May 15th 2021
You visit Israel then you help fund Palestinian children being bombed, shot, put in cells for the rest of their childhood! I know because I, unfortunately, witnessed a child of nine or ten get shot during clashes on the edge of Ramallah on my second visit to Palestine. I know because I spoke to so many Palestinian adults who have been shot and wounded when they were a child as well as talking to other adults that have spent their childhood in prison because they threw a rock or were thought to have thrown a rock at Israeli forces. Also, in many cases, their fathers have been in Israeli prisons and tortured. Apartheid Israel is the eighth most powerful nation in the world and is funded 3.8 billion annually by the US and supported by the UK as well as arms deals. Israel could crush Gaza in a single night with their weapons and technology. They could wipe out the population of 2 million living in Gaza and still, Israel would make out that they are the victim. Most of the world would make out that Israel is the victim. This is no war or conflict. This is a massacre by a terrorist state. But, it could be a war or conflict if other countries get involved in support of Palestine.
I took this photo on my first visit to Palestine of an Israeli holding high the Palestinian flag directly in front of IOF soldiers during a protest in Bili’n. On two separate occasions, the Israeli’s fired rubber bullets out at both the Palestinians and Israeli’s as we all ran down the road to escape.