My boyfriend is playing some political game where you can pick any country you want and invade places and do whatever. He’s Palestine right now and he’s trying to make it into a utopia. It makes me really, really sad actually. It just makes me think about all of the lovely, kind Palestinians that I met while I was over there a few years ago.
Also, wearing my Palestinian keffiyah in support of the people all this week. Not that that does a whole lot in the long run, besides maybe if people ask about it I can educate them about the current and ongoing situation.
You can order a keffiya from Herbawi Textile Factory, the last remaining Palestinian factory making them in Hebron here: http://palestineonlinestore.com/shop/kufiyeh-from-palestine/
Well, good job Israel. Thus far your kills are about 33% babies and children. You know how terribly dangerous those 11 month-olds are to the security of poor little defenseless Israel.
Wow, Israel. It is like you are trying to sink as low as humanly possible. Also, Obama, way to show off why you have a Nobel Peace Prize by supporting this shit. You are the lesser of two evils but not by a whole hell of a lot. Absolutely disgusting.
It may be that Israel is not the most cruel country in the world….but one thing I know for sure is that (it’s) the world champion in pretending to be civilized and cultured.
Protester killed as Palestinians mark Land Day
Demonstrator killed by Israeli security forces in Gaza and more than 120 people wounded in riots in the West Bank.
Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian man in northern Gaza after a day of protest which saw thousands of people rallying to mark Land Day, a medical spokesman said.
Israeli security forces also fired rubber coated bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up groups of Palestinian demonstrators in the occupied West Bank on Friday.
At least 121 people were injured in clashes at the Qalandiya checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem, mostly from tear gas inhalation, medical sources told Al Jazeera.
Palestinian activists had called for a “Global March to Jerusalem” to mark the day when Palestinian Israelis protest against government policies that they say has stripped them of land.
Five medical workers were also reported to have been shot with rubber coated bullets and one car was set ablaze.
Al Jazeera’s Cal Perry reported that Israeli security forces tried to push hundreds of protesters back toward the nearby West Bank town of Ramallah, using water cannon and tear gas.
Rocks were thrown, tyres set alight and Red Crescent ambulances could be seen at the scene.
“This is a place where we frequently see clashes, and what we’re seeing here is the Israeli army needing to put a barrier up and not let people through,” our correspondent said.
“These clashes seem to be a bit more fierce today, and have started earlier in the day than usual.”
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Medics in the Gaza Strip said Israeli security forces also used live fire to prevent protesters from nearing the frontier wall.
Mahmud Zakut, 20, was killed in Beit Hanun in an area near the border fence with Israel, emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya said in a statement sent to AFP news agency.
Israeli forces were put on high alert at frontier crossings with Lebanon and Syria, but there were no reports of anyone nearing the border fences, unlike last year when several demonstrators were killed in separate protests.
However, violence flared at checkpoints in the West Bank to the north and south of Jerusalem.
Witnesses also reported disturbances at gates leading into the Old City, with police limiting access to the Muslims’ revered al-Aqsa Mosque.
A Reuters news agency reporter saw two men being carried away injured after scuffles at Jerusalem’s Lions’ Gate, while police said they had made five arrests at the Damascus Gate.
Jerusalem is a focal point of conflict, as Palestinians want the city’s eastern sector, captured by Israel in a 1967 war, as capital of a future state.
Israel has annexed East Jerusalem as part of its capital and insists the city remain united.
Six UN Security Council resolutions have denounced or declared invalid Israel’s control of the city …
Read More: Al Jazeera
My partner just got me this keffiyeh from the Palestine Fair Trade Alliance for my birthday! It was made in the last remaining Palestinian keffiyeh factory. Originally in black and white, this pattern of keffiyeh was worn by Palestinian farmers before they became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism during the 1930s. Red keffiyehs were originally worn by Marxist Palestinians, who have virtually disappeared today; red keffiyehs are now sometimes associated with Hamas. However, color symbolism is by no means universally accepted and the keffiyeh is worn by individuals of various political sympathies. Wearing this Keffiyeh is not a simple fashion statement; it means that I stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
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