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30 years ago, I was a writer during the 1st Intifada and met a 10y old boy named Nizar who lost his arm, a foot, and a leg from an IDF bomb that hit his home in #Gaza. I'd wrote a lot of stories about injured kids in Palestine and wanted very much to do more than just write.
I was in my early 20s and had just graduated from Kent State in Ohio, my hometown. I couldn't keep writing about injured kids and then do nothing to help them. A year earlier, I sent the first two injured kids (from Hebron) to Ohio for free care. He was also a triple amputee.
After Mansour returned home, I met Nizar in #Gaza. I thought I could do the same for him that I did for Mansour - get him new legs to walk again and maybe something more: A better life than a refugee camp in Gaza. I didn't really know what I was doing, but I did it anyway.
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#IsraeliOccupation #ApartheidIsrael
"Soldati israeliani arrestano un bambino di 6 anni e suo padre, e un 13enne nel villaggio di #Kisan, distretto di #Betlemme." ⬇1/10

#HumanRights #Palestine #Children #27luglio
#WestBank #Gaza #Jerusalem

via @YouTube
Sabato 25 giugno 2022, intorno alle 9:30, una cinquantina di abitanti di #Kisan, un villaggio nel distretto di #Bethlehem, si sono riuniti per protestare contro l'inquinamento atmosferico e i cattivi odori generati ⬇2
da un impianto di riciclaggio di rifiuti e materiali da costruzione del vicino insediamento di #MaaleAmos.

Durante la protesta, diversi giovani palestinesi hanno lanciato pietre contro l'impianto, ma si sono fermati su richiesta del capo del consiglio Musa al-'Abayat (34). ⬇3
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Martyred journalist #ShireenAbuAkleh was a topic of discussion during the press conference held by Palestinian Authority President #MahmoudAbbas with his American counterpart #JoeBiden, on Friday.
The joint press briefing, which took place at the presidential compound in #Bethlehem, is part of Biden's first tour as US president in the #MiddleEast, following his meetings with Israeli officials.
Abbas asked for "Washington's support to hold the killers of journalist #ShireenAbuAkleh accountable," while #Biden replied that his country "will continue to insist on a full and transparent accounting of her death."
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Significant statement from caretaker PM @yairlapid: "Two-state solution is a strong guarantee for a democratic state of #Israel with a #Jewish majority."
Interesting moment during the @JoeBiden-@yairlapid presser in #Jerusalem when #Saudi news outlet @AlArabiya correspondent asked @POTUS what the #US is offering #Gulf states on #Iran's malign activity in region, and Lapid on where #Israel disagreed with Washington on Iran policy.
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Η πορεία της ομάδας προσκόπων της Λέσχης της Αραβικής #Ορθόδοξης Ένωσης στην #Ιερουσαλήμ εκτελώντας λαογραφικά παραδοσιακά παλαιστινιακά τραγούδια κατά τη διάρκεια των εορτασμών των #Χριστουγέννων στις 01/06/2022 σύμφωνα με το Ιουλιανό ημερολόγιο #Jerusalem #Palestinian
1) Ο εορτασμός ξεκίνησε με την πορεία προσκόπων μέσα στα τείχη της Παλαιάς Πόλης στην Ανατολική Ιερουσαλήμ, ερμηνεύοντας λαογραφικά παραδοσιακά #παλαιστινιακά τραγούδια, βαδίζοντας προς την έδρα του Πατριαρχείου για να χαιρετήσει τον Πατριάρχη #bethlehem #Palestine #Greek
2) Ο Πατριάρχης αναχώρησε με την προσκοπική πομπή από το Πατριαρχείο στην Πύλη της Γιάφα, εν συνέχεια στη Μονή Αγίου Ηλία κατέληξε εν συνέχεια στη Βηθλεέμ.
3) Το χριστουγεννιάτικο μονοπάτι στη Βηθλεέμ ξεκίνησε με περισσότερες από 20 ομάδες προσκόπων
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The Arab Orthodox Union Club #Scouts March in #Jerusalem performing folklore traditional #Palestinian songs during the celebrations of #Christmas on 06/01/2022 according to the Julian calendar #GreekOrthodox #Orthodox #Palestine #Patriarch #Bethlehem #NativityChurch
1) The celebration began with a scout march inside the walls of the Old City in East Jerusalem performing folklore traditional #Palestinian songs marching towards the Patriarchate headquarters to greet the Patriarch
The Patriarch departed with the Scout procession from the Patriarchate to Jaffa Gate then onto St Elias #Monastery and then to Bethlehem. 3) The Christmas path in #Bethlehem began with over 20 scouting groups marching through the main inner streets of Bethlehem city in Palestine
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On Friday June 4, 2021 I attended a meeting with Secretary of State Blinken. The purpose of the meeting was to talk all things #Palestine
#SheikJarrah #Silwan #Jerusalem #Gaza #EqualityforAll #OneLove
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I attended as an individual. I am not affiliated with any PAC or organization. I obviously do not speak for or represent the #Palestinian people. There’s like 7 million of us at least, and like 2 million of #Palestinians stuffed in #Gaza alone.
To the #Palestinian Americans who boycotted this meeting after the #Biden Administration handed Israel $735 million dollars in weaponry following the merciless attacks on Palestinians locked in Gaza.
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#BREAKING: Palestinian PM @DrShtayyeh says he welcomes the success of Egypt-led international efforts to stop the “war on #Gaza” – Al-Arabiya TV
#BREAKING: Palestinian PM @DrShtayyeh says #Israel’s crimes in #Gaza will be brought to the @IntlCrimCourt – Al-Arabiya TV
#BREAKING: Palestinian Health says death toll in #Gaza is 243, and 1910 injured after #Israeli airstrikes – Al-Arabiya TV
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I have been curious about the changes to ICU capacity capacity. The weekly data captured at……… now shows data through the week of 12/11. At first blush, the data doesn't appear to have changed much since the prior week. 1/n Image
2/n The aspect I am most curious about is the reporting of the data. An example of this is in reporting of ICU beds available and used. See below for one PA example: It is confusing to see the beds at this facility change during the weeks of 10/2 and 9/18 #covid #hospitals Image
3/n In contrast, note the reporting at this alternative #Pennsylvania hospital: While the average total #ICU beds increase slightly during the two most recent weeks, in contrast with the prior example, this hospital shows a percentage used < 100%. #LehighValley #ABE #Bethlehem Image
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I finished my crosswalk of 2016 to 2020 precincts over the holidays (apologies for posting a Xmas-inspired but not colorblind-safe version initially). A few things jumped out & led me down a rabbit hole of demographics & light plagiarism. Let's go! #ElectionTwitter 🧵1/?
When I initially did the municipal-level shifts map several weeks ago, some cities in the Eastern half of the state had a conspicuous red shift (Lebanon, Reading, Lancaster, etc.), & I was looking forward to diving deeper into those +Trump shifts... 2/?
These happen to all be cities with large Latino populations. Then @dawncai624 & @fordfess wrote a
great piece in the NYT looking at these trends in large cities across the US, so I'm going to look at our mid-size cities the same way... 3/?…
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"This intricately designed system of #injustice – arguably worse than that of #apartheid South Africa and condemned by nearly every other country in the world – is funded by #American tax dollars."
by @HomePalestine #Israel #Palestine #Palestinian
A so-called terror balloon carrying an incendiary device drifts across the #Gaza border border, Aug. 24, 2020.
Photo by Ariel Schalit | AP
#Israel #Palestinian #Palestine #ThursdayThought Image
"The plight of #Palestinians in #Gaza, a population of almost 2 million crammed into a region the size of Detroit, has been hidden from the view of most... the US funds its occupier with over $10 million a day in #military aid."
by @HomePalestine… #Israel
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1. Born January 5,1846 at Abellin, Galilee, her parents died when St Miriam was a toddler. Raised in Egypt by an uncle, she privately consecrated her virginity to Christ. Her uncle was not impressed #StMiriamBaouardy #ChristianTwitter Image
2. with that, having hoped to connect her in an advantageous marriage. From then, she hired herself as a domestic servant.

Working for different families throughout the Middle East, St Miriam was eventually taken to the Carmel at Pau by a Sister in 1867.
3. In 1870, Miriam was sent with a group of Carmelites to Mangalore, India, to establish a new community.

Following her profession of vows in November 1871, having taken the name Mary of Jesus Crucified, she experienced the stigmata, levitated in prayer, and had visions.
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It's hard to capture the absence of activity. How do you show something that is missing? These wonderful @reuters pictures do just that.

First, the National Mall in Washington on March 15.

Pic by Carlos Barria

#coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #PictureOfTheDay #photography
An empty lecture hall at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on March 16.

Pic by Piroschka van de Wouw
A swimming pool in Mumbai on March 16.

Pic by Francis Mascarenhas
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Israel #COVIDー19 #COVID19 #covid19israel
Quarantines 10's of 1000's of people 14 days

17+cases -w/ 9 Italy related
Tour bus driver of Greek tour w/ 4 positive Greeks

Quarantine: See Thread
#Bethlehem city 7 +cases
#IDF 500-600
150 airline emp'ees…
Israel Bans travel to and from:

Quarantines 10's of 1000's of people 14 days

Literally plane loads of travelers told to self quarantine

#COVIDー19 #COVID19 #covid19israel
#COVIDー19 #COVID19 #covid19israel
Quarantines 10's of 1000's of people 14 days

3,694 high school students and personnel

Closes hotels in West Bank to tourists
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1/ What does the #Quran have to say about #Christmas, and what does this ruined church located between #Jerusalem and #Bethlehem have to do with it?
2/ The Quran contains its own version of the Nativity story (Q. 19:22-27), in which Mary is said to withdraw to a remote place and to be overcome by the pains of labor. She then finds shelter under a date palm tree
3/ In agony, Mary cries out for help, and a voice tells her that God has placed a brook beneath her for her relief. The voice then instructs her to eat the dates of the tree and drink the water of the brook. She does so, and shortly after, gives birth to Jesus
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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼…
21. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼…
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7. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world🤨👇🏼…
8. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world🤨👇🏼…
9. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world🤨👇🏼…
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1/21 From the very beginning #Israel planned to usurp #Palestine
#OsloPeace didn't manage to dismantle a single Settlement,to the contrary, #Israel started taking more #Palestinian Land
During the 7 yrs following #Oslo,the Settler Population within the #WestBank increased by 90%
2/21 Following Intl pressure to stop Settlements #Israel began new tactics,under the pretext of natural growth,they expanded & fattened,the existing settlements & connected them to each other & to Israel
Slicing the land blocking any possibility of a contiguous #Palestinian State
3/21 #Israeli Settlements along with their Road Network & Security Zones, occupy about 42% of Palestinian Land.
Roads btw Settlements can only be traveled by Settlers,the basic Human Right of Freedom of Movement within ones Home Country has been taken away from the #Palestinians
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