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Last night, #Israeli settlers burned & destroyed 140 vehicles; wounded 34 civilians & kids; damaged dozens of homes & shops across 10 Palestinian villages...

Then they all walked home free...

ZERO arrests reported, ZERO condemnations by Israel's gov or opposition leaders!
2\ Israeli settlers descended on Huwara, burned down vehicles & farms & threw rocks at homes & shops.

An ambulance caught fire after being reportedly hit by Israeli soldiers in the area.

Israel's conviction rate of reported Israeli attacks on Palestinians is less than 1.8%
3\ Israeli settlers attacked the Luban e-Sharkiya village, burned several cars & damaged shops & homes...

Then all walked home free with zero consequences. ImageImageImageImage
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#Israeli company #NSOgroup is still selling #PEGASUS,
its CEO Yaron Shohat told Swiss TV @RSInews while @Europarl_EN is ready to vote on #PEGA report

“Tools that allows our customers -government agencies - to gather #intelligence to fight terror and crime”

In his first TV interview, CEO of blacklisted #NSOgroup Yaron Shohat says he’s committed to do “anything possible” to make sure #PEGASUS and other tools are in proper hands and used correctly”

But not 100% sure about misuse

SwissTV @RSInews
#PEGASUS used in the past to spy on activists, journalists, politicians.
#NSOgroup CEO admits that “users might use it for different purposes” but insists that the #Israeli company sell the #spyware “for the sole purpose of fighting crime and terror”

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Right: the 830-year-old Moroccan neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Left: Same area today cleansed of its Arab inhabitants, where even Palestinian Jerusalemites aren't allowed to walk without a special permit!

On June 10 1967, #Israel bulldozed the entire area, inc. mosques & school🧵 ImageImage
2\ David Ben-Gurion visited occupied East Jerusalem as soon as it fell & went to the Western wall.

He got "upset" to see a sign Arabic, asked for a hammer & ordered it destroyed, then he said:

"This is the greatest moment of my life since I came to #Israel". Image
3\ The next day, the #Israeli army brought sledgehammers & bulldozers to the Moroccan quarter in occupied Jerusalem to destroy 135 homes, 2 ancient mosques, an old school & local shops.

They gave the 650 residents about 15 minutes to leave without discussion & become refugees! Image
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Iran-linked hackers Agrius deploying new ransomware against Israeli orgs

An Iran-linked advanced persistent threat #APT group is using new #ransomware while targeting a familiar adversary in the Middle East, researchers have found.

#Iran #CyberAttack…
"Check Point’s Incident Response Team investigated the deployment of the ransomware against #Israeli organizations and claimed by a group dubbing itself Moneybird."
"Researchers found that it bore the hallmarks of Agrius, a #hacker group that has been around since 2020 and has attempted to disguise itself with aliases like BlackShadow."
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BREAKING: On Sunday 28 May, the #Israeli Ministerial Committee on Legislation chaired by Yariv Levin (MoJ, Likud) and Itamar Ben Gvir (Jewish Power) will consider - for endorsement - the draft bill tabled by Ariel Kallner (Likud) imposing a 65% tax on foreign aid to Israeli and…… Image
In February, Kallner tabled a draft bill to amend the income tax ordinance to impose a tax of 65 percent on financial support from third-states and intergovernmental organizations (@EUCouncil @EU_Commission) to #Israeli and #Palestinian humanitarians and human rights defenders. Image
Read in conjunction with the draft bill tabled by Strook and Rothman (Religious Zionism Jewish Power) to automate the transposition of Israeli civil law to occupied Palestinian territory, the bill imposing a tax would apply to Palestinian NGOs in the West Bank and Gaza,…… Image
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Yesterday, the people of Ein Samiya (on the outskirts of Ramallah), following severe and repeated settler attacks had to leave their homes. The entire community consisting of 37 households (roughly 172 people, including 78 children) were forcibly transferred through coercion. Image
Violence, directed at #Palestinian persons and property, is inherent to #Israeli settlements. From their establishment to their expansion through outposts, settlements exteriorize harassment and violence against Palestinians in their path, as the heat map shows. Image
The International Criminal Tribunal on Yugoslavia (ICTY), and later the @IntlCrimCourt, held that the term “forcibly” in relation to forcible transfer is not restricted to physical force, but may include threat of force or coercion, such as that caused by fear of violence,……
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Meet the #Israeli right's new hero:
Orian Ben Khalifa was convicted of unjustifiably beating up a young Palestinian woman, knocking her to the ground, dragging her to a police station, grabbing her by the neck & shaking her..

Israel's Security Minister reinstated her immediately ImageImage
2\ #Israel's Security Minister reinstated Orian Ben Khalifa back at Israel's border police right after an Israeli court convicted her of unjustifiably assaulting a Palestinian.

Israel's Minister for Advancing Women's Status is calling her a Heroin for being up an unarmed Arab! ImageImage
3\ Right wing #Israelis are in love with the Magav officer Orian ben Khalifa precisely b/c she mercilessly assaulted a Palestinian who did nothing to her.

Orian is known for violently assaulting Palestinians on a regular basis in East Jerusalem. Image
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The Arabs NEVER rejected peace in 1948
They repeatedly offered a 1 State solution with equal citizenship to all

Zionist leaders opted to create #Israel, inc. by ethnic cleansing

Palestinians only rejected the partition of their homeland & losing 51% of it to a Jewish minority🧵 Image
2\ Jordan's king met twice with Golda Meir in 1947/48.

Each time, he offered to give Jews in Palestine full autonomy under his rule with full equal rights, but Meir rejected.

Even then, he instructed his troops not to attack the parts of mandate Palestine designated for Jews. Image
3\ The head of the Arab Liberation Army met with Zionist leaders & offered them full equality & citizenship under his rule.

Josh Palmon from the Jewish Agency attested that "I'm sure Jews would've done good business under him." Zionist leaders rejected! Image
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EVERYTHING #Israel accuses Palestinians of doing (often falsely), it had openly done way worse to establish & maintain the Israeli state:

e.g. blowing up cafes & buses; human shields; celebrating civilians' death; glorifying terrorists; hiding weapons in civilian areas...Quick🧵 Image
2\ Terrorism was a tactic Zionist militias openly used to establish #Israel

Blowing up cafes, buses & crowded markets was 1 of their favorite strategies. This list only shows Irgun terrorist bombings in 1937-39👇

Irgun became part of the IDF & their leader Shamir became PM! ImageImage
3\ Even 3 decades after #Israel was founded, the Israeli Defense Ministry continued to use terrorism for combat

Defense Minister Ariel Sharon (later Prime Minister) used to blow up cars, bikes & booby-trapped donkeys in crowded civilian areas in Lebanon ONLY to sow chaos & fear! ImageImage
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Quick🧵Debunking #Israel's "Human Shields" lie used as a blanket excuse to justify killing ANY Palestinian civilians:

e.g. IDF officials admit they 100% knew children & women would die in their strikes. They went for it anyways & called them "collateral damage" & "human shields" Image
2\ Amnesty found ZERO evidence of Palestinian combatants forcefully taking civilians as human shields or preventing them from evacuating targeted areas

The #Israeli org Breaking the Silence interviewed 100s of IDF soldiers, but never encountered evidence of those "human shields" Image
3\ #Israel's own courts, however, found evidence of Israeli soldiers taking Palestinians as human shields at gun point

IDF calls it the "neighbor procedure"

Amnesty, HRW, BTselem... all found evidence of Israel taking Palestinian human shields since the occupation began in 1967 Image
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This morning #Gaza - and its two million inhabitants - remains isolated from the world through #Israel's siege on land, at sea and air.
In 2019 @NRC_Norway requested the expert opinion of @MarcoLongobardo on the legality of Israel's closure on land and obligation to allow safe……
He concluded that the #Gaza Strip is under #Israeli occupation, notwithstanding the 2005
Disengagement. Israel still exercises sufficient actual authority over the
maritime territory and airspace of the area, over its borders, and its fundamental
supplies, so that the test……
Israel must consider the Gaza Strip as a portion of a wider single territorial unit
also comprising the West Bank. The obligation to consider the Gaza Strip and
the West Bank as a single territorial unit is rooted in the law of occupation, the
principle of self-determination……
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BREAKING: #Israel's 2023 (top up)-2024 "special budget allocation" (beyond the regular state budget): 75 million ILS (20 million USD) to forcibly transfer #Palestinians from Area C of the West Bank (e.g., by destroying humanitarian aid), and 404 million ILS (111 million USD)…… Image
Furthering the annexation of occupied #Palestinian territory on February 23' with the transfer of powers to Israel's civil government, the allocations are to the Ministry of National Missions, headed by Orit Strook (Religion Zionism - Jewish Power). Image
In practice, #Israeli settlers - through regional and local councils - will be tasked and equipped to "search and destroy" #Palestinian property and humanitarian assistance they accepted. Image
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Exclusive: #Israeli coordinated smears:

3 days before the UK 2019 elex, Israeli mainstream media published a "major bombshell" that Hamas ran a propaganda op to support the Labour leader Corbyn

The 100% made up story was deleted from its original source shortly after the elex.. ImageImage
2\ ~A week before the UK 2019 elex, a young Gazan, Walid, got a call from an #Israeli Lt. Colonel who "used to hold a senior position in the IDF"

He asked Walid in Arabic why he was an admin on the "We Support Jeremy Corbyn" FB page with 72K followers & used a threatening tone..
3\ Walid explained that he was invited to simply write about his daily life in Gaza & that he had no relations to the Labour party or Hamas.

Days & Israeli media & propagandists widely circulated the lie that "Hamas officials" were running an "influential" page to support Labour ImageImageImageImage
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#Raisi is the first #Iranian president to visit #Syria in over a decade. What’s changed and what are the implications for #Iran’s domestic and regional goals? Read the latest from CTP and @TheStudyofWar: (1/8)…
#Raisi’s visit signals that #Iran is aiming to leverage political and economic developments in #Syria to improve its domestic economy and advance its regional objectives. (2/8)
#Iran faces a significant economic challenge at home. The #rial recently reached 556,500 rials to one US dollar, marking a 10% reduction in value within the past month. (3/8)
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NEW | #Iranian officials and members of the clerical establishment have expressed increased concern over the safety of religious figures in recent days. Read today's update from CTP & @TheStudyofWar:… (1/4) Image
Iranian-backed #Syrian militias may be setting rhetorical conditions to attack US forces in response to #Israeli airstrikes in #Aleppo Province on May 1. (2/4) Image
CTP recorded student poisoning incidents in four cities across three provinces on May 2. (3/4) #مسمومیت_دانش‌آموزان Image
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Quick🧵debunking the #Israeli myth of the 5 Arab armies' unprovoked aggression to annihilate Israel:

Arab regimes were forced in ONLY after Israel committed the Deir Yassin Massacre. The Arab armies goals were to stop the flood of refugees to their states, secure their borders.. Image
2\ Jordan's king, who had the strongest of the 5 armies, met with Zionist leaders regularly & had promised to endorse Jewish statehood & partition

After Deir Yassin, he proposed a Jewish canton in an expanded Jordan. His troops refrained from attacking Israel's own territories👇 Benny Morris
3\ Egypt's king went to war to prevent a flood of refugees; protect his borders; gain territory in South Palestine & prevent Jordan's king from claiming leadership of the Arabs.

His army were told they were "merely a punitive expedition against the Zionist gangs" NOT liberation Image
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Left: Al-Majdal, a thriving agricultural & industrial Palestinian village

Right: Al-Majdal today as a Jewish-only #Israeli city

After Israel's founding, the military spent 2 years depopulating the village. They locked up the residents in a Ghetto, then shuttled them on trucks.. ImageImage
2\ Al-Majdal's Palestinian population refused to leave their coastal village after #Israel's founding on May 14, 1948.

174 days later, the Israeli military invaded them, expelled 1,000 residents. General Yigal Allon ordered the expulsion of the rest, but they refused to leave... Image
3\ The #Israeli military locked up al-Majdal's 2,500 remaining residents in a confined Ghetto surrounded by barbed wire, raided them repeatedly at night to "cause panic" & offered them bribes to leave, but they didn't...

Israel's gov eventually forced residents on trucks to Gaza Image
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At the @UN Security Council debate on the question of Palestine, held yesterday, @franceonu told the Council that the "cycle of violence, fueled by desperation on both sides, will only cease with the end of #Israeli colonization. France will never recognize illegal annexation of…… Image
Following, @MaltaUNMission, noted the "unprecedented levels of violence, provocations and unilateral actions which are jeopardising any attempts at constructive remediation of the situation, and which continue to directly impact the lives and security of thousands of people. The…… Image
Finally, @EUatUN, on behalf of all @EUCouncil Member States, recalled the "commitment to implement UNSCR 2334 and recalling that settlements are illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two state solution impossible, the EU…… Image
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Since the beginning of the year and with a new #Israeli government led by the most extreme elements, @ochaopt and @UNHumanRights documented a 57 percent increase in the number of #Palestinians killed by Israeli forces. Image
A 70 percent increase in the lethality of Israeli operations this year demonstrates a change in the rules of engagement towards the liberal use of lethal force, and the employment of tactics and weapons delivering an increasingly lethal effect.
Combined with 225 attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank, of which 89 resulted in casualties, the systematic targeting of Palestinians is a daily and deadly reality.
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1. Why did Gulf kingdoms embrace Iran? When the #GulfArab states saw what happened in Iran over one #Kurdish woman who stood up to became the #Mideast version of Rosa Parks, they all panicked. Remember, the US lists as terrorists a group whose ideology seeks #genderequality.
2. That continued listing over an ideology we support is something @POTUS @VP and @SecBlinken need to explain. But in the interim, we are seeing the #Arab word suddenly embracing #Assad, a blood soaked chemical weapon-using, sociopathic dictator. Why?
3. Because he's the one they have tapped to eliminate the #Syrian #Kurds. And all the #misogynists cheer him as their standard bearer. And once the #SDF is gone and the #women once again relegated to second-class rights, they can get back to business
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Would #Israel, claiming to offer refuge to survivors of WW II atrocities - among them my grandparents - oppose the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity?

This is what took place at the @UN Sixth Committee (Legal) this week: Image
Delegates considered concluding a new convention on crimes against humanity, debating whether it would close gaps in the current international legal framework, based on the draft articles of the International Law Commission, and the @IntlCrimCourt Statute. #Israel pushed back. Image
Reiterating an earlier statement (2019), the #Israeli delegate insisted on the (contentious) primacy of internal jurisdiction over international justice, and on introducing stringent limitations on universal jurisdiction to prosecute the gravest international crimes. Shameful. Image
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This is member of #Israeli parliament Ariel Kallner (Likud). According to his web page, he "works to promote reforms in the Israeli legal system to remove barriers and regulations," setting as hit top priority "the issue of sovereignty throughout the entire Land of Israel." Image
In February, Kallner tabled a draft bill to amend the income tax ordinance to impose a tax of 65 percent on financial support from third-states and intergovernmental organizations (@EUCouncil @EU_Commission) to #Israeli and #Palestinian humanitarians and human rights defenders. Image
In March, he tabled a draft bill to amend the courts' law, so that Israeli, Palestinian, and international human rights defenders - supported by third states - could not effectively, independently, and impartially approach Israel's top court: Image
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Grateful that @UN_HRC expert on occupied #Palestinian territory, Dr. @FranceskAlbs raised the question of self defense claimed by an occupying power, #Israel. My own thoughts follow: Image
Self defense is understood as the inherent right of a State to use of force in response to an armed attack on it. It is one of the exceptions to the prohibition against use of force under article 2(4) of the @UN Charter and customary international law.
#Israeli claims of measures in self- defense, are disconcerting. There is no controversy about the prohibition breached by deliberate or indiscriminate attacks against civilians in Israel, but that does not absolve it from observing distinction, proportionality, and precaution.
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"You Vote It; You Got It!" The #Smotrich -#BenGvir #Israeli government took out an ad this weekend, enumerating its accomplishments in the first 100 days. The judicial overhaul receives minor attention, while they highlight the following: Image
* Annulling the disengagement law (2005 withdrawal of settlements in the northern West Bank) and formalization of 9 settlement outposts (the most territorially disruptive and known hubs of violent extremism - IE)
* Promoting plans to formalize all (147) settlement outposts.
* Approving the construction of 10,000 settlement housing units in the Judea and Samaria (according to the #Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, transferring circa 47,000 additional settlers to occupied #Palestinian territory - IE).
* Dramatic increase of settlements budget.
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