“Both me and Hima have been lucky cause our work has resonated outside of racial boundaries, and it goes beyond that - but sometimes as an artist or an actor of colour you find yourself commodifying your ethnicity, you almost don’t have a choice - it’s the only way your voice or presence is valued in the wider cultural conversation. So this line is about finding yourself in that position - farming out your colour like some kind of cash crop, being shackled to it as well as surviving because of it.”—Riz Ahmed being an eloquent, socially-aware motherfucker (via radchaphruek)
Decision reportedly taken after the June abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers
Israel declared a large section of the West Bank as “state lands” on Sunday, in a move that caused outrage among Palestinian authorities.
The Los Angeles Times, citing local media sources, reported that the Israeli government took over 990 acres in the Palestinian territory south of Bethlehem.
This declaration is the largest since 1980, according to antisettlement group Peace Now, which said it would have a significant impact on the region.
Peace Now’s Yariv Oppenheimer wrote in a Facebook post that the appropriation of land was a “stab in the back” to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Oppenheimer added that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “destroying any diplomatic horizon.”
Abbas’ office warned that the Israeli attempt to encroach upon Palestinian land would further escalate the conflict between the two sides, and called for the declaration to be withdrawn.
The Israeli government reportedly wants to keep the part of the West Bank it calls the Etzion Bloc in any future agreements with the Palestinians, and Peace Now reports that the lands have been earmarked for the expansion of the settlement of Gevaot there.
Settlement leaders sought to justify the annexation of the land, which was reportedly decided by the government after the June abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers. Yigal Dilmoni, of the umbrella settlement group called the Yesha Council, said it was “an appropriate Zionist response to terror attacks against Israel.”
Hanan Ashrawi, of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, responded that Israel is moving toward a “de facto one-state solution,” and aims to “wipe out any Palestinian presence on the land.”
The Srebrenica massacre of 1995 claimed the lives of more than 8000 Bosniaks during the Bosnian war. It was described as the worst genocidal act on European soil since the Holocaust. Bosniak men and youth were routinely killed by Serbian soldiers from July 11th-13th, their bodies were dispersed in deep lesions in the ground in a manner that has made the identification process an impossibly difficult task, and hidden mass graves are still being uncovered. Thousands of women and young girls during this time were regularly assaulted and raped with the incentive in mind of creating more soldiers. The attack occurred under the purported safe-guard of the U.N. As the anniversary of the massacre enters its 20th year, a staggering amount of people remain still unaware of the perpetrated genocide that took place, of the lives that were taken, and of the people that are still mourning their loss. Don’t forget Srebrenica!
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