Post Tagged with: "Sheikh Jarrah Eviction"

A Palestinian woman stands in a bedroom ransacked by Israeli soldiers during a night raid on her home in Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus in January 2017. Ahmad Al-BazzActiveStills

Hollow justice of the settler state

When Mohammed El-Kurd said that “living in Palestine is like having a policeman in your bed,” he wasn’t employing a rhetorical device or a figure of speech. The analogy is too close to reality to be a simile or metaphor. El-Kurd would know – his family faces imminent displacement from their home so Jewish settlers can occupy their bedrooms in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood[Read More…]

by 29/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Palestine
 Remember the Name – Sheikh Jarrah

 Remember the Name – Sheikh Jarrah

Places have left their mark in the historical narrative – Lidice, where the Nazis, in the late spring of 1942, executed 173 men from the Czech village in reprisal for the assassination of Deputy of Bohemia and Moravia, Reinhard Heydrich; Wounded Knee, where, on December 29, 1890, a dispute between soldiers from the Seventh U.S. Cavalry Regiment and an arrested band of[Read More…]

by 01/06/2021 1 comment Palestine
Apartheid – a global racist phenomenon

Apartheid – a global racist phenomenon

The current situation of Israeli house demolitions in Sheikh Jarrah is highlighting the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their indigenous lands in order to protect the demographic dominance of the Israeli Jewish population. The system well under way and being strengthened each year is that of apartheid. Historical moments In pre World War I Europe, the various empires were[Read More…]

by 22/05/2021 Comments are Disabled Palestine
Unity at Last: The Palestinian People Have Risen

Unity at Last: The Palestinian People Have Risen

From the outset, some clarification regarding the language used to depict the ongoing violence in occupied Palestine, and also throughout Israel. This is not a ‘conflict’. Neither is it a ‘dispute’ nor ‘sectarian violence’ nor even a war in the traditional sense. It is not a conflict, because Israel is an occupying power and the Palestinian people are an occupied[Read More…]

by 18/05/2021 Comments are Disabled Palestine
Sheikh Jarrah: History shows that empires have colluded to legalise ‘settler colonialism’ in Palestinian territories

Sheikh Jarrah: History shows that empires have colluded to legalise ‘settler colonialism’ in Palestinian territories

  On 8th May, Israeli occupation forces attacked the Palestinian protestors outside the old city, a day after they stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and injured about 200 Palestinians. According to the reports, 90 people have been grievously injured so far. Israeli police used bullet and stun grenades to inflict violence on the protestors, made several arrests and destroyed solidarity tents. The[Read More…]

by 18/05/2021 Comments are Disabled Palestine
Muna is Palestine, Yakub is Israel: The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah

Muna is Palestine, Yakub is Israel: The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah

There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories – one read and watched in the news and another that receives little media coverage or due analysis. The obvious story is that of the nightly raids and violence meted out by Israeli police and Jewish extremists against Palestinians in the devastated East Jerusalem neighborhood. For weeks, thousands of Jewish extremists have targeted[Read More…]

by 12/05/2021 Comments are Disabled Palestine