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Message from/to Palestinians
By:Mazin Qumsiyeh, Occupied Palestine
Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:38 pm

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”.
George Orwell

Every day here we make new friends who make their way to our museum of
natural history (palestinenature.org) or to whom we speak in other venues.
Monday it was a group from University of Oklahoma, the Korean
Representative and his staff, several drop-in visitors, and at the
French-German Cultural Center in Ramallah. Tuesday, it was a french
delegation of 11 people and three other French Nationals, delegation from
Beit Sahour Women Union, and two visitors from Harvard University. Good
people care and want to learn and to help.

Before this week's links, I share with you an important and uplifting
message to all Palestinians from a great friend: Dr. Ang Swee Chai author
of the book " From Beirut to Jerusalem: A Woman Surgeon With the
Palestinians" an orthopaedic surgeon who volunteered in Lebanon treating
war injuries including during Israel's occupation of Beirut. The book
details her eye-witness account of the Sabra and Shatila massacre in 1982.
Dr. Ang established a British charity known as the Medical Aid for
Palestinians (MAP). Here is what she wrote in brevity and poignancy to us
two days ago:

We know it is not over! The only deaths are the souls of those with
uncaring hearts. They will rot in hell. I have seen Palestinians continue
to rise above every tragedy. What we must do is to continue to support and
stand in solidarity with them. They are a nation of builders and
rebuilders, a people of strength and resilience, of courage and honour. May
we as friends draw inspiration from them and continue to journey on with
them, and not be afraid and faint-hearted.
The dead will be buried and find peace. The wounds will heal. The strength
will return. The young will grow up and lead the struggle. It is not over
until justice is restored, not over till tyranny is defeated, not over till
Palestine is free and all can live in security and dignity. The darkest
hour is just before dawn. Love you all and God bless you all.

Swee
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(another) Message to people of gaza
https://www.change.org/p/the-people-of-gaza-to-the-people-of-gaza-that-march-for-return
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Sanctions on South Africa helped free its black people - it's time for
sanctions on Israel to free Palestinians.
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/gaza_end_the_massacre_32/?ksBhccb

Film by Dr. Rona Sela, an Israeli curator, researcher of visual history and
culture, and lecturer at Tel Aviv University, can help. Rona Sela has made
her 46-minute documentary film ‘Looted and Hidden’ available for free on
Vimeo until 22 May, on the occasion of 70 years Nakba.Rona found stolen and
‘imprisoned’ photos and film footage in the Israeli military archives. The
film features Khadijeh Habashneh and Sabri Jiryis.
https://vimeo.com/213851191 (English subtitles)
https://vimeo.com/257286457 (Arabic and Hebrew subtitles)

What Israeli PM Golda Meir Learned from the Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]
https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/what-israeli-pm-golda-meir-learned-from-the-prophet-muhammad-pbuh.191915/

After Massacre, boycotting Israel is the best way the world can fight back
https://thewire.in/world/after-mondays-massacre-boycotting-israel-is-the-best-way-the-world-can-fight-back

Ministry of "Defense" accidentally reveals British drones firing
thermobaric missiles in Syria
https://dronewars.net/2018/05/02/mod-accidentally-reveals-british-drones-firing-thermobaric-missiles-in-syria/

Stay Human

Mazin Qumsiyeh
A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home
Professor, Founder, and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University
Occupied Palestine
http://qumsiyeh.org
http://palestinenature.org
Join me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/mazin.qumsiyeh.9
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