Palestine’s West Bank Archipelago

Palestinians have been living in their native Palestine for 2,000 years now. The olive tree symbolizes roots, endurance, a culture long lived and fruitful, but they are more than a symbol. The same olive trees nurtured by ancestral families for a thousand years — a single tree can live that long — have been uprooted by the current occupying entity, often at a whim, by the thousand. Ancestral homes are also demolished by the thousand.

The house key is a symbol for Nakba. Lock the door, put the key in your pocket, unlock the door upon your return. Have you ever done that?

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“As the Palestinian people (currently number almost 10 million) were being DISPOSSESSED and ETHNICALLY CLEANSED out of their homes and farms, European Jews (mostly fleeing anti-Semitic Europe) were taking possession of their homes, farms, and businesses. It is worth noting that up to 25% of all Palestinian refugees were PUSHED into the sea. Ironically, often Jews “claim” that Arabs are plotting to “push” Israeli Jews into the sea,  click here to learn more.”

Palestine Remembered

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You have probably seen a graphical display on how quickly Palestinians have been displaced since 1947. Impactful, is it not? Julien Bousac has published a geographical depiction of the phenomenon that shows fractured and isolated neighborhoods in another powerful way. Discontinuities separate islands, shaded according to remaining population — a result of settler-colonial occupation that continues unabated to this day.

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6 thoughts on “Palestine’s West Bank Archipelago”

      1. Bill, god revealed to me that he is giving your house—It was very real as he appeared to me in a dream. If I get enough people to believe me, you better be ready to fight or get the hell out!

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        1. Thanks for the heads-up, Jim. A dream is indeed all a prophet wannabe needs to bring about a nightmare for those who would deny the power of such a dream. Making a legal living during a dream state worked for Edgar Cayce, didn’t it? A former in-law once lived in the Cayce capital city, Virginia Beach. Unless I terribly mistake myself, he also had a dream similar to yours, thereby doubling the odds against me. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment, Henry. Maps like Bousac’s are rare, I plan to delve further into his work. Poignant is exactly the word, I’m so glad that it affected you so. Hopefully, you are not attacked for expressing a reaction that might offend a reactionary.
      as-salāmu ʿalaykum ‏

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