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Plight of Palestinians in the Occupation   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-12-21 12:45:24 |Display all floors
In July, 2018 alone, 60 Palestinians were shot dead while attempting to leave Gaza, with one of them (a young nurse called Razan) shot dead in broad daylight while caring for the wounded civilians.

In the aftermath of the commotion, the U.S. had acted in defiance against the rest of the world by vetoing all UN resolutions against Israel.  

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Post time 2018-12-21 12:48:15 |Display all floors
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At this juncture please allow me to add a little contemporary political background and historical narrative to the Palestinian struggle to connect this account to the Native Americans’ experience of living within their own continent-size Occupation by white America.


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Broadly speaking, this has translated into what feels like Trump's war on international acronyms.

Any entrenched agency or agreement or organization that has been around long enough to have a familiar acronym is likely to feel the acrimony of the U.S. President.  

With the signing of his executive orders, the U.S. has withdrawn from the UNESCO, the UNHRC (Human Rights Commission), the Paris Climate Agreement, the Iran Deal, NAFTA, TPP, The UNHCR (UN High Commission on Refugees), and threatened to withdrawn from the WTO, the World Postal Union and the UN.

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Post time 2018-12-21 12:54:05 |Display all floors
Second, from the perspective of historical narrative, just as in the case of the Indians facing white America in the U.S., today the Palestinian Arabs are in the same situation vis-à-vis the Israelis in the Middle East – the intentional genocidal narrative connects the two dots.

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Post time 2018-12-21 12:56:10 |Display all floors
It had all begun in 70 A.D.—the year the Romans expelled the Israelis away from Jerusalem.  The Seven Tribes of Israel – the name given to the Jewish Diaspora – were scattered around the world – with one of the tribes reaching as far as China’s capital city of Kaifeng during the Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127 A.D.).  

Kaifeng became the only city on earth that a Jewish tribe became assimilated by the native population between 70 A.D. and 1948 A.D., at which time the state of Israel was established with the ratification of the Balfour Declaration.

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Post time 2018-12-21 12:57:41 |Display all floors
From that moment onwards the dispersed and stateless European Jews were given a new lease in their statehood when they were expelled again by Adolf Hitler’s anti-Jewish frenzy beginning in the late 1930s, epitomized by the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938 and then the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Europe, to emigrate to the Middle East and elsewhere.  

After WWII, Britain’s ratification of the pre-existing Balfour Declaration of 1926 gave the Zionists their long-coveted statehood in British-controlled Palestine in 1948.  It was an absurd deal in which British quasi-landlords illegally handed over Palestinian land that they didn’t own to their Jewish guests.

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Post time 2018-12-21 12:59:01 |Display all floors
The original owners of Palestinian land were thus evicted from Palestine, culminating in their near-complete expulsion after the June, 1967 Six-Days War in which the Israelis defeated a combined Arab army and grabbed all Palestinian land for themselves.  

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