Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Non-violent protests in Palestine

"This week, an Israeli military court convicted Abdallah Abu Rahmah, whom progressive Zionists have called a "Palestinian Gandhi," of "incitement" and "organizing and participating in illegal demonstrations" for organizing protests against the confiscation of Palestinian land by the "Apartheid Wall" in the village of Bilin in the West Bank, following an eight month trial, during which he was kept in prison.The European Union issued a protest. But as far as I am aware, no U.S. official has said anything and no U.S. newspaper columnist has denounced this act of repression; indeed, the U.S. press hasn't even reported the news."

"Palestinian Gandhi" Convicted for Protesting; U.S. Silent

There are regular non-violent protests in the West Bank, which are regularly ignored by the US corporate media.  Also not reported is the stopping of rocket attacks by Palestinians, and when Israelis kill Palestinians, it is mostly ignored.  When Palestinians kill Israels, it is reported, and any prior provocation is just ignored. The conditions that Palestinians are living under is also mainly ignored.  

And then these same media folks wonder why there is no Palestinian "Gandhi".  Well, there is.  As a matter of fact, there are several of them.  They are all in Israeli prisons.

And a recent aid ship to Gaza made it to Gaza without Israeli involvement.  I hope that trend continues.

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