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

https://twitter.com/ThisIsGaZa/status/734487649805869056

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

retweet

https://twitter.com/ThisIsGaZa/status/734629167577333760

(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.

https://twitter.com/ThisIsGaZa/status/734736131858661383

Yep, quite the wordsmith.

Although truth be told, he does like metaphors.

https://twitter.com/ThisIsGaZa/status/734122121404678145

He’s also the editor of Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine: https://t.co/akpPDqfhql

The book includes this endorsement:

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

Awkward.

Here is more on the book.

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

fiction

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

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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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