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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. 

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World leaders commemorate 26th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide on The Muslim News

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Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman urged the international community to ensure that the crimes against humanity like the massacre of the Bosnian Muslims should not be repeated in Palestine and Kashmir. “Today, as we mark the 26th anniversary of the horrible massacre and ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian Muslims, it reminds us of our collective responsibility to ensure that such horrible crimes against humanity don’t take place in occupied Kashmir and Palestine or elsewhere,” Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said on Twitter.

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Hope for fractured Palestinian families as Israel law ends on Al Jazeera

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Halima Abu Haneya, a doctor of social sciences who wrote her PhD dissertation on Jerusalem and how Palestinian residents have been forced out… Abu Haneya said this was all part of a deliberate Israeli land-grab policy to favour a higher Jewish demography, which forced Palestinians to keep their addresses inside Israel so as not to lose their Jerusalem IDs as Israel requires Palestinians to repeatedly prove the city is the centre of their life. She said this policy prevented most West Bank residents from praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, from taking advantage of superior medical facilities and business opportunities and meeting with family and friends. “It’s a kind of cultural genocide.”

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Israel: Knesset member calls for murder of people in mixed marriages on Middle East Eye

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David Sheen, an Israeli journalist, who wrote about Pindrus’s remarks on Twitter and shared his speech, said: “Like most eliminationist lawmakers, Yitzhak Pindrus doesn’t have a Twitter account, but apparently he has a private account, because he immediately noted that his incitement to genocide all Israelis ‘who contribute to miscegenation’ was reported on that.”

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Iran slams UN for failing to include Israel, Saudi Arabia in child killers blacklist on Press TV

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Iran has criticized the United Nations for failing to include Israel and Saudi Arabia in its blacklist of parties violating minors’ rights during conflicts, calling on the world body to adopt a non-discriminatory approach in naming and shaming child-killer regimes. Iran’s UN Ambassador Majid Takht-Ravanchi made the remarks in an address to the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on Monday, after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres presented his annual report.

“These barbaric acts are clear manifestations of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, materially breach fundamental norms and principles of international law, and entail international responsibility of the Israeli regime, whose officials must therefore be brought to justice for committing such heinous crimes,” Takht-Ravanchi said.

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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?

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Catalan TV Commentator Criticises Israel During Swimming Tournament on TRT World

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“I would like to point out that Israel’s international presence in the field of sport and culture is another strategy to whitewash the genocide and violation of human rights that they are committing against the Palestinian people. We have seen it here in the Pre-Olympic Games in Barcelona, we have seen it repeatedly at Eurovision. It seems that during these events, the war crimes of Israel disappear. We have to be aware as spectators and make this situation visible so as not to normalize it.”

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