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Monday, July 24, 2017

[mukto-mona] Palestine’s Refusal to Comply ~ By John Pilger

Please click on the link and read John Pilger's emotional piece

All over the colonised world, the true sovereignty of indigenous people is feared by those who can never quite cover the fact, and the crime, that they live on stolen land.

Denying people's humanity is the next step – as the Jewish people know only too well. Defiling people's dignity and culture and pride follows as logically as violence.

In Ramallah, following an invasion of the West Bank by the late Ariel Sharon in 2002, I walked through streets of crushed cars and demolished houses, to the Palestinian Cultural Centre. Until that morning, Israeli soldiers had camped there. I was met by the centre's director, the novelist, Liana Badr, whose original manuscripts lay scattered and torn across the floor. The hard-drive containing her fiction, and a library of plays and poetry had been taken by Israeli soldiers. Almost everything was smashed, and defiled.

Not a single book survived with all its pages; not a single master tape from one of the best collections of Palestinian cinema.

The soldiers had urinated and defecated on the floors, on desks, on embroideries and works of art. They had smeared faeces on children's paintings and written – in shit – "Born to kill". Liana Badr had tears in her eyes, but she was unbowed. She said, "We will make it right again."


From: Razzak Syed <>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:32 AM
Subject: Ref. Israeli aggression
Why the International media is silent? Enemy of Muslims are always enemy of Islam, they are happy watching these Israeli aggression. Saud families are silent to keep their emperorship. But it's a test for the rest of Muslims world to stand against the aggression, if they don't, then Allah's wrath will be on them.

As an individual muslim, our duty to condemn it by all means, raise our voice and boycott all Israeli activities and their affiliates.

Razzak A. Syed

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