Monday, January 1, 2024

John Pilger - Palestine is Still the Issue.

John Pilger - a popular voice and witness for the
 Palestinian people, died on December 30th 2023. 

On Nov 5th 2023, John Pilger's last tweet said, "When I was last in Gaza, the Israeli air force terrorized the population by flying fast and loud and low at night. All children bed-wetted and had violent nightmares, said a psychologist, and were 'damaged forever'. Such is Israel's exercise of its 'right to self defense'."

Last year John Pilger said that Palestine is the victim of, "The longest, most brutal, lawless military occupation in modern times..." and "Palestine has been misreported for as long as I can remember..."

In 2002 John Pilger said, "[in 1974] I made a film called, "Palestine is Still the Issue." It was about a nation of people - the Palestinians forced off their land and later subjected to a military occupation by Israel... an occupation condemned by the United Nations and almost every country in the world, including Britian. But Israel is backed by a very powerful friend - the United States. So, in twenty five years if we are to speak of the great injustice here, nothing has changed. What has changed is that the Palestinians have fought back. Stateless and humiliated for so long, they have risen up against Israel's huge military machine, although they themselves have no army, no tanks, no American planes and gunships or missiles. Some have committed desperate acts of terror, like suicide bombing. But for Palestinians, the overriding routine terror, day after day, has been [Israel's] ruthless control of almost every aspect of their lives..."

John Pilger - Palestine is Still the Issue.

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