“We either live free or we die here.”
A Palestinian in Gaza, from this interview with BBC (quote begins at 2 minutes)
Palestinian man: “We either live free or we die here.”
Interviewer: “What about the argument that if Hamas stopped firing rockets into Israel—”
Palestinian man: “No, no, this is not an argument. We have lived under blockade for the last seven years. We have been deprived for the last seven years. Don’t talk to me about rockets that is so tiny small. Look at this! [motioning to rubble of a destroyed neighborhood] This is a nonsense argument. We didn’t start it, they started it. In the 2008 agreement they fulfilled nothing. 2012 agreement, they fulfilled nothing. Why should we believe this time the ceasefire when they say let’s negotiate? Negotiating with the Israelis is a waste of time.”
Also when you have actual articles appearing in the Israeli media equivocating about when genocide is permissible.
مثير للاهتمام كيف كل سطر بالغلاف بخط مختلف.
Is this the most reblogged post on tumblr though
oh shit last time I saw this it had 1.5 million notes
Peace requires the multilateral process of discussion and reconciliation; the mutual respect held by all parties if only for the sake of the formal process. There has to be some level of ‘humanity’ represented in how each side treats the other for peace to even be an option, let alone a willingness to hammer out the unpopular details of any such peace between historic enemies such as the Israeli occupiers and the Palestinian people. No such multilateral process is possible when Israel holds no respect for the Palestinian people.
Many observers want to hold “both sides accountable” for the failures at peace in recent and extended history. However, this blind attempt at open-ended ‘fairness’ and ‘accountability’ is nothing but bourgeois liberalism and chauvinism towards the Palestinian position. At the end of the day, the two sides are not equals; they are not equal parties in a conflict to which there is a measurable degree of “fault” along both sides.
To paraphrase Edward Said, only one side commands the tank battalions. Only one side commands the air force. Only one side commands legions of special forces. Only one side is dropping white phosphorous. Only one side controls all the water. Only one side has the formal status of being a ‘recognized state’ and a legally established ‘people’. Only one side are occupiers, invaders, and imperialists.
In all seriousness, happiness is believing in what you do and doing what you believe in.
سلام لأرض خُلقت للسلام، وما رأت يومًا سلاما
لو بطّلنا نحلم .. نموت
if we stop dreaming, we will die.
America: *destroys a country*
America: Damn…this country needs some help. these poor people….
America: *destroys it again*
America: Yikes, there’s no helping here
Reasons why October is the best month:
- Cold but dry weather
- Everything is pretty colours
- Pumpkin pie
- Pumpkin coffee
- Everything being made to look spooky
- Horror movies on TV all the time
- Jumper weather
- Dressing up as scary things
- Hot drinks
- Lots of sweets
The smell of dying leaves
If u don’t like October get the FUCK outta my house
I can never stop laughing at this
I don’t think I’ve stressed this enough: ISIS should go fuck itself.