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A letter from #Gaza to @JustinTrudeau
Dear Prime Minister,
We hope this letter finds you and the #Canadian people well.
Dear Mr Prime Minister, why do you support #Israel's brutal assault on Gaza?

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Mr President @JustinTrudeau
We have witnessed your commitment to freedom & diversity. We have also followed with enthusiasm your activities, especially those that reflect your humanity, openness, support for civil rights & struggle against racism
We have seen you engage with different communities-#Arabs, #Hindus, #Jews, #Muslims & others-during their holidays. We have also deeply appreciated #Canada's generous support for the #Palestinian people & #Palestinian refugees, through the #UN Relief & Works Agency @UNRWA
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A series of #tweets from the #Israeli Army Forces @IDF account have been met with shock. Because they destroy one of the biggest myths about #Israel & #Palestine, by showing how uneven the conflict truly is.
thecanary.co/trending/2018/… via @TheCanaryUK
Under attack
The day #Netanyahu touched down in #Britain for talks with @theresa_may 6 June, #Israeli army posted a #tweet saying a #Palestinian had hurled a “large rock” at its armed troops. What came next is a damning indictment of the policies the #UK continues to legitimise
IDF Response
#Israeli army claimed a “riot” was instigated by more than 10 #Palestinians & a single rock was flung, leading to the #Israeli army using “riot dispersal means”. It then described how the group “flanked the soldiers”:
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Is #Israel an '#Apartheid' state? This #UN report says yes
If being an apartheid state means committing inhumane acts, systematic oppression & domination by one racial group over another, then Israel is guilty, a UN panel has determined in a new report
wapo.st/2m5aHoJ?tid=ss…
#Apartheid is a term once associated with #SouthAfrica's white-rule system, but now represents a broad term for crimes against humanity under international law & the Rome Statute that set up International Criminal Court @ICC, said the report in its executive summary on Wednesday
#Israelis who find the term #Apartheid inaccurate & inflammatory when applied to their conflict with the #Palestinians, immediately slammed the report-A government spokesman even compared it to #Nazi tabloid Der Sturmer which promoted Nazi propaganda & was virulently #Antisemitic
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When #McKinney, #Texas police officer David Eric Casebolt brutally took down a teenage girl at a party in June, he used a form of martial arts "Krav Maga" in which he trained exclusively. These combat techniques were developed by #Israel Forces

thefreethoughtproject.com/u-s-police-rou…
This is a tiny reflection of a larger reality existing in #US law enforcement explaining brutality & militarization characterizing its police force. US cops traveled to learn from 1 of the world's most repressive & dangerous State forces—#Israeli military & intelligence apparatus
#American media political commentator John Miranda recently stated that #US police brutality is directly linked to the training some officers receive in #Israel.
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Freedom Flotilla: Meet the 85-year-old woman trying to break the #Gaza siege
Barbara believes #Palestine is a cause for the whole of humanity
alaraby.co.uk/english/societ…
Among the Freedom Flotilla family, which seeks to deliver aid to the besieged #Gaza Strip, is an 85-year-old #American woman who flew all the way from #California to a port in #Scandinavia to assert her solidarity with #Palestine.
Barbara, a doctor, became immersed in the #Palestinian cause nearly 10 years ago after familiarising herself with brutal #Israeli occupation. Before that, she specialised in obstetrics in the #US & volunteered in various #LatinAmerican countries with her husband.
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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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(1) So what does this tell you?

businessinsider.com/hamas-rockets-…
(2) "Ireland's minister of foreign affairs, Simon Coveney, tweeted:"
(3) "I strongly condemn firing of rockets from #Gaza at Israel today —I continue to advocate strongly for people of Gaza who live in impossible conditions — but this Hamas led violence undermines Palestinian cause + is counterproductive to political progress."
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Seen my tweets about the burning kite terror? Well, Israeli farmers are going to sue Hamas for millions in damages at the international court at Hague. #gaza
Y’all want to scream “massacre”, when you nothing about international law, and conflict zones.
You want to count bodies, not intent. You want to count Hamas militants as “civilians”, and ignore the damage they cause to Israeli civilians.
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EVIDENCE: #ISRAEL, BRITISH GAS & #GAZA
Prior to 2008 Israeli invasion"#OperationCastLead",British gas producer #BG Group was to supply #Palestinian gas to Israel from off the Gaza coast.
Timeline,Press Releases,#Reuters,BG website,Geopolitical Analysis:fiddleferme.blogspot.com/2009/01/more-e…👈
‼️Gaza Sea #Blockade👇🤨
Natural #Gas - #Gaza has it: #Israel wanted it. That simple.
Anyone who thinks that the siege has to do with 'terrorism' or 'defending Israel', or for that matter the history of the conflict, are missing the elephant in the room: fiddleferme.blogspot.com/2009/01/natura…
#IDF's #Gaza assault is to control #Palestinian Natural Gas, avert Israeli energy crisis.
2014 - #Israel's Def. Min. has confirmed that military plans to 'uproot #Hamas' are about dominating #Gaza's #Gas Reserves.
#Blockade #BDS #BoycottIsrael #Palestine
theguardian.com/environment/ea…
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I will share an analyse about upcoming Battle of #Dara
Preparations of the #SAA continue in #Dara region. #SAA #FSA #Syria #ISIS #HTS #Syrianrebels
Huge battle is coming.
The first target of the campaign against opponents will probably be the el #Lajat plateau , which threatens the supply line to the #SAA controlled #Dara city.
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Video of IED detonation at #Gaza fence after it was placed by Islamic Jihad members awaiting IDF troops to come near it. #Israel
Wire cutters were left there to attract IDF soldiers to come near the IED so it would be detonated near them. #Gaza #Israel
A few more photos of the two dead. Seems the second PIJ member is too disfigured to be photographed.
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"a wall of silence"
Support by the Board of Deputies for #Israeli right wing government opens it up to a charge of double standards. It needs to ask itself how much in common the #Jewish people it represents have with #Netanyahu’s government in #Israel
middleeasteye.net/columns/how-wa…
"a wall of silence": I believe this refusal to engage in argument represents a very serious failure of leadership. Organisations like the LFI, CFI & Board of Deputies & senior politicians like Chukka Umunna cannot avoid debate about the future of #Israel, the West Bank & #Gaza.
"a wall of silence" Does the Board of Deputies really believe that #Israeli forces should have total impunity to maim and kill #Palestinians? Don’t they believe that Israel is in any way subject to the rule of law?
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Look at the face, study it & read the following screen shots.
This is the arrogant anti-Semite who wrote them & more. He mocks the dead of #Gaza & the horror of the #Nakba
This is the true "face" of #zionism
Despicable
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The Israeli army wants you to think the claims made by a Hamas official in a TV interview - that 50 fatalities in #Gaza on 14 May were "Hamas" - somehow justifies the conduct of its forces.

Some have apparently bought this line.

But they're wrong – and here’s why.

THREAD ⬇️
Salah Bardawil was asked about the accusation that Hamas is encouraging protests without making any sacrifices. In reply, Bardawil *claimed* 50 of those killed Monday were Hamas, though didn't clarify if he meant political activists, armed wing members, general supporters, etc.
The only way you could think this justifies the Israeli army's conduct is if:

a) you don't understand international human rights law.

and/or b) simply hearing the word "Hamas" makes you forget that Palestinians are human, with, you know, human rights.
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Read the story of the of 8-month-old Layla Ghandour, who died after breathing Israeli tear gas when her grandmother was holding her in the #GreatReturnMarch protest camp, 100s of meters away from the #GazaFence. By @declanwalsh
nyti.ms/2IpSxcA
And if you want to see how does it look like when the new Israeli tear gas drones attack the #GreatReturnMarch protest camps, where families stay 100s of meters away from the #GazaFence, here is an example
#ICYMI:
@IDFSpokesperson admitted: #GreatReturnMarch is Palestinian PR success. But soldiers killed 100 protesters & nothing changed in Gaza.
Israel says Hamas doesn't want war.
Yesterday there were no protests
but more shots were fired at Israel than since the protests begun.
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My thoughts on #Gaza (thread). The images and bare facts (dozens dead, thousands injured) are stark and, presented simply with that, I completely understand the tendency to condemn #Israel. It's not pretty. BUT context is important too. 1/7
1. A peaceful demonstration took place in Ramallah yesterday. There were no deaths or injuries. What is happening on Gaza's border is NOT that. If they had stood away from the border, chanted and waved flags, not a shot would have been fired. 2/7
2. ANY country whose border is attacked by a mass of people - some armed with guns, knives, IEDs etc - will defend that border. Even more so if that border is with a hostile entity. It is fair to question HOW, but absurd to deny Israel that right. 3/7
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Do I feel a thread coming on, like the flu? Possible.
This Gaza situation. I don't know if people (by people, I mean "people who can't find Gaza on a map, or don't know it's Occupied by Israel, or how close it is to Europe, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt...etc.) understand how dire it is.
When I was in Gaza 20 years ago, it was dire.
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Thread: One should ask, "Why are Palestinians protesting?" before cheering for their death in Gaza.

Most Americans don't understand how every day life of an average Palestinian is constantly and violently disrupted by Israel

I will try to give about 10 examples
Palestinians are forced to live in two areas -- West Bank & Gaza. It's almost impossible to go from one to another. Israelis control the borders

Gaza is the largest open prison in the world. It's surrounded by giant fence/wall
Life in #WestBank is miserable because the Israeli police are right there.

Every day, Palestinian children and adults have to go through all kinds of checkpoints and searches and harassment

They are literally under a military occupation

#Israel #apartheid #IDF
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Curious what facts MSM is not reporting about today's planned tantrum in #Gaza that Palestinians call the #GazaReturnMarch? Look no further and unwind this thread 👇 #Israel
These planned riots on the border between #Israel and #Gaza have been taking place for 6+ weeks and expected to culminate on May 15th (tomorrow), to coincide with the Palestinian “Nakba” day.
#GazaReturnMarch is of course named after the so-called "right of return" of 5 - 7 million refugees and their offspring because Palestinians are invested in the mythology that they flood and strangle #Israel, a country of 8 million. Keep dreaming.
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#Israel will never recognize #Palestine,illegal segregated settlements in the #WestBank keep growing & #Gaza is a #ConcentrationCamp.
THE 2-STATE SOLUTION FACADE ENABLES #ISRAEL TO CLAIM THEY'RE A DEMOCRACY,allowing settlers in the occupied territories to vote & #Palestinians not
#Netanyahu:"I Deceived the #US to Destroy Oslo Accords"
#Israel never wanted peace,they already occupy #Palestine, only maintain the 2-state solution topic alive so they don't have to let Palestinians vote while claiming to be a Democracy.
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#Israel Incapable of Telling Truth About #Water It Steals From #Palestinians.
Water is the only issue in which Israel (still) finds it difficult to defend its Discriminatory, Oppressive & Destructive Policy with Pretexts of Security & God. #ApartheidIsrael haaretz.com/opinion/.premi…
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Thanks to Trump's embassy move, #Nakba70 protests start a day early. Israeli army expects West Bank protests & 100,000 demonstrators in #Gaza, is preparing to use lethal force against them & again threatens to air bomb Gaza. 49 Palestinians killed & 9,545 wounded so far in Gaza
Here is a short #thread about the #Nakba
And here is my #thread about developments related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from yesterday
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Short #thread: Lies that Zionists tell themselves about the #Nakba
Myth: the Arabs attacked the Jews & lost & then escaped.
Reality: the ethnic cleansing of what later became Israel started before the Arab armies intervened or even before the British left. In fact, most Palestinian cities were conquered before the declaration of independence.
Myth: the small Jewish army won a miraculous victory against the much larger Arab armies.
Fact: the only army that equaled the Jewish army during the war was the British-trained Jordanian Legion, which generally respected the UN partition plan & didn't invade what became Israel.
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Today is the 7th Friday of the #GreatReturnMarch & the last 1 before #Nakba70 day. Last week was the 1st time Friday's protests w no deaths.
According to @ochaopt, 50 people died since March 30, 40 of them during the protests.
Not a single Israeli was hurt & not 1 rocket launched
Here is my #thread from yesterday about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict & the state of the "only democracy in the Middle East"
And here is my #thread about what happened last Friday
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Update: we are now in the same club as North Korea, Sudan & Iran
#JewishState
Clarification: the recommendation to deport @OmarSShakir was made by the liar-minister @giladerdan1, who is responsible for fighting *against* #BDS. I guess it was too complicated for him so now he's working to help #BDS
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