Asked by Anonymous Anonymous

Chooch, I feel I'm horribly uneducated on the Israel/Palestine situation. :( I mean, I understand the basic conflict, but I know there's much more to the issue and I have no idea where to start looking. Are there any links/articles/videos on the topic that you've found particularly accurate or informative? Zayn's tweet definitely makes me want to learn more on this issue.

goodladnicelittlebody:

Here is one of the biggest benefits to having zayn tweet this; uninformed people decide to figure out what’s going on. Unfortunately, I’m not the best person to talk to about this, but I’ll try my best. I also know that twerk-it-larry is pretty informed on the situation and has faced it first hand.

So, Zayn Malik tweeted this today:

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Some history:

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Until1946, Palestinians lived all over the country, some Jewish people did too, and they actually lived pretty peacefully.

After WW2, the British, finding that Jews felt unsafe in Europe, decided to establish Israel as their state. Over a million fled to Israel from 1948-1970.

Here’s some more history.

Here’s a video.

Here’s a post about some of the ways Palestinians are discriminated against.

Here’s whats happening now:

The current escalation was caused when 3 Israeli teenagers were kidnapped while they were found on Palestinian land. Israeli government was quick to blame Hamas, the people in power in Palestine, they later admitted that that it was a lone act, in other words, Hamas wasn’t involved. In other words, you could make the argument that Israel blamed Hamas in order to justify the planned attack.

Further, the Israeli government was well aware the teens were dead, but acted as if they didn’t:

Yet for the next two weeks authorities put on a phony rescue effort, instituted a gag order to prevent the public from knowing the truth and rallied the Jewish domestic and diaspora populations in anticipation of their move against Hamas.

Sad.

The death toll is approaching 1,000, most of them women and children. That because Israel consistently target, hospitals, and UN shelters

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Israel: 42.

"Israel has the right to defend itself?"

In a nutshell, the conflict is about two peoples, living in peace. One side does something, and the other reacts.

I’m not saying Palestine is innocent in all of this, but they are definitely the disenfranchised population. According to Human Rights Watch:

World Report 2014.

Israeli forces killed more Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and demolished more Palestinian homes than in 2012. Israel continued to build settlements in the West Bank, violating international law. Palestinian security forces in both the West Bank and Gaza enjoyed virtual impunity from criminal prosecution despite credible allegations of torture. In Gaza, Israel and Egypt impeded rebuilding of the devastated economy by blocking virtually all exports. Israeli and Palestinian security services in the West Bank and Gaza arrested people arbitrarily and unlawfully restricted people from protesting.

Oh and:

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I have general knowledge of what’s going on, so here are some more links to explore and stay updated:

Haaretz 

PressTV

James Gelvin

Noam Chomsky

Jewish Voices for Peace

*Note: this is really general, I hope its informative, but please don’t let this post be your sole source. Please do your own research, come to your own conclusion.

0mg today jeffrey and mr reedman were debating on this 

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thatisselena:

OK there is ONE thing I ultimately want to do but I know that my mum will never let me do it in a million years so I either have to lie to her/do it without her knowing (which is hard af) and I don’t want to do either 

it’s sky diving btw and I love adrenaline I need to do this but I know mum will never let :( :( :( :( :( :( 

also, we have two months left to send in our applications for uni wtf????

whose going to usydddddddddd :D 

i wanna go usyyyyyddddd !!

today,

whatisselena:

i tried coffee with one teaspoon of sugar (I normally don’t put sugar at all)

and it was so gross

i couldn’t finish it

how do people drink coffee with sugar its not even authentic it tastes so artificial and sweet and ugh

areyouelise

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emily why are you still awake ahahhaha

whereartzhao:

Assignment :D
Sherry what abt you? Hahaha

study for 4u T__T should be sleeping soon tho 

im so tired sdjfaljdflsjflsjdlfjlasdjfiojfd

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jes(s)(l)

letsholdhandstillwedie:

sheerryyydesuu:

so the birth of jess occurred sometime in the easter holidays 

the so beloved jes with the occasion jessl (pronounced jesyl) has grown into jeslflskdjfoiweldadflsjdf 

and it sucks

it sucks tbh 

it really sucks……

g0 aw3y frm hr plz. 

u ovr steid ur waelcum

wow fuck off sherry

i wasnt even referring to you (?????????)

L was bolded before the spam 

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