"Israeli forces are using excessive, reckless violence in the occupied West Bank, killing dozens of Palestinians over the past three years in what might constitute a war crime, Amnesty International said.

In a report entitled Trigger Happy, the human rights group accused Israel of allowing its soldiers to act with virtual impunity and urged an independent review of the deaths."

Amnesty International accuses Israeli armed forces of possible war crimes

8 Palestinians in the West Bank killed in 2012, 27 in 2013. A scary increase :X

Israeli ground forces entered the occupied territory nine times in September, up from twice in August, according to UK-based development agency Oxfam in its October report on the situation in Gaza.

There was also a 30 percent increase in fire by Israeli occupation forces toward Palestinians in farmland along the Gaza boundary since July and August.

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nubianandroid:

valeriekeefe:

anarcho-queer:

the-anti-authoritarian:

“Israel used white phosphorus, a chemical weapon, during 2008 war over Gaza. America, UK, France did NOT intervene. WHY?”Via I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists

Because we were partially to blame. The white phosphorus shells were U.S. made and America supplied Israel’s military with $3 billion in foreign aid (as we do every year).

Not to mention the US used WP in Fallujah as an anti-personnel weapon.

why aren’t these chemical weapons considered so heinous

nubianandroid:

valeriekeefe:

anarcho-queer:

the-anti-authoritarian:

Israel used white phosphorus, a chemical weapon, during 2008 war over Gaza. America, UK, France did NOT intervene. WHY?”

Via 
I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists

Because we were partially to blame. The white phosphorus shells were U.S. made and America supplied Israel’s military with $3 billion in foreign aid (as we do every year).

Not to mention the US used WP in Fallujah as an anti-personnel weapon.

why aren’t these chemical weapons considered so heinous

(via dilemmagoldman)

asphaltnyc:

Parkour kids from a graveyard in Gaza… (Photo: René Sascha Johannsen, Gaza 2013 )

Palestinian parkour. FUCK YEAH.

(via theyoungradical)

"Regarding the Israeli Occupation offer to deport me to Gaza, I affirm that Gaza is undeniable part of my homeland and its people are my people. However, I will visit Gaza whenever I want or I feel like it, as it is within my homeland Palestine which I have the right to wander whenever I like from the very north to the very south. I strongly refuse to be deported to Gaza as this practice will just bring back bitter flashbacks from the expulsion process which our Palestinian people were subjected to during 1948 and 1967."

— Samer Assawi is so amazing. Constantly humbled by his badass eloquence even though he’s been on hunger strike so long.

(Source: docjazz.com)

What a ‘period of calm’ looks like in the Occupied Territories

This data is important… it is a response to the Western media’s failure to cover the vast majority of Israeli attacks. This fits with a familiar and disturbing pattern, where a regional “period of calm” is exclusively defined in terms of attacks on Israelis. “Calm” from this perspective means security for Israelis - but more dead and injured Palestinians.

When people talk about “peace in Israel and Palestine”, this is the result.
An end to Palestinian attacks doesn’t mean an end to Israeli brutality OR to the occupation.

What a ‘period of calm’ looks like in the Occupied Territories

This data is important… it is a response to the Western media’s failure to cover the vast majority of Israeli attacks. This fits with a familiar and disturbing pattern, where a regional “period of calm” is exclusively defined in terms of attacks on Israelis. “Calm” from this perspective means security for Israelis - but more dead and injured Palestinians.

When people talk about “peace in Israel and Palestine”, this is the result.

An end to Palestinian attacks doesn’t mean an end to Israeli brutality OR to the occupation.

What happens when you trawl the world searching for any Jewish people to join your army?
This.
from Stoned, naked, armed and dangerous: more disturbing images from an Israeli soldier’s Instagram (Electronic Intifada)

What happens when you trawl the world searching for any Jewish people to join your army?

This.

from Stoned, naked, armed and dangerous: more disturbing images from an Israeli soldier’s Instagram (Electronic Intifada)

"A new report says four Israeli attacks launched on journalists and media facilities during the bombardment of Gaza last month violated the laws of war by targeting civilians and civilian objects. Human Rights Watch issued the findings Thursday on the attacks that killed two Palestinian camera people, wounded at least 10 media workers and damaged four media offices. One strike also killed a two-year-old boy, Abdelrahman Naim, who lived across from a targeted building."

HRW: Israeli Attacks on Gaza Media Were Unlawful, Democracy Now!, 21 Dec