Bahrain follows Israel’s genocidal lead: analyst

April 25, 2011 - 0:0

The Manama regime is following an Israeli pattern in committing genocide against the Bahraini people, a political analyst says.

“The ruling regime in Bahrain is using a Zionist technique just like the Zionists want to get rid of the Palestinians. The Khalifa wants to get rid of the Shias, which is unfortunate,” Nada Hashwi told Press TV.
“It is like a déjà vu to me with how the Israeli-Zionist state is behaving in Palestine with the destruction of homes, mosques and killing of people,” she further pointed out.
Hashwi argued that the Manama regime is “trying so hard to bring it (popular uprising) into a sectarian war, but until now it has not happened.”
She lashed out at Washington's silence over massive rights violations in Bahrain, saying that is because the Manama regime is a key U.S. “ally” in the Persian Gulf region.
“The U.S. gets paid enough to keep its mouth shut regarding the genocide, tortures and killings that have been happening,” she further explained.
Bahrain forces raid girls school again
Saudi-backed Bahraini forces launch a second raid on an all-girls' school in the north of the country, in line with violent crackdown on the popular revolution the government is facing.
Eyewitnesses say the Saudi-backed forces took away several teachers during the Sunday attack on the secondary school, located in the Hamad Town.
The parents of students have been notified that their daughters would face interrogation. The school first came under attack less than a week ago.
The attack came amid continued thousands-strong peaceful protests across the Persian Gulf Island. The protesters have been calling for a constitutional monarchy since mid-February.
On March 13, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates deployed police and military forces in the country at Manama's request to help quell the uprising.
Bahrain's biggest political party of al-Wefaq said on Saturday that the forces have destroyed over 30 holy sites, including 16 mosques, since the government's imposition of martial law last month.
Other reports say over 28 mosques and 50 mourning halls have been destroyed.
The Bahraini regime has reportedly deployed a massive number of security forces in villages to terrorize protesters.
Rights groups say government forces have even raided hospitals and tortured doctors and patients as part of their efforts to suppress the protests. They also say that more than 30 medical workers have gone missing.
The Amnesty International says it is concerned about the fate of many missing activists and the widespread torture of detained protesters.
Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet.
Since mid-February, thousands of anti-government protesters in Bahrain have poured into the streets, calling for an end to al-Khalifa dynasty, which has ruled the country for almost forty years.
On March 13, Saudi-led forces were dispatched to the Persian Gulf island at Manama's request to quell countrywide protests.
According to local sources, dozens of people have been killed and hundreds arrested so far during the government clampdown on the peaceful demonstrations.
(Source: Press TV)
Photo: A Bahraini man holds up a scarf with Arabic writing that reads, 'I love you my country' in Manama on February 19, 2011. -