As part of the Israeli Apartheid Week activities in besieged Gaza, BDS and ODSG activists have released a video-clip, performed by the Palestinian activist Haidar Eid, in Gaza, titled “Pulse of Revolution,” adapted from a poem by the late Egyptian poet Mohsen El-Khayyat. The song is dedicated “to the martyrs of the Intifada and Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”
The words are set against images from the current Intifada in Palestine against Israel’s long reign of colonialism and apartheid.
Oh my Homeland! My Homeland!
With all my love of life! My homeland!
With all the smiles on the lips of my son! Oh my homeland!
With all dawns and sunsets!
With all the pulses of revolution in my veins!
I’ve come back to you, holding the wounds of the past,
Promising to bring back THE EYE OF THE SUN!