Ghassan Kanafani tea towel
‘The Palestinian cause is not a cause for Palestinians only, but a cause for every revolutionary, wherever he is, as a cause of the exploited and oppressed masses in our era.’
The quote featured on this tea towel is from Ghassan Kanafani, a Palestinian author, intellectual, revolutionary and leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. On 8th July 1972, he was assassinated by Mossad as a response to the Lod airport massacre. Although he had played no direct role in this, he was murdered for his commitment to Palestinian resistance and seen by the Israeli occupiers as a threat to the racist occupation regime. Despite his death, his legacy has lived on: his journalism and writings, so deeply rooted in Arab-Palestinian culture, inspired a whole generation both during and after his lifetime, and his drive remains in every Palestinian and internationalist willing to fight for the anti-imperialist cause.