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1982 Beirut massacre still haunts survivors by Seda Sevencan

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Shortly after Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, right-wing Lebanese groups allied with the invaders stormed the camp, killing its inhabitants, raping mothers in front of their families and mutilating pregnant women.
When the incident – which went on for over three days, from Sept. 15 to 18 – was over, some 3,000 Palestinians and Lebanese, mostly Shia, had been murdered.
The night before the massacre, Israel’s then-Defense Minister Ariel Sharon had ordered that the camp be surrounded in advance, effectively paving the way for one of the bloodiest massacres in modern history.After the massacre, on Dec. 16, 1982, the United Nations condemned what happened and declared it an act of genocide. However, there are still no judgments and penalties regarding the massacre.

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Malaysia’s Mahathir: US plan allows Israel’s occupation on Anadolu Agency

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“This peace plan only recognizes Israeli occupation and completely ignores the rights of oppressed Palestinians,” Mahathir said in his opening address to the third Parliamentary Conference for Al-Quds in Petaling Jaya… “Malaysia has always stood with the Palestinians and rejected Trump’s proposal,” He called on the conference to take a stand against the complete oppression of Palestinians. “This activity should be an opportunity to overcome intimidation, violence and genocide against the Palestinian people.”

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Thousands march in solidarity with Palestine in London on Anadolu Agency

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Thousands of people marched through central London in a bid to end Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and the blockade on Gaza.

.. One of the protesters was Allison Pierce. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Pierce said she was “appalled” by what’s happening to Palestinians.
She said: “Do you want to know why I’m here today? I am absolutely appalled by what’s happening to the Palestinians. I think it’s genocide and I think it is murder.”

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Macedonian poet shines light on Palestinian struggle by Admir Fazlagikj and Sorwar Alam

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I carry Palestine in my heart, Macedonian poet Pande Manojlov who has written poems expressing his love and affection for Palestinian people told Anadolu Agency. Manojlov, who is also a writer, critic and journalist, said he tries to encourage sensitivity about the Palestinian cause by sharing his poems and writings on social network platforms.

…The suffering of the Palestinian people, who have been subjected to repeated violence of Israeli security forces, has led to calls for ending of their persecution. Worldwide campaigns have been launched to express solidarity with Palestinians.

The poem, which was also translated in Arabic, recalled the tragedy that took place in the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.

“I cannot forget the mass genocide of the Palestinian people.”

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Nigeria: Thousands gather in solidarity with Palestine by Rafiu Ajakaye

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Tens of thousands of mostly Muslim Nigerians gathered Monday to commemorate the Al-Aqsa Day, with calls on the United Nations to ensure that resolutions to ensure justice for Palestinians are implemented. Organized by Muslim Awareness International (MAI), a prominent civic group, Al-Aqsa Day is commemorated in Nigeria on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabiul Awwal to show solidarity with the Palestinian people… Adelaja Odukoya, an activist who teaches comparative politics at the country’s University of Lagos, said the injustices against Palestinians persist because of the complicity of the global powers.

“The UN was founded on the slogan of self-determination, but that slogan has remained empty in regard to the Palestinian crisis. What is playing out in the crisis is the hegemony of the U.S as reflected in the non-implementation of several UN resolutions, especially resolution 242 and others,” Odukoya said. “Israeli policies in Palestine amount to genocide because the livelihood of the Palestinian is left at the mercy of Israel…”

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Truce reveals massive devastation in Gaza’s Shujaya on Anadolu Agency

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Graphic images taken from Shujaya in the shelling’s immediate aftermath featured images of women’s and children’s bodies scattered around the neighborhood’s streets, ostensibly killed while trying to escape indiscriminate strikes.
“No words can describe what Shujaya has gone through,” a paramedic said as he searched for missing bodies in the rubble.
“Massacre,” a nearby resident interjected.
“We’re facing genocide,” the paramedic went on to say.

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