by Jonathan Azaziah
Rest in sweet, sweet, eternal serenity to Muhammad Salim Hamideh, a Palestinian moujahid who was courageously martyred as he defended the Syrian people of Aleppo from the US-‘Israeli’-Turkish-Saudi-backed Takfiri madmen. See the wisdom in this man’s face? That comes from being a luminous organic manifestation of Al-Quds, where he was born prior to the Nakba. Muhammad gave his life for his second homeland, Syria–the only Arab nation to support the Falasteeni people with no strings attached in more than 68 years of the genocidal Zionist entity’s artificial, criminal existence–because like the other dauntless martyrs of the PLA (Palestine Liberation Army), Fatah al-Intifada, the Popular Front For The Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC) and Liwa Al-Quds, he saw the Takfiri project for the extension of Zionism that it is and felt a deep, visceral sense of duty to fight it. Undoubtedly, Muhammad fell as a righteous warrior on the path to his occupied hometown, holy Jerusalem, and his station was raised to unforeseen heights in death. Continue reading RIP To Quds-Born, Palestinian-Syrian Moujahid Muhammad Salim Hamideh
by Jonathan Azaziah
The concert in liberated Palmyra was truly marvelous and heartwarming, wasn’t it? As I’ve grown fond of saying–because of its veracity not because it sounds pretty–music is the most powerful vibrational force on the planet. And when it comes to the advancement of a political-cultural objective, there is nothing which penetrates the hearts, minds, souls and beings of an oppressed, liberation-hungry people quite like music. The messages contained in the simple but potent strings of a violin, the softness of a flute, the sheer rage of an electric guitar or the relentless bars of a fierce MC ripping into a classic, soul-sampled beat with boom-bap drums, will always be more awe-inspiring and hope-instilling than any article, radio broadcast, post or book. Just the way it is. Continue reading The “Prayers For Palmyra, Music Revives Ancient Ruins” Concert Was True Mouqawamah Music
by Jonathan Azaziah
The courageous pro-Syria Palestinians inside the Syrian Arab Republic as well as occupied Palestine itself have been all but excommunicated from mainstream “Palestine Solidarity Movement” discourse. And truth be told, it is the apogee of sickening.
While Ali Abunimah and Rania Khalek hideously act like they just witnessed a miracle and damn near cry tears of joy about Zionist Jew Bernie Sanders acknowledging Palestinians are human beings, as if this kibbutznik who defended the slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza and Zionist Al-Saud’s butchery of Yemenis will somehow bring forth an earth-shattering change in American policy vis-a-vis Palestine–and as if our Palestinian brothers needed Zionist Jew Bernie Sanders’ comments as a solidification that they do indeed possess humanity–there are REAL Palestinian heroes fighting and dying on Syria’s battlefields as they wage a REAL struggle against Zionism and its Takfiri tools. And they absolutely have support inside their Sahyouni-occupied homeland. Continue reading Meet The Pro-Syria Palestinians That Electronic “Intifada” Will Never Tell You About
by Sharmine Narwani, Russia Today
Palestinians didn’t jump into the fray in Syria. They were dragged into it – violently and reluctantly. Here is the story of how and why Palestinians and their 14 refugee camps became strategic targets in the Battle for Syria.
My first visit to Yarmouk took place a few days after 20 people were killed in the Palestinian camp’s first major shelling incident on August 2, 2012. Residents showed me the damage caused by the first mortar – which hit the roof of a small apartment building not far from Tadamoun, a Damascus suburb where rebels and security forces were clashing daily.
As bystanders rushed to investigate the damage, a second shell hit the narrow street outside where onlookers had congregated, killing and injuring dozens.
Foreign media headlines suggested the Syrian government was shelling Yarmouk, but Palestinians inside expressed doubt. Some said these were rebel mortars from adjacent neighborhoods, but it was clear nobody could provide definitive answers for what may simply have been a series of stray shells. Continue reading Stealing Palestine: Who dragged Palestinians into Syria’s conflict?