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Today, finally, Palestine was recognised as a state (essentially) when she was given, “Observer Status”, via the UN.

You could have knocked me over with that proverbial feather.

Certainly, as much as I wanted for Palestine to be recognised, I did not expect it.  I read everything posted (which was not a lot) about the back and forth;  the struggle of Palestine to achieve Observer status, and given what Palestine (Abbas, of the Palestinian Authority) was being pressured to do, such as give-up the right to take Israel to the International Criminal Court for their crimes against humanity, for (at least) Op Pillar of Cloud. 

I really thought Palestine attaining, “Observer Status”,  this would not happen in my lifetime.  It did.  And I am trilled!  I hope it is a stepping stone..  I hope it’s only a short-step toward giving all people of Palestine their freedom.  And I really hope it gives them the right to take Israel to the ICC, today and anytime in the future, when the ILLICIT state again bombs Gaza and murders Palestinians, just because they feel like it.

Of course, I have questions and concerns:

Did Abbas give up the right of Gaza/Hamas to take Bibi Netanyahu (@netanyahu for my twitter follows) to the ICC?  Will Israel ever be forced to stand trial for their latest murders of Palestinian innocents?  I hope Abbas did not give in or give up.  But, I do not yet know the answer to this question.

Will Hamas, the elected leader of the Palestinian people, finally be treated like the humans and leaders that they are?  Or, will they continue to be labeled as “terrorists”?  I think people should look at the truth of Hamas.  Though they were weaponized by Israel, years back, they have acted in the best interest of Gaza and would act in the best interest of all of Palestine, had the Zionist state not completely separated the West Bank from East Jerusalem and, especially,  from Gaza.  I believe this was by design.  Surely, most people see this, too.  For, though the majority of the world does not seem to be aware of this fact, Hamas has been struggling to stop all of those qassams from going into the (Palestinian) no-man’s land or squatter’s territory of what is really occupied Palestine.   If  their, “neighbors” (to put it nicely) are worried about these few qassams, they should just get out of Palestine!

One more time:  Hamas is not responsible for most projectiles fired into the other side of that ever-moving wall of Israel.  Hamas has struggled to catch and jail resistance fighters who do fire-off qassams.  Yet, during, “Operation Pillar of Cloud”, Israeli Occupation Forces and Israel Air Forces targeted these very Hamas policemen and police-stations, when they were not murdering babes and other innocents and not targeting news-media and hospitals and schools.  Isreali Occupation forces targeted women and children, intentionally..  So, what was it Israel and Bibi wanted to accomplish in the latest massacre?  Does anybody have a valid response to this question?

Until the people of the world wake up to the truth that Hamas is far from being a terrorist-organization, Israel will continue to act with reckless abandon.  Israel will keep acting like, “terrorists “, they say they despise and fear.  And until the USA and EU and others, particularly Westerners,  figure this out, the world will continue to be in a terrible state.  Of course, the USA voted against Palestine obtaining this observer-status.  And what did the UK do?  They wimped out and they took the no-vote route;  they abstained.

My wish now, for Palestine, is that the latest recognition by the U.N. will mean more positive accomplishments are on the way.  I hope this will mean the Israeli siege against Palestine will end.  But, I suppose we shall have to take this one step at a time.

For now;  congratulations, to Palestine.  I am sorry my own country’s government sided with the terrorists of Israel.  I am sorry they are puppets to the Zionist regime of Israel and I do hope they will wake up very soon or be voted out, if possible, before much worse happens.

Now, don’t cry, Gaza and Palestine;   for we are with you, at least in spirit.  And, I do believe that much more hope IS on the way.

OUR HEART IS EVER WITH YOU!

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An excellent video by P James Flynn, was posted in youtube and then in twitter, and sent to me.  It comes with a warning of graphic photos that depict violence and the aftermath, including photos of dead children of Gaza, Palestine.  Of course, the people who lay on the metal slabs in these photos, never received warnings.

My heroes are the people of Palestine, and especially Gaza, today.  These mostly young people stayed online or on their cell phones, and posted what was happening in their neighborhoods:

“loud boom”,

“dark, no electricity”,

“cannot sleep;  drones closer”

I read and retweeted these short messages, my heart breaking and the fear growing, for each person I’ve come to know in the past week and those I will probably never know.  I hoped more people, particularly Americans and other Westerners, would think it mattered.  I wasn’t sure if Bibi Netanyahu would ever stop this madness, even while I sent him tweets, insisting he stop this.  Sure, he never read my tweets, but if he had he would have been aware that more people in this world wanted this horror stopped.

The news finally came of a ceasefire, and for the civilians living in Gaza, this could not come soon enough.  I wanted to believe it, but with the sound of drones still circling overhead, over Gaza, I wasn’t sure.  I am still not sure.

For Bibi has not only lost this battle, he’s apparently lost the war (and I hope he’s finally lost his seat!)  Then again, with eighty to ninety percent of Israelis wanting this to continue, it could be the only rationale one could use to predict Bibi’s ouster would be that he did not, “flatten Gaza” (as the most despicable of the Israeli Zionists chanted again and again.)

Today, as has been the case since Cast-Lead Ops,  my heroes are in Palestine.  My heroes are the civilians who stand up, under fire, in the West Bank to say NO MORE.  My heroes are the young ladies and men of Gaza, who continue to put that information out there, in attempts to make it stop.

This is the twitter-link to the video, by @PJamesFlynn:
“History will Say, No More Heroes”.  It’s definitely worth the watch.

http://t.co/Xyy8UZ74