Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Israel Murders 21, Wounds Nearly 300

This is the observation of the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba, which was the forcible expulsion of Palestinians from their land in 1948, in a shameless act of ethnic cleansing by the Zionists.

Sunday's peaceful observation of this anniversary turned into Sunday, Bloody Sunday when Israeli forces opened fire with live ammunition on the unarmed protesters. This, of course, is not the sort of thing you'll see reported on the MSM, which are owned and controlled by rabid supporters of Israel.

In the Gaza Strip, thousands of Palestinians marched to the border crossing at Erez, where the Israelis fired upon them with tanks. One teenager was killed outright, and more than 50 injured, many of them children. It was reported that another man was later murdered by Israeli forces east of Gaza City.

Palestinian refugees in Southern Lebanon marched in peaceful protest to the border crossing at Maroun el Rass. Israeli forces opened fire upon them without warning, murdering 10 people and wounding over 70 more.

Palestinian refugees and their Syrian supporters in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights marched in peaceful protest, and they too were fired upon by the Israelis. Eight people were killed outright, and more than 50 injured.

In the Occupied West Bank, hours of assaults upon peaceful protesters by Israeli forces using live ammo, (as well as rubber bullets and tear gas), left over 100 Palestinians wounded, and one man dead.

In considering these figures, my friends, remember that the medical care available to the Palestinians is very limited, and some of those injured will later die of their wounds, or be crippled for life. Oh, Israel has some fine, modern hospitals, but they only admit Jewish patients. Muslims and Christians are relegated to older, second-rate medical facilities, which are systematically deprived of supplies.

For how much longer will we continue to send Israel $12 Billion a year in aid, which they then use to commit atrocities and crimes against humanity?

We are told we cannot afford $16 Billion to extend UI benefits for the long-term unemployed, six million US citizens who have done nothing wrong, who have worked and paid their taxes and voted all their lives. But we have $12 Billion a year to give away to Israel? Did you know that the amount we have spent in Libya so far would have funded that UI extension 15 times over?

How much longer, my friends? How much longer do we put up with this shit?

Read more about Bloody Sunday Nakba protests-
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