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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


News Digest: East Jerusalem Discusses Elections [1] in Israel

“To any Jerusalem residents who hold Israeli citizenship [2], good morning to you all. We ask you to please go vote. The percentage of East Jerusalem residents who can vote is now 20%, a percentage which can turn the scales. Every vote is extremely important and influential and can make an important difference in the elections. Vote for the worthiest and the most capable to work for your own good and your stability and steadfastness in Jerusalem.”

[Translation of picture:]
“Elections for the 21st Knesset”

[Selected comments:]
– “‘Your stability in Jerusalem’, you say 😂”
– “Why, those who don’t have citizenship cannot vote [?]”

▶️ Source: Dr. Ramadan Dabash [3]

“On this day we assert the following:
Boycotting the Knesset Elections. 👌🏻
Consistently sending prayers to our prisoners. 🙏🏻
We haven’t, and won’t, forget the Deir Yassin Massacre [4] ✌🏻
71 years have passed since the Deir Yassin Massacre that was executed by Zionist gangs in Occupied West Jerusalem on this date. The Massacre left hundreds of Palestinian victims.
Be Palestinian. As a Palestinian you cannot forget our prisoners…Al-Aqsa…and our villages.”

[Selected comments:]
– “May God have mercy on them and make heaven their final abode.”
– “As if we have the right to vote.”
– “We can’t vote anyway, only those with citizenship can😂 .”

▶️ Source: Beit Hanina Page – Jerusalem
0202 Editor’s Notes:
[1] The elections were held in Israel on 9 April 2019 to elect the 120 members of the 21st Knesset. The Knesset, which literally means “the gathering” or “assembly” is the unicameral national legislature of Israel. It passes all laws, elects the President and Prime Minister, approves the cabinet, and supervises the work of the government.
[2] Most of those born and raised in East Jerusalem and living in the city do not hold neither Israeli or Palestinian citizenship. Therefore, they do not have the right to vote in Israeli elections.
[3] Dr. Ramadan Dabash was born in Jerusalem and heads the “Al-Quds Baladi” [Jerusalem is My City] party for the Jerusalem Municipal Council. “Al-Quds Baladi” is the first East Jerusalem party to contend for the residents of East Jerusalem.
[4] The Deir Yassin massacre took place on April 9, 1948, when around 120 fighters from Zionist groups attacked Deir Yassin, a Palestinian Arab village of roughly 600 people near Jerusalem. The assault occurred as Jewish militia sought to relieve the blockade of Jerusalem during the civil war that preceded the end of British rule in Palestine. During and after the battle for the village, at least 107 Palestinians were killed, including women and children.

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