voeu-a-l-univers asked:

Palestines don't want peace. They shouldn't get a state. Long live Israel.

You’re thinking backwards. 

Your starting point should be the fact that the state of Israel is built on stolen Palestinian land, founded on terrorism and genocide. It should not exist.

“Palestines don’t want peace”? Right of course, because they absolutely love living under Israeli occupation, constant terror and starvation. 

*Palestinians

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روحت من الجامعة لقيت بستنا بتتقاتل مع بس ثاني ,
وإكتشفت إنو إبنها اللي هرب من البيت ب فترة الحَرب الأخيرة

فِي أحسن من هِيك إستقبال ؟؟ هههههه

More Palestinian civilians have died as a result of the conflict with Israel in 2014 than in any year since 1967, according to a UN report which called for restraint on both sides.

The report, published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Thursday, notes that due to summer 2014 hostilities in the Gaza Strip known as Operation Protective Edge more than 2,220 Palestinians, including 1,492 civilians lost their lives.

A total of 513 children were among the dead, the report notes.

In what the report called the “worst escalation of hostilities” since the Six-Day War in 1967, 71 Israelis were also killed, 66 of whom were soldiers.

The OCHA urged both sides to follow international law during future spikes in hostilities to minimize or avoid civilian casualties.

“All parties to the conflict… must fulfill their legal obligations to conduct hostilities in accordance with international law to ensure the protection of all civilians and to ensure accountability for acts committed,” it said.

In addition, the report notes that Gaza witnessed a huge spike in internal displacement, with 500,000 people displaced at the height of last summer’s hostilities. Some 100,000 people remain displaced throughout Gaza.

Violence and fatalities in the West Bank including East Jerusalem also surged this year. According to the report, Palestinian fatalities involving Israeli security forces were at their highest since 2007. In total, the West Bank witnessed 58 Palestinian fatalities in 2014, compared to 28 the previous year.

The report suggested that Palestinian armed groups “refrain from the indiscriminate firing of rockets and other projectiles at Israel,” and that Israel also “refrain from launching attacks.”

Meanwhile an Amnesty International report also published Thursday lambasted Palestinian armed groups for their “flagrant disregard” for the lives of Israeli civilians, specifically calling out of the violence of Hamas, who are in control of the Gaza Strip.

The report says, however, that the fact that they “appear to have carried out war crimes by firing indiscriminate rockets and mortars does not absolve the Israeli forces from their obligations.”

Israel took control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 war, and proceeded to build settlements in the captured territory, which have been deemed an illegal occupation by the international community.

A brother from Palestine just started working here. He was telling me and one of the brothers about his travels through the Middle East and we were just staring in awe. Hopefully I can convince him to tell me some stories with my camera shoved in his face lol.

#YEGSaysAhlanWaSalan

A member of the foreign media, left, cries as she embraces her Palestinian news assistant, right, who burst into tears after discovering his family house was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

Edit: Heidi Levine embraces Ashraf al-Masri. “For more than 15 years, al-Masri has been her driver and assistant, and she has grown close to him and his family. In previous Gaza conflicts, he refused her urgent requests to relocate his family until hostilities ended. But last August he agreed, moving his wife and nine children into an apartment near her. A week later, his home in Beit Hanoun was destroyed and his family lost everything.”

Sometimes you meet the funniest people and free spirits on the field in the mostunexpected places.

Salima Smeri, 62 years old, and mother of 6, lives between a tent and a new wooden shelter that were donated by an NGO, east of Qarara village, Gaza Strip. The shelter is not connected to electricity, and the roof is with zinc so it will be very hot in the summer.

She was laughing so hard despite her situation and uncertain future, saying that she would like to be a journalist to be able like me to go everywhere.

She insisted I took a photo in the green area, to show the beautiful spring in Palestine.

Photo taken on 26.03.2015
By Anne Paq

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Eleven year-old Alaa lost her 7-months pregnant mother along with her brother and another eight members of her family in a recent Israeli attack on Gaza. Alaa was injured and transfered to a hospital in Jerusalem. After recovering, she came back to Gaza. On Mother’s Day, she visited her mother’s grave with some flowers and a letter reading: “Mom, this is for you.”
الطفلة آلاء أبو زيد من رفح جنوب قطاع غزة تقضي عيد الأم عند قبر والدتها وأشقائها الشهداء التسعة الذين ارتقوا خلال حرب غزة 2014

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Wheelchair bound in Gaza: Wheelchair-bound Palestinian student teacher Ahmed al-Sawaferi, 25, gives a class at an elementary school in Gaza City, March 18, 2015. Al-Sawaferi, said that he lost both legs and his left arm in an Israeli air strike in 2008. Al-Sawaferi, a father of two children, is due to hold a B.A in Islamic studies after finishing his last university semester in June this year.

REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian girls play at their family’s house, that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa.