An activist from the International Solidarity Movement blocks IDF soldiers from shooting at protesting Palestinians in Gaza, saying “You’re shooting at kids, don’t you understand that? Just pull back!“
Guys. This is a woman grappling with an armed soldier wearing nothing but a jacket.
I think we need to know her name.
this is why I wanted to be a war journalist. how powerful is this segment. why did it not make it on the news?
Because Western/US media supports Israel’s war crimes, just as the US funds and arms Israel’s ethnocidal regime.
GAZA UNDER ATTACK NOW.
important world update:
Gaza + Palestine are under attack by Israel, death toll currently at 27 :(
This has been a long and destructive period between Israel + Palestine. If anyone has any reliable sources to learn more about what’s going on at this current moment, please let me know
- The Guardian: Israel pounds Gaza with air and naval strikes in move against Hamas
- Al Jazeera: Israel steps up deadly Gaza Strip offensive; at least 27 dead, 130 wounded
- New York Times: Israel and Hamas Trade Attacks as Tension Rises
- RTE News: Israel launches major offensive against Hamas
- BBC: Israel ‘ready for escalation’ of Gaza conflict
Please don’t. Don’t repost this shit.
I don’t trust these Western news sources (with the exception of Al Jazeera), even the titles of their articles are acting like there is two equal sides attacking each other.
See how they keep mentioning Hamas and how Israel is responding against Hamas.
No, that is not the case. That is of course what Israel says and has said every operation to justify their attacks on Palestinians.
These are not two equal sides. Israel is not targeting Hamas. Israel is targeting civilians just like it has in every other attack. They target homes, hospitals, schools, soccer fields, and ambulances.
This is no “conflict,” this is genocide.
A Maya Angelou inspired message sprayed by Palestinians on Israel's Apartheid Wall.
Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel’s occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That’s the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel’s occupation has now reached 6,000.
"The International Day for the Protection of Children is on June 1," said a spokesman, "but Palestinian children are still subject to attacks by the Israelis and Jewish settlers on an almost daily basis."
Noting that 2012 saw an unprecedented rise in the number of children arrested by Israeli forces, the report pointed out that 9,000 Palestinians under 18 years old have been arrested since the end of September 2000. Almost half of the Palestinian population is under 18. Almost two hundred and fifty Palestinian minors are being held in prison by Israel; 47 of them are children under 16 years of age.
One thousand five hundred and eighteen. Children.
BILIN, West Bank (AP) — Residents of this Palestinian village have planted flowers in hundreds of spent Israeli tear gas grenades to honor those killed during their weekly protests against Israel’s West Bank separation barrier.
Mohammed Khatib, a village organizer, said Wednesday that the unusual garden is meant to show that life can spring from death.
Bilin has become a symbol of Palestinian protests against Israeli policies in the West Bank. The village’s struggle to regain land taken by the barrier was the subject of “Five Broken Cameras,” a documentary nominated for an Oscar last year.
Palestinians say the barrier, which cuts into the West Bank, amounts to a land grab. Israel says it’s needed to keep Palestinian attackers out.
The Bilin garden commemorates Bassem Abu Rahmeh, a protest leader who was killed in 2009 when a tear gas grenade struck him in the chest during a demonstration. Bassem’s sister, Jawaher, died nearly two years later, a day after a weekly protest during which villagers said she inhaled Israeli tear gas.
During West Bank protests, Israeli troops often fire tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and occasionally live rounds, portraying them as appropriate means against Palestinian stone throwers.
this is amazing
1 of the things, the holocaust taught me is that no human deserves to be treated as a subhuman flesh that can be slaughter.
In a cruel world of absurdity, the victims have become the oppressors.
This infographic from Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) offers a revealing picture of US priorities.
The House of Representatives cut $40 billion from the food stamp program last month, which just so happens to be the same amount of money the US has promised Israel in military aid through 2027. Even as Congress endorses more and more austerity for Americans, it seems our representatives are always happy to throw buckets of money at the “Jewish and democratic” state. Just this summer, the House Armed Services Committee approved an additional $488 million funding package to Israel, not to be confused with the $3.1 billion in military aid the US had already allocated for the coming fiscal year.
Among other things (i.e. war, mass surveillance, corporate welfare, etc.), preserving Israel’s access to an endless supply of weapons is more important than preventing food insecure kids, who make up half of food stamp recipients, from going hungry.
Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia this week, an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday.
you gotta be fucking kidding me…..sick of these motherfuckers doing whatever they want and getting away with it..
* We’re surrounded by the muslim extremists who want to wipe their country off from the planet they said…
Then they fucking attack them FIRST… AGAIN. The Zionist Logic fails once again.
Many Palestinians still carry around their neck the key to their homes in Palestine - homes that they were forced to leave and cannot return to.
Al Nakba is the name Palestinians give to 15th May, 1948 when the State of Israel established itself on the lands, homes and lives of the Palestinian people.
Al Nakba translates to “The Catastrophe”.
Al Nakba was the moment when the Palestinian people became a nation of refugees. 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes and forced to live in refugee camps. Many who were unable to flee were massacred.
Al Nakba remains in the Palestinian consciousness as the time when their freedom was stolen and to this day it is yet to be returned.
Al Nakba is the soil in which many Palestinian stories are buried, and it is the aspiration of this project 1948 to bring some of these stories to the surface.
What has kept the Palestinians alive since Al Nakba is the dream of return to their land. It is their survival and determination that we also wish to celebrate.
This was last year’s project dedicated to the Palestinian Catastrophe.
The War mongering criminals
Michael Scheuer on US’s foreign policy towards Israel. He is one of my favourite authors minus his latest book.
I’ve always felt that way and I guess it’s great that someone who used to be in the government feel this way as well
germany 1940 vs israel today.
* Nazi Germans de-humanizing Jewish people back in WW2. Now the Israelis are de-humanizing the Palestinians in West Bank & the Gaza Strips.
What a disgusting repeat of history. When the victims turned into culprits. *DOUBLE FACE PALMS*