The blocked hashtag is "#AlAqsa" written in Arabic, the third holiest mosque in Islam that Palestinian folks got stun-grenaded & tear-gassed at during their Ramadan prayer earlier today.

It's like blocking "#StatueOfLiberty" when police are brutalizing innocent people there.
I don't even have words for what is happening anymore. The cruelty on open display here is beyond words. People told to shush, finger on the mouth, when they object to the stranger in their family home, standing on the street in disbelief, all their possessions instantly gone.
Did you see this photo? It was taken by AFP on May 4th, showing a Palestinian man with a knee on the face, available to press everywhere.

It has not been used anywhere in the West as far as Image Search says. Instead, there's photos of burning cars and people throwing rocks. Image
Did you see this photo? It's the body of Said Yusuf Muhammad Oudeh, an innocent 16 year old boy shot in the back twice despite not doing anything. A kid trying to get to the dying Said was also shot but survived. The ambulance was blocked access for 15 minutes as Said bled out. Image
There will be an investigation by the Israeli military as to why the ambulance was denied access to the scene. The Israeli military will likely find no wrongdoing, and have already stated molotov cocktails were thrown by other kids earlier as a reason for shooting Said.

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10 May
This German politician was entirely quiet for days of Israeli atrocities, theft, & murder and now made his first statement about the entire situation with this tweet, saying that "firing missiles on the Israeli population can never be justified".
“Hamas needs to stop rocket attacks, but Israel needs to stop the forcible eviction of Palestinians from their homes” said a US senator who prefers to simply pretend there aren't tens of thousands of terrorized, injured, & dead Palestinians from Israeli violence these past days.
This fucker in the UK felt no statement needed to be made about the Israeli theft of housing, hundreds of Palestinian civilians injured, the murder of a 16 year old Palestinian civilian boy who bled out as the Israeli army held the ambulance.

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10 May
Three days of state violence at a mosque, police brutality, the murder of a 16 year old, the injury of a 1 year old, burning of land, theft of houses, settlers & cops firing guns at unarmed Palestinians - it's air raid time. 20 dead, including children.…
Fuck the US for *now* coming in with "we need a path of de-escalation" where "the houses should not be evicted but also the missiles have to stop". I guess the Israeli violence over the past few days was fine, hm?
For those of you who follow me, I hope you're seeing this. I hope you can never unsee this injustice. The failure of Western media. Look at the @guardian, reporting on "clashes" for days of blatant one-way Israeli violence, reporting on this as "Hamas fires rockets into Israel".
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10 May
Right now Israeli forces are raiding Al Aqsa mosque once again, despite no protests, injuring hundreds. This ahead of an intentionally aggravating Israeli march through Occupied East Jerusalem, which is illegally occupied Palestinian land, later today.…
There's not even an official reason today. The Israeli government just denies Palestinians access to a mosque and raiding the third holiest mosque in Islam during Ramadan increases tensions enough that they might finally get their excuse for killing and stealing these past days.
The reason it's always "both sides have to find a solution" is because anything more specific would sound absurd. "Both sides have to stop being Palestinian one year olds being injured by Israeli stun grenades for existing near a mosque" or something.
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8 May
I don't know how anyone can bear to know, even vaguely, what is happening in Palestine, what is happening in Nablus, what is happening Sheikh Jarrah and not speak up. How can my Arab timeline be on fire & the Western one so quiet. I can't sleep over this. #SaveSheikhJarrah
Palestinian people living in Palestinian houses on Palestinian land, land assigned by international law, have routinely come home to find a foreign family living in their houses. If they tried to fight, they got shot at. If they stayed in the house, they got shot at.
Now, in Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighbourhood in Palestinian "Occupied East Jerusalem" - named that way because it is legally Palestinian but Israel didn't care and took it anyway, once again several families face eviction by the Israeli courts.
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7 May
These Palestinians are praying at the Al-Aqsa mosque. During Muslim prayer, people stand, bow, and kneel. The stun and tear gas grenades Israeli troops added are generally not part of our prayer routine.
A reminder that it is Ramadan, the most important religious month for Muslims, and that communal prayer is especially encouraged in the last ten days of the month.

This is the equivalent of military kicking in a church door during Christmas, and throwing in some stun grenades.
I'm sorry to once again interrupt the video games tweets with news of Israeli government, police, and settler atrocities against the Palestinians, and promise I will stop bringing it up it as soon as the atrocities cease or Western media starts reporting on it properly.
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10 Apr
For over 2 billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is about to start around April 12th. As I do every year, I'm going to run you through the basics of what my understanding of Ramadan is, what it isn't, and answer as many questions you might have about it as I can.
First things first: "Ramadan" is simply the name of the 9th month of the Islamic "Hijri" Calendar - which is a lunar calendar. Where the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar - based on the Earth's orbit around the sun, the Islamic calendar is based on the phases of the moon.
The month before it is called Sha'ban and the one after it is Shawwal. Just like the Gregorian calendar, the Hijri calendar has 12 months - but because the lunar months are slightly shorter than Gregorian months, Ramadan actually "moves" about 11 days in the year every year.
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