The Brutal Murder of Al-Kilany Family and Every Innocent Mustn’t Be Forgiven

Originally posted on PALESTINE FROM MY EYES:

All those who appear in this photo were murdered in one F16 attack against the building which they sought as refuge. This photo is what remains of them

All those who appear in this photo were murdered in one F16 attack against the building which they sought as refuge. This photo is what remains of them.

“Dad, I don’t want to die. Let us leave here,” six-year old Yasmin Al-Kilany screamed to her father while she was sitting on his lap, terrified. Then her 8-year-old brother, Yasir, also started nagging his father to leave. The children’s ability to cope with the horrors of life in the northern Gazan city of Beit-Lahya had clearly been extinguished, so their father, Ibrahim, decided to move.

Beit-Lahya, which is under continuous and random shelling from missiles, F16s and tanks, is almost empty now. A huge number of Palestinian families fled to the UNRWA schools, which have suffered a growing humanitarian crisis as a result. Almost 102,000 people have taken shelter in 69 schools, according to UNRWA.

The Al-Kilany family fled to Al-Shijaeyya…

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Israeli Brutality Intensifies Palestinian Solidarity

 

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By Existence is Resistance

Palestinian City of Haifa
July 18, 2014

I have been to many protests in my life, gassed, shot at with rubber bullets, sprayed with skunk water, attacked by counter protesters but never in my 33 years have I ever witnessed firsthand the violent rampage that Israeli police unleashed on demonstrators in Haifa yesterday.

 

During the ongoing slaughter in Gaza, inflicted upon the Palestinian people by the terrorist state of Israel, Palestinians (not “Arab Israelis” – I will explain this later) living in occupied ’48 territories have been protesting non-stop to show their solidarity for their fellow Palestinians being brutally massacred in large numbers just a few hours away. The despair, pain and helplessness felt by all is extremely visible.

Yesterday I joined a demo in my hometown city of Haifa. Family members were with me among a long stream of familiar faces. People brought their children, young sisters and brothers and even elderly to join in voicing our disgust at the ongoing brutal attacks on our people in the worlds largest open air prison, Gaza.

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As we drove to the gathering point I could see hundreds of Israeli police positioned in different areas and side roads. There were two massive sanitation looking trucks which spray “Skunk” water (It is a mix of chemicals that has the most awful odor that can last weeks on ones body and almost impossible to remove from clothes).

As we began marching down the mountain on the main street we could see up ahead a barrier of police, fingers on their triggers. We continued down past them and made our way to a T junction at the top of a street they call “Ben Gurion Street” which, I would like to add, has been there from before “Ben Gurion” was even born and the true name of it is “German Avenue” built by the Germans in 1868. Continue reading

Egypt turns back Tunisian plane loaded with medical supplies for Gaza

Originally posted on Aletho News:

Palestine Information Center – 22/07/2014

TUNIS – Head of Tunisia’s al-Nahda party Rashid al-Ghannoushi revealed on Monday night that Egypt has refused to receive a Tunisian plane bound for Gaza loaded with medicines and medical supplies.

Al-Ghannoushi told Al-Jazeera TV network that the Egyptian authorities had refused to allow the plane to land at the airport nearest to the Gaza Strip, pointing out that it was carrying medical supplies badly needed in the beleaguered Strip.

The plane was supposed to fly back injured people who sustained serious wounds during the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza to receive treatment in Tunisia, he explained.

Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki had declared a week ago his country’s intention to send a plane carrying medicines and medical supplies for Gaza Strip.

Along the same line, the Egyptian authorities continued to prevent a team of European specialized surgeons from having access to Gaza despite possessing the…

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[Photos] The West Bank Uprisings

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Bethlehem, Palestine

July 22 2014

All Photos From Anna Ferensowicz

Originally Posted in Light Rocket / Pacific Press Agency

Palestinians defiantly came out into the streets of Bethlehem, in the West Bank to continue to show their rage and resentment against Israel’s assault on Gaza. Since Israel’s military incursion began, all most every night for the last 16 days, Palestinians in Bethlehem have gathered in both spontaneous and planned demonstrations and marched towards checkpoint 300, the military checkpoint in Bethlehem.

Each night they are met by Israeli soldiers who use tear gas, rubber bullets, sound bombs, and at times live ammunition. As of Tuesday afternoon, on the 16th day of Israel’s military incursion into Gaza, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” the Palestinian death toll rose to over 650 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were civilian, including 160 children. The Israeli death toll reached 29, 27 of whom were soldiers.

Israeli soldiers survey the street in Bethlehem, getting ready to use tear gas and charge into protesters.

Israeli soldiers survey the street in Bethlehem, getting ready to use tear gas and charge into protesters.

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A car that has been set on fire and is used as a barricade against Israeli soldiers, burns in the streets of Bethlehem.

A parked Israeli military jeep in front of the famous "Dove of Peace" by artist Banksy.

A parked Israeli military jeep in front of the famous “Dove of Peace” by artist Banksy.

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Memorial For Alex Nieto Vandalised Twice In Past Week: Call For Action

 

From Friends Of Alex: This is a call to community action: On Alex’s next month anniversary -August 21st- there will be an unprecedented vigil and community march to City Hall next day

From Justice for Alex Nieto

July 22 2014

http://38.media.tumblr.com/528c36529209a2671dbdf45392376082/tumblr_n4g7wnT8YK1rtdga6o1_250.jpgOn the recent vandalism to the Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Hill:

CON SAFOS protected the placasos (names) from spiritual destruction. If you wrote C/S below or next to your placa, you were protected from the dishonor of being crossed out. Con safos meant with safety, with respect, with sincerity.

But there were certain sites that were sacred, places and placasos that did not need the protection of C/S because the community knew they were off limits. They included the churches, the muraled walls, the graves. Continue reading

#GazaUnderAttack | Israeli academic: raping Palestinian women would deter attacks

#GazaUnderAttack | Israeli academic: raping Palestinian women would deter attacks

Originally posted on Occupied Palestine | فلسطين:

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, declared Monday that raping the wives and mothers of Palestinian combatants would deter attacks.

“The only thing that could deter a suicide bomber is knowing that if caught, his sister or his mother would be raped,” said Kedar during a radio talk show.

Listen to Hebrew-language radio show ; Kedar’s comment begins at 1:35:00:

Kedar, who is an academic expert on the Palestinian population within Israel, served for twenty-five years in the military intelligence, where he specialized in Islamic groups.

He is a researcher at the right-wing Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies of Bar Ilan University, as well as the founder and current director of the Israel Academia Monitor, a neo-McCarthyst website that follows alleged “anti-Israel activities of Israeli academics”.

During the interview…

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