The Truth behind Israel’s Killing of Palestinians

IN-DEPTH VIDEOS, 28 May 2018

Rising Up – TRANSCEND Media Service

Featuring Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

16 May 2018 – Nearly 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on May 14th at the Gaza border in the latest and bloodiest instance of violence since mass protests began weeks ago. Tens of thousands of Palestinians intending to mark Nakba Day had gathered to protest the collective imprisonment they face under a decades-long Israeli siege. Among the victims were an 8-month old child and a doctor. Israel defended its actions claiming that Hamas was controlling the protests and engaging in armed violence at the border. The US concurred, backing Israel without reservations. In fact, Israeli snipers were shooting live fire and dropping tear gas on Gazan protesters while the Trump administration made good on its promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner triumphantly celebrated the new Embassy opening alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mazin Qumsiyeh, associate professor of genetics and director of cytogenetic services at Yale University School of Medicine, is founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-president of the Middle East Genetics Association. He won the Raymond Jallow Activism Award from the national Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. He is co-founder and national treasurer of Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and has written extensively about the Middle East. Qumsiyeh is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, author of Sharing the Land of Canaan and Popular Resistance in Palestine, a professor at Bethlehem University and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem.


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