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Towns and villages of Palestinians that Israel displaced in January 1948

Those fleeing Palestinians had to take refuge in Lebanon and Jordan, hoping they will be back home under the UN resolution “Right of Return” of 194. They were never allowed to Return since then.

القرى والمدن الفلسطينية التي احتُلت وطُرد أهلها في عام 1948 كانون ثاني/ يناير 1948

by mohammadhamdan64

القرى والمدن الفلسطينية التي احتُلت وطُرد أهلها في عام 1948

كانون ثاني/ يناير 1948

لفتا، قضاء القدس، 2958 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 كانون ثاني/ يناير 1948.

بيت عقا، قضاء غزة، 812 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 10 كانون ثاني/ يناير 1948.

خربة المنصورة، قضاء صفد، 232 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 18 كانون ثاني/ يناير 1948.

شباط/ فبراير 1948

المر (محمدية)، قضاء يافا، 197 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 شباط/ فبراير 1948.

الحر (سيدنا علي)، قضاء يافا، 603 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 3 شباط/ فبراير 1948.

خربة البرج، قضاء يافا، هُجَّرت في 15 شباط/ فبراير 1948.

قيسارية، قضاء حيفا، 1.114 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 شباط/ فبراير 1948.

وادي عارة، قضاء حيفا، 267 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 27 شباط/ فبراير 1948.

آذار/ مارس 1948

المنارة، قضاء طبريا، 568 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 آذار/ مارس 1948.

وادي قباني، قضاء طولكرم، 371 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 آذار/ مارس 1948.

الجلمة، قضاء طولكرم، 81 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 آذار/ مارس 1948.

خربة المجدل، قضاء طولكرم. هُجَّرت في 1 آذار/ مارس 1948.

قبرة وقامون، قضاء حيفا، 476 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 آذار/ مارس 1948.

خربة المنارة، قضاء حيفا، هُجَّرت في 1 آذار/ مارس 1948.

داليا الروحاء، قضاء حيفا، 325 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 آذار/ مارس 1948.

المنشية، قضاء طبريا، هُجَّرت في 3 آذار/ مارس 1948.

العبيدية، قضاء طبريا، 1.009 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 3 آذار/ مارس 1948.

دير أيوب، قضاء القدس، 371 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 6 آذار/ مارس 1948.

رمل زيتا، قضاء طولكرم، 162 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 آذار/ مارس 1948.

وادي الحوارث، قضاء طولكرم، 2.552 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 آذار/ مارس 1948.

خربة الشونا، قضاء حيفا، هُجَّرت في 15 آذار/ مارس 1948.

الجماسين الغربي، قضاء يافا، 1.253 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 17 آذار/ مارس 1948.

الجماسين الشرقي، قضاء يافا، هُجَّرت في 17 آذار/ مارس 1948.

أم خالد، قضاء طولكرم، 1.125 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 20 آذار/ مارس 1948.

قومية، قضاء بيسان، 510 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 26 آذار/ مارس 1948.

عرب أبو كشك، قضاء يافا، 2.204 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 30 آذار/ مارس 1948.

عرب السوالمة، قضاء يافا، 928 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 30 آذار/ مارس 1948.

الشيخ مؤنس، قضاء يافا، 2.239 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 30 آذار/ مارس 1948.

بيار حنون، قضاء طولكرم، هُجَّرت في 31 آذار/ مارس 1948.

نيسان/ إبريل 1948

فرديسيا، قضاء طولكرم، 23 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

يردا، قضاء صفد، 23 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

العريفية، قضاء صفد، هُجَّرت في 1 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

بيت نقوبا، قضاء القدس، 278 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

بيت ثول، قضاء القدس، 302 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

والدهيم (أم العماد)، قضاء حيفا، 302 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

خربة رأس علي، قضاء حيفا، هُجَّرت في 1 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

بيت لحم، قضاء حيفا، 429 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 1 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

تبصر (خربة عزون)، قضاء طولكرم، هُجَّرت في 3 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

قالونيا، قضاء القدس، 1.056 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 3 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

القسطل، قضاء القدس، 104 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 3 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

إجليل القبلية، قضاء يافا، 545 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 3 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

إجليل الشمالية، قضاء يافا، 220 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 3 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

خربة بيت ليد، قضاء طولكرم، 534 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 5 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

سيرين، قضاء بيسان 940 نسمة، هُجَّرت في 6 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

صيدون، قضاء الرملة، 220 نسمة. هُجَّرت 6 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

خلدا، قضاء الرملة، 325 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 6 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

دير محيسن، قضاء الرملة، 534 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 6 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

أم كلخا، قضاء الرملة، 70 نسمة. هُجَّرت 7 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

خربة بيت فار، قضاء الرملة، 348 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 7 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

الغبية الفوقا، قضاء حيفا، هُجَّرت 8 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

الغبية التحتا، قضاء حيفا، هُجَّرت في 8 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

دير ياسين، قضاء القدس، 708 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 9 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

أبو شوشة، قضاء حيفا، 835 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 9 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

خربة لد (لد العوادين)، قضاء حيفا، 742 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 9 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

عرب الفقراء، قضاء حيفا، 360 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 10 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

عرب ظهرة الضميري، قضاء حيفا، هُجَّرت في 10 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

عرب النفيعات، قضاء حيفا، 951 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 10 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

خربة ناصر الدين، قضاء طبريا، 104 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 12 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

عين المنسي، قضاء جنين، 104 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 12 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

بيار عدس، قضاء يافا، 348 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 12 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

أبو زريق، قضاء حيفا، 638 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 12 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

الكفرين، قضاء حيفا، 1.067 نسمة. هجرت في 12 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

تبصر (خربة عزون)، قضاء حيفا، 1.392 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 12 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

النغنغية، قضاء حيفا، 1.311 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 12 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

خربة زلفة، قضاء طولكرم، 244 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

المنشية، قضاء طولكرم، 476 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

نطاف، قضاء القدس، 46 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

خربة السركس، قضاء حيفا، 751 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

عرب الغوارين (بما فيها جدرو)، قضاء حيفا، 719 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

هوشة، قضاء حيفا، 464 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

الطيرة، قضاء بيسان، 174 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 15 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

ساريس، قضاء القدس، 650 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 16 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

وعرة السريسن، قضاء حيفا، 229 نسمة. هُجَّرت في 16 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

خربة الكساير، قضاء حيفا، هُجَّرت في 16 نيسان/ إبريل 1948.

وادي حنين، قضاء الرملة، 1.879 نسمة. هُجَّ

You scratch one spot and it spreads: Can’t please this apartheid theocratic State of Israel

Note: an update from 2010 article. It is a virus: You scratch one spot and it spreads; (Jan. 29, 2010)

It is a virus; a sort of nasty mushroom that spreads al over your skin and inflicts crazy itching.

This itching affected me for over a month.

I finally saw a physician, not a skin specialist, in the town dispensary and she told me that she had witnessed many such cases lately.

The virus is in the air and that is how you are contaminated; many victims experienced lousy moments for many weeks.

The physician prescribed a single pill (costing $8) with effects that last for a week. Got to take another pill for a second week; that was supposed to take care of the mushroom. The physician said that without the pill the itching takes 6 weeks to subside.

In my case and with the pill I should be okay within days: I was healed the next day.

I decided for the second pill to make sure that the mushroom is dead once and for all.  I am not sure: three weeks later and I am itching; not necessarily of mushroom; but what do I know?

Itching is not the main topic of this article: it just gave me a perfect analogy.  The virus is Israel.

If you say Israel is an apartheid State because it subjugates the Palestinian people to a different set of laws of the land than the one applied to the Jews then Israel is upset.

If you say Israel is a theocratic State because it extends citizenship to any Jew who sets foot in Israel then Israel is angry.

Why,  over 600 religious laws that should govern daily life, as applied by the Pharisee during Jesus time, are still valid and harshly controlled.

The secular Jews agree that Israel is back to the Dark Age, but how to convince the US neo-conservative “Christians” that this is so?

If you say that Israel is comfortable with ghetto-like environment because it cordoned off all its frontiers by walls (frontiers that are not yet delimited in its Constitution) then Israel is appalled

If you say Israel is a Sparta State because it believes in military resolution for any contention with any neighboring State then Israel is incensed. Why?

Israel is worse than Sparta: after 3 years of forced military service the citizen has to submit to a month per year in “the reserves” service.

If you say Israel has been committing crimes against humanity since before its inception in 1948, and Gaza is the latest in evidence, then Israel rejects Goldstone’s report in all its sections.

If you say Israel has a peculiar kind of “democracy” that was called “apartheid democracy” in South Africa where laws are selectively and not equitably applied on all citizens; or if you say that the kind of democracy applied in Israel is barely a developed version of City-States democracies of Antiquity such as applied in Athens, Tyr,e or Sidon then Israel feels obfuscated.

I you say Israel refuses to grow up and abide by its responsibility as a member of the United Nations and respect UN decisions then Israel is furious: Israel constantly expects the US to cover up illegal activities with the veto power.

If you say the Arab States want peace for returning all the conquered lands in 1967 as proclaimed in 2002 Arab Summit in Beirut then Israel feels resentful and laughs it off.

If you say that Israel is a racist State because the UN declared “Zionism a form of racism” then Israel is up in arms to drop this statement.  Can you believe it?

Israel is investing money to demonstrate that Indians living in the region of Malihabad, (near Lucknow in the Uttar Pradesh), and known as Pathans Afridis are Jews from the tribe of Ephraim that lived in northern Galilee during Jesus time.

The Indian Shahnaz Ali was hired by Israel Institute of Technology to test the DNA of this “tribe” and hopefully extrapolate the results to include the Pashtoun tribes on the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Is that a form of racism? Since when any religion was based on race?

I did a rough estimate: I figured out that the Phoenicians are over one billion, give or take one standard deviation, and are spread over the five continents!

If you say that Israel is “the vastest psychiatric ward in the world with no treating personnel” then Israel is ready to lambaste the Israeli author as a schizophrenic, leftist, and probably “anti-Semitic” mole.

If you say that Israel is indeed a very, very peace loving State then Israel is infuriated because you are mocking it.  It is a virus.

No matter what you say is non receivable.

Best attitude is to censure your opinions and refrain from mentioning Israel, Jews, Judaism, Hebrew, or the Diaspora.

One term is admissible: Jews were gazed by Nazism and the number better be exact: 6 millions no less and not one over that scientifically reached number.

Repeat: Jews were gazed and not shot, poisoned, killed, trampled, or exterminated in any other form of “final solutions”.

Repeat: Exactly 6 millions or the holocaust literature would have to be republished; any number over 6 millions and Germany would be infuriated and Merkel would have to cancel the seventh nuclear submarines, built for free for the State of Israel, at Germans’ tax payer expenses; and for what use are these nuclear submarines put in service?  Maybe to support NATO policies?

It is a virus: mushroom or no mushroom you feel itching like crazy and Barack Obama and George Mitchell first of all.

Tidbits and notes. Part 412

Apparently, the Muslim wives have an effective resolution to their retired husband troubles: They marry him with a tad younger second wife. Now, the first wife can travel at leisure to visit with her sons and daughters, dispersed around the world.

China has banned the export of black clothes, often worn by protesters, to Hong Kong. And how Iran will get its black clothes?

Depuis des annees “il flotte comme un parfun de genocide” au Myanmar? What’s that crappy piece of poetry? No doubt of ethnic cleansing. And the UN is still debating whether there was a genocide since 2017?

And why this Buddhist racist State of Myanmar decided to commit genocide? The Rowinga “ethnic Muslims” were procreating like crazy? Another proof that all religions are racist by nature and inciting on violent acts.

Is Boris as big a liar as Trump? A Brexit deal has been struck, says the UK prime minister. As the deadline for Britain’s departure from the EU approaches, Boris Johnson announced, “we’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”

Le plus grand cannibal est toujours l’Europe colonial, mais l’Amerique l’a surpasse’ depuis 1945.

How would you list the hardest hit States/nations by climate calamities (Storms, earthquakes, flooding, fires) according to their economic/financial potentials to recover from devastation? 

The cobra effect is a specific kind of unintended consequence that happens when the proposed solution ends up worsening the problem it was intended to solve. It’s not simply a surprise negative result, it’s the opposite of what was intended. The cobra effect highlights the limitations of linear thinking, and what happens when we underestimate the complexity of a system—or of human motivations

When you introduce an incentive scheme, you have to just admit to yourself that no matter how clever you think you are, there’s a pretty good chance that someone far more clever than yourself will figure out a way to beat the incentive scheme.

The classic example of a fix that fails is relieving road congestion by building bigger roads. Traffic eases at first, but then, because driving is more pleasant when roads are less congested, more people drive, and the cycle starts again.

French-occupied Hanoi attempts to reduce the rat population in its newly-built sewer system with a bounty on tails. Enterprising locals cut the tails from rats and set them free to breed and create more tails. Some also breed their own rats. When the bounty ends, those rats are released, further increasing the rodent population in Hanoi.

The Streisand effect is when the act of trying to make something private calls more attention to it.

Rania avait vite eu de quoi s’ inquieter: Le pretendant etait un vertueux, ne buvait pas d’alcool, pas d’ aventures, un precheur venue de la campagne, intransigeant et “honnete”. La marieuse dit: “Tous les chameaux ont une bosse: j’en trouverais une”. Beware of the “puritan” people.

The Times of London reported that Turkey could have used banned white phosphorus against Kurdish civilians in Rass el Ayn town

US Administrations Not famous for saying the truth to its citizens

Plausible conjecture: Nations are unwilling to treat the capitalist fundamental of retaining 20% of the population always slaves to “Capital”. Thus, a newer influx of refugees toward the developed nations.

A lost chapter of the world’s first novel was unearthed?  Parts of the 11th-century epic tale, The Tale of Genjiwere discovered in a Tokyo family home.

Debt collection is an $11 billion industry in the US, and medical debt makes up nearly half of what’s collected each year. Debt collectors, working with judges who often have no law degree, decide who gets thrown behind bars and who’s shown mercy.

About 60% of Qatar electricity is used for cooling, the hottest place on earth.

Scammers, running hard-to-cancel “subscription traps,” use free trials to trick customers into paying for products they don’t want

Caring is a case by case endeavor: listening intently on the individual case. Generalization is the perfect concept for Control, over a large swap of people and phenomena.

 

Sitting in a deserted street, amid the shelling of Sarajevo, he played his Cello.

Note: updating this book review of 2013

“The Cello Player of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway

On May 27, 1992 and at 4 pm, a shell killed 22 civilians lined up in front of a bakery in besieged Sarajevo.

Over 70 persons were also injured as the shell fell behind Vase Miskina market.

The cello player, Vedran Smailovic, decided to play the Adagio on C minor of Albinoni for 22 days, at the same hour of 4 pm and at the location the shell fell.

Galloway designed his novel to revolve around three fictional characters: Kenan, Dragan and the 30 year-old girl sniper “Arrow” (Fleche or Strijela)

Kenan is married with 3 kids and is living in terror every time he has to go and fetch water. Every 4 days, the family consumes the 6 plastic gallons of potable water brought from the underground fresh water situated in the brewery, 7 miles away.

Kenan has to take great risks crossing streets targeted by shells and snipers from the hills, particularly in crossing the bridges of the river to the other side.

Before starting his dangerous trip, Kenan slumbers on the staircase wall in order to capture enough courage and determination to get going: He is very afraid of this war that is harvesting people indiscriminately.

At one of his dangerous trips, several shells were lodged at the brewery as he was filling his bottles. Scores of people were killed and many injured. Kenan realized that he belong to the category of people who neither run away immediately or try to come to rescue injured people around him.

Kenan just stays around watching the scene of carnage, until he recovers his hearing sensation and feel fit to resume his trip back home…

On the way, he met his friend Ismet, a soldier who gets paid with cigarettes, which he barter with goods in the semi-black market: Most of the foodstuff in the market were offered by the humanitarian aids and which ended up being handled by the gangsters and “nouveaux riches”, those who drives Mercedes and have water delivered to their homes.

Kenan will keep going to the brewery for water: He is the one with all the other people who resumed their daily routine for survival and who will rebuild the city, Not the war criminals.

Dragan, 64 of age, managed to whisk away his wife and boy of 18 year-old to migrate to Italy as the war approached. Dragan knows that he would not see his family again: the wives who got away from the besieged city have been mailing divorce papers. He is now living with his sister and brother-in-law since his apartment was demolished by shells.

He recalls when the militia in the city dragged him to dig ditches at the front line as the war started. The diggers were forgotten for 3 days and didn’t have anything to eat. The owner of the bakery managed to locate where Dragan was, and got him back to work at the bakery.

It turned out that the gang leader was being paid by the head of recruits.

Dragan is now on a dangerous trip to buy bread, many miles away and is not ready to cross a street where a sniper has already killed and injured many civilians who dared to cross to the other side.

Dragan is not a talker and he has been avoiding to meet and open any conversation with people he used to know. The sniper injured one of his close acquaintances Amina and he could not master enough courage to retrieve her to safety.  Amina was to deliver outdated medicines to an elderly person, as a swap program among the inhabitants for lack of medication.

On the other side was a foreign cameraman trying to get interesting pictures of people crossing the deadly street. And Dragan got upset: This city would not be worth saving if dead people are not removed from the street for fear of being shot at.

Dragan decided to walk the 15 meters separating him from a killed passerby and dragged the body to a safe place, even though the sniper tried twice to hit him.

Dragan will deliver the medicines in the name of his injured friend before passing and retrieving his loaf of bread.

And Dragan witnessed that stray dogs, walking with a determined “dogged” mind: They had a destination to arrive at and didn’t stop to sniff the dead bodies. However, dogs knew the dangerous crossing, and would look at the hills before crossing. Maybe the dogs could be used to sense danger ahead of time?

Arrow is an exceptional sniper and she target officers in the hills. She works independently as she is entitled to select her own target.

Her commander assigned her the task of foiling snipers sent to kill the cello player. One of the sniper listened with total reverence to the music. As he was about to shoot the player after the piece finished, Arrow killed the sniper.

Things changed in war politics in the city. Her commander was assassinated and the new colonel wanted Arrow to work under his directives. The colonel wants to test Arrow for her readiness to target civilians, on the ground that this war is “between us and them”: There will be no difference between officers, soldiers or civilian.

As Hasan, the one designated to select for Arrow her targets put it: “They killed by father and my younger brother at home. I have no idea what happened to my mother and sister. I wish they are dead instead of slaving for these murderers…”

Arrow refused this deal of having civilian targets assigned to her, and resumed her unfinished job of protecting the cello player from any further assassination attempts.

Arrow is supposed to disappear and for 10 days she did just that, until the cello player finished his last “concert”. Arrow is back to her apartment, waiting for the military to barge in and assassinate her with “rashak” of bullets…

Note 1: The siege of Sarajevo (500,000 inhabitant at the time) lasted from April 5, 1992 to Feb. 29, 1996. The Serb forces had occupied all the hills surrounding Sarajevo in a valley. The only link to the outside was a tunnel under the airport.

The airport was monitored by an International force. Obviously, the Serb knew about the tunnel that served their interests: They could trade food with the city at exorbitant prices and received appliances at modicum prices, which families bartered  for foodstuff in order to survive.

The criminal barons  and gangs within the city had already invested the army as professional soldiers and officers and they were controlling the black market.

The UN estimated that ten thousands were killed and 100,000 injured. Over 10,000 apartment totally demolished and 100,000 seriously damaged, or 25% of the total buildings.

Note 2Vedran Smailovic managed to leave Sarajevo on December 1993 and is currently residing in North Ireland

Note 3: in 1945, an Italian musicology discovered 4 tempo of the bass partition of a burned sonata in the ruins of Dresden. He was convinced the tempo were composed by the 17th century Venice Tomaso Albinoni, and spent 12 years reconstituting how the original could have been composed. It’s a fake Adagio, but very beautiful.

Tidbits and notes. Part 294

The masses were standing in circles and big rosy pig grunting in pain in the middle. The masses were pretty happy and hysterically laughing: They had this golden urban opportunity to hurting the pig, twisting his ears, encouraging a little dog to mount the pig and bite it…

What of this famous author Montaigne who sent his wife a letter on the occasion of the death of her newborn:

“Don’t worry dear woman…Things will work out in life, eventually…I just finished reading a letter that another famous author wrote to his wife on a similar occasion…Read this attached letter over and over, and disseminate the content to our friends and acquaintances… I feel pretty serene right now…”

Pour calmer un enfant, beaucoup de parents recourent a des supertitions et legendes imbeciles. Tous ces croquemitaines… locales font naitre dans un psychism fragile des complexes penibles

Est-ce-que les enfants ont une capacite’ elevee’ pour accueillir sans effort dans leurs reves les fantastiques superstitions locales? Ce serait un facteur majeur dans la structure ideosycratique d’une communaute’.

Dr. Baryton stayed away from any physical health intervention. He used to tell me: “Science and life form a destructive mixture. Any question you formulate to the condition of your body is a sure gap that thickness will sneak in…Any beginning of worry, obsession… is ground to let sickness in…What is already known is way enough for me to handle…”

Another round of Ponzi schemes are in total swing with Lebanese banks: Offering up of 10% interest rates for fixed deposits. During late Rafic Hariri, the Future movement leaders received up to 30% interest rates and all the foreign loans  were meant to cover up this mafia drainage. Nothing of the over $100 bn loans ever were invested for productive enterprises.

From 1999 to 2013, Native Americans were killed by law enforcement at nearly identical rates as Black Americans, tying them for the most at-risk populations in this respect.

There is a deep seated belief in each person that, at one moment in his life, he should receive the Grace and earned it.

Compassion must be shared and be spread around.

Les brigants sont bien habilles, leur violence a des allures de respectabilite’. Cette violence chic, parfumee’, une violence de trois-pieces

The darkest corner in Hell is reserved for those who decided to remain neutral during period of major moral upheaval. This corner is vast enough to accommodate the Silent Majorities around the globe

This morning I got the scare of my life. For the first time, setting up in bed made me totally dizzy and a head weighting a ton. Automatically, my head slammed the pillows. A minute later, I tried to ease myself out by dangling my feet first and I got dizzy again. The third attempt was much better. From now on, don’t ask me to rush doing anything: I’ll enjoy a much slower pace and movement in my retirement.

France has shed the last leaf in fooling the people in the Middle-East that it means safeguarding human rights and dignity. France has  decided to retain its military forces in North-East Syria as it did since 2011, and refuses to confirm that the Palestinians have rights to resist occupation. And keeps selling weapons to Saudi Kingdom and fighting in Yemen. Along with USA and England, France is a rogue colonial power.

Withdrawing his troops from Syria is the right decision to confront the interest of the Pentagon in resuming wars that has No profit politically or economically. Letting Syria defeat ISIS is definitely defeating the terrorist factions that Hillary/Obama created and supported

London’s Gatwick shut down because of 2 drones flying over and were Not yet tracked down: They grounded more than 100,000 passengers this week.

US stopgap funding bill with $5 billion for Trump’s border Wall was Not passed by the Senate. Good news, this include Not funding the Department of Homeland Security.

Japan emulating Israel tactics: Carlos Ghosn re-arrested after being released

Trump tactics is blackmailing in order to get what he wants: Either the Senate includes in the budget the $5 bn for the Mexican Wall or he will save from withdrawing troops from Syria and Afghanistan. 

It is the European colonial powers that are benefiting from all the US pre-emptive wars around the world. The moment the US comes to its senses, it is China that will benefit: An alternative that EU won’t digest.

The Black Stone (Ka3ba in Mecca) enshrined about 360 idols brought from around the neighboring civilizations to entice pilgrims in from all around the regions of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and India. Idol Allah was the chief among them, with No practical profession, and thus failed to generate profit to owner.

The Phoenicians built the City-State of Thebes in Greece, 3 centuries before Athens existed. This famous city generated the illustrious Amphion, Hesiod, Corinna, Pindar, Epaminondas, Plutarch…

Idol Allah in Mecca could not compete with the other practical idols to generate wealth to the clan owner.
Allah of Islam destroyed the other idols and retained the monopoly

Consequent to that ransacking of Rome, most artists and learned spirit immigrated to various regions in Europe.
The new printing discovery played as a catalyst for the Luther reformists and the dispersed artists allowed the Renaissance to spread in Europe.

Those who fled Mecca with Muhammad to Yathreb had no land or properties in their new location.
Razzia in the name of spreading the Message was a lucrative business

Les peuples ont elaborés des rituels et des traditions et puis ils ont crées et institués leurs Dieux pour unifier, protéger et devenir l’idol de la communauté.  Et puis, Ils choisirent de ne plus reflechir and s’ ouvrire a d’autre choix

The USA wisest policy is make peace with Russia and invest in that venue.

The wolf you feed wins: The wolf of Evil or the Wolf of good deed

Hezbollah is feeling the heat of a serious targeting by the USA and Israel. The response is to eliminated any faked impression to them that Saudi Kingdom has any sizeable control over Lebanon new political orientation. 

Treasury secretary Mnuchin called the CEOs of six major banks over the weekend to confirm they have “ample liquidity,” in a bid to reassure markets . They’ll to discuss “coordination efforts to assure normal market operations” experiencing continued volatility.

A Nobel laureate says what we really want is satisfaction, which is entirely distinct from happiness.

American museums are failing at diversity:  more than three-quarters of artists they featured are white men.

The veil was used by nobility in all civilizations. Hard working women could Not suffer a veil.

New Muslim converts who fled Mecca to Yathreb (Al Madina) made sure their women wore the veil to discriminate against the local families who worked the land (even if these women were Not from the noble class in Mecca).
As the local women gained status and didn’t have to work the land, they jumped on the band wagon.

I’m ashamed to die until I have won some victory for humanity (Horace Mann). And what could be a victory for humanity that is Not available to animal species? Right to read and write?

Trump is emulating France mandated power over Syria in 1918: Turkey Erdogan, you may have 75,000 sq.km of Syria land, in addition to the 175,000 sq.km that France gave away in 1923.

The one difference is that between 1918-40, Syrians confronted France mandated power with no weapons and No allies. Current Syria has the most battled experienced army and quality weapons and is supported by highly experienced resistance forces. If Russia decides a “No fly zone” over East Euphrates, Turkey will have to withdraw and forget about the oil reserves and fertile lands and water.

Is it true that 120 million Native American were exterminated to create the white USA?

 

المقاومة الفلسطينية

by mohammadhamdan64

The Palestinians in cities did fight back in 1948 after the genocide committed by the 3 Zionist terrorist factions. The British mandated power made sure the Palestinians be under-armed and un-organized after suppressing their first Intifada of 1936 for 3 years

صورة تنشر لاول مرة تظهر مجاهدين يدافعون عن البلدة القديمة في القدس عام 1948م، وهي جزء من ألبوم نهبه احد عناصر تنظيم “الارغون”، الصيهوني الارهابي وكشف عن وجوده مؤخراً.

To create State of Israel, Zionist forces attacked major Palestinian cities & destroyed between 500 to 600 villages. Approximately 13,000 Palestinians were killed in 1948, with more than 750,000 expelled from their homes & became refugees. .

Israel journalist: ‘The deal of the century is the joke of century’

The voice is clear, a slight Hebrew accent can be detected when Gideon Levy speaks English. He is precise and concise, showing off maybe some “chutzpah”, but his way of saying things is direct. Does this make Gideon Levy annoying? Certainly not. On the contrary, kindly and patiently he explains what is at stake here.

Some call Gideon Levy Israel’s conscience, others would rather insult him.

Levy is a whistleblower. He would probably hate to be described as such. He is a journalist, and now a columnist at Israeli English daily Haaretz. He is also a board member there. Every week, his columns contradict the nationalist and religious ideology of those in power.

The most hated man in Israel

Levy has the distinct honour of having been considered by the authorities as a “threat” to the country’s security. What did he do to stir up such anger?

Almost every week for three decades he visited the occupied territories and described what he saw there.

Even though he has not been able to go to Gaza since 2006 (Israeli law prevents any Israeli from entering the Strip), he was able to highlight the killing of Palestinians. His book, “The punishment of Gaza“, earned him the nickname “Hamas propagandist” by far-right nationalists. His work led renowned journalist Robert Fisk to ask: “Is he the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic.”

His goal is simple; re-humanising the Palestinians when everything is being done to dehumanise them, he explains.

From the occupation to the slow suffocation of their culture, dispossession, demolition, erasing their names, their villages, their society…

Levy’s columns speak of daily struggles, give details about people’s stories, name them and give them back their faces, ages and deaths.

This includes the story of a Bedouin woman who, in 1986, was forced to give birth at an Israeli checkpoint. Her newborn died because she could not reach hospital in time and had to walk the two kilometres alone with the baby in her arms.

He remains surprised, he says, by the average Israeli’s ignorance of a reality that often takes place a few minutes away from home. Israeli society “is living in denial, in lies. But totally consciously. People choose to live like this,” he tells MEMO.

“Israeli society is a very aggressive society. But you can’t generalise this. There are easy times and there are hard ones, when there is a war for example. But I still write about Gaza and its uprising.

I wrote that what is happening in Gaza is the uprising of the Gaza ghetto. People became very aggressive.”

This reference to the uprising of the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War brings to mind a symbolic part of the Israeli “historiography”. “That, might upset people, but I still have total freedom of speech; in my newspaper but not only there. Also on TV. It’s not pleasant every time but I can’t say that they’re trying to shut my mouth.”

Shadow theatre

His years in the media have allowed him to understand Israeli society and the officials that govern it. The latest Israeli elections, which saw incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu re-elected, are just the latest events which have stirred controversy, not least because of the numerous corruption cases in which Netanyahu is entangled.

In spite of this, his win was no surprise to Levy. “He created this situation in which people believe there is no alternative to him. He rules mainly by spreading fear. But he spreads fear and presents himself as the only one who can protect people. He’s a very talented politician with a very good rhetoric.”

He has also created a situation in which many people believe that these corruption charges are false and that he is simply innocent, he is a victim, and they identify with him.

“Gantz was not a real challenger and he will disappear from the political stage very quickly, I think. But many people voted for him. In fact, they didn’t vote for Gantz but they voted against Netanyahu. There’s people who actually want Netanyahu out,” he adds.

But both men are the same, he continues. “After the operation in Gaza, Gantz said the same things as Netanyahu. When it comes to the major issues, like the occupation, there is not much difference between the two of them.”

Netanyahu’s international connections worry Levy, as do his friendships with right-wing governments in Brazil, the US and Hungary.

“Netanyahu can be friends only with those people. Because nationalists and neo-fascists find common language with other fascists… He can’t really dwell on who is anti-Semitic or not, because at the end of the day, what matters is to maintain the occupation. It justifies everything in his eyes.”

Palestinians stage a protest against the 'Deal of the Century', planned by US President Donald Trump to solve the conflict between Palestine and Israel, in Ramallah, West Bank on 2 July 2018 [Shadi Hatem/Apaimages]

Palestinians stage a protest against the ‘Deal of the Century’, planned by US President Donald Trump to solve the conflict between Palestine and Israel, in Ramallah, West Bank on 2 July 2018 [Shadi Hatem/Apaimages]

The deal of the century: a joke

It is these “friends” that are supporting Israel in peace agreements and annulling previous deals including those which discuss a two-state solution for the Palestine-Israel conflict. Netanyahu, Levy says, “doesn’t speak about it anymore”. “Even when he spoke about it, it was very easy for him because he knew nothing will come out of it. It was the best way to maintain the status quo without doing anything.”

The two-state solution is dead. It’s dead since there are so many settlers and they created an irreversible situation. We have now almost 700,000 settlers and nobody will evacuate them and nobody will ever intend to evacuate them. Without an evacuation, there is no Palestinian state; it’s a joke. (This statement means: we are ready for a forceful transfer of settlers in due time?)

The US’ latest peace plan – dubbed the “deal of the century” – is due to be unveiled in June after the Muslim month of fasting comes to an end. This, Levy says, is the “joke of the century”.

“It will just give Israel more years to maintain the occupation and to carry on its crimes. Nobody can take this seriously. It comes from Trump and [his son-in-law and advisor] Kushner, who can take it seriously?…

It can’t be serious because it’s not fair. Those people are totally one-sided. How can you even consider listening to them when they so clearly stand with only one side and they are so aggressive towards the other side? What kind of mediators can they be?” he adds.

Trump's Deal - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Trump’s Deal – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Even the UN declaration that the besieged Gaza Strip will be “uninhabitable” by 2020 cannot save Palestinians there, Levy explains. “It’s not a war. It’s a terrible prison. From time to time, the prisoners are trying to resist, to protest. But the guards hit back harshly. And they stay silent for a few months but again they try to break the cage. It will continue to be like this forever.”

“There is no plan for Gaza because nobody cares. Even Europe doesn’t care much. I’m not even mentioning the US. Everyone became quiet and unmoved. Until the catastrophe comes. But as long as it’s not here, nobody cares.”

Israel against Jews

The occupation led Levy to vote for the Arab-Israeli parties in the last election, he explains this is “because for me it’s hard to vote for any Zionist party. I cannot identify myself anymore with any Zionist list.”

“I’m not anti-Zionist,” he explains, “Post Zionist would be the right definition. I just realised that Zionism completed its purpose; now it’s about creating a democracy, nothing else but a democracy. The ‘all equal’ rights. I don’t see another solution but a one-state solution.”

The debate about Israel’s occupation and what solutions there are to it, has led to accusations of “anti-Semitism”, Levy says.

It paralyses Europe, because nobody wants to be labelled an anti-Semitic. And therefore, they don’t talk about international laws and how they are violated by the illegal occupation. They keep apologising for being anti-Semitic, totally dismissing the crimes perpetrated by the occupation forces.

“There is anti-Semitism in the world but way less than what Israel claims,” he explains. “People in Europe, people with conscience should say we have the full right, more, it’s our duty, to criticise the occupation, to be anti-Zionist.”

Is there hope for change stemming from the Jewish diaspora, especially those in America?

“There are changes sure, but let’s not exaggerate. Still, the Jewish establishment is supporting Israel blindly, automatically supporting the occupation and Netanyahu. Yes, there is a new generation and a new camp there, which is very promising because they are very liberal.

But there is a long way to go, because for most of them, standing against Israel is something they can’t do yet.

But this movement goes hand in hand with changes in the [US’] Democratic party. This is even more promising because it is the first time ever that Netanyahu has been called a racist. We’ve never heard that before.”

Note: This trend in Europe will change when the resistance forces in the Middle-East will force Israel to review its shaky policies

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The bloody scenes I’ll never forget from Gaza’s Return March

A year ago, Israeli forces gunned down 64 demonstrators during Gaza’s Great Return March. Palestinian journalist Hind Khoudary was there to see it all — the bloody stretchers, the wounded, and the dead.

By Hind Khoudary. May 15, 2019

Medics evacuate a Palestinian protester who was shot by Israeli snipers during protests inside the Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Medics evacuate a Palestinian protester who was shot by Israeli snipers during protests inside the Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

 

GAZA CITY — F16s are flying on low velocity over the Gaza sky as I get flashbacks to May 14 of last year. I don’t know if I will ever be able forget all the scenes I witnessed on that ugly day. The images I witnessed are carved into my brain and heart until today, perhaps forever.

It was very early in the morning, everyone was predicting a backlash from the Palestinians after the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem. I headed to the protest area early that day; women, men, and children waved Palestinian flags and chanted slogans against Trump.

I was working with two news outlets and as a fixer with internationals.

Even today I have no idea how I was able to cope with all of the workload. By 11 a.m. the internet was disconnected entirely. No signal.

Suddenly, all I heard were ambulances.

The wounded on crutches, live ammunition and tear gas canisters fired into the air. The next thing I knew, paramedics were washing blood from the stretchers, their uniforms turning red.

The situation grew more dangerous. My phone wouldn’t stop ringing — everyone was trying to call me to make sure I was okay. I said I was, but my trembling voice and the screaming in the background told a different story.

Running out of breath with the heavy flack jacket, we hid from live ammunition under the burning sun while suffocating from tear gas for hours. The scene was so bad that I couldn’t speak for two days.

I won’t ever forget the scene of the 30-year-old man shot in the middle of his head in front of my eyes, the little children crying from teargas as they searched for their parents, the Israeli soldiers stationed behind the fence arresting three boys and beating them up, the 80-year-old woman who participated in the march, demanding the right to return because she still believes she will go back to the town she was expelled from someday.

Bashir Faraj, 23, lost his right leg after he was hit by live bullets that completely fractured his bones and tissues. His leg was eventually amputated. I met Faraj a day after his injury, when he was screaming in the hospital bed with the external fixture on his right leg. He never thought he will lose his leg.

Faraj was only one of the hundreds of Palestinians my age that I interviewed who lost limbs — and their futures — that day. All in all, 64 people lost their lives that day, and thousands more, like Faraj, were wounded.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli troops during Nakba Day protests on the Israel-Gaza fence, east of Gaza City, May 15, 2019. (Hassan Jedi/Flash90)

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli troops during Nakba Day protests on the Israel-Gaza fence, east of Gaza City, May 15, 2019. (Hassan Jedi/Flash90)

I have no idea if May 15 will be a new deadly day this year, if the Israeli forces will use lethal force against Palestinian protesters. But whether they do or not, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have the right to protest the harsh conditions they have been facing over the past 12 years under the blockade.

Unemployment, poverty, and depression are part of every home here.

Despite the fact that the Great Return March has been politically weaponized over the past months, the people of Gaza are still protesting because they still have hope that they can remove the blockade and improve the lives of the two million Palestinians living here.

Despite all the difficulties I witnessed as I covered the protest — the violence, the blood, and the injustice — I will continue to report and raise the voice of the voiceless people in the Gaza Strip, today, tomorrow, and forever.

Hind Khoudary is a reporter based in Gaza. 

Note: After every pre-emptive war on Gaza , Israel promise to expand the fishing zone, and then it drops its promises, as so many since its independence in 1948 by a single vote at the  reduced UN then.

 


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