An Open Letter To Barry Grossman

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2019 by ahlamhelwa

Bismillah

Dear Barry Grossman,

I was going to ignore the slanderous accusations you are writing on your Facebook wall about me, but you are also making associated claims about a good friend of mine and that I cannot ignore.

The initial post Janet wrote said-

“I’ve been getting an unusual amount of friend requests recently and have declined most of them after taking a look at their profile. I normally only add those who I have a good number of mutual friends with. I was about to accept this request as we share a number of friends until I saw this pic and thought what about islamophobia! Your views would be appreciated.”

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This was the symbol that prompted her to ask a question on her wall, the same symbol that has been used by someone who trolls Palestinian activists and gets them banned from social media.

Barry, my language towards you, may have been a little uncouth after reading your initial uncouth confrontational and rude reply to Janet’s question as to the identity of the person who had made a friend request, but let me remind you, you were the one who swore first –

“ This is not helpful and a bullshit post. You should learn some basic manners Janet Hussain. As an aside, if you want to build a little enclave around yourself preaching to the choir, go right a head but you would do well to consider  that crowing about such a self-aggrandizing approach does not reflect well on you.”

Let me remind you of my reply to you-

“What is bullshit about this post Barry Grossman? With so many undercover maniac Zionists about, Janet has a right to be suspicious, of any indicator. Why are you so butt hurt? The Zionist have a whole freaking IDF war room concentrating on activist’s, we just have ourselves, so questions have to be asked. We who are Jews have to grow a thick skin and realise such comments are not directed at Jews per (se)ssion.”

Now your reply to me, which I chose to ignore, as you made spurious accusations, an ad honimem attack and used even more uncouth language-

“Butt hurt? We who are Jews? What “we” is that and who is talking about Jews here you moron. Take your fake profile picture, your make believe, cultural Islam idiocy and piss off Sandra. Banging on a Hijab doesn’t alone make you a Muslim and if there are infiltrators that need worrying about, then it would seem you are certainly among them.”

So let me reply to you now, I was born an Ashkenazi Jew, raised as having a Jewish heritage. After my Mother refused to make aliyah to Israel in 1967, my father would frequently point to the menorah he kept in the lounge, and say to us “You live in a secular country, but this is your heritage”. As an adult I could find no peace in a religion that was represented by a State that was born on the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. But in studying Islam, after the events of 9/11, I found peace in my soul. Hence my profile pic, which I had to show solidarity with all my Muslim sisters. I do not normally have my face on display but I had been told World hijab day was coming up. I acknowledge I am the world worst Muslim, my language can grow uncouth when someone attack friends, family or my beloved Palestine astigfirullah lazeem.
When I said “We who are Jews have to grow a thick skin and realise such comments are not directed at Jews per (se)ssion.” I said it in regards to the fact that the symbol in question was in relation to Jews, anti semtism etc, a person had mentioned the holocaust in the first comment, my own heritage, and in regards to the many times I have seen Jewish activists for Palestine get upset over something, that was said in regards to “Jewish Zionists”.

Subsequent to my ignoring you, you blocked me, then went to your own wall and created a post that slanders both Janet and I. Where you discuss how you blocked Janet and her lap DOG (myself), because we had been-

“..violating all the conventions of decency and manners…” and “go on to say our advocacy for Palestine is mindless and unthinking by helping Zionists frame a territorial and Islamic cause into a rant framed entirely in Western inspired human rights term does far more damage than good to the cause…”

Then there is this choice tit bit of yours-

“As for Sandra, her profile does not have any pictures of her, …..although her use of language clearly implies that she is just another foul mouthed American slag”

This is the photo that was on my profile and it can be now found in my profile picture album on Facebook. you can see my saggy eye lids and double chin, and scraggly eyebrows because I do not pluck them. The photo also had a Shehab News Agency frame to it.

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And this final remark that I shall mention that totally misrepresents what I said to you.-

“That her side kick Sandra’s comment to me saying : “Why are you so butt hurt……… Jew”

You deliberately make it  look like I was casting an anti semitic statement to you, when in fact I said, “We who are Jews have to grow a thick skin and realise such comments are not directed at Jews per (se)ssion.”

How hypocritical of you to be talking about decency and manners, you had sworn at Janet before I ever said anything to you. It was your swearing at a loved activist and my friend that prompted my reply to you in the style that I did.
You clearly lied about me not having a photo of myself on my profile, because you had already seen one, and had spoken about me wearing a hijab. I have subsequently changed my picture but its still me. You tell people I am an “American slag”, another lie, apparently as well as the  claim you are an “international lawyer”,  your also an “expert profiler”. Sorry mate you lied once again, I am definitely not American, epic fail.
You insinuate I am an infiltrator, and that I am damaging the cause. I am not the one appearing on Press TV advocating when it should be a Palestinian speaking, YOU ARE.

I chose to communicate to you through this blog, because in 2015 I had wrote a post about the importance of the authenticity of the Palestinian narrative. All I do for Palestine now, is pass on information, the tiniest cog in a big wheel and I do not presume to be  anything else. You can go, and do and say what ever you want about me, but it will not stop me from daily reposting information in regards to the ethnic cleansing and incremental genocide of the Palestinian people, committed by the Jewish state known as Israel, which claims to represent all Jews. Obviously the biggest lie of all, when it comes to lying because we all know this is not true.

And your worse lie of all, you said Janet was-

“Violating all the conventions of decency and basic manners, she took a screen shot of a friend request a brother in the UAE with 4000+ friends apparently sent to her, and after photoshopping an image she claims to have found on his page somewhere, posted it with comments……”

A quick look at the person in question photos, show that he up loaded the picture himself, because it appears in his profile album so its obvious you are lying yet again Barry. I present you with the screen shot.

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Finally Barry, your referred to as an “International lawyer” but you certainly do not behave like one. This is my one and only communique to you on the matter, I have read of your past mental health problems. You can choose to say what you like about me I do not care, but please cease and desist in regards to what you are saying about Janet Hussain, her caution about adding someone to her contact list does not deserve the vile slander and allegations you are making about her, she is a good hearted woman, sister and Muslima.

To anyone else reading this, I apologise for having to do this publicly, when I know such events do not help the cause. Barry Grossman chose to block, then publicly malign myself and Janet Hussain, in a  manner where we could not actually defend ourselves. As a lawyer he should know everyone has a right to a defence, he chose not to give that right to us. I have endeavoured to present the events in a clear and  concise manner in the order that they happened with suitable commentary.

And to you Omar al Mahdi, I am sorry you got dragged into such a brouhaha. My sister and friend Janet was being cautious when she saw the symbol displayed on your picture. It had been used by someone actively getting Palestinian activists banned from social media. Also if you had not noticed, it was shaped in the symbol of the Magom David, the symbol that appears on the flag of the Zionist state.

May Allah forgive me if I have written anything wrong here. Amen

 

 

 

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Information for Next Fridays “Great March” Gaza

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2018 by ahlamhelwa

Cover your face!!!!

IMPORTANT ATTENTION
The “Israeli” enemy are taking photos of the protestors at the borderline and observing their facebook accounts to get informations about them.
Then they choose who to targed the operation dont take more than 10 minutes the “israeli” soldiers are sending the pictures to a electronic special force within minutes they are searching for the accounts and look for specific signs like hamas or Islamic jihad flags or posts to support the resistance or even just political posts they have “indicators” to chosse a possible “target”.
Focus at the coming points please:
– It is recommendable to cover your face when you went to the borderfence.
– try not to give much informations through your livestreams or posts don’t mention names of persons or specific and exact places.
– try to bring Mirrors or Alu foil with you the reflection of the mirrors or alufoil will irritate the enemy sniper.
– bring buckets if you can fill them half with water around the prayer area and after the sand barrikade when the enemy drones or soldiers are firing gas grenades put the buckets filled with water over the landet smoke grenade, this will prevent the smoke to spread.
– try to create thick smoke to disrupt the sight of the soldiers.
Dont share just COPY PAST
#friday_borderline_gazastrip
#greatreturnmarch

Also “Important”

A member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), warned that the Israeli occupation forces would use internationally banned gas during the return march on the Gaza Strip borders next Friday, the ‘Adamsite’ gas, which is one of the most dangerous types of gases, an arsenical derivate which has serious consequences on the lives of participants. Adamsite bombs produce smoke which has the same color of the tires’ smoke when they’re ignited, that characteristic advantages the Zionist army, as the Gaza citizens are preparing to use a large number of tires to ignite them on the border with the Gaza Strip next Friday to distract the snipers.

First Aid
GENERAL INFORMATION: The effects of exposure to vomiting agents under usual outdoor conditions generally are self-limited, disappearing in 20 minutes to 2 hours, and require no specific therapy other than symptomatic relief. Exposure to large concentrations of adamsite (DM), or exposure to adamsite (DM) within an enclosed space or under adverse weather conditions, may result in more severe adverse health effects, serious illness, or death and may require supportive measures for symptomatic complaints of eye, skin, and airway irritation.
ANTIDOTE: There is no antidote for adamsite (DM) toxicity.
EYE:
Immediately remove the patient/victim from the source of exposure.
Immediately wash eyes with large amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes.
Provide symptomatic relief.
Seek medical attention immediately.
INGESTION:
Immediately remove the patient/victim from the source of exposure.
Provide symptomatic relief.
Seek medical attention immediately.
INHALATION:
Immediately remove the patient/victim from the source of exposure.
Evaluate respiratory function and pulse.
Ensure that the patient/victim has an unobstructed airway.
If shortness of breath occurs or breathing is difficult (dyspnea), administer oxygen.
Assist ventilation as required. Always use a barrier or bag-valve-mask device.
If breathing has ceased (apnea), provide artificial respiration.
Gargling may provide symptomatic relief.
Seek medical attention immediately.
SKIN:
Immediately remove the patient/victim from the source of exposure.
May require the use of soothing compounds such as calamine, camphor, or mentholated creams.
See the Decontamination section for patient/victim decontamination procedures.
Seek medical attention immediately.

Long-Term Implications
MEDICAL TREATMENT: A small minority (fewer than 1%) of people will experience serious, prolonged adverse health effects following adamsite exposure. Those seeking medical attention will generally have complaints relating to ocular, airway, and/or skin irritation. Patient/victims with severe or prolonged adverse health effects should be observed until effects abate.
Eyes should be carefully examined for retained foreign bodies and irrigated with water or saline. Use of topical antibiotics and eye solutions to relieve irritation should be used and referral to an ophthalmologist is suggested.
Use of oxygen and bronchodilators (if bronchospasm is present) may be necessary in patients with underlying respiratory disease.
More persistent and severe skin irritation may require the use of soothing compounds such as calamine, camphor, or mentholated creams. Large blisters, if present, should be debrided and irrigated several times daily. Use of a topical dermal antibiotic is recommended.
DELAYED EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE: Not established/determined
EFFECTS OF CHRONIC OR REPEATED EXPOSURE: Information is unavailable about the carcinogenicity, developmental toxicity, or reproductive toxicity of chronic or repeated exposure to adamsite (DM).

 

Tzai Hanegbi threatens “Pogrom”

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25, 2017 by ahlamhelwa

In a move reminiscent of the Nazi press,  Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister and  close ally of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Tzai Hanegbi threatens a third Nakba aka pogrom.

It brought to my mind a different threat made in another time, in a different century with the same intention in mind, but the intended victims then were the Jews. While the world may not understand the Arabic word nakba, it is more likely to understand the word pogrom, since the word pogrom has been beaten into world consciousness.A pogrom/nakba is the organised destruction of an ethnic group, its literal meaning is devastation.

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To fully understand what Hanegbi is threatening,we need to take a look at witness testimony from the first Nakba

Deir Yassin 9/14/1948

…………..whenever the Jews occupied a house, they would blow it up, then direct a call to the inhabitants to flee or face death. Believing the threat, the people left in terror in hopes of saving their children and women. But what should the Stern and Irgun gangs do but rush to mow down whoever fell within range of their weapons. Then, in a picture of barbarism the likes of which humanity has rarely witnessed except on the part of the most depraved, the terrorists began throwing bombs inside the houses in order to bring them down on whoever was inside…..

…………A woman who survived the massacre by the name of Halima Id describes what happened to her sister. She says, “I saw a soldier grabbing my sister, Salihaal-Halabi, who was nine months pregnant. He pointed a machine gun at her neck,then emptied its contents into her body. Then he turned into a butcher, and grabbed a knife and ripped open her stomach to take out the slaughtered child with his iniquitous Nazi knife.”

Biet Daras 21 May 1948

….. after a number of failed attempts to occupy this village, the Zionists mobilized a large contingent and surrounded the village. The people of Beit Daras decided that women and children should leave. As women and children left the village they were met by the Zionist army who massacred them despite the fact that they could see they were women and children fleeing the fighting.

To read more of what close ally of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Tzai Hanegbi  meant when he made his threat,you can find more testimony at Former Israeli commander confesses to razing entire villages during Nakba

To the long suffering people of Palestine, and to the brave courageous defenders of Al Aqsa, the Hanegbi statement is part of a PSY War, a war for your minds. Dont let them win, don’t tolerate metal detectors and being herded like cattle in order to pray. When Hanegbi made that statement he did not factor in that it is now 2017, and the world is well aware of the Zionist perfidy, and that Zionist crime can no longer be hidden. And he has definitely underestimated the support Palestine has.

I began this item with  linking the threat  of Zionist Hanegbi to threats of the Nazis, and then came across the quote below , in the link posted above

 

“The repression from Israel is the worst form of Apartheid. Nobody has the faintest idea of what is going on here, even the best informed people. Everything is in pieces, the land is destroyed and nothing else may be planted. All this smells like a boot camp, like Auschwitz. The israeli have turned into NAZI JEWS”

What is Vidu Hariga?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 26, 2015 by ahlamhelwa

There is no limit to the unconscionable acts that the Israeli Occupation IOF aka Jewish State Terrorist Force will commit.One of the foulest must surely be the act known as vidu hariga, an act that has been increasingly witnessed since the start of the latest wave of unrest in the West Bank. The literal term vidu hariga is vidu “make sure” and hariga “the act of killing”.

The latest victim to this unconscionable act is Mohammad Shubaki 19, a young Palestinian who allegedly stabbed a member of the IOF. Israeli news service I24 News reported  the incident surrounding Shubaki’s death like this-

“The assailant, named as Mohammad Shubaki, 19, from Al Fawwar refugee camp. was shot by security forces on the scene.A spokeswoman for Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem said Shubaki was pronounced dead after resuscitation efforts failed. A doctor said he had suffered bullet wounds to his chest and stomach.”

Yet video evidence of the incident shows that after shooting Shubaki, members of the IOF stood around him watching him bleed out, not offering any assistance as he cried out “God help me”, to which an Israeli officer replies “Leave God now, God will not help you, we are the only ones who can help you and only if you tell us who sent you here.” 

While the illegal and immoral act of vidu hariga is described as a shot in the head to finish off an injured enemy combatant,surely ignoring the IOF’s ethical norm towards injured prisoners by not administering first aid, thus ensuring their death, can also be called an act of vidu hariga as well.The repugnant act of denying  injured people assistance, leaving them to bleed out,thus ensuring their death is further evidence of the moral depravity the Jewish state is sinking further  into, just  like Alice falling down through the rabbit hole.

 

 

On the Importance of the Palestinians Relating Their Own Narrative

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2015 by ahlamhelwa

I was really pleased to see that Ramzy Baroud has written an article on the importance of the Palestinians narrating their own narrative, its called Recasting the Rules: An Intellectual Intifada in the Offing

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While Baroud’s article speaks of the Narrative on the wider stage, in terms of intellectuals and academia I think it should also be read and understood by activists and supporters of Palestine on a more individual level as well.Because even amongst some of us there is a tendency to “marginalize and fundamentally misunderstand” the Palestinian narrative at times.

Reading Barouds article brought to mind a conversation I was in a couple of days ago, as well as myself there was an American and a Gazan who had seen a new type of plane flying over Gaza, which was thought to be an F35. Instead of calmly discussing the fact that Israel would nor have F35’s until 2016 the American “supporter” became verbally abusive towards the Gazan. The American was insistent that there was no way an F35 could of been over Gaza and that what had been seen was a drone, and he would not take into account the fact that the person he was speaking to hears the sounds of all Israel’s planes and drones on a daily basis,from the moment he wakes until he falls to sleep,so would be very aware when he heard and saw something different  in the sky.In Gaza your ability to survive can often depend on what you see and hear happening in the skies above your head.

The next days I read this piece of information “Tomorrow, October 18, 2015, will begin the bi-annual Blue Flag joint Air Force exercise involving the Israeli Air Force, United States Air Force and other allied nations……….”.The possibility that an F35 had flown over Gaza increased exponentially being that the USAF was possibly in the area.Perhaps the Israelis who are purchasing this machine, were given a demonstration on how it would perform over their own terrain?

If we activist/supporters of Palestine  fail “to appreciate the authenticity of the Palestinian narrative” at this level, what hope is there of it being understood in a wider arena? If we activist/supporters become abusive, accusative or attack those we profess to be supporting we are not better than the Zionists,who have been treating the Palestinians like this for far to long.

  I am back

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2015 by ahlamhelwa

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In 2013 I stopped writing post to this blog. Because as a non Palestinian I felt it was more important for the Palestinian voice to be heard rather than mine. So I went away and promoted the Palestinian voice in other spheres, but the events of the past few months leading to the crescendo of the past couple of weeks have brought me back again. Shocking events one would never expect to see from a country that nominally called itself a “democracy”.

So what was I doing in all that time? I travelled and lived in the Middle East for a while; I immersed myself in the life and culture of the ME. My heart broke standing on the Jordan shore of the Dead Sea as I looked into my beloved Palestine from a distance, he who must be obeyed, had already decided I would probably not get past the entrance way because I had said far too much over the years. So after blowing kisses and making a silent promise to return I had to turn away and walk away from my beloved Palestine.

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Posted in Uncategorized on April 10, 2013 by ahlamhelwa