Zionism destroying Palestinian Homes since 1948

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"Most of us are fortunate never to have to think of seeing our homes destroyed before our very eyes. The pain on this family's face is palpable. No one should ever have to face this. Ever." (via Diana Buttu)

54822Israel forcibly displaced 30 Palestinians yesterday after Jerusalem home demolished without warning. It was the third time the building was destroyed over the course of a 15-year administrative battle to legalize it. Witnesses said residents of the building were forced outside before they had time to evacuate their belongings. Dozens of Israeli special forces, bulldozers, and crews from Israel’s "Jerusalem municipality" raided Issawiya neighborhood at around 4:30 a.m. and surrounded the building, owned by Khalid Nimr Mahmoud. Israeli bulldozers first demolished the building in 2002, and returned to demolish it again in 2003. Mahmoud is still paying a fine of 75,000 shekels (approximately $20,570) to the municipality for the most recent building violations, in addition to the 20,000 shekel (approximately $5,485) fine that was imposed in 2002. According to UN documentation: 33 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished by Israel in East Jerusalem since the beginning of the year till February 20th displacing at least 57 Palestinians. A total of 190 Palestinian buildings were demolished in East Jerusalem in 2016. (Source: Maan)

I am here standing on my land Palestine

#Watch: Alhaji Ziad Abu Hilail address occupying forces to prevent suppression of a rally in the city of Hebron, this afternoon.

Photography by: Hisham Abu Shakra

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"I am here, standing on my land!" #Palestine

Yesterday in Al-Khalil, in occupied Palestine 
Al-Haj Ziyad Abu Hleil courageously stands in the way of Israeli soldiers to stop them from firing at Palestinian protestors: " I will not leave. I will stop you from firing at them...I will not let you fire at or kill one of them.. if you want, fire at me. It's a shame, this is a peaceful protest and they got nothing... remove your scumbag settlers from here. I am here standing on my land, I am in my home..." 

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Israel Has Had a Refugee Ban for 70 Years

This weekend, protests exploded in cities and at airports across the country against Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and halting the resettlement of Syrian refugees. As details of the ban’s content and enforcement have emerged, its similarity with long-extant Israeli policy has been uncanny.

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israel refugee ban for 70 years

This weekend, protests exploded in cities and at airports across the country against Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and halting the resettlement of Syrian refugees. As details of the ban’s content and enforcement have emerged, its similarity with long-extant Israeli policy has been uncanny.

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Middle East Israel passes bill to seize private Palestinian land for Jewish settlements

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JERUSALEM — Israel’s parliament passed a contentious law late Monday that allows the state to seize land privately owned by Palestinians in the West Bank and grant the properties to Jewish settlements for their exclusive use.

The measure is designed to protect homes in Jewish settlements, built on private Palestinian property “in good faith or at the state’s instruction,” from possible court-ordered evacuation and demolition.

Thousands of homes in dozens of settlements and outposts may now be protected, at least temporarily. The bill is probably headed for a high court challenge.

 

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supports the legislation and has told his constituents that no government had done more for the settlers. On Monday, the Israeli leader said he had informed the Trump White House that a vote on the legislation was imminent.

Israeli legislators in the opposition condemned the bill as reckless and warned that it would turn the world against Israel while goading prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague to take action against the Jewish state.

The bill passed on a vote of 60 to 52. 

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Israeli firm that imprisons Gaza aims to build Trump’s wall with Mexico

Relatives separated by deportation and immigration hug at the border during a reunification event named “#Hugs Not Walls” at the banks of the Rio Bravo river, a natural border between the US and Mexico, 28 January.

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A firm that has helped isolate Gaza from the outside world is hoping for a windfall building President Donald Trump’s wall on the US-Mexico border.

Ironically, the firm already does a lot of business with Mexico’s own government.

Shares of Israel’s Magal Security Systems, which also helped build Israel’s illegal barrier in the occupied West Bank, surged following Trump’s election victory last November.

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The myth of the Muslim country

"The seven countries targeted in the ban were identified and restricted last year in changes to the visa waiver program under the Obama administration. While the new administration is taking hateful rhetoric to frightening new levels, those of us who stand outside

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(though never above) the immediate political fray would do well to examine the broader, bipartisan assumptions about religion and politics that made this turn of events possible, even foreseeable.

Calling the nations subjected to the ban Muslim is sociologically sloppy, historically misguided, and politically dangerous.

Trump’s immigration ban shows the good Christian/bad Muslim rhetoric in its ugliest version, but it would be naïve to act as if this were either new or limited to the United States."

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The recent attack on Gaza is the latest in a long line of Israeli massacres and ethnic cleansing perpetrated with impunity since 1948. We welcome to our program, via Skype, human rights activist and environmental scientist Rania Masri.
Dr. Masri joins us today to discuss the war on Gaza and what can be done. She is a fellow of the Institute for Southern Studies and an editorial associate of its magazine, Southern Exposure. She is co-author of the books The South War and Paying more, Getting Less: Grading North Carolina’s Corporate Subsidies. Additionally, Rania is a commentator for radio and television broadcasts on Fox News, BBC, and NPR.
The interview was taped on Aug. 9, 2014.

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