Image via Instagram, Alma Hoxha, Nabi Hasan, others.

Dear friends (read, disseminate, and act)

It is hard to sleep these days especially in besieged bloodied
Palestine...the scenes of horrors in the Gaza Strip (and increasingly
spreading in the West Bank) are far too graphic, too disturbing. Friends of
ours are mistreated in jails of colonizers, the few released look
physically wasted (skeletons tramatized physicaly and psychologically). I
cannot take their images out of my head (e.g. Basem Tamimi from Nebi
Saleh).  Others like Issa Amro are beaten by colonial thugs. We living
under the boots of the Zionazi regime try to be active and productive as
best as possible within our capacities and "wiggle room".  The people of
the Gaza strip are in dire non-survival mode: seeing their families wiped
out, finding no medical care for injured or sick, starving and having no
drinkable water, and knowing that hundreds of millions of people around the
world are apathetic and that politicians are bought or blackmailed by the
evil doers. Is 76 years of colonization and ethnic cleansing enough? Eight
million Palestinian made refugees or displaced people. Is that enough?
160,000 Palestininas killed and over a million injured since 1948! Is that
enough? What more can this colonization project lead to? Maybe an
"Australian" or "American" outcome for us indigenous Palestinians? But if
more people do not look away but stay human and act human...then maybe just
maybe there is hope for what is left of humanity. PLEASE give of your time
and energy and organize and resist. We must overcome ...someday.

Israel guilty of 'extermination, torture, sexual violence' in Gaza: UN probe
[...] comes just days after the UN secretary-general announced plans to
include Israel in a blacklist of nations and extremist armed groups harming
children in conflict zones.

The carnage, genocide, and massacres continue

UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese wrote on the UN Security Council
'I welcome the #UNSC's ceasefire resolution of June 10. Pending a full
assessment, here are some critical observations: 1. UNSC cannot infringe
people's right to #selfdetermination. UNSC lacks authority to determine
"who" will or should rule over Gaza or the rest of the oPt. Palestinians
(everywhere, starting with the whole occupied Palestinian territory) will
have to choose in free and democratic #elections, not piloted, controlled
or vetoed by outsiders, all the more by those who have committed or
supported crimes against them in 8 months of genocidal war. The fear of
ideologically "extremist" parties cannot justify interfering with the free
will of the people (in Palestine, Israel, Europe or elsewhere). 2.
#eastJerusalem is part of the occupied Palestinian territory, with or
without mention by the ceasefire resolution, and Israel must withdraw from
there as well: #annexation remains unlawful. 3. Israel, NOT the
international community, should pay for the #reconstruction of Gaza. There
is something pedagogical in being held accountable for its own crimes,
including #domicide #scholasticide and the destruction of the #health
system. 4. Healing the wounds of this genocide should remain top priority
for the body mandated to ensure peace & security for present and future
generations. Now may the UNSC ensure compliance from all concerned
parties.' #ceasefirenow

The US is no longer complicit in genocide. The US is actually committing

On June 8, an estimated 100,000 people formed a two-mile “people’s red
line” surrounding the White House in Washington, D.C. to protest the
genocide in Gaza and the U.S. role in the mass murder of Palestinians

This Week in Palestine, themed “Humanitarian Aid to Gaza,” is now
accessible online at

Open Letter to Anthony Albanese: ‘Why collusion with this grotesque Israeli

If I must die by Refaat Alaree
If I must die,
you must live
to tell my story
to sell my things
to buy a piece of cloth
and some strings,
(make it white with a long tail)
so that a child, somewhere in Gaza
while looking heaven in the eye
awaiting his dad who left in a blaze—
and bid no one farewell
not even to his flesh
not even to himself—
sees the kite, my kite you made, flying up
and thinks for a moment an angel is there
bringing back love
If I must die
let it bring hope
let it be a tale.

PLEASE Stay Human and keep Palestine alive

Mazin Qumsiyeh
A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home
Professor, Founder, and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University
Occupied Palestine
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