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I understand the impetus behind the counting of children and female casualties. The killing of innocents in Gaza by Israel’s war machine is a crime. But Palestinian men are victims of Israeli state terrorism too. Let’s not repeat the logic of the war on terror, where only children and women can be victims but men (including boys over 15, sometimes 13) are always suspects and thus somehow they share in the blame of their own death. This is the gendering of the War on Terror: our men and boys are inherently dangerous and are merely the potential for violence encased in human flesh.



Furthermore, every woman who lives and loves and loses and struggles within Israel’s military occupation and siege is a revolutionary. You do not have to pick up a gun in Gaza to be a revolutionary or an “enemy” of Israel. You just have to be alive and to insist on living. After all, isn’t that point of settler colonialism?

Maya Mikdashi   (via empirescollapse)
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standwithpalestine:

You’ll notice one recurring theme at pro-Israel rallies (more like parties - no, really, click this fucking link my friends): smiles and laughter. They have little or nothing to mourn.  It’s a show of power and pride and happiness over the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. They’re not protesting - they have everything. $3.1 billion in military aid from the US per year and complete and utter domination over Palestinians.

standwithpalestine:

You’ll notice one recurring theme at pro-Israel rallies (more like parties - no, really, click this fucking link my friends): smiles and laughter. They have little or nothing to mourn.  It’s a show of power and pride and happiness over the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. They’re not protesting - they have everything. $3.1 billion in military aid from the US per year and complete and utter domination over Palestinians.

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banglebanger:

This outfit was inspired by the Balmain Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear Collection (x)

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