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Doctors Without Borders Condemns the 'Bloodbath' in Gaza as a Result of Israel's 'Disproportionate Use of Violence'


World  (tags: Middle East, violence, bloodbaths, massacres, protests, Israel, Palestine )

Freya
- 4 days ago - alternet.org
Doctors Without Borders released a statement Monday condemning the brutal attacks on unarmed protesters in Gaza by the Israeli military as demonstrations broke out at the border.



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Animae C (516)
Monday May 14, 2018, 7:48 pm
Shared

TY Freya
 

Janis K (126)
Monday May 14, 2018, 10:38 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

fly bird (26)
Monday May 14, 2018, 11:32 pm
Gaza: Israeli Army Killed 52 Palestinians and Injured 2410 (PHOTOS)

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/gaza-israeli-snipers-kill-18-palestinians-injure-500-others-photos/

ty Freya.

 

fly bird (26)
Tuesday May 15, 2018, 12:55 am
“Horrific, unprecedented”: Israel massacres almost 60 Palestinians in Gaza. (PODCAST)
14 May 2018

A report from the Great March of Return, after Israeli forces kill dozens of Palestinians in Gaza; excerpts of talks by Ghada Karmi, Joseph Massad, Ilan Pappe and Salman Abu Sitta.

https://soundcloud.com/intifada/horrific-unprecedented-israel-massacres-more-than-50-palestinians-in-gaza
 

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday May 15, 2018, 5:23 am
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Evelyn B (62)
Tuesday May 15, 2018, 5:50 am
Yesterday's "violence tally": 58 Peaceful Protesters Murdered, 2,700 Injured in Gaza as US Embassy Opens in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

I strongly recommend watching & listening to Norman Finkelstein in this series of videos:
Norman Finkelstein on Israel's 'Murderous Assault on Nonviolent Protesters' in Gaza (VIDEO 1/3)


Finkelstein: Where's the Solidarity for Gaza? (VIDEO 2/3)



Norman Finkelstein: Will Gaza March End in Israel's Worst Killings Yet? (VIDEO 3/3)

(He was correct :( )
 

Evelyn B (62)
Tuesday May 15, 2018, 6:00 am
NB - this article hints that those killed or injured are those who approached the fence -
But amateur footage over the last 6 weeks has shown victims moving AWAY from the fence, many far from the fence, and many busy with activities such as praying, filming - & carrying injured to the ambulances &/or first aid tents. (And the targets have included journalists - with "PRESS" on their shirts - and paramedics in obvious red crescent-marked uniforms )

SHAME on the snipers - & even more so on the Israeli leaders who've authorised extreme violence.
And SHAME on those Israelis who shout gleefully & cheer when a "target" falls - you'd think they were having shooting matches against cardboard targets - not living human beings.

How much more "rope" is the world going to allow the rogue leaders of Israel, out of fear of the influence of powerful extremist pro-Zionists, before our leaders stand up and say "TOO FAR" ?
 

fly bird (26)
Tuesday May 15, 2018, 9:57 am
Erdogan slams international community’s apathy for Palestine.

Palestine is the centre issue in the world, Erdogan said.
May 09 2018

International community's indifference over the sufferings of Palestinians caused by Israeli attacks shows that no society has a safe future, the Turkish president said on Monday.

Speaking at the International Mount of Olives Peace Awards at the Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: "Palestinians are the symbol of all oppressed people in the world because of the persecution, massacres and injustices they have been subjected to."

Erdogan said the Palestine cause was not an exclusive issue of a nation or a city, adding that the future of humanity would be determined according to its stance against the Palestine and Jerusalem cause.

“If the reverse happens, a dark future will be awaiting us, one in which all rights, freedoms, and moral and conscientious measures are absent or eliminated and in which tyranny prevails.”

Erdogan said what was happening in Palestine was the legitimization of tyranny, highlighting Israel’s mounting persecution against Palestinians whose sole guilt was trying to defend their own land.

"The indifference of the international community towards the Palestinians, who have had tens of martyrs and thousands of injured people during these [Israeli] attacks, is the sign of a future in which no society and individual will be safe," Erdogan said.

Erdogan accused the international institutions responsible for ensuring peace and security in Palestine, calling them “hypocrites.”

He also stressed that when it came to delivering aid, great economic powers fiercely competing with each other whenever an economic, political or military interest was at stake had fallen behind Turkey.

“And that is because humanitarian aid, totally an issue of conscience and morality, does not bring money, oil, gold, or political power," he said, adding that Turkey so far had spent $31 billion for the Syrians staying in Turkey.

http://daysofpalestine.com/post/11122/erdogan-slams-international-community’s-apathy-for-palestine

http://daysofpalestine.com/post/11122/erdogan-slams-international-community’s-apathy-for-palestine
 

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday May 15, 2018, 8:02 pm
Horrific indeed. I pray for PEACE.
Thanks Freya
 

fly bird (26)
Wednesday May 16, 2018, 10:52 am
UK: Jews deliver message of condemnation to Israel.

In a message to world leaders, international organization of Orthodox Jews against Zionism reiterates support for Palestine.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/uk-jews-deliver-message-of-condemnation-to-israel/1147384
 

fly bird (26)
Wednesday May 16, 2018, 11:55 am
No More U.S. Weapons to Israel.

Sign this petition to the U.S. government:

End the provision of free weapons to the government of Israel.

https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13358
 

fly bird (26)
Wednesday May 16, 2018, 10:00 pm
Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

The Killing Fields of Gaza.

Israeli activists speak out on the occupation of Gaza.

https://theintercept.com/2018/04/30/israel-palestine-netanyahu-idf-gaza/
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 1:27 am
Well we must look at both sides for their stories.
 

fly bird (26)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 8:53 am
Seventy Years of Palestinian Resistance Since the Establishment of the State of Israel.
May 15, 2018

The brutal cost that Palestinians in Gaza are paying is because of their resistance to Israel- a resistance that began over seven decades ago.
Yara Hawari

The Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip has reminded the world of Palestinian resistance and the Palestinian struggle for rights. Since March 30, Palestinians in Gaza have engaged in peaceful, grassroots mass protests at the Israeli military fence that imprisons them, calling for an end to the dire conditions in the Strip as well as for the right to return to the land from which they were expelled 70 years ago this month – what Palestinians call the Nakba, or catastrophe. The protestors are literally placing their bodies on the line risking being shot by Israeli snipers. Before the US embassy move today, more than 40 Palestinians had been shot dead by Israeli snipers, and thousands had been seriously injured. Today saw the bloodiest day, with over 52 Palestinians killed at the demonstrations and again thousands injured. The brutal cost that Palestinians in Gaza are paying is because of their resistance to Israel- a resistance that began over seven decades ago.

In 1948, the Nakba (catastrophe in Arabic) saw the state of Israel established, 750,000 Palestinians forced into exile, and over 500 Palestinian villages and towns destroyed. Palestinian society was torn apart and Palestinians were geographically fragmented. Yet not only did the Palestinian people survive, they also demonstrated remarkable resistance to the attempt to erase them through sumud (steadfastness), collective action, and defiance. The Great March of Return is the latest manifestation of this legacy.

In the first few years after 1948, thousands of Palestinian refugees attempted to return to their homes, only to be shot by the Israeli military along the new borders. The Israeli state called them “infiltrators” and passed the Prevention of Infiltration Law to legislate its practice of preventing them from returning. Meanwhile, Israel placed the 150,000 Palestinians who managed to stay within the borders of the new state – the Palestinian citizens of Israel – under a severe military regime and politically repressed them.

Under this atmosphere the Palestinian citizens of Israel survived and even developed their own spaces of political, social, and cultural agency. In 1958, for example, a group established the Al Ard Movement, whose platform connected the struggles of all Palestinian people, no matter their geographic location, whilst also developing a pan-Arab tone. It called for a secular and democratic state in Palestine, as well as the right of return for the refugees. Israel frequently arrested its members and placed them under surveillance, and shut down its publishing operations. The movement was banned in 1964.

Although Al Ard had a short existence, it paved the way for other Palestinian politics inside Israel, such as the movement known as Abnaa al Balad, which is still active today. Abnaa al Balad grew out of the student movement and also initially presented a mandate for the development of a Palestinian democratic and secular state. The movement was at its height in the 1970s and gained further momentum after the event known as Land Day.

Land Day took place in 1976 following the Israeli government’s announcement that it would appropriate huge swathes of Palestinian land in the Galilee, in northern Israel. Palestinian citizens organised a mass collective action in resistance not only to the theft of the land but also to overall settler colonial policies of erasure. Protests in solidarity took place in other areas of Israel as well as the West Bank. Israeli authorities placed six villages in the Galilee under curfew, and met protestors there with serious violence: In addition to six killed, hundreds were injured.

A decade later, Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Israel joined together during the First Intifada. The uprising, which lasted from the late 1980s until the Oslo Accords of 1993, was the result of years of grassroots organising that built the foundation for political mobilisation. Palestinian left-wing factions took the lead during the 1970s, including by establishing popular committees, women’s committees, workers’ unions, student organisations, and volunteer groups. These groups took inspiration from other Third World anti-imperial struggles and were run in a decentralised, democratic, and collective fashion. Important to this struggle was the establishment of a self-reliant economy; as such, the movement explored economic models based on cooperatives that would not be subservient to the occupation and would serve the national and social Palestinian agenda. These models laid the foundation for current initiatives that aim to build economic resistance, such as Amoro, Palestine’s first mushroom farm.

Palestinian resistance doesn’t only take place in the occupied territories or in Israel proper. Palestinians in Yarmouk camp in Syria – home to over 25,000 Palestinian refugees in the 1970s and 80s – engaged in left-wing ideas of liberation and resistance, such as Marxist theories of revolution, during the time of the First Intifada. Many organised within the camp despite the dangers of doing so under the Hafez al Assad regime. Yarmouk was also home to youth organisations that would often rally in response to events in Palestine. Since the Syrian civil war, many of the refugees have fled the camp as it has suffered an ISIS invasion as well as siege and in the last weeks a severe bombing campaign that left the camp mostly destroyed by the current Assad regime.

A more recent act of resistance occurred in the summer of 2017, when Israeli authorities installed security cameras, turnstiles, and electric metal detectors at the Haram al-Sharif compound following an attack on Israeli soldiers by three Palestinian citizens of Israel. In response, the Islamic Waqf (trust) called for mass civil disobedience. Thousands of Palestinians from Jerusalem and around the country responded to the call, abstaining from entering the compound to protest Israel’s attempt to further control the space. Instead, they prayed in nearby streets and checkpoints. Israel met them with brute force, killing three Palestinians and injuring hundreds. Nonetheless, the perseverance of the protesters and their clear, tangible goal led to Israeli capitulation: The electronic metal detectors were removed.

This month thus marks not only 70 years since the establishment of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba, but 70 years of ongoing Palestinian resistance – only a fraction of which is outlined above. This discourse of resistance and survival must be the focal point of the Nakba narrative. It emphasizes that the settler colonial project has not succeeded in Palestine and that the indigenous Palestinians have long fought for their rights to and existence on the land.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/05/15/seventy-years-palestinian-resistance-establishment-state-israel
 

Paola S (16)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 10:25 am
Stop all these crimes once and for all!
 
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