729 is the number of the crime
committed by Israel against Palestine
It starts off the bar code; you know, those bars:
bars on houses, schools, clinics and cars
bars on passports and on olive trees
bars on Palestine and on you and me.
729 is a number you can’t forget
when you sit numbed out by your TV set:
solidarity with Gaza is up to you
avoid 729 is what you can do.
by Kaushalya Bannerji, copyright 2014