WHO’s erasure of Palestinians must cease by Richard Horton on The Lancet

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Palestinian life expectancy, infant and under-5 mortality, and maternal mortality were all worse than those of the occupying nation. Occupation created successive financial crises for the health sector. Movement restrictions, violence, obstructions to the delivery of health care, the arrest and detention of health workers, and damage to health facilities have all shrunk the humanitarian space for Palestinians. Dr Ghada Jadba, who leads UNRWA’s Gaza field health programme, reported the effects of four wars on the Gaza Strip since 2007. Dr Ameer Qoulaq, a UNRWA medical officer in Gaza, described how 22 of his relatives were killed during an attack in May, 2021.

… One choice his agency has made is to erase the existence of over 5 million people from its “comprehensive” assessment of world health—WHO’s flagship World Health Statistics 2022… WHO is guilty of nothing less than statistical genocide—the deliberate elimination of a people with the aim of extinguishing their existence.

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Against Apartheid: Conversations in Solidarity with Seema Mustafa on The Indo-Palestine Solidarity Network

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So in the midst of ongoing genocide, with the Gaza Strip having been converted into an open air prison, and the Israelis using every trick in the wicked book, including the settlers and the settlements, to squeeze the Palestinians out of the territory… the Amnesty report speaking of apartheid has come as a welcome surprise. 

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Palestinian resistance is forcing liberals to see Israel’s apartheid from Ali Abunimah

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It’s important that Amnesty has come out and recognised apartheid, but in another article we published at the Electronic Intifada today, by my colleague Maureen Murphy, she points out that although the Amnesty report is really useful, and is really a watershed in terms of international advocacy. And Amnesty goes much further than Human Rights Watch, and B’Tselem, and others in terms of its recommendations. Even then, this report falls short by failing to recognise the settler-colonial context of the Zionist project in Palestine. And settler colonialism is ultimately genocidal. Because, as Maureen writes, the Zionist settlers did not come from Europe with the intent to dominate and persecute Palestinians, and establish an apartheid regime. They came with the intent to take their land and remove them.

Continue reading at https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/palestinian-resistance-forcing-liberals-see-israels-apartheid

Greenwashing Provides Cover for Zionist Settler-Colonialism by Omar Zahzah

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Greenwashing gives ethical cover to colonial Zionist brutality. It also provides the rationale by which the JNF and various other pro-colonial Zionist organizations, foundations and non-profits enjoy charitable status. This charitable status allows the JNF to provide tax credits for donations, meaning that up to 25% of their budget comes from the public’s tax dollars. In other words, “charity” is being weaponized to facilitate ethnic cleansing and genocide in real time.

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/greenwashing-provides-cover-for-zionist-settler-colonialism/

How U.S. non-profits fund Israeli settlements by Zach Farber

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July 27 demonstration called by Al-Awda and the NY4Palestine Coalition outside the Long Island home of Fauci (who is a U.S. citizen) and the office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James also demanded the revocation of 501(c)(3) status for groups which back settler-led genocide in Palestine.

Continue reading at https://www.liberationnews.org/how-u-s-non-profits-fund-israeli-settlements/