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Despite Israel's Wars, Ethnic Cleansing, and
Hatred, Palestinians Continue to Grow in Number
By Fayez Rasheed
PIC, Al-Jazeerah, CCUN,
December 7, 2015
|A Palestinian girl flying a
kite colored as a Palestinian flag with the love symbol.
They’re killing our people in genocides, they’re torturing and
arresting our children and they’re burning them alive. Israelis wish for
the Palestinians to disappear from the face of the earth, so that they may
rest, but we will not grant them any of their wishes. They hate Arabs and
Muslims and the whole religion of Islam. They even tried to exploit the
terrorist attack that hit Paris. A spokeswoman for Israeli Minister of
Housing, Nira Yadin, attacked the holy Qur’an, desecrated and abused it
verbally, connecting one of its verses to the events in Paris.
Palestinian Mizan organisation for human rights called for an
investigation of Yadin and for her to be fired from her position for her
racist anti-Muslim remarks and slander against the Qur’an in saying that
its verses are an incitement to violence. “Nira Yadin, journalist and
spokeswoman for Minister of Housing Yoav Galant, said on social media that
‘what happened in France comes from chapter number 18 of the Koran’
[sic],” said Mizan. “We condemn such hateful statements and the
underestimating of the Qur’an, and we consider these statements to be
racist, exceeding all red lines when it comes to freedom of expression.”
The Mizan statement added the group’s belief that Yadin’s statements
violate the religion of Islam and the emotions of Muslims.
budget for the Israeli army takes up a huge portion of government
spending, at the expense of public services. The published general budget
of the state of Israel reveals the ongoing racial discrimination against
Palestinian citizens. Representatives of Arab municipal and rural councils
are expected to demonstrate in front of the Knesset against the financial
crisis from which they are suffering. Israel’s general budget for the
current year and next is between $93 and 96 billion, of which $16 billion
is allocated to the ministry of defence. Further millions are spent on
border guards, who are part of the police and thus come under the ministry
of the interior. Illegal settlers and the settlements take another large
slice of public money. According to recent research, one third of the
Israeli budget is usually spent on war and occupation policies.
Israeli sources reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his
visit to Washington last week to lobby for an increase in US military aid
from next year instead of 2019. The sources claim that the official US
response is “positive”. Israel receives $3.1 billion annually from the
United States as fixed military support; this does not include the
hundreds of millions of dollars that Washington spends on the projects to
develop weapons and military equipment. Israel is now demanding an
increase to $5 billion per annum.
Meanwhile, other official
statistics report that 4,597 births were registered in the Gaza Strip
during the month of October; an average of 148 babies a day. Figures
released by the Interior Ministry in Gaza show that the distribution of
births is greater in the Gaza governorate, at 2,092, and Khan Younis
governorate, with 971. The Central, Rafah and Northern governorates had
575, 537 and 422 births respectively.
People should take note of
all of this information. For while the Israelis and their allies seek to
wipe the Palestinians off the face of the earth, and are spending huge
sums on genocidal massacres and ethnic cleansing in order to do so, our
people keep producing babies.
Our numbers continue to grow as we
continue to struggle for our rights, despite the best efforts of Israel and
the billions it allocates towards its wars and occupation.
(Translated by MEMO from Arabi21)
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