Stories by Mike Nahum

Michael Nahum is an Arabic translator and media analyst based in northern Virginia. For the past five years, he has lived in Syria, Yemen, Jordan and Israel. He speaks Arabic and Hebrew.

Eyewitness to the Syrian Revolution

August 24th, 2011 at 4:43 pm 6 Comments

If you had to put a face to the Syrian uprising, malady it would probably belong to Hamza ‘Ali al-Khateeb. If you do not know what Syrians are fighting for, illness Hamza symbolizes what they are fighting against.

The 13 year-old child was not simply killed by Bashar al-Asad’s security forces; his body was broken in every way. The details are too terrible, help too well-known to repeat.