The fury Trump’s spinelessness for Israel (by granting them their Capital in Jerusalem level recognition) has unleashed protest which has been ruthlessly put down by IDF snipers.
When you require military snipers to subdue protest, your proximity to fascism is almost indistinguishable.
The level of force required by Israel to maintain control over their illegal occupation of Palestinian land puts them in a place morally and ethically that requires antiapartheid level resistance from the rest of us.
We can not stand by and watch Israel butcher Palestinians with this level of animosity and be silent…
The Israeli army killed dozens of Palestinians at the Gaza border Monday as the Gazans’ six weeks of demonstrations — and attempts to breach the border fence — heightened to protest the U.S. Embassy’s historic move to Jerusalem.
The Gaza Health Ministry said 55 Palestinians had been killed by Israeli gunfire Monday, making it the bloodiest day of the protests by far, as Israeli security officials had predicted.
…this is a massacre and borders on war crime.
If NZ wishes to be an independent voice on this despicable event, we must close Israel’s embassy and look at travel restrictions for the IDF here in NZ.
Many members of the IDF travel to NZ after their compulsory service to ‘chill’ out after their tour of spite.
Do we really want to give haven and restoration to abusers of human rights when those they persecute rot in Palestine?
One thing is for certain, Lorde made the right call.