thepalestineyoudontknow:

After israel committed AlShja’yaa massacre two days ago which resulted in the death of more than 70 people in just one day and more than 80000 people fled their homes escaping the israeli bloody war machine .

Residents of the neighborhood took shelter in UN schools , Churches , mosques

"People will do anything to stop being lonely - just as people will do anything to stop suffocating…That is the great American disease, which is so easily exploited by cynical people. It’s loneliness. It is unbearable."
Kurt Vonnegut. “The Melancholia of Everything Completed,” in Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview and Other Conversations. Edited by Tom McCartan. (Brooklyn: Melville House, 2011): 146. [This interview originally appeared in Stop Smiling, August 2006]. (via thesewindmills)
"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go."
E. L. Doctorow (via maxkirin)
sekigan:

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speedlimit15:

*pronounces “hors d’oeuvres” as “horse divorce”*

fotojournalismus:

The number of displaced persons in Gaza doubled in one day and more than 25,000 Palestinians moved into UNRWA schools only on July 18, 2014. The number of displaced Palestinians seeking shelter in UNRWA schools in Gaza has now equaled the peak number from the 2008/9 conflict, and exceeds 50,000 in 44 schools. UNRWA is now warning that its funds and supplies are running critically low. (www.unrwa.org/donate)

As death toll climbs to 343 on the 12th day of the Israeli assault on Gaza, “at least 73 Palestinian children have been reported killed as a result of airstrikes and shelling by Israeli aerial, naval and ground forces” UNICEF’s Catherine Weibel told AFP. She said the youngest was reportedly three months old and more than half of the children killed are under the age of 12. (Naming the dead)

Above: Pictures of Palestinians staying at a United Nations-run school in Rafah by Reuters photographer Ibraheem Abu Mustafa on July 19, 2014.

Today’s edition of “Things that Are Not Ok.”

a-golden-lasso-of-my-own:

Marjane Satrapi, who is (in my humble opinion) a complete bad-ass.

a-golden-lasso-of-my-own:

Marjane Satrapi, who is (in my humble opinion) a complete bad-ass.

slenclerman:

gaining a new follower

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heartoftardis:

Storm in a Teacup by Paul-Shanghai
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"This rhetoric of “both sides” implies that pain and fault belong equally to Palestinians and Israelis. It erases manifold, unmistakable, qualitative and quantitative differences at play in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and the political-historical context in which this is taking place — most centrally, that what is occurring is part of a settler-colonial invasion.

“Both sides” rhetoric refuses to make even the easiest, most obvious judgment, to which any honest evaluation of the information points: that Israel is massacring Palestinian adults and children, 77% of whom are civilians, and subjecting them to collective punishment; that Israel evidently claims for itself a right to extra-judicially execute anyone who it says is a Hamas member, a practice too few among even Palestine’s allies have denounced; that Israel is bombarding what is essentially a giant refugee camp home to an imprisoned population of a people Israel has ethnically cleansed, occupied, subjected to apartheid, and repeatedly slaughtered; that international law does not grant Israel a “right to defend itself” against the Gaza Strip. And that international law does grant Palestinians a right to resist using armed struggle.

To employ “both sides” rhetoric completely misrepresents the situation. It is not “both sides” who take thousands of political prisoners. Both sides do not systematically torture each other. Both sides do not control each other’s freedom of movement, or access to the sea, drinking water, and education."

Greg Shupak - "A Plague on One House" via Jacobin Magazine

In addition to these distinctions, the “both sides” idea is dangerous because it is immobilizing. With its use, it becomes impossible to demand an end to colonial practices. And that is exactly the point.

(via mizoguchi)

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