Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children … If you want peace and democracy, I will support you. If you want formal Apartheid, we will not support you. If you want to support racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing, we will oppose you—wrote Nelson Mandela in a letter to Thomas Friedman, a prominent journalist and writer for the New York Times.
Once upon a time, the Palestinian people lived in peace in Palestine, a land which held great significance for Muslims, Christians and Jews, a land marked by the mystery which is God, a land which still echoes of the miracles of a time long gone, a land where it has been foretold the very fate of humanity will be sealed.
Such is the land of Palestine, a land so coveted and argued over that it has witnessed more than its fair share of battles, its earth soaked with the blood of martyrs and criminals, its skies darkened by the fire of hatred, its streams coloured red by the hatred of men.
But if Palestine history has seen many tyrants and many injustices over the centuries, its greatest tribulation would come by the hands of Zionists, when the British Empire would chose to support the claims of the likes of Rothschild or Rockefellers.
It all started with the Balfour Declaration in 1917 when, Britain Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour told Baron Walter Rothschild that his Majesty’s government was favourable to “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”
The Balfour Declaration main excerpt read as follow, “His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
With those few words, Balfour doomed more than just Palestine; he bloated the sun for millions of Muslims across the world, as he blew the foreboding horn of war across the Islamic Ummah.
But the real horror of Israel would come by means of its systematic and sickeningly institutionalized ethnic cleansing and apartheid methods. As if fuelled by the fires of hell, Israel has spat its venom across time and space ever since its founders anchored its temple of malice on the land we all once called Palestine.
Looking back in time at the map of Palestine, it becomes only too evident that the entity which calls itself Israel has acted an invading force, a tyrant, a persecutor and a destroyer. Wherever and whenever the boot of an Israeli soldier has pounded the ground of Palestine, pain and hardship have ensued.
Children have been tore away from their mothers’ arms to be savagely beaten, teenagers have been gunned down, women have been humiliated and disrespected, the elderly have been persecuted, all in the name of Israel’s unquenchable sadistic tendencies.
Wherever one might look in Israel, Palestine still cries out in pain, a people are awaiting vindication, a people will never forgive or forget the abuse and infamy which was committed onto them by the evil which Israel in its decades of existence has become.
But if Israel has been keen to present itself as a force of good, a promoter of peace before the world’s communities, as to better justify its coming to existence and manipulate the media into promoting its version of events, its narrative, Israel blatant disrespect for basic moral values, its insistence to violate every articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has made its evil impossible to ignore.
The majority of Israelis actually approve and welcome their leaders’ systematic oppressive and repressive racist policies against the Palestinian people. A survey conducted in 2012 actually exposed the true nature of Israel’s hateful ideology.
The survey, conducted by Dialog exposed anti-Arab, ultra-nationalist views espoused by a majority of Israeli Jews. The survey was commissioned by the Yisraela Goldblum Fund and is based on a sample of 503 interviewees.
It appeared that the majority of the Jewish public, 59%, favours work discrimination based on ethnicity with preference for Jews over Arabs in admission to jobs in government ministries. 49% Israeli Jews want Jews to be treated better than Arabs; 42% don't want to live in the same building as Arabs and 42% don't want their children to be in the same class as Arab children. 69% wish to abolish Palestinians’ right to vote and 74% want to see erect segregated roads for Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank.
Such is the reality of Israel.
How can we forget how Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu have both exposed that Israel is doing to Palestinians what white South Africans did to black South Africans; the very men who have through their own suffering and tribulations learn the meaning of racism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing?
In March 2014, Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories told a news conference that Israeli policies bore "unacceptable characteristics of colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing.”
He declared, "Every increment of enlarging the settlements or every incident of house demolition is a way of worsening the situation confronting the Palestinian people and reducing what prospects they might have as the outcome of supposed peace negotiations."
So where does one go when the walls of injustice have surrounded them? One would hope that they will stand in spite of and despite everything, for before evil one never does falter; rather one endures, for victory is not always in the here and now.
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