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Abu Yusef

Palestinian American who comes from Paterson NJ via Nabi Saleh Palestine.

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  • PLO source denies Abbas plans to propose large land swap deal during Trump visit
    • This would be a really wonderful thing, One State, but this would mean equal rights for all and I don't think the Israeli's are willing to give up their supremacy yet. I truly believe that they have been persecuted for so long, throughout history, that now that they are in a position of supremacy, they are intoxicated with the feeling of power.

      This type of feeling is not easily relinquished. There is only one reason the occupation continues. Free Land! Once the Israeli's drop the pretense that this was a land without people for a people without land, only then could we consider living together as one family under the same roof! Inshallah this will happen!

  • Israeli sniper kills unarmed Palestinian protester during demonstration in occupied village of Nabi Saleh
    • I have been a cop for 23 years in Newark NJ. You can rest assure if a person was throwing a rock at me and I shot and killed him, I would be put in prison for murder. Trying to find parallels between the IDF's action and the NYPD is comical at best! But, what is really troubling is the justifying and rationalizing of the murder of this boy by the IDF, by you Boris.

      Imagine if there was no occupation, then this young man would still be alive! As an American who's father comes from Nabi Saleh, I find it so disheartening when I see a comment like yours Boris.

      If Saba was just another boy, from an unoccupied country, he would be finishing his studies in some University or Trade school, however, he was unlucky and born a Palestinian, so now he is dead. Never to enjoy marriage, never to feel the joy of being a father. No just another dead Palestinian, already forgotten and not a tear shed by the West for this handsome young man.

      I always felt that we were a punished lot simply because of our heritage as Palestinians and your language sort of confirms that sentiment. I have been singled out many times because of it and it is those words that are a distorted narrative and completely one sided.

      I was a Soldier in the US Army and as I said before I am still a cop. As I watch the IDF commit atrocity after atrocity, I wonder how the world allows them to go so unchecked. They are not a security apparatus any longer. What they are is a menacing presence, an occupier in every sense of the word. An Occupier who is happy shooting fish in the barrel.

      There is no bravery in what they are doing. There is no honor in killing people with no arms and only stones! Shame on anyone who feels there is a reason for the IDF to be in Nabi Saleh killing its residents and having a good time at human target practice!

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