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PA TV airs poem and song: “I return to Haifa… on a missile”

Official PA TV program The Tune of The Revolution presented poet Khaled Al-Habar’s poem, I Return to Haifa. Al-Habar introduced the poem with following words: “We can return to Haifa with a missile.” (Return to Haifa is the name of a famous story by Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani, a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), focusing mainly on the themes of Palestinian struggle against Israel and for an independent state) and then read out the poem. Afterwards, a song version was was played during the ending credits of the show.

I Return to Haifa/ Khaled Al-Habar
“I return to Haifa, return to the place of the soul
On a bird’s wing, or on a missile…
I return to Haifa, return to the villages of Haifa
Hassan [Nasrallah] promised me and told me: [We will reach] what is beyond, what is beyond Haifa.”

Ghassan Kanafani – was a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and a writer who focused mainly on the themes of Palestinian struggle against Israel and for an independent state.

The poem was previously broadcast on PA TV on Nov. 27, 2015.