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The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
The Occupation of Palestine
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The Occupation of Palestine

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Brief powerpoint presentation on the history and current situation of the occupation of Palestine

Brief powerpoint presentation on the history and current situation of the occupation of Palestine

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  • 1. Right of Return
    Sharen Abdallah
    Tasneem Abdallah
    Rawan Dissi
    Crystal Garibay
    Rochelle Rich
    Ana Rueda
    Yesica Ruiz
    Abelardo Vazquez
    Philosophy 107 FF
    Professor Kuzniar
    May 12, 2009
  • 2. What is the Palestinian Conflict?
    A Palestinian country stolen from a population of 500,000
    86% Muslims, 10% Christian, 4% Jewish
    An illegal occupation that continues until today due to an establishment of a Jewish state
    Zionism
    Biblical ties to the land
    Occupied under British rule; easier access
  • 3. Palestinian Conflict con’t
    Palestinians rights are blatantly diminished :
    1947 UN decides to give 55% of Palestine to a population of 30% Jews
    By 1949, 78% of Palestine was taken over
    800,000 civilians displaced, 369 villages destroyed
    How?
    Widespread killings and massacres took place throughout Palestine
    Bombed highly populated markets
    Booby-trapped cars and toys
    Increased searches
    Imprisonment, rapes, and massacres were also one of the highly used tactics
  • 4. Palestine loss of land, 1947-2000
  • 5. How does the biased media contribute to this conflict?
    “Israel is really fighting a war on two fronts…
    The first is a military campaign being waged in the occupied territories against the Palestinian people…
    The second is a PR campaign being waged here in the U.S. through the American media…”
    Professor Robert Jensen , Journalism University of Texas-Austin
    Associated Press 2004: Study done by “If Americans Knew”
    130.6% of Israeli deaths reported
    108 actual deaths, 141 deaths reported
    66.1% of Palestinian deaths reported
    821 actual deaths, 543 deaths reported
  • 6. U.S. Media Misreported Incidents
    Gaza Violence: January 27, 2009
    CNN told the public that Palestinians broke the cease fire on January 27th
    What the media are not telling the public:
    In reality Israel had violated the cease fire at least 7 times.
    Killing at least 2 civilians
    Injuring at least 5 civilians
    For more information:
    www.ifamericansknew.com
  • 7. Occupation Continues… Crime Against Humanity
    Gaza - overpopulated strip of land
    -1.5 million Palestinians reside
    - 50% children, 75% refugees
    - fenced in, nowhere to go
  • 8. What if your rights were taken away?And you were left with no freedom, protection, no escape!
    Prior Assault: 2yr siege on Gaza
    Lack of:
    Electricity
    Energy
    Heat
    Food
    Medical/Lab Supplies
    Drugs
    Effects of Siege ->
    No protection
    No escape
    No shelter
    No transportation
    No communication
    No freedom of: Movement/Speech
  • 9. the Attack
    – Dec. 27. 08 – Jan. 19. 09
    • Lasted 23 days
    • 10. Planned and deliberate; 1st four minutes, 250 killed
    • 11. Targeted: Civilians
    • 12. Homes
    • 13. Gov’t buildings
    • 14. Orphanages
    • 15. Schools
    • 16. Hospitals; 47 Health Institutions, 15 ambulances, 38 Injured, 16 staff killed
    Total: 1455 Killed
    5300 Injured
  • 17. Aftermath of Bombing
    Wounded
    Killed
    Terrorized
    Destroyed Homes
    More Refugees
    How will they move on ? …
  • 18. Facts
  • 19. Israel’s Justification
    Well, they saw it coming. Hamas fired 2 rockets into Israel, however …
    “Implementation of the current operation had gone 90% according to plan” – Shimon Peres (Israeli President)
    Operation Cast Lead: “A planned attack on the people of Gaza” - Mads Gilbert, Norwegian doctor
    “90% of our bombs have hit the intended target” – IDF
    "Israel's aim was to provide a strong blow to the people of Gaza so that they would lose their appetite for shooting at Israel," Peres said in the Jerusalem Post article. 
  • 20. The Role of the U.S. : What America doesn’t want you to know
    Dishonest Broker: Has allowed Israel to use violence and violate international law
    Massive military, economic & political support
    $$$ 1.6 Billion US tax dollars a day
    Illegal use of U.S. made weapons;F-16 bombs, DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosive), White Phosphorous
  • 21. U.S. Involvement
    United States - one of the leading nations to encourage, facilitate, and arbitrate cease-fire accords between Israelis and Palestinians
    Foster democracy and economic growth in the region
    Obama administration to solidly pursue a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    However, there have been no further improvements
  • 22. Solutions: What Can We Do?
    These war crimes must be stopped
    Collective punishment violates international law; deserves universal condemnation
    Unite against the wrong and evil
    Stand for the good and innocent
    Attend protests, lectures, become
    involved, take action!
    Justice Must Be Served
  • 23. We are forgetting …
    “Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, and justice.” – Baruch Spinoza
    “We should all be reflecting on elevating the situation of our less fortunate brothers and sisters to bring peace to our part of the world that will have a ripple effect that spreads worldwide.”–Cindy Sheehan

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