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.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2022/05/israeli-lawmaker-warns-palestinians-of-another-nakba-if-they-fly-palestinian-flag/

The Palestinian Nakba: In Memory and the Present by Robert Inlakesh

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The Nakba (“Catastrophe”) refers to the forced displacement of at least 750,000 Palestinians from their homes during Israel’s creation in 1948. Thousands of Palestinians were massacred by Israeli forces as Palestinian families fled in terror to neighboring countries and to the West Bank and Gaza.
But the Nakba never ended.
Israel has continued its occupation, land theft, ethnic cleansing, and genocide of the Palestinian people

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Genocide in Palestine: Gaza as a case study by Mohammed Nijim

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This article contends that Israeli policies that were enacted after the introduction of the siege in Gaza amount to slow-motion genocide. The United Nations has repeatedly warned of the serious implications of the Israeli siege and asserted that Gaza could soon be uninhabitable [Miriam Berger, ‘The U.N. Once Predicted Gaza Would Be “Uninhabitable” by 2020. Two Million People Still Live There’, Washington Post, January 2, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/01/01/un-predicted-gaza-would-be-uninhabitable-by-heres-what-that-actually-means/]. The present study adopts a sociological perspective and argues that genocide should be understood as a social practice rather than physical annihilation or merely mass killing of a group of people. It also situates the siege within a larger settler-colonial framework and emphasises the processual nature of the Nakba. Drawing on data collected through semi-structured interviews with Palestinian students as well as human rights reports, and historical and sociological materials, this article elaborates on how Israel commits a slow-motion genocide against defenceless populations in the Gaza Strip.

Continue reading at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642987.2022.2065261?journalCode=fjhr20

Deir Yassin makes a mockery of Israel’s “never again” pledge by Dina Elmuti

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Today, we are living in defining moments. Zionist criminality is being increasingly exposed and the cries for justice for Palestine are getting louder. There will come a day when the pledge to oppose Zionist violence will be more visceral. No longer will it be deemed too provocative to grant Palestinians basic human rights. That day may not be today. Maybe it will not even come within the next decade. But that day is inevitable. The day will come when the world will recall the Palestinian genocide and all of our action and inaction will weigh heavily on us.

Continue reading at https://electronicintifada.net/content/deir-yassin-makes-mockery-israels-never-again-pledge/35176

Don Wagner: The Widespread Influence of Christian Zionism and Growing Backlash Inside American Churches on Washington Report

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I used to give my students when I was teaching the Israel-Palestine… On the first day of classes I would give them this exercise: Where, when and why did the Palestine-Israel struggle begin? Now what would you say? Where does it begin? The students would often start with 1967, the 1967 war. But if you start there, and some textbooks do, you don’t get what happened in the Nakba. You’ll miss the genocide of 1948 and 1949. 

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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. 

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2022/02/how-to-get-away-with-genocide-legal-issues-arising-from-the-tantura-massacre/

Classified Docs Reveal Massacres of Palestinians in ’48 – and What Israeli Leaders Knew on Ha’aretz

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At the time of Israel’s campaign to conquer the Galilee, 120,000 Arabs remained in the area, half the number who had resided there on the eve of the United Nations’ adoption of the partition plan, in November 1947. The IDF’s rapid advance toward the northern border brought the soldiers into contact with the population that remained in the villages, among whom were elderly folk and women and children. The Palestinians’ fate was now in the hands of the Israeli forces. That was the background to the massacres that were perpetrated against civilians and against Arab soldiers who were taken captive. At the war’s end, some 30,000 Arabs remained in the north.

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Ben Gurion ‘didn’t finish the job’ of ethnic cleansing, says Israel MK, Bezalel Smotrich on Middle East Monitor

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I’m not talking to you, anti-Zionists, terror supporters, enemies. You’re here by accident because Ben Gurion didn’t finish the job.

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Rifqa by Mohammed El-Kurd

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Rifqa is Mohammed El-Kurd’s debut collection of poetry, written in the tradition of Ghassan Kanafani’s Palestinian Resistance Literature. The book narrates the author’s own experience of dispossession in Sheikh Jarrah–an infamous neighborhood in Jerusalem, Palestine, whose population of refugees continues to live on the brink of homelessness at the hands of the Israeli government and US-based settler organizations. The book, named after the author’s late grandmother who was forced to flee from Haifa upon the genocidal establishment of Israel, makes the observation that home takeovers and demolitions across historical Palestine are not reminiscent of 1948 Nakba, but are in fact a continuation of it: a legalized, ideologically-driven practice of ethnic cleansing.

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Op-ed: Bruins must voice opposition to Israeli human rights violations by Farhana El Taha

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From 1947 to 1949, a forced eviction of 750,000 Palestinians, or nearly half of Palestine’s Arab population, marked the event now known as the Nakba. Although the origins of the colonization of Palestine reach further into the past, the Nakba is a distinct event because it was the first time that Israel took such a large area of historically Palestinian territory. This displaced thousands of Palestinians, who were now without a home. Less than a decade before, the Holocaust started off in a similar fashion to the Nakba. In both events, people were forcefully displaced, homes were demolished and important ethno-religious places were destroyed. Blockades deprived people of medicine, food, water, education and other basic necessities for survival – and in the case of the Palestinians still continue to do so today. By the demise of the Nazi regime, the Nazis murdered 17 million people – among them, Soviets, Jews, Roma, Poles, Serbians, and countless others. Although these are two different events deserving of separate but equal acknowledgment, they show that the deprivation of basic necessities, unlawful dispossession of land and the mass killings of certain groups still take place. I ask for the respect of past, ongoing and potential victims of genocide, but when will these current atrocities stop?

Continue reading at https://dailybruin.com/2021/06/28/op-ed-bruins-must-voice-opposition-to-israeli-human-rights-violations