Celebrating Palestinian Poet And Novelist Mourid Barghouti by Lois Griffiths

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You learn of the destruction of olive groves, a cruel blow, a kind of cultural genocide, for traditional culture revolved around the olive.
“Olive oil is the gift of the traveller, the comfort of the bride, the reward of autumn, the boast of the storeroom, the wealth of the family across centuries.”

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Nahla Abdo at Challenging the Narrative: Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitic? on Carleton University Students For Scholars at Risk

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Nahla Abdo on Carleton University Students For Scholars at Risk

A cross-examination of Zionism, from Israel, reveals the violent, racist, and even genocidal policies and practices that Israel, as a settler colonial state, has been using against indigenous Palestinians, among others. 

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Paralysing International Criminal Justice by Farhad Malekian

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Even though the injustices occurring against the Palestinians are alarming, no government is assisting the victims. The gavel of lady justice has been stolen by the permanent members of the Security Council, and thus, no state has spoken out against the injustices. The judges and prosecutors of the international courts are threatened by the dialogues of the powerful authorities, and they even celebrate the mourning of the broken dreams of the innocent children. The Palestinian population has been subjected to genocide, annihilation, banishment, and terror at the hands of the grandchildren of those who themselves greatly suffered from the genocide in Europe

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Welcome to the Nakba: notes from the epicentre of an apocalypse by Micaela Sahhar

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Palestinians are not people ‘of Palestinian heritage’. That is to misunderstand the meaning of our diaspora. That is to misunderstand the nature of ethnic cleansing, forcible removal, spaciocide, genocide, the weaponising of language that would have us disappear in plain sight. Palestinians are not ghosts. Although it is true that we have the power of haunting (what criminal is not haunted by the flesh and blood evidence of their crime?). When a Palestinian tells you they are a Palestinian, this is not an opinion.

Continue reading at https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-238/feature-welcome-to-the-nakba-notes-from-the-epicentre-of-an-apocalypse/

The Gaza blockade is entering its fourteenth year by La Via Campesina

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La Via Campesina’s Arab and North African region considers the continuation of the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip to be in and of itself a crime against humanity, one to which can be applied the terms of apartheid, war crimes, and genocide.

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Press release on UN-released list of companies having ties with Israeli settlements by Hamas Islamic Resistance Movement

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Hamas movement welcomes the report released by the UN human rights office that lists companies that have relations with Israeli settlements located in the West Bank. The movement thinks that such a move is a step in the right track to isolate the Israeli occupation and hold it accountable for its crimes committed against the Palestinian people, the foremost of them is genocide and displacing the Palestinian people from their land to establish Israeli settlements.

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Los Angeles Palestinians and supporters reject Trump and Netanyahu’s ‘Joke of the Century’ by Chakib Mouzaoui

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Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb, an attendee of the rally, the director of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at CSU San Bernardino, and co-director/executive producer of “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” was unsurprised by the announcement of what she and Al-Awda Coalition called the “Joke of the Century.” Muhtaseb explained to Liberation News:

“I mean it was nothing out of what we expected from the alliance of Trump and Netanyahu. It just confirmed what we knew already: a continuation of land appropriation and theft, continuous genocide against the Palestinians in the form of more settlements and endorsement of settlements, more chunking of Palestinian land, where there is no room for a ‘Palestinian state,’ as they claim. Other problems with the plan are that it denies the Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their ancestral homeland, it allows for more land grab, and it totally erases Palestinian existence as a negotiator, as a part of whatever kind of peace deal that has to be made.”

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Remembering the Sabra and Shatila massacre by Nasim Ahmed

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Thirty-seven years ago this week, one of the bloodiest chapters in Palestinian history unfolded in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Surrounded by Israeli forces from all sides, thousands of refugees, bereft of leadership and protection from the international community, were slaughtered during a two day killing spree in the Shatila refugee camp and the adjacent Sabra neighbourhood of Beirut by the Christian Phalangist militia, Israel’s paramilitary ally in Lebanon… Shock and outrage followed. The UN Security Council passed Resolution 521 unanimously, condemning the massacre. On 16 December 1982, the UN General Assembly declared the massacre to be an “act of genocide”.

Continue reading at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190916-remembering-the-sabra-and-shatila-massacre/

Al Nakbah and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Hanin Abou Salem

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In my opinion those responsible for Plan Dalet committed acts of Genocide because The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) defines Genocide “as acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.” Pappe’s findings indicate that those responsible for Plan Dalet massacred and expelled Palestinians with the intent to ethnically cleanse Palestine from Palestinians for the sake of securing an exclusive state for the Jewish people. The fact that Palestinians were targeted as a group based on their national, ethnical, racial and religious background therefore amounts to Genocide. My argument is supported by Article 2 of the Convention which considers the following acts as genocide: a) Killing members of the group, b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction in whole or in part, d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group and e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. Pappe’s findings indicate that those who participated in Plan Dalet committed acts that correspond with acts amounting to genocide as defined by Article 2 in part (a), (b), and (c). 

Continue reading at https://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/palestinian-refugees/al-nakbah-and-the-ethnic-cleansing-of-palestinians/

Anti-Zionism is a Rejection of Racism and Imperialism, not Just Criticism of Israel by Eyad Kishawi, Liliana Cordova-Kaczerginski, Max Ajl

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… ever since the general strike of 1936 and the great Palestinian revoltagainst the British mandate, anti-Zionism has been defined as the rejection of Jewish-only colonies, created on Palestinian land through expropriation and forced expulsion of indigenous Palestinians for the purpose of building the economic and demographic conditions for establishing a colonial nation-state in Palestine. It was only natural that massacres, genocide, and eventually apartheid would inevitably ensue where the colonizer has sought to establish dominance over the colonized.

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