In the 6 months I spent in Palestine and Jordan living as a Palestinian, living in Bethlehem, living in the noman's land in Hebron and travelling the country I did not meet any Palestinians that were interested in solutions that didn't improve the quality of their lives.
Every Palestinian had Israeli friends. They would protest together against the settlement activity, they were trading with each other, they were listening to music in Hebrew, Arabic and English. Some specifically wanted to go and live in Tel Aviv because they were more interested in modernity.
I met people who lived in houses that were over 800 years old whose family tree was rooted in the very building in which they live. I met people who were eager to sell pottery, marble and compressed tiles. I stayed with a family with 13 children.
I met a young man that had been knifed by Israelis who a week earlier had been his "friends". I met people whose education had been interrupted by the 2nd intifada who could speak 3 languages but read and write none.
I saw work sites that were a danger to those on site. I saw a total lack of responsibility for the environment where cars were repaired and break fluid was poured onto the earth. I saw potters working with their feet next to open v-belts and kilns that belched carbon pollution into the environment.
I shot video in Hebron on the same side as the IDF with Palestinians and freely moved to the same side as the protester and continued to shoot. I took my shoes off at the direction of the IDF to enter the Ibrahim Mosque only to witness 40 members of the IDF inside with boots on.
I had multiple encounters with the PA security services... once they stopped me and closed the bonnet of my car with a smile. They chased me for 5 kms on the road when I failed to pull over because my Arabic speaking mates heard the instructions wrong, we all laughed.
I danced and laughed with the boys in an all male party before a wedding. I was told it was dance or sing else I would be insulting my hosts. Thank god I was able to avoid the singing. Others weren't so lucky.
I met 2 deaf brothers in Hebron who were routinely beaten up by the IDF because they could not hear instructions. One was required to get out of this car and the IDF then stole the car. I was at the disabled school near Bethlehem, the day after 200 children and 20 teaching staff had been teargassed while rehearsing the school performance for parents. I was with my friend swimming in a creek in the national park in Palestine when 30 Orthodox children arrived to swim, with 2 elders and 2 minders with anti-personnel weapons. You would need 2 minders with anti-personnel weapons to stop people LMAO in Australia if you "swam" in a suit.
I looked up from the cafe to the clearly empty rooms of the hotels in Bethlehem 2 weeks before Christmas. Empty because "Jewish Israel" (as my friends described it, or the Jewish Mafia) controlled who goes where and has turned Bethlehem into a place tourists are convinced into believing is unsafe, where they follow a person with a flag and rushed in and out of town so they don't spend any money in Palestine.
My friends who were due to meet me were detained at Ben Gurion Airport, jailed for 1/2 day and exported back to the USA. One was sexually assaulted under the guise of a cavity search. Jennifer is an American Jew and was an Israeli passport holder though travelling on her American passport. That she was to attend her Israeli aunt funeral, that her company had invested over $1M in a fuel tank design that was self-healing with the IDF... none of this mattered. She was sexually assaulted, jailed and then just to be spiteful reported to Interpol and Homeland Security as a suspected terrorist.
I met a young man in Bethlehem who will never be able to leave the hospital because he was shot in the back of the head. Paralysed down one side, part paralysed on the other, suffering from fits, unable to manage a stair, no chance of the bullet being removed without losing his life. And no where he can go. His home can't be adapted for his disability and there is no place where he can live. The rest of his life will be spent in the Bethlehem rehabilitation hospital.
Palestine is a disgrace, and a disgrace of Jewish making. You don't deserve a state. You have proved yourselves to be nothing by fascists and 66 years of Jewish fascism is more than enough. Jewish fascism is what Zionism is. There is no maybe, it is in the rabble in the street yelling "kill the Arabs", the brutality of the IDF, the lie of hasbara, the micro management of the boarders of another people, the 66 years of unrepentant oppression, the manipulation of international political opinion and the failure to take any responsibility for a refugee crisis entirely of Jewish fascist making.
The only thing saving the fascist Jewish state is the lazy western minds that are unable to comprehend the scale of the crime against humanity.