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Israeli army spokesman:

"HAMAS WAS HIDING IN ALL THESE PLACES SO WE HAD TO BOMB THEM TO DEFEND OURSELVES":

They hid at the El-Wafa hospital.

They hid at the Al-Aqsa hospital.

They hid at the beach, where children played football.

They hid at the yard of 75-year-old Muhammad Hamad.

They hid among the residential quarters of Shujaya.

They hid in the neighbourhoods of Zaytoun and Toffah.

They hid in Rafah and Khan Younis.

They hid in the home of the Qassan family.

They hid in the home of the poet, Othman Hussein.

They hid in the village of Khuzaa.

They hid in the thousands of houses damaged or destroyed.

They hid in 84 schools and 23 medical facilities.

They hid in a cafe, where Gazans were watching the World Cup.

They hid in the ambulances trying to retrieve the injured.

They hid themselves in 24 corpses, buried under rubble.

They hid themselves in a young woman in pink household slippers, sprawled on the pavement, taken down while fleeing.

They hid themselves in two brothers, eight and four, lying in the intensive burn care unit in Al-Shifa.

They hid themselves in the little boy whose parts were carried away by his father in a plastic shopping bag.

They hid themselves in the “incomparable chaos of bodies” arriving at Gaza hospitals.

They hid themselves in an elderly woman, lying in a pool of blood on a stone floor.

They hid themselves in a UN school where civilians were sheltering from our shells and bombs.

They also hid themselves In designated ‘safe’ spots, we waited and then we bombed the safe spots and still after all this hiding they’ve been managing to KILL our soldiers!!!

What are we to do, even the worlds getting harder to convince now……?

Dr Norman Finkelstein (via momo33me)

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"If they destroy your Mosques raise the call to prayer from our Churches."

-Bishop of Gaza, Father Manuel.

#GazaUnderAttack

My heart feels so much warmth. May allah protect everyone around the world. 💜 (via meeera-e)

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redphilistine:

Conspiracy theorists are worthless garbage. Rather than accept that racism, patriarchy, and capitalist exploitation are the reason behind so much of the suffering in this world, they’ll devote millions of pixels on their blogspots to prove that America is run by a triumvirate of freemasons, Opus Dei, and aliens.

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remikanazi:

Recap: Hamas didn’t kidnap the 3 Israelis. Hamas abided by an 18-month ceasefire. Israel broke the ceasefire repeatedly, bombed Gaza, pummeled the West Bank, and murdered more than 1000 Palestinians.

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s1uts:

airedmania:

kemetically-afrolatino:

n-g-r-latina:

itsevonhere:

floacist:






People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

Perri: It’s sad but true, so many people don’t believe it. :(

Yup and if you ask the average American they will automatically say The Middle East…

…
but…

how—

Look at their lips!

This man up there favors my great great granddaddy (I’m of African descent, just so you all know)

EYES, NOSE—LIPS AGAIN.

I MEAN.

OMG. SERIOUSLY.

LIKE.
IT SHOULDN’T BE THIS HARD TO GRASP.

White denial.
Remember, around the time white people became obsessed with Egypt and began romanticizing its history, they still were allowed to openly hate POC. They refuse to believe that so much power, grace, and beauty could come from people they despised(read: were jealous of).
It’s all just a superiority complex to mask their innate insecurity. It’s why they happily lump Egypt in with the Middle East and completely erase Black Egypt from the picture and instead focus on Arab Egypt.
It’s also why they have taken to dividing Africa into North Africa and “Sub-Saharan Africa” as if everything that is not of the “exotic desert” is inferior and savage.
Taxonomy and classism are just a few of white people’s favorite things to do to make themselves feel like they run shit.

The term “middle east” didn’t even exist before the 1960s.

Bless this fucking post you have no idea the shit I had to go through as a child when I told them I was from Egypt. They’d be like “but you’re black” or the most ignorant of them all would say “Egypt is not a part of Africa, because Africa is full of black people.” I literally got into fights with people about this.

^^ damn. That struggle must have been tough. Not to imply that you don’t constantly face it. :(

story of my blog


Brooklyn Museum used to have artifacts that looked just liked this. And when I was in elementary school, I was under the impression that Egyptians were LIKE middle easterners or arab (because I didn’t know any better and didn’t know to look further). And seeing artifacts that looked like this one above always confused me, they looked like chubby dark skin Asians to me, but I couldn’t understand why they looked like that because at the time, I couldn’t even bring myself (a black child couldn’t grasp this) to realize they were BLACK/African….
Erasure is scary stuff….propaganda is scary stuff….

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s1uts:

airedmania:

kemetically-afrolatino:

n-g-r-latina:

itsevonhere:

floacist:

People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

Perri: It’s sad but true, so many people don’t believe it. :(

Yup and if you ask the average American they will automatically say The Middle East…

but…

image

how—

image

Look at their lips!

image

This man up there favors my great great granddaddy (I’m of African descent, just so you all know)

image

EYES, NOSE—LIPS AGAIN.

image

I MEAN.

image

OMG. SERIOUSLY.

image

LIKE.

IT SHOULDN’T BE THIS HARD TO GRASP.

White denial.

Remember, around the time white people became obsessed with Egypt and began romanticizing its history, they still were allowed to openly hate POC. They refuse to believe that so much power, grace, and beauty could come from people they despised(read: were jealous of).

It’s all just a superiority complex to mask their innate insecurity. It’s why they happily lump Egypt in with the Middle East and completely erase Black Egypt from the picture and instead focus on Arab Egypt.

It’s also why they have taken to dividing Africa into North Africa and “Sub-Saharan Africa” as if everything that is not of the “exotic desert” is inferior and savage.

Taxonomy and classism are just a few of white people’s favorite things to do to make themselves feel like they run shit.

The term “middle east” didn’t even exist before the 1960s.

Bless this fucking post you have no idea the shit I had to go through as a child when I told them I was from Egypt. They’d be like “but you’re black” or the most ignorant of them all would say “Egypt is not a part of Africa, because Africa is full of black people.” I literally got into fights with people about this.

^^ damn. That struggle must have been tough. Not to imply that you don’t constantly face it. :(

story of my blog

image

Brooklyn Museum used to have artifacts that looked just liked this. And when I was in elementary school, I was under the impression that Egyptians were LIKE middle easterners or arab (because I didn’t know any better and didn’t know to look further). And seeing artifacts that looked like this one above always confused me, they looked like chubby dark skin Asians to me, but I couldn’t understand why they looked like that because at the time, I couldn’t even bring myself (a black child couldn’t grasp this) to realize they were BLACK/African….

Erasure is scary stuff….propaganda is scary stuff….

This entire post

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policymic:

7 lies we have to stop telling about African-American female students

There is a myth that African-American girls generally fare better than African-American boys — that they somehow have it easier. This creates a potentially damaging narrative that may ultimately prevent society from truly empowering these young women.

Here are seven myths that we need to stop repeating when it comes to African-American women and the achievement gap.

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ladybrun:

Hey remember all those Pakistani children saying they were afraid to go to school because they feared being attacked by US drone strikes? no? you only know about Malala Yousafzai? because she was attacked by the Taliban instead of your taxes? oh, okay. 

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standwithpalestine:

Israeli agency bans radio clip naming children killed in Gaza
The Israel Broadcasting Authority banned a radio broadcast made by the human rights organization B’Tselem about children killed in Gaza, claiming its content was “politically controversial.”
You’ll never hear the end of Israeli spokespeople on our television screens offering their condolences, how they “deplore” the loss of innocent lives and how they “don’t target children”, but back in Israel where they show their true character, naming those very kids they’re oh so sorry about would be “controversial”. Welcome to the master of two-facedness and genocide - welcome to Israel.

standwithpalestine:

Israeli agency bans radio clip naming children killed in Gaza

The Israel Broadcasting Authority banned a radio broadcast made by the human rights organization B’Tselem about children killed in Gaza, claiming its content was “politically controversial.”

You’ll never hear the end of Israeli spokespeople on our television screens offering their condolences, how they “deplore” the loss of innocent lives and how they “don’t target children”, but back in Israel where they show their true character, naming those very kids they’re oh so sorry about would be “controversial”. Welcome to the master of two-facedness and genocide - welcome to Israel.

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