Israel’s 1956 Sinai Campaign included the massacre of 50 residents of the Palestinian town of Kafr Qasem for violating a curfew that they had not been told about. Testimony indicates that Israeli soldiers were told to “leave a few dead in each village” in hopes they would frighten the rest of the residents to flee to Jordan.
Children are not afraid to join protests for Palestinian Bedouin rights. Israeli soldiers and the military court system treat them just as harshly as they treat adults.
Israel and Hamas have declared a ceasefire, but that’s not the end of the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians – not by a longshot. These illustrations show how, even without “war,” Israel’s military controls every aspect of Palestinians’ lives – through occupation and settler colonialism.
Israel uses benign terms to hide the true nature of its plans to evict tens of thousands of indigenous Bedouin from their homes, many of whom have been uprooted at least once before. The reality is that this is part of Israel’s overarching, 70-year-long ethnic cleansing project to create a Jewish state.
Khan al Ahmar is just the latest example of dispossession & demolition by Israel. Racist laws enable “legal” expulsion of Palestinians from any land the Zionist project needs.
After years of threats and court battles, the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar is about to be demolished. Contrary to international law, as usual.
Israeli chief Sephardic rabbi Yitzhak Yosef preaches that non-Jews should be expelled from Israel, or serve essentially as slaves and servants. He also exhorted his followers that any Palestinian armed with any weapon is worth killing without hesitation. Rabbi Yosef is also a spiritual leader of one of Israel’s major political parties, Shas…