands are clasped behind his back as a sign of rejection at a time when solutions are presented to us the American way.”
Handala was born ten years old, and he will always be ten years old. At that age, I left my homeland, and when he returns, Handala will still be ten, and then he will start growing up. The laws of nature do not apply to him. He is unique. Things will become normal again when the homeland returns.
a friendly reminder:
don’t hang out with people that make you feel bad about yourself
“How beautiful would it be to find someone who’s in love with your mind.”
– (via olaglal)
There is a story behind these mugs
August 27, 2001: Assassination of comrade Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, by U.S. and Israel.
The journalist Steven Sotloff was abducted more than a year ago while covering the conflict in Syria. Amy Davidson comments on his mother’s moving plea to ISIS for his life.
The Wall Street walking in closet.
“We either live free or we die here.”
A Palestinian in Gaza, from this interview with BBC (quote begins at 2 minutes)
Palestinian man: “We either live free or we die here.”
Interviewer: “What about the argument that if Hamas stopped firing rockets into Israel—”
Palestinian man: “No, no, this is not an argument. We have lived under blockade for the last seven years. We have been deprived for the last seven years. Don’t talk to me about rockets that is so tiny small. Look at this! [motioning to rubble of a destroyed neighborhood] This is a nonsense argument. We didn’t start it, they started it. In the 2008 agreement they fulfilled nothing. 2012 agreement, they fulfilled nothing. Why should we believe this time the ceasefire when they say let’s negotiate? Negotiating with the Israelis is a waste of time.”
Also when you have actual articles appearing in the Israeli media equivocating about when genocide is permissible.
مثير للاهتمام كيف كل سطر بالغلاف بخط مختلف.
Israel sucks, pass it on.
Is this the most reblogged post on tumblr though
oh shit last time I saw this it had 1.5 million notes