In these days, we see more and more people wanting to know about the background of the Palestinian issue. Why does Israel constantly go and bomb them, why do the Palestinians fire rockets into Israel? Whats this all about, and above all, how can this issue which has destroyed generations and continues to do so, that has been the single largest cause of instability in the world, be resolved?
Well, for a few years now, the Iranian Leader, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei(HA), has outlined a very simple solution, which it needs to be stressed doesn’t require the mass expulsion of the Israeli population or anything as barbaric as that. Rather, the Palestinians are given their – internationally required – right to return, that there is a complete and fair referendum, and that the people – Muslim, Christian and Jew choose the style of government that they wish to have – together.
This will end the circle of violence, the circle of madness that has been perpetuated by what was at it’s root a crime against humanity, the internationally sanctioned ethnic cleansing of a people from a land, and the perpetuation of the myth that the land had no people.
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Not a problem, many people don’t. That’s why I’m sharing this excellent video, which makes up the title of this post “Palestine for Beginners”. It’s a playlist, in three parts. Please watch all of them, learn, understand.
I should point out that the video was made just after the 2008/2009 Israeli assault on Gaza, and here we are in 2014, with the same happening again, Israel utilising it’s so-called “Dahiyyah Doctrine” to pummel a population that it has occupied and placed under siege, all the while apologists and pro-Israel Hasbara Operatives to promote the lies that the entire state is built upon, that the war is in self-defence, that “Hamas started it” and so on and so forth.
While you may or may not agree with the policies of HAMAS or Islamic Jihad, or Fatah or any of the plethora of Palestinian Resistance factions, one thing that must be understood and that is enshrined in International Law is the right of the Palestinians to Resist the occupation. We must understand. Resistance will only be created when an illegal and prolonged occupation exists, Resistance is a right a basic human right – if we take it away from the Palestinians then tomorrow it will be taken away from us, and what them? Would we tolerate a violent and illegal occupation? Off course not.
So watch the videos, learn something, and don’t get duped into assisting your government or your local store support and pay for – with your money, otherwise today it’s the Palestinians, tomorrow it could quite easily be you.
As a very wise man once said, if you cannot fight the oppression directly, at least be free and fight it indirectly, at least that way, you can sleep at night, with knowledge that the blood of the innocent children of #Palestine is not on your hands, that you stand up for their rights as best as you can.
The right of the Palestinians to resist is sacrosanct and cannot be removed regardless of whether there is a United Nations Security Council Resolution against it or anything else. It is a basic human right, it is innate within all of humanity. When you are subjugated and pushed into a corner – it is completely natural for you to fight back against that force that attempts to subjugates you.
The people of the world are realising this, and the fact that you are reading this, means you are one of the many enlightened and honourable souls (unless off course you’re an Israeli Hasbara person who wants to find out what the “enemy” is thinking, in which case, can I ask you – “How many children did you kill today?” and leave it at that) who wants to understand the situation, to understand the longest and most brutal occupation of the modern age, and that you are – like myself – and millions of us across the world – a person who wants to live in peace, harmony and dignity with other human beings on this small planet that is our home – for all of us – our planet #Earth.
I send my salutations to the heroic people of #Gaza, and I send my salutations to the honourable #Resistance fighters, and I leave and complete this with 3 songs:
The first, is a Resistance Anthem, that was based on a letter that was written by the Resistance fighters in Lebanon to the Leader of the Resistance in Lebanon during the 2006 Israeli invasion and onslaught on Lebanon, it is called “Rijaal Allah” which means “Men of God” and is a term of endearment given to those who sacrifice themselves for a cause greater than themselves – i.e. the liberation of their land from an illegal occupation – as was done by the Resistance in Lebanon in 2006, and is being done in these days by the Resistance in Gaza/Palestine.
The second is a very powerful and moving performance by Julia Boutros as a tribute the Resistance in Lebanon and it’s lyrics and terminology are based on a number of Anthems of the Islamic Resistance (like Rijaal Allah, above).
Finally, a song released during and created during this current onslaught on Gaza – again by Julia Boutros:
It should be noted, that Julia Boutros is not a Muslim, but rather is a Christian Lebonese artist, who understands the value of Resistance, how Resistance is a pathway to liberation – it has worked before in Lebanon, and indeed will work again in Palestine, and the fact that Resistance is a basic human right, that cannot be taken away from any human being. Unless you try and dehumanise them first – which is exactly what the Israeli Entity is attempting to do the Palestinians. The very fact that they had a doctrine such as the “Dahiyyah Doctrine” is evidence enough for the savage and vicious nature of the Israeli Entity. A product of the Zionist Project, a project unrelated to Judaism.
Finally, I wish you peace, love and respect, and above all, I ask you please, please, Boycott the Apartheid Regime of our time, lets ensure that we are not on the wrong side of history, because make no mistake, the oppressor Israel will fail – as did the Apartheid Regime of yesteryear. Ultimately humanity will prevail, but on which side will you stand?