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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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PM Modi Visit To Israel: ‘Sky Is The Limit’ by Seema Mustafa

Reports suggest that India bought $662 million worth of arms from Israel during the first six months after PM Modi came to power, and that experts point out is more than the total value of Israel’s defence exports to India in the last three years… just after Israel started its Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, that drew worldwide condemnation, the Indian Foreign Office issued a statement against the loss of civilian life in Gaza but compensating this with concern over “cross border provocations resulting from rocket attacks” that was the Israeli justification for the attack that was described as ‘genocide’ even in sections of the western media.

The government blocked and rejected a parliamentary resolution moved by the Opposition to condemn the Israeli attack on the Palestinians. In the midst of all this political heat there was PM Modi tweeting Hanukah greetings in Hebrew,and congratulating Netanyahu “my friend Bibi” on his re-election.

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Wikipedia: Reactions to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict

  • On 10 July, Bolivia condemned the brutal Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip and called on Tel Aviv to cease hostilities. The Foreign Ministry also called on the international community to intervene to stop “the genocide” and stressed that “should respect and comply with international agreements and treaties.”
  • Brazil‘s Special Advisor for International Relations was quoted saying “For the love of God, what we have here is genocide, a massacre, to the point where top UN officials are starting to talk about war crimes”.
  • On 2 August, the mayor of Érpatak [Hungary], Mihaly Zoltan Orosz, led a demonstration against what he called the “freemason media” conspiracy to silence the “ongoing genocide” committed by the Israeli military against Hamas in Gaza.
  • On 11 July, President Daniel Ortega [Nicaragua] said he “expressed his solidarity with the Palestinian people and condemned the genocidal bombing of Israel. How are we going to condemn us not, at this time, the genocide being committed against the Palestinian people again? Now go over there 80 dead, children, youth of all ages. Who for that genocide?”
  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif [Pakistan] said: “I am saddened and disappointed to note the silence of international community against this injustice, the silence and ineffectiveness of the Muslim Ummah has made Palestinians more vulnerable and made Israel more aggressive. The world must stop Israel from this naked and brutal aggression”. He termed the Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza as ‘genocide,’ urging the world to stop Israel’s naked and brutal aggression.
  • Deputy Prime Minister Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed, who was attending the Muslim Scholars Forum in Istanbul, said that the international community has failed to oppose Israeli aggression against Muslims in Palestine. “The ongoing genocide committed by Israel against our brothers in Palestine is something that we can not accept. Killing innocent people of women and children, targeting hospitals, mosques and schools is something very hateful. We share the pain with Palestinians, as we strongly say that Somalia is very upset about what is going in Gaza.
  • Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused Israel of conducting “state terrorism” and a “genocide attempt” against the Palestinians. He also stated that “as long as children are being slaughtered in Palestine, normalisation of Turkey-Israel relations are no longer impossible”.
  • In New Delhi, Protest was organized by 70 political and social groups on the theme of “Stop The Genocide in Gaza! Boycott Israel!” Protestors demanded that the international community, including India should “boycott Israel till the time it continues the illegal occupation of Palestine”.

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Folk troupe Vimalakka’s Song At Cultural Protest Aganist Israel’s Genocide In Palastine

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