. Martyr on a Black Horse
This chapter describes the lure of martyrdom, the centerpiece of intifada cosmology, when someone who has decided to take that path as his own sees himself as something of a movie star, or even a sex symbol — a romantic figure larger than life. For instance, there is a photograph posted in Khan Yunis Camp upon the martyrdom of Khalid al–Halabi, a muhajid who was also an artist and philosopher. The photograph exudes a certain self-consciousness. The subject knows he's a striking figure as he races across the sands of Gaza atop a black horse.
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