Palestine Granted UN Statehood

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I WOKE UP TO THE GREATEST OF NEWS TODAY!

In the name of the law and in the eyes of the world, Palestine is now officially a state!

138 countries voted yes

Consisting of a quite surprising, but very welcomed : Italy, France, New Zealand

41 countries abstained from voting

It consisted of a very surprising : United Kingdom, Australia, Germany

9 countries voted no

It was of course : Israel, Canada, United States, Micronesia, Palau, Czech Republic, Marshall Islands, Nauru and Panama

Note: Czech Republic had earlier mentioned that they would abstain from voting, but along the way, they had changed their minds and had joined the other 8 in voting against the Statehood of Palestine.

With the given Statehood, there is much that Palestine could do.
Even though there’s still a long way to go, at least now, Palestine is officially on the right track to bring justice to the rightful owners of the land. We Will Not Go Down.
Justice Will Prevail.

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My utmost favorite 😉

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Palestine Occupied – History in Brief

OCCUPIED PALESTINE

“NOTE : (An even briefer) BRIEF HISTORY, can be found below.”

Palestine, as what is considered by most Palestinians, is the area covered by what we now call Israel (not really), plus the Occupied Territories. It also borders Lebanon in the North, Syria and Jordan in the East, touches Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the South and the Mediterranean Sea, in the West.

In the year 1917, the British had promised a homeland for the Jews through the Balfour Declaration in the land of Palestine. Of which, Just so you’d know, the people living in there, could trace their roots over many centuries.
At this particular time, more than 90% of the population were Arabs. Consisting of Muslims and Christians, both.

The mass migration of Jews had began in the 1920s and tension, was inevitable. Britain, possibly out of fear, had then handed over the matter to the United Nations to have it dealt with.

In the historical year of 1948, the UN partitioned the land to create the State of Israel, giving Jews more than 55% of the land when they made up only one third of the population and owned only a total of 6% of the total land area.
The Palestinians were forced off their land, even though they were the legal and rightful owners. Since then, they had NEVER been allowed to return.

It was also in 1948, after a war with her Arab neighbors, that Israel seized another 22% of the land, expelled some 800,000 inhabitant and destroyed about 531 villages.

Then, in 1967 after the Six Day War, Israel occupied Gaza and the West Bank.
In that very same year, the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 242, declaring the occupation illegal and demanded Israel to withdraw and return the land to its rightful owners.

Israel ignored the demand and continues to ignore many other UN resolutions, since. This is because (as hard as it is for me to say) the U.S has been vetoing all efforts to end the illegal occupation.

YOU, get to be the judge. Do the people of Palestine deserve to be treated this way? or, do they not?

Your voice holds power.

Embrace it.

USE it.

Make the change we so badly need.

Map and an even briefer history :

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Source : al-Arabiya & VPM

Pro-Palestine / Anti-Israel?

Many have said that there isn’t any point of listening to what I have to say, or the fact that my thoughts don’t matter, all because of the state of my faith. Just because I am what I am,
I am considered, automatically, as to be biased and as such.

Let me make some things clear,

I’m not picking sides or am I biased per-se. I’m not against the Israelis (wholly). I have no problems with the Jews. It isn’t a race or a religion that I’m fighting for, or fighting against. It’s simply the fact that I can’t stand watching human rights being breached. The fact that innocent lives are being killed. What I’m doing, is, standing up for humanity. No one. And I repeat, absolutely NO ONE deserves to be treated as how the Palestinians are being treated. So before you go on and give me a lecture, understand why my stand is how it is.

I am not “Pro-Palestinian”,

I am not “anti-Israeli”,

I simply am Pro-Humanity.

Israel, the chosen ones?

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Israel the chosen ones?

Many Christians have asked, many have wondered, answers were never presented. So here you go.

In the year of 2004, John Piper, a pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, delivered a sermon from Romans 11:25-32 titled “Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East.” In it, he offers seven principles concerning the ever-contentious issue of “the Land”:

1. God chose Israel from all the peoples of the world to be his own possession.

2. The Land was part of the inheritance he promised to Abraham and his descendants forever.

3. The promises made to Abraham, including the promise of the Land, will be inherited as an everlasting gift only by true, spiritual Israel, notdisobedient, unbelieving Israel.

4. Jesus Christ has come into the world as the Jewish Messiah, and his own people rejected him and broke covenant with their God.

5. Therefore, the secular state of Israel today may notclaim a present divine right to the Land, but they and we should seek a peaceful settlement not based on present divine rights, but on international principles of justice, mercy, and practical feasibility.

6. By faith in Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah, Gentiles become heirs of the promise of Abraham, including the promise of the Land.

7. Finally, this inheritance of Christ’s people will happen at the Second Coming of Christ to establish his kingdom, not before; and till then, we Christians must not take up arms to claim our inheritance; but rather lay down our lives to share our inheritance with as many as we can.

Source : Stephen Sizer

Full references from the bible will be presented in a much future posting.

Stay tuned!

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Palestinians mourners during the funeral of Salem Paul Sweliem in Gaza City on November 20th, 2012. According to the family, the 53-year-old Christian believer, carpenter & journalist, was murdered during an Zionist missile strike on a high-rise building.

Rest in peace, Salem.

404 ERROR : Humanity Not Found

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There is no higher evil,
For those who see,
But choose to be blind.

There is no forgiveness,
For those who hear,
But pretend to be deaf.

There is no excuse,
For those who can speak,
But would rather be mute.

Every move you make,

Lack of action you take,

One more soul won’t wake.

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Cease-fire breached?

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Not even three days into the cease-fire agreement, Israel has already managed to break the truce. Anwar Qudiah aged 20 had been the latest of the fallen, leaving the number of martyrs to a now high total of 165. He was said to have been shot in the mouth (as you’d be able to see in the photo above) by the Israeli Border Forces. The martyred and a few other fellow farmers were trying to get to their farms, of which, were close to the border between Gaza and Israel, in the east of the Gaza Strip, KhanYounis. 19 others were said to have been injured, as well.

Do take note people,
The cease-fire agreement wasn’t just about “ceasing fire” Israel also had agreed to, and I quote :

Opening the crossings and facilitating the movements of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents’ free movements and targeting residents in border areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.

The funny thing is, they were still in their land. They hadn’t even over-stepped the boundaries of the borders.

Just in case we’ve forgotten the content of the agreement, and would love to know what else lies in it,

CAIRO (Reuters) — Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was reached Wednesday with Egyptian mediation.

The text was distributed by the Egyptian presidency.

Agreement of Understanding For a Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

1: (no title given for this section)

A. Israel should stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals.

B. All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.

C. Opening the crossings and facilitating the movements of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents’ free movements and targeting residents in border areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.

D. Other matters as may be requested shall be addressed.

2: Implementation mechanisms:

A. Setting up the zero hour for the ceasefire understanding to enter into effect.

B. Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commits to what was agreed upon.

C. Each party shall commit itself not to perform any acts that would breach this understanding. In case of any observations Egypt as the sponsor of this understanding shall be informed to follow up.

HAD THAT AGREEMENT MEANT NOTHING TO ISRAEL?

So, having had all of that said, what say you? Is the cease-fire agreement now irrelevant, or did Israel simply have the right to have done what they did?

Speak for those who can’t speak. You have the power.

Gaza Traer

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TEARS OF GAZA

Is a Heart-wrenching, Eye wetting, Soul wrecking documentary.

I had thought I had cried enough for them during that period time, but Tears of Gaza or Gaza Traer (The original Norwegian title of the documentary), had proven me wrong.
In all honesty, I don’t think I’ve ever cried so hard while watching a documentary / movie. In a cinema, especially! Here I thought nothing could’ve beaten Titanic! (Cut me some slack here, that was one of the most heartbreaking movie, ever! …Back then, that is.) (Yes, I’m also aware that Titanic wasn’t entirely a true story.)

I had legitly bawled. They weren’t kidding when they said “Make sure you have packets of tissues on you, while watching it”. I finished THREE packs. Yeah, that’s right. THREE packs of tissues.
They were all wholly and fully drenched. Crazy, I know!

…Right, back to the reason of this post…

The documentary was made back in 2010 in accordance to Israel’s Cast Lead Operation, of which had taken some 1400 lives of Palestinians and left more than 5000 injured and tons of others without a home. It had been a genocide that lasted over 22 days.

This documentary revolves around the lives of three Palestinian children. During the war and after the cease-fire. Of which, whom with the rest of the Palestinians, had their worlds left upside down by that very same Israeli Operation.

This is your chance to be IN the land, yourself. Feel the pain, the anguish these people had felt. Watch as they tell you how their lives were, and how it is now. See things through the eyes of the very same people you call terrorists.

For the people of America, bear witness as to where your tax money goes to.

For the people of Europe, see just what sort of beings you are supporting.

They deserve to have their story heard.

They deserve the right to live.

They deserve to no longer live in fear.

Operation Pillar Of Cloud was close to causing the same thing.

Don’t ever let Israel get away with this again.

Watch it for yourself and learn the truth of things.

…Enjoy?

Tears Of Gaza

Directed by,

Vibeke Løkkeberg

Till next time…xoxo.

Israel – Gaza Cease-fire

Yes, I do know that this posting has came in late, but I was out celebrating the victory, last night. Haha

A cease-fire between The Gaza Strip and Israel, HAS been put in place.
Though, it seems that Israel hasn’t got itself a functioning clock, because until 9 minutes into the agreed time, drones and airstrikes were still heard.

Even with the agreement, they had decided to use the entire time and some extra minutes to terrorize the people of Gaza.
WHO THE HECK DOES THAT?!

At around 21:10 – 21:12 local time, you could hear the chants of

“Allah Hu’Akbar”

which means God Is Great, by the mosques and people on the street, throughout the whole strip. Fireworks were also released, in sign of celebration to the end of the genocide. The once empty Street of Gaza, had came back to life. It had been one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard. The pride and the love they had, vibrated through the whole land.

Even with this so called victory, we must not forget the number of people who had lost their lives, their family members, their homes, and possibly…their sanity. (The name and the list of the Martyrs will be uploaded soon) We will continue to try our very best to help them as much as we can.

and we too have to remember, the suffering isn’t entirely over. Just because the Operation Pillar Of Cloud has stopped, doesn’t mean the daily terrorizing would stop. The siege on Gaza, has yet to be lifted. Believe you me, Israel will find itself a reason to break the cease-fire agreement. Not that I’m hoping, but it certainly is what it is. Though I’m hopeful, when that time comes around, people will no longer be blind or deaf as they have been now.

…And oh, guess what this means for the likes of me? SLEEP. PROPER AND FULL 8 Hours of SLEEP. 😀

That’s all for now, till next time…xoxo.

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Are prayers enough?

Time and time again I hear people say

“Oh, all we can do, is pray for the people of Gaza.”

Not to say that praying doesn’t help, or it isn’t powerful,
For yes, MashaAllah, it certainly is.

But that doesn’t mean we are only limited to doing just that…

Next comes the infamous,

“This is a test, a challenge, for the people of Palestine”

Yes, yes it certainly is a test to see the strength of their faiths, a challenge they must overcome for the eternal reward.
But do you not see, that this could possibly be, a test for us too?
A test to see if we’re brave enough to voice out our opinions, to share what is happening in their world, to stand up for their rights, a test to see, if we’re worth it or simply worthless.

Close your eyes for a minute, imagine yourself to be on the land of Gaza, to be constantly hearing air strikes, and bombs going off. Constanly unsure about whether or not your family is dead or alive. Always not knowing whether you’d live to see the next day.

Now, hear the words of the world, what people are saying about the issue, the amount of people not caring about you, your family and your land.
Would you then wish for only prayers, or would you wish for the anguish, the pain, to end?

Ask yourselves. If you were in that condition, what would you want?

So…what would it be?

Would you want the people to be silent?

Or

Would you want the people to speak up?

“Do unto others what you want done unto you”

– Confucius

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Hello world!

As the title says, Hello World!

I hope you’re listening.

Forgive me if I’m young, for speaking out of turn.
But there are people dying, while we care about our own lives and it’s about time we make a better place, for us and the world.

Now, I would hope you had sang instead of read that, in it’s very own tune. 😉

HAHAHA…Joke’s over.

People really are dying.

I’m sure you’ve constantly been hearing about what’s happening in Gaza and Israel these last few days, of which, is probably more than the calls you’ve received….well, at least that’s how it is for me! …Forever alone, you see.

Errr…right, where was I?! Oh, yeah! Be it either you’ve been siding with the Palestinians or the Israelis, you would surely know what’s happening by now.

Though, the question here is, is what you know the truth, or, some covered, sugar coated lie?

If you’re like me, and the truth is what you seek…well, hello there! In the right place, you are!

Until the end of this genocide, I will continue, and try my very best, to post the latest of things, that I can, from both sides. My sources will NOT be biased as to of any side. While I myself, will TRY not to be. The key word here being…TRY. (You’ve been warned!)

Till next time…xoxo

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