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Palestinian life is cheap, not just is Gaza, but in the criminally ignored Yarmouk where, in the past few weeks, the forces of the Assad regime have bombarded the camps killing scores of Palestinian refugees and caused hundreds to flee, inflicting a double displacement upon them, many of whom initially fled from the West Bank following the 1967 war because occupation and colonisation by Israel, now fleeing the butchery of the Syrian Baathists.

Unfortunately, this reveals a double standard that will be easily exploited by the sleazy propagandists for Israel against the pro-Palestine solidarity movement. The first thing they will say is it’s funny that you guys only seem to care for dead Palestinians when Israel is doing the killing, I wonder why? — you know what? They’re right. As fucking annoying as it is, Michael Oren, Eli Lake, Bret Stephens and co, despite their motivations and desire to deflect from the crimes of Israel would be 100% correct in making this point.

This is what happens when Jeremy Corbyn, Rania Khalek, Max Blumenthal and Ali Abunimah are most likely the people you will face when engaging with Israel-Palestine. All of whom have either ignored Assad’s murder and torture of Palestinians in Syria and in varying degrees either apologise for Assad or espouse narratives that justify the regime’s war on the Syrian people. These depraved ideolgues are a grave detriment to the Palestine cause and are an absolute gift to pro-Israel apologists because you can’t deny they are wrong.

full: https://medium.com/@buffsoldier_96/palestinian-lives-matter-so-little-in-gaza-yarmouk-d48a8318659e
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