BLUE HANDED BY AH@D HA'@M
“The soldiers beat up this Arab. And he took a wire, that soldier. He was really screwed up. He wound up this wire around and around this guy’s hand…”
Using direct testimony from the Israeli human rights group “Breaking the Silence”, this play concerns a Palestinian whose hand was mutilated at a checkpoint. It uses theatre to imagine a dialogue about guilt and responsibility.
A’h@d Ha’@m is a pseudonym for a 21st Century playwright, paying homage to the name of a searing early critic of Statist Zionism named Asher Ginsberg, who wrote under the name Ahad Ha’am (literally “One of the People”) http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Famous-Zionist-Quotes/Story642.html
SOURCE: BREAKING THE SILENCE Soldiers’ Testimonies From Hebron 2005-2007; Page 58