Category Archives: Conditions that amount to genocide

Sabra and Shatila: memories of a massacre by Steve Sweeney

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The late Robert Fisk, one of the first journalists to enter the camp after the killings, reported: “After three days of rape, fighting and brutal executions, militias finally leave the camps with 1,700 dead.” Others, including the Lebanese Red Cross, numbered the dead at 3,500.

The exact total may never be known as Israeli-supplied bulldozers moved swiftly into the camp, dumping decaying corpses into mass graves that were later hit by bombs.

What isn’t in doubt is that what happened in Shatila and the neighbouring Sabra district over the three days was a genocide — the United Nations general assembly confirmed it as such in December 1982.

Continue reading at https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/feature-sabra-and-chatila

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The double injustice of climate change in Occupied Palestine by Emad Moussa

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… it’s imperative to remember that fundamental to the Zionist settler-colonialism is the transformation of Palestinians into fully dependent subjects, stripped of the means to function on their own or establish an independent state. As Israel manufactures and perpetuates this collective deprivation, not only does it emphasise a racist, colonial hierarchy, but – worse – it takes away Palestinians’ basic means to fend for themselves against climate change. Stripping a group of the means of self-defence against climate change may be equal to committing climate genocide.

Continue reading at https://english.alaraby.co.uk/opinion/double-injustice-climate-change-occupied-palestine

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Palestinian Labour, Unconquered by Salvage Editorial Collective

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When Israel conquered Gaza and the West Bank in 1967, one of their first moves was to ban the Palestinian flag and to ban books evoking Palestine’s existence. The attempted eradication of historical memory is part of a process that Israeli historian Baruch Kimmerling once called ‘politicide’. To destroy the idea of Palestine need not entail the physical destruction of the Palestinians. However, as the increasingly overt calls for genocide from Israeli politicians suggest, it need not entail their survival either.

Continue reading at https://salvage.zone/articles/palestinian-labour-unconquered/

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US organizations demand Tampa General Hospital to end partnership with Israeli business on WAFA News Agency

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The depoliticization of healthcare as a site of neutrality showcases the continuous refusal to acknowledge health disparities that are caused by structural harms. The structures of colonialism, militarization, and capitalism perpetuate an erasure of an entire ethnicity in which this case are the Palestinians in the face of Israeli aggression. A statement that isn’t a hyperbole, or a belittlement but a well-documented fact by multiple international human rights organizations. Can Tampa General Hospital advocate for the advancement of health in its community, while it invests in the genocide and displacement of besieged Palestinians? 

Continue reading at http://english.wafa.ps/Pages/Details/125718

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Has AU Declared War On Member States by Granting Israel ‘Observer Status’? by Iqbal Jassat

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While the controversy rages on, it is important to remind AU member states to be mindful of their responsibility to adhere to various international conventions which Israel is in violation of. As a serial perpetrator, the Zionist entity is not only guilty of the crime of Apartheid; it stands accused of war crimes and incremental genocide.
International humanitarian law of occupation contains a prohibition against deporting or transferring parts of the civilian population of the Occupying Power into Occupied Territory. Such illegal transfers carried out by Israel are to alter the demographic composition of the population of the occupied territory…

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/has-au-declared-war-on-member-states-by-granting-israel-observer-status/

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Hope for fractured Palestinian families as Israel law ends on Al Jazeera

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Halima Abu Haneya, a doctor of social sciences who wrote her PhD dissertation on Jerusalem and how Palestinian residents have been forced out… Abu Haneya said this was all part of a deliberate Israeli land-grab policy to favour a higher Jewish demography, which forced Palestinians to keep their addresses inside Israel so as not to lose their Jerusalem IDs as Israel requires Palestinians to repeatedly prove the city is the centre of their life. She said this policy prevented most West Bank residents from praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, from taking advantage of superior medical facilities and business opportunities and meeting with family and friends. “It’s a kind of cultural genocide.”

Continue reading at https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/12/hope-for-fractured-palestinian-families-as-israel-law-ends

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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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