Bonus video: MUST WATCH
In the video: In the spring of 2002, the Israeli military had the Palestinian town of Ramallah under siege. The IDF had captured three of the four Palestinian television stations. While in control of these media outlets, the Israeli military implemented a very disturbing plan: they began broadcasting pornographic movies to the Palestinian households. For those who are familiar with the tactics frequently used by Israel against the Palestinian people, such a thing will come as no surprise. They also take over Palestinian sites routinely and replace it with pornography. Such is the nature of Israel, worshipped by Christian Zionists.
ignore Palestine at your peril because the same evil source own us!
Remembering The Gaza Airport in Palestine. This is one of the MANY many examples of what Israel occupiers have done to the Palestinians. Just to glimpse the anatomy of “Israel”.
Israel bombed the airport because: “[The airport] was a way to bypass the Interim Agreement, that the Palestinians can take out people without our notice and without our security checks, and bring in weapons or things like that.”
Gaza Airport, like other airports in Palestine, functioned as an important stop in a network of prestigious airlines in the late 1930s. Palestine Airways was founded in July 1937 to be the second oldest in the region…
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton attended the opening ceremony for the new Gaza Airport on Dec. 14, 1998, and it was used for a short time by visiting dignitaries, including South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela.
The airport was a step, Clinton went on, toward “a future in which it is easier and cheaper to bring materials, technology and expertise in and out of Gaza; a future in which tourists and traders can flock here, to this beautiful place on the Mediterranean; a future, in short, in which the Palestinian people are connected to the world.”
Although this vision never became reality, Clinton’s visit is still regarded as a milestone by Palestinians.
“It was quite a day,” says Salman Abu Halib, then director-general of Gaza airport. “We will all remember it forever. The Palestinian people felt they’d secured one of the symbols of sovereignty, and this was being witnessed by the president of the United States.”
Abu Halib remembers crying with happiness.
BUT Israel controlled routes and schedules, and prevented flights from landing at night by keeping the navigational equipment necessary to guide those planes. Passengers, luggage and aircrafts were subject to Israeli security checks for the new Gaza Airport. I can just imagine those security check delays as we now suffer the same plight…and Israel invented the damn TSA!
Above: Lydda Airport. The airport was open for regular traffic in 1936. Lydda, the town close to the airport was inhabited by Palestinian Arabs before 1948. Following the creation of the state of Israel, the airport was taken over by the Israeli authorities, and renamed Lod Airport. It is currently the site of Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. The 1948 Palestinian exodus from Lydda and Ramle, also known as the Lydda Death March, was the expulsion of 50,000–70,000 Palestinian Arabs when Israeli troops captured the towns in July that year.*
But Israel destroyed the runway in early 2001, a few months after the Sept. 11, 2001, taking advantage of the distraction for 6 weeks. Israel is reported to have carried out a series of nerve gas attacks on Palestinian civilian populations in both Gaza and the West Bank. The symptoms reported match those of tabun, a known anticholinesterase poison belonging to a family of organophosphate nerve poisons. There have been reports of chemical warfare practiced on the Palestinians since 1983.
— Pal+ English (@palplusenglish) March 2, 2019
Israel withdrew its settlers and soldiers from Gaza a few years later, in 2005, but maintains tight control of Gaza’s land, air and sea borders, while Egypt controls access from the south.
Israel says the restrictions are to stop weapons entering the Strip and to isolate Hamas, the Islamist movement which has controlled Gaza’s two million population since 2007.
Below: Gaza Airport…Israel bombs it back to the stone age.