The Gazan Genocidal Chicken’s Brother And The Art Of Fiction

Back in 2014, I posted about the death of Karkour the genocidal chicken in Gaza. At the time, his brother Refaat Alareer cried fowl play.*

The 31-year-old’s brother, Refaat, wrote on the Electronic Intifada website that his death “will come as a shock to the large numbers of children whose favourite part of Friday was watching Karkour misbehave and helping him change into a better Karkour, thanks to their advice, only for him to relapse at the start of the next episode into another anti-social behaviour.

“By killing my brother, Israel has surely killed a promising talent, and deprived thousands of children of a funny and educational program.”

Not surprisingly, he has a Twitter account devoted to demonizing Israel.

For instance

Sounds like a lot of rage. At least he gets to unwind by watching his favorite show.


(In other news, Gazans are watching Game of Thrones. At least for now. Not bad for a “concentration camp/open-air prison”).

His Twitter account reveals he is an English literature lecturer.

Yep, quite the wordsmith.

Although truth be told, he does like metaphors.

He’s also the editor of Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine:

The book includes this endorsement:

“These are intimate tales of devastation—sharp as a knife and unforgettable.”


Here is more on the book.

Note in particular how the initiative is described as “a collection of fiction a creative way to promote the Palestinian narrative.”


As well as his vile antisemitism from 1:39.

In other words, this brother of karkour is a real m… And when it comes to the palestinian narrative, there is nothing like fiction to get the message across.

* see what I did there? I have a knack for winging it when it comes to these puns


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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