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In 1947 the #UnitedNations voted to partition Palestine, there followed a war and a land grab by Zionists forces.

The Palestinian village of #Tantura was emptied of its inhabitants as victorious Zionist forces swept into the area, massacred its people but enjoyed their property.
Israeli army veterans openly admit what they did.

"A state is seized by the sword"
"We killed them .... without remorse"
"If you killed you did a good thing"
"I was willing to kill because that's how I was raised"

Teddy Katz first revealed the truth of what happened to Palestinians #Tantura and for this he has suffered greatly.

He tells the reporter "be careful because you will be hunted down like I was."

He has in his collection many tapes and hours of interviews with witnesses.
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🧵Reading the archives of the US Embassy in Jordan today, I came across this heart-breaking account:

On Nov. 2, 1950, an Israeli soldier executed two Palestinian refugee children, Ali Elayan, aged 12, and Fakhriyeh Elayan, aged 10, from the village of Yalu. 1/
The children were out gathering wood when soldiers crossed the no-man's land separating Israel from Jordan and grabbed the children, took them into the no-man's land, and shot them in cold blood while their father witnessed the terrible deed from a nearby hilltop. 2/
All of this was verified by UN observers who found the casings for the bullets. I won't post the disturbing autopsy photos to preserve the dignity of the children. The children were refugees from the nearby village of Deir Ayyub, one of 100s Israel destroyed during the #Nakba. 3/
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As long as one person lives in bondage, all people live in bondage.
Every human being has a right to freedom and a right to a homeland.
T... #IsraeliCrimes #FreePalestine #ZionismIsRacism
here is no justification for war, imperialism, colonialism, apartheid, racism, expulsion, occupation
#IsraeliCrimes #FreePalestine #ZionismIsRacism
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1. The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted its first resolution to commemorate Nakba Day, the “day of catastrophe”, when Palestinians were driven from their homes in 1948 following the foundation of Israel. #Nakba #UNGA #PalestineWillBeFree Image
2. A total of 90 states voted in favour of the resolution, while 30 were against, including the US, the UK, Germany and Canada. Forty-seven countries abstained.
#Nakba #PalestineWillBeFree #UnitedNations #UNGA77
3. “Our people deserve recognition of their plight, justice for the victims, reparation for their loss and fulfilment of their rights.”, said Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour to UN Assembly.
Israel Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, called the resolution ‘’ baseless ‘’. #UN
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🧵 75 years ago today, the United Nations recommended partitioning #Palestine against the wishes of its majority indigenous Palestinian population for the benefit of a minority settler-colonial movement. This injustice violated Palestinians' right to self-determination. 1/
Even Dr. Ralph Bunche, who wrote the partition plan, was "not all satisfied with my scheme" but believed it was a "reasonable and workable compromise." But was it really reasonable, workable, or just?

Source: Brian Urquhart, Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey, pp. 149-150. 2/
The UN recommended giving the Zionist movement 55% of #Palestine, including most of its most fertile land, even though the Jewish population of the country was only 33% of the total and the Zionist movement had only colonized less than 7% of the land. 3/
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Hoy es el Día Internacional de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino 🇵🇸.

Otro año más, cabe explicar muy brevemente (no podré mencionar numerosos aspectos) cómo empezó todo en #Palestina-#Israel y cuáles son sus claves históricas.

La cuestión de Palestina:

-No se retrotrae 2.000 años atrás

-No es de índole religiosa (aunque el territorio se conoce como "Tierra Santa" y varios actores utilizan la religión como elemento legitimador)

-No hay un supuesto odio congénito entre personas judías y musulmanas
La cuestión de Palestina es contemporánea y colonial

Empezó en el s. XIX cuando 1 minoría de judíos europeos creó el movimiento #sionista

Su objetivo: crear 1 Estado exclusiva o mayoritariamente judío en el mayor territorio de Palestina

El sionismo no representaba al judaísmo
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🔴The highlights of the Palestine's legal scene for this week:
🔻New scholarly journal named Palestine/Israel Review announces its first issue to be published in November 2024 and calls for paper submissions. Image
🔻A panel discussion on “Holocaust, #Nakba and German Remembrance Culture” taking place at the Goethe-Institut in Tel Aviv was postponed after sparking criticism from both Israeli & int’l Jewish organizations for comparing the Palestinian Nakba and the Jewish #Holocaust
🔻Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rejects a U.S. request to reconsider pushing for a UN resolution that asks the International Court of Justice to issue a legal opinion on whether the Israeli occupation of the West Bank constitutes a de facto annexation.
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“This is the background..
You couldn’t have created that Jewish exclusive state without oppressing or expelling the local population
It’s the longest ethnic cleansing operation in the 20th & 21st Century & it’s still ongoing “

From An Infant Survivor of the #Holocaust
He compares the situation in Israel to his experience with the Holocaust. Maté writes, that “as a Jewish youngster growing up in Budapest, an infant survivor of the Nazi genocide, I was for years haunted by a question resounding in my brain with such force that sometimes my head
I was for years haunted by a question resounding in my brain with such force that sometimes my head would spin: ‘How was it possible?
How could the world have let such horrors happen?’
It was a naïve question, that of a child. I know better now: such is reality.”
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Yesterday marked the 105th anniversary of the #BalfourDeclaration, a fateful, colonial statement by the British government that paved the way for establishing a Jewish supremacist settler-colony in Palestine. Image
The Balfour Declaration laid the foundation for the 1948 #Nakba, the #EthnicCleansing of between 750,000 and 1,000,000 Indigenous Palestinians at the hands of Zionist militias, and subsequently Israeli forces. Image
The ongoing Palestinian Nakba entails Israel’s relentless land theft, denial of human rights & legalized racial discrimination, made possible by massive military, economic & political support from the U.S., EU, U.K. & other complicit states, international orgs & corporations. Image
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1/ Lors des manifestations organisées dans le cadre de la #GrandeMarcheduRetour (dès le 30/03/18) les civils palestiniens défilèrent durant des mois pacifiquement pour réclamer la levée du blocus 🇮🇱 de #Gaza & le retour des réfugiés 🇵🇸 vers les terres confisquées depuis la #Nakba
2/ Le 1er juin 2018, lors de la #GrandeMarcheDuRetour, un sniper israélien assassina #RazanAlNajjar, une infirmière de 21 ans, pourtant identifiable par sa blouse médicale. « Les personnels médicaux ne sont pas une cible ! » (Nikolaï Mladenov, coordinateur spécial de l’#ONU).
3/ #RazanAlNajjar fait partie des près de 200 pers. qui ont été tuées lors des marches. Des milliers d’autres ont subi des blessures laissant des séquelles à vie. L’armée 🇮🇱 aurait visé les membres inférieurs ou supérieurs afin d’impacter la santé physique et psy des Gazaouis.
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There seems to be some confusion about who the occupation for Palestine began. Jonathan @Freedland appears to believe it started in 1967. But it didn't.

Here's a quick thread🧵
So did the occupation begin in 1948 - the #Nakba - when thousands were massacred and 750,000 expelled? No, not then either.

Did the occupation begin in 1909? That was when the first ‘Kibbutz’ was created in Umm Juni, by Arthur Ruppin, the head of the Zionist Organization office in Palestine. He was a devotee of ‘racial purity’ who was sympathetic to Nazi racial thinking.
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15 May marks 74 years of the ongoing #Nakba, the forced expulsion and ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. #b1505

The recent assassination of #ShireenAbuAkleh on 11 May by the Israeli occupation forces and —
the additional desecration of her coffin at her funeral is simply another brutal example of the ongoing Israeli destruction of Palestinian public life and their rights to self-determination and self-expression. #b1505
Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist, has been called the voice of Palestine and named ‘the daughter of Palestine’ in her death for rendering visible the Palestinian experience to the world. Her murder is a manifestation of the persistence of the Nakba to this very day. #b1505
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🧵Today marks #Nakba74. 74 years since Israel's dispossession of the Palestinian people began. In @MiddleEastInst, I uncover bombshell documents from the US Consulate in Jerusalem showing the extent to which the US knew about the #Nakba as it unfolded. 1/…
The US suspected that the Jewish State called for in the UN partition plan would not be content with those borders and would be expansionist in nature. 2/
The US knew that Palestinian refugee flows were the result of Zionist and Israeli massacres and atrocities. 3/
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Palestinians are commemorating the #Nakba, a program of ethnic cleansing that saw 750,000 Palestinians forcibly displaced from their homes during Israel's creation.

Between 1947-49, Zionist forces killed 15,000 Palestinians and destroyed 500+ Palestinian villages and cities.
No Palestinians displaced by the #Nakba were allowed to return home.

Today, there are over 5 million Palestinian refugees.

1/3 live in camps, some in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in what groups call "abysmal" conditions without regular access to water, food or electricity.
74 years after the #Nakba, Palestinians are still being forcibly displaced.

▪️ Since 2020, Israel demolished homes of over 2,500 Palestinians.
▪️ Israel has over 200 illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, cutting Palestinians off from vital services and their own land.
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#OnThisDay 74 years ago the #Nakba took place in Palestine.

For Palestinians it is the most solemn day in their calendar that symbolises their struggle for justice and an end to Israeli occupation.

But what is the #Nakba? Here’s an explainer from the #AJArchive 👇
Today marks the 74th #Nakba Day, when Israel was established as a Jewish-majority state at the expense of the forced expulsion of about 750,000 Palestinians from their own land and the destruction of some 530 villages.

🟠 Follow our LIVE coverage: Image
Palestinians commemorate 74th #Nakba Day — in pictures ImageImageImageImage
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Ein kleiner Thread zur #Nakba.
531 palästinensische Dörfer wurden zwischen Ende 1947 und Mitte 1948 ausgelöscht, ihre Bewohner vertrieben oder ermordet.
Das war kein Kollateralschaden eines Kriegs, das war eine genau geplante ethnische Säuberung./1
"Die Araber müssen weg, aber man braucht einen günstigen Zeitpunkt, um das herbeizuführen, zum Beispiel einen Krieg."
David Ben-Gurion, Tagebuch, 12 Juli 1937
Aber bis heute leugnen Apartheid-Befürworter wie
@DIGeV_de @ProfSalzborn oder
@Volker_Beck die #Nakba , das ist in Deutschland salonfähig.
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Aujourd’hui, ça fait exactement 74 ans que l’état d’Israël a commencé à effacer la population autochtone, expulsant plus de 750 000 palestiniens et détruisant + de 400 villages. La #Nakba est un processus de nettoyage ethnique qu’Israël a débuté en 1948 et a continué depuis
La mémoire de #NakbahDay doit permettre de soutenir les palestiniens dans leur quête de justice en notamment en soutenant la campagne #BDS et de mener des luttes partout contre le colonialisme, le racisme et les oppressions de toutes sortes.
Les palestiniens forcés à quitter leurs villages en 1948 ont gardé la clé de leur maison dans l’espoir de revenir après la guerre. Israël les a empêchés de revenir sur les terres & y a installé des colons recrutés partout, notamment en Europe. La clé reste un symbole de #Nakba
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🇵🇸 Le 15 mai 1948, au lendemain de la proclamation de l’état d’Israël, des milices sionistes chassèrent environ 800000 Palestiniens-nes de leurs maisons et de leurs terres. Entre 1947 et 1948, plus de 500 villages de #Palestine furent détruits. (1/4)
📣 Les Palestinien-nes commémorent « La #Nakba », signifiant « La grande catastrophe », en organisant chaque année des marches du retour, afin de rappeler le Droit au retour des réfugiés palestiniens reconnu et affirmé par la résolution 194 des #NationsUnies. (2/4) ImageImageImage
En 2018, lors d’une de ces marches, l’infirmière Razan al-Najjar fût tuée par un sniper israélien, alors même qu’elle portait une blouse blanche médicale. Cela fait écho au meurtre ce 11/05 de la journaliste #ShireenAbuAkleh qui portait une veste pare-balles siglée "Presse" (3/4)
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Le 4 mai 2022, la Cour suprême israélienne a publié sa décision reconnaissant la légalité des ordonnances d'expulsion de milliers de Palestiniens vivant au sud des collines d'Hébron dans une zone déclarée zone de tir (n° 918).
Le tribunal a rejeté la requête des habitants autochtones, mettant ainsi fin à une procédure qui dure depuis plus de 20 ans. 20 ans au cours desquels le danger d'expulsion planait sur des milliers de Palestiniens vivant dans la "zone de tir" déclarée.
La décision a rejeté l'affirmation du droit international concernant l'interdiction du transfert forcé des populations. Le juge Mintz a jugé que cette loi était non contraignante & juste une norme qui exprime des accords entre États pas exécutoire devant un tribunal national
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Multiple UN Secretaries-General have condemned the UN's "Human Rights Council" (UNHRC) for its systemic bias and discrimination against #Israel, and it's only getting worse.…
According to leading historians, most of the 500-750,000 Palestinian refugees from 1948 fled to escape a war of destruction that Palestinian leaders & Arab states launched against #Israel. A small minority were expelled by Israeli forces or left because Arab forces told them to.
This refugee crisis (which Palestinians call the #Nakba) was followed by nearly 850,000 Jews fleeing or being expelled from Arab states. There is no comparison between these tragedies and the #Holocaust - an industrial-scale genocide in which the Nazis murdered 6 million Jews.
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Palestinians in Al-Naqab, Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley, the South Hebron Hills are protesting right now to stop the Israeli gov't's campaign of ethnic cleansing.

It's on us to call on our members of Congress to hold the Israeli gov't accountable & demand #EndEthnicCleansing
The case is clear.

The Israeli government’s increased brutality against Palestinians is exactly how it maintains its apartheid regime & continues ethnic cleansing.

@UN is responsible to investigate–& dismantle–Israeli apartheid.

The complicity of our governments with Israeli apartheid & settler colonial oppression perpetuates the #Nakba & emboldens Israel to continue to be a threat to the entire framework of International Law.

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Hoy es el Día Internacional de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino 🇵🇸

Otro año más, cabe explicar muy brevemente (no podré mencionar numerosos aspectos) cómo empezó todo en #Palestina-#Israel y cuáles son sus claves históricas


La cuestión de #Palestina:

-No se retrotrae 2.000 años atrás

-No es de índole religiosa (aunque el territorio se conoce como "Tierra Santa" y varios actores utilizan la religión como elemento legitimador)

-No hay un supuesto odio congénito entre personas judías y musulmanas
La cuestión de #Palestina es contemporánea y colonial

Empezó en el s. XIX cuando 1 minoría de judíos europeos creó el movimiento #sionista

Su objetivo: crear 1 Estado exclusiva o mayoritariamente judío en el mayor territorio de Palestina

El sionismo no representaba al judaísmo
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Apologies, but I'd never heard of self-described "religious right-winger" Tzipi Hotovely until yesterday.

I understand she delivered her speech without any problems, then was confronted by protestors OUTSIDE the LSE. 🤔

Anyway, who is she?
Tzipi Hotovely is an Israeli diplomat & former politician who serves as the current Ambassador of Israel to the UK.

After a short media career, in 2008, Hotovely announced that she was joining Likud, & became a member of the Knesset when Likud won 27 seats.
In 2013 Hotovely rejected Palestinian statehood aspirations, & supported a Greater Israel spanning over the entire land of current Israel, along with the Palestinian territories.

She reiterated her position on 22 May 2015, rejecting criticism from the international community.
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Since the Nakba, #Israel has been waging an #Economic war on the Palestinian people; It robs us of our rich natural resources , drowns us in poverty & unemployment, steals our taxes, exploits us as cheap labor & destroys the infrastructures of our local means of production
In response to the #Israeli state violence practiced against the #Palestinian economy, we launched the #PalestineEconomicWeek . The "developed" Israeli economy was built on de-developing our #Economic infrastructure.
In addition to the expulsion of 85% of our Palestinian population, The significance of #Nakba is also represented in the institutionalized confiscation and looting of the vast majority of #Palestinian property.
#support #localbusiness
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