Our feature presentation today is an interview of Journalist and author Max Blumenthal conducted on Telesur by Abby Martin. Like many of our broadcasts, we found this on YouTube, and like most of Blumenthal’s presentations, it is loaded with personal observations and analysis from the ground, from Israel, and the West Bank and in this case also Gaza where he was during the last Israeli bombardment of that region in 2014.
If you watch this interview on YouTube, you'll witness video outtakes of Israel’s subjugation of the Palestinian people. The video ends showing an Israeli military tank rolling into the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. Over a loudspeaker system an Israeli soldier shouts the following, which is translated from the Arabic: “People of Aida Camp. We are the occupational army. You throw stones and we will hit you with gas until you die, the children, the youth, the old people. You will die. We won’t leave any of you alive. We have arrested one of you, he is with us now, we took him from his home, and we will slaughter and kill him while you watch, if you keep throwing stones. Go home or we will gas you until you die. Your children, your families, everyone. We will kill you. Listen to me, all of you go home. It’s better for you.” The video ends with the sound of a rifle shot.
Before that, We begin with a portion of an interview with Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah, conducted on Al Jazeera English last December 26. Abunimah responds to the UN Security Council’s resolution condemning the continuing Illegal development of settlements on occupied Palestinian land. You will remember that the United States unexpectedly abstained on the vote, much to the consternation of Netanyahu.
And afterward, in light of all of the hideous wrongs that Donald Trump's thugs are cooking up, we comment, and quote an article by Palestinian journalist Nadia Elia, on resisters' growing awareness of intersectionality.
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This Week In Palestine 2-5-2017
Max Blumenthal on Palestine's Rebellion, Israel's Fascism