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Hello Um Ali….It’s Avital Leibowitz calling…


AUTHOR:   Kissa OnLine قصة أون لا ين

Translated by  Mary Rizzo. Edited by Fausto Giudice


A comment left on my article regarding Bernard-Henri Levy* (BHL) by a reader of the blog who has signed as TAXE, that he had declared on a French television programme that the Israeli army was “…extremely moral… it is the most moral army in the world since, prior to attacking a neighbourhood, it asks the inhabitants to leave their homes…”

This is, for BHL, one of those things that are so rare and are a great sign of civilisation.

And to think that the readers of my blog are often telling me to not say any more dirty words.

Who could believe this discourse, it is nothing different from the continuous affirmation that the Zionist army does nothing but defend its own citizens. This stratagem, enormous as it is, has brought me to compose this little play that you can read under the form of a screenplay.

 

Scene 1   interior / day

Within a room, at the home at Hay Ezzaytoune in Gaza. One hears explosions outside. A telephone rings. A door opens and a women enters from the right. She is Um Ali and she answers the phone. The camera moves in closer until there is a close up. There is an off-screen voice that can be heard. Um Ali says:

- Who’s calling?…

- Good morning Um Ali… how are Ali and Abu Ali… This is Miss Khamass… Avital Leibowitz… I would like to speak to you in the name of the Israeli Army…

- Abi…what?...

- Avital Leibowitz…miss Khamass…

- miss…what

- Miss Khamass…listen …we have some phosphorus bombs to drop… some GUB39 to dump… rather, we have a dozen cluster bombs… We apologise for any inconvenience… only a question of half an hour… and we’ll have done our work… sorry for the inconvenience

 - You piece of shit…. You no good son of a bitch…

One can hear the sound of projectiles whistling past…Boom …Kaboom…Zvoom…

The room is set on fire… Um Ali falls to the floor… there is an incredible amount of dust… two walls fall in… the phone dangles by the cord and swings over the ground… one can hear:

-Hello Um Ali.. are you still there?… this is Miss Khamass… Avital Leibowitz.

Avital Leibowitz, spokesperson for the Israeli army is nicknamed  “Miss Khamass”, and she uses the word “Khamass” many times each minute in every one of her televised declarations.

*BHL: French Neocon who thinks he is a philosopher. He is a fierce defender of Zionism and Israel.

 

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Original article published on 14 January 2009

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Mary Rizzo and Fausto Giudice are  members of Tlaxcala, the network of translators for linguistic diversity. This translation may be reprinted as long as the content remains unaltered, and the source, author, translator and reviser are cited.

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