Chief Justice must apologise for anti-Palestine comments by Ahmed Jazbhay

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… it sends out a clear message that the Zionist lobby and its sympathisers cannot use members of the judiciary to further its global propaganda campaign to justify and normalise its genocide, epistemicide, ethnic cleansing and colonisation of Palestine.

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, respecting an investigation of the Situation in Palestine

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Today, I confirm the initiation by the Office of the Prosecutor (”Office”) of the International Criminal Court (”ICC” or the ”Court”) of an investigation respecting the Situation in Palestine. The investigation will cover crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court that are alleged to have been committed in the Situation since 13 June 2014, the date to which reference is made in the Referral of the Situation to my Office.

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Biden bolsters the American empire in Syria by Ethan Bochicchio

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Particularly when it comes to Israel, Biden’s foreign policy, despite the claim of the Israeli official, is actually remarkably similar to Barak Obama’s, in that both presidents have allowed for genocide to take place in the Palestinian territories.

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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.

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Genocide in Gaza: Physical Destruction and Beyond by Mohammed Nijim

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Recently, the United Nations has warned of the implications of the Israeli siege and emphasized that Gaza could
soon be unlivable. Using data collected through semi-structured interviews with six Palestinian students from Gaza who are currently studying in the US, the present study adopts a sociological perspective to examine whether Israel is committing a slow-motion genocide in Gaza. The findings indicate that Israel uses direct but more often indirect methods to inflict the utmost destruction upon Gazans as a social group.

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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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A Postcolonial Analysis of the Genocide Convention With Reference to the Lived experiences of the Palestinian People Under Settler Colonial Rule by Claudia Laurel Bell

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Native people under colonial rule have suffered a multitude of human rights abuses throughout history. The human rights community has attempted to address this by granting colonised peoples self-determination, in addition to creating international laws that seek to prevent and punish the mistreatment of vulnerable people more broadly. However, a growing number of scholars have argued that international human rights law not only fails to sufficiently account for abuses that continue to be perpetrated against native peoples, but also, by doing so, actively contributes to their marginalisation. I will follow this academic trajectory, and will argue that the Genocide Convention specifically, was constructed in accordance with the vested interests of colonial powers. The resulting definition of genocide omitted acts occuring to native people, such as ethnic cleansing and forced assimilation, as it suited the political agendas of colonial countries. I will challenge this position and assert that if genocide is to be understood as the destruction of the group, rather than its individual constituent parts, then any action designed to intentionally decimate the group, (as a metaphysical entity existing beyond its human participants), should be considered genocidal. More specifically, non-lethal methods, often referred to as cultural genocide, should be included in the Genocide Convention. I will contextualise this argument within Palestine and apply a settler-colonial lens to the engagement between the Israeli State and the Palestinian people. I will argue that settler-colonisation has an intrinsically genocidal dimension; it follows therefore that the treatment of the Palestinians by the Israeli State can be plausibly considered. It will be concluded that if international human rights law is to effectively protect vulnerable communities from human rights abuses, such as genocide, it needs to be consistently evaluated and reconsidered from a multitude of perspectives.  


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