Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
Opinion Editorials, August 2015
Silence Is Complicity:
Jewish Terrorist Settlers Burn Palestinian Toddler Ali Dawambseh
By Mazin Qumsiyeh
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, August 5, 2015
Jewish colonial settler attacked a village near Nablus throwing Molotov cocktails and burning houses. Ali Dawabsheh age 1.5 years baby was burned to death and three family members sustained severe burns. Jewish terrorism is not new and it accompanied Zionism from its foundations and accelerated under British rule (1919-1947) and got into a crescendo in 1948 and 1949 (dozens of massacres including Deir Yassin and Tantura) and then the attacks on civilians by the largest terror organization in the world (the Israeli army) including bombing refugee camps and villages in the 1950s until today. See book on "Jewish Terrorism in Israel" as example.
This is the expected outcome of Zionism left unchecked and with impunity from the International community and/or aided by the fake search for a two state "solutions" (the Oslo Process). After 67 years of propaganda, horrors of colonial occupation, and 7 million refugees, we Palestinians still have no justice and no peace. Israel continues in its colonial and apartheid policies because many are silent and silence is complicity. Israel just passed a law allowing force feeding of political prisoners on hunger strike.
Israeli forces continue to demolish homes and assassinate Palestinian
natives. Israel lobby is still pushing for war on Iran as they did with the
catastrophic war on Iraq. US taxpayers are footing the bill for Israeli
militarism while their congressional representatives get free trips to
Israel and get bribes to vote against US interests and for perceived Israeli
interests (war mongering). Writing to politicians and media certainly helps.
Also engaging in other forms of resistance including BDS.
Visiting and departing delegations (9 delegations representing many countries this week) and many volunteers also kept busy in our museum and botanical garden (see http://www.palestinenature.org/achievements-first-year/ ) as infrastructure is being prepared here but without disturbing our little oasis which now has a variety of local animals and plants. Today we had a delegation of 40 young Palestinian expats from 14 countries many of them for the first time back to their homeland.
The trip is called “Know Thy Heritage” (see this great website
http://kthps.org/) . We also just concluded
a five day conference of the International Conference of Critical Geography
where hundreds of researchers attended and presented papers and issued a
very powerful political statement (see http://iccg2015.org/conference-statement/
). We submitted a research paper on butterflies and we are working on three
more research papers in August. A heat wave is here (global warming/climate
change). Animals are thirsty so they come to our pool in the museum
botanical garden. Life goes on.
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