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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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Ibrahim: The fight for Palestinian liberation unifies marginalized populations by Sara Ibrahim

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Jarring pictures and videos of human rights abuses — such as Israeli settlers forcing Palestinians to break and leave their homes and chanting “Death to Arabs,” “The 2nd Nakba is coming soon” and “A good Arab is a dead one” — have been able to circulate through social media channels. Conversation about the Palestinian plight has been easier to tap into. 

Social media has also normalized the use of certain terms such as “ethnic cleansing,” “settler colonialism,” “forced displacement,” “genocide” and “apartheid,” which are terms that were previously not widely used in discourse about Palestine. Describing the genocide as a “conflict” is becoming more rejected as the word implies that both sides are on equal footing, when there is a clear colonizer and colonized, oppressor and oppressed. 

Continue reading at https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/07/13/lateststories/ibrahim-the-fight-for-palestinian-liberation-unifies-marginalized-populations/

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In the Midst of Destruction – From Jerusalem to Gaza: Palestine Speaks // Mohammad al-Kurd on Palestine Deep Dive

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Of course they’re loosing control. Of course, because often times what happens is that they isolate Gaza, and the isolate the narrative of Gaza, and- if I’m allowed to cuss- I think people are finally calling bullshit on this. The myth of “self defence”, the myth of “Hamas rockets”. Those myths that they use to justify a literal genocide. A reoccurring annual genocidal launch of warfare on Gaza, is see-through nowadays. And we’re seeing this because of social media, we’re seeing that people no longer accept this.

Continue watching at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44dzECkijbo

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Sheikh Jarrah: Western media outlets are whitewashing Israeli colonialism by Denijal Jegic

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The terms “Jews” and “Israelis” as well as “Palestinians” and “Arabs” are used as interchangeable synonyms. As a consequence, the colonial dimensions are obscured because Palestinians are not referred to as indigenous people and Israel is not identified as a colonial power. 

…The latest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza were as well portrayed as a “response” to Hamas which is depicted as “an Islamic group sworn to Israel’s destruction.” That Israel is sworn to the destruction of Hamas and to Palestine as such is not part of the discourse. In fact, settler-colonial expansion is genocidal as such and necessitates the removal of the indigenous people. 

Continue reading at https://www.trtworld.com/opinion/sheikh-jarrah-western-media-outlets-are-whitewashing-israeli-colonialism-46593

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Israel Admits its Guilt (and Other Arguments) by Jim Miles

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There are two solutions left.  First is the status quo, a slow genocide and ethnic removal of the Palestinian people, preferably to surrounding Arab states (Saudi Arabia, a US-Israeli ally would certainly not welcome them), or less preferably to small islets of apartheid.  The whole process could be sped up by a regional war, say with Iran, under cover of which Israel could attempt to expel masses of Palestinians.

The second solution is what many have demanded of Canada (remember, no double standards):  justice and restoration – of rights, of property, of health and education, of infrastructure, of legal equality as well as full political participation in the governance of the country. Simple solution, but entirely against the beliefs of the current Israeli system.

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/israel-admits-its-guilt-and-other-arguments/

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COVID-19 in Palestine: A Pandemic in the Face of “Settler Colonial Erasure” by Yara Hawari

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At the start of the lockdowns, many Palestinians commented that the world now finally understood what life was like for them. Particularly in the West Bank and Gaza, the curfews, the closure of public spaces, the inability or difficulty to travel, lingering anxiety and perpetual uncertainty are features common to Palestinian life. However, this new global reality reflects only a fraction of the Palestinian experience of suffering from nearly a century of ongoing settler colonialism.

Australian scholar, Patrick Wolfe, described settler colonialism as “a structure not an event”[1] and its driving logic as the elimination of the indigenous people. This ongoing settler colonial process is often referred to by Palestinians as al-nakba al-mustamirra (the ongoing catastrophe), and further manifests itself through expulsions, confiscation of land, incarceration, military bombardments and ghettoization processes across historical Palestine.

Continue reading at https://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/covid-19-palestine-pandemic-face-settler-colonial-erasure

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