♞Rebecca, California-grown, 24
this blog is about 90% game of thrones and 10% other fandoms
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jewish state. They basically want all the jew annihilated. I’ve also read in news reports that all the bombings Israel has done against Palestine, Israel has given 48hrs warning of the areas they are planning to bomb so people can leave that area, but they don’t leave the area and thus the casualties. Can you give me any more information or rebuttal sources to the things I’ve already read? I just want to understand what is going on. Thank you. I am sorry if I’ve offended you at all. (Part 2/2)
You’re asking for information which isn’t offensive or inflammatory at all so please feel free to ask. The things you’ve read, however, are very much so.
- I’ve read from some people from Columbia in their Middle Eastern Studies group that Israel just wants the right to exist as a jewish state
The existence of a Jewish state is not the problem - the existence of modern day Israel - built at the expense of Palestinians - is. The state of Israel was formed in 1948 on the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, when Zionist forces expelled around a million Palestinians at gunpoint, massacred civilians and destroyed hundreds of villages.
If someone crashes into your home and forces you to leave and then declares your home a Jewish state, are you against the idea of a Jewish state existing (anywhere else in the world) or are you against the fact that someone took over your home?
Palestinians want their land and freedom back.
- and they [Israel] want peace
Literally everything Israel does is against peace. They are working tirelessly to take over Gaza and West Bank and to eradicate as many Palestinians as possible or make them so fed up that they leave.
The sad part is that people somehow remember Israeli leaders’ empty words but never actually question them.
Some examples of how Israel is making sure peace is never achieved:
- The occupation of West Bank; controlling every aspect of the lives of over 2.5 million Palestinians
- Demolishing Palestinian homes and building Jewish-only settlements on stolen Palestinian land
- The inhumane blockade on Gaza, which puts Palestinians ‘on a diet’
- Firing on Gaza fishermen even when they’re still within their waters
- Administrative detention
- Night raids in West Bank
- Checkpoints in West Bank
Peace is when you work with the other side. Not when you continue stealing their land and killing their people.
If you’re wondering why Israel ‘takes part’ in peace talks, it’s to give off the impression that they want a solution, when in reality it buys them time to build more illegal settlements and steal more land. They put ridiculous offers on the table and then scream ‘Palestinians reject peace deal! Palestinians don’t want peace!’.
- I’ve also read in news reports that all the bombings Israel has done against Palestine, Israel has given 48hrs warning of the areas they are planning to bomb so people can leave that area, but they don’t leave the area and thus the casualties. Can you give me any more information or rebuttal sources to the things I’ve already read?
Israel sometimes gives warnings but again it’s mainly for the world’s media.
The so-called warnings are insults - remember that blockade imposed on Gaza by Israel (helped by the Egyptian government)? Palestinians aren’t allowed out so where are they supposed to flee to or shelter in? Hospitals? Schools? Mosques? Israel targets all of them. For example, the UN gave Israel the precise location of one of their schools 17 times before it was bombed. No place is safe. The warnings are just empty words.
Another way Israel ‘warns’ Palestinians is by shooting ‘non-explosive missiles’ at their homes. Watch this video and compare 48 hours to 57 seconds.
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
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Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.