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Palestine: Gaza casualty toll on the rise, Israeli strikes continue on day 20

Palestine: Eight Palestinians killed, dozens wounded Sunday

Eid moon sighting possiblities, Muslims in South Africa have declared Eid

Pakistan: More rain with thunder, lightening forecast in next 24 hours in Rawalpindi

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

Palestine: List of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces between July 8 to July 27

Palestine: Two Palestinians beaten by Jewish mob in Jerusalem

Palestine: Reports show murder of 3 Israeli teenage settlers was not carried out by Hamas

Palestine: Remains of 85 Palestinians located under rubble of bombarded homes

Palestine: Ten Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Palestine: At least 15 kidnapped by Israeli forces from West Bank

Palestine: Palestinians pull over 140 bodies from under Gaza rubble, total killed 1000

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza

Palestine: Two Palestinians killed as tens of thousands protest Israeli assault across West Bank

Palestine: Amid Gaza ceasefire calm, at least 40 dead bodies are found

Palestine: Entire 20 members of one family in Gaza killed prior to ceasefire, as death toll tops 940

Palestine: Seventeen killed in early morning hours of Friday

Palestine: Israeli forces invade Azzun in W Bank, use Palestinian civilians as human shields

Palestine: 931 Palestinians from Jerusalem & inside Israel taken captive in 3 Weeks

Saudi Arabia behind effort to disarm the Palestinian Resistance

Poetry: Against All Odds

31st Mar 2013

Against All Odds


An expulsion of fluid

A striving at all cost

Still miracle occurs


A parasitic lump

That clings for life

Nourished and protected

By a slender life line


Dependent and fragile

Always at risk

An yet it survives

Against all odds


Proliferation is rapid

Singularity amidst multiplicity

Perfection in proportionality

From existence into being


Parsimonious warmth and shelter

Harmony touching on bliss

Unceremonious shift- ousted

Against all odds


Shock! Bewilderment

Impossible to defy

Crying and wailing justified

Destiny awaits to lay claim


Cherished in loving arms

Or unwanted arrival

Life’s obstacles will unfold

Toil and struggle to the light

Despite all Odds


Rashidah Butt


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