A colonized Palestine isn’t the answer to the world’s guilt byTareq Baconi

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For visitors who do not know this reality, they will walk through a museum curated to document the horrific crime of the Holocaust, onto a viewing deck at the end of the permanent exhibit which looks out onto green fields, without ever realizing that they are gazing at bloody grounds. This erasure of the Palestinian catastrophe in a space where the Holocaust is memorialized is a crude trivialization of the lessons of that genocide. 
… For over a century, we Palestinians have been struggling against Zionism, a racist settler colonial movement intent on our elimination.

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Resisting Palestinian Erasure in Jerusalem with Jalal Abukhater on Rethinking Palestine

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It felt like a state sponsored attack. And that’s what happened in that march. They chose to let this happen. The Israelis knew that there will be genocidal chants, there would be call for “death for arabs”. I heard “death for arabs” being screamed at multiple occasions… There is a collusion that we saw on that day. There is collusion between the state of Israel, its armed forces, and those extremists, which if it’s like 70,000 people in the streets raising the Israeli flag and yelling “death to arabs”, those are not extremists, those are not the fringes. It’s 70,000  settlers, representing the Israeli state, and the Israeli state misrepresented by those who allow this to happen, who deployed 300 Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem to protect those people, to allow their violence continue. And all the evidence we have, all the videos we have; no arrests were made. Any Palestinian who dared to resist, who dared to raise a Palestinian flag in their face, got attacked, got shot. Dozens, even 70 or 80, got arrested, many were hospitalised, the property damage is in millions I believe. It just looked like a day from the movie “The Purge”. If you’re a jewish settler you’re allowed to be violent against Palestinian subjects, and you get scot-free, just on this day. That’s what it felt like.   

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Pakistan calls for safety of Kashmiris, Muslims in India on Pakistan Observer

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Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Munir Akram, during a thematic debate in the UNGA on the doctrine of responsibility to protect said “One specific circumstance where those provisions would apply is in situations of foreign occupation or alien domination. He said that such situations were often rife with pressing human rights emergencies and could easily spiral to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. “Yet, we have not heard from the concept’s sponsors about the need for ‘collective action’ to protect the people of occupied Palestine or of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.”

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Israeli weapons maker shuts London HQ following sustained protest by Palestine Action

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The firm has abandoned its office at 77 Kingsway, leaving Elbit’s London Headquarters permanently closed. Since 2020, activists have taken action 15 times at the site, disrupting business by blockading, occupying and defacing the property. The campaign culminated in 60 arrests for which activists continue to face trial. Elbit’s exit in London comes just 5 months after it was forced to shut Elbit Ferranti in Oldham.
…In August 2020, a sister campaign against Elbit’s London landlord, Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), was also launched. JLL’s sites have been routinely defaced, smashed and doused in the Palestine Action iconic red paint, as activists continued to demand that the landlords “Evict Elbit” and cease profiting from the genocide of the Palestinian people. 

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2022/06/israeli-weapons-maker-shuts-london-hq-following-sustained-protest/

Student Forcibly Removed, Israeli Security Intimidation at Protest outside Union Event hosting Israeli Ambassador by Andrew Wang on The Oxford Student

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Dozens of protesters gathered this afternoon outside the Oxford Union’s event hosting Tzipi Hotovely, the Israeli Ambassador to the UK. Chants of ‘Genocide in slow motion,’ and ‘Oxford Union shame on you’ could be heard throughout the event, even from inside the Union Chamber. 

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WHO’s erasure of Palestinians must cease by Richard Horton on The Lancet

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Palestinian life expectancy, infant and under-5 mortality, and maternal mortality were all worse than those of the occupying nation. Occupation created successive financial crises for the health sector. Movement restrictions, violence, obstructions to the delivery of health care, the arrest and detention of health workers, and damage to health facilities have all shrunk the humanitarian space for Palestinians. Dr Ghada Jadba, who leads UNRWA’s Gaza field health programme, reported the effects of four wars on the Gaza Strip since 2007. Dr Ameer Qoulaq, a UNRWA medical officer in Gaza, described how 22 of his relatives were killed during an attack in May, 2021.

… One choice his agency has made is to erase the existence of over 5 million people from its “comprehensive” assessment of world health—WHO’s flagship World Health Statistics 2022… WHO is guilty of nothing less than statistical genocide—the deliberate elimination of a people with the aim of extinguishing their existence.

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WATCH: Jewish supremacists chant ‘Death to Arabs’ during Flag March by Oren Ziv

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Far-right Israelis attacked Palestinian shop owners, journalists, and onlookers as they chanted genocidal slogans while marching through Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem Day: Israelis let their hair down about coexistence by David Brinn

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“But, you know, corona wasn’t the real virus here. You know what the real virus is? Arabs.”

Motti, in his mid-40s, wearing shorts and bare-headed, puts down his phone and looks up.

“Yes, you have that right. You know, I think that the police would come after me if they knew what I was thinking. They are a virus and they need to be rounded up and put in extermination camps. There’s no way that we’re going to be able to live together. It’s us or them.”

Continue reading at https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-707971

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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LETTER on SaltWire: Uneven coverage of humanitarian causes by Richard Deaton


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Regrettably, recent events in Ukraine have obscured what is still occurring in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel’s expansionists policies directed against the Palestinians appear to be a co-ordinated policy of apartheid and genocide intended to eliminate Palestinian culture and existence.

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