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  1. 1. I am a Palestinian. Please help me By learning about Me and my people.
  2. 2. Our ancestors had been living in our homeland for thousands of years.But starting in 1945 our homes were taken from us By attacks on us. We did not sell our land.
  3. 3. Most of our land was stolen from us.And we have been put behind hugeWalls that surround us.Some call it a “Giant Prison”.
  4. 4. Our Palestinian children Try to hide to be safe.
  5. 5. And other children try to fight back, to get our homes back,to get our freedom back.
  6. 6. We try to stop the Israelis frombulldozing our homesand our beloved olive trees.We try to stop them from stealingMore of our homeland.
  7. 7. But Israel is much strongerThan we are.
  8. 8. Our people are beaten for protestingThat our land is being taken awayAnd our homes are being destroyed.
  9. 9. Palestinians throw stones because we haveNothing else to show how miserable we are. Our lives have been destroyed.
  10. 10. And we run away when they shoot at us.
  11. 11. Some of us have made home-madeQassam bombs. They shoot at Israel to try to fight back.
  12. 12. But Israel is muchStronger than we are.
  13. 13. Israel attacks us again and again,Year after year…
  14. 14. Our buildings are destroyedFrom the huge Israeli bombs.
  15. 15. Many of us are hurt and wounded.
  16. 16. And some of us are killed…
  17. 17. Palestinian boy run over by an Israeli bulldozer When protesting his home being demolished.
  18. 18. 2 years ago, Israel also bombed ourNeighbor in the north, Lebanon.Nobody stopped it. Lebanese city Before and after Israeli bombing.
  19. 19. Israel claims that itIs defending itself.Israel says that it onlyTargets people whoAre attacking them.
  20. 20. But Israel uses CLUSTER BOMBS,Which kill everyone around them. Cluster bombs are banned by International law because of it.
  21. 21. Why is Israel so strong?Many say it is because of the strongJewish lobby in the USA.“On average, USA gave more thanUS$6.8 million to Israel every dayduring 2007.”- John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt George W Bush with Israel’s Prime Minister Olmert.George W Bush said that the USA is “proud George W Bush with Israeli be Israels closest ally and best friend.”
  22. 22. USA vs Native American “Indians” Israel vs native Palestinians
  23. 23. Who Says That Palestine Is Our Land?“Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the Englishor France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs.What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct.Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestinecan be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home.”- Mahatma Gandhi – Peaceful Ex-Leader of India (1938) "Let us not ignore the truth ... politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves... The country is theirs, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country. - David Ben Gurion (Israeli Prime Minister 1949) "There has been Anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? No. They see one thing: we have come and we have stolen their [Palestinian] country. Why would they accept that?" - David Ben Gurion (Israeli Prime Minister 1949)
  24. 24. Some People Try to Help Us
  25. 25. Even some Jewish Rabbis protest Israel’s injustice.
  26. 26. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SAYS:Human rights defenders working in the Occupied Territories of Palestine are at risk ofattack by Israeli settlers. Amnesty International is concerned at the latest such attackagainst those who seek through their presence to afford protection to Palestiniansand to bear witness to the abuses perpetrated against them by Israeli settlers in thearea. Tove Johansson from Stockholm was with a small group of human rights workers to accompany Palestinian schoolchildren to their homes. The 19-year old Swedish human rights worker had her cheekbone broken by Israeli settlers.
  27. 27. American Rachel Corrie tried to stop Israel The Israeli bulldozer drove over Rachel Corrie.From bulldozing more Palestinian homes.Rachel Corrie was wounded by the bulldozer. Rachel Corrie died in hospital.
  28. 28. American Tom Hurndall wasEscorting Palestinian ChildrenIn 2004 and he was shot in theHead.
  29. 29. Thank you,Rachel Corrie.And thank you,Tom Hurndall.For trying to help us.You are our heroes!
  30. 30. We are the Palestinians.We have lived like this for over 60 years. The more people know, The better the world will be.
  31. 31. We wish that we can all live in peace and harmony. Thanks for reading this.