There are a multitude of people (including here) who strongly deny that Israel is an apartheid state. How they can repeatedly deny this is, frankly, amazing when the definition of "apartheid" proves what liars they are.
Repeated instances of this abound. For example:
On February 3rd, 2018 a group of extremist Israeli colonists attacked several Palestinian farmers on their own lands in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
The settlers hurled stones at the farmers, hitting several, while shouting and cussing at them. The attackers forced the Palestinians out of their lands, and threatened to kill them.
Not only were the settlers not arrested... Israeli soldiers stood nearby to protect the settlers, without intervening.
Now compare that to:
On December 15th, 2017, 15-year-old Mohammad Tamimi was shot in the face by an Israeli soldier while participating in an unarmed protest of Trump's Jerusalem declaration. Just minutes later, his 16-year-old cousin Ahed rose up to protect her family’s home after two armed soldiers invaded her yard. Ahed asked the soldiers to leave. When they refused, and tried to use her property as a base from which to shoot at protesters, she slapped one of them.
Ahed was arrested a few days later in the middle of the night. Her cousin Noor and her mother Nariman were also arrested. All three have been indicted by Israel's military court, which has a 99.7% conviction rate and lacks basic fair trial protections.
Ahed has been denied bail, has repeatedly been interrogated, kept in isolation and constantly moved around to different jails so that people could not contact her (including attorneys) and her trial has been repeatedly postponed at the request of the Israeli military who will illegally be holding the trial of a civilian.
All of this happened in spite of both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch calling for her release.
Get it yet? We, the American people, are GIVING the Apartheid state of Israel almost $4 billion per year.
Just to make it clear(er)... Apartheid is an international crime. In accordance with Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Israel is guilty of acts such as torture, murder, forcible transfer, imprisonment, or persecution of an identifiable group on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, or other grounds, "committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime".
Ahed Tamimi is a political prisoner of an apartheid regime.
If you are okay with her abuse at the hands of Israel please say so in the comments so that I can add YOU to my "Fuck Off and Die" list.
If you are NOT okay with what is happening to her, do not wish to support international criminals and/or no longer wish to send your tax dollars to an apartheid regime then: