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visraelfacts:

Israeli Bombing Cuts Off Palestinian From CNN Interview

Sporadic bombing can be heard all throughout the interview from the Palestinian side, at times from extremely close range. Mohammed Rabah Suliman allows the bombs to speak for themselves: “You can hear everything, I’m not going to comment on anything that is going on outside.” He is finally cut off by an explosion right next to him, almost knocking him off the chair. No bombing is heard from the side of his Israeli counterpart.

3 Israelis have so far been killed in the latest round of violence, while ten times more Palestinians have been killed, 8 of whom were babies and children.

yeah, some of the hasbara bullshit:

"Hamas is aiming to maximize civillian casualties." - That’s why there’s such a gross disproportionality between the number of Palestinian dead and Israeli. The same for injuries. Remember Operation Cast Lead? #CaseClosed

"They have to go to the safe room." at least y’all and your privilege can have a safe room. how many families in Gaza have a private bomb shelter in their home? Or let alone sufficient access to Israeli controlled construction materials.

Seriously, if you watched this and believe Israel is justified, that there is a parity in the situational experience between Israel and Gaza- unfollow me and stay out of my life.

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These military geniuses failed to realize that what never worked in the past will not work now either.

fantasticirreverence:

spunkmate:

Hamas doesn’t put explosives in their rockets. You literally have to be HIT by one to be injured/killed. Israel: you can get killed halfway down the block.

Kinda puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?

The media (at least the English/US-available media) tries to posit things as if there is an equivalency. There is no equivalence. Leading with the number of dead/injured Israelis or number of rockets while you find Palestinian casualties under the fold….

Fuck that hasbara shit.

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I don’t know that you can mandate military service for your entire population, with recurring military service periods throughout their younger years, and a constant state of potential activation - and just blanket statement everyone as clearly civilian…

I don’t know that you can say you’re going for a “terrorist” while the dozens of dead Palestinians you leave in the wake of each individual attack, the thousands dead over the course of an operation massacre you label as collateral damage or potential supporters of terrorism.

Stop the hasbara 

How Israel shattered Gaza truce leading to escalating death and tragedy: a timeline →

strongerthanslavery:

A must-read for anyone actually interested in the factual record of the mass murder that is unfolding 

israelfacts:

Smoke rises after Israeli airstrikes in the northern Gaza Strip on November 14, 2012. Israel’s latest attacks on Gaza have killed 10 people so far, as aerial and sea bombardment continue into the night. The dead include an 11-month-old baby and a seven-year-old girl.

The blockaded coastal enclave has a densely packed population of about 1.5 million people living inside 140 square miles.

(Photograph: Reuters / Darren Whiteside)

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That mental image had Bibi’s face all over it. I now never want to eat again. 

Fuck you, Mitt Romney. →

Using Guns, Germs, & Steel to explain why you think culture makes the difference. I don’t know how you can read through that history and not take away “some people are more ruthlessly willing to kill and exploit others, and that makes them successful.” and then blame the fact that people are being oppressed as a cultural failure? and no- this shit isn’t just his Israel-Palestine comment. He tried defending his statement with a comparison of US-Mexico wealth disparity. As if there is no history of exploitation and subjugation in that relationship either.

Mr. Romney, your comments are bullshit, oblivious to reality, and well: 

darkjez:

anticapitalist:

Pro-Palestinian ads at Metro-North stations spark alarm from Jewish leaders

“This is anti-Semitic because when people think of Jews they think of the Jewish state,” said Dovid Efune, editor of the Manhattan-based Jewish newspaper, The Algemeiner. “Jews have seen this happen so many times. It always starts with messaging that says Jews are committing a crime.”

Oh boo fucking hoo. Israel is a piece of shit, and this ad is trying to point it out. Get over yourselves.

Like, seriously. Israel is a colonial apartheid state. Let’s just be real about that. 

This is not an anti-Semitic stepping stone to mass persecution of the Jewish people. Don’t disrespect history by pretending that this has any equivalency. This is a stepping stone to shattering hasbara cover-ups of continued occupation. Israel does not represent all Jewish folks. Colonization, apartheid, oppression, exploitation, abuse, murder, willful privation, militarism, and occupation are NOT shared values.

This ad deserves to, and should be, up everywhere.

Zionism =/= Judaism. Anti-Zionism =/= Anti-Semitism.

the-rawiyah:

peace-love-justice:

Did you know that recent studies made by Child Psychologists, have shown that 80% of Palestinian children have lost the will to live?

I bet your government didn’t tell you that.

They’ve driven children to the verge of wanting to commit suicide. How can you not call this a terror state?

When a 7 year old girl.. has vivid thoughts of suicide. Attempts an almost successful suicide.. and tells her mother she doesn’t want to live in Palestine anymore.. 

When her kids hear anything at night.. rush to their mother yelling at her to check for the army and to hide..

When she is pulled by her hair trying to save her baby son..

How can you not call Israel a terror state?

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israelfacts:

Vandals have set fire to a disused 12th Century mosque in the centre of Jerusalem and left graffiti insulting the Prophet Muhammad on its walls.

Jerusalem’s mayor denounced the attack, which caused no structural damage.

The incident is being linked to a wave of attacks by Jewish settlers and right-wing extremists angered by what they see as Israeli government attempts to restrict settlement building.

The Nebi Akasha mosque, apparently built under the Ayyubid dynasty in the 12th century with additions made under the Mamluk dynasty in the 13th century. It is believed that the mosque was founded on the burial site of combatants in Saladin’s army, though an ancient tradition designates the site as the place where Akasha, a friend of the Prophet Muhammad, was buried.

The mosque is uniquely located in central Jerusalem in the midst of a Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood. It was abandoned in the Israeli War of Independence. Its was recently renovated and turned into a municipal storage facility.

Graffiti spray painted on the historical site included inscriptions such as “Muhammad is Dead,” “Muhammad is a Pig,” and “Price Tag.”

(Photos: Emil Salman / AFP)

Fuck this disgraceful zionist vandalism. Price Tag? If you support “price tagging” you have shown me that you are a horrible human being. bad enough a 12th century mosque is being used for municipal storage, to have these zionist thugs out vandalizing in the name of holding onto occupied territory, displacing and oppressing fellow human beings, and showing just how racist, xenophobic, islamophobic and nationalistic you can be.

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via ibnezra (Joseph Dana):

Mustafa Tamimi (left) a moment before his injury. Circled in red are the barrel of the gun and the projectile that hit him. Picture credit: Haim Scwarczenberg

Moustafa Tamimi, shot in the head at Nabi Salih. Didi Remez posted a pic (via Elyakim Nitzani), [TW: graphic, violence, blood] it’s disturbing. #fuckzionism

This is what tear gas canisters do to people at close range. Moustafa’s life is at risk now. This happened at to an unarmed man in a peaceful demonstration over the theft and continued occupation of his homeland. While Israelis filled the streets of Tel Aviv (in a separate, planned ‘human rights’ march. not for Moustafa, though)…. Most Moral Army in action… </3

israelfacts:

Palestinian ‘freedom riders’ arrested

JERUSALEM (AFP) — Six Palestinians were arrested on Tuesday as they tried to enter Jerusalem on an Israeli bus in a novel bid to protest what they call Israel’s discriminatory policies in the West Bank.

The six activists, five men and one woman, said their protest was inspired by the “Freedom Riders,” American civil rights activists who rode to the south in the 1960s to carry out work against segregation and racial discrimination.

In what appears to be a first, they gathered at a West Bank bus stop by the Psagot settlement and waited for an Israeli bus to pick them up, then tried to enter Jerusalem.

Palestinians in the West Bank ordinarily require a special permit to enter the Holy City, unlike Israeli settlers living in the territory who can reach Jerusalem on Israeli buses that travel on Israeli-controlled roads.

Israel says this measure is necessary to prevent suicide bombers or other would-be attackers from entering Jerusalem, but Palestinians accuse the Jewish state of an “apartheid” regime that includes “segregated” bus and road systems, open to settlers but not Palestinian West Bank residents.

“These buses and this whole system is discriminatory to Palestinians,” said activist Fadi Quran, as he waited at the bus stop, surrounded by a scrum of journalists and bemused Israeli settlers and soldiers.

Clutching a sign reading “We shall overcome,” he said the goal of the protest was “to desegregate the whole West Bank.”

The protest presented an unusual scene — six Palestinians wearing black-and-white chequered keffiyeh scarves and T-shirts emblazoned with “freedom” and “justice” — surrounded by dozens of journalists and a few Israeli commuters.

The first few buses simply refused to stop for the group, though it was difficult to tell whether they drove on because of the media mosh-pit or to deny the Palestinians service.

Eventually, after the arrival of border guards and police, who stood by without intervening, a bus stopped and let the activists on.

Inside the coach, operated by the Egged public transport provider, a handful of Israeli passengers looked on as the activists took their seats and unfurled a Palestinian flag.

“They say they can’t ride the bus, but you see it’s not right because they are in the bus now,” said 70-year-old Abraham, a Psagot resident who declined to give his last name.

“If they don’t want trouble, why not let them? But if I want to go in a bus in Beit Hanina (in Arab east Jerusalem), I will find a knife in my back,” he added.

“We have to be careful, we have the experience of the bombs, the knives, the terror. But if they are good, we like them, why not let them ride the bus?”

Other passengers avoided interacting with the activists, despite their attempts to engage them, but grew increasingly annoyed as the coach reached the Hizme checkpoint, where dozens of border guard and police officials were waiting.

With the bus pulled over, the Israeli passengers got off, leaving the activists to try to explain themselves to the police who got on.

“This is Palestinian land, not Israeli land, we are Palestinians going to Jerusalem and we will not get off this bus,” Quran said, as police told him his Palestinian identity card would not allow him entry.

“Why don’t you ask the settlers for a permit?” said activist Badie Dweik.

“I am the law, you are not the law,” one officer replied, giving the activists a chance to walk off the bus, which they refused, before ordering them forcibly removed.

Before the protest, the activists said they expected to be arrested, but pledged the action would be repeated.

“We expect this to be the first of many waves,” activist Huwaida Arraf said. “We have many more people who want to ride.” (Photos: Getty Images)

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Next week, Palestinian freedom riders will board segregated buses in West Bank →

cocothinkshefancy:

Palestinian activists will reenact the US Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Rides to the American South by boarding segregated Israeli public transportation in the West Bank to travel to occupied East Jerusalem. 

Next Tuesday [Nov. 15, 1 p.m.], Palestinian activists will attempt to board segregated Israeli public transportation headed from inside the West Bank to occupied East Jerusalem in an act of civil disobedience inspired by the Freedom Riders of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s. 

 

Fifty years after the U.S. Freedom Riders staged mixed-race bus rides through the roads of the segregated American South, Palestinian Freedom Riders will be asserting their right for liberty and dignity by disrupting the military regime of the Occupation through peaceful civil disobedience. 

The Freedom Riders seek to highlight Israel’s attempts to illegally sever occupied East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank, and the apartheid system that Israel has imposed on Palestinians in the occupied territories.

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