Peace for Hasan Abu 'Afash and Gaza

Saad Abulhab's picture

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Please join us in praying for our typography colleague and friend in Gaza, Arabic type designer Hasan Abu Afash, and wish him, his family, and his people peace and safety.

The text above is set on Adobe InDesign ME Tasmeem using his fonts, Hasan Hiba, Hassan Noor, and Basim Marah. Hasan worked very hard on these fonts in the past year and half in blockaded, electricity deprived, Gaza. He is a self-taught, talented, typographer and a hardworking family man. His third baby was born few months ago. Here is what he wrote us on Christmas eve, 2008:

Happy Holidays to ALL.
Please pray for me (us) in my terrible situation here in GAZA.
Hasan

Please visit his "Hiba Studio" website to appreciate his hard work and dedication to Arabic typography on the occasion of the new year. We are sure this can help alleviate some of his suffering in Gaza today:

http://hibastudio.com/

Hasan's typography friends.

William Berkson's picture

Saad, you are again not answering my question of how Hamas's actions attacking Israel 12 days after withdrawal from Gaza could be those of a party interested in peace.

Your implication, if I read you right, that Israel planted bombs in Iraqi market places and blamed a "fictional" Al Qaida seems to me just lunacy. Such a thing would serve no purpose at all for Israel.

You seem determined to demonize Israel, and believe every negative allegation about it. In my view that's exactly "feeding the vengeful wolf" of the Cherokee story.

I have made an effort to see if you could say anything at all in wrong in the actions of Palestinians and see anything at all good in the actions of Israel. This would be a sign of compassionate, rather than vengeful thinking.

At this point, I'm giving up, and won't post further in this thread.

Saad Abulhab's picture

William,

>>Saad, you are again not answering my question of how Hamas’s actions attacking Israel 12 days after withdrawal from Gaza could be those of a party interested in peace.

I did several times, but you are not hearing me. Let me do it one more time: NO ONE should be interested in peace with Israel or should allow her to live in peace as long as it is maintaining its current system: a racist militaristic state committing Nazi-like crimes against humanity and refusing to abandon its 60 years old Apartheid-like attitude. Once it moves to abandon that system and accepts other people human rights, EVERY ONE should live peacefully with it.

>>At this point, I’m giving up, and won’t post further in this thread.

I agree totally.

-Saad

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