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[#IsraelElections2019 thread] Elections are a democratic exercise in some places, but used by Israel as a tool of exclusion: over 4.5 million Palestinians living completely under Israeli control do not have the right to vote in Israeli elections.
However, Israelis living in illegal colonial settlements in the West Bank get to vote. They are expected to vote in numbers today for one of the many far-right candidates who support illegal settlements, or who call for annexing them, as Netanyahu has.
Palestinian citizens of Israel, some 20% of the population, are able to vote in the elections, but they are systematically discriminated against, including on issues of political representation.
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70 years ago today, the UN General Assembly passed Resn 194 (III) which resolved that, "the refugees [from Palestine] wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date & unispal.un.org/DPA/DPR/unispa… >
> "& that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible." 70 yrs ago! Note that >
> this Palestinian #RightOfReturn was not made conditional on the attainment of a peace treaty or any other political development. It was proclaimed as absolute, for all refugees "wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours." In the 70 years since, >
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