Yonatan Shapira-#Israeli AF helicopter pilot: I’ve been active in struggling against #Israeli occupation & #Apartheid. I am a member of Boycott from Within–#Israeli citizens who support the #Palestinian call for #BDS
This is my 4th attempt to break the #Gaza blockade from the sea
#Israeli pilot Shapira message to #Israeli soldiers:
“Refuse to take part in war crimes-Refuse to continue murdering people locked in the worlds' biggest prison-I was once 1 of U & I know that among U there are some who can still think-Refuse to be the guards of the #Gaza ghetto”
#Gaza Freedom flotilla Al Awda pirated in international waters by #Israeli navy who slammed Captain Herman’s head against the wall again & again while threatening to take him to the ship belly & finish him off-a fist in the face of Arne, the old mechanic mondoweiss.net/2018/08/psycho…
-#Israeli commando slammed Captain Herman’s head against a wall again & again & threatened to finish him off
-A fist in the face of old mechanic Arne
-Electrocuted 1st officer Charlie's head
-Electrocuted cook Juergen & 60 year old chair #NewZealand trade union/HR activist Mike
"Let’s keep in mind-Had we been #Gazan fishermen or children approaching the #Gaza fence, they could have simply put a bullet in the head of each of us & that’s it"
Yonatan Shapira aboard the #Gaza Freedom flotilla in in international waters when it was pirated by #Israeli navy
#TommyRobinson-his many names-crimes: cocaine dealer-sunbed entrepreneur
His 1st conviction was 4 kicking a policeman in the head when intervened to stop him beating up his girlfriend in the street after night out-Then mortgage fraud
When an armed intruder broke into a family’s home, began harming a juvenile inside, homeowner did what he was supposed to do-called 911 & successfully defended his home
However, after he’d successfully fended off the home invader—#US police showed up-killed the innocent homeowner
After Armed Homeowner Defends Family from Home Invader, Aurora, CO Cops Show Up & Kill Him
An armed homeowner successfully defended himself & family against an armed intruder who was harming a child got killed by police when they arrived
#Israeli forces detained @LydiadeLeeuw for questioning immediately after arrival at #BenGurion airport on 20 July
Over four hours, de Leeuw was strip searched, deprived of her phone & other property & denied access to the #Dutch embassy or legal assistance before her deportation
@LydiaDeLeeuw's #Dutch colleague Pauline Overeem experienced much severe treatment. #Israeli forces detained her for 24 hours during which she was “handcuffed & subjected to verbal abuse, including threats that the #Israeli authorities would use force against her”
#Israel closed down the #Palestinian Hind al-Husseini College & Al-Quds University’s College of Art-which are located in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood-after banning an academic conference taking place on Sunday at al-Quds University’s College of Arts & detaining 15 participants
Concerns was raised in a letter published in @guardian after award-winning band @Youngfathers was disinvited from an arts festival in #Germany. #Scottish band was pressured to declare itself non-supporter of pro-#Palestine#BDS movement as a condition of appearing at the festival
Concert organisers, @ruhrtriennale, announced the cancellation saying: “Regrettably, the @Youngfathers have not distanced themselves from the (pro-#Palestinians#BDS human rights movement). We have therefore decided to cancel the concert.”
#Irish Senate supported on Wednesday a legislation prohibiting the import or sale of goods & services produced in occupied territories around the world including #Israeli settlements considered illegal under international law
Omar has received some pushback on #socialmedia recently
A #tweet from @shabbosgoy called her a “proud #Jew hater” after she made a brief appearance in the music video of the pop group Maroon 5’s song “Girls Like You”
Omar responded in a tweet:
Miracle in Judeosta
Some people believe in miracles & think world's condemnations & denunciations will save #Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar & its ecological school from jaws of #Israel’s bulldozers-Can such a miracle happen in Judeostan in #WestBank? haaretz.com/opinion/.premi…
The #EU’s reliance on “peace” & “two states” is evidence of negligence, flaccidity or self-deception. Neither “peace” (with the #Palestinians) nor “two states” are in the #Israeli dictionary currently in use. It’s doubtful that they were ever in it
The official proud #Israeli dictionary is made up of definitions that #Europe invented in 15th century & later refined to suit the developing variations of settler colonialism, which expels & murders native populations by the new incoming colonial settlers
#American#Jewish community doesn’t only conceal truth about #Gaza from itself-It lobbies US politicians to do it
The anesthetizing fiction: Yes-#Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005
Israel still controls Gaza in the way a guard controls a prison in which he never actually sets foot
First, #Israel declares parts of #Gaza off-limits to #Gazans. Israel has established —Access Restricted Zone—According to #UN: this restricted area comprise as much as 1/3 of Gaza’s best arable land. People who enter these zones can—& over the years have been—shot
Former #SouthAfrica, whose racism-discrimination-injustice-brutality–all rolled into an #Apartheid ideology-kept trying to market itself as a “democracy”-It succeeded for a while & ultimately crashed despite believing its power was indestructible. Exactly what #Netanyahu is doing
#Israel markets itself as an indispensable ally of the West; “only democracy” in #ME; defender of western values; bulwark against #Iran & #Islam-behaves with impunity & in defiance of all international laws as if the lifeline it enjoys from #America-renders it indestructible
IN 2015, Frank Lowenstein paged through a govt briefing book & noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was #Obama Administration’s special envoy on #Israeli-#Palestinian negotiations, a position that exposed him to hundreds of maps of WB.
This is How #Israel Foiled the 2-State Solution:
New map of the occupied #Palestinian#WestBank in the briefing book was different-It showed large swaths of territory that were off limits to #Palestinian development & filled in space between #Jewish settlements & #Jewish outposts
#Palestinian populations were cut off from 1 another & virtually no way to squeeze a viable Palestinian state into remaining areas. When #Jewish settlements, illegal outposts & areas off limits to Palestinians were consolidated, they covered 60% of the occupied #WestBank
When #US failed, it turned to threats. #Ecuador was the 1st to find itself in the cross hairs #Americans were blunt: If #Ecuador refused to drop the resolution-#US would unleash punishing trade measures & withdraw crucial military aid-The #Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced
The showdown over breast feeding was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retaliation from #USA.
Ben Gurion wrote: “Serious complaints have reached me about disorder & lawlessness among the #Jewish gang-Haganah & Palmach-Haganah’s elite strike force, robbery of #Arabs, murder of #Poles & Arabs without cause or trial, theft, embezzlement of funds, torture of Arabs & the like”
#Israeli military court is considering requests by historian Adam Raz to unclassify documents on the massacre of the ##Palestinian village "Kafr Qasem" by #Israeli Border Police in 1956. Also, public was denied access to documents pertaining to the Deir Yassin massacre of 1948
RT Mondoweiss "#Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas granted the #Palestinian nationality to #Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa (walktopalestin1), 25, & bestowed the Medal of Merit on him in appreciation of his efforts & support of the Palestinian people"
Since the #US was founded in 1776, #America has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of its' existence
In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the #US didn't wage any wars
Who is the Terrorist?
Why do they hate us Dad?
#US#Pentagon needs $20 billion in munition alone @GeorgeWBush__ dropped 70,000 bombs on 5 countries #Obama dropped 100,000 bombs on 7 countries #Trump dropped 44,000 bombs in his 1st year
121 bombs a day, 1 bombs every 12 minuets
Who is the #Terrorist?
The #Israeli high court gave its blessing to the army’s plan to the demolition & removal of the #Palestinian village & expel its #Palestinian residents in May 2018. Human rights groups say the court gave the green-light to the #Israeli war crime of forcible transfer.
#US#Iraq war veteran Vince Emanuele: "Moral injury is the real reason why #US veterans are committing suicide, as they realize all the horrors of war & innocent people killed were for nothing but #US corporate interests"
#US veterans marched in #NewOrleans on July 1, to raise awareness for the high rates of veteran suicides across #America. They were wearing ‘dead masks’ to represent the high cost of war.
US Department of Veterans Affairs report: Average number of veterans suicide is 20 per day
US #Iraq war veteran Emanuele: In fact-the #US government, especially under @realDonaldTrump is exacerbating the problem by continuing militaristic operations all over the world-If US government was interested in preventing veteran suicides-it would stop creating so many veterans
#Israel isn’t just a sanctuary for world’s #Jews, it has also become a haven for financial fraudsters. Since #Israel is a close ally of #US-it is unlikely it will face sanctions from foreign governments as #Israel provides a welcome mat out for both homegrown & foreign fraudsters
Over a decade, #Israel has become a global hub of investment scams, employing more than 10,000 citizens—many of them new immigrants & foreign-language speakers—selling fraudulent binary options, forex, CFDs & cryptocurrency investments over the phone & internet to people abroad