Please keep your attention on Jerusalem today. The Flag March, a nationalist demonstration by settlers protected by israeli armed forces, will march through palestinian neighborhoods. This is a recurrent event where they harass and abuse palestinians, and destroy their property and businesses while chanting “death to arabs”. Since the cease fire, there’s been massive arrests of palestinians, racist pogroms, and murders by israeli occupation forces and settlers (at least 30 people killed). Besides a new goverment and the cease fire on Gaza, nothing really changed, the apartheid regime and the genocide of the palestinian people continues. Keep talking about it, ask your representatives to cut ties with the Israeli government, and follow the BDSmovement campaign and the current protests and disruption of companies that contribute to and profit from the israeli military and settler industry.
(I’ll link some news and precedents below)
tw for mob violence, violence, extreme racism, death and child death.
on the Flag March. various news reports from the one in April x x , “Beatings and arrests ahead of far-right Israeli ‘Flag March’ in Jerusalem’s Old City “June 15 middleeasteye , “Right-wing Groups Plan Israeli Flag March Through Jerusalem’s Old City” hareetz . I found this report + videos from 2015 in the Electronic Intifada .
murders: Mohammed Hamayel, 15 , Said Odeh, 16 , Ahmad Fahd , Several Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in West Bank protests , Ismail Tubasi, 27 , Zakaria Hamayel, 28 , and more.
follow Palestine Action’s takeover of Elbit’s factory, an Israel’s arms supplier. @Pal_action on twitter , post with useful links
#BlockTheBoat is another protest movement looking to block ZIM ships from docking in Oakland. ZIM is the largest israeli shipping company x x x
#SaveSilwan another neighborhood to be ethnically cleansed. Here’s a post with an infographic with ways to protest Israel’s apartheid regime and ethnic cleansing. original key48return instagram post
Please, remember that palestinians in Gaza live under a brutal blockade in unsustainable conditions worsened by the last israeli bombing (they target a lot of civilian infraestructure), and palestinians in the West Bank are under military occupation. This is not a case of police brutality under a sovereign state, this is an ongoing military occupation that breaks several international laws, from the building of illegal settlements on occupied land from another state, to the use of excessive force and criminalization of the occupied population. Israeli propaganda claims that Israel has a right to defend itself, but they are the aggressors, an occupying force on another state, and armed resistance of the Palestinian people is protected under international law.
Human Rights Watch report on Israel’s Apartheid Regime , B’Tselem(human rights org based on Israel)’s own report on the Apartheid Regime