You know these times when you can feel what will happen in the future because of prior experience - but even though you have been suppressing these thoughts… That eventually oil would be more valuable than human lives. That eventually world leaders, driven by their personal interests, will never care except for their own pockets. That international politics takes its starting point in international marketing (of course led by the so-called first world countries)… You know all of these thoughts.
We need to stand strong regardless.
Why? Because the human population deserves a life of dignity and opportunities and living in peace, justice and happiness. If a certain limited group of people has the position to decide on behalf of the human population on their own, they still lack the powers that will turn these decisions into actions and make them reality. Look at the rest of the human population; they can decide, they can take action and they are ready to work for a better future!
“Perhaps it is wrong, in these evil days, with Sarajevo under siege, with Bosnia’s enemies shelling bread queues and starving her people out of their homes, when our TV sets show us emaciated babies with mouths writhed in a soundless scream, to write of Bosnia as a land of food.
History is repeating itself, but even with that in mind hope and good memories are beautiful sources of power and confidence.
بان كي مون يرحب بتدخل فرنسي في مالي….
كما يرحب بكل شيء سيء آخر
James Orbinski, former president of MSF, An Imperfect Offering
Today, we are reminded to have a dream. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Israeli forces shot youth in the back as he ran away, say Palestinians
A teenage boy was killed by Israeli soldiers on the separation barrier close to the West Bank village of Budrus yesterday, shot from behind as he was running away, according to Palestinian accounts.
Samir Awad, 17, was among a group of boys who had just completed an exam on the last day of school before a midterm break when they approached the barrier, reports said. The Israeli Defence Forces said the youths were “attempting to infiltrate into Israel”, and its soldiers “responded immediately”. It confirmed live fire was used.
According to villagers, Samir was grabbed by soldiers who were concealed in a trench. He broke free and was running away when a soldier or soldiers opened fire. He was hit by three or four bullets, in his head, torso and leg.
Ayed Morrar, a member of the village popular resistance committee, said: “They shot him in cold blood, they shot him in the back. He wasn’t threatening them.” He said there had been no stone-throwing at the time of the shooting.
Samir, one of 15 siblings, was buried in the village cemetery overlooking the separation barrier on Tuesday afternoon. A large group of men and boys, some carrying Fatah and Hamas flags, accompanied his shrouded body to the grave.
His brother Jibril, 23, wearing a blood-soaked T-shirt, said he had rushed to help Samir as soon as he heard about the shooting. “The soldiers prevented me from getting near him at first,” he said. “There was a soldier on top of him.”
He said his family had lost more than five acres of land and 3,000 olive trees when the separation barrier was constructed on Budrus land. His mother had been injured in protests against the route of the barrier, and he had been jailed three times for taking part in popular resistance actions. “All our family has suffered from the wall,” he said.
Budrus was the first West Bank village to organise regular weekly protests against the barrier and eventually succeeded in getting its route changed. An eponymous documentary film about the village’s struggle was released in 2009.
After Samir’s funeral, soldiers fired teargas at village youths who gathered near the barrier. Mouin Awad said Samir’s death could trigger further confrontations between villagers and the IDF. “We will throw rocks and protest. What else can we do?”
The IDF said an investigation into “reports regarding a wounded Palestinian” was under way.
On Monday a 21-year-old Gaza man died after being shot in the head by Israeli forces, according to Palestinian officials. The IDF denied being involved.
On Saturday a 21-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli troops while trying to cross the barrier near the southern West Bank town of Dura. On Friday a 22-year-old man was killed and another injured by Israeli forces in northern Gaza, according to reports.
Photographs: AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed / Issam Rimawi/Zuma Press/Corbis / Wattan News
A video of the medical team in a Ramallah hospital trying to resuscitate Awad can be seen here. [Graphic]
This is Zionism. This is Israel.
Bab al-Shams (“Gate of the Sun”)
wish i was there with my people <3
“إذا أمطَرتِ السّماءُ غيثَها أخرجت الأرضُ خيرها وبرَكتَها ؛ ولأنّها الأرضُ المباركةُ فللأرضِ هنا ، رائحةُ القداسةِ والشّهادة
* رائحةُ النّرجس والحنّون رائحةٌ تفوحُ أنبياءُ !
قبة الصخرة و القدس خلال تساقط الثلوج عليها طيلة اليومين الماضيين :)
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فلسطين - القدس المحتلة