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Comfort the AfflictedMazin Qumsiyeh, Salem-News.com
Look at the evidence provided and judge for yourself
(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - We in occupied Palestine continue to be guardedly optimistic even after watching the Kafkaesque political "plays" being performed to confuse the public and keep them in the dark and keep them fighting each other (democrat versus republican, Sunni versus Shiaa, Muslim vs Christian etc) while the RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER.
Remember to follow the money (do so when you see the links below). But what we common people need to do is refuse the baiting, join hands, and think of the environment, sustainability, hope, love, kindness to one another (while yes exposing the myths and challenging the elites).
John Kenneth Galbraith wrote "In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong."
This is the dual task we must perform. Thus we continue to tell the truth (and get arrested for it with charges like incitement) AND build models of resistance economy here locally.
To see what we are doing, please join us on facebook (facebook.com/Palestine-Museum-of-Natural-History-1454309858180882/).
2017 marks 50 years of Israeli occupation and 23 years since the Ibrahimi mosque massacre in Hebron. On February 25, 1994 Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire in the Ibrahimi mosque killing 29 Palestinians in worship. Since then, Shuahda Street, once the main street and marketplace, has remained almost entirely closed to Palestinians.
There are 18 permanently staffed checkpoints and front doors to Palestinian shops and homes are sealed shut. HYAS Open Shuhada Street campaign, held annually since 2010, aims to reopen Shuhada street and end the closures and inequality in Hebron and throughout Palestine and Israel.
The following events below will be held in Hebron between February 19-25.
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