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#MUSICIANSFORPALESTINE PODCAST 3 – Büşra Kayıkçı on Musicians for Palestine

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The empathy at that moment comes very naturally, it’s impossible not to feel it. I try to imagine the fear, I try to imagine the voices of the bombs. I mean, I remember myself staying all night, that night, and refreshing her twitter page, just to see if they are still alive, if she’s still tweeting. I mean, I cried all night, I prayed all night, that was one of the horrible nights in my lifetime, too. And then I remembered this quote from Adorno, saying “it’s barbaric to write plans after Auschwitz.” Well, it’s exactly the same situation, I mean, how can you continue talking about your productions and arts and crafts, etc., while this was happening? One cannot be silent. There is a genocide going on in Palestine. It’s very cruel. It would be very cruel to stay in silence, so I wanted to say something.

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Pepe Escobar: Israel-Turkey’s “diplomatic victory” leads to incremental genocide on Ahlul Bayt News Agency

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Turkish leaders describe it as a “diplomatic victory”, and announced 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid is being shipped to Gaza on Friday; what’s your take on that?

P.E. – Whatever deal has been struck still leaves Palestine under a horrendous, medieval siege. Israeli historian Ilan Pappe was not far off the mark when he qualified it as “incremental genocide.” It’s like this was a post-modern normalization of relations with apartheid South Africa.

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Scotland and Palestine: Building Friendship and Solidarity by Clive Hambidge

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With then the premise of international law collapsing around us and one SNP MP to suggest we are witnessing not just the ethnic cleansing of Palestine but genocide, the murmur that rippled around committee room confirmed once more that which we have always known. My mind threw up a statement by Recep Tayyip Erdogen in The Times of Israel July 17 2014 “Since (the creation of the state of Israel) in 1948 we have been witnessing this attempt at systematic genocide every day and every month,” he said. “But above all we are witnessing this attempt at systematic genocide every Ramadan.”

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Wikipedia: Reactions to the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict

  • On 10 July, Bolivia condemned the brutal Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip and called on Tel Aviv to cease hostilities. The Foreign Ministry also called on the international community to intervene to stop “the genocide” and stressed that “should respect and comply with international agreements and treaties.”
  • Brazil‘s Special Advisor for International Relations was quoted saying “For the love of God, what we have here is genocide, a massacre, to the point where top UN officials are starting to talk about war crimes”.
  • On 2 August, the mayor of Érpatak [Hungary], Mihaly Zoltan Orosz, led a demonstration against what he called the “freemason media” conspiracy to silence the “ongoing genocide” committed by the Israeli military against Hamas in Gaza.
  • On 11 July, President Daniel Ortega [Nicaragua] said he “expressed his solidarity with the Palestinian people and condemned the genocidal bombing of Israel. How are we going to condemn us not, at this time, the genocide being committed against the Palestinian people again? Now go over there 80 dead, children, youth of all ages. Who for that genocide?”
  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif [Pakistan] said: “I am saddened and disappointed to note the silence of international community against this injustice, the silence and ineffectiveness of the Muslim Ummah has made Palestinians more vulnerable and made Israel more aggressive. The world must stop Israel from this naked and brutal aggression”. He termed the Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza as ‘genocide,’ urging the world to stop Israel’s naked and brutal aggression.
  • Deputy Prime Minister Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed, who was attending the Muslim Scholars Forum in Istanbul, said that the international community has failed to oppose Israeli aggression against Muslims in Palestine. “The ongoing genocide committed by Israel against our brothers in Palestine is something that we can not accept. Killing innocent people of women and children, targeting hospitals, mosques and schools is something very hateful. We share the pain with Palestinians, as we strongly say that Somalia is very upset about what is going in Gaza.
  • Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused Israel of conducting “state terrorism” and a “genocide attempt” against the Palestinians. He also stated that “as long as children are being slaughtered in Palestine, normalisation of Turkey-Israel relations are no longer impossible”.
  • In New Delhi, Protest was organized by 70 political and social groups on the theme of “Stop The Genocide in Gaza! Boycott Israel!” Protestors demanded that the international community, including India should “boycott Israel till the time it continues the illegal occupation of Palestine”.

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