Teaching a Lesson to the Palestinians

Illustration by Paola Bilancieri.

We will teach you,

human animals who

don’t value human life

as we do,

never to do this again to us, to our families,

to our women and children,

as you did on October 7.

We will destroy your houses, your sewage systems,

your hospitals, your schools, your crops and herds.

We will ravage your land and poison your air.

We will stop food caravans essential for your survival.

We will starve you, your children and your grandchildren.

We will bury you and your children alive under

the rubble.

We will leave a panorama of destruction and

death rarely seen before.

We will teach you who will decide your


Dr. Cesar Chelala is a co-winner of the 1979 Overseas Press Club of America award for the article “Missing or Disappeared in Argentina: The Desperate Search for Thousands of Abducted Victims.”