bobbycaputo

bobbycaputo:

Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches

As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.

pax-arabica

pax-arabica:

There seems to be some confusion about a couple of things that I’d like to clarify.

When pro-Israelis say that Israel “provides” Gaza and the West Bank with water and electricity, it’s in the same way that your local store “provides” you with groceries. They sell them electricity and water.

It’s also worth mentioning that the majority of the water provided to Palestinians comes from water aquifers in the West Bank. i.e. they forbid us from drilling for water and sell us water extracted from Palestinian lands.

thebowspring
thebowspring:

While Israel continues showing its inhumanity with its terrorist attacks on the people of Gaza, Palestinians continue showing humanity and teaching life.
Israeli forces committed a massacre at Shejaiya Refugee Camp early Sunday morning with the total number of people killed now at 72, including 24 children.
The overall Palestinian death toll since Israel began its latest assault on Gaza 13 days ago stood at 501 this morning.

thebowspring:

While Israel continues showing its inhumanity with its terrorist attacks on the people of Gaza, Palestinians continue showing humanity and teaching life.

Israeli forces committed a massacre at Shejaiya Refugee Camp early Sunday morning with the total number of people killed now at 72, including 24 children.

The overall Palestinian death toll since Israel began its latest assault on Gaza 13 days ago stood at 501 this morning.

nowinexile

nowinexile:

Debunking Israel’s claims about Hamas.

"Our homeland is stolen.I have a home is Ashkalan (Ashkelon), others in Yafa, Gaza. We ask for our right… Nothing more. We don’t hate the Jews and fight them because they are Jews. They are people of religion, and we are people of religion. We love all people of religion. If my brother, who has the same religion and parents as me, if he takes my home and expels me from my land, I will fight him. I will fight my brother. I will fight my cousin, if he does that to me.So, when a Jew takes my home and expels me, I will fight him as well.
I do not fight the USA, Britain or other countries. I am at peace with all people.
I love all people and wish them well, even the Jews. The Jews lived with us for a long time. We never transgressed them or transgressed on their rights. They used to hold high positions in the government and ministries. But if they take my home and make me a refugee. We have four million refugees outside of Palestine.Who has more right to the land? The Russian immigrant? Whose left this land over 2,000 years ago? Who has more right in this land? Or the one who left (forcefully) it forty years ago? Who is more right? We do not hate the Jews. We only want them to give us our rights…”

- Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, founder of Hamas. A quadriplegic who was nearly blind, had used a wheelchair since a sporting accident at the age of 12. At age 67 he was murdered when an Israeli helicopter gunship fired a missile at him as he was being wheeled from early morning prayers. Full video here.