July 25, 2014 – International Day of Al-Quds
From Arab Voices website: “Al-Quds Day is a day of solidarity with the oppressed innocent civilian Palestinians in their struggle against the racist oppressive Zionist-Apartheid system of Israel and a day of protest against the occupation of the grand historic Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Zionist regime. (What a joke. –ed.) Al-Quds Day also extends beyond Palestine to support all innocent and oppressed people in their struggles across the world. All over the world seminars, rallies and marches are held on this day, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan in order to pledge solidarity with those seeking peace through justice.”
Take note: Israel is the ONLY middle eastern country in which Arabs/Muslims are fully free. From the Jewish Virtual Library: ”
“Israel is one of the most open societies in the world. Out of 5.6 million people, nearly 1.1 million-19 percent of the population-are non Jews (815,000 Muslims, 163,000 Christians and 96,000 Druze).
Arabs in Israel have equal voting rights; in fact, it is one of the few places in the Middle East where Arab women may vote. Today women hold 9 of the 120 Knesset seats. Eleven Arabs and one Druze are in the current Knesset. Israeli Arabs have also held various government posts, including one who served as Israel’s ConsulGeneral in Atlanta. Arabic, like Hebrew, is an official language in Israel.
Today, more than 200,000 Arab children attend Israeli schools. At the time of Israel’s founding, there was but a single Arab high school in the country. Today, there are hundreds of Arab schools.
The sole legal distinction between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel is that the latter are not required to serve in the Israeli army. This was to spare Arab citizens the need to take up arms against their brethren…”
Proud young Muslim men Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
The Muslim crowd was very large- well over a thousand people Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Remember, this is July- very hot, well over 90 degrees, humid, and these ladies were fasting for Ramadan, no water for them. Yet they wrapped themselves up in multiple layers, long sleeves, scarves around their heads and shoulders. A shocking lack of common sense.
Little children are indoctrinated into this cult of hate.
What kind of man lets his wife and daughter suffer in such inappropriate clothing?
Here’s a clue for you, lady. Stop sending rockets into Israel, stop digging tunnels for the purpose of terrorizing Jews, stop kidnapping and killing Jews- and there wouldn’t be 800+ dead. Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Lots of police on horseback on the Palestinian side. None needed on the Israel side.
A young woman from the Palestinian side ran across Westheimer to the Israel side several times to taunt the Israel supporters, flipping the bird and saying “F**k you! F**k you guys!” Her mother must be so proud!
From our friend Eddie Gallegos, on facebook:
“The black flag of al Qaeda. This is a cropped shot of the last cropped shot. Notice the guy in the middle, the one with the black t-shirt. Look just below his face. See the Arabic script. That is the black flag of al Qaeda. He held itabove the heads of the two people in front of him. When I crossed the street and looked in his direction, he slowly lowered it. I can’t say it’s because he noticed my gear, but I can say he seemed to have gotten spooked by something or someone. I searched for him several times but could not find him.
So there you have it. An AQ sympathizer among a crowd of ‘peaceful’ protesters.”
The pro-Gaza, pro-Hamas, pro-terror side was very strident, very hateful in their speeches and chants. It was the same old, same old: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” “Free, free Palestine”, and so forth. What do they want? A world free of Jews. They are born and bred to hate Jews.
Things were different on the Israel side. There was Israeli music and dancing, and chants of “Hamas! No mas!”.
Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Supporter of Israel Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Truth Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
The pro Israel side also had a very large crowd.
Photo credit Eddie Gallegos
Bottom line: The terrorists in Gaza must stop sending rockets into Israel. They must stop building tunnels for the purpose of terror. They must stop kidnapping, torturing and killing Jews. If they could live in peace, Israel would not be forced to go to war against them.
And finally, from photographer Eddie Gallegos, a video: