Can You Kill A Poet?
Palestinian poet Refaat Alareer died in what appears to be a targeted Israeli air strike, along with his brother and sister and four of their children and a neighbor. But he left a poem behind.
Refaat Alareer, a Palestinian-born professor of English at the Islamic University of Gaza, lived his final days in fear of death.
He was a fierce critic of Israel, comparing the Oct. 7 invasion of Israel by Hamas to the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in World War II, when the Polish underground resistance attempted to liberate Warsaw from German occupation.