This is Our Land and This is Our Blood

They came from everywhere; from Yafa, from Haifa, from Acca, from Nazareth, from Um-Il-Fahim. They came from everywhere to tell the martyrs: We will never forget, we will continue the struggle. They came in thousands to tell the Zionist entity: We will never forget, we are here to stay. They marched in thousands to the graves of the martyrs. They marched in thousands to tell their children: This is our land and this is our blood. On this day, October 1st, ten years ago, Palestinian struggle for freedom was united, yet again, across occupied Palestine. On this day, October 1st, ten years ago, Palestinian blood across occupied Palestine met and mingled, yet again, with the land that is one undivided. On this day, October 1st, ten years ago, Palestinian steadfastness across occupied Palestinian reminded the Zionist entity, yet again, that there is one Palestinian people and there is one Palestine from the River to the Sea. On the 1st of October 2000, and as Palestinians across occupied West Bank, occupied Jerusalem and occupied Gaza stood up as one to the Israeli killing machine, stood up as one to fight for their rights and for their freedom, their brothers and sisters in the rest of occupied Palestine stood up with them in the face of Zionist terrorism.

In 2000, and after 7 years of futile negotiations with the Zionist entity, the Palestinians had had enough: Palestinians were being murdered by the Zionists on a daily basis, occupied Palestine was being ethnically cleansed of its people to make place for Zionist colonists from the US and the EU, occupied Jerusalem was being Judaized to delete any trace of the indigenous people who lived and owned the land, Zionist settlements on usurped Palestinian land were expanding and killing the land, Palestinian fields were destroyed to make “Jewish-only” roads for the Zionists who had no right to the land. In 2000, the situation in occupied Palestine – not much different from what is happening today – was on the verge of an explosion, Palestinian anger was boiling and Palestinian patience had reached its limit. And when Palestinians reach the point when enough is enough, they revolt. It was the time for a 2nd Intifada: Al-Aqsa Intifada. It is true that the visit of the war criminal Sharon to the Noble Sanctuary and his desecration of this holy place and the massacre that followed were the spark that started the Intifada, but it was the rage, the humiliation, the oppression that led to that spark and turned it into a fire that will not be extinguished. With every passing day of the Intifada, Israel brutally murdered more and more Palestinians whose only crime was the thirst for freedom. And as the terror entity intensified its brutality against an unarmed people in Palestinian areas occupied in 1967, their brothers and sisters in the Palestinian areas occupied in 1948 called for marches and demonstrations in their towns and villages in support of their flesh and blood and to protest the Israeli crimes. And so it was: on that October day in 2000, very similar to what happened during the 1st Intifada, Palestinians across all of occupied Palestine, from the River to the Sea, in Jerusalem, in Yafa, in Haifa, in Bethlehem, in Gaza, in Nazareth, in Jenin, in Acca, in Hebron and elsewhere went out to the street. They went out to the streets in the towns, in the villages and in the refugee camps across Palestine standing as one, marching as one, chanting as one: with our souls, with our blood, we will sacrifice ourselves for you, oh Palestine. And as demonstrations spread across occupied Palestine like fire, the Zionist entity sent thousands over thousands of its fully-armed soldiers and border police to confront an unarmed people eager for freedom, eager for a life without occupation. The Zionist entity sent its killing machine to murder unarmed Palestinians who went out to the street to tell the world: enough is enough.

During the first 10 days of this “October Uprising” tens of Palestinians were murdered across Palestine by the Israeli occupation army, the occupation border police and Zionist colonists. They were murdered in front of their homes, in their streets, in their towns, villages and refugee camps. They were murdered because they are Palestinians who refused to be subdued and treated like animals in their own land, because they rejected oppression and tyranny, because they said “No” to the occupation. And as Palestinians in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron and Jenin and elswehere went out to the streets to confront the Zionist occupier, Um Il-Fahim, Nazareth, Acca, Haifa, Sakhnin, Kufr Kanna and elsewhere joined the struggle. During this “October Uprising”, Um IL-Fahim, Nazareth, Jit, Sakhnin, Arrabah, Kufr Manda and Kufr Kanna hugged Il-Bireh, Nablus, Talfit, Rafah, Ramallah, Gaza, Al-Am’ari, Balatah, Tal, Jenin, Khan Younis, Al-Bureij, ‘Aqbat Jabir, Deir Al-Balah, Tulkarim, Halhul, Al-Maghazi, Nuseirat, Faqqu’a, Jenin, Jabalia, ‘Askar, As-Sawahreh, ‘Aboud, Hebron, Deir Al-Ghosoun, Beitunia, Bethlehem, Beit Hanina, Salim, Deir Al-Hatab, Bidia, Al-Mazra’a Ash-Sharqiyyah. During this “October Uprising” no less than 70 Palestinians from all over occupied Palestine were massacred by the Zionist entity, their blood uniting Palestine, their blood drawing the map of Palestine as it was and as it should always be: from the River to the Sea. During the “October Uprising” 13 Palestinian from Palestinian lands occupied in 1948 hugged 57 Palestinians from Palestinians lands occupied in 1967, telling the Zionist entity that Zionist terror will only bring Palestinians closer. 70 Palestinians martyrs became one as Palestine was and forever will be.

In 2000, the butcher Sharon desecrated the Noble Sanctuary, his aim to send a message to the Palestinians that the Zionists own the land. But the Palestinian reply came quick: It is the Palestinians who are the legitimate owners of the land, and they won’t keep silent while Jerusalem is being usurped. During the “October Uprising”, the Palestinians came out to the streets as one to defend Al-Aqsa, to defend Jerusalem, to defend Palestine. They came out as one to tell the Zionist entity: We are one people and we are here to stay. They came out as one to tell the whole world: Palestine was and forever will be from the River to the Sea. And when Jerusalem called in 2000, it was the Palestinians who answered and who rushed to defend the heart of Palestine. And let it be a reminder to all those who claim to represent us and who are selling our rights that when Jerusalem calls, all of Palestine will answer. And to those who keep cursing the Intifada, to those who keep claiming it destroyed the Palestinian people, I say: the Intifada cost us dearly. There was much pain, much suffering and much loss. But life under occupation and oppression is no life and freedom is dear and a people that seek freedom must pay the price. And to those who keep cursing the Intifada, to those who keep claiming it destroyed “previous achievements”, I say: the only “achievements” you were able to present to your people after so many years of futile “negotiations” with the occupier were more massacres, more land theft, more ethnic cleansing. As with the 1st intifada, the 2nd intifada did not come out of nothing, it came as a reply to the “achievements” of the “negotiations”, i.e. the continuation of the Zionist occupation and oppression. To all those who complain of the “Intifadas” and want to continue the charade of “negotiations”, ie selling out our blood and our rights, I say: When we revolt, it is because we think of Palestine, it is because we think of the future generations of Palestinians who deserve a better life, who deserve to live in freedom and deserve a just peace.

Today, on the 1st of October, ten year s after the “October Uprising”, the Zionist entity wants to complete its ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Zionist leaders who realize the strength of the bond between Palestinians across Palestine want to break that bond. Zionist leaders know that their terror will never succeed in deleting the Palestinian identity of those whom they call “the Arabs of Israel” because these aren’t the “Arabs of Israel”; they are the Palestinians of Palestine. Zionist leaders know that no matter how powerful their army is, no matter how powerful their media is, they can never delete the collective memory of the indigenous people of Palestine. Zionist leaders know that as long as there is one Palestinian living in Palestine from the River to the Sea, Palestine will forever be alive, and so they call for the transfer of what is left of the indigenous Palestinians to neighboring countries.  The recent call of the Zionist leaders to transfer Palestinians of the areas occupied in 1948 is only one step towards a complete ethnical cleansing of all Palestine. But the Zionist leaders and the whole world should keep in mind that Palestinian blood runs through our veins, blood of this land. They should keep in mind that 62 years of Zionist terror couldn’t delete the memory and the identity of a whole people. They should keep in mind the words of the martyrs of the “October Uprising”: this is our land and this is our blood.

The Martyrs of the “October Uprising” (1-8.10.2000)
1 Mohammad Ahmad Jabbarin (23 yrs old) from Um-Al-Fahim, killed on 01.10.2000
2 Rami Hatim Gharrah (21 yrs old) from Jit, Al-Muthallath, killed on 01.10.2000
3 Ahmad Ibrahim Syam (18 yrs old) from Mu’awyah, Um-Il-fahim, killed on 01.10.2000
4 Mislih Abu Jarad (19 years old) from Deir Al-Balah, Gaza, killed in Um-Il-Fahim on 02.10.2000
5 ‘Imad Faraj Ghanayim (25 yrs old) from Sakhnin, killed on 02.10.2000
6 Walid Abdil Min’im Abu Salih (21 yrs old) from Sakhnin, killed on 02.10.2000
7 ‘Ala’ Khalid Nassar (18 yrs old) from ‘Arrabit Al-Butuf, killed on 02.10.2000
8 Asil Hasan ‘Asleh (26 yrs old) from ‘Arrabit Al-Butuf, killed on 02.10.2000
9 ‘Iyad Subhi Lawabneh (26 yrs old) from Nazareth, killed on 02.10.2000
10 Ramiz Abbas Bushnaq (24 yrs old) from Kufr Manda, Nazareth, killed on 03.10.2000
11 Mohammad Ghalib Khamayseh (19 yrs old) from Kufr Kanna, Nazareth, killed on 04.10.2000
12 Omar Mohammad ‘Akkawi (24 yrs old) from Nazareth, killed on 08.10.2000
13 Wisam Hamdan Yazbak (25 yrs old) from Nazareth, killed on 08.10.2000

Palestinian Martyrs killed between 01.10.2000 – 08.10.2000
01.10.2000
1 Mohammad Ahmad Jabbarin (23 yrs old) from Um-Al-Fahim, shot dead by the IOF
2 Rami Hatim Gharrah (21 yrs old) from Jit, Al-Muthallath, shot dead by an IOF sniper
3 Ahmad Ibrahim Syam (18 yrs old) from Mu’awyah, Um-Il-fahim, shot dead by an IOF sniper
4 Mohammad Daoud (14 yrs old) from Al-Bireh, Ramallah, shot dead by an IOF sniper
5 Samir Tabanjah (12 yrs old) from Nablus, shot dead by an IOF helicopter
6 Sarah Hasan (1,5 yrs old) from Talfit, Nablus, shot dead by a Zionist colonist
7 Mohammad Radi Al-Hims (15 yrs old) from Rafah, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
8 Salah Al-Faqih (25 yrs old) from Ramallah, shot dead by an IOF sniper
9 Sami At-Tramsi (20 yrs old) from As-Sheikh Rudwan, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
10 Jihad Al-‘Alul (22 yrs old) from Nablus, shot dead by an IOF sniper
11 Mustafa Ramadan (26 yrs old) from Tal, Nablus, shot dead by the IOF
12 Ibrahim Raja Hamzat (48 yrs old) from Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
13 ‘Imad Al-‘Anati (29 yrs old) from Al-‘Am’ari RC, Ramallah, shot dead by an IOF sniper
14 Husam Bakhit (18 yrs old) from Balatah RC, Nablus, shot dead by the IOF

02.10.2000
1 Hatim An-Najjar (27 yrs old) from Khan Younis, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF (dumdum bullet)
2 ‘Imad Ghazi An-Nabih (20 yrs old) from Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
3 Ahmad Fayyad Mohammad Al-Masri (25 yrs old) from Gaza, shot dead by an IOF sniper
4 Salah Abu-Qneis (20 yrs old) from Al-Bureij RC, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
5 Ibrahim Barahmeh (27 yrs old) from Jordan, shot dead by an IOF sniper
6 Wa’il Qattawi (14 yrs old) from Balata RC, Nablus, shot dead by an IOF sniper
7 Mohammad As-Sajdah (17 yrs old) from ‘Aqbat Jabir RC, Jericho, shot dead by the IOF
8 Mislih Abu Jarad (19 yrs old) from Deir Al-Balah RC, Gaza, shot dead by an IOF sniper in Um-Il-Fahim
9 ‘Imad Faraj Ghanayim (25 yrs old) from Sakhnin, shot dead by an IOF sniper
10 Walid Abdil Min’im Abu Salih (21 yrs old) from Sakhnin, shot dead by an IOF sniper
11 ‘Ala’ Khalid Nassar (18 yrs old) from ‘Arrabit Al-Butuf, shot dead by an IOF sniper
12 Asil Hasan ‘Asleh (26 yrs old) from ‘Arrabit Al-Butuf, shot dead by an IOF sniper
13 ‘Iyad Subhi Lawabneh (26 yrs old) from Nazareth, shot dead by an IOF sniper

03.10.2000
1 Husam Al-Hamshari (16 yrs old) from Tulkarim, shot dead by the IOF
2 Mohammad Az-Za’amreh (17 yrs old) from Halhul, Hebron, shot dead by the IOF
3 ‘Ammar Ar-Rafa’i (17 yrs old) from Al-Maghazi RC, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
4 Fahmi Abu Ammouneh (28 yrs old) from Nuseirat RC, Gaza, killed by an IOF rocket
5 Khadra Abu Salameh (57 yrs old) from Faqqu’a, Jenin, suffocated by gas fired by the IOF
6 ‘Umar Mohammad Sliman (20 yrs old) from Jabalia RC, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
7 Ramiz Abbas Bushnaq (24 yrs old) from Kufr Manda, Nazareth, shot dead by the IOF
8 Ahmad An-Nabrisi (21 yrs old) from ‘Askar, Nablus, shot dead by the IOF

04.10.2000
1 Mohammad Abu ‘Asi (9 yrs old) from Khan Younis, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
2 Sharif ‘Ashur (22 yrs old) from As-Sawahreh, Jerusalem, shot dead by the IOF
3 Fawzi As-Sawahreh (22 yrs old) from As-Sawahreh, Jerusalem, shot dead by the IOF
4 Mohammad Al-‘Imwasi (53 yrs old) from Beitunia, Ramallah, killed by an IOF rocket
5 Ismail Shihdeh (27 yrs old) from Ar-Rimal, Gaza, shot dead by an IOF sniper
6 ‘Ala’ Al-Barghouthi (24 yrs old) from ’Aboud, Ramallah, shot dead by the IOF
7 Muhannad Na’seh (24 yrs old) from Deir Al-Ghosoun, Tulkarim, shot dead by the IOF
8 Mahmoud Mas’ad (24 yrs old) from Jenin, shot dead by the IOF
9 Ayman Al-Louah (21 yrs old) from Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
10 Mohammad Ghalib Khamayseh (19 yrs old) from Kufr Kanna, Nazareth, shot dead by the IOF
11 ‘Arafat Al-Atrash (18 yrs old) from Hebron, shot dead by the IOF

05.10.2000
1 Salameh Ziadat (20 yrs old) from ‘Aqbet Jabir, Jericho, shot dead by the IOF
2 Mahmoud Isbeteh (26 yrs old) from Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
3 Mustafa Fararjeh (22 yrs old) from Bethlehem, shot dead by the IOF

06.10.2000
1 Majdi Al-Maslamani (15 yrs old) from Beit Hanina, Jerusalem, shot dead by the IOF
2 Mohammad Tamam (17 yrs old) from Tulkarim, shot dead by the IOF
3 Marwan Shamlakh (23 yrs old) from Ash-Sheikh ‘Ajlin, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
4 Lo’ay Al-Muqeed (20 yrs old) from Jabalia RC, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
5 Wajid Abu ‘Awwad (21 yrs old) from Khan Younis, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
6 Rashad An-Najjar (22 yrs old) from Al-Maghazi RC, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
7 Salih Ryati (18 yrs old) from Rafah, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
8 Diya’ ‘Isa (19 yrs old) from Salim, Nablus, shot dead by the IOF
9 Iyad Shtayyeh (23 yrs old) from Salim, Nablus, shot dead by the IOF
10 Zuheir Darabieh (24 yrs old) from Jabalia, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF

07.10.2000
1 Mohammad ‘Awwad (23 yrs old) from Deir Al-Hatab, shot dead by the IOF
2 Hisham Miqbil (43 yrs old) from At-Tuffah, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
3 Usamah Abdel-Karim (18 yrs old) from Al-Baq’ah, Jordan, shot dead by the IOF
4 Hasan Abdel-Latif Hasanen (30 yrs old) from Burj Al-Barajneh RC, Lebanon, shot dead by the IOF
5 Shadi Al-Ans, Shatila RC, Lebanon, shot dead by the IOF

08.10.2000
1 Yousif Khalaf (17 yrs old) from Al-Bureij RC, Gaza, shot dead by the IOF
2 Fahid Abu Bakir (23 yrs old) from Bidia, Nablus, shot dead by the IOF
3 Abdel-Hamid At-Taye’ (18 yrs old) from Al-Mazra’a Ash-Sharqiyyah, Ramallah, shot dead by the IOF
4 Omar Mohammad ‘Akkawi (24 yrs old) from Nazareth, shot dead by the IOF
5 Wisam Hamdan Yazbak (25 yrs old) from Nazareth, shot dead by the IOF
6 Mohammad Hasan Farraj (19 yrs old) shot dead by the IOF

© https://avoicefrompalestine.wordpress.com

This entry was posted in Al-Quds - Jerusalem, Israeli Massacres & Terrorism, Palestine, Resistance, Zionism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to This is Our Land and This is Our Blood

  1. Pingback: speaking of that broken Israeli culture | Jewbonics

  2. Pingback: Palestine Think Tank » Analysis Culture and Heritage Palestine Somoud: Arab Voices of Resistance » Reham Alhelsi – This is Our Land and This is Our Blood

  3. Pingback: ZIO=NAZI MURDERED PALESTINIAN BOYS | SHOAH

  4. Pingback: Creative-i : VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 2 October, 2010: Platini: ‘I’ll Kick Israel Out Of Europe’

  5. Pingback: Ceci est notre terre et ceci est notre sang « annie bannie's Weblog

  6. Pingback: This is Our Land and This is Our Blood | Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s