30 March Palestinian Land Day - Apartheid Israelis shoot more Palestinians
by: Dr Gideon Polya
Saturday March 31, 2012 - 01:22
March 30 is Palestinian Land Day (Yawm al Ard) on which Palestinians and all decent folk around the world mark the ethnic cleansing of 90% of Palestine by racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel. Apartheid Israel responded by shooting Palestinian protestors in the West Bank and Gaza, killing 1. 300 were injured.
The Australian ABC (the equivalent of the UK BBC) reported “Medics in the Gaza Strip said the soldiers used live fire to prevent protesters from approaching the border of the coastal enclave. The protests were much quieter than last year, when Israeli forces fired on hundreds of people who scaled the border fence from Syria and Lebanon, killing 11 people” (ABC News, “Palestinian killed in West Bank Land Day rallies”, 31 March 2012: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-...)
On 30 March 1976 a mass strike was called by the Palestinian National Committee for the Protection of Palestinian Lands in Israel after Israeli authorities adumbrated the further confiscation of thousands of acres of Palestinian land in Galilee and making them closed military zones i.e. further moves in the “Judaisation” of Galilee. Palestinians protested peacefully but the Israeli authorities sent military and police into striking Palestinian villages. In response to stone throwing by Palestinian villagers the Israelis opened fire on unarmed Palestinian protestors, killing 6 and wounding hundreds. Many were arrested and curfews were imposed on a number of villages and towns. 30 March has been subsequently commemorated as Palestinian Land Day to mark what is now the alienation and ethnic cleansing of about 90% of historical Palestine by the genocidal racist Zionist
Australians For Palestine (AFP), which ”seeks to dispel the myths and disinformation about Palestine in Australia” (see: http://www.australiansforpalestine.... ) has written thus on the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine [detailed maps provided] (2012): “Background. For Palestinians, their land is their identity and this has been taken away from them in ever-increasing amounts since the United Nations decided to partition historic Palestine in 1947. The total area of historic Palestine was 6.5 million acres, with only a mere 370,000 acres under Jewish control. The Palestinians , who formed the majority population, owned some 2.25 million acres under various titles with the rest cam under the Islamic trust (waqf) and what we would call today “state land”.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. The UN Partition, which divided the land into 56 per cent for the Jewish State, 43 per cent for the Arab State with Jerusalem designated as an International Zone, never eventuated. Instead, the forcible dispossession of Palestinians began even for Israel was declared a state in 1948. Jewish Zionist leaders knew that Israel’s existence could only be assured by ridding it of the indigenous Palestinian population. Zionist militia groups used physical and psychological terror tactics to force Palestinians to flee their homes in towns and villages and then took control of 5 million acres of land. Some 400 Palestinian villages and towns were ethnically cleansed, but the Palestinians never thought for a moment that they would become “permanent” refugees. To obliterate any evidence of these villages, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) planted hundreds of thousands of non-native trees in their place. In effect, the new State of Israel took a further 22 per cent of Palestinian land, and to this day, has denied the indigenous Palestinians their right if return.
Israel’s illegal land grabs are continuing. Since the 1967 war, when Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinians have been victims of a new wave of land expropriations and have witnessed the demolition of their homes and the razing of their farmlands to make way for illegal Israeli settlements, military posts, the Wall and Israeli-only freeways
The Palestinians who remained living in what had become Israel also feel the effects of Israel’s illegal land policies that favour Jewish citizens. For six decades Israel has refused to allow any new towns or villages to accommodate the growth rate of Palestinians. A 1961 law, which states that the JNF exists :for the purpose of settling Jews on such lands and properties”, blatantly discriminates on the basis if ethnicity” (see Australians For Palestine (AFP) and Women For Palestine (Melbourne), “Palestinian Land Day [Yawm al Ard]”, Briefing Paper, 30 March 2012: http://www.australiansforpalestine.... ).
However the ethnic cleansing of Palestine goes well beyond the removal of Palestinian from 90% of historical Palestine. Thus the Syrian Golan Heights that has been occupied by Apartheid Israel since 1967 has been almost completely ethnically cleansed of its formerly about 150,000 inhabitants. In 1880 there were about 0.5 million Indigenous Palestinians. Of the 25,000 Jews in Palestine half were immigrants (see: http://www.palestineremembered.com/... and http://www.mideastweb.org/palpop.htm ).
Palestinian casualties of war violence total about 80,000 since 1948 and about 100,000 since 1936 (see “Palestinian casualties of war”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palest... ). However one must also consider avoidable Palestinian deaths from war-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation that now total about 1.9 million since 1948. Palestinian refugees total about 7 million. This has been a Palestinian Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention.
In contrast, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry: “From 1920 through 1999, a total of 2,500 residents of Mandatory Palestine and, since 1948, the State of Israel fell victims to hostile enemy action; in most cases, terrorist attacks” (see: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism... ) and “1,218 people have been killed by Palestinian violence and terrorism since September 2000” (see: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism... ).
The race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid State of Israel is a democracy by genocide. Of about 12 million Palestinians only the adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis (21% of the Israeli population) can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus part of Lebanon and a near-completely ethnically cleansed part of Syria, albeit as third class citizens. 1.6 million Occupied Palestinians are abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp and 2.7 million Occupied Palestinians live under highly abusive military rule in West Bank Bantustans. About 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to even live in Palestine. There are 5.9 million Jewish Israelis and 0.3 million non-Jewish and non-Arab Israelis (see “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/pales... and the recent book “The Plight of the Palestinians”: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4... ).
Each year Apartheid Israel passively kills about 3,000 Occupied Palestinian infants, passively murders about 5,600 Occupied Palestinians through deprivation and violently kills another circa 600 Occupied Palestinians. Decent anti-racists around the World must Boycott Apartheid Israel and its racist supporters just as it successfully boycotted Apartheid Israel-supported Apartheid South Africa after the Sharpeville Massacre (69 Africans killed) (see “Boycott Apartheid Israel”: https://sites.google.com/site/boyco... ).
The genocidal evil of racist Zionism extends well beyond Palestine to the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims that has killed 12 million Muslims since 1990 in a swathe of countries from Somalia to Pakistan (see “Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/musli... ), the breakdown of post-1990 violent deaths and avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation being the breakdown being 4.6 million (Iraq, 1990-2012), 5.6 million (Afghanistan, 2001-2012), 2.2 million (Somalia, 1992-2012, 0.15 million (Palestine, 1990-2012) and 0.1 million (Libya, 2011-2012).
The above estimates are consonant with under-5 infant deaths totalling 2.0 million (Iraq, 1990-2012), 2.9 million (Afghanistan, 2001-2012), 1.3 million (Somalia, 1992-2012), 0.1 million (Palestine, 1990-2012) and data not yet available (Libya, 2011-2012)(90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross contravention of the Geneva Convention) and refugees totalling 5-6 million (Iraq, 1990-2012), 3-4 million (Afghanistan, 2001-2012), 2 million (Somalia, 1992-2012), 7 million (Palestine, 1990-2012) and 1.3 million (Libya, 2011-2012) (see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide": https://sites.google.com/site/musli...).
The racist Zionists have also egregiously subverted and perverted the Western democracies (for very detailed account sent to Australia media, MPs and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) see ."50 Ways Racist Zionists (RZs) & Israeli State Terrorism (IST) threaten Australia & YOUR country too ", Bellaciao, 14 March 2010: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?ar... ).
In Australia, the pro-Zionist, slavishly pro-US major parties (*the Liberal-National Party Coalition and Labor, aka the Lib-Labs) support spending billions of dollars on religious schools, including those brainwashing children against the core moral advice of outstanding Jewish American scholar Professor Jared Diamond who in his best-selling book "Collapse” (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) enunciated the "moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people" – an injunction grossly violated by racist Zionist (RZ)-run Apartheid Israel and its racist, genocide-committing and genocide-ignoring US Alliance backers.
Further, in Apartheid Israel-supporting Apartheid Australia (that treats its Indigenous Australian Aboriginals as badly as Apartheid treats Indigenous Palestinians), donations to the Jewish National Fund (intimately involved in the Palestinian Genocide) are tax deductible, whereas sending a donation to an orphanage in the Gaza Concentration Camp could attract a punishment of up to life imprisonment under Australia’s racially-motivated anti-terrorism laws (see "Anti-Terrorism Act", Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-T... ).
The racist Zionists and their supporters, notably the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialists (NAZIs) and NAZI-beholden Western media and MPs, must be sidelined in public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK. Decent anti-racists around the World - notably including anti-racist Jews - back Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against genocidal Apartheid Israel and its racist supporters.
Fukushima: A River Runs Through It
Saturday 8 - 17:03by Bob Nichols, Project Censored Award Winner
HILLARY LIKENS PUTIN TO HITLER
Saturday 8 - 05:36by SON OF A BUSH
Polio Continues To Be A Major Threat For Millions Of Children
Saturday 8 - 00:39by Brian McAfee
The Dark Ages Have Descended Anew: No Truth Need Apply
Friday 7 - 22:01by Daniel Patrick Welch
Rule by oligarchs: Kiev appoints billionaires to govern east (video)
Friday 7 - 10:29
Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders - leaked EU’s Ashton phone tape (videos)
Thursday 6 - 10:42
Ukraine: Secretive Neo-Nazi Military Organization Involved in Euromaidan Snyper Shootings
Thursday 6 - 10:32by F. William Engdahl
Ukraine crisis: bugged call reveals conspiracy theory about Kiev snipers (video)
Thursday 6 - 08:41by Ewen MacAskill
The Lvov pogrom of 1941
Wednesday 5 - 09:35
In Birzeit, ‘Trigger Happy’ Israel Vindicates Amnesty’s Report
Wednesday 5 - 09:24by Nicola Nasser
CIA‘s Use of Nazi Strategy on Ukrainian Right-Wing Nationalists Unabated since Cold War
Wednesday 5 - 09:15by Wayne MADSEN
VLADIMIR PUTIN, THE WORLD’S LAST TRUE STATESMAN
Tuesday 4 - 15:40by JOHN CHUCKMAN
Apartheid Australia: false defamation of anti-racist Jews who support BDS
Tuesday 4 - 02:20by Dr Gideon Polya
US MEDIA : GIVING PROSTITUTION A BAD NAME
Tuesday 4 - 02:13by SON OF A BUSH
Blessing in disguise: Ukraine may be the last straw—if it doesn’t kill us all
Monday 3 - 22:38by Daniel Patrick Welch
News Ukraine The far right groups patrolling Kiev (video)
Monday 3 - 09:56
Ukrainian troops dispatched in Crimea switch to region’s side – sources
Monday 3 - 00:18
If the Defense Department’s Not Defensive, What Would Be?
Sunday 2 - 23:12by David Swanson
South Central US Poisoned by New Mexico Nuke Garbage Dump
Sunday 2 - 17:22by Bob Nichols, Project Censored Award Winner
Worst Man for the Job : What the Hell is Obama Thinking?
Saturday 1 - 23:57by Daniel Patrick Welch
RUSSIA TO INVADE UKRAINE
Saturday 1 - 21:39by Son OF A BUSH
Letter of march to Obama.
Saturday 1 - 09:09by kakine
On Making Earthian Life Fairer and Sustainable
Wednesday 26 - 17:13by Richard John Stapleton
Imperial Overstretch Olympics: The West and Ukraine
Tuesday 25 - 01:08by Daniel Patrick Welch
Imperial Overstretch Olympics: As sun sets on beautiful Sochi, jealous west take
Tuesday 25 - 01:03by Daniel Patrick Welch
Kharkov 3000 people and protect the statue of Lenin still standing (video)
Tuesday 25 - 00:23
IF UKRAINE GOES
Tuesday 25 - 00:16by SON OF A BUSH
Ukrainian “Parliament” drops Mask, reveals Fascist Nature
Monday 24 - 16:10
Odessa condemns Euro-fascism (video)
Monday 24 - 13:49
Soon, the Battle for Venezuela
Monday 24 - 12:56by ANDRE VLTCHEK
US /EU Are Erecting A Nazi Regime On Ukrainian Territory
Monday 24 - 06:07by Johnny Canuck
Review: "Wanting" by Richard Flanagan - UK Tasmanian Aboriginal Genocide exposed
Friday 21 - 23:42by Dr Gideon Polya
Imagine the shoe on the other foot
Friday 21 - 18:39by Daniel Patrick Welch
Egyptian historic breakthrough with Russia, not a strategic shift yet
Friday 21 - 08:09by Nicola Nasser
Why We Need Tenure in Colleges and Universities
Thursday 20 - 16:10by Richard John Stapleton
Problems Managing Colleges and Universities
Wednesday 19 - 15:43by Richard John Stapleton
BEWARE THE BANKSTER’S BAIL IN
Tuesday 18 - 18:15by SON OF A BUSH
Canada Welcomes Mossad Assassin, Offers Him New Identity
Monday 17 - 11:50by Johnny Canuck
UNDERSTANDING MODERN ISRAEL: WHY IT IS DRIVING THE WORLD TOWARDS MADNESS
Sunday 16 - 17:32by JOHN CHUCKMAN
Continuing Aboriginal Genocide & Aboriginal Ethnocide by Apartheid Australia
Sunday 16 - 04:39by Dr Gideon Polya