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Occupation Hell in Palestine

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He blamed Zionist power for unspeakable abuses against an entire people. It's gone on far too long. In his book " Freedom Next Time : Resisting the Empire," Pilger referred to a "five and a half decade cover-up of Israel's oppression of the Palestinians." It's now nearly six and a half decades.

Jonathan Scott wrote about "The n-wordization of Palestine." He quoted Malcolm X asking "What do you call a Black man with a PhD? n-word." 

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Things haven't improved because Washington blocks all efforts to do it. Conditions in America today are worse than Malcolm contested.

On September 19, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) headlined Occupied Lives: Nothing left to hope for." It discusses thirty-eight year old Youssef Abu Mghasib. He owns 10 dunums of Deir el Balah farmland.

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It's in central Gaza. It's just beyond Israel's unilaterally imposed 300 meter buffer zone. He grows olives and vegetables. At least he did but not now. He's married with nine children. They live in his home with his mother and sister. It's about 500 meters from his farm.

On June 12, 2012, Israel lawlessly bulldozed his land. Who knows why. Israel won't say. It reflected decades of institutionalized racism. 

Youssef recalled the horror, saying:

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"I was watering plants on my farm when I heard the sound of the bulldozers and tanks. I could also hear heavy shooting. I was really scared that something would happen to me, so I ran home."  

"The bulldozers came and destroyed all of my olive trees and crushed my vegetables. My irrigation system was completely destroyed."  

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