Articles Archive for 9 April 2012

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9 Apr 2012
Remembering the Deir Yassin Massacre

On April 9, 1948, members of Zionist paramilitary groups, the Irgun (led by Menachem Begin) and the Stern Gang (led by Yitzhak Shamir), entered the Arab village of Deir Yassin and massacred over 100 men, women and children. Deir Yassin had a population of about 600-750 people, and had a reputation for being a peaceful village. There were also reports of rapes and mutilations.

Excerpt from The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Israeli historian Ilan Pappé:

Irgun and Stern Gang, the Jewish forces, stormed into the village of Deir Yassin on this day 63 years ago, they sprayed the houses with machine gun fire, killing many. They raped and killed some of the women, they gathered the remaning villagers in one place … Continue reading

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9 Apr 2012
Yousef Ikhlayl and Trayvon Martin - They Were Both Seventeen

Article from the Palestine Telegraph

Kuwait, (Pal Telegraph) – The Palestinian struggle once again relates to oppression of others, this time the case is the murder of Trayvon Martin.

for those whom are unaware of Trayvon’s case, Trayvon; a teenager of African American origin was found on February 26th dead from a fatal gunshot wound in Sanford, Florida. George Zimmerman whom shot Trayvon tells the police that he had acted in self-defense, Zimmerman was armed with a handgun while Trayvon had a bottle of ice tea and skittles.

The police took Zimmerman’s words and did not arrest or administer a drug/alcohol test and he is left to go back to the … Continue reading