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Israel Plans To Defy International Law and Annex The West Bank

Israel was on the news for planning to annex large parts of the West Bank which has been occupied by Israel since the 1967 Israeli-Arab war. Israel took control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan in the war.  The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast.

Annexing is when a state unilaterally declares a piece of land outside its borders as part of its own territory. Saddam Hussain annexed and invaded Kuwait, which lead to the first Gulf war. Annexation is a violation of international law.

Palestinians want to establish a state comprised of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Annexation by Israel could spark a third Intifada which is the term for Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation. The first Intifada lasted for nearly six years and the second one lasted for about four years.

Israel has already annexed East Jerusalem which is seen by the international community to be occupied territory since 1967. It is the innocent Palestinian people who are the victims in this conflict as they are living under a brutal occupation and need our financial and political support. The Gaza Strip for example, is the most densely populated area in the world and 38 percent of Gaza’s population live in poverty.

Rochdale Residents Raise More Than £300,000

In other news, a group of people from Rochdale started a fundraising campaign for the disaster in Yemen where two million children are suffering from malnourishment and 24 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 

Their initial target was £1000 but within 24 hours of starting the campaign they managed to raise a massive £30,000. Encouraged by the response, they decided to expand the campaign to include Oldham, London and Leicester. 

Over the space of two weeks they have raised an amazing £309,000 which will feed more than 12,000 families for a month. Oldham has contributed £120,000 of the grand total which is still increasing day by day.

It was started by a group of friends who had seen the news and were concerned for the Yemeni people. They could never have imagined the response they would get from generous donors from all over the UK and abroad. Something that started as a small campaign among friends and family has snowballed into a nationwide campaign.

Lockdown Eased in UK

Finally, the Lockdown has been eased further in the UK. So hotels, pubs, and cinemas and restaurants in England can now reopen. The social distancing rule has changed from two metres to one metre. It has been a hard few months but as a nation we will come through this pandemic stronger than ever. It is a defining moment in history, a story to be narrated to our grand children.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. As Jews have a knack for making lots of money in America, BDS may not be very effective, they use the Hollywood industry and they invented interest. They aren’t in powa ther, but need to harm someone, because of being subject to genocide. This pain never goes. Even if you forgive, it’s in our nature to oppress and counter. So, they pick on Muslims to enact their pain. I don’t hate them, for everyone does things, good or bad, but they need someone to do it to.

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  2. At least as an ethical option, BDS shows we care about justice and fighting oppression!

    #JusticeForPalestine#JusticeForAll#BoycottIsrael

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  3. Lockdown never realli affected me much, but I did stil feel trapped. I started gardening, and it has taught me patience and peace inside. (I would recomend it to people who feel trapped. I also game, and this paradox does get confusing, but it’s quite a Collab, innit?

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  4. People just need to open their eyes n see without the propaganda of TV. Just question why Muslims are never on TV, when at school to university, Muslims seem humble and kind people. Why is it that it’s always Muslims in pain? Why are Muslims accused of crimes they never comitted? Palestine, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq and now yemen. The list goes on and on since the time of our beloved prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It’s great to see that muslims living in rich countries like this one can actually help our destitute brothers, sisters, mother’s and father’s, children, all over the world!

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  5. Palestine is the third most sacred place after the Kaaba and the Prophet’s mosque. Where the mosque (masjid) Al aqsa and the dome of the rock is. Israel doesn’t allow people to pray there, and when they do, soldiers would infest the place. As Israel is surrounded by Muslim nations, if they do what they did at the sabra and shattilla refugee camp, it will definitely be the last straw.

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