Palestinian Resistance to Zionist Barbarity

Explained: Why did Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa Mosque?  May 7, 2021

‘Over 215 Injuries Among Palestinian Worshipers At Al-Aqsa Mosque’, Quds News Network, May 10, 2021

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Red Crescent said that the number of injuries among Palestinian worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque has increased to reach more than 215, including 135 cases that were hospitalized and 4 in critical condition.

Most of the injuries were to the face and eyes, as the occupation forces have been firing rubber-coated metal bullets and stun grenades at the worshipers, the Red Crescent said.

Several worshipers are also trapped in the Qibali prayer room at Al-Aqsa Mosque, as the Israeli forces prevented them from going to the courtyards of the mosque, and attacked them with tear gas canisters.

‘In photos: 24 hours in Gaza; Photos from the last day in Gaza, where 28 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes’, Mondoweiss Editors, May 11, 2021

The Israel Narrative Is Crumbling’, Caitlin Johnstone, May 11, 2021, via popular resistance (in part):

Twenty-four people, including nine children, were killed in Gaza overnight, most of them in Israeli strikes,” reads a new report from AP.

Nine children, killed with the help of United States funding to the tune of $3.8 billion a year.

Remember kids, the US loves Muslims and just wants to protect their human rights.

The Monday night airstrikes were in response to rocket attacks by Gaza resistance groups which had reportedly injured six Israelis, and those rocket attacks were in turn were a response to a deluge of Israeli police brutality footage in Jerusalem in preceding days. Electronic Intifada reports:

‘This came at the end of a day of violence that began in occupied East Jerusalem, where Israeli forces assaulted worshippers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, injuring hundreds.

Scenes of brutality in Jerusalem generated outrage and solidarity among Palestinians and around the world.

The military wing of the Palestinian resistance organization Hamas issued an ultimatum giving Israel an hour – until 6 pm local time – to withdraw its forces from al-Aqsa and the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and free detainees.

When the deadline passed, resistance groups in Gaza fired volleys of rockets towards Jerusalem for the first time since the summer 2014 war, prompting celebrations from some Palestinians.’

“The mass media are working furiously to spin this in a way that rivals my satire piece from the other day. The New York Times has been cartoonishly re-writing its own reporting in a desperate attempt to make Israel look like an innocent victim of unprovoked attacks instead of the obvious aggressor against people protesting a brutal apartheid regime backed by an entire empire. The New York Post falsely reported that the deaths on Monday were caused by “Airstrikes from Hamas militants” (when did Hamas get an air force?) when sharing an article which falsely implied that those fatalities were inflicted by both sides. DW News framed its headline in a way that suggested the nine children killed had been involved in “fighting” against Israeli forces, and the word “clashes” is being thrown about willy nilly to describe a very one-sided assault.

But it isn’t working.

Social media is teeming with viral video footage of police assaulting peaceful worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, of Israelis cheering and chanting “Yimach shemam (may their names be erased)” at the sight of a fire near the mosque, of Israeli soldiers arresting Palestinian protesters using the signature knee-on-neck maneuver made famous by the murder of George Floyd, many of which have millions of views. Mainstream politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are putting out statements explicitly condemning Israel as the aggressor in these attacks, and the White House is facing some actual adversarial journalism for once regarding its refusal to denounce the killing of Palestinian children and its absurd position that Palestinians have no right to defend themselves. […]

This is the most mainstream that criticism of Israeli apartheid oppression has ever been in my lifetime, and as more and more mainstream human rights groups begin acknowledging the reality of that oppression it’s only getting more so.

Whenever I say something critical of Israel I always get readers saying “Oh man, you’re going to get attacked so bad for this, dissent on Israel is not tolerated,” but quite honestly that hasn’t been my experience at all and I think it’s an outdated perception. In the few years I’ve been at this commentary gig I’ve found I get far more aggressive pushback when I criticize establishment narratives regarding Russia or China, or even Syria and Venezuela, than I do when I criticize Israel. The pushback is there of course, but it’s not nearly as virulent as what I’m used to.

There are a lot of factors contributing to the growing awareness of Israel’s brutality, but I think the main reason is very simple: there are only so many viral videos of unconscionable acts that can be dismissed with “Actually this is way more complicated than it looks.” It is not more complicated than it looks. Clearly. It looks bad because it is bad.

@caitoz  May 10, 2021

I’m building a new house. There were people living where I wanted to build it, so I just started building it on top of them. They tried to stop me so I had to kill them for being terrorists. If you disagree with my actions you’re basically a Nazi. My house has a right to exist.

“Awareness is spreading of Israeli apartheid brutality for the same reason awareness is spreading of US police brutality: the internet combined with smartphone cameras. Seeing is believing. Seeing brings change.

This is why the powerful are working so hard to censor the internet. If they can’t control what our dominant narratives are going to be, they will not be able to rule us.

Philip Weiss agrees:  ‘Zionism’s endgame has begun’, Philip Weiss, May 13, 2021 (he opens):

“Last week the Guardian newspaper in London expressed shame over one of its worst errors of judgment: that in 1917 it supported and facilitated the Balfour Declaration, the imperial document that awarded Jews the “right” to make a homeland in Palestine. This counter-declaration was met with rage by Israel supporters.

And well it should, for it represents another blow to the legitimacy of Zionism in the west. All around us today we hear these blows falling on the central creed of Israel: the supposed right of a Jewish collective to national self-determination in a land populated by others.” […]

“Of course the news headlines are the greatest source of delegitimization: Israel’s own brutal conduct. Yesterday Benny Gantz, the former general who earlier bragged of bombing Gaza back to the stone age in a campaign to be prime minister, threatened to do even worse to Gaza in a video message that blames 2 million people under siege for their own destruction. “This is it, this is what Israel is. Pridefully threatening (even worse) murder. And then glibly transferring all responsibility for it to its victims,” writes an ally.

Bear in mind, this Gantz was once the American liberal Zionists’ hope for saving Israel from Netanyahu.”

‘Live blog: Israel starts ground invasion in Gaza, mobilizes army to police Palestinian citizens’, Mondoweiss Editors, May 13, 2021

  • Gaza death toll reaches 109, including 28 children and 580 injuries, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health; seven Israeli casualties, including one child
  • U.S. prevents statement from Security Council
  • Israel military heads discuss possible ground invasion

‘Stop Israel’s war on Gaza, ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem’, Patrick Martin, wsws.org, May 12, 2021 (w/permission)

“Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli bombs and missiles, which have rained down on at least 500 locations in an area no larger than the cities of Detroit or Philadelphia, with a population of more than two million.

Some leaders of the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been killed, under circumstances that remain unclear. But it seems to be a combination of deliberate assassination using missiles and a more generalized bombing campaign to destroy buildings used by Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since 2007.

The most prominent casualty is Bassem Issa, commander of the Gaza City brigade of the Hamas military force. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gloated: “We eliminated senior Hamas commanders and this is just the beginning … We will inflict blows on them that they couldn’t even dream of.”

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) mobilized 5,000 reserve troops, including armored units and paratroopers, deploying them along the Gaza border, in positions to invade the enclave if given orders by the Israeli security cabinet, which was on a war footing Wednesday. It was the largest show of force since the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2014, which killed thousands of Palestinians in a monthlong slaughter.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz, visiting the southern city of Ashkelon near Gaza, which has been targeted by crude and largely ineffective rocket attacks by Hamas, indicated the Israeli operation would go on for some time. The military “will continue to strike and will bring complete quiet for the long term,” he said. “There is currently no end date.”

IDF spokesman Hidai Zilberman acknowledged Palestinian civilians were likely to be injured or killed by Israeli attacks but claimed that Hamas was deliberately using civilians as “human shields” for its operations, a phony justification used countless times by both US imperialism and the Zionist state for the slaughter of civilians. […]

The threatened Israeli evictions in Sheikh Jarrah have a particularly provocative character, accompanied by marches through the neighborhood by far-right Zionists chanting, “Death to Arabs.” As noted in an op-ed in the New York Times by activist and filmmaker Rula Salameh, “The Sheikh Jarrah families who have faced eviction are Palestinian refugees who were driven from their homes in Haifa and Jaffa during the 1948 war.” They were later resettled in East Jerusalem by the government of Jordan, which controlled the area until the 1967 war.

Sheikh Jarrah directly adjoins the Damascus Gate, the main entrance to the Arab Quarter of the Old City, the historic walled portion of Jerusalem that includes both the Wailing Wall and the Al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest shrine of Islam. Israeli authorities closed the Damascus Gate last month and are now removing Palestinian families from the neighborhood outside it, in what could well be preparations for clearing out the Arab Quarter entirely.

The Netanyahu government is entirely capable of such drastic actions and may see such a provocation as a political necessity, given Netanyahu’s struggle to form a government and thus evade conviction in his ongoing trial on criminal corruption charges. After the prime minister’s initial failure to obtain a majority in the fractured Israeli parliament, Israeli President Ruben Rivlin has given opposition leader Yair Lapid a chance to form a coalition government.” […]

Since the crisis erupted, the Biden administration has been engaged in a frenzy of pro-Israel activity. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan have made repeated phone calls to their Israeli counterparts, offering the support of US imperialism for its principal client in the Middle East.

Blinken declared, “There is, first, a very clear and absolute distinction between a terrorist organization, Hamas—that is indiscriminately raining down rockets, in fact, targeting civilians—and Israel’s response, defending itself, that is targeting the terrorists who are raining down rockets on Israel.”

Austin called Gantz to convey the “ironclad support” of the United States, declaring, “he strongly condemned the launching of rockets by Hamas and other terrorist groups that targeted Israeli civilians.”

There is a still more dangerous aspect to the conflict that has exploded in Gaza. War is the mode of existence of the Israeli state, the only condition in which the social contradictions ripping apart the Zionist enterprise can be contained. At seven years since the last such war—the invasion of Gaza in July 2014—a military operation against the Palestinians is probably viewed by the Israeli leadership as an overdue necessity, and not necessarily confined to the Palestinians.

Particularly ominous is the column which appeared Tuesday in the Jerusalem Post, one of the principal press voices of the Israeli right wing, under the headline, “Is massive Hamas attack on Israel the assault Iran warned of?” The author suggests that the rocket barrage by Hamas is not really in response to Israeli actions in Jerusalem but is instigated by Iran, coordinated through Islamic Jihad and the Lebanese group Hezbollah, in response to Israeli attacks on Iran’s nuclear program.

The purpose of such commentary, without the slightest factual basis or evidence being presented, is to prepare public opinion for an Israeli military strike against Iran. This would likely target Iran’s nuclear facility at Natanz, already hit by an Israeli operation last month, involving the remote-controlled detonation of an explosive device smuggled into the plant.

The crisis in the Middle East is on a knife’s edge. The United States is the principal sponsor of the Zionist regime, while Iran has developed economic, diplomatic and military ties with Russia and especially China. An Israeli strike against Iran could draw all the major powers into the cauldron of war, with incalculable consequences.”

(cross-posted from Café Babylon)

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Last night Israel leaked that they were leading a ground invasion into Gaza. That was a deliberate misdirection.

What did happen is the blowing up of multiple tunnels between Gaza and Israel. Much more deadly and will do greater harm. When Israel closes the gates to and from Gaza, the extensive tunnel network is the only way food and medicine and fuel can reach the 2 million incarcerated Gaza citizens.

It will be a cold dark hungry winter for Gazans this year.

That Is The Point. "Exterminate All the Brutes." If you have not seen this documentary yet, now is the time to do so.

Israel is practicing genocide, ethnic cleansing, while pretending other forces are in play.

Yesterday I thought that the current hostile actions of Israel were simply to provoke enough fear so that Bibi could retain power. That aspect has been successful. The continued ferocity leads me to believe that there is no hope of stopping this or saving much of anything for the Palestinian people.

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blowing more tunnels, but it comes as no surprise. the Twittersphere says that electricity, thus Internet, is growing weaker.

even now, the reports suggest that there's no end in sight for relief for palestinians in gaza nor the west bank.

aaron mate retweeted:

it's hard to describe how viscerally this affects so many of us, i swing from belly aches to rage. it's not academic save for the US and zionist israel, is it?

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@wendy davis Our official governmental support of Israel threatens every shred of belief I wish to have that my country is anything more than a greedy homicidal maniac.

Joe has posted a clip from democracy now with one of my heroines, Hanan Ashrawi that hit every nail squarely on the head. "colonialism" "oppression" "occupation" "resistance comes as a result of occupation and oppression." She spells it out.

We are the monsters and Hanan cites the clip of Biden describing our "Billions of Dollars of Investment" in Israel because to him that is what matters, not the Palestinian people. Or the israeli people either. Just USA's "Interests." a/k/a oil dollars drugs weapons

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but i'll look later at DN's rush transcript. and yes, haaretz has the 'bomb the tunnels' story.

the US Empire and zionist allies: the largest exporter of death and destruction on the planet. an erstwhile commenter at the Café would often ask and answer:

Who will stop us? Those who can...and must.

i confess i don't admit to owning any part of this capitalist colonizing fucked up experiment base on the twin evils of genocide and slavery.

God damn America!

~ Reverend Wright

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to the DN! interview and the rush transcript. thank you, and i'll need to read it later.

Hanan Ashrawi & Rashid Khalidi: U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians’, Democracy Now, may 14

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@humphrey Bibi will succeed. I am am hopeless and dejected about all this bad news.

Big mistake----I watched an Israeli news channel that Spectrum provides and had to turn it off because my stomach was turning. An Israeli spokesman said the same old line that if Palestinians want a Palestinian country, they already have one. They should just go to Jordan.

"Native Americans can just go to reservations." "Immigrants can just go home." This is what our military budget supports now, in 2021. Our tax dollars pays for ethnic cleansing.

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elija. france is banning palestinian solidarity gatherings, trudeau's gvt. is thanking israel...

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worse, for today is Nakba Day. i've only included a few bits, but many will participate, inclding global solidarity:

Nakba Day: For Palestinians, not just an historical event,
While the Zionist project fulfilled its dream of a homeland in Palestine, Palestinian displacement has never stopped, al jazeera

May 15, 1948, is a date inked in infamy for generations of Palestinians who know it as the Nakba, or “the catastrophe”, after the declaration of the state of Israel in Palestine.
On Friday, Palestinians mark the Nakba’s 72nd anniversary since the Yishuv, the pre-state Jewish community in Palestine, transformed into Israel after former colonial sponsor the United Kingdom departed Palestine, which it had invaded and occupied during World War I.
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Between 1947 and 1949, about 750,000 Palestinians out of a population of 1.9 million were expelled from their towns and villages to make way for the new Jewish immigrants.
Most of the these Palestinians fled to neighbouring countries, where they settled as refugees.
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At least 140 Palestinians, including 39 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip since Monday. Some 950 others have been wounded. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces have killed at least 13 Palestinians. Confrontations between Israeli police and Palestinian demonstrators

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          Trevor Noah knows very well what the core of the problem is.

          The U. S. of A. has over the decades actively created this situation. It is well past time to stop, and correct the situation. The U. S. of A. has a (if not the) primary responsibility for creating a real lasting Justice Grounded Way To A Sane Future for all concerned. It is time to put the god damned dog on a short leash!!!!!!!!!!!

          Learn some history ! ! ! ! !

RIP

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video interviews are spectacularly unhealthy for me. and yes, i know links and videos are for everyone, not just me. i've been schooled on that issue many times. ; )

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@wendy davis , I am just venting my frustration as this conversation has been occurring continuously for far too many decades.

          I prescribe a bit of meditation and Orinoco Flow sung by Enya ...

Dr. RIP

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it's been going on, as have the false equivalencies between palestinian rockets back in 2014 (?) and israeli IDF murders, bombings, right-wing israeli militias, the razing of arab housss and orchards...vindictive barbarity precursors to this current ethnic cleansing/genocide.

ajamu baraka is taking the very long view, bless his heart:

From Palestine to Colombia: The End of the White World Colonial/Capitalist Project?’, BAR, may 12, 2021

Despite the quickening decline of the “West,” the US and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence.
“Biden labels himself an ‘Atlanticist’ — shorthand for a white supremacist.”

The world is shocked by the image of an eleven-story residential building in Gaza collapsing from a bomb dropped by the Israeli Defense Force, one of the most advanced armies in the world thanks to U.S. support. But in the U.S., Andrew Yang, former presidential candidate and now candidate for mayor of New York, proudly proclaims that he stands with the heroic people of Israel who are under attack from the vicious, occupied Palestinians who have no army, no rights, and no state.

But as politically and morally contradictory as Yang’s sentiments might appear to be for many, the alternative world of Western liberalism has a different standard. In that world, liberals claim that all are equal with inalienable rights, but in practice some lives are more equal and more valuable than others.

In the liberal world, Trump is condemned for attempting to reject the results of the election and indicating that he might not leave office at the end of his term. But as soon as Biden occupies the White House, one of his first foreign policy decisions is to give the U.S.-imposed Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, a green light to ignore the demands of the Haitian people and the end of his term in February and remain in office.
“In the alternative world of Western liberalism, some lives are more equal and more valuable than others.”

In the liberal world, the U.S. that has backed every vicious right-wing dictator in the world since the Second World War, orchestrates coups, murders foreign leaders, attacks nations fighting for independence in places like Vietnam, trains torturers, brandishes nuclear bombs, has the longest held political prisoners on the planet, is number one in global arms sales, imprisons more people than any other nation in the world, has supported apartheid South Africa and is supporting apartheid Israel – while championing human rights!
In the liberal world, the U.S. can openly train, fund and back opposition parties and even determine who the leader of a nation should be, but react with moral outrage when supposedly Russian-connected entities buy a hundred thousand dollars’ worth of Face-Book ads commenting on “internal” political subjects related to the 2016 election.

In the liberal world, Democrats build on racist anti-China sentiments and the identification of China as a national threat, and then pretend they had nothing to do with the wave of anti-Asia racism and violence.

In the liberal world, liberals are morally superior and defend Black life as long as those lives are not in Haiti, Libya, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, all of Africa, and in the jails and prisons of the U.S.

In the liberal world, you can with a straight fact condemn the retaliatory rockets from Gaza, the burning of a police station in Minneapolis, attacks on property owned by corporations in oppressed and exploited communities, on school children fighting back against police in Baltimore, and on North Koreans arming themselves against a crazed, violent state that has already demonstrated, as it did with Libya, what it would do to a state that disarmed in the face of U.S. and European aggression.
“Liberals defend Black life as long as those lives are not in Haiti, Libya, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, all of Africa, and in the jails and prisons of the U.S.”
And in the liberal world, Netanyahu is a democrat, the Palestinians are aggressors, and Black workers did not die unnecessarily because the U.S. dismantled its already underdeveloped public health system.

What all of this is teaching the colonized world, together with the death and violence in Colombia, Haiti, Palestine and throughout the colonized world, is that even though we know the Pan-European project is moribund, the colonial/capitalist West is prepared to sacrifice everything and everyone in order to maintain its global dominance, even if it means destroying the planet and everyone on it.

That is why Biden labels himself an “Atlanticist” — shorthand for a white supremacist. His task is to convince the European allies that it is far better to work together than to allow themselves to be divided against the “barbarians” inside and at the doors of Europe and the U.S.

The managers of the colonial/capitalist world understand the terms of struggle, and so should we. It must be clear to us that for the survival of collective humanity and the planet we cannot allow uncontested power to remain in the hands of the global 1%. The painful truth for some is that if global humanity is to live, the Pan-European white supremacist colonial/capitalist project must die."

Ajamu Baraka is the national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace and was the 2016 candidate for vice president on the Green Party ticket. Baraka serves on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Peace Council and leadership body of the United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC). He is an editor and contributing columnist for the Black Agenda Report and contributing columnist for Counterpunch. He was recently awarded the US Peace Memorial 2019 Peace Prize and the Serena Shirm award for uncompromised integrity in journalism.

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Hard to believe but they only have begun.

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there was an op-ed at RT awhile back wondering who's worse, Pompeo or Blinken. but...but...blinken and loyd austin are on the D team!

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"Nationalism is an infantile disease; it is the measles of Mankind."

Words to live by; the time has come for group identity must be phased out, and collective consciousness be recognized for the hideously dangerous delusion it has always been.

The smilodons are extinct; stone-throwing mobs are thus obsolete, and must join them.

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We live in a society in which "we live in a society" is now considered a subversive and vaguely-threatening statement.

In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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that many prophets have offered, but it's hard to see when it might happen (if ever). is this resistance a new beginning? how many martyrs need be sacrificed?

i might quibble that it's not purely ID politics at play, but i may not grasp your meaning.

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Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood - never.

- Albert Camus

Seriously, I recommend martyrdom for precisely nobody; one Jesus of Nazareth, for example, I really think should've stuck to his carpentry-WAIT, I didn't mea...!

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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'From Nakba to Return: Resisting one more chapter in the ongoing Nakba
The killing and destruction will end only when the root of the problem is addressed: a colonialist regime that continually dispossesses the Palestinians', Zochrot May 15, 2021

As a first step, we need to stop focusing on “rounds”, “escalations”, and “extremist acts”, and start recognizing the ongoing routine of the oppression and dehumanization of the Palestinian people – the systematic uprooting and dispossession of Palestinians, every day over the past century.

(large jump)

The Nakba takes place in Gaza as we speak – the blockaded Gaza seventy percent of whose inhabitants are refugees. Across the fence, some of them can see the places that used to be their homes every day, but cannot even visit, let alone reclaim them. Gaza, which has lost seventeen children as of now this week, a fact lost on many Israelis preoccupied by other news.

The Nakba is embodied in the severe damage to Palestinian health: for example, infant mortality in Gaza is five times higher than in Israel, and the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories die on average ten years before the Israelis across the fence or checkpoint.

It occurs in the Palestinian towns within the 1948 borders: in Nazareth. Lydda, Ramle, Haifa and Jaffa, where the survivors of the Nakba who have managed to remain in what became the State of Israel and their descendants are continually subjected to brutal police violence as they demonstrate in support of their people – their sisters and brothers, who happen to carry a different identity card. There, armed Jewish militias can shoot Palestinians at will, with the full support of the State of Israel and its minister of internal security.

The Nakba goes on as Palestinians are subjected daily to dehumanization and uninhibited incitement in the Israeli press and education system, that is perhaps more explicit in times of “escalation”, but never actually stops.

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#Nakba 73 on twitter.

it includes archival photos (as did the al jazeera link) and global actions and opinions.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/553701-white-house-says-safe...

The White House said Saturday that it communicated its concerns to Israel over an airstrike launched in Gaza that destroyed a building that housed several news organizations, including The Associated Press.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted following the strike on the evacuated building that the safety of journalists is "paramount."

“We have communicated directly to the Israelis that ensuring the safety and security of journalists and independent media is a paramount responsibility,” Psaki wrote.

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@humphrey WE can only watch in horror as every pillar of decency is obliterated. Glad to see that Ed Snowden is still communicating with us. By us, I mean caring humans.

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finally admitted...'? worst kept 'secret' ever.

thanks for all the rest, ad yes: caitlin johnstone is up w/ a column saying that the press building was bombed to smithereens in order to cover up more future war crimes.

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@wendy davis sent me a notification that "foreign journalists aren't going to trust Israeli intelligence after the misdirection faking a ground invasion."

Really? Kvetching, (whining) because your lies have been objected to? I have to wonder why anybody has ever believed Israel's words. Look at their actions. That is the truth.

Separately, Apparently Israel is very pleased that they have destroyed so many sources of food fuel and medicine stopped from entering a destroyed landscape.

I have never subscribed to Ha'Aretz but they keep trying to snare me. Their theory must be that every jew is a potential subscriber.Ha!

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all jews must love israel's zionism.

remember PP & M had issued this warning?

good night, all, and thank you for caring enough to be fair witnesses to these atrocities.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/553717-biden-speaks-with-isr...

Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke again Saturday as violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip continues to escalate.

The president "raised concerns" about the safety of journalists in the region.

According to a readout of the call released by the White House Saturday afternoon, Biden "reaffirmed his strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza" and "raised concerns about the safety and security of journalists and reinforced the need to ensure their protection."

"He expressed his support for steps to enable the Palestinian people to enjoy the dignity, security, freedom, and economic opportunity that they deserve and affirmed his support for a two-state solution. The leaders agreed to continue the close consultation between their teams and to remain in touch in the days ahead," the White House said.

The call came after Israel faced pushback over its targeting of a high rise in Gaza that housed journalists from The Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other networks. Video of the building collapsing spread across the internet, drawing condemnations from journalists and concerns from the White House.

The Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., also released a readout of the call between the two world leaders. The statement said that Netanyahu updated Biden on the actions the Israeli military has taken. Netanyahu thanked Biden for his “unreserved” support for Israel and maintained Israel is striving to avoid civilian casualties as the fighting balloons.

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is fighting off Marine Le Pen. AS far as I can tell, there isn't much difference between them.

But I don't pay much attention to France since the gilets jaunes marches came to nothing. No revolution anytime soon.

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