Repost: The Blatancy of Apartheid   Leave a comment


Here‘s another good post from Mondoweiss. It captures a bit of the daily grinding humiliation of being a Palestinian in Israel/Palestine. US public discourse equates all Palestinians with terrorists (How many times have I heard, “Both sides do bad things”?). But the conflict isn’t made up of sides, it’s made up of people. And to me it’s starting to look like some people are going through a slow motion process of ethnic cleansing.

The largest impression of all: These people have no freedom of movement. It takes hours to make a 10 mile trip, and none of the thoughtful city planning that Jews get in West Jerusalem is extended to the Palestinians. No, they must be constrained at every turn, and choked, so they want to fly away. I would fly away. I’d move to the Gulf, I’d go to Europe, I’d give up.

 

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Posted 07/28/2012 by reluctantliberal in Repost

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