A Street Sketch Commemorating the Victims of Hawla and Martyrs of Syria

A gift from Binish to our brothers in Al Hawla and all our Syrian people.

More than forty years of despotism, tyranny and injustice under the rule of the Assad-family regime could not strip the great Syrian people from their great history, civilization and creativity.

Today, the small town of Binnish, laying on a hill to the north of the city of Idlib, and which can be hardly seen on the global map, and which the world has hardly heard about its existence, reminds the whole world once again of the magnitude of the creativity and resilience of the Syrian people who contributed so much to human civilization. The town locals play a symbolic drama sketch commemorating the martyrs of the Hawla massacre, committed by the thugs of Assad regime.

Such a street play is a normal event in any country that respects human rights and the freedom of its people to express themselves and is a joyess occassion for townfolk. However this is Syria. The people are living under a vicious crackdown on all civil actions. The actors risk abduction, detention and torture. Even standing and watching the sketch could result in your detention.

However the will of the Syrian people is greater than any dictatorial regime can suppress. Thank you Syrian people for your creativity, your courage and ongoing contribution to humanity, under even the most horrific circumstances.

The artwork includes the names of all the massacres committed by the Assad regime: Hama, Hawla, Douma, Baba Amr, Jisr Al-Shoghour, Andan, Taftnaz, Deir Baalba, Khaldieh, Allatamna, Karam Al Zaitoun, AlSaa (Homs), Sarmeen, Qosair, Qamishli, Saidnaya, Qaboun, Jobar, Khan Sheikhoun, Kafr Awaed, Saraqeb, tal Refaat, Lattakia, and ….


* Original Music (Oriental, begining)

* Religious Peoms

* Verses from the Holy Quran praying for the martyrs.

* I walk with my head held high (“Marfoa al hama amshi”). A song by Arab Lebanese composer Marcel Khalife [a patriotic song].

The sketch was conducted and organized by the Binnish student collective and the Binnish Coordination Committee.

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