Palestine's children is a book of deep sorrow, melancholy and deteriorating conflicts being established upon Palestine's territory.
This book is authored by Ghassan Kanafani who has been involved with the education and development of Palestine's children and has also distinguished as a revolutionary author whose works are based on revolution.
Palestine children: Returning to Haifa & other stories shows the actual face of Palestine in the 1960s and 1970s. This book consists of tensed and sad stories which are narrated from the point of view of the children of Palestine which has then been translated by Barbara Harlow and Karen E.Riley with an introduction and a biographical essay on Ghassan Kanafani.
Each story elaborates the silent incantations of Palestine, the miserable fragrance of Palestine's land and the atrophied Palestine residents. These mediocre 199 pages narrate various intimidating real and true events, where a mother is compelled to see her son holding a gun twice of his size, where a son is unable to cuddle his mother and elaborate his feelings of being alright around these cruel people, or where a father unwantedly see his whole family getting martyred. These stories grab the reader with the untold words of these innocent souls and the silent screams of them built revenge.
This book is an overview of the desperate people, who were ill-treated in their own homeland by Israel and who were unfortunately alive just to die one day with brutality. Each story overlaps aplenty of pain, narrated with agony. It was a tough task to create scenery over these stories because it was like experiencing yourself being in the zone of brutality where you are unaware of when it will be your last day on this earth.
Palestine's people shatter blood while sobbing, this deep pain of their struggle can never be denied because their tantalising situations are not resolved by an organization then now. Though there are several organizations created for maintaining peace in this world but woefully these organizations are not working for Palestine but showing full interest with Israel.
Although these real stories were giving a clear notion about Palestine and her people, I was perplexed each time I started reading the next story. These stories did not relate with each other, therefore the first few minutes of reading I was still over the last story because I was connecting and relating these stories together. But, I was wrong, each story elaborated a discrete emotion and pain with different characters in it so I was not able to draw a proper conclusion of these stories but deep down I felt the pain of them which was the most painful part of all. Otherwise the narrations of these true events baffled me and gave me goosebumps, for, I have not been able to feel the extreme pain and cruelty.
Ghassan's work reveals all of the worst circumstances of his people and if one wants to know a little regarding Palestine's people or about the circumstances should read this book.
The miserable truth behind the narrations of these stories were heart wrenching, as the stories covered up the reality of Palestine and her people. Therefore, anyone interested in the worst phase that Palestine is going through should read it, it might assist them to know how far the cruelty can go.