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Community members host vigil for lives lost in Gaza on The Michigan Daily

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[LSA junior Salma Hamamy, one of the organizers of the vigil] talked about the difficulties of being a Palestinian student at the University because of its support for Israel. 

“I’m exhausted having to argue with people for basic human rights,” Hamamy said. “I’m exhausted from people trying to minimize and deny the ethnic genocide placed onto the Palestinian people, and Israeli sanctioned apartheid. I’m overall exhausted from witnessing Palestinian bodies pile up in numbers, only for Zionists to then later try to justify us being murdered, and for the University of Michigan to remain silent. In, neglecting their Palestinian students and trying to frame this as a ‘conflict’ when it is colonialism, the University has given us nothing but empty words.”

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Anti-Israel protesters urge Ann Arbor council to approve 7-word resolution on MLive

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Blaine Coleman and Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, who have appeared before council with “Boycott Israel” signs for years to protest the killing of Palestinians, returned Monday night, Aug. 19. They urged council to adopt a seven-word resolution stating: “We are against military aid to Israel.”.. Savabieasfahani compared the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians to European colonizers killing Native Americans and building a new country “on their dead bodies.”
“Genocide is bad. Killing people who are living in their homes and not bothering you is bad,” she said.

Continue reading at https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2019/08/anti-israel-protesters-urge-ann-arbor-council-to-approve-7-word-resolution.html

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Michigan Radio rejects sponsor’s pro-Israeli message by Ali Harb

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But to Palestinian activists, the day commemorating the establishment of the State of Israel is a painful occasion and it has nothing to do with anti-Semitism… Nawash added that wishing Israel a happy independence day is a harmful message that amounts to advocating for “cultural genocide” against Palestinians. “When I celebrate the birth of Israel, I am celebrating wiping the identity of the history and culture of Palestinians,” he said. He said Israel destroyed the fabric of Palestinian society, both in Israel and the Palestinian territories, because of splintering caused by Nekba.

Continue reading at http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/news/id_12227/Michigan-Radio-rejects-sponsors-pro-Israeli-message.html

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