Felicia Langer was a Holocaust survivor, a communist, and one of the first Israeli lawyers to defend Palestinian residents of the occupied territories in the Israeli Supreme Court. She died in Germany last week.
The Zionist conquest of Palestine, which began haphazardly in the early 1880s and intensified after the turn of the century, reaching its apogee with British invasion and occupation of the country before the conclusion of World War I, was the inaugural moment of what became known as the Nakba.
It is almost too horrible to imagine. Today, Israeli snipers again opened fire on unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza. So far, 52 are confirmed dead and the death toll will likely continue to climb.
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40 Palestinians have been killed by Israel during the Great Return March demonstrations in Gaza. A majority of those killed were refugees, displaced from their homes during the 1948 Nakba - the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians from territory which became Israel.
Amid thousands of semi-cultivated wheat and barley fields in the area of Abu Safia, east of Jabalia in North Gaza, around 30 beige canvas tents have been set up within 700 meters of the adjacent Israeli border fence, ahead of a six-week protest camp under the gaze of wary Israeli soldiers.
The institutionalized destruction of Palestinian women’s lives has thus been an essential feature of the Israeli project. In this regard, Israeli settler-colonialism can be seen as intrinsically anti-feminist and a form of gendered violence.