Feb 13, 2024

Genocide accelerates while elites prosper

Day 130 of the ongoing genocide: Total killed 28340 (+some 7,000 under the rubble to be added) and injured 67984. 72% are women and children. This also does not count the thousands dead from lack of food, clean water, medicine and from infectious diseases and cold exposure. Desperate situation for over 2 million people in Gaza strip. Meanwhile as you expect, the news is mixed. Some groups speaking out and acting to end the genocide while others work to accelerate it. For example while UNRWA (https://www.unrwa.org/) tries to do its mandate of humanitarian aid, Israeli authorities with support of the complicit puppet western governments are shutting its operations and hobbling it. And yes the Palestinian authority is permeated with corruption like the Israeli authorities. Both are like this by design with no democracy or rule of independent judiciary that serves everyone. In the case of Tel Aviv, the judiciary serves Zionist elites and in the case of Ramallah it serves the Fatah elites. In both cases common people suffer and the genocide in the Gaza strip is left to go on. And we continue to see heartbreaking stories like the two sisters who were so happy one moment and the next were hugging each other as shattered bodies hanging on a wall in their house.
Amouna and Suzanna Hassouna

16 leading humanitarian and human rights organizations call to stop arms transfers to Israel, Palestinian armed groups: An Open Call to all UN Member States to stop fuelling the crisis in Gaza and avert further humanitarian catastrophe and loss of civilian lifehttps://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2024/01/16-leading-humanitarian-and-human-rights-organizations-call-to-stop-arms-transfers-to-israel-palestinian-armed-groups/

Detailed Amnesty International report on the massacres in Rafah even before the intensification of bombing of this supposed safe area (that Israeli occupation asked people to move to). https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2024/02/israel-opt-new-evidence-of-unlawful-israeli-attacks-in-gaza-causing-mass-civilian-casualties-amid-real-risk-of-genocide/

Since then, Israeli forces started attacking starving/famined civilians in a blitz in the past two days that killed over 140 people in Rafah alone (the supposed safe zone). See these

and a Canadian doctor describes the desperate healthcare situation

Fifteen days after ICJ ruling, Israel’s genocide in Gaza Strip continues on the same scale

Most Western supine media are silent and do not cover massacres. Instead they are covering the "rescue" of two elderly hostages [yet those were kept in a family home and were not held by the resistance forces]. Western media accepts the version of events as fed by the Israeli government (known for its lies, see ongaza.org) . They do not even qualify by noting source of information. These mainstream media in the words of Malcolm X “have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses. The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he’s a the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”This is so obvious to any casual observer who compares "mainstream" /corporate (bought) media coverage of current events with that seen in other more watched media like democracynow.org (and others listed on ongaza.org). The world is changing and hundreds of millions are getting the truth of this genocide live through these and the power of the internet/social media.

Israel faces more danger from the ICC than the ICJ legally. Here is why

To my father: A documentary about Gaza https://vimeo.com/56683139

Son of Israeli victim speaks out for peace

Zionists threaten South African minister and her children

Netherland court Judge orders dutch government to stop sending parts for F-35 jets (used in the genocide). And Niragua joins the South African government in pressing charges of genocide at the International Court of Justice.

[Shameful Court] CIA Whistleblower Joshua Schulte given Draconian Sentence of forty years for allegedly passing documents that exposed nefarious CIA practices


EU foreign policy head Borrell speaks out [if you claim you want to stop the violence against civilians, then stop arming it]
Yet we need actions not words from the EU https://twitter.com/RnaudBertrand/status/1757241522465227166

I want to live, a song by John Denver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQer3hk53oU

Ilan Pappe: It is dark before the dawn, but Israeli settler colonialism is at an end

Stay Human and keep Palestine alive

Mazin Qumsiyeh
A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home
Professor, Founder, and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University
Occupied Palestine
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