ZIONIST ISRAEL’S CRIMES ARE NOT NEW
Posted by musliminsuffer on December 31, 2008
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
=== News Update ===
ZIONIST ISRAEL’S CRIMES ARE NOT NEW
[By Dr. Mohamed Elmasry] – Dec 30, 2008
The inflicting of war-crime acts and crimes against humanity is not new to the history of Zionist Israel.
Zionism — for those still confused by the relentless media “spin” deliberately clouding the issue — is a neo-fascist ideology based on giving a “birthright” guarantee to Jews anywhere on the planet to settle in Palestine.
Zionists have resorted to any means available to implement this discriminatory and openly racist ideology – including mass killing, terrorism, forced displacement, destruction of property and ethnic cleansing – in their policy of oppressing native Palestinians in every aspect of their day-to-day struggle for survival. Israel’s recent heavy aggression against Palestinians in the Gaza strip is only the latest act designed to accomplish an evil policy designed to inflict death, destruction and misery on the entire population.
The world must be reminded yet again that the artificially created Zionist state of Israel has no constitution. This was not a historical oversight by any means; having a constitution would require the country to define its borders and to state categorically who meets the criteria of citizenship. Thus it has proven convenient for Israel to “postpone” the issue of constitutional legitimacy while its government continually pushes to expand the border regions in order to accommodate more and more illegal Jewish settlements.
The Gaza strip is a small ribbon of land some 40 kms in length and ranging in width between 6 and 12 km. Crammed into this tiny area are 1.5 million native Palestinians living in deplorable conditions; many contemporary historians have aptly compared Gaza to the cramped and destitute Warsaw Ghetto of World War II.
Zionist Israel has demonstrated no inclination whatsoever to give these people their liberty. Instead it chooses to treat Gaza as a mass concentration camp. The IDF occupational ground forces may have been gone since 2005, but Zionist Israel still controls all of Gaza’s ports, border-crossing points, and its sky. And as if economic and humanitarian strangulation were not enough, it has launched the most violent military siege in recent decades; if it continues against a virtually weaponless population, the result can only be a genocidal death toll.
Gaza has, in fact, been reduced to a new Auschwitz: the only difference – a nightmarish irony — is that Jews are now playing the role of Hitler’s ruthless SS.
It is fully expected by international observers that the rising death toll in Gaza will soon top 500 and that thousands more will be wounded; many more will die because basic medical facilities will not be available to treat them in time. Any way one looks at it, this entire Israeli campaign is a horrific war crime and an unjustifiable crime against humanity. Far from seeking out and damaging so-called Hamas operational centres, the bombing attacks have targeted elementary schools, market-places, drug stores, administrative buildings, colleges, private homes, mosques, cultural institutions, roads, businesses, basic infrastructure, etc.
Anyone who knows even a little of the ugly history of Zionism in Palestine since the 1920s is shocked at how easily and conveniently the West has tolerated this planned genocide of Palestinians for so long. Instead, the world’s attention focused on supporting and celebrating Zionist calls for Jews to “return home,” which they did – individually and in groups, by boat, air and road.
The “repatriated” masses soon joined the Zionist military and were thoroughly indoctrinated to hate the native Palestinians, as well as all other Arabs and Muslims worldwide, in that order. They created armed settlements, terrorizing the natives, displacing their families and killing whoever resisted eviction, including women and children.
The bloody history of Zionist Jews in Palestine is a shameful mistake and hiding its facts away from generations of Westerners is the ugliest disinformation campaign ever waged in human history. Never were so many crimes against humanity covered so thoroughly and for so long.
International law gives native Palestinians the right to resist the 41-year occupation, but Israeli Zionist lobbyist propaganda publicly blames the victims at every turn and Israel’s government continues to ignore and even dismiss all legal claims and UN resolutions against it.
Zionist Israel and the Israeli Zionist lobbyists in the West have claimed continuously that the current genocidal onslaught in Gaza is “only a war against Hamas” and that it was caused only “by the firing of Palestinian rockets on Israel.” This is just one more lie to add to the long list of distortions and misinformation being promulgated about native Palestinians.
Hamas has repeatedly stated that it is ready and willing to stop all firing of home-made rockets – its only effective form of as a form of resistance — if Zionist Israel would lift the deadly blockade that is starving and killing the Palestinian people. Zionist Israel has repeatedly said “No.”
Even during a six-month ceasefire, which Hamas observed, Zionist Israel killed 49 Palestinians. Not a single Israeli was killed.
Amira Hass of the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz wrote; “Israel’s (current) war is not against Hamas, it’s against all the Palestinians.”
As part of its Nazi-like blockade of Gaza, Zionist Israel has turned away boat after boat carrying humanitarian aid in the form of food, medicines and other basic supplies desperately needed by the women, men and children of Gaza. As a result untold hundreds, maybe thousands, of Palestinians have perished because they were denied access to medical care or medicine.
Zionist Israel claims it wants to live in peace since ending the formal military occupation of Gaza in 2005. But the truth in action is anything but peace-seeking. The land occupation of Gaza was replaced with an even harsher blockade and the continued full control of Gazan skies, coastline and border crossings, even the Rafah lifeline crossing with Egypt.
In effect, Zionist Israel has given native Palestinians in Gaza one of two obscene choices: to die of starvation as a result of the blockade, or be exterminated by the Israeli-American war machine.
This latest escalation of Zionist Israel’s genocidal onslaught against native Palestinians must stop. And the fascist, racist ideology of Zionism must be fully exposed and to people of conscience everywhere, both Jews and non-Jews. The world must see Zionism for what it is and categorically reject it as the ethical travesty it is. Then, and only then, can there be any chance for peace to prevail in a place once called “the Holy Land.”
(Dr. Mohamed Elmasry is Professor Emeritus of Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo; co-founder and past president, The Canadian Islamic Congress and Editorial Board member, The Canadian Charger. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org )
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