Time to end Apartheid Israel’s genocidal oppression of Gaza by Haidar Eid

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As a result of Israel’s blockade on most imports and exports and other policies designed to punish Gazans, about 70% of Gaza’s workforce is now unemployed or without pay, according to the United Nations, and about 80% of its residents live in grinding poverty. About 1.2 million of them are now dependent for their day-to-day survival on food handouts from U.N. or international agencies; an increasing number of Palestinian families in Gaza are unable to offer their children more than one meager meal a day, often little more than rice and boiled lentils. Fresh fruit and vegetables are beyond the reach of many families. Meat and chicken are impossibly expensive. And fish is unavailable in its markets because the Israeli navy has curtailed the movements of Gaza ‘s fishermen. No wonder, a report by the UN predicted that by 2020, Gaza would become “unlivable.” 


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Israel’s policy toward Palestinians is ‘eradication’ — Wilkerson by Philip Weiss

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“I had a student at George Washington University who was in the IDF. He participated in Operation Cast Lead, you may remember, one of the first [attacks on Gaza, 2008-2009]. At a briefing of his battalion he was told that the object of that operation was to kill every Palestinian in sight, it didn’t matter who they were or what they were. They needed to teach the Palestinians in Gaza a lesson.
That was the standard operating procedure– that’s what they’ve been doing ever since. Every time you shoot a rocket at us, we will kill 1300 of you, men, women and children it doesn’t matter. And you will kill two or three of us. OK? We will live with those odds.

And we will eventually eradicate you. I’m convinced that’s their ultimate goal, eradication and/or apartheid. Now they’re very, very close to apartheid in the entire region. They’re already at apartheid in the West Bank. To a certain extent in Jerusalem.

In Gaza it’s a special kind of apartheid. You own it all, we will just keep you there, and we won’t let you do anything and we will come in periodically and kill you. Especially if you let the more active agents in Hamas do something to us, or the Islamic Jihad or whatever.

That’s Israeli’s policy, and eradication is not too strong word.”

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How colonizers weaponize rape: reflections from the Palestinian case by Tamam Mohsen

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In the case of Zionist settler-colonialism in Palestine, the goal of acquiring land led to the use of brutal tactics aimed at the dispossession and elimination of the indigenous population. Colonizers embraced sexual terrorization as an instrument for achieving this strategy. Rape, though still under-documented, played a role in the ethnic cleansing of indigenous Palestinians in 1948 and after. Many families fled their homes, in part due to their concerns over  their women being raped by Zionist forces. Indeed, it can be said that the conquest of land has gone hand in hand with sexual violence in the history of the Zionist ethnic cleansing of Palestine. 

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Their flag, like their state, will fall by Omar Zahzah

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If only language existed to capture what is impossible to feel, yet is inflicted all the same; not just a state of perpetual mourning—for this is at least definable, if no less unbearable. No, there is something more: it is also the terrible weight of the discord between perpetual mourning (which includes the certainty of mourning to come) and that, 74 years on, even as the façade continues to crack, there are still liberal bromides that sanction this status quo or, worse yet, blame us for it, asking us to be silent about being slaughtered with total impunity, having our homes destroyed on a whim, to swallow our sweat, our tears and blood in addition to the unbearable burden of a false “peace:” asking us to say that this was fine, to abandon our keys in the dirt or, if we can’t do that, at least die quietly so that a liberal establishment that defines state-sanctioned genocide as an adequate antidote to horrendous oppression can sigh with comfort.

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Israeli lawmaker warns Palestinians of another ‘Nakba’ if they fly Palestinian flag by Jonathan Ofir

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A member of the Israeli parliament, Israel Katz, warned Palestinians of another “Nakba” if they fly the Palestinian flag. The Likud lawmaker put up a video on his twitter this morning featuring him speaking at the parliament, with the message:

“Yesterday I warned the Arab students, who are flying Palestine flags at universities: Remember 48. Remember our independence war and your Nakba, don’t stretch the rope too much. […] If you don’t calm down we’ll teach you a lesson that won’t be forgotten.

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Silence is Zionism’s only defense by Nicki Kattoura

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The discourse around Palestine and Zionism has changed dramatically in the last year as a result—no doubt a product of Israel’s barbarous siege and assault on Gaza that murdered over 250 Palestinians, 67 of which were children. Palestinians were quite literally using their last living moments documenting the carnage, the massacre, and violence that the Israeli military that receives close to four billion dollars of U.S. tax dollars a year unleashed against a stateless, open-air prison.  It was in these moments that people started questioning: how are we seeing a genocide occur in real-time but still centering the personal injury of Zionists crying “antisemitism”? 

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Nakba74: The ‘voice of Palestine’ will be ignored no longer by Omar Zahzah

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A blue, bullet proof PRESS vest and a sniper-shot to the head, just below the helmet line: this is the anatomy of a genocide.

A funeral for a nationally beloved journalist murdered by a colonial regime that is overrun by Zionist occupation forces who beat pallbearers and nearly overturn the coffin completely: this is the anatomy of a genocide.

International inaction at a fascist colonial ethno-state that slaughters Indigenous people at will, at random, and for nothing more or less than the “crime” of existing: this is the anatomy of a genocide.

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DSA disbands Palestine solidarity working group as furor over Bowman continues by Omar Zahzah

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Fortunately, whatever the majority of the DSA NPC might suggest, there is a wide world of political struggle outside and beyond electoral politics. Palestine cannot be reduced to the patronizing condescension of a leadership body more interested in self-advancement than collective liberation, and the NPC’s autocratic move to disband the WG will undoubtedly continue to have ripple effects that will far outpace the measly self-importance of the censorious body, as more and more individuals realize the inherent injustice of silencing Palestinians on behalf of authorities who vote to fund their ongoing genocide.

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Accusing Israel of ‘genocide’ is equivalent to supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS and should bar a person from government employment — Greenblatt by Philip Weiss

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If we talk about Al Qaeda, we talk about ISIS, we talk about some of the horrific anti-Israel people out there who say the Jewish state is committing genocide, you know Mr. Congressman, I don’t think they belong as interns in your office or any public office for that matter. I feel very strongly about that. That kind of extremism should have no place.

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How to get away with genocide: legal issues arising from the Tantura massacre by Alya Zoabi

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According to international criminal law a war crime is defined as a violation of the laws of war including intentionally killing prisoners of war, torture, take hostages, unnecessarily destroying civilians’ property, deception, rape, pillaging, committing genocide or ethnic cleansing. If you are still unaware that the Israeli military committed all of the above during and after the Nakba, continuing to today, then I’m not sure you’re watching the right channel or reading the right newspaper. 

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