State terrorism requires more action than condemnation


Today, the whole world is witnessing Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories as Tel Aviv continues to specifically target the peaceful worshipers of the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.

Israel also continues its attempt to evict Palestinians from their homes and steal them for the Jewish settlers, who came from different countries to live in Palestine.

Israel’s daring and illegality naturally fueled Palestinian anger, but the attacks on the sacred Al-Aqsa compound played a major role in further fueling that anger.

The crisis first erupted following an attempted eviction in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem, which then escalated with the attack on Al-Aqsa.

The Israeli occupation forces have also prepared an atmosphere, particularly in the Bab al-Amoud area, to allow ultra-Orthodox Jews to enter the Al-Aqsa compound to celebrate May 10, which corresponds on Ramadan 28 – a holy day for Muslims.

Behind these two events, we can read the desire of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to please Israeli extremists in order to gain their support and secure his post as Prime Minister. This is also why it provided protection against settler attacks against Palestinians.

Cheikh Jarrah case

As for Palestinian homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, Israeli organizations have long tried to evict 28 Palestinian families who have lived in the neighborhood since 1965, when it was under Jordanian administration.

Zionist gangs had evicted these families from their homes in 1948. Keep in mind that there is a law in Israel called the “Absentee Property Law of 1950” which does not allow Palestinians to recover property lost before that. 1948 and instead authorizes the transfer of assets. to the State of Israel.

Therefore, after the 1948 expulsion, these families began their lives anew in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which at the time was not under Israeli control as East Jerusalem was not occupied until 1967 during the Six Day War.

After a few years, Zionist organizations started distributing Palestinian land to settlers from European countries, and they were not satisfied with this. The occupation government, whenever the opportunity arose, attempted to displace Palestinians to confiscate their properties and use all pressure tools such as restricting movement, imposing high taxes and preventing reconstruction or expansion of houses.

The struggle of these families began in 1972 in Israeli courts, when the Sephardic Community Committee and the Israel Knesset Committee (Committee for Ashkenazi Jews) claimed that they owned the land on which the houses were built. was built in 1885.

Until 1991, Israeli courts could not prove ownership of land to Zionist organizations. Palestinian citizen Suleiman Darwish Hijazi, based on Ottoman-era title deeds documents, which were brought from Turkey in 1997, filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Israel, confirming his ownership of the land on which houses were built in Sheikh Jarrah. But the court refused to accept the documents.

One of the families was evicted in 2008 and this Ramadan attempts were made to forcibly evict the rest of the families.

As for the events of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, they are not new either. The occupation tried two years ago to place electronic gates at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque and attempted to divide the mosque so that Jewish settlers could enter. Today he has succeeded.

This time, the Israeli attacks are being broadcast live on traditional and social channels in all languages, and the world is witnessing the attacks on the worshipers of the holy mosque.

A video of an Israeli settler arrogantly telling a Palestinian woman whose house he was robbing that “if I don’t, someone (else) will steal it” has gone viral. It was just one incident among many.

Israel can no longer hide its continued crimes since 1948. We live in the 21st century with a communications revolution, but Israel still wants to fly in plain view of the world.

Israel occupies, steals

Israel has stolen the land of an entire Palestinian people during the 70 years of conflict, and it wants more.

Well, will the Sheikh Jarrah case end the injustice and turn the tide against Israel? Israel can no longer sell its history to the world. Despite all the support of the Zionist lobby in most of the international media, their lies no longer fool anyone.

Any illegal occupation poses a dilemma. The more an occupation causes crime and anger, the more it faces mobilization.

For this reason, we have seen the strong stand of the Palestinians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque to defend their honor and sanctity. We have seen resistance in Gaza to defend legitimate rights under international law.

By stepping up its attacks on Palestinians, the Israeli occupation has endangered the security of its entity, while the reaction in Jerusalem has sparked a Palestinian uprising that is now spreading to several cities and even inside Israel. . And these cities hadn’t seen any sort of chaos or protests for decades.

Resistance in Gaza has also responded with more force to the attacks than ever before.

Palestinians, men and women, old and young, have done everything they had to. They have paid a heavy price with their blood and their property and they will not back down on this path.

Anyone who says they support freedom must now support the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and support their resistance against the Israeli occupation.

History has taught us that the occupying power does not care about international condemnations or laws. Therefore, what is required is more than just condemnation and denunciation. The occupying power must be held accountable for what it does.

Finally, Jerusalem today is a humanitarian address that brings together all those who aspire to global and regional stability. This is why what is happening in Jerusalem and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque must be a catalyst for unity among the countries of the region and for a reality to be aware of who is the real enemy of humanity and of civilization.

Countries that rushed to normalize with the occupying Power must withdraw from these regrettable measures. Countries in the region must work together to isolate and delegitimize the occupying state and strive to hold it accountable for any aggression.

In fact, the Palestinians have exposed the helplessness and lies of the occupying state because its security and social structure are fragile. It is also a terrorist state and not a democratic state as envisaged by its public diplomacy.


Thelma J. Longworth

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