Category Archives: Conditions that amount to genocide

Op-ed: Bruins must voice opposition to Israeli human rights violations by Farhana El Taha

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From 1947 to 1949, a forced eviction of 750,000 Palestinians, or nearly half of Palestine’s Arab population, marked the event now known as the Nakba. Although the origins of the colonization of Palestine reach further into the past, the Nakba is a distinct event because it was the first time that Israel took such a large area of historically Palestinian territory. This displaced thousands of Palestinians, who were now without a home. Less than a decade before, the Holocaust started off in a similar fashion to the Nakba. In both events, people were forcefully displaced, homes were demolished and important ethno-religious places were destroyed. Blockades deprived people of medicine, food, water, education and other basic necessities for survival – and in the case of the Palestinians still continue to do so today. By the demise of the Nazi regime, the Nazis murdered 17 million people – among them, Soviets, Jews, Roma, Poles, Serbians, and countless others. Although these are two different events deserving of separate but equal acknowledgment, they show that the deprivation of basic necessities, unlawful dispossession of land and the mass killings of certain groups still take place. I ask for the respect of past, ongoing and potential victims of genocide, but when will these current atrocities stop?

Continue reading at https://dailybruin.com/2021/06/28/op-ed-bruins-must-voice-opposition-to-israeli-human-rights-violations

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On ‘conflict’, ‘peace’ and ‘genocide’: Time for new language on Palestine and Israel by Dr. Ramzy Baroud

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On 25 May, famous US actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing “genocide” in Gaza.

“I have reflected and wanted to apologise for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing ‘genocide’,” Ruffalo wrote, adding: “It’s not accurate, it’s inflammatory, disrespectful and is being used to justify anti-Semitism, here and abroad. Now is the time to avoid hyperbole.”

But were Ruffalo’s earlier assessments, indeed, “not accurate, inflammatory and disrespectful”? And does equating Israel’s war on besieged, impoverished Gaza with genocide fit into the classification of “hyperbole”?

To avoid pointless social media spats, one only needs to reference the “United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide”. 

Continue reading at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210612-on-conflict-peace-and-genocide-time-for-new-language-on-palestine-and-israel/

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Scholars of Genocide, Mass Violence, and Human Rights Statement on Ongoing Developments in Palestine and Israel on Jadaliyya

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As scholars of genocide, mass violence, and human rights, it is our moral and intellectual responsibility to center the voices and perspectives of victims and survivors of state violence. We study and teach about a wide range of processes and cases of mass atrocities and state violence. Unfortunately, Israel—like many other modern states—also commits state violence, and we must not remain silent about it. Indeed, we teach students about the dangers of remaining silent and about the importance of speaking up and taking action. This is particularly significant in this case, as Palestinians, their history, and the ongoing Israeli state violence against them since the Nakba in 1948 have been marginalized in our field for far too long. 

Continue reading at https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/42832

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“Today we are Nazis,” says member of Israeli Jewish extremist group by Ali Abunimah and Tamara Nassar

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In screenshots from the groups posted by Fake Reporter, members talked about types of weapons and made plans for where to meet up in order to attack Palestinians and burn mosques. They engaged in virulent racism and incitement against Palestinians.
The messages were released in the context of recent attacks by extremist Jewish Israelis on Palestinians, their homes and businesses as Israel escalated its attacks on the occupied West Bank and Gaza over the last week.
“We are no longer Jews today,” one user wrote in a Telegram group titled “People from Holon, Bat Yam and Rishon Lezion go out to bring war.”
“Today we are Nazis.”

Continue reading at https://electronicintifada.net/content/today-we-are-nazis-says-member-israeli-jewish-extremist-group/33081

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Gaza Lives Erased: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose by Amira Hass

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Wiping out entire families in Israeli bombings was one of the characteristics of the war in 2014. In the roughly 50 days of the war then, UN figures say that 142 Palestinian families were erased (742 people in total). The numerous incidents then and today attest that these were not mistakes: and that the bombing of a house while all its residents are in it follows a decision from higher up, backed by the examination and approval of military jurists.

Continue reading at https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/gaza-israel-wiping-entire-palestinian-families-hamas-1.9820005

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As Palestine Suffers, A Call For Action by Ian Walker

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What started as a protest last week against the forced evictions of Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem by Jewish settlers has since escalated into a full-on Israeli bombing campaign against Gaza. At least 145 people, including 41 children, have been murdered by Israeli missiles, funded in part by allies like the United States. While certainly an acceleration in its borderline genocidal treatment of the Palestinian people, Israel’s actions over the last few days should come as no surprise. 

Continue reading at https://kotaku.com/as-palestine-suffers-a-call-for-action-1846903598

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Jewish Yale Students and Alumni in Solidarity with Yale Students4Palestine to Demand Accountability from Our Institutions and Peers by Yale Jews for Palestine

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We envision a Judaism that is inherently anti-racist and anti-Zionist, and we reject the conflation of Zionism with Judaism that labels anti-Zionism as anti-Semitic. We will not allow our Jewishness and our history of struggle to be weaponized in order to commit pogroms, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. Instead, we offer the concept of doikayt, a Yiddish socialist idea meaning “hereness.” We must fight for our right to thrive right here where we are–a Jewish life that does not legitimize the displacement and ethnic cleansing of any other group in the name of our own “security.” We believe the most secure future for the Jewish people is not through any settler colonial project, but through solidarity with other oppressed groups, fighting to abolish racism and transform our world.

Continue reading at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X0bv_YzavDOtiQRLiuEgve9a7knIrGNZmg5sR0FrYcU/edit

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In the Midst of Destruction – From Jerusalem to Gaza: Palestine Speaks // Mohammad al-Kurd on Palestine Deep Dive

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Of course they’re loosing control. Of course, because often times what happens is that they isolate Gaza, and the isolate the narrative of Gaza, and- if I’m allowed to cuss- I think people are finally calling bullshit on this. The myth of “self defence”, the myth of “Hamas rockets”. Those myths that they use to justify a literal genocide. A reoccurring annual genocidal launch of warfare on Gaza, is see-through nowadays. And we’re seeing this because of social media, we’re seeing that people no longer accept this.

Continue watching at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44dzECkijbo

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Sheikh Jarrah: Western media outlets are whitewashing Israeli colonialism by Denijal Jegic

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The terms “Jews” and “Israelis” as well as “Palestinians” and “Arabs” are used as interchangeable synonyms. As a consequence, the colonial dimensions are obscured because Palestinians are not referred to as indigenous people and Israel is not identified as a colonial power. 

…The latest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza were as well portrayed as a “response” to Hamas which is depicted as “an Islamic group sworn to Israel’s destruction.” That Israel is sworn to the destruction of Hamas and to Palestine as such is not part of the discourse. In fact, settler-colonial expansion is genocidal as such and necessitates the removal of the indigenous people. 

Continue reading at https://www.trtworld.com/opinion/sheikh-jarrah-western-media-outlets-are-whitewashing-israeli-colonialism-46593

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