I sit in preventive detention
The reason, sir, is that I am an Arab.
An Arab who has refused to sell his soul
Who has always striven, sir, for freedom.
An Arab who has protested the suffering
of his people
Who has spoken out against death
in every corner
Who has called for - has lived -
a fraternal life.
That is why I sit in preventive detention
Because I carried on the struggle
And because I am an Arab.
"Because I am an Arab"
Exiled from his homeland in 1972, Fouzi al-Asmar is the author of numerous works in English, Hebrew, and Arabic, including
Poems from an Israeli Prison
Palestine: A Photographic Journey... Published 1991
George Baramki Azar - 1991 - History