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.” These are the words of Ghassan Kanafani (1936-1972), a Palestinian author, teacher, revolutionary and a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. His journalism and writings were deeply rooted in Arab-Palestinian culture, and inspired a whole generation both during and after his lifetime. On 8 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. His legacy lives on in every Palestinian and internationalist willing to fight for the anti-imperialist cause.