Gaza is a tiny strip of land in Palestine, home to more than 2 million Palestinians.
Most are refugees from Palestinian cities and towns in what became Israel. Palestinians (and their descendants) who were driven from their homes when Israel forced ¾ of the Palestinian population off their land in 1948.
Aug 5 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD: Here’s what journalists need to know when covering Israel’s latest attack on #Gaza:
1) Palestinians in Gaza live under a brutal, illegal, 15-year-long siege, where Israel has limited Palestinians’ access to electricity, clean drinking water, and life-saving medical treatment.
Aug 5 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
THREAD: Ben & Jerry’s has been in a legal battle with its parent company, Unilever, to keep its ice cream sales off land Israel stole from Palestinians.
This Monday, Ben & Jerry’s is taking Unilever to court to uphold the company’s social justice values.
In 2021, Ben & Jerry’s decided to stop selling ice cream in illegal Israeli settlements, on Palestinian land Israel stole. The company said that selling Ben & Jerry’s ice cream there was “inconsistent” with its values.
Jul 26 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD: After finally meeting with the Abu Akleh family today, @SecBlinken has yet to commit to holding a US investigation into the Israeli murder of their family member, Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
The family has been pushing for the US to hold Israel accountable for killing Shireen for over two months. The Abu Akleh family has been clear that a transparent and thorough US investigation is the very first step towards accountability and justice for Shireen.
Jul 26 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
BREAKING: The Abu Akleh family has arrived in DC to demand that the US government hold Israel accountable for killing their family member, legendary Palestinian American reporter Shireen Abu Akleh. Read the family’s full statement on the visit in Politico:
This afternoon, the family will meet with @SecBlinken and reiterate their demands for a thorough and transparent investigation into Shireen’s murder that leads to real accountability.
Jul 19 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD: What You Need to Know About Israel’s New “Facebook Bill” 🧵
A new Israeli bill dubbed the “Facebook Bill” will be used to target and silence Palestinians, particularly journalists and activists who shed light on Israel's violence against Palestinians—something the Israeli government would rather keep in the dark.
Jul 14 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Earlier today, @POTUS signed an agreement with Israel that yet again throws Palestinians under the bus, enabling more Israeli war crimes against Palestinian families.
In response, Palestinians and allies are speaking out. Here’s what they’ve had to say:
“While people and governments around the world are increasingly recognizing that Israel is an apartheid state brutally oppressing Palestinians, President Biden remains firmly in denial of reality." - @DrHananAshrawi, prominent Palestinian scholar and human rights advocate
Jul 14 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
This week @POTUS is visiting the apartheid state of Israel to meet with Israeli war criminals. Biden just signed a new agreement with Israel that once again throws Palestinian rights and freedoms under the bus. Let’s break it down 🧵
Biden bragged about sending billions every year to fund Israel’s brutal military, well-known for its gross violations of human rights and daily violence against Palestinians. @POTUS even tossed Israel another billion this year after it spent 11 days bombing Palestinians in Gaza.
Jul 14 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The US government should be supporting Palestinian freedom, not funding the weapons that harm Palestinian communities.
Some things for @POTUS to remember as he cozies up to Israel's apartheid government on his latest trip:
Jul 14 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
It’s day 2 of Joe Biden’s trip to Israel. Instead of demanding accountability for Israeli war crimes, @POTUS is meeting with Israel's most racist leaders today, including:
Israel’s new prime minister Yair Lapid. Lapid has said of Palestinians: “What I want is [...] to be rid of them and put a tall fence between us and them.”
Jul 13 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD: Joe Biden arrived in Israel today, normalizing Israeli apartheid as support for Israel plummets.
Biden’s trip to Israel continues a dark legacy: The US’ unconditional support for Israeli apartheid and occupation against Palestinians.
The trip is an affront to the freedom of Palestinians and those, including American citizens, who Israel continues to kill with impunity.
Jul 12 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
THREAD: Documents recently discovered by @AdalahEnglish have revealed that the US is planning to build its new Jerusalem embassy on stolen Palestinian land.
Israel stole the land in question from several Palestinian families in 1950 in violation of international law.
The US is already complicit in Israeli war crimes.
If it goes forward with the plan, the US will be actively participating in Israel's illegal theft of Palestinian land, violating the internationally established right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands.
May 10 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
It has been 74 years since the Nakba, when Zionist militias massacred 1000s of Palestinians in order to establish the state of Israel on stolen Palestinian land, forcing more than 75% of all Palestinians to flee their homes.
Here are 6 crucial points to remember about the Nakba:
In 1948, armed Zionist militias massacred thousands of Palestinians, forcing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian out of their homes in order to establish Israel on top of stolen Palestinian land.
Palestinians call this the Nakba, meaning "catastrophe" in Arabic.
Apr 22 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
THREAD: While Israel greenwashes its image and portrays itself as environmentally-aware, the truth is that it is actively harming the Palestinian landscape and environment, affecting every aspect of Palestinian life. #EarthDay#EarthDay22
Israel’s land theft in the occupied West Bank is a prime example of climate injustice. Israel destroys the natural landscape, building illegal settlements on Palestinian farmland. Water springs on the land are dried up, harming life and agricultural production.
Apr 19 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
Finding trustworthy news sources when it comes to stories about Palestine can be difficult.
Here are 3 tips to help you ensure that the news you’re reading or watching about Palestine accurately reflects the daily reality for Palestinians:
1. Listen to Palestinians telling their own stories.
Palestinians are the best sources when it comes to the stories about their lives, yet they’re often excluded from mainstream coverage of Israel’s military occupation of Palestine.
Apr 18 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Here's a recap of Israeli violence from just this past weekend:
•Israeli police attacked Al-Aqsa Mosque for the third time in 72 hours, injuring at least 19 worshippers
•Israeli police physically assaulted journalists covering the Israeli invasion of Al-Aqsa
•Israeli police locked Palestinian women worshippers inside the mosque
•Israeli police beat numerous Palestinians, including children and the elderly
•Israeli police enabled Israeli settlers as they illegally stormed Al-Aqsa compound
Apr 15 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD: What’s Happening in Jerusalem Right Now?
Here's what has happened so far. 👇👇👇
Israeli police invaded Al Aqsa Mosque—one of the holiest sites in the world for Muslims—attacking Palestinians as they gathered to pray on Friday morning during the holy month of Ramadan.
Apr 13 • 9 tweets • 1 min read
What exactly is happening in Jenin? ⤵️⤵️
After the Israeli military began invading Jenin this weekend, Palestinians in the occupied city are once again under attack.
Since Saturday, Israeli soldiers invading Jenin have:
•Killed a Palestinian and injured dozens
•Set up snipers throughout the city
•Restricted who can leave and enter
•Opened fire on a refugee camp
•Announced plans to destroy homes belonging to Palestinian families
Apr 11 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Over the weekend, Israel escalated its violence against Palestinians, killing four Palestinians in under 24 hours as it carried out violent attacks across occupied Palestine.
Israeli soldiers shot 16-year-old Mohammad Hussein Mohammad Qassim in the abdomen as they invaded the occupied Palestinian city of Jenin.
"They just wanted to kill anything Palestinian," Zakarneh's father said at his funeral.
Apr 10 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
THREAD: It's Ramadan. Palestinians should be able to celebrate and spend time with family in safety, but instead, Palestinians live in constant fear of Israel's brutal daily violence.
6 children lost their mother today. Israeli soldiers shot and killed the woman, who is visually impaired, as she walked in her hometown near Bethlehem.
Ahmed Manasra has been in Israeli custody since 2015, when he was just 13 years old. For the last seven years, he’s been beaten, tortured, and interrogated by Israeli police. Palestinians are calling for his release.
In 2015, Israel accused Ahmed and his cousin, two children living under the daily violence of Israel’s military occupation, of attacking Israeli settlers illegally occupying their hometown of Jerusalem.