"Remember that in racist, demographics obsessed Israel, the most fearsome "existential threat" is the birth of a Palestinian child."
The father of Zakaria (one of four Palestinian children killed by an Israeli airstrike as they were playing football on the beach) rushed to the hospital after hearing of the attack only to learn that his son had been killed. “He was my only son … he died with his cousins, they all died together,” he told NBC News.
“We live by the coast. There was a headline on the news that four children were injured … so we went looking for the kids and we could not find them, so we came here to the hospital to look for them and we found them all, including my son … oh my God.”
Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry, said: “This is a cowardly crime.”
"When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all," said Abu Hassera, 22, whose shirt was stained with blood. "It looked as if the shells were chasing them," he told Reuters.
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Chicago: Emergency protest against the bombing of Gaza, July 9, 2014.
More than a thousand people mobilized in less than a day in Chicago to demand an end to Israeli collective punishment against the Palestinian people, which had taken more than 70 lives by the end of the rally and march. Protesters have vowed to step up their opposition to U.S. policy that bankrolls Israel’s occupation of Palestine and apartheid policies in the region.
Photos and report by Christine Geovanis
This is how many Palestinians are spending their Ramadan.
Oh say can you see…
Burn the flag, nobody will miss that imperialist rag
News: 18-month-old Rakeb was stabbed in the head by an Israeli man in Tel Aviv in January; now her parents fear for her future.
Tokyo, Japan: Protesters gather in front of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office to protest against his plans to remilitarize and renounce Article 9 of the Constitution forbidding military deployment abroad, July 1, 2014.
Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and other leading revolutionaries, marching through the streets in protest at the La Courbe Explosion, 5 March 1960.
President Barack Obama: “I can not imagine the pain of the mothers of young Israelis killed.”
1518 Palestinian children killed by Israeli occupation forces since 2000, an average of one child killed every three days, and not a tear or a comment of any U.S. president
The United States of America
Islam in America is rapidly expanding. It is the fastest-growing religion in the nation, and the second most practiced faith in twenty states. These demographic shifts prompted a prominent Los Angeles-based imam to comment, “Ramadan is a new American tradition.” The cleric’s forward-looking pronouncement marks Islam’s recent arrival in the US. However, this statement reveals a pathology afflicting a lot of Muslim Americans today - an inability to look back and embrace the opening chapters of Muslim American history written by enslaved African Muslims.
Social scientists estimate that 15 to 30 percent, or, “[a]s many as 600,000 to 1.2 million slaves” in antebellum America were Muslims. 46 percent of the slaves in the antebellum South were kidnapped from Africa’s western regions, which boasted “significant numbers of Muslims”.
These enslaved Muslims strove to meet the demands of their faith, most notably the Ramadan fast, prayers, and community meals, in the face of comprehensive slave codes that linked religious activity to insubordination and rebellion. Marking Ramadan as a “new American tradition” not only overlooks the holy month observed by enslaved Muslims many years ago, but also perpetuates their erasure from Muslim-American history.
YES YE SYEYEYSYSYSYEYSYSS
Apparently, the only time Israeli supporters will actually recognize Palestinians as indigenous to the land is when they invoke the genocidal history and nature of the US and support adopting such a model against Palestine.