Sunday, 20th September, 2020 (The Inside Palestine)- Pro-Palestine activists respond to the use of veganism to propagandize the occupation.
For over a decade, ‘ Israel’ has sought to “wash” the crimes of occupation, apartheid and ethnic cleansing by carefully crafting the image of ‘Israel’ as a progressive, forward-thinking oasis of modernism in the Middle East.
Over the past several years, veganism has increasingly been weaponized for the same ends. Animal advocates across the West have been influenced by various claims of a vegan/ animal rights “revolution” in ‘Israel’ and even participated in aspects of veganwashing. By contrast, the emerging animal rights movement in Palestine – like all social movement struggles – has suffered greatly under Israel’s occupation and violent expansionist agenda.
Hence, Pro-Palestine groups, represented in VPalestine, Palestine SunBird, Palestine Online, and Palestine Defense Forces, defend the Palestinian issue by saying:
Facts about so-called “Israel”:
– “Israel” is an entity that was established on the blood of Palestinians.
– The apartheid regime is doing its best to whitewash its crimes committed against Palestinians.
– To “Israel”, stop murdering Palestinians & playing the role of victim!
— МŐĤÁММĔĎ ĦĀMĀM (@19992Moh) September 20, 2020
Stealing Palestinian lands, building their illegal settlements, murdering Palestinian people in cold blood and detaining them, launching wars from time to time on Gaza, and now, covering up these crimes by such thing! Is it a joke from “Israel”?
— Ahlam (@Ahlam_Shala96) September 20, 2020
While 3 per cent of israeli Jews are vegan, the number of 48 Palestinians (Palestinians who were not expelled from their lands in 1948 and live in what is today israel) who are vegan is twice as big.#FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/UWF9kxaqGr
— ✌#FreePalestine 🇵🇸💕🇵🇸. Doha From Hamamah ❤️🇵 (@Free_Pales2020) September 19, 2020
As a free Palestinian faced three bloody wars in Gaza,lost a close friend who i couldn’t recognize him after being shelled by israeli rocket ;I believe that Israeli’s are not even close to vegans, those who are in love with children blood,,they r more close to wolves.#SaveGaza pic.twitter.com/HFyiu3VQdp
— Ahmad Abu Rizik (@YWs0r) September 19, 2020
Oh! Not killing animals but killing the Palestinians and displaced them by force. Israel is a brutal occupation. There are 149 Palestinians who lost their lives in 2019 because of the Israeli occupation.#FreePalestine 🇵🇸🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/mwa5aROyyw
— Alina💚 (@AlinaHudsonn1) September 19, 2020
What an irony, Israel is a murderer, always thirsty for blood, that kills innocent people and children in cold blood, trying to appear as a peace-loving advanced country that encourages not to kill animals? You must see the crimes of Israel.🇵🇸🇵🇸👇👇 pic.twitter.com/myU23Flk4q
— Nurse Olfat (@nurse_olfat) September 19, 2020
— Nour AB. (@NBPOC2) September 19, 2020
While Israel supports Vegans. It violates every human right of the Palestinians. Israeli Occupation never stopped stealing the Palestinian land and its resources. What a Shame!!
— mohammed Hani (@nazli_mohammed) September 19, 2020
Israel is using vegan washing in order to cover up the damage it is causing to the Palestinian life and to veganism in Palestine
— Enas Wjeeh👩🎓 (@EnasQeshta) September 19, 2020