Saturday, February 9

Mazin Qumsiyeh: Six Actions For Palestine

Action 1: Call for participation in Direct Action Saturday and beyond in Palestine: We are the sons and daughters of Canaanites have established Canaan Village on endangered Canaanitic Palestinian land.  We declare that it is our natural right to develop, reclaim, improve, use, and live on all our lands free and without threats from occupiers/colonizers.  Beginning Saturday 9 February, we will have several days of direct work to help farmers in the South West Bank to reclaim and improve agricultural lands.  If interested to help, meet us at Bab Zqaq in Bethlehem at 7 AM Saturday when we will move to the location/s of the work or email us later to find out what is going on and how you can help where on site or off site. We call on people of conscience and media to join us as we work our lands and thus defend it against attempts by foreign colonizers to usurp it. Committee against the wall and settlements, Southwest West Bank. 

Action 2: Palestinians call for a boycott of Israeli diamonds

Action 3: Ask the UEFA to cancel planned finals in Apartheid Israel

Action 4: Sign petition to protect Cremisan area in Bethlehem District from being taken over by Israeli settlers (note also press conference and prayer vigil this Friday)

Action 5: Why Palestine should take Israel to The Hague by George Bisharat, a professor at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law

Action 6: Palestinian Academic and cultural boycott of Israel grow.  Vist PACBI news letter

PS related to Action 5: In the last email I shared reports from UN and human rights organizations about Israeli brutality and war crimes.  I alluded to the Turkish government report on Israeli crimes against the freedom flotilla.  Here is that full report of the Turkish National Commission of Inquiry

Finally, sometimes people say I use strong language.  These are usually people who have not been here to see what we see.  Others who have been here will say we are far too nice in our language and that we need much stronger response to the atrocities.  These videos of children Watching their home being demolished by occupiers /colonizers in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem area happened two days ago.  It is one of thousands of similar stories.  The home is demolished by occupiers intent on changing a country from multireligious and multicultural to a “Jewish state”.

Stay human
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

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