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Palestinian Oppression: Official Israeli Policy

Palestinians have endured decades of ruthless oppression.

by Stephen Lendman

Born in blood, Israel's been drenched in it since. Its agenda reflects racist state terror ruthlessness. 

"Can you hear the sound of injustice," asked Palestine Solidarity Campaign's Alexei Sayle , saying:

"To me the behavior of Israel and the uncritical support it gets from western governments is like" a destructive force harming bodily organs.

Its sound resonates "24 hours a day and poisons the whole world with its malignance." Palestinians bear the burden, besieged Gazans and thousands of political prisoners most of all. More below.

"Let's make 2012 the year that injustice ends," says Sayle. The world can't wait nor should it. Injustice to anyone harms everyone.

For Palestinians, it's a way of life. Daily oppression terrorizes them. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) publishes weekly reports documenting it.

Its latest March 1 one said dozens of Israeli security forces "attempt(ed to storm) the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem while Palestinian worshippers were inside" praying.

Systematic terror attacks occur regularly. They include bombing and shelling Gaza, killing civilians, middle-of-the-night neighborhood incursions, attacking peaceful protesters, and daily arrests. 

Thousands of political prisoners reflect them. Many resist heroically. Hunger striking is their weapon of choice. Khader Adnan preferred death to unjust detention. Hana Shalabi joined his struggle for justice. 

On March 4, the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association twittered: "Hana Shalabi enters day 18 of hunger strike as military judge prepares meeting to decide on confirming her administration detention."

On March 2, she expressed determination to refuse food to highlight Israeli injustice against all Palestinian prisoners, especially those held uncharged under administrative detention.

On March 1, Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) lawyer Fawwaz Ash-Shalloudy visited her. She explained her horrific ordeal, including extreme prison harshness to break her spirit and force her to ingest food.

She refuses. She's determined to persist. She wants her message delivered and heard. Her health's deteriorating as a result. Justice takes precedence.

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