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Jul 15, 2014 / 22 notes

Anonymous said: Not to mention that if they supposedly warn the Gaza citizens they're about to be bombed to death and the people there don't leave, Israeli military has said they are then considered combatants and therefore can be killed. DO PEOPLE EVEN REALIZE THE LEVEL OF VICTIM BLAMING NEEDED TO CLAIM IT'S OKAY THEY DIED BECAUSE THEY WERE 'WARNED'? I'm horrified, literally, disgusted, at the excuses people come up with.

thepalestineyoudontknow:

some houses even weren’t “warned” . Another story was published that they warned the residents of a house by calling a person who wasn’t home at that time so when he called his family to warn them ” no one picked up” , it was too late!

thepalestineyoudontknow:

That’s what life under occupation looks like!
Jul 15, 2014 / 136 notes

thepalestineyoudontknow:

That’s what life under occupation looks like!

Jul 15, 2014 / 1,704 notes

outofthenest said: Can you please cite some of the ways in which Palestinians living in Israel are discriminated against?

redphilistine:

This is a good resource. Some quotes:

  • Population Registry Law {1965} — Requires all residents of Israel to register their nationality [i.e., Jewish, Arab, Druze] with the Population Registry and obtain an identity card carrying this information. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Says: “a dual system of law discriminates between Jewish Israelis and indigenous Palestinians based on a constructed status of ‘Jewish nationality’. This prejudicial application of law is apparent in all processes of the legal system, from the rights to information and fair trial to detention and prison treatment.”
  • Family Unification {2003} — Under the 2003 policy for “family unification” non-citizen spouses and children of Arab Israeli citizens are prohibited from entering Israel [and living with their spouse/parent]. This means if you are a Palestinian from outside Israel, married to an Israeli, you are barred from living with your spouse in Israel. This does not apply to any other nationality beside Arabs. This “interim” provision has been regularly extended, most recently in January, 2011.
  • Absentee Property Law {No. 20, March 1950}A law to confiscate property from Palestinians inside the state of Israel. It confiscated land from 750,000 refugees ethnically cleansed from Palestine in 1947-49 and “internally displaced” Palestinians who remained in Israel. Before 1948, Palestinians owned 90% of the land in Palestine; in 1952 they owned 3%; today, they are a mostly a landless people. The law classifies the personal property of Palestinians forced to flee (or internally displaced) as “absentee property” and places it under the authority of the Custodian of Absentee Property.
  • Development Authority [Transfer of Property Law] {July 1950}Transfers confiscated Palestinian villages and private property to the Jewish National Fund — Jewish Agency [Status] Law {1952} and Jewish National Fund Law {1953} — Establishes the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency and the Jewish National Fund as organizations with governmental status in fulfilling Zionist objectives — the immigration and settlement of Jews in Palestine. Under a complicated interplay of Israel’s Basic Law, bestowing quasi governmental status and the transfer of “public land” to these agencies whose charters restrict the sale, transfer or lease of land to non-Jews, Israel has managed to prohibit non-Jewish [i.e., Palestinian] citizens from acquiring land or leasing land, including land taken from them under various statutes [see above]. 93% of the land in Israel has this prohibition.
  • National Planning and Building Law {1965}Creates a system of discriminatory zoning and freezes existing Arab villages while allowing expansion of Jewish settlements. It also re-classifies many Arab villages as “non-residential,” thereby creating “unrecognized villages” – villages that do not receive basic municipal services such as water and electricity; all buildings are threatened with demolition orders.
  • The Law of Political Parties {1982} — Bars the Registrar of Political Parties from registering a political party if it denies “the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic State.” In 2002 both Section 7A(1) of the Basic Law and Knesset and the Law of Political Parties were amended further to bar those whose goals or actions, directly or indirectly, “support armed struggle of an enemy state or of a terror organization, against the State of Israel.” These amendments were added expressly to curtail the political participation of Palestinian Arabs within Israel – such as Azmi Bishara – who have expressed solidarity with Palestinians resisting military occupation in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • The Emergency Powers (Detention) Law {1979} and the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance {1948} have been used to detain Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel without benefit of trial and without permitting contact with lawyers. The Criminal Procedure (Powers of Enforcement, Detentions) Law {1996} has been used to target Palestinian protests and make mass arrests to stifle political decent.

thepalestineyoudontknow:

ifonlyshahrazade:

thepalestineyoudontknow @redphilistine @palestineonthemind
I want to reply to this guy, I just want to make sure I respond right. So would any of you mind writing up a response I could send him? His last sentence says “it’s absolutely sickening.”

Nuclear terrorism is israel refusing to place its nuclear program under international law. israel refuses to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty but the world gone wild against Iran because of the same problem.
also many report have been released on the nuclear contamination from Dimona have reached ground water of Jordan and KSA. (X)
Rockets fired from Gaza hardly ever make an actual  physical effect , so talking about “catastrophe” doesn’t even make any sense. A highly secret facility must be protected against heavily attacks so I wonder what these rockets can do it to.

Israel has not been unmindful of these challenges. From the outset of its nuclear program, it acted to reduce the dangers. It placed the reactor in the Negev. It placed critical facilities for manipulating nuclear material in deeply buried cells. It heavily defended the installations with anti-aircraft and missile defenses. (X)

And that’s really funny like how would Hamas want to cause this problem knowing that Palestinians would be effected?!! haa
The whole point of these rockets is that they carry a clear message to israel that you can’t kill our people without any response and these rockets are all what we have specially at the time the world stands silent watching israeli crimes .
 Pictures taken from other conflict unfortunately sometimes are used and this really really harms the Palestinian cause because it gives israeli media to use this to deny their crimes.
But still pictures and videos are all out there you just have to take it from reliable sources . I mean like there’s not even a person with a brain can’t see the awful crimes done by israel .
God please mercy us from these “sickening"people who keep making up excuses to justify crimes against humanity. 
Jul 15, 2014 / 33 notes

thepalestineyoudontknow:

ifonlyshahrazade:

thepalestineyoudontknow @redphilistine @palestineonthemind

I want to reply to this guy, I just want to make sure I respond right. So would any of you mind writing up a response I could send him? His last sentence says “it’s absolutely sickening.”

Nuclear terrorism is israel refusing to place its nuclear program under international law. israel refuses to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty but the world gone wild against Iran because of the same problem.

also many report have been released on the nuclear contamination from Dimona have reached ground water of Jordan and KSA. (X)

Rockets fired from Gaza hardly ever make an actual  physical effect , so talking about “catastrophe” doesn’t even make any sense. A highly secret facility must be protected against heavily attacks so I wonder what these rockets can do it to.

Israel has not been unmindful of these challenges. From the outset of its nuclear program, it acted to reduce the dangers. It placed the reactor in the Negev. It placed critical facilities for manipulating nuclear material in deeply buried cells. It heavily defended the installations with anti-aircraft and missile defenses. (X)

And that’s really funny like how would Hamas want to cause this problem knowing that Palestinians would be effected?!! haa

The whole point of these rockets is that they carry a clear message to israel that you can’t kill our people without any response and these rockets are all what we have specially at the time the world stands silent watching israeli crimes .

 Pictures taken from other conflict unfortunately sometimes are used and this really really harms the Palestinian cause because it gives israeli media to use this to deny their crimes.

But still pictures and videos are all out there you just have to take it from reliable sources . I mean like there’s not even a person with a brain can’t see the awful crimes done by israel .

God please mercy us from these “sickening"people who keep making up excuses to justify crimes against humanity. 

thepalestineyoudontknow:

This FB message was sent to a Palestinian today. Mohammad Abu Khdeir is a 16 years old Palestinian boy who was kidnapped and burned alive by israeli settlers earlier this month only because he was a Palestinian, the killers admitted their crime but as the usual in the apartheid “state” of israel they were released because they have ” mental issues”!!

Horror! May Allah protect all of them from evil.
Jul 15, 2014 / 41 notes

thepalestineyoudontknow:

This FB message was sent to a Palestinian today. Mohammad Abu Khdeir is a 16 years old Palestinian boy who was kidnapped and burned alive by israeli settlers earlier this month only because he was a Palestinian, the killers admitted their crime but as the usual in the apartheid “state” of israel they were released because they have ” mental issues”!!

Horror! May Allah protect all of them from evil.

Jul 13, 2014 / 60,787 notes

rosyln:

Life in Gaza

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From Yonus Arar FB
Jul 13, 2014 / 34 notes

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From Yonus Arar FB

Jul 13, 2014 / 237 notes
thepalestineyoudontknow:

Think about that . This is scary!
Jul 13, 2014 / 1,143 notes

thepalestineyoudontknow:

Think about that . This is scary!

I am free and that is why I am lost.
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Jul 13, 2014 / 23,245 notes