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Sep 23 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Palestinian teachers announced a strike this week in East Jerusalem. After weeks of parents and teachers protesting the Israeli gov's censorship of Palestinian textbooks and imposition of their own curriculum, they began a strike with participation from 95% of Arab schools.
In July, Israeli authorities revoked the licenses of 6 Palestinian schools for curriculums they claimed “incited against the state.” Schools were only given permission to operate if their lessons were modified. Schools that adopt Israeli-approved textbooks will get extra funds.
Sep 16 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
On the 40th anniversary of the Israeli massacre in the Palestinian refugee camps Sabra and Shatila, we watch in horror as Palestinians living in Masafer Yatta are facing the largest forced expulsion since 1967 at the hands of the same military.
Right now in Masafer Yatta, there are 12 Palestinian villages and 2 schools that could be demolished at any moment. The people of Masafer Yatta, half of them children, are subjected to daily attacks and nightly raids by the Israeli military and settlers.
Sep 11 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
It is the beginning of the school year in Masafer Yatta, and Israeli forces are already terrorizing Palestinian children and teachers. In the past two weeks alone, the Israeli military’s coordinated attacks create a timeline of horrifying events:
1 week before school starts in Masafer Yatta:
Israeli forces raid the village of Jinba, plastering the homes, schools, and clinics with notices of fines, penalties, and threats of interrogation. One of the two schoolhouses in the area is marked for demolition.
Sep 9 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
Yesterday, masses of @amazon and @google workers led protests in 4 cities, demanding both companies end their contracts with Israel.
These workers risked their jobs to stop Google and Amazon from profiting from Israeli apartheid and using workers’ labor to harm Palestinians. 🧵
Worker-led #NoTechForApartheid protests in SF, Seattle, Durham, and NYC drew crowds of up to 300, rallying community members who came out in solidarity with Palestinians and the workers themselves.
Sep 2 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Yesterday was the birthday of Leslie Feinberg Z”L, a trans lesbian Jew who stood in lifelong solidarity with Palestinians and viewed hir work for sexual and gender liberation and Palestinian liberation as deeply connected. 🧵
As Leslie noted in a speech to the Palestinian queer women’s group Aswat in 2007, nations from the US to Israel “use the experiences of women, of gays, of transgenders as pretexts for imperialist war” even as they support anti-LGBT policies and nations that serve their interests.
Aug 30 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
How Pegasus spyware is piloted on Palestinians and deployed globally. New visual on #apartheidtech and #pegasusspyware via @visualizingpal, @alhaq_org, @BisanResearch and #MindtheGap Consortium.
Pegasus sypware enables the Israeli dirty tech giant NSO full access to targeted devices and data without the user clicking any malware. The rise of dangerous technology like Pegasus spyware marks the exportation of Palestinian mass surveillance to global civil society.
Aug 30 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
BREAKING: Anti-Zionist Jewish Google worker resigns over Google’s punishment of Palestinian and allied workers who speak up for Palestinian freedom.
Workers don't want their labor to enable Israeli violence against Palestinians — but Google is systematically silencing them. 🧵
Along with 100s of other workers, Ariel Koren has spent over a year organizing against Google’s $1.2B contract with the Israeli government and military, which helps them surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence on Palestinians under occupation.
Aug 29 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
URGENT: Khalil Awawdeh has been on hunger strike for almost 6 months to protest his illegal imprisonment by Israel without charge or trial.
He is on the brink of death. We demand his freedom NOW, as well as the end of Israel's practice of administrative detention.
Staring down the barrel of “administrative detention,” or indefinite incarceration by Israel without due process, Khalil Awawdeh courageously decided to join a long legacy of Palestinian hunger strikers, many of whom successfully achieved their freedom.
Aug 25 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Yesterday, @instagram suspended the account of @palyouthmvmt an independent, grassroots movement of young Palestinians in Palestine and in exile worldwide. PYM does essential community-based organizing, education, cultural work, solidarity work with other anti-colonial movements.
PYM have done an incredible job mobilizing thousands of Palestinians, Arabs, and people who want to see a free Palestine: if you’ve ever been to a rally for Palestine in the US or Canada, the odds are it was co-organized by PYM and promoted on their now-suspended Instagram page.
Aug 18 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
The Israeli army broke into, ransacked, and shut down offices of 6 Palestinian human rights organizations last night.
The solidarity work we do to dismantle Israeli apartheid and occupation relies on and builds off these orgs' work (thread):
@DCIPalestine defends Palestinian children in Israeli military courts and documents abuses and killings of children by Israeli forces.
By shutting them down, the Israeli government is trying to avoid accountability for these abuses against children.
As attacks by Israeli settlers and military increase, Palestinians in Masafer Yatta are on the alert 24/7 to defend their homes. theguardian.com/global-develop…
Masafer Yatta, a village of 1,144 Palestinians, half of them children, is the Israeli’s military’s latest target in a long line of forced expulsions.
Jul 28 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The Palestinian liberation struggle is an environmental and labor justice struggle — and the Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) is on the frontlines.
While many Jews have heard the narratives that Zionists “made the desert bloom” and settled on a “land without a people,” these are actually colonial myths used to justify the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people and violent takeover of Palestinian land and resources.
Jul 27 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
2022 marks 15 years since the Israeli government began its brutal siege on Gaza. Under military blockade, Palestinians in Gaza are forcibly displaced, denied the right to travel freely, and lack basic goods due to the Israeli government’s restrictions.
Since the blockade began in 2007, the Israeli military waged 4 wars in Gaza. In the last war in 2021, the Israeli military killed 278 Palestinians.
Jul 13 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
And you need not be a Zionist to be a Jew, @JoeBiden.
In fact, as Jews fighting for justice and freedom for all, we *oppose* Zionism — the settler-colonial movement that led to the establishment of Israel, an apartheid state on land stolen from massacred and exiled Palestinians.
As anti-Zionist Jews, we oppose Joe Biden's visit to occupied Palestinian land.
We reject his commitment to the US’ continued investment in the Zionist project and his appeal to the cop-out of a “two-state solution” to ongoing colonialism, occupation, and apartheid.
Jul 6 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Glad @benandjerrys is standing by its pledge to end sales on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank — in defiance of the Israeli government, Zionist groups, and @unilever.
This testifies to the power of BDS organizing and growing support for Palestinian freedom.
Last July, we celebrated when the Palestine solidarity movement convinced @benandjerrys to end sales in illegal Israeli settlements.
Jul 4 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
This July 4th, remember parallels between the colonization of Turtle Island (“North America”) and Palestine.
If you support Palestinians’ right to return and self-determination in their homeland, you should also support Indigenous people’s demand for #LandBack.
The parallels between the colonization of Turtle Island and Palestine include land theft.
Forced displacement of people from their homes, and sequestration into isolated areas with (artificially) scarce resources.
Jun 23 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
It was already illegal and immoral to interrogate, torture, and imprison 13-year-old Ahmad Manasra.
Now, to declare his case "terrorism" — as he fights to get medical attention for severe PTSD — only adds to the absurd cruelty and injustice Ahmad has endured.
In 2015, at the age of 13, Israeli forces raided Ahmad’s Jerusalem neighborhood. Ahmad witnessed them shoot and kill his cousin before being run over by an Israeli car. Video showed Ahmad laying in a pool of his own blood while Israeli settlers shouted, “Die, son of a bitch!”
Jun 22 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
VICTORY: Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh will be released on June 26!
He had been on hunger strike for 111 days to protest his indefinite detention by Israel without charge or trial.
We are overjoyed he will return to his family and moved by his courage and perseverance.
For prisoners, hunger strikes are the last and only available form of resistance.
The process is grueling and life-threatening, but it is also a reclamation of control over their bodies, and a testament to Israel’s failure to break their will and suppress their freedom struggle.
Jun 21 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
The Israeli military trainings that began today in Masafer Yatta are an ethnic cleansing strategy — a way of taking over Palestinian land and making life unlivable for the Palestinians who have inhabited it for centuries. 🧵
2,400 Palestinians face imminent homelessness in Masafer Yatta after an Israeli high court ruling last month. If this forced expulsion goes through, it will be the largest since 1967.
Jun 21 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
In the 1950s, Zionist institutions abducted thousands of children from newly-arrived Yemenite, Mizrahi, and Balkan Jewish families.
This mass kidnapping, protested annually on this day, is one of Zionism’s most traumatic crimes against Jews of marginalized ethnicities.
Testimonies reveal a pattern: parents were forced to hospitalize their children. They were told their children had died, but the bodies were withheld and death certificates never issued. Some were given to Ashkenazi parents, and some were used for medical experiments.