To Palestine with Love, Honoring the Youths
By Brenda Norrell of Censored News.
In the movies, the good guys always seem to make it out alive, conquering all odds. But that is not the case in real life, especially in Gaza. Today Censored News honors the youths murdered in Palestine and the Indigenous Delegation from the US who went to Palestine.
We remember Rachel Corrie, 23, run over by an Israeli bulldozer and Tom Hurndall, 22, shot in the head by an Israeli sniper. Their lives are remembered with the countless Palestinian children and youths who have been murdered during the war carried out by Israel and the US on Palestine.
President Obama asked for $3 billion this year in the United States continued military aid to Israel, as the US economy collapses. The Huffington Post reports, “During the Bush Administration, Israel killed at least 3,107 innocent Palestinian civilians, according to the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem. Israel also injured thousands more innocent Palestinians and destroyed billions of dollars of Palestinian civilian infrastructure including homes, schools, factories, government buildings, and even Palestine’s only airport. The severity and scale of this killing and destruction were made possible by hi-tech U.S. weapons provided to Israel at taxpayer expense.”
In the US, the Israeli apartheid contractor Elbit Systems, the Israeli defense contractor providing surveillance at the Palestine border, was subcontracted by Boeing for spy surveillance in the construction of the US/Mexico border wall.
Around the world, youths offer hope.
An Indigenous Delegation to Palestine, from Kansas and California, in 2009 said, “There are lots of connections between the indigenous communities in the United States and the Palestinian community: both the corporations and governments that have oppressed them and the strategies of resistance that they’ve used to fight back.”
Censored News honors these youths for making a difference.
Posted on March 16, 2010, in Civil & Human Rights, Imperialism & Colonialism, Indigenous Struggles, Youth Struggles and tagged The Middle East. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on To Palestine with Love, Honoring the Youths.