Epic photo of Palestinian protestor

A’ed Abu AmroMustafa Hassona/Anadolu

❝ Captured on October 22 by Mustafa Hassouna of Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, the photo shows 20-year-old Palestinian A’ed Abu Amro seeming to rise out of the thick of a protest against the Israeli blockade.

He appears in sharp contrast to fellow demonstrators and reporters in protective jackets behind him, all set against a background of black smoke from burning tyres…

❝ “The flag I was carrying is the same one I always hold in all the other protests I’ve attended. My friends make fun of me, saying it is easier to throw rocks without holding a flag in the other hand, but I got used to it.

If I get killed, I want to be wrapped in the same flag. We are demanding our right of return, and protesting for our dignity and the dignity of our future generation.”

It’s been 70 years since the first major takeover of Palestinian homes and farms by the Israeli Army. The protest will not end until peace – and justice – return. Since the Great March of Return demonstrations began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 205 Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave, including journalists and paramedics, and have injured more than 18,000.

3 thoughts on “Epic photo of Palestinian protestor

  1. Update says:

    “UN rejects US-drafted resolution to condemn Hamas : Resolution championed by US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley fails to cross required two-thirds threshold.” (Al Jazeera News) https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/rejects-drafted-resolution-condemn-hamas-181207030621455.html “Ali Abunimah, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, an independent online news publication, said the failure of the proposal was significant.
    “This resolution was really just an attempt to weaponise the UN against the Palestinian people, against their legitimate rights,” he told Al Jazeera.
    “The resolution itself was just transparently Israeli talking points – it didn’t mention the military occupation, the siege of Gaza, Israel’s daily attacks against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. I think the world saw through it and they rightly rejected it.”
    The Gaza Strip, home to two million Palestinians, has been under a crippling Israeli blockade for more than a decade.”

  2. Update says:

    Israel approved the construction of 6,000 new homes for Israeli settlers and 700 new homes for Palestinians in an area of the occupied West Bank where it has full control.
    The announcement by an unnamed Israeli official on Wednesday came ahead of an expected visit to Israel by United States envoy Jared Kushner to discuss a White House plan for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.
    The approvals are for the West Bank’s Area C, which is under Israeli security and civilian control and where its settlements are located. It accounts for more than 60 percent of the West Bank, the Palestinian territory that would form part of a future Palestine state under the so-called two-state solution.
    Settlements are illegal under international law and are major stumbling blocks to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. They are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.
    More than 600,000 Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, which is seen as a major obstacle to peace between Israel and the Palestinians. They live alongside some three million Palestinians. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/israel-approves-6000-homes-israeli-settlers-west-bank-190731084510171.html

  3. Mike says:

    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said she will launch a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.
    The announcement by Fatou Bensouda on Friday was welcomed by the Palestinian leadership as a “long overdue step” but prompted an angry response by Israel. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/icc-investigate-alleged-war-crimes-palestinian-territories-191220143949348.html
    Israel and its ally the United States have both refused to sign up to the court, which was set up in 2002 to be the only global tribunal trying the world’s worst crimes, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
    December 20, 2019: Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the Situation in Palestine, and seeking a ruling on the scope of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction https://www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/item.aspx?name=20191220-otp-statement-palestine

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