Ayelet Shaked is a parliament member and lawmaker in Israel, the settler state built on Palestinian land, who remarked that all Palestinian mothers “have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists,” appearing unaware that her agenda and occupation of Palestinian land breeds the “terrorists” intent on re-securing their homes and human rights. Although Shaked supposedly represents only the politically far-right of Israel, the rest of the occupying state actualizes her vision, as more than 425 Palestinian citizens have been killed and over 3,000 are injured. At least 100 of these are “terrorist” children.
At Shifa Hospital, a girl who looked about 9 was brought into the emergency room and laid on a gurney, blood soaking the shoulder of her shirt. Motionless and barely alive, she stared at the ceiling, her mouth open. There was no relative with her to give her name. The medical staff stood quietly around her. Every now and then, they checked her vital signs, until it was time. They covered her with a white sheet, and she was gone. A few moments later, a new patient lay on the gurney.
On the side of the occupiers, 18 soldiers are killed, and 2 citizens.
The tactics of the occupiers to target women to prevent the birth of children are unsurprising, given both the widespread implementation of ethnic cleansing throughout the history of any illegal occupation as well as Israel’s obsession of producing a nation of non-black Jewish citizens in order to maintain the majority. Not only have Bedouin women been aware for decades of the shifty atmosphere,
But the hospital also inspires troubling rumors, the most alarming of which involves a general distrust of Caesarean sections owing to fears of un-consented sterilization. Other rumors suggest that hospitals “use Bedouin women’s placentas for all kinds of experiments and even sell them.”
but these “rumors” are supported as Israeli officials admit that Ethiopian Jewish immigrants are forcibly sterilized. The immigrants themselves have verified this claim.
“They told me if you don’t take the shot, we won’t give you a ticket, so I took the shot, but I didn’t know that it would prevent pregnancies. I didn’t know,” one woman told RT correspondent Paula Slier.
The vaccination, Depo-Provera, forcibly sterilized 13,000 impoverished women, half of whom were black, in the U.S. state of Georgia as a cruel human experiment during which several of the women were unaware that their bodies were being used for immoral scientific advancement. A great many of them died. Consequently, white women were provided with safe methods of birth control.
The same injection has been forcibly used for several years on Ethiopian women in the settler state, a strategic method to curb a population it views as inferior. Forced sterilization, under the guise of “birth control” campaigns, has been paraded by several United States organizations (as well as employed in US-backed Israel) throughout non-white countries, carried out by even reputably benevolent organizations, such as the Peace Corps. As Frances M. Beal writes in “Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female,” “[…]what the authorities in charge of these programs refer to as “birth control” is in fact nothing but a method of outright surgical genocide.[…] Under these circumstances, it is understandable why certain countries view the Peace Corps not as a benevolent project, not as evidence of America’s concern for underdeveloped areas, but rather as a threat to their very existence. This program could more aptly be named the Death Corps.” In the United States, Beal notes, “Threatened with the cut-off of relief funds, some Black welfare women have been forced to accept this sterilization procedure in exchange for a continuation of welfare benefits.”
Following suite after its unrelenting sponsor the United States, the Israeli settlers of Palestine have denied Ethiopian Jewish women relief (apparently you’re not promised the Promised Land by God if you’re black?) unless they accept a vaccine that will sterilize them. In traditional Judaism, sterilization is illegal.
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I’m sorry Nahida, normally i love your work but this article is a bit….problematic?
First of all it has to be said that what happens to the palestinians is horrible and beyond comprehension. No one in their right mind can deny that. While you definitely can blame israel for lashing out way to hard, people tend to forget that Hamas is equally bad. After all not too long ago the UNRWA has found 20 rockets in a vacant school. While it’s a good thing that the school was vacant, approximately 20000 palestinians have taken refugee in their buildings. Immagine if people had fled to that school and israelians had bombed it. Innocent people would lose their lives because Hamas is using them as meatshield. It baffles me how people condemn 1 attrocity while ignore or even defend the other. People go like well palestinians lost loads of people and Israelians lost only a few. To those people i say well screw you, since when has the death of an innocent ever been valued on the amount of people died as well. Every innocent person’s death is a tragedy and it doesn’t matter a single thing if the opposite party kills more. Like some interpretations of surah 5:32 say, no? by that amount, Zionists and Hamas is equally as bad and are using both the palestinians and israelites for their own gain. however i always see people smacking isreal and if a person dares to smack hamas he’s branded as a defender of zionism, pff give me a break.
That being said, the most glaring thing in this article is the Depo-Provera. Allow me to quote my wife on this as she is a doctor ” no injection can ever sterilise you, it can make you infertile for a few weeks at max. We doctors would love for such a thing to work, but unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. If you want a sterilisation you’ll have to get a surgery, any other way is just bullshit and an insult to the profession of us healers.”
That being said, I do believe ethiopians take depo shots. After all according to the WHO women in africa prefer injectable contraceptions because of their effectiveness, their simple reinjection shedule and suitability for discreet usage, away from family members who don’t agree with the woman’s choice. While depo has some huge problems, it’s not sterilising women and definitely not always forced. The biggest forcing seems to come from societal norms conflicting with the woman’s choice. Unfortunately respecting the woman’s choice is a global problem. Society forcing pro life over pro choice is something you’re probably all too familiar with, considering you live in america.
Anyway, i’ve written way too much, already but i do want to again state that, No i don’t support israel, I just believe demonizing people isn’t helping anything. i don’t think we can ignore war crimes, Whoever kills innocent people commits a crime. but that rarely has been the palestinians or israeli’s. Those who commit the crimes are the israeli leaders and their military and hamas and their militant groups. The people on both sides are used as puppets for their ‘being a dick contest’.
P.S. I suck at being concise, i’m sorry for that. If you have any tips on how to translate thoughts into concise texts, the way you do. that would be a godsend ^^’
people tend to forget that Hamas is equally bad.
As I’ve said in the comments before, Hamas is a consequence of Israel occupying Palestinian land. The organization didn’t even exist when thousands of Palestinians were forced out of their homes in 1949. To whom was Israel “reacting” then?
People go like well palestinians lost loads of people and Israelians lost only a few. To those people i say well screw you, since when has the death of an innocent ever been valued on the amount of people died as well.
They are not saying that because they value innocent Palestinian lives over innocent Israeli lives. They are saying that because (Israeli) soldiers are not innocent whereas (Palestinian) civilians are. When you form a militia in a country that isn’t yours in order to wipe out their indigenous population, you are an occupier, not an innocent bystander. Say what you will about how messed up it is, but soldiers are meant to die in wars; they are targeted by the enemy because they are soldiers, and not civilians (unless of course your enemy is Israel, in which case all Palestinians are fair game.) Soldiers are either aggressors or resisters, but they become involved in war to kill each other. That’s how war is designed. Citing the skewed numbers between (few) Israeli soldiers and (several) Palestinian civilians is always meant to show whom each group is targeting. Its meant to demonstrate that Palestine is targeting only soldiers while Israel, continuing its heinous commits war crimes, targets civilians. It’s a clear indication that Israel’s goal is to wipe out the Palestinian population.
After all according to the WHO women in africa prefer injectable contraceptions because of their effectiveness, their simple reinjection shedule and suitability for discreet usage, away from family members who don’t agree with the woman’s choice.
We are not talking about women in (the entire continent of?) Africa, we are talking about Ethiopian women in Israel, who have overtly indicated that they do not in fact prefer injectable “contraception,” or any kind of contraception, and that they were coerced to take the injections and most times had no idea that the injection sterilizes them. Depo-Provera is incredibly dangerous; no woman would choose it. And it IS sterilization. The injections continue for months to ensure that these women never have children.
Israel was reacting against the attacks from various arab countries. You do realise it’s hard to be an oppressor in land you yourself are a native of. Israeli’s and palestinians share the same heritage. Jews didn’t just fall out of their air, they also lived there before. they just were allowed to make a country for their own, Something the palestinians would have recieved as well, had they bothered to ask. Instead they had put their trust in neighboring arab countries. Hamas is the offspring of the muslim brotherhood in egypt after the first intifada. thus after the arab countries had lost the war. Israeli civilians also suffer deaths. you however seem determined on negating those deaths, since you assume only isreali soldiers die. To then say hamas only tergets civilians is hilarious considering hamas said they will nto stop until every israili is exterminated. But hey apprently that’s all okay. Also lovingly hwo israel gets attacked for ‘taking land’ but nobody cares that countries like jordan and lebanon did the exact same thing. Honestly, whatever belief what you want to belief. There’s no use arguing with somebody who’s determined that everythign said bad are just lies.I don’t have anything to win or gain in the conflict anyway. i merely want peace for both communities. what you want seems different but that’s okay.
About the women, c’mon, those women can think for themselves., they can definitely decide to not go. file a complaint with any international organisation and that doctor will lose it’s job for if it’s true it’s a huge violation of the doctors code of honor. But ah yes, obviously the WHO is lying after all they dared to have done a survey where they asked what their favourite contraception was and why.
Blah, you can do whatever you want with this post. I don’t care much anymore, i had fun discussing the things you said with my wife. It’s your blog, and i don’t feel like ruining your peaceful site.
Honestly believe whatever you want to believe and negate whatever deaths you want to negate. it’s your blog and you don’t own me anything. i only owe you fun discussions with my other part…
Israel was reacting against the attacks from various arab countries.
Yeah, that totally makes sense. Various Arab countries are being mean so let’s just forcibly remove a bunch of Palestinians to show ’em.
You do realise it’s hard to be an oppressor in land you yourself are a native of.
I’ve addressed this elsewhere and I’m not going to repeat myself. It looks like it’s pretty easy for Israel, considering that instead of living on Palestinian land as Palestinians under Palestinian law the settlers have decided create an apartheid Jewish state that not only gives no rights to non-Jews but confiscates the resources of those already living there. No, that doesn’t sound like oppression at all.
had they bothered to ask
Ask WHO? Almighty Europe, the Lord of the Entire Freakin Planet?
Instead they had put their trust in neighboring arab countries.
I guess it doesn’t count when the party you choose to “ask” are neighboring Arab countries. They should have totally asked Europe permission to exist instead by appealing to the UN where they aren’t even represented.
assume only isreali soldiers die
Did you read the various links?
they can definitely decide to not go. file a complaint with any international organisation
Yeah because that’s a piece of cake.
The rest of this comment is so passive aggressive I can’t even deal with it. I was trying to play nice in my comment earlier but I just can’t with people who start arguments with me and then storm off whining about how I can believe whatever I want (like I didn’t know that already, thanks for the heads up) or how I clearly “don’t want peace.” That second comment of yours was in extremely bad faith, and that’s unacceptable for this website. Have a nice day.
Ah, so it’s ONLY when she tickles your comfort zone that you like her posts, when she posts something that is actually against what you have been learned to think is what is happening, tone suddenly becomes passive aggressive and she suddenly loses all credibility.
I’m very curious as to where you’re citing your information from, and more importantly, where do you live, because I live in Lebanon and the example you gave on Lebanon is so far off and irrelevant that it’s not even funny. Lebanon has been, since inception, colonized by all sorts of different powers, until it gained its independence and now runs on a sectarian system divided between 18 different sects who all rule together. I don’t see how it “took” anyone’s land. I don’t see how it can be comparable to creating and imposing a state in a country where Muslims, Christians AND Jews (who were incidentally also Palestinians) coexisted peacefully, and turning it into a Jew-only state, an Israeli state, where suddenly European Jews who have never set foot there in their life have more right to live there than the Palestinian family (Muslim/Christian) that has been living there and has had lineage there for hundreds of years. Makes perfect sense.
Also, I cannot BELIEVE that you justified the shots by “they can simply choose not to go, they have a mind of their own” like, are you SERIOUS? “Yeah, this is Israel, the land God promised all Jews – oh, all Jews except black women, who have to take shots before we can grant them access, cause we don’t want them to procreate more black babies here.”
Zeina speaks the Truth about Lebanese history.
Also, I cannot BELIEVE that you justified the shots by “they can simply choose not to go, they have a mind of their own” like, are you SERIOUS?
Ugh, right? The next time Israelis complain about Palestinian hostility everyone should just be like, “Well you could simply choose not to live there!”
I’m actually serious. Seeing as Israelis are OCCUPIERS and not immigrants, that is a legitimate response. Too bad it’s only seen as legitimate when the people in question are black. And then suddenly we magically expect them to be accountable.
I won’t state my opinion. But for those who’ve been frustrated with Nahida in the Pro Palestine posts, did you notice this sentence?
“In traditional Judaism, sterilization is illegal.”
When I got to the bottom, that made me smile. It’s a glimpse of why we all read this blog. Why did she write that. It’s her “true nature”. She does this when she criticizes Muslim countries, saying what is and isn’t illegal in traditional Islam. Shows solidarity with Jewish feminists.
There’s a lot of arguing recently, but let’s not forget why we’re here.
…This… is also my “true nature.”
I don’t understand how people can recognize the discrepancies of power in institutionalized oppression for every instance except Palestine and “Israel.”
“Hamas is equally as bad”….
I stopped reading after that comment. Obviously history has not been taken into account. I’m tired already…. Hamas is a result if occupation, imprisonment, and an assault on human rights since the 1940’s.
I was lost at “Hamas is just as bad.” That’s like arguing reverse racism. Obviously history has not been taken into account. I don’t see the Menominee tribe in Wisconsin as “bad” when they were colonized by white Europeans, their land stolen, and they were forced onto reservations. I also don’t see them as “bad” when they refused to give up and continued to fight to the death instead of give up their land and entire way of life. They were considered heathens, savages, redskins, and they were brutally murdered because Europeans couldn’t see them as anything but in the way.
History may not repeat, but it rhymes. Zionism runs so thick in some communities it’s like brainwashing. People are unable to recognize the truth for what it is and while an all out occupation and all out cleansing of the Arab peoples is occurring and has occurred since the 1940s the world stands by because somehow Israel is the victim in all of this. We could talk about historical trauma and how the horror of genocide for one group has been transferred onto another…. We could certainly talk about it.
I think this video is appropriate, and I also just like sharing it whenever possible :)
Omg I’m so rusty at posting on blogs, forgive me Nahida. I’m double posting, and trolling with a video on one post that is actually more appropriate for your previous post. Sheesh, I need ta get it together….
I love ALL of your posts, including your double posts, which I love even more.
// That’s how war is designed. Citing the skewed numbers between (few) Israeli soldiers and (several) Palestinian civilians is always meant to show whom each group is targeting. Its meant to demonstrate that Palestine is targeting only soldiers while Israel, continuing its heinous commits war crimes, targets civilians. It’s a clear indication that Israel’s goal is to wipe out the Palestinian population.
First of all, an honest declaration: I am an Israeli Jew, who has been reading your blog for a long time, but almost never commented. I want to refer to only one statement (quoted above), which is 100% wrong, factually. I understand your position, but you can have it, while honestly acknowledging Hamas targets Jewish civilians. As a Jewish-Israeli civilian, hearing I had nothing to hear from Hamas was … unusual. Almost funny. Look:
One of events that led to the current cycle of violence is exactly murder of civilians.
–> [wiki] On 12 June 2014, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in Gush Etzion, in the West Bank, as they were hitchhiking to their homes The three teens were Naftali Fraenkel (16, from Nof Ayalon), Gilad Shaer (16, from Talmon), and Eyal Yifrah (19, from Elad). … On 26 June, the Israel Security Agency released the identities of two Hamas suspects in the kidnapping. Both ISA and Palestinian authorities said that the two men have been missing since the night of the kidnapping, and the ISA stated that both had engaged in terrorism, been arrested, and served time in the past … On 30 June, search teams found the bodies of the three missing teenagers in a field north-west of Hebron
Other cases, for instance:
–> Itamar massacre: Fogel family butchered while sleeping
Names of Itamar attack victims cleared for publication Saturday evening: Udi Fogel, 36, Ruth Fogel, 35, and their children Yoav, 11, Elad, 4, and three-month-old Hadas were stabbed to death. Surviving kids staying with grandparents
Oh! Just found:
–> List of Palestinian suicide attacks
Hamas does its best to target civilians, but because of Israel’s superior strength, they can’t. It’s a fact, and you can support Palestinians, while acknowledging that.
As for Israel, I don’t believe we target civilians on purpose. It’s impossible to have a war in a densely populated city area, without killing innocents.
I want to refer to only one statement (quoted above), which is 100% wrong, factually.
It is 100% correct, factually.
One of events that led to the current cycle of violence is exactly murder of civilians.
Oh, I have no doubt Israel goes on murdering rampages against Palestinian civilians after framing them to have murdered Israeli occupiers, unlike civilized people, who target only the criminals.
the Israel Security Agency released the identities of two Hamas suspects in the kidnapping.
Suspects? As declared by none other than the ISA? Insufficient. Says news, “The blame for their abduction immediately went to Hamas, which denied any involvement in the kidnapping. Israel has offered no concrete proof to implicate Hamas — instead identifying as its prime suspects a rogue faction with a history of defying Hamas’ leadership and sabotaging the group’s peace-building efforts. They were identified early on, meaning that Israel knew full well that neither Hamas nor its armed wing (al-Qassam Brigades) were behind the boys’ disappearance. Nonetheless, the IDF began a military campaign against them and de facto the Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza.”
Second case: Your own source fails to attribute that attack to Hamas altogether.
Hamas does its best to target civilians, but because of Israel’s superior strength, they can’t. […] As for Israel, I don’t believe we target civilians on purpose.
Oh of course. When Israel actually SUCCEEDS in killing more than 800 innocent people, it was unintentional, but when Hamas allegedly kills three or four it’s because they totally wanted to kill all Israeli civilians all along but didn’t have the means. How incredibly convenient for you.
“According to the National Lawyers Guild, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, Israel directly targeted civilians or recklessly caused civilian deaths during Operation Cast Lead. Far from avoiding the deaths of civilians, Israel effectively considers them legitimate targets.”
It’s impossible to have a war in a densely populated city area, without killing innocents.
I know a way. How about–don’t? How about don’t try to wipe out an entire population of people who have more right to that land than you and on top of that have no military? This isn’t a war; it’s a genocide.
And why is Gaza so densely populated? When you attack a people whose land you have gradually stolen more and more of, blockaded every exit, so that they have no where to go and have no choice but to stay in the prison that you’ve made Gaza, you are purposefully targeting civilians by creating that density. And, you know, by then proceeding to bomb to pieces the tiny area you’ve herded all the civilians into.
You’re forgetting I’m not my government. You can have Barack Obama endlessly kissing Israel’s rings but there’s no way you’re pulling THIS shit over my eyes.
The case you described isn’t good, but it was one case. Today Ethiopian Israelis have as many (or as few) children as they want, nobody forces any sterilizations.
” Today 81,000 Ethiopian Israelis were born in Ethiopia, while 38,500 or 32% of the community are native born Israelis.” [wiki]
Also, you need to take into account what led to the situation you describe. Israel isn’t that rich and it’s a welfare state, which supports its own poor via money paid to families with numerous children (Haredi Jews and Israeli Arabs – I mean citizens of Israel). It had to receive thousands of immigrants in a short amount of time and support them.
“According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the Arab population in 2013 was estimated at 1,658,000, representing 20.7% of the country’s population”
“The number of Haredi Jews in Israel is rising rapidly. The number of children per woman is 6.2, and the share of Haredim among those under the age of 20 was 16.3% in 2009 (29% of Jews).”
You talked about the right to have as many children as one wishes. However, having a right doesn’t make having 10 children you can’t support a moral thing.
Also, you need to take into account what led to the situation you describe. Israel isn’t that rich and it’s a welfare state, which supports its own poor via money paid to families with numerous children (Haredi Jews and Israeli Arabs – I mean citizens of Israel). It had to receive thousands of immigrants in a short amount of time and support them. […] You talked about the right to have as many children as one wishes. However, having a right doesn’t make having 10 children you can’t support a moral thing.
All I hear is, I can excuse selectively imposing my morals on women’s bodies because I created a colonial state I can’t afford and yet continue to expand while women with 10 children should have stopped at 5.
I’m done with you.