gaza conflict

OKAY BUT GUYS I HAVE AN IDEA

New viral campaign to raise awareness: The Blood of the Innocents Bucket Challenge!!!

What u do:
-Buy one of those gallon containers of fake blood that are extremely cheap any time of the year that’s not October
-Drain it’s contents into a bucket
-Set that bucket in the sun so it gets good n warm
-Challenge at least three of your friends to partake as well!
-Fire up your camera to record this stuff so you can share it with all your buds online
-DUMP THAT GOREY RED GOODNESS ALL OVER YOUR HEAD AND LET IT FLOW DOWN YOUR BODY INTO THE STREETS IN TRUE HORROR-FILM FASHION!!

Or: You can avoid this gruesome fate by instead donating to help Palestinian Children who are being displaced and even killed by the relentless airstrikes and violence in Gaza.

http://www.pcrf.net
http://www.unicefusa.org/gaza
http://www.map-uk.org

There’s no question that the way that the American media covers this conflict is based on the principle that Israeli lives are just inherently more valuable than Palestinian lives,“ he told HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill in an interview Monday. "It takes probably 50 Palestinians being killed to get anywhere near the attention of, say, an elderly Israeli woman being frightened in her home and having some kind of a medical problem because of the trauma.”
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Glenn Greenwald, on giving an F on the U.S Media’s coverage on Gaza conflict in the “The Intercept”.

Read more here

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The third illustration for Leiden University the Hague’s Political Arts Initiative which hopefully will be published up there sometime today. Find the larger full-view here. About the drawing: 

A tally of 162 faces for 162 deaths in Gaza.

No one seems to know the precise death count for sure. When someone said “one hundred and sixty-two” it was a precise number, so I stuck to that for this drawing. This is because the news is the worst when they say how many people were killed and they only need three seconds to say it.

A small drawing of a human face doesn’t say very much about a human life.  Each face required individual attention and consideration. This took several hours, rather than several seconds. Now their imagined faces take up space for them to be considered people again. 

thetrendbible  asked:

Congrats on your results! Could you please inform me on the situation going on in Gaza? I have a rough idea but maybe if you could give me more detailed information? Xx thanks :)

THANKS SO MUCH! OKAY I’M GOING TO TRY MY VERY VERY BEST BUT I AM ONLY YOUNG AND NAIVE AND MY SOURCES OF INFORMATION ARE BASICALLY THE BBC AND OTHER NEWS PLACES WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE BIASED TO A CERTAIN SIDE OF THE CONFLICT. THIS ALL IS A MASS OVERSIMPLIFICATION AND I DON’T TRULY UNDERSTAND THE FULL EXTENT OF THE WHOLE POLITICAL SITUATION BUT I DON’T THINK ANYONE DOES SO HERE YOU GO THIS IS WHAT I UNDERSTAND.

The first thing you need to understand that basically everyone has been fighting for control in the Middle East for ages; since back to the crusades era and the conflict is usually based on religious grounds. Today, Israel is Jewish, while Gaze (or Palestine, I shall use the two interchangeably) are Sunni Muslims. While both are Abrahamic religions the two do not get on. 

Basically after World War II, the area wanted independence from Britain and Holocaust survivors wanted an area for the Jewish community away from Europe for obvious reasons. In 1947, the United Nations basically proposed to replace British control of the area with an independent Jewish state, (Israel) and an independent Arab state (Palestine) with the City of Jerusalem to be governed under an international trusteeship arrangement. The Arab community was not happy with this plan and eventually it lead to a civil war which resulted in the Palestinian economy collapsing and 700,000 Arabs loosing their home in the area. When Israel declared itself an independant country in accordance with the UN plan, they declared war on Palestine in 1948, which lead to 50% of allotted territory that Palestine had been given by the UN; other countries/territories occupied Gaza and the West Strip so it was all kind of a big mess and the idea hadn’t gone to plan.

Over the next few decades the two sides had attacks on the other, and in 1967, Israel fully captured Gaza in the Middle Eastern War from Egypt, and withdrew settlers and soldiers in 2005. However, they still exercise a massive amount of power around the borders, water and airspace; additionally there are sanctions over trade and things coming into Gaza imposed by Israel. Many groups feel these are unjustified.

After the 2005 occupation, a group called Hamas emerged and won the June 2007 election; Hamas is often seen as a more extreme group compared to other political parties, and one of their main aims is to ‘destory Israel’. Hamas, according to human rights groups, also closed down numerous press outlets and harassed journalists - so they aren’t really saints either. In fact, the US, EU and Canada call Hamas a terrorist organisation due to attacks and refusal to end the violence. Hamas are one of the groups who believe the sanctions Israel have put on Gaza are unjustified, causing them to send air strikes in what they believe is self defence. Israel have continually put economic sanctions on Gaza, for it’s own security; however due to the lack of natural resources and the economic hardship Gaza faces, many members of the international community condemn this.

Israel hold Hamas responsible for all the attacks from the Gaza Strip and tensions escalated when three Israeli teenagers were abducted and killed on earlier this year; originally Hamas denied the allegations but later their political leader confirmed its members had carried out the killings. In retaliation, a Palestinian teenager was killed on the 2nd July. Five days later, Hamas admitted to firing rockets, killing several members of Israel’s armed forces; the first attack they had claimed responsibility for in 20 months.

As a result loads of rockets have been fired in retaliation since the 8th July; Gaza has been hit with roughly 5200 air strikes and Israel has been hit with just under 4,600- however the main controversy comes from the fact that the majority of the 2104 deaths in Gaza have been civilians. (69%) while in Israel only 73 people have been killed - of them, seven were civilians.

A number of countries have called for a ceasefire, but when both the US and UK have actually been supporting Israel financially , it’s kind of like we are causing the mess. Most peace-talks aren’t successful and around the Middle East, Hamas are losing support from some of its key allies.  Hamas say they will not end the conflict until the blockade (via tunnels and borders etc) has been lifted and has called for an end of Israeli ‘aggression’, while Israel aims for Gaza to be demilitarised, something that those in Gaza will not been keen on.

Yesterday it was revealed that Israel intend on taking Palestinian areas in the West Bank, the largest seize of land in 30 years. The UN has condemned the move, and Philip Hammond the foreign secretary has called for Israel to reverse the move.

That is what I know of the topic. I hope it helped and if anyone is able to provide more information than I can find, it would be really appreciated! Also feel free to correct me on my mistakes!

 

As millions are online sharing information about the Gaza conflict, a social media campaign calling for tolerance is building.

Jews and Arabs around the world have been sharing loving images of coexistence and using the hashtag #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies in an effort to try and change some of the harsh discourse online.

BBC Trending meets the people behind the campaign in this video link….
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28439551

Hey, look, the Israel-Gaza conflict is also about Hamas (in Gaza) attacking Israel

sixpenceee Here’s the links to things happening on the Israel side of the Israel-Gaza conflict.

General disclaimer: I don’t own these photos/videos/articles.

Hamas is a terrorist group that is based in the Gaza strip. They have stated on multiple occasions that their end-goal is the utter destruction of Israel (and in many cases, the destruction of all Jews).

This is a video of a basic rundown of the Israel conflict.

Huffington Post has a really good series of nonbiased articles about what’s going on in the Israel-Gaza conflict.

This reminder that there’s a lot of Hamas rockets that have hit Gaza civilians (that were supposed to be fired into Israel and under-fired their range).

This is an infographic about how Israel has been trying to minimize Gaza civilian casualties (while, not mentioned in the graphic, Hamas is entirely open about using civilians as human shields and “brainwashing” Gaza children into child soldiers).

Political cartoon because the rest of the world seems determined to hate Israel while completely ignoring the fact that Israel is almost constantly under attack from terror.

Another picture. At the bottom is a list of some of the things Hamas has been doing to Israel over the past month.

Yes, I am slightly biased. I think Israel has a right to defend itself. I have family and friends (most of whom are about to join the IDF) living in Israel, and it terrifies me that one day I’m going to look at the news and see their names on the list of the dead. I just want this whole conflict to stop, but in the meantime I’m just trying to bring awareness to both sides of the conflict.

Rant? kinda I guess..?

Ok so recently I’ve been having some really deep emotions towards everything thats going on in the world (Gaza conflict, Ferguson, etc) It has caused me to suffer from nightmares relating to all the goings on. These nightmares have been really intense and have led to me waking up and having panic attacks. I can’t even imagine what these people are going through and I’m not even going to try. If I’m honest I feel a little bit helpless and I hate it. For that reason I want to do something to help these people. I’d like the set up some sort of charity, but I have no idea how to go about that? or maybe do some sort of fundraising thing? I’m not sure, but I do know I want to do something. I know the Have a Hart Day is very successful in doing something for a good cause so maybe something like that, but different? I’m not 100% and it is just an idea so if you have any experience in this sort of thing please contact me as I could do with your help :) you guys are all amazing and I’m sure if we all pulled together we could do something great! 

PLEASE HELP

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Does any one here have family that lives in Gaza? Please let me know whether by message or reply . I really want to send money there but I dont know if it will reach them and I dunno if organisations are really that trustworthy?   I know we should give without thinking these things but I really want the money to even allow one kid to buy a loaf of bread or something for a whole month ?? Besides dua, its the least I can do. 

CAN ANYONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW

Supporting Palestine does not mean I don’t acknowledge what Hamas have done
But Hamas’ missiles don’t hit their targets. Thanks to America Israel has some very advanced weapons.
Israel has attacked three UN shelters. The UN told Israel at least 33 times about the last one including an hour before the missile hit.
Just try and use the human shield argument again cause it’s been proven that it is not the case.
In gaza there is segregation and a lack of resources and their entire lives are ruled by a government they don’t want.
This conflict has been brutal and disgusting. The other day I saw a video on Facebook where Israeli soldiers buried a Palestinian man alive.
Both sides have been at fault but Israel are directly disregarding the UN and it’s shelters.
So before you tell people to do their research before supporting Palestine, maybe you should read up a bit more and not just listen to your American government that has supported Israel and funded this conflict for them for your tax dollars.
Not a matter of supporting either side really but supporting those civilians in the middle of a war they do not want.