by Jonathan Azaziah
Jummah Mubarak to all you defiant and dauntless Mouqawamists. My supplications today are with occupied Palestine, the most oppressed nation on Earth, and its more than 1,500 hunger strikers rising up in the usurping ‘Israeli’ entity’s dungeons. Over 500 officials of Islamic Jihad have now joined in yet another Revolution of Empty Stomachs from besieged Gaza. A general walkout has been carried out in the West Bank, with schools, business and public transportation shutting down as solidarity spreads. The ’48 Lands will follow any moment now and the long-awaited Third Intifada just may be upon us if any of the starving moujahideen achieve martyrdom, including leader Marwan Barghouti. The Falasteeni prisoners are united, as activists from Fatah, Hamas, the PFLP, the DFLP, Islamic Jihad and the PRC are depriving themselves of food together in full rejection of the Zionist enemy and its barbarity. Their land stolen, their homes destroyed, their culture appropriated, their families broken, their olive trees burned, their weapons taken but their wills and their spirits, their hearts and their souls, UNMOVED. That is Palestine. Continue reading Today’s Jummah Supplications Are With The Palestinian Prisoners On Hunger Strike Across The Zionist Entity’s Dungeons
by Jonathan Azaziah
Long live the resistant Lebanese Shi’a of Dahiyeh (Beirut’s Southern Suburbs)! In the middle of an Ashoura procession, news about Saudi Arabia’s massacre of 700+ Yemeni civilians at a Sanaa funeral came in over the wires and immediately thereafter, the ever-defiant people starting belting out “Koulina al-Yemen!”, which literally translates to “WE ARE ALL YEMEN!” Talk about being overwhelmed with the spirit of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and his late descendant Sayyed Hussein al-Houthi (R.A.)! There has been support for the Yemeni struggle against the Saudi regime from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Popular Mobilization, specifically from Harakat al-Nujaba chief Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi and Imam Ali (A.S.) Brigade Commander Abou Azrael. There has been backing from the Syrian Arab Republic, Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky of Nigeria and Palestine’s Islamic Jihad as well as the PFLP. But no people in the world have defended Yemen and raised their voices with eardrum-busting loudness for Ansarullah and the Yemeni people quite like the Lebanese and their heroic Mouqawamah. None. Continue reading Lebanese Shi’a In Dahiyeh Chant “We Are All Yemen!” In Response To Al-Saud’s Sanaa Funeral Massacre
by Jonathan Azaziah
If anyone doubted that the power of the written word is an existential threat to the “chosenite” power structure toxifying God’s Green Earth, then you must not have heard of Ghassan Kanafani. On July 8th, 1972, in fear of how his writings were profoundly inspiring Palestinians, the Kidon unit of the usurping Zionist entity’s Mossad, an international death squad masquerading as an “intelligence service”, detonated a car bomb in Beirut and slaughtered one of the greatest writers in Palestinian as well as modern Arab-Islamic history. From “Men In The Sun” to “Returning To Haifa”, “A Land Of Sad Oranges” to “The Revolution of 1936-39 in Palestine”, “The Apricots of April” and so, so many more, there was no genre that Kanafani dabbled in that he didn’t absolutely own with a brilliant, fluid, unique authority; that he didn’t utterly slay like it was a descendant of the supremacist thieves who stole his country. The novel, the historical, the essay, the poem, it didn’t matter; Kanafani’s ink made anything and everything glow. The martyred PFLP leader’s words were as pristine as they were powerful, as gorgeous as they were militant, as whimsical as they were raw. He didn’t write books; he channeled eternity through his pen. Every page that he completed was a sword of distinctive forging that struck blows on the false crown of Jewish Cultural Imperialism and drew blood from the invaders. For every part of Palestinian history, culture and identity that the Zionists diminished, expropriated and outright destroyed in all their Old Testament-fueled madness, Ghassan Kanafani managed to miraculously bring it all back to life through his phantasmagorical prose, as if ALLAH (SWT) had infused his quill with the essence of Nabi ‘Uzayr (A.S.) and Al-Khidr (A.S.), the Eternal Life Prophet. Continue reading RIP To Ghassan Kanafani, The Palestinian Writer Who Channeled Eternity Through His Pen
by Jonathan Azaziah
The Bahraini tyrants’ revocation of Ayatollah Issa al-Qassem’s citizenship needs to be seen in a greater historical context. Contrary to the deplorably sectarian statement released by the Khalifa regime’s Interior Ministry of Repression and Savagery, Bahrain’s highest-ranking spiritual authority was in fact born in the village of Diraz, just outside of Manama, and is thus as indigenous to Bahrain as the Dragon Blood Tree is indigenous to Yemen’s Socotra. The Khalifa despots on the other hand, like their toxic Wahhabi counterparts in Riyadh, are from Najd and have been ruling illegitimately over the Shi’a majority of the tiny Arab island for more than two centuries. Thus, they aren’t Bahraini and never have been. Continue reading After The Revocation Of Ayatollah Qassem’s Citizenship, Bahrainis Must Finally Take Up Arms
by Jonathan Azaziah
On Naksa Day 2016, 49 years after the Zionist abomination stole the rest of Al-Quds, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip (which has since been liberated though is still besieged), the Egyptian Sinai (which the ‘Israelis’ still control though they dismantled the ‘Yamit’ settlement) and the Syrian Golan Heights (which Syria regained a part of in the ’73 October War), I am going to refrain from thinking about the hundreds of thousands of refugees brought about by this Zionist aggression, the tens of thousands of innocents murdered, the hundreds of destroyed Palestinian and Syrian villages, the new hideous Jewish colonies that have been constructed and every other monstrosity inextricably linked to the criminal ‘Israeli’ entity’s putrefying presence. Though it is indeed the “day of the setback”, I am going to try with every fiber of my being not to dwell on the sadness, the tragedies, the shattered hearts and the broken dreams, for if we stay in that dark space, we shall be swallowed. Continue reading Naksa Day 2016: We Shall Not Be Sad Or Broken But Hopeful
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
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Leaders representing major Palestinian parties and resistance groups in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday gathered to express their support for Hezbollah’s strike against the Israeli military earlier in the day, calling for a “joint front” with the Lebanese movement.
The event, which brought together representatives of Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and a number of others, was held to celebrate the attack that left at least two Israeli soldiers in the occupied Shebaa Farms dead. Continue reading Palestinian parties gather in support of Hizbullah in Gaza
NABLUS (Ma’an) — Members of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine celebrated the 47th anniversary of the group’s establishment on Friday with a march and rally in Balata refugee camp near Nablus.
PFLP leader and former prisoner Maher Harb called for national unity to fight back again Israel and to work on rebuilding the Palestine Liberation Organization through national council elections that include all Palestinian factions. Continue reading PFLP celebrates 47th anniversary of establishment in Balata
by Orouba Othman, Al-Akhbar English
The Palestinian left is hostage to the bipolar political division in Palestine. The left has been unable to become a sizeable force compared to other factions, or develop an independent identity in the political equation post-Oslo.
We shed light on the reality of the left in Palestine in light of the dominance of Fatah and Hamas over the political landscape, and the fact that their policy choices of negotiations and resistance respectively, have reached an impasse or a state of uncertainty coupled with limited options.
Gaza – The new generation in the Arab region almost knows no other players in Palestine other than Fatah and Hamas, the two constantly sparring factions, while the name of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad comes to the fore from time to time during Israeli wars and retaliations. Beyond these three names, there is almost no voice for the Palestinian left-wing factions, though they had initiated resistance against Israeli occupation, long before the Islamists. Continue reading The Palestinian left straddled between Fatah’s ‘paradise’ and Hamas’ ‘fire’
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Thursday officially mourned two of its members Ghassan and Udayy Abu Jamal who were killed Tuesday after carrying out an attack on an Israeli synagogue, saying that the attack shows that Israelis will not be safe until Palestinians are.
In a statement released by the leftist militant group, Khalil Maqdesi, a member of the central committee, called the attack “a natural response to the ongoing racist policies and crimes of the occupation, and it is the occupation that is responsible for the escalation in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine.”
“The PFLP will continue to target every institution of the occupation. No place in Jerusalem should be safe so long as the Palestinian people are not safe. ‘Security’ cannot be built on the backs of the Palestinian people. The only result of the occupation attacks on Jerusalem will be continued and escalating resistance among the Palestinian masses.” Continue reading PFLP: Israelis will not be safe before Palestinians