Brokered by Egypt to end the conflict between Israel and Palestine, a ceasefire was announced to the world to go into full force and effect at 2 AM May 21st. To celebrate, Israel attacked the worshippers in this Friday’s mosque at Al Aqsa, one of Islam’s holiest places, using stun grenades and gas bombs, wounding at least 20 worshippers.
More sophistry than ceasefire, this Have-Your-Cake-and-Eat-It kind of dodge is one of Israel’s favorite gambits.
Every year Israel receives $3.8 billion from the U.S. in military aid. Additionally Biden has asked for $735 million more, allowing Israel to purchase weapons with the money the U.S. gives them. (Does this sound to you like a touch of onanism?)
Let’s see what your tax dollars bought in this latest war (which the media whitewashes as “clashes”):
• World Press, Aljazeera and Associated Press multi story al-Jalaa building in Gaza completely destroyed.
•Some 243 Palestinians slaughtered, including at least 66 children in just 11 days..
•Wounding at least 6,300 Palestinians.
•74 Government buildings, 3 mosques, 66 schools, 16,800 housing units destroyed, displacing more than 120,000 Palestinians who are now homeless.
•Eviction of 13 long established families from Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood., who are now homeless.
It’s a lot of bang for your buck (what Netanyahoo hails as “exceptional success”):
|News building goes down in flames|
|Gaza house destroyed, people displaced|
|Gaza housing units destroyed|
|6-year-old-child rescued from collapsing building|
If you share my views, you might prefer your tax dollars go to more life-sustaining line items such as schools, hospitals, after-school playgrounds, the arts such as music, dance, theater, visual art, etc. healthcare, housing for the homeless., and other benefits that restore meaning and dignity to human life.
BLOCK military aid to Israel.
RESPECT Palestinian Human Rights.
BAR all military aid that enables human rights abuses.
DEMAND Biden hold Israel’s apartheid govt. responsible.
BEND your congresspersons’ ears to cut off all aid to Israel.
DONATE to provide food, hygiene kits to Gaza..
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