The Palestine you don't know

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10 Things You Wouldn't Expect to Find in a Gaza 'Terror' Tunnel

Palestinians are accused of digging tunnels between the Gaza strip and Egypt in order to smuggle in material that can be used in terror acts. However, due to the siege and blockade via land, sea and air, Palestinians in Gaza use these tunnels to bring in items of necessity which otherwise, are freely available for import in other countries.

Caricatures by Naji AlAli : those from books I have called ” Naji AlAli 1 and 2 : the spokesman of the poor and the cause “ 

Honoring his memory : Like this day in 1987 he died , he was assassinated.   

About Naji AlAli :

Naji Al-Ali grew up to become perhaps the most popular cartoonist in the Arab world. With brutal honesty, Naji Al-Ali analyzed the relationships between the governments of the United States, Israel and the Arab regimes and the ramifications for the Palestinians. Time Magazine described him saying, “This man draws with human bones.” The Asahi Newspaper, in Japan, once wrote, “Naji Al-Ali draws using phosphoric acid.”

Naji Al-Ali was well loved for his work but was also well hated, as illustrated by the many death threats he and his family received. On July 22, 1987, in London, Naji Al-Ali was assassinated as he walked towards the offices of Al-Qabas newspaper. He died in the hospital on August 29th. His murderer has never been apprehended.

Who is Handala?

Naji Al-Ali wrote: “The child Handala is my signature, everyone asks me about him wherever I go. I gave birth to this child in the Gulf and I presented him to the people. His name is Handala and he has promised the people that he will remain true to himself. I drew him as a child who is not beautiful; his hair is like the hair of a hedgehog who uses his thorns as a weapon. Handala is not a fat, happy, relaxed, or pampered child. He is barefooted like the refugee camp children, and he is an icon that protects me from making mistakes. Even though he is rough, he smells of amber. His hands are clasped behind his back as a sign of rejection at a time when solutions are presented to us the American way.”

Handala was born ten years old, and he will always be ten years old. At that age, I left my homeland, and when he returns, Handala will still be ten, and then he will start growing up. The laws of nature do not apply to him. He is unique. Things will become normal again when the homeland returns.

We should still come here every day and sit here to receive people. To tell the world: We are rooted in our land, until death.

Adel al-Ghoula, 28 . 

He has already pitched a tent, of sorts, in front of the pile of debris that used to be the home where he lived from the age of 13.

Source : In Torn Gaza, if Roof Stands, It’s Now Home

Palestinians gather in the streets of Gaza City, to celebrate the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel has agreed to observe an “unlimited” ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. 27, Aug 2014. 

A woman in her destroyed street makes a defiant victory sign after a heavy night of shelling in Gaza. / by Lewis Whyld.

A woman in her destroyed street makes a defiant victory sign after a heavy night of shelling in Gaza. / by Lewis Whyld.

The united press conference of Palestinian resistance wings .
I watched it with all kinds of pride , I can’t be more proud . The revolution now clearly is shown in the Palestinian cause history .
The speech focused on the heroism of the Palestinian people , the only language that the occupation understand and the Palestinian unity .
" This is not the victory speech but a  step towards it , we will celebrate victory in Jerusalem sooner than you think " He said.
The conference was held at the Shejaiya neighborhood that was widely destroyed and witnessed the bloodiest day during the war. Thousands attended .

The united press conference of Palestinian resistance wings .

I watched it with all kinds of pride , I can’t be more proud . The revolution now clearly is shown in the Palestinian cause history .

The speech focused on the heroism of the Palestinian people , the only language that the occupation understand and the Palestinian unity .

" This is not the victory speech but a  step towards it , we will celebrate victory in Jerusalem sooner than you think " He said.

The conference was held at the Shejaiya neighborhood that was widely destroyed and witnessed the bloodiest day during the war. Thousands attended .

The ones who send me messages crying over what Palestinian have  might done towards israel are just either so stupid or stupid.

Everything starts with occupation and everything ends with the end of it. Everything is a reaction to it not the action : a reaction  to 67 years of bloodshed and occupation.

When there’s no law in this world that can guarantee a just solution and punishment for those who committed crimes against Palestinians you shouldn’t expect to not get a response .

  1. Palestinians greeting a masked militant as they celebrate the cease-fire in Gaza City, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014./by Ezz Al Zanoon
  2. Palestinians gather in the streets of Gaza City in celebration of the announcement of a permanent ceasefire on 26 August.

redphilistine:

Reuters is reporting the following as the (unsourced) terms of the ceasefire agreement:

Immediate Steps

  • Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza agree to halt all rocket and mortar fire into Israel.
  • Israel will stop all military action including air strikes and ground operations.
  • Israel agrees to open more of its border crossings with Gaza to allow the easier flow of goods, including humanitarian aid and reconstruction equipment, into the coastal enclave.
  • In a separate, bilateral agreement, Egypt will agree to open its 14 km (8 mile) border with Gaza at Rafah.
  • The Palestinian Authority, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, is expected to take over responsibility for administering Gaza’s borders from Hamas. Israel and Egypt hope it will ensure weapons, ammunition and any “dual-use” goods are prevented from flowing into Gaza.
  • The Palestinian Authority will lead in coordinating the reconstruction effort in Gaza with international donors, including the European Union.
  • Israel is expected to narrow the security buffer along the inside of the Gaza border, reducing it from 300 meters to 100 meters if the truce holds. The move will allow Palestinians more access to farm land close to the border.
  • Israel will extend the fishing limit off Gaza’s coast to six miles from three miles, with the possibility of widening it gradually if the truce holds. Ultimately, the Palestinians want to return to a full 12-mile international allowance.

Longer Term Issues to Be Discussed

  • Hamas wants Israel to release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners rounded up in the West Bank following the abduction and killing of three Jewish seminary students in June, an attack that led to the war. Hamas initially denied involvement in the killings, but a senior Hamas official in exile in Turkey last week admitted the group did carry out the attack.
  • President Abbas, who heads the Fatah party, wants freedom for long-serving Palestinian prisoners whose release was dropped after the collapse of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
  • Israel wants Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza to hand over all body parts and personal effects of Israeli soldiers killed during the war.
  • Hamas wants a sea port built in Gaza, allowing goods and people to be ferried in and out of the enclave. Israel has long rejected the plans, but it is possible that progress towards it could be made if there are absolute security guarantees.
  • Hamas wants the un-freezing of funds to allow it to pay 40,000 police, government workers and other administrative staff who have largely been without salaries since late last year.
  • The Palestinians also want the airport in Gaza - Yasser Arafat International, which opened in 1998 but was shut down in 2000 after it was bombed by Israel - to be rebuilt.

The occupation is still in effect because Israel and its ally Egypt are maintaining authority over what can and cannot enter Gaza. They are the ones who will determine if the political entities inside Gaza have complied sufficiently to be rewarded with an increased fishing zone, a sea port, and an airport and the ability to import and export beyond just “humanitarian needs.”

If these terms are actually observed by Israel — and given past ceasefire agreements, there is a strong likelihood that they will not be — the ultimate goal is to prevent any weapons inside Gaza, to turn it into a pacified region not unlike Area A of the West Bank, which is administered by Abbas. Indeed, according to this Reuters report, Abbas has been tasked with preventing any weapons from entering Gaza.

This reality is not sustainable. It may pacify and soothe for a little while, but the fundamental disease, the occupation and domination of the indigenous Palestinian people on their homeland, remains unaddressed.

(via lastuli)

"what was taken by force only can be restored by force" , an occupation force don’t and won’t understand any language rather than force.

As Ramadan Shallah said : ” The cursed Oslo agreement had been buried by israeli warplanes and those who are looking for negotiations should look between rubble “

Salute to the Palestinian resistance wings and to Palestinian people who embraced it. People who die for their freedom are the most who deserve it and deserve life.

Salute to the free people around the world who are standing with Palestine. Thank you.

This is only the beginning. 

lastuli:

Illustrated poetry: ‘Oh rascal children of Gaza’

Rafah-born author and poet Khaled Juma wrote a heartbreaking tribute to the children of the Gaza Strip amidst the missiles striking his hometown. At least 506 Palestinian children have been killed since Israel commenced its latest invasion of Gaza on July 8, 2014

Photograph #1: A Palestinian boy, who fled with his family from their home during Israeli air strikes, bathes his brother at a United Nations-run school in the Jabalya Refugee Camp in the northern Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014. The school is a designated shelter for Palestinians who were displaced by Israel’s offensive. Photo credit: Mohammed Salem

Photograph #2: A Palestinian girl reacts at the scene of an explosion carried out by the Israeli military that killed at least eight children and wounded 40 more in a public garden in Gaza City on July 28, 2014. Photo credit: Finbarr O’Reilly

Photograph #3: A traumatized Palestinian child is comforted by a man arranging care for him in a hospital in Gaza City following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014. Photo credit: Momen Faiz

Photograph #4: A Palestinian child pulls out toys from a box at a local market in Gaza City during a temporary ceasefire on August 6, 2014. Palestinian and Israeli delegations met in Cairo with Hamas demanding an end to the siege on Gaza and Israel demanding a demilitarization of the territory. Photo credit: Lefteris Pitarakis

Photograph #5: A Palestinian boy sleeps at a United Nations-run school in Gaza City on July 14, 2014, after fleeing with his family from their home in Beit Lahya. Photo credit: Mohammed Salem

Photograph #6: Doctors tend to injured children while a young girl sitting on her mother’s lap cries at a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on August 4, 2014. Photo credit: Eyad El Baba

Photograph #7: A Palestinian girl cries while being treated at a hospital in Beit Lahya following after sustaining injuries from an Israeli air strike on a United Nations school in the Jabalya Refugee Camp on July 30, 2014. Photo credit: Khalil Hamra

Photograph #8: Two Palestinians girls celebrate the first day of Eid Al-Fitr on the grounds of a United Nations school in the Jabalya Refugee Camp in the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014. Their families are among the dozens that have fled their homes and sought refuge in the school. Normally, Muslim families in Palestine celebrate Eid Al-Fitr by visiting one another and gifting children with new clothes and shoes. Photo credit: Khalil Hamra

Photograph #9: One-and-a-half year old Razel Netzlream was killed after she was fatally hit by shrapnel from an Israeli air strike on an adjacent home the previous day. Her father carries her body to the funeral in Khan Younis on July 18, 2014. Photo credit: Alessio Romenzi

Photograph 10: A portrait of Shahed Quishta, 8, is fixed to a pillar in her home in Beit Lahya on August 16, 2014, after an Israeli tank fired a shell into the living room. She was killed on July 22, 2014. Photo credit: Khalil Hamra

(via redphilistine)