To Swim Free

Palestinians from the West Bank city of Hebron enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv for the first time

We take so much for granted

drive over state borders,

choose where we live,

go to school, shop, medical care,

speak and are heard,

vote in our governments


We have choice


Palestinians in the West Bank

must stay in the West Bank


Israeli women, ‘Min Al Baher’

take Palestinian families

into Israel to the beach


Muslim women romp

in full length burqas,

they rollick in the waves,

wade and chat,

giggle and frolic


On this occasion,

Freedom is salt

on their tongues


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