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28

Feb

This Photo Is Not From The ‘Game Of Thrones.’ It’s From Syria.
The hundreds, or thousands, in the back of this neverending line look like they could be CGI’d. The rubble to the left hangs precipitously, like an apple in a Cezanne still-life. There is a tree in the middle of the road. But this photo was posted Wednesday by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency—it is very real. It shows a street in Damascus, Syria, on January 31, as Palestinian refugees queue for their ever-diminishing daily food ration. They’re residents of Yarmouk Refugee Camp, an unofficial camp that before Syria’s civil war was home to 150,000 Palestinian refugees, a figure that since the war has dwindled to just 20,000. They are currently besieged by Assad forces, and of late UNWRA has not even been allowed in to distribute humanitarian aid—which, on Wednesday, prompted an official to speak out and, doubtlessly, prompted UNWRA to release this photograph.
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This Photo Is Not From The ‘Game Of Thrones.’ It’s From Syria.

The hundreds, or thousands, in the back of this neverending line look like they could be CGI’d. The rubble to the left hangs precipitously, like an apple in a Cezanne still-life. There is a tree in the middle of the road. But this photo was posted Wednesday by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency—it is very real. It shows a street in Damascus, Syria, on January 31, as Palestinian refugees queue for their ever-diminishing daily food ration. They’re residents of Yarmouk Refugee Camp, an unofficial camp that before Syria’s civil war was home to 150,000 Palestinian refugees, a figure that since the war has dwindled to just 20,000. They are currently besieged by Assad forces, and of late UNWRA has not even been allowed in to distribute humanitarian aid—which, on Wednesday, prompted an official to speak out and, doubtlessly, prompted UNWRA to release this photograph.

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02

Feb

Israel fires on Palestinian fisherman, the US media says nothing. An open field is struck in Israel, the US media acts as if the sky is falling.
Remi Kanazi (via refuse-to-compromise)

25

Nov

simply-war:

Ramallah, Palestine, Dec 2003: “Resistance is not terrorism”
Photography by; scottmontreal.

simply-war:

Ramallah, Palestine, Dec 2003: “Resistance is not terrorism”

Photography by; scottmontreal.

19

Nov

When I criticize Israel I’m not saying Palestine has never done wrong. When I criticize Israel I’m saying that this is not a fair fight. When I criticize Israel I’m not saying Israelis don’t have a right to security. When I criticize Israel I’m saying this is a struggle between the oppressed and the oppressor. 

There was an extra credit lecture on Jerusalem for my Islam class this past Thursday that I couldn’t attend because I had to work. Today in class our professor asked those of us who went to talk about what they learned and how it went. The lecturer talked about the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians and how Israeli children have to run to bomb shelters during their playtime because of the bombs. There was also a Palestinian speaker, but the original speaker defended Israeli actions by saying they were only in response to the Palestinians attacks. Right. Stealing people’s land, continued harassment and intimidation, unlawful arrests… Yeah. Totally unprovoked. Apparently the audience was largely ‘pro-Israel’ as well. Suddenly working retail doesn’t seem so bad.

20

Oct

We did not interfere in the affairs of any country and are not involved in the events or differences or internal conflicts of any country. This [is] our position regarding … Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and all Arab and Islamic countries. We only act in the Palestinian arena and our guns are turned only toward the Zionist enemy.
Ismail Haniyeh, the Gaza Strip’s Hamas prime minister, on Saturday denied reports that his group was involved in the fighting in Syria and Egypt.

(Source: aljazeera.com)

26

Jul

israelfacts:

A Palestinian boy is seen reflected in a broken mirror as he sleeps inside his family house near the border between Israel and northern Gaza Strip April 25, 2013. (Suhaib Salem / Reuters)

israelfacts:

A Palestinian boy is seen reflected in a broken mirror as he sleeps inside his family house near the border between Israel and northern Gaza Strip April 25, 2013. (Suhaib Salem / Reuters)

19

Jul

On behalf of President Obama, I am pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement that establishes a basis for resuming direct final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis. This is a significant and welcome step forward.
Secretary Kerry, July 19, 2013 (via statedept)

03

Jul

ramiblag:

Two Palestinian schoolgirls going to school THROUGH the"Israeli" Apartheid Wall.

ramiblag:

Two Palestinian schoolgirls going to school THROUGH the
"Israeli" Apartheid Wall.

21

Mar

But the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and justice must also be recognized. Put yourself in their shoes – look at the world through their eyes. It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every single day. It is not just when settler violence against Palestinians goes unpunished. It is not right to prevent Palestinians from farming their lands; to restrict a student’s ability to move around the West Bank; or to displace Palestinian families from their home. Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer. Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land.
President Obama

(Source: The Wall Street Journal)