Archive | May 15th, 2011

Zio-Nazi commemorates the establishment of apartheid 63 years ago with massacre

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Four people were reportedly shot dead by Zio-Nazi Gestapo Sunday as they opened fire on large numbers of infiltrators trying to breach

Dozens of Palestinians crossed the Israeli border and entered the village of Majdal Shams in a Nakba Day protest, May 15, 2011.

Syria’s southern border with Palestine. Another four people were said to have been killed on the Lebanese side of its shared frontier with Palestine, as Palestinian protests for the annual Nakba Day, which mourns the creation of the Zio-Nazi State of IsraHell, took hold across the region.

In Majdal Shams, which runs along the Palestine-Syria border, scores of Palestinian refugees from Syria spilled into the town. The Magen David Adom rescue service said about a dozen others had been wounded. The Israel Defense Forces confirmed opening fire on infiltrators.(Haaretz)

Zio-Nazi soldiers respond to unarmed civil protest in the only way IsraHell knows, deadly violence. This coordinated protest by Palestinians refugees happened on four borders. But the Egyptian border was apparently quiet thanks to Zionist Mu-Barak clones who still rule Egypt. The Egyptian military government, still eager to serve the US and its unhinged mini-me, IsraHell, blocked the roads to Sinai, because “the timing was inappropriate.”  But the time is always appropriate for sucking up to the empire.

The Zionist press called the protesters “infiltrators,” reviving a term used in the fifties for the thousands of Palestinians refugees who tried to get back to their homes after the expulsion. Between 1949 and 1954, Zio-Nazi army, with shoot to kill rules, murdered about 5,000 Palestinians caught near the borders.

The term was offensive already then, declaring people “infiltrators” in their own houses, fields, and country. But today the term is also misleading. Those murdered in the fifties were mostly trying to be invisible and to get home. The eight murdered today were involved in a direct action commemorating the Nakba, inspired by the massive Arab awakening that has swept the region from Tunisia to Yemen. Like Assad, Qaddafi, and the kings of the Gulf, Nazi generals believe that if they kill enough people the protests will peter out. One cannot say that this strategy never works. It is a double-down strategy. Like every double-down strategy, whether it works or not depends on the quality of credit possessed by the player. If the defiance of the people remains steadfast, or, as often happens when people are martyred, grows stronger, sooner or later the carnage is too much for key allies and constituencies, and then it is over for the regime. But the Nazi Junta believes it has enough credit to withstand any bloodbath. Given Nazi’s dependence on the good grace of its Western supporters, we all have a role to play in seeing that it doesn’t.

Apartheid is Murder. The time for ending it is yesterday.

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Ghada Karmi’s Pullout Update

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In spite of Jewish ‘anti Zionists’ bragging about themselves being the force behind Ghada Karmi’s ‘pullout’ from a panel event with me this Tuesday,  Ghada just wrote to me and asked me to quote her.

“I’m delayed here (in Jordan) and will not be back in time for the event, and that is the reason for my not attending.”

I guess that Tony Greenstein and his Jewish political allies may want to consider  being  slightly more gentle with the Palestinians whom they claim to support.

It may as well be important to mention that John Rose also made it clear that he would attend a panel discussion with me anytime. His reason to pullout was due to a disagreement with organizers of the panel event regarding the title of the event.  I guess that he may have a point. Though, I am very happy with the title (Zionism, Jewishness and Israel), I agree that other panellists should have been consulted.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160038250722935

Panel Event: Zionism, Jewishness and Israel

Time:            Tuesday, May 3 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: University Of Westminster – Cavendish Campus

A panel discussion examining Israeli Criminality in the wake of the Goldstone Retract.

Alan Hart, Gilad Atzmon and others


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DR. JUNE C. TERPSTRA: IDENTITY WITHOUT SUPREMACY

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GILAD ATZMON

 



 

http://juneterpstra.com

On May, 6, 2011, embattled Jazz musician and philosopher Gilad Atzmon gave a talk at Columbia College Chicago about his intellectual and musical journey of liberation from identity supremacy and the shame of living in an oppressor state.  In tones intense and dissonant he provided definitions for Zionism, Judaism, Jewish supremacy, Israel and Palestine while contextualizing with both the saxophone and reflections on being raised in a culture where one group’s hunger for superiority, power and properties concludes with the oppression of the indigenous “other”.   Gilad gave witness to the horrific methods the Israeli states goes to attain their supremacy.

While his story takes place in the land of Palestine with a state called Israel similar stories are simultaneously being played out in Iraq, Afghanistan, with Libya and Pakistan next on the list, by what is called the United States and the United Kingdom and other European competitors.   The groups doing the aggressive killings and plundering believe that by eradicating some and controlling all of the indigenous groups they will gain both power and domination of the lands and resources.  The Israelis, Americans and British stop at nothing and do everything to gain and maintain their supremacy.  The committing of such heinous crimes against other human beings requires the blocking of the heart of the human connection between the two groups. By disconnecting one’s self from the reality of the crime, the imposing group is able to carry out their atrocities while naming any indigenous resistance that does not benefit them, terrorism.

Gilad also described the very personal attacks by Jewish groups and individuals whose intentions are to essentially silence him from giving his testimony.  The most common cause of the well-organized gatekeeping stems from the strategy that in order to achieve dominance, they need to put fear into those who dare to act as witness.  The gatekeeper and lobbyist believe that if they are feared, then they have power and control of a situation to spin it in their favor.  This dominance is necessary for the attacker to get what they want out of a situation while at the same time standing at the mirror on the wall telling the world they are the most victimized of them all.

Gilad’s voice is an important one to hear.  He is the courageous everyman on a classic heroes’ journey who dares to tell the truth about an oppressor who admittedly is his grandfather, cousin, and brother.  What is truly brave is that he does not tell the truth as the victim but as a product of the oppressor’s deliberately constructed Zionist agenda and Jewish culture.   The story of his shame is our collective shame and resonated in the faces of the American audience and could be heard by the discerning ear in the silences in between their questions.  We too are ashamed of our American assassinations, illegal wars, tortures, and the hypocrisy of our so called democracy.  As we listen to Gilad we wonder about our own identity as Americans.  We cannot even claim a healing bowl chicken soup like Gilad as we have only genetically modified burgers for our cultural icon.

The philosopher’s questions here are critical.  With what will we choose to identify?  American myths?  Cultural imperialism?  Ideological dogmatism? Ethnocentrisms?  As we listen to Gilad Atzmon we are compelled to accept his call to us to be ethical human beings and take the heroes’ journey away from identities of supremacy into the core of our common humanity for the sake of the nothing less than the entire world.

The message is: I am the other.

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Bin Laden’s Death Won’t End His Toll on American Taxpayers, Poll Shows

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Osama Bin Laden, al-Qaeda Terrorist Who Oversaw 9/11 Attac
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Even in death, Osama bin Laden will be taking revenge on American taxpayers for years to come.

The U.S. government spent $2 trillion combating Osama Bin Laden over the past decade, more than 20 percent of the nation’s $9.68 trillion public debt. That money paid for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as additional military, intelligence and homeland security spending above pre-Sept. 11 trends, according to a Bloomberg analysis. This year alone, taxpayers are spending more than $45 billion in interest on the money borrowed to battle al-Qaeda, the analysis shows. Megan Hughes reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

Even in death, Osama bin Laden will be taking revenge on American taxpayers for years to come.

The U.S. government spent $2 trillion combating bin Laden over the past decade, more than 20 percent of the nation’s $9.68 trillion public debt. That money paid for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as additional military, intelligence and homeland security spending above pre-Sept. 11 trends, according to a Bloomberg analysis.

This year alone, taxpayers are spending more than $45 billion in interest on the money borrowed to battle al-Qaeda, the analysis shows.

The financial bleeding won’t stop with bin Laden’s demise. One of every four dollars in red ink the U.S. expects to incur in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 will result from $285 billion in annual spending triggered by the terrorist scion of a wealthy Saudi family.

Without bin Laden, “we would have accumulated less debt, be spending less on interest and we would be on a lower spending path going forward,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a research organization in Washington.

Along with the dollars-and-cents toll, bin Laden has left behind a less quantifiable imprint on American life. Thousands of families have suffered grievous loss from the Sept. 11 attacks and the two wars. U.S. government buildings in Washington and around the world have grown to resemble fortified bunkers. And the line between government power and individual liberty was redrawn as agencies gained new powers to combat a novel threat.

Costs ‘Ad Infinitum’

The complete figure may be higher than the Bloomberg analysis. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics Inc., said bin Laden cost the U.S. government and businesses $2.5 trillion, or $250 billion each year. “I think a prudent planner would anticipate these costs continuing ad infinitum into the future,” he said in an e-mail.

Indeed, the meter didn’t stop running May 2 when bin Laden’s corpse slipped into the Arabian Sea. Next year alone, the U.S. plans to spend an additional $118 billion on military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Additional fiscal 2012 spending that can be attributed to bin Laden includes an extra $14 billion for homeland security, about $125 billion for the Pentagon excluding the two wars, expanded intelligence spending and increased aid to Pakistan, according to the Bloomberg analysis.

“There are a lot of legacy costs,” said Jon Meacham, editor of “Beyond Bin Laden,” an instant book fromRandom House.

Pentagon Budget

As the U.S. celebrates the demise of the number-one figure on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list, the future spending that can be attributed to bin Laden far exceeds direct war costs. Gordon Adams, who oversaw national security budgeting at the Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton administration, said roughly $125 billion of the Pentagon’s $553 billion fiscal 2012 budget request represents unnecessary spending justified by claims of war-time need.

“That’s a tax which would not have happened without Osama bin Laden,” Adams, a professor at American University’s School of International Service, said in a telephone interview.

The bin Laden tax has been levied every year for the past decade. Pentagon spending — excluding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — between fiscal 2002 and today was $742 billion higher than theCongressional Budget Office’s January 2001 baseline forecast.

Amid a wartime atmosphere, military spending requests faced less scrutiny both within the Pentagon and in Congress, Adams said. Programs launched with modest initial funding often live on, their costs ballooning with the years.

Nigeria Surveillance

A Pentagon counterterrorism training and equipment initiative known as the Section 1206 program, which has funneled aid to 53 countries, swelled from $100 million in fiscal 2006 to $500 million in the Obama administration’s request for fiscal year 2012, which starts Oct. 1.

Under the program, Nigeria got maritime surveillance gear to monitor traffic in the Gulf of Guinea and Lebanon obtained parts for UH-1H helicopters, which it used to quash an uprising in the Nahr al-Barid refugee camp. “It’s used for every purpose you can imagine,” Adams said.

The U.S. added 92,000 soldiers to its ground forces in the decade following the Sept. 11 attacks. Each 10,000 people added to the military’s ranks means an extra $1 billion in annual spending, according to Adams. So the ground force expansion inspired by bin Laden will impose an additional $9 billion annually, he said.

Intelligence Tripled

The military wasn’t alone in securing expanded financial resources because of bin Laden. The budget for U.S. intelligence agencies tripled over the past 12 years, representing an average annual increase of 9.6 percent.

While it is difficult to determine how much of the incremental increase in can be directly linked to bin Laden, the amount is undoubtedly sizable. In October 2010, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said the intelligence budget for fiscal 2009 was $80.1 billion, including $27 billion for military intelligence. Michael O’Hanlon, a Brookings Institution defense expert, estimated that $25 billion to $30 billion of annual intelligence spending can be laid at bin Laden’s feet.

“A large portion of that cost growth is from 9/11,” said O’Hanlon, a former national security analyst with the Congressional Budget Office.

Homeland Security

The government’s finances also will groan beneath the weight of the Department of Homeland Security, the 216,000- employee bureaucracy created to protect Americans from additional terrorist attacks. Over the past nine years, the department spent about $123 billion more than if the 22 component agencies’ pre-Sept. 11 spending trends had continued, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

That is an extra $14 billion annually U.S. taxpayers can attribute to bin Laden — or 24 percent of the $57 billion the department is seeking for the 2012 fiscal year.

Some enduring costs will amount to no more than inconvenience. Less than six months before the Sept. 11 attacks, a House committee held a hearing to consider reopening Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. The street closure, instituted as a temporary measure after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, was made permanent after al-Qaeda’s attacks, and Washington drivers have adjusted.

Airport Lines

Likewise, though travelers fume in airport security lines while stripping off shoes and belts and fumbling with three- ounce cosmetics containers, the economic consequences are negligible, according to Nariman Behravesh, chief economist of IHS Insight, an economic and financial analysis and forecasting company. “This is a huge, diversified economy which can absorb this stuff without too much pain,” he said.

Bin Laden’s imprint on American society, however, extends beyond finances. Through May 2, 11,191 members of the U.S. military have been wounded in the war in Afghanistan, including 35 percent so severely as to preclude their return to combat.

In coming years, those who saw loved ones injured or killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, or in the wars that followed, will still bear daily pain.

Public buildings, which before the rise of al-Qaeda were designed as artistic statements, will continue to resemble bunkers. And small erosions of personal liberty, conceded in the interests of security, may yet deepen.

Duct Tape

Not since the early days of the Cold War, when the Soviet Union threatened, has an enemy so bedeviled Americans and their leaders. Where once children prepared for nuclear war with “duck and cover” drills, Americans after Sept. 11 stockpiled duct tape and canned food.

The post-Sept. 11 drive for security changed the look of the U.S. capital, transforming it into a garrison city bristling with metal barriers, stone bollards and closed-circuit cameras. To enter even the most unimportant office building, people grew accustomed to handing over photo identification and signing their names.

If these requirements seemed longer on ritual than reward, they nonetheless spread. Likewise, the government expanded its powers in response to the threat conjured by bin Laden.

In 2010, federal officials filed 1,579 requests with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — or six requests each working day and 50 percent more than in 2001 — for electronic surveillance or physical searches. The 11-judge federal court, established to adjudicate surveillance requests regarding suspected foreign agents, approved every one of the government’s requests, according to an April 29 Justice Department report to Congress.

‘Pre-Emptive’ Surveillance

Julian Sanchez, a research analyst at the Cato Institute, a libertarian-oriented policy center in Washington, said the proliferation of wiretap requests represented a break with practices in place before the Sept. 11 attacks. “We’ve seen a shift from the traditional American model of surveillance of particular individuals on the basis of individualized suspicion to a broader pre-emptive model,” he said.

Separately, the FBI issued so-called national security letters, which require businesses to provide federal investigators with an individual’s records, including telecommunications and financial data.

Investigators last year sought the records of 14,212 Americans, more than in the previous two years combined. Civil liberties advocates see the national security letters, which don’t require a judge’s approval, as a dangerously broad power. “We would be in pretty serious trouble if there were 14,000 terrorists in the United States,” said Sanchez.

For all bin Laden’s financial and human impact, however, the al-Qaeda leader failed in his ultimate goal of humbling the world’s lone superpower. Today’s $15 trillion U.S. economy, for example, is 18 percent larger than in 2001, after adjusting for inflation.

Economy Survives

Indeed, said Meacham, the genius of the American experiment lies in the country’s ability to withstand sharp blows without fracturing. He noted that President Barack Obama, who as a candidate criticized the national security policies of his predecessor, George W. Bush, largely embraced them once he took office.

That development, akin to President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s acceptance of the New Deal in the 1950s, has helped steady the country amid turbulent times.

“We’re on this new road that’s been created. We’ll veer a little left. We’ll veer a little right,” Meacham said. “But the road has been laid out.”

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Video: The On-Going Nakba of Palestine … 63 Years Later

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63 Years of Bastard’s Zio-Nazi in Palestine

 

 

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Eight said killed as Zio-Nazi fires on Palestinian refugees

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Four people reported killed on Syrian border and four reported killed on Lebanon border as thousands of protesters try breach the frontiers; dozens of Palestinian refugees enter occupied Palestine 1948 from Syria.

Four people were reportedly shot dead by Zio-Nazi army Sunday as they opened fire on large numbers of Palestinian’s trying to enter Syria’s southern border with Palestine. Another four people were said to have been killed on the Lebanese side of its shared frontier with Palestine, as Palestinian protests for the annual Nakba Day. which mourns the creation of the Nazi State of IsraHell, took hold across the region.

In Majdal Shams, which runs along the Palestine-Syria border, scores of Palestinian refugees from Syria spilled into the town. The Magen David Adom rescue service said about a dozen others had been wounded. Zio-Nazi Gestapo confirmed opening fire on infiltrators.

Palestinian protesters breaking through Syria's border with Israel, 15.5.11 Palestinian protesters breaking through Syria’s border with Palestine, May 15, 2011.
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About 70 people, most of them Palestinian refugees, managed to cross the border, according to local residents. Initial reports had put the number of infiltrators into the hundreds.

“The way it was reported to me, they broke through the fence,” Dolan Abu Salah, the mayor of Majdal Shams, told Army Radio.

Thousands of people gathered in the Lebanese town of Maroun a-Ras, where Palestinian protesters tried to push their way across the border, local media reports said, citing eyewitnesses. Four protesters were killed and 11 wounded in a shooting incident at the border where Palestinians were demonstrating, Lebanese security sources said.

Carrying Palestinian flags and chanting “we want our land back,” thousands of Palestinians tried to approach the electric fence that separates Lebanon from Palestine, but Lebanese army troops fired in the air and ordered the crowd to return to where the rally was held.

Syria, Israel, Nakba Day

The demonstrators pelted the Lebanese troops with stones as they struggled to hold them back from the fence.

But around 50 protesters managed to reach the fence and started throwing stones at the Zionist soldiers on the other side of the fence, Zio-Nazi fire bullets and tear gas at the protesters.


A Palestinian throwing a stone at Israeli security forces during clashes at Qalandiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Nakba Day, May 15, 2011.
Speakers representing the various Palestinian factions called through loudspeakers on the Palestinian youths to stop throwing stones at the Zio-Nazi Gestapo, but their calls were ignored.

Zio-Nazi Spokesman RacistBrigadier General Yoav Mordechai said troops opened fire at a large crowd of Lebanese protesters who approached the border with IsraHell.

He said soldiers fired at the crowd when the demonstrators reached the border and began vandalizing the fence, and that the army was aware of casualties on the other side.

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VERA MACHT: THE HOUSE OF NASSER AND HIS CHILDREN WAS BOMBED

 

Thursday evening I got the call. From Inge, my ISM colleague, who is still in Gaza. “Nasser’s house was bombed,” she just said. “The paramedics are evacuating the family now. I’ll keep you updated.” It took about an hour before I knew that all are alive. One hour, in which the images were passing behind my eyes, the days we spent purchasing all vital things for the family, the bright eyes of the children, when they saw their new stuff, the hope we were able to give all of them. We, and all of you who have donated. The hope that Nasser’s family equally gave to all of us. Hope that also at a place like Gaza, a place where misery is found everywhere you turn, that also there there is something you can make okay. “I have never seen them so happy”, Inge had told me in our last conversation, when I asked her about the children. “They played outside, and looked forward to the new house. “Gaza is not the place for happy endings”, I was once told by a friend from Gaza. Gaza is no place for happy endings, I had this sentence in my ears when I got the terrible news. Nasser’s house was bombed. Four times. Four whole times. Everyone has survived, Inge told me after an eternal seeming hour, but little Maisa, 5 years old, and Ala, 10 years, had been buried under the rubble of the house. And with them everything we all had worked for for the past few months. For psychological support, the processing of the death of the mother, a stable livelihood, and above all – for a feeling of security. A little bit of childhood and joy amidst this hostile place. “Maisa was brave”, said Inge. The small Maisa is always brave, and in her 5 years she has been through things you can’t get through at any age. Ala was in shock. Four bombs on a family house that is well known to the Israeli military. Such a blatant cruelty turns any sense of right and wrong in pain. Gaza is no place for a happy ending.

But all survived. Traumatized all over again, with a destroyed house, destroyed belongings, but all survived. And that means to look forward, over and over again. Gaza is not the place for a happy ending, we cannot and we aren’t allowed to give in to that. The psychological care will continue. We will build a new house, as planned. We will create a little happy end, also and especially in Gaza.

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April 30th 2011 Inge Neefs – ISM Gaza

*Family house shelled: two children, a woman and a man injured*

“I dreamt of my wife last night, she said the day would have a surprise in

store for me”. Nasser Abu Said (37) is pleased: an NGO has confirmed a 2000

dollar contribution to the construction of his new house. He often smiles,

but his face is predominantly characterized with the traces of worries from

his daily struggle for survival. I think how good it is to see him laugh, it

reminds me of the happy family picture I saw of him with his wife and five

children. That must have been shortly before last year’s atrocity which has

caused for physical and psychological displacement of his family. On July

13th 2010, on a warm summer evening that the Abu Said family was enjoying

outside, the Israeli Occupation Forces attacked them. “Five tank shells and

a flechette shell”, Nasser told me, again, two days ago, with blank

expression. The flechettes riddled the body of his wife, and while

ambulances were prevented from entering the area, she died. Her five

children, aged 3 to 12, watched her succumb and saw how her body grew

lifeless.

In the evening of April 28th, Nasser was still cherishing his dream of his

wife, whilelaying in the bedroom, when all of a sudden, the Israeli

Occupation Forces attacked the house at 8:10 pm. Within five minutes, four

shells were fired from a tank, stationed by an Israeli base by the border, 3

kilometers from the family house. The first one went straight through the

bedroom wall, were Nasser was resting. The second and third shells passed

through the corridor where three of his children were playing and the forth

shell hit the bedroom a second time.

“It was dark, the electricity cut as soon as the attack began. I was afraid

to move, even afraid to turn on the flashlight on my mobile. I was afraid

that they would shell again if they would see any movement. But then I heard

the cries of my children, calling out to me to get them out from under the

rubble. I went into the corridor and saw Ala’ under the stones, but could

only see Maisa’s hand sticking out from under the rubble”, says Nasser. “It

was terrible. I didn’t know where my other children were and feared they had

been killed.”

After approximately 40 minutes of utter fear, it turned out that Jaber

(3),Baha (7) and Sadi (9) were outside with their grandparents and were

physically ok.

“Ala’ saw how I was panicking and just answered that he was fine when I got

him from under the rubble. It was only when the ambulances arrived that he

told me of his injuries”, says Nasser.

Both Maisa and Ala’ had been injured by shrapnel and were taken to Al Aqsa

Martyrs hospital in Deir al-Baleh, together with Nassers’s brother, Mohammed

Abu Said (43) and his wife Sana’. Mohammed has a crack in his skull, a

swollen eye and his face is scratched, while Sana’ has shrapnel in her foot.

Five year old Maisa, is sitting barefoot in her pink track suit at the end

of the hospital bed. She looks pale, but then I realize that she is covered

in dust of the stones that fell on her when the shells crashed through the

walls of her house. She puts on a courageous smile and shows me the shrapnel

wound in her hand. She’s staying in the hospital overnight as she has

trouble breathing. Next to her lies her eldest brother Ala’, who is

suffering; his eyes flicker around nervously. His face cramps when the

doctor pushes his belly softly. He tries to turn his face, but realizes

there’s another wound in his neck and panics with tears in his eyes. His

family members stand by in shock: “They are children! It’s outrageous!”

The Abu Said family house is situated in Johr Al-Dik’s farming land, exactly

340 meters from the border with Israel. Currently, 14 people live in the

house: Nasser and his five children live on the second floor, with his

parents, while his brother lives on the ground floor with his wife, two

children and his sister. Other families have evacuated the area in the past

decade, because of the danger, but the Abu Said family lacks resources to

relocate to a safer area. Incursions with bulldozers and tanks take place

every month, while gunfire is heard on an almost daily basis. These bullets

pose a direct danger: in the past year, the house has been shot at on

different occasions, the children have been trapped by gunfire while playing

and their grandparents have been shot at while doing nothing more

threatening than drinking coffee and tea by the house.

After his wife was killed, Nasser pitched a tent, a couple of hundred meters

away from the house, hoping for it to be a safer haven for his traumatized

children. During last month’s escalation, he moved back into the house,

because how much protection can a tent offer against missiles and bombs?

Once things grew calmer, he and his children spent their nights in the tents

again. But they moved out again after the children had caught two big black

scorpions by their beds.

Nasser has been lobbying different organizations to build him a new house,

because he isafraid of a new Israeli assault. Some of his requests have been

negatively answered, but most have disappeared in the NGO’s indigestible

pile of bureaucracy. “Maybe they will help me now, now my house is

destroyed. It’s just a shame that my wife had to be killed again; all of her

belongings are destroyed in this attack. It’s very painful to lose the

things she cherished.”

*** It always seems impossible until it’s done ** Nelson Mandela*

 

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FROM ‘RIGHT OF RETURN’ TO ‘RETURN IN PRACTICE

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GILAD ATZMON

We learned today about deadly clashes in the Syrian and Lebanese borders with Israel. We also read that similar clashes took place in Gaza and the West Bank. The Jewish State is in a siege.

The IDF forces reportedly fired at Syrian, Lebanese and Gazan  ‘Nakba Day’ protesters who breached border fences.

According to Ynet, the Israeli northern border is now a ‘military zone.’

Israel Military officials said the IDF was using “all means” in order to “keep infiltrators out of Israel”.  Someone should remind the Israelis that it is actually the Israelis who are the infiltrators. The Palestinians are the indigenous people of the land. The land that is stretched between the river and the sea is called Palestine and it is just a question of time before it is returned to its owners.

What we see today is a clear message to the Jewish State, the Israelis and Zionists around the world.   Palestine is not an academic notion; it is actually a vibrant struggle for justice. The right of return is not just an ethical concept; it is now put into practice.

The days of the Jewish State are numbered.

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I’m Sick of Zionist Occupation

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3. I´m sick of 63 years of Israeli occupation (+video)

I´m sick of The Wall

I´m sick of the checkpoints between Palestinian cities

I´m sick of illegal Israeli settlers and settlements

I´m sick of having the Hebrew language on my ID card

I´m sick of people not knowing anything about our history

but knowing so much about Jewish history

I´m sick of people ignoring the Palestinian Right of Return

and accepting the Jewish Law of Return

I´m sick of the Oslo Agreement which no one here

wanted in the first place

I´m sick of the Palestinian Authority

having zero authority

I´m sick of watching my father being humiliated at checkpoints

by people my age and younger

I´m sick of my international friends having to lie about

coming to visit; being interrogated, stripsearched

and sometimes deported in the process

I´m sick of people not understanding

what “Occupation” is

I´m sick of being scared all the time

I´m sick of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

being a normal state of being here in Palestine

I´m sick of how ineffective the UN has become

I´m sick of International Humanitarian Law

not applying to the State of Israel

I´m sick of how fighting for basic human rights for Palestinians

or being critical of Israeli policy

is so often labelled “anti-Semitic”

I´m sick of the fact that everybody forgets I´m a Semite

I´m sick of hearing Israelis complain about discrimination

when the State of Israel was founded on a principle of ethnic purity

I´m sick of living in a time

when racial profiling has become acceptable

I´m sick of constantly being treated as a suspect

I´m sick of how mainstream media portrays us and our situation

I´m sick of the whole world caring about Gilad Shalit

when there are more than 7000 Palestinians inside Israeli prisons

I´m sick of trying to defend myself, friends or countrymen

and being labelled a terrorist

I´m sick of the fact that everywhere I go

I can see The Wall, a settlement or Israeli soldier

 

I´m sick of

63

years

of Zionist occupation


 

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