October 20th, 2015.
The Third Intifada and the Liberation of Palestine.
The Occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem-Forty eight years of brutal subjugation and land theft.
The Occupation of the people of Palestine is an act of violence, the Palestinians are subjected to constant violence and oppression both implicit and explicit, the Arab citizens of the West Bank and East Jerusalem have their human rights violated from birth until death and this has been the case since June 1967.
The Arab population of East Jerusalem and the West Bank do not enjoy property rights. If either the Jewish state or Jewish settlers decide to requisition and steal their land they have no legal recourse.
There is no question of equality of wrong-doing here, no moral equivalence at all.
There has been an escalation of violence in recent weeks with a number of random stabbings carried out by Arabs and Jews. The death toll in recent times is at least 42 Palestinian deaths and 7 Israelis.
Unintended victims have already been wounded and killed, Jews have been stabbed by Jews under the impression they were Arabs and an Eritrean died in the aftermath of a gun attack in Beersheba that left one IDF member dead.
‘Mistaken for terrorist’: Eritrean man shot dead by security guard, beaten by mob in Israel
Israel: Two killed in bus stop shooting, 11 injured
The clashes have also spread beyond the West Bank and East Jerusalem and Israel to Gaza where the IDF showed their customary respect for human life.
State of Palestine: IDF shoots six dead as Palestinians clash with Israeli forces *GRAPHIC*
The UN never voted for Greater Israel.
The Greater Israel monstrosity that exists today is not legitimate under international law and it could be argued that the greater Israel project with it’s systematic subjugation and neo-apartheid system has delegitmised the entire Jewish state project.
There is no question as to which party created and perpetuated the Palestine conflict:it was the Zionists. They were the aggressors from inception until today.
Israel is the racist state run by a clique of Jewish fascists with complete contempt for both international norms and international law.
Israel is a criminal state marinated in genocide and this is not an accident but rather is exactly as it was envisaged and devised.
So depraved has Israel become that when a Jewish mob set fire to the house of a Palestinian family burning three members to death including an eighteen month old infant, there were no murder charges, indeed no criminal charges whatsoever.
Rage and Restraint: Duma’s Third Funeral – Diplomacy and Defense -Haaretz
The suspects were held for a short period under administrative detention and then released under the justification that “intelligence sources needed to be protected.”
Israel releases settlers accused of burning Palestinian family
Cynical and Brutal.
The knife attacks have provided an opportunity for Jewish settlers and IDF members alike to simply murder Palestinian civilians, leave a knife beside them and claim they were conducting an attack.
Caught on Camera: Israel’s extrajudicial killings
In this video a settler has simply murdered a young Palestinian civilian in Hebron. The helpful IDF provide a knife to display beside the body, one soldier gives the knife to another who drops it beside the body of the murder victim.
This is a typical example of the Israeli justice system in action.
Set up? Video appears to show Israeli soldier placing object next to Palestinian killed in Hebron– Mondoweiss
Settler Shot a Palestinian to death
In these videos a group of Israeli fake Arab protesters lure a Palestinian protester into their midst before turning upon him, beating and shooting him as he is helpless on the ground.
Video: Israel lures protesters into trap | Jonathan Cook’s Blog
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Trois Palestiniens jeteurs de pierre blessés par des tireurs infiltrés
Along with the terrible cynicism of the Israelis is a terrible naivete of the Palestinians. It is unbelievable that such low tactics are still successful almost fifty years into the occupation.
Hamas and Hezbollah call for uprising against the occupation.
Amidst the escalating violence, the leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah called for more violent resistance.
State of Palestine: Hamas leader Haniyeh declares ‘new intifada’ in Jerusalem
Resistance only way to rid Palestine of Israeli occupation: Nasrallah
I find this a puzzling response to the situation as violence, like all the other ills of mandatory Palestine, falls overwhelmingly on the Arab population. It is hard to see how an escalation in suffering and death is supposed to help end the occupation.
The methods that succeeded in Lebanon will not succeed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem where the situation is completely different and where Israel controls all the relevant borders.
The question then is what actions will help to end the Zionist nightmare and liberate all the people of mandate Palestine?
How should the Occupation be Resisted?
There is no doubt that the oppressed people of Occupied Palestine have the right to resist their oppression but the form of resistance to the Occupation must be the most effective possible .
There are many pieces of wisdom within the Art of War of War by Sun Tzu. One of the simplest lessons from the work is the recommendation to understand precisely how you are going to win a war before you choose to fight and also never engage in a military conflict that you cannot win.
There is no chance that the people of Occupied Palestine will be able to liberate themselves or their land with the use of force. Everyone knows this.
The stabbings allow the Israelis and their Western media stooges to obscure the truth about the situation in mandate Palestine, they are able to paint the entire criminal occupation enterprise as a necessary security operation required to protect the Jews from the Arabs who want to kill them for no reason.
Israelis Line Up to Buy Guns as Terror Wave Continues -Haaretz
Because of this fact, the intelligent and moral thing for the people of Occupied Palestine is to attempt to liberate themselves and their land by political rather than military means.
The conflict must be fought on terms that enable the opportunity for success, from a legal and political point of view, the people of Occupied Palestine have winning arguments and winning facts.
There can be no argument that the Israeli occupation of the past 48 years has comprised in large part an illegal land grab that has violated the legal and human rights of the people of Palestine in the name of Jewish supremacism.
The entire settlement program, every dwelling and every individual settler, is in violation of international law and only the most bribed of politicians pretend otherwise.
Of course people have the right to throw rocks at the occupation forces but in my opinion even the rock throwing is counter-productive.
Throwing rocks gives the occupation forces an excuse to violently suppress and shoot protesters. It won’t defeat the Occupation but it will enable it.
Therefore the form of resistance to the occupation should be actions of non violent civil disobedience and legal actions in the UN and other international tribunals.
All of Israel’s war crimes, from Deir Yassin, to Sabra and Chatila and the settlement program itself should face prosecution in international courts. In addition there has to be a thorough cultural boycott of Israel and all it’s supporters.
One Person, One Vote, One State.
The two state solution is a mirage, an illusion designed to enable Israel to pose as being interested in peace while buying time to further illegally colonise the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
If Israel had any interest in the two state solution they would not have escalated the illegal settlement activities after the PLO came to the table and renounced violence in the early 1990s.
The only uprising that will achieve anything is a political and legal uprising, an uprising of protest and speeches not of rocks and stabbings.
All of the violence plays into the Zionist narcissistic personality disorder, it feeds their neurosis and enables them to con themselves into believing they are actually victims when the exact opposite is true.
Sacrifice that fails to achieve anything is hollow and wasted.
State of Palestine: Israeli soldiers open fire on civilians in Jenin, 27 wounded
Violent: IDF beat Palestinian stone throwers, protesters lie unconscious covered in blood
State of Palestine: Tyres burn as Israeli crackdown continues in Ramallah
State of Palestine: Clashes erupt in Ramallah as violence grips the West Bank
State of Palestine: Israelis throw rocks at Palestinians during day of violent clashes in Hebron
State of Palestine: Thousands attend funeral of Palestinian knife attacker killed by Israeli police
State of Palestine: Clashes erupt as students protest against Israeli attacks in West Bank
State of Palestine: Families mourn boys slaughtered by IDF *GRAPHIC*
State of Palestine: Mother and daughter killed in IDF airstrike taken to mosque for burial *GRAPHIC*
وا أقصاه .. لن تركع أمة قائدها محمد
4 thoughts on “The Third Intifada and the Liberation of Palestine.”
How about Palestine joins Coalition of the willing against Islamic State?
If Palestine joins Coalition of the willing against Islamic State, then Palestine clearly has an adversarial relationship with Islamic State.
So, in Palestine, to support Islamic State can make an act which interest of the enemy.
>Hamas Forces Kill Islamic State Supporter In Gaza
>June 02, 2015 4:19 PM ET
>Hamas Forces Kill Islamic State Supporter In Gaza NPR
Then, may be, it is able to drive a wedge between IS supporter and Islamic State.
>US to launch ground raids against Islamic StateDefense secretary Carter signals deeper US military involvement in Syria and Iraq against jihadist group
>BY DEB RIECHMANN AND ROBERT BURNS October 28, 2015, 7:17 pm 2
>US to launch ground raids against Islamic State _ The Times of Israel
And, how about Palestine lunch grounds raids too, then, strive to raise international position of Palestine?
Ceterum autem censeo, Nomenklaturam esse delendam.
Many thanks for that comment and the links.
Wow, for a moment I got excited because this article/headline was at the top of the frontpage – and I thought it was a current post in response to current events in Israel. Nevertheless, it’s still so hugely fitting, even though it’s from a while back.
Many thanks Saj, in all honesty I now have a far more cynical view of this situation today.