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socialistwomen Yesterday, April 9, was the 70th birthday of Leila Khaled, Palestinian freedom fighter, revolutionary activist and member of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). Khaled was born in 1944 in Haifa, then British Mandate of Palestine. Her family fled to Lebanon in 1948 during the Nakba, when approximately 720,000 Palestinian Arabs were expelled from their homes. At the age of 15 she joined the radical pan-Arab Arab Nationalist Movement; the Palestinian branch of this movement became the Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine following the Six-Day War in 1967. She is most famous for making the world pay attention to Palestine's plight by hijacking TWA Flight 840 on its way from Rome to Athens in 1969, and attempting to hijack El Al Flight 219 on its way from Amsterdam to New York City in 1970. After the later hijack attempt failed, Khaled was sent to Ealing police station in London after the pilot diverted the plane to Heathrow Airport. She was released on October 1 the same year. Khaled now lives in Amman, Jordan, and has continued her struggle for the liberation of Palestine by becoming a member of the Palestinian National Council, appearing regularly at the Social World Forum and several other events across the world. 6d
  •   droramitay @2domenico2 no thank you. But I'm sure you'll find a nice Palestinian guy who will do it with you one day. Good luck! 5d
  •   socialistwomen @droramitay A: Okay, look here you prawn cracker. The website Remember These Children has documented the deaths of 1,523 Palestinian children and 129 Israeli children since 2000. In other words, 1,394 more Palestinian children have been killed than Israeli children in the last 14 years. A full list of the children, with the circumstances of their deaths, is avaliable on their website. You can count if you don't believe me. However, my point is that it is quite remarkable that you really expect me to believe that Israel killed 1,523 children accidentally. Meanwhile, only 16 indictments have been opened against Israeli soldiers since 2000, according to Israeli human rights group Yesh Din. Yes, 16. If Israel really were concerned about the killings of innocent Palestinians, wouldn't they at least try to bring their killers to justice? Also, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions estimates that 27,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished since Israel's illegal expansion in 1967. Do you really think you can demolish the homes of 27,000 families and still not expect any resistance from their side? Those people have a right to fight against the illegal occupation of their land and the destruction of their homes. And if Israel really cared about Palestine and the Palestinians, why would they even have started that occupation in the first place? 5d
  •   socialistwomen @droramitay B: 3,500 killed Palestinians since 2002? Hahahahaha. Nice try egghead, but if we add just two years and look at the number of Palestinians killed since the start of the Second Intifada in 2000, the number rises to 6,862 killed Palestinians according to Israeli human rights group B'Tselem. Nearly twice as many as the number of killed Palestinians since 2002, according to you, which is quite remarkable even for Israel. The amount of killed Israelis between those years are 1,109. And as I mentioned in previous comment, only 16 Israeli soldiers have had indictments opened against them since 2000 and still you try to fool me that Israel does their best to not harm innocents or has any conscience for Palestine. That is plain bullshit. If Israel really were concerned about the deaths of innocents, how come that they don't even try to compensate their families and friends by bringing their killers to justice?
    Whatever the intention, rockets from Gaza have literally killed 13 people since 2001, which is about two Palestinian families massacred by the Israeli Occupation Forces. And have you seen what Israel's highly advanced military weapons have done to Gaza? I'm sure you have, if not i could send you some pictures of those attacks and we'll see what you have to say about that. 5d
  •   socialistwomen @droramitay C: Really? The Irgun did not target civilians as a whole? I have no fucking words. There is a list of Irgun attacks on Wikipedia, and for "not targeting civilians", they sure carried out a remarkable lot of attacks on beaches, buses, cafes, marketplaces, and of course one at the King David Hotel, in which 91 people were killed, mostly civilians. And let's not forget the Deir Yassin massacre. Let me tell you a few things about the Deir Yassin massacre:
    The militia forces entered the village firing upon the homes of unsuspecting villagers who thought they would be safe because Deir Yassin had entered a non-aggression pact with the ‘official’ Zionist militia called the Haganah. The terrorist forces then proceeded to gather all of Deir Yassin’s inhabitants in one place to kill them in cold blood after raping many women, and then the forces mutilated the bodies of the dead.
    The numbers vary but perhaps up to 170 people were murdered, and that’s not taking into account those that were considered fighters by the Zionist authorities and so not listed as victims of the massacre. Among the dead, there were 30 bodies of babies.
    In his book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Israeli historian Ilan Pappe quotes the following firsthand account of a survivor of the massacre, Fahim Zaydan:
    “They took us out one after the other; shot an old man and when one of his daughters cried, she was shot too. Then they called my brother Muhammad, and shot him in front of us, and when my mother yelled, bending over him–carrying my little sister Hudra in her hands, still breastfeeding her–they shot her too.”
    Fahim Zaydan was 12 years old at the time and shot too when the troops lined up children against a wall and sprayed them with bullets “just for the fun of it”. It’s a wonder she survived.
    But yeah, sure, the Irgun did not target civilians as a whole.
    And the Lehi. Despite their part in the Deir Yassin massacre, they also mimed two trains in 1948; the first attack resulted in the death of 28 British soldiers and the second in the death of 40 people. The Lehi even referred to themselves as terrorists. 5d
  •   socialistwomen @droramitay C: Really? The Irgun did not target civilians as a whole? I have no fucking words. There is a list of Irgun attacks on Wikipedia, and for "not targeting civilians", they sure carried out a remarkable lot of attacks on beaches, buses, cafes, marketplaces, and of course one at the King David Hotel, in which 91 people were killed, mostly civilians. And let's not forget the Deir Yassin massacre. Let me tell you a few things about the Deir Yassin massacre:
    The militia forces entered the village firing upon the homes of unsuspecting villagers who thought they would be safe because Deir Yassin had entered a non-aggression pact with the ‘official’ Zionist militia called the Haganah. The terrorist forces then proceeded to gather all of Deir Yassin’s inhabitants in one place to kill them in cold blood after raping many women, and then the forces mutilated the bodies of the dead.
    The numbers vary but perhaps up to 170 people were murdered, and that’s not taking into account those that were considered fighters by the Zionist authorities and so not listed as victims of the massacre. Among the dead, there were 30 bodies of babies.
    In his book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Israeli historian Ilan Pappe quotes the following firsthand account of a survivor of the massacre, Fahim Zaydan:
    “They took us out one after the other; shot an old man and when one of his daughters cried, she was shot too. Then they called my brother Muhammad, and shot him in front of us, and when my mother yelled, bending over him–carrying my little sister Hudra in her hands, still breastfeeding her–they shot her too.”
    Fahim Zaydan was 12 years old at the time and shot too when the troops lined up children against a wall and sprayed them with bullets “just for the fun of it”. It’s a wonder she survived.
    But yeah, sure, the Irgun did not target civilians as a whole. 5d
  •   socialistwomen @droramitay C continued: So, how does Israel look at groups like these today? For example, there is a Irgun museum in Tel Aviv, a Lehi commemoration monument in Petah Tikva, and a Lehi ribbon, which is awarded to former members of the Lehi “for military service towards the establishment of the State of Israel”. Israel has also issued stamps honoring Lehi founder Avraham Stern, and several former members of both groups later became prominent Israeli politicians, most notably Yitzhak Shamir and Menachem Begin. 5d
  •   socialistwomen @droramitay D: In 1950, then head of Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry Walter Eytan wrote in a private letter that the number of refugees during the Nakba was 800,000. Why would an Israeli politician, who certainly must have known what he was talking about, try to make the number so much higher?
    I don't know if we're looking at the same population survey, but the one I found, done by the British in 1945, states that the population of the British Mandate of Palestine then was 1,764,520; it is perfectly applicable that about 700,000 of them were thrown out of their homes when Israel was established; according to the same population survey, only 31% of the population in Mandatory Palestine in 1945 were Jewish. 5d
  •   socialistwomen @droramitay E: No. First, Lebanon is a democracy as well. Second, let me tell you a few things about Israel’s “democracy”.
    Over Israel’s 66 years, 33 governments have served. Arab or joint Arab-Jewish parties have never been members of any of them. Over those 66 years, there has been around 600 cabinet ministers. How many of them have been non-Jews? Two. Yes, two. Two from approximately 600, and they served for a combined total of about three years. Also, how can a democracy discriminate against, opress, rape and kill people just because of what ethnic group they happen to belong to?
    I found no exact number of human rights reports on Israel, or any other country you mentioned, issued by the UN. If you see the UN as biased then that’s your problem, but one thing that made me laugh extremely hard is the fact that you wrote that I am biased myself if I can’t see that the UN is. So you aren’t biased? Is that why you made up statistics, claimed that the deaths of circa 1,500 children caused by Israel were accidents, lied about the number of people expelled from their homes in the Nakba and denied that the Irgun and Lehi groups were terrorists when one of them even REFERRED TO THEMSELVES as terrorists? Hahaha, you're a living joke. 5d

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middleeast2013 Yarmouk Refugee Camp, Syria update: The SAA will go into Yarmouk to liberate the area with the help of PFLP-GC, Jabhat Al Nusra and FSA will be wiped out. 60,000 residents of Yarmouk have been evacuated and are waiting in Damascus for the liberation. 7d

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Normal Freja Wedenborg
frejawborg I just FaceTimed #Leila Khaled!! Read the exclusive interview with the #PFLP legend at her 70th birthday now at #Arbejderen #communist #revolutionary #awesome #legend #icon 1w

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cayimasekeratspinoza on aug 29 1969, down with imperialism, zionism and israel! #leilakhaled #hijacker #pflp "I know it (freedom) is not going to happen in the near future, but I am fighting nevertheless." 1w

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  •   melikossss I already miss that place, can't imagine how you should feel.... 2w
  •   standwithpalestine @melikossss it's hard to see a place properly as home when you've never been there, hopefully one day I'll see Palestine ️ maybe we'll see each other there who knows hahah 2w
  •   melikossss Who knows! Allahu alem. I hope you someday you will be able to travel or live there properly.. Take care thank you for the good conversation! 2w
  •   standwithpalestine @melikossss thank you too! 2w
  •   haidar71 @melikossss al quds is Jerusalem in arabic 2w
  •   shahirahtham Well the whole compound is called al-aqsa mosque, it is including the dome of the rock and the jame3 al-aqsa which u wrote as alaqsa mosque. 2w
  •   shahirahtham When I was there, I saw the people even praying at the garden, not inside the dome and not even the jame3, i was told by my tour guide that even the garden is consider as the alaqsa mosque. It is verg big area. Oh btw, my tour guide is a Palestinian that live in Jerusalem. So i guess he knows better. 2w
  •   prideofpalestine The combo is called AlAqsa Mosque then there is the dome of the rock.. Then there's AlAqsa prayer hall (musalla or jame3 as @shahirahtham said ) the whole are is the mosque and prayer is allowed everywhere, that is why it's a very big deal to the Muslims when Israelis enter the grounds, @melikossss it's actually not referred to as alquds if you are directly speaking about the mosque.. But all over palestine if someone has the intentions of going to pray in the mosque or is planning to visit the mosque, then they refer to the direction they're heading in as AlAquds.. I can see it would be confusing.. I hope I helped 4d

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X-Pro II Ahmad El-Khatib
abu_shlomo نحمل جبهتنا #للنصر و تبقى #ثورتنا #حمراء #PFLP 3w
  •   ameer_damdom رغم انف الحاقدين والمزاودين 3w

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  •   droramitay Only for Palestinians: A person who hijacked two civilian airplanes at gunpoint is considered a hero. Only for Palestinians. ONLY for Palestinians! 4w
  •   flyancient @droramitay deal with it. 4w
  •   elehuracan7 She didn't hurt anybody and she is not an hero for Palestinians only , but for people all around the world!!!!!We love you Leila and Palestine will soon be freed from the oppressor insha'Allah 2w
  •   taratopsy @droramitay only for zionists is raping pillaging stealing land torturing heroic acts for Israelis! Only for Israelis !!! 2w
  •   taratopsy VIVA LEILA KHALED FREE PALESTINE NOW 2w
  •   runwhitit 1w

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elinaenlai "Whenever I go to your place I expect to hear music with #PFLP , nepali #maoist music, or at some times throat singing or revolutionary music from #Japan etc, then all of a sudden I remember; Oh right, Elina likes crustpunk, electropop, reggea and hiphop too! It is always such a shock!!!" -Pauline 1mon
  •   elinaenlai I am not your slave, neither your cook 1mon

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