this week the zionist entity celebrated 61+ years of ethnic cleansing: stealing palestinian land, murdering and massacring palestinians, lebanese, syrians, egyptians, jordanians, iraqis. 61 years of the zionist entity being recognized by the international community, though its colonial regime is 122 years old this year. barack obama rushed to congratulate this murderous thieving regime as quickly as the united states did it back in 1948, a fact which obama is proud of:
In a statement released by the White House, Obama vowed to advance peace talks in the region and pursue the interests of both Palestinians and Israelis.
Obama reportedly noted that the US was the first country to recognize Israel in 1948.
puppet zionist leader of egypt hosni mubarak quickly followed suit:
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak congratulated Israel on its 61st anniversary of statehood Wednesday. In a letter of greeting sent to President Shimon Peres he wrote, “I am pleased to express my congratulations for Independence Day”.
Mubarak added, “At this opportunity I would like to express anew my expectation for the return of the Middle East peace process to a path that will lead to an end to the violence and bloodshed, in a manner that will allow the establishment of an independent Palestinian state that will exist alongside Israel in peace and security.”
mubarak rushing to congratulate the zionist entity–an entity that exists on the blood of his compatriots as well–led me to find an occasion to publish this mahjoob cartoon that al falasteenyia posted last week, which i just love. the arabic reads: “hezbollah and hamas are tools of the iranians.”
while mubarak and obama celebrate murder and theft, i thought it would be useful to remind people that this has been going on consistently for 122 years. here are some of the latest nakbas in palestine. ben lynfield reports in the independent about ma’ale adumim’s expansion in al quds:
Israel has taken a step towards expanding the largest settlement in the West Bank, a move Palestinians warn will leave their future state unviable and further isolate its future capital, East Jerusalem
The Israeli Peace Now group, which monitors settlement growth, said it had obtained plans drawn up by experts that the interior ministry had commissioned which call for expanding the sprawling Maale Adumim settlement near Jerusalem southward by 1200 hectares, placing what is now the separate smaller settlement of Kedar within Maale Adumim’s boundaries.
The expansion is on a highly sensitive piece of real estate that both sides see as holding the key to whether the Palestinians will have a viable state with their own corridor between the north and south parts of the West Bank.
in khalil ghassan bannoura reports of palestinian farmland destroyed by israeli terrorists:
Israeli settlers destroyed Palestinian farmers’ crops and took over land that belongs to farmers near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while soldiers searched homes in the old city part on Tuesday.
Famers from the village of At-Tuwani, near Hebron, said Israeli settlers attacked and destroyed an acre of their land which had contained winter crops. The settlers, it is thought, came from Ma’on, an illegal Israeli settlement nearby.
Later in the day another group of Israeli settlers took over Palestinian-owned land and forced the farmers away. The settlers intend to use the area to mark the Israeli Independence Day this week, local sources reported.
in salfit, near nablus, ghassan bannoura reports on more theft and destruction of palestinian farm land:
Local sources reported on Wednesday that the settlers have already destroyed 50 acres of land; the farmers say the bulldozers uprooted olive trees which is their main source of income.
Sartah is located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Burkan , an industrial Israeli settlement originally built on lands stolen from the villagers of Sartah
and ghassan bannoura also reports on the theft and impending destruction of 88 palestinian homes in the al bustan neighborhood of al quds:
The homes are located at Al Bustan neighborhood just outside the old city of Jerusalem. On February of this year the Israeli Jerusalem municipality announced plans to demolish 88 Palestinian-owned homes located at Al Bustan neighborhood.
and of course while all this celebrating was going on palestinians in the west bank were locked inside their prisons (palestinians in gaza are always locked up in their prison):
Israeli occupation authorities imposed a strict siege on Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the already besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, as Israel started marking its memorial day on Tuesday. It is also preparing to mark its “Independence Day” on May 15, which is the day Palestine fell under occupation 61 years ago.
The siege includes deploying thousands of policemen and soldiers, installing more roadblocks, and closing border terminals.
Thousands of policemen will also be deployed in Jerusalem, its streets, markets and alleys, especially in the center of the city and the area of the Western Wall.
Soldiers and policemen have already installed dozens of roadblocks in the streets of Jerusalem, and have searched Arab and Palestinian vehicles.