18 7 / 2014

widyarifianti:

Ini dia nih tipe anak-anak yang selalu beredar selama ramadhan. Ada yang kocak, tapi lebih banyak yang ngeselin sih. Kalau kamu ketemu mereka, tolong diayomi ya.

1. Anak Kecil Puasa Setengah Hari

Jenis anak ini biasanya duduk di bangku TK kecil sampe SD kelas satu. Ada yang puasanya setengah…

17 7 / 2014

thepalestineyoudontknow:

These gifs for AlAqsa mosque is taken from this video “Al Aqsa mosque Call To Prayer ”  produced by “Ramadan is different in Jerusalem” campaign. 

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17 7 / 2014

ad-sidera-caeli:

palestinianliberator:

So I decided to make these two images to compare your typical Hamas rocket strike in Israel, to your typical Israeli missile strike in Gaza

The first is of a Hamas rocket exploding in Israel. No damage, no shockwave, tons of smoke, and that’s it. This is because Hamas rockets do not even contain a warhead, and in order to sustain any sort of damage or injury, you must basically be hit DEAD on.

The second is of an Israeli airstrike decimating a home in the Gaza strip.

The IDF claim that Hamas has launched around 800 rockets into Israel, with about 20% of them being intercepted by their Iron Dome missile defense system. They also claim that they have launched strikes on over 1000 targets in the Gaza Strip.

800 Hamas rockets - ~200 intercepted, leaves us with 600 rocket attacks on Israel, attacks carried out using mortars like those seen above.

Compare that to 1000 strikes launched by the Israeli “Defense” Forces, carried out using missiles like those seen above.

It doesn’t matter how “kind” the IDF is in warning Gazans to “flee” or to “seek shelter”, Israeli missiles will simply decimate anything and everything they come into contact with, and there is no place to hide.

get it straight, ya idiots

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17 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: How much land was actually "given" to the Israelis by the UN, as Israelis claim?

pax-arabica:

I take it you mean the 1947 partition plan. Alright, this might be a tad bit long, but let’s talk about that, shall we?

The 1947 partition plan, was a framework proposed by the UN in an attempt to divide historical Palestine into 2 states for 2 peoples. This was to be implemented at the end of the British Mandate of Palestine. There would be as they named it one “Arab state”, and one “Jewish state”. Jerusalem would remain an international city open for all.

Unsurprisingly, the Palestinians and the rest of the Arabs, refused this. Why? Let’s go over the basics. And I mean the very bare basics, you could write a book on this, so I’m just sticking to the essentials.

A common argument I see from a lot of pro-Israelis, is that Palestinians had the chance to have peace, and have a state of their own if they had just accepted this plan. The state we could have gotten, would have been much larger and all of this fighting would have been unnecessary.

As you know, historical Palestine has always had a Jewish community. This was never contested, there never were issues with the indigenous Jewish Palestinians.

No, the root of the matter truly began with Zionism. Zionism was an ideology developed by Theodor Herzl (and others) that promoted the creation of a Jewish state. This ideology in practice is basically very heavy on the settler colonialism. If you read any of Herzl’s books you will find them chock full of “White man’s burden” mimicry, and other examples that would make any colonial proud.

There were many candidates for the location of this Jewish state, including Argentina, but in the end they chose Palestine, despite the fact that Palestine was already inhabited.

The first significant waves of European Zionist migration began at the end of the 19th century. So in the 1880s upward. The partition plan was proposed in 1947. So by the time this plan came along, the vast majority of the Zionist population in Palestine had barely been on the land for a few decades, at most.

Despite this massive immigration to Palestine, the Zionist population was still a minority. The most generous of estimates are that they made up only a third of the population, and owned land no more than 6-7% of historical Palestine.

So what exactly were the specifics of the partition plan?

The “Arab” state, despite the Arab Palestinians being the vast majority, would receive ~43% of the land of historical Palestine, relegating them to the mountainous regions, a third of the coast, and losing any access to the red sea.

The “Jewish” state, despite the Zionists being a minority with not a single district outside of Yaffa having a Jewish population majority (port city, most immigrants off the boat ended there), were given around ~56% of the land of historical Palestine. With the majority of the coastline and fertile agricultural lands.

Btw, just to show how small the Zionist population was, even the “Jewish” state would have only had a 55% Jewish population.

So, answer me this: Why should the indigenous population give up more than half of their historical homeland? What sense would that make? And not only that, they’d be giving it up for a minority of newcomers fresh off the boat. Who in their right mind would not resist this?

This is not a question of living together peacefully, the only way Zionists could have their self determination in this context was to deny Palestinians their self determination. The only way they could have a Jewish state with a vast Jewish majority (A Zionist goal), was if the Palestinians were removed from the picture. And we were.

Just so you understand what I mean by this, here is but one example of a quote from David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel in 1948:

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population."

So when people ask me why we didn’t accept the 1947 partition plan..the only thing I can think of is this line by Ghassan Kanafani:

“They rob you of your bread, but leave you a small chunk, they then command you to thank them for their generosity. Oh their audacity.”

16 7 / 2014

Jayden from Short Term 12 about being friend

  • You want to hear a story I've been working on?
  • Of course.
  • Well, it's a kid's story, so there aren't any big words.
  • OK.
  • Once upon a time, somewhere miles and miles beneath the surface of the ocean, there lived a young octopus named Nina. Nina spent most of her time alone making strange creations out of rocks and shells. And she was very happy. But then on Monday the shark showed up.
  • "What's your name?" said the shark.
  • "Nina," she replied.
  • "Do you want to be my friend?" he asked.
  • "OK. What do I have to do?" said Nina.
  • "Not much," said the shark.
  • "Just let me eat one of your arms."
  • Nina had never had a friend before, so she wondered if this was what you had to do to get one. She looked down at her eight arms and decided it wouldn't be so bad to give up one. So she donated an arm to her wonderful new friend.
  • Wow.
  • Every day that week, Nina and the shark would play together. They explored caves, built castles of sand, and swam really, really fast. And every night the shark would be hungry, and Nina would give him another one of her arms to eat. On Sunday, after playing all day, the shark told Nina that he was very hungry.
  • "I don't understand," she said.
  • "I've already given you six of my arms, and now you want one more?"
  • The shark looked at her with a friendly smile and said, "I don't want one. This time I want them all."
  • "But why?" Nina asked.
  • And the shark replied, "because that's what friends are for."
  • When the shark finished his meal, he felt very sad and lonely.He missed having someone to explore caves, build castles, and swim really, really
  • fast with. He missed Nina very much. So he-- he swam away to
  • find another friend.

13 7 / 2014

"An apple fell and Newton discovered the law of gravity. Thousands martyrs fell in Syria, Palestine, Burma, but no one discovered the laws of humanity."

From Syrian (via laninalathifa)

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13 7 / 2014

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