There is no future for Israel despite all the
sinful actions it has committed against the Palestinian people.
For 60 years it has torn apart and occupied this land as well as
tortured, killed, and expelled its people.
I travelled about the land to explore its
tearing process via the apartheid wall and hundreds of other
fixed and portable barriers built in order to paralyze
Palestinians' mobility, kill their ability to live and work,
continuously threaten them with encroachment, and deprive them
of feeling safe and secure in their own country.
I saw the Judeazation of Jerusalem to become
the capital of Israel rather than the promised Palestinian
state. I saw how the settlements are spreading everywhere like
spores inhabited by pervert vagabonds who came from everywhere
around the world to occupy this land. They are given all the
rights and privileges just because they are Jews, they sometimes
claimed, at the expense of the rights of its original
inhabitants, including those who immigrated from their towns but
remained in Palestine, who are being denied the right to return
to their homes.
These people experience all kinds of torture
and humiliation and are prevented from connecting with each
other without a permit justifying their movement from one place
Even a foreign tourist is allowed what they
are denied. However, if this tourist is of Arab origin, or if
his passport indicates that he had visited any Arab countries,
or even if there is mere suspicion about his desire to explore
the situation or support Palestinians, most often he is
subjected to lengthy investigations and stands for hours in the
airport waiting for permission to enter, that is, if he is not
sent back to where he came from as in a recent incident with the
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the
Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 and others.
Everything in historical Palestine that was
occupied in 1948 and 1967 indicates that the Palestinian is
undesired anywhere on this holy land, whether it is under the
direct authority of the Hebrew state, principally under the
Palestinian Authority, or surrounded by walls and isolated from
the world like a large prison such as in Gaza.
In any case, it is a matter of subjection to
occupational authority which continues to be called in common
Western literature a "democratic state" in spite of the West's
knowledge of the schemes prepared to empty the land of its
original inhabitants using all illegitimate means and imposing
these schemes through force, lies, killing, and expulsion. As
one of the Israeli war criminals put it, "The only good
Palestinian is a dead Palestinian."
The schemes laid down to change the map of
the Middle East and control its wealth necessitated, as in the
previous rounds in Iraq, Lebanon, and others, paving the way for
twisting truths, deploying media, and creating fabrications to
demonize the enemy and hence facilitate attacking them with the
least possible moral costs.
Campaigns were launched fabricating so-called
"Islamophobia" in the West so that resistors (particularly
Islamists) would instead be called terrorists and extremists who
should not be dealt with.
Hence, the so-called "war on terror" enabled
the crackdown on philanthropic and humanitarian societies (even
independent figures who were supporters of just causes) and the
freezing of their capital and activities.
It has become easy to bare the victim of all
human characteristics and even hold him responsible for the sins
being committed against him. This is how throughout the years
the so-called "western democracies," international institutions,
and non-governmental organizations became involved in the
In this context, the false claims of Hamas
being responsible for ending the so-called truce as the reason
behind the Gaza holocaust that has continued for more than two
weeks shelling weapons from sea, air, and land, day and night,
some of which are internationally banned, causing massive death
and destruction. It was the Israeli army which had broken the
truce several times while it had been preparing for this round
after the long months of the criminal siege it imposed on the
people of Gaza.
On the other hand, the massacres that are
taking place today in this strong city of Gaza were met with
strong reactions by the civil society, especially the civil
resistance movements leading to the launch of an alternative
globalization of solidarity that exceeds boundaries, connects
cultures, and urges cooperation between people.
Supporting the right of resistance to restore
and defend the right to live originates from the fact that
resistance is a right and duty recognized by international
customs ever since the American Declaration Independence on July
4, 1776 clearly stipulated this right considering a just
authority as that which is agreed upon by the ruled. It was
followed by the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the
Citizen in 1789, which recognized four basic human rights: the
right to possession, to liberty, to security, and to resist
oppression and despotism.
But Europe, the beneficiary of direct
colonialism, would be the last to accept this concept of
resisting colonialism and right of self-determination. In spite
of that, the growth of national liberation movements everywhere
made it impossible to defend incapable people for a long time,
so, the Palestinian people's right to be protected became an
And if the universal human right to resist
was recognized so that a "person doesn't eventually resort to
rebellion," then ruling out this right from the human rights
dictionary doesn't only mean the victory of oppression and
despotism, but also the support of extremism and terrorism.
Civil rebellion, military coups, or at least
a third intifadah (uprising) in Palestine is what we may
witness in the near future as an expression of the boiling Arab
fury that exceeded expectations after inter-Palestinian rifts
caused many to turn away from the issue.
Therefore, everyone is called upon to correct
the course and invest in it positively to confront the law of
power and the imposition of the power of law over people who
don't fear breaking, subjugating, and circumventing laws, and to
reverse the rules of the game and change the wrong equations and
Establishing laws is not only to protect
people from the oppression of the wealthy and powerful, but also
to protect people from their cognitive and psychological
deviations, especially since what is occurring in Gaza rises to
the level of war crimes per the United Nations Charter.
The situation of Gaza Strip, officially under
Israeli occupation, necessitates that the occupying country
respect the 4th Geneva Accords concerned with
protecting civilians. The occupier's military operations also
violate Article 402 of the UN Charter banning resort to force in
international relations, and Article 201 securing people's right
to self-determination. The ten-month siege imposed on Gaza is
also a violation of the basic international and humanitarian
The Hebrew state’s defiance of laws,
legislations, and values results from the protection that places
it above international law and accountability. It is also due to
the weakness of the judicial mechanism in dealing with cases
concerned with escaping punishment.
This is why there must be an expansion of the
forms of solidarity and networking between the free and
democratic people of the world to pressure those representing
them to change their stances that are harming their people,
correct the mechanisms of international institutions concerned,
and try criminals of humanity in international or reputable
The decisions of the UN General Assembly had
defined, since the early 1970s, the crimes of aggression and war
and laid the foundations of international cooperation for
pursuing and trying criminals of war and criminals against
Such crimes must be confronted on several
fronts: media, political, economic, humanitarian,
organizational, and legal. Legally, although short-term results
may not be seen, rights organizations or victim representatives
must approach the International Criminal Court (rather than the
Justice court which is only a mediator between countries and
allows the intervention of the UN Security Council or General
Assembly) and pressure the Attorney General to carry out a field
investigation into the crimes committed and verify the crimes of
war and the specific names of those who committed them.
The universal jurisdiction, at least
theoretically in 47 European Council countries, allows lawsuits
in their courts even if the criminal does not carry the
country's citizenship. This is especially true in Spain where
laws seem most effective in this regard.
It is sufficient that the victim hold the
citizenship of the country in which he is filing a lawsuit, in
order to have the criminals tried, whether anonymous or specific
Israeli officials, even if they enjoy immunity, as immunity is
waived in cases of war crimes.
In spite of insufficient use of these
mechanisms, we shouldn't forget that many Israelis aren't able
to travel to Europe for fear of being arrested under this
Although the whole international system is
responsible for the crimes being committed in Gaza today, the
settlements and Israeli practices in Palestine and covering up
on the crimes of occupation are being ignored by America,
Europe, and even the Arab countries.
The same applies to UN institutions including
the Human Rights Council, General Assembly, and especially the
Security Council, which played a major role by giving Israel the
right to veto. This is in essence an illegal custom in its
internal system as it treats Israel as though it were a member
via the continuous American intervention to delay any decision
for its trial. As a result, it mocked all the decisions taken
against it and didn't abide by it.
As for France, it had given Israel on
December 8, 2008 before the end of its presidency of the EU the
status of a partner which has satisfied all membership criteria.
The decision was even taken against the will of the European
Parliament, which considered that Israel gave no guarantee that
it would respect the basic rights and liberties that are the
essence of the European institution. This led European and Arab
societies to file a lawsuit to invalidate the agreement before
the grace period of 60 days after signing and before
The campaign isn't only judicial, but also
targets the public opinion to expose the violations that EU
countries resort to in order to strengthen a country that
blatantly and repeatedly violates international law and demands
that the European citizen bear the cost.
And here we ask the Sarkozy-Kouchner duet who
won this achievement, are all these war crimes in Gaza not worth
dropping the agreement? We also ask Kouchner about his
humanitarian passages which he fabricated to permit his
intervention in state affairs during crises which we're not
hearing anything about today. Or are the Palestinians excluded
from the category of people who deserve protection and justice?
The universality of rights and equality
between nations enable turning to the UN General Assembly, which
most often takes stances that are relatively good but not
effective, to approve of a special court for trying Israel.
It must also decrease the status of this
state from a member state in the UN to observer (i.e. Jewish
caucus). In the end, citizens can form a court of conscience,
similar to the Russell and Cairo tribunals, in order to try
Bush, Rumsfeld, Sharon and the Brussels Tribunal to try Israeli
crimes in Lebanon. This is also to expose these official
institutions and the truth to public opinion despite the
effectiveness of Zionist lobbies politically, economically, and
media-wise, whether within international institutions, some
western governments, and some Arab governments.
In this context we cite as an example, that
the Hebrew state is to this day still receiving compensations
from the Swiss Federation for closing its borders in the face of
those who faced death under Nazism!