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Since 2005, the Palestinian-led global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has paved the way for grassroots mobilization in this direction by Apoorva Gautam

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“…the seminal distinction between Combatants and non-combatants are one of the ground principles of International Humanitarian Laws (or Laws of War) which come into play during war and armed conflicts. If unarmed civilians become fair game for armed government soldiers, since they are now regarded as combatants, then commission of killing, sexual violence, enforced disappearance, torture, foisting false cases which are ruinous for affected people, become the new “normal”.
…The governments and peoples of the world must demand justice against those guilty of these crimes against humanity. The international community can not remain silent in the face of the genocide of the Palestinian people. We demand that Israel submit to international law and comply with UN resolutions. Also, that our governments break diplomatic and commercial ties with the segregationist regime of Israeli apartheid.”
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India blames Pakistan for Rohingya issue by Sultan M Hali

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India has joined the fray for two reasons; firstly, the current ruling junta of India, which is guided by hate and bigotry of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and led by the “Butcher of Gujarat”, Narendra Modi, is a sworn enemy of the Muslims; secondly, in the garb of the repression against the Rohingyas, Modi finds it expedient to blame Pakistan for its alleged support to the downtrodden Muslims of Myanmar. Readers may recall that Israel is committing unprecedented atrocities against the Palestinians in Gaza but instead of condemning the genocide of Muslims, India embraces Israel as its mentor and seeks new methods of inflicting violence on the Muslims of IOK.

Continue reading at https://pakobserver.net/india-blames-pakistan-rohingya-issue/

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“Forgive Us Dear Palestinians, We Have Lost Gandhi and Deserted You” by Manoj Kumar Jha on The Citizen

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In the noise of ‘strategic and commercial treaties’ with the true friend, my Prime Minister and his delegation members conveniently forgot Nakba– an instance of ethnic-cleansing incomparable in human history took place. They also chose to be callously indifferent to the de-nationalisation of your history.

Forgive us our Palestinian friends! Seventy years after our independence we have come to be partners in the crime committed against you, by aligning with those who are responsible for perpetrating ‘incremental genocide.’

Continue reading at http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/OldNewsPage/?Id=11177

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Indian Muslims protest on International Al-Quds Day on The Milli Gazette

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The International Quds Day, an annual event held here on the last Friday of Ramadan in solidarity of Palestine and against Israel’s illegal occupation, was organised here on 1 July. A rally was held under the auspices of the National Council of Shia Ulama and Majlis Ulama-e-Hind at Jantar Mantar… Speaking at the event, President of National Council of Shia Ulama, Maulana Mohsin Taqawi said, “The Palestinian conflict is not only a political matter for its victims but also a matter of concern for every Muslim across the globe. We should raise our voice against the Israeli genocide.”

Continue reading at http://www.milligazette.com/news/14513-indian-muslims-protest-on-international-al-quds-day-palestine

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Poetic Hospitality by Mamta Sagar

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The world is witnessing the plight of Palestine which is going through an inhuman and politically motivated suffocation by Israel. The West Bank and the Gaza Strip in particular have been targeted by pure genocide, executed in the name of ‘waging war’, while the ‘enemy’ has neither the proper weapons nor strength to sustain anything at all.

Continue reading at http://www.bangaloremirror.com/columns/views/Poetic-Hospitality/articleshow/50429576.cms

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Hindutva Fascists And Barbaric Zionists Are Natural Partners! by Anand Singh

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Last year, when Israel was carrying out one of the most barbaric genocides of this century by bombarding the Gaza strip, justice-loving people across the world, including India, were out on streets to protest. But it was the same time, when frenzied triumphalism of Hindutva fascists was at its peak in the corridors of power. Now more than a year has elapsed since the Hindutva fascists came to power in India under the leadership of Narendra Modi. As expected, the BJP government has made it clear through its conduct in the last one year that Hindutva fascists and Zionists are the ideological kins. To strengthen this bonhomie, Narendra Modi has announced his visit to Israel. As a gesture of friendship, Modi government has thrice abstained from voting in United Nations in the last three months, instead of voting against Israel.

Continue reading at http://www.countercurrents.org/asingh191015.htm

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One year after Operation Protective Edge by Avisekh Konar

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Every child in Gaza, seven years or younger, has, in their little lifetime, seen three of the most murderous atrocities committed by Israel. Israel calls this periodic assault of Gaza “mowing the grass” — a chilling phrase which typifies the systematic dehumanisation of the Palestinian people, necessary for the acquiescence and approval of the Israeli population for the genocidal campaigns of their government.

Continue reading at http://www.dhakatribune.com/op-ed/2015/aug/17/one-year-after-operation-protective-edge

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Chennai Muslims march for Palestinians by C D S Mani

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Shias, Sunnis, a section of Hindus, scholars and social activists participated in the rally. “Freedom of Palestine is the most important issue of the Muslim world. The genocide conducted by Israel against the Palestinians over the last several decades is despicable and we condemn it,” chief Shia qazi Moulana Ghulam Mohammed Mehdi Khan said addressing the gathering.

Continue reading at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Chennai-Muslims-march-for-Palestinians/articleshow/48115898.cms

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Opinion: Israel, India & UN vote on The Hindu

India has missed a golden opportunity to be a champion of humanity (“Netanyahu called up Modi on eve of vote”, July 5 and “India keeps away from vote against Israel in U.N.”, July 4). What is happening in Gaza is genocide, where innocent people have been and are being killed with impunity, and with the backing of the West. It may be an open secret that India depends on Israel for its defence preparedness but that does not mean that we should sacrifice our self-esteem and shy away from doing our duty towards humanity. India’s decision is plain shameful.

T. Anand Raj, Chennai

Continue reading at http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/letters/israel-india-un-vote/article7389456.ece

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