I keep hearing about the atrocities that are committed by the Israelis against the Palestinians. Let us not forget that this is a cycle of violence that keeps repeating. Those who have tuned in, in the past year, to the oppression of the Jews on the Palestinians, need to realise how much wrong has been done over the last 50 years and more. This conflict has been going on for far too long and there have been many more Palestinians who have been butchered, murdered, raped, harmed, attacked and humiliated than you can imagine. Palestinians have been persecuted again and again, day after day, for over 50 years.
Of course, the Israelis are not without complaint too. They too have had their people killed and attacked over the years. But nowhere near as many as the Palestinians. And neither have the Jews been subjected to rape, humiliation, the loss of their homes, the loss of their children in abundance. The jews do not live in poverty but the Palestinians do. The jews are hiding behind armour and tanks and artillery, which is the envy of the world. The Palestinians cannot match them for weapons and defences. So yes, the jews have complaints too. But not on the same scale although to listen to them, you would think that they are defenceless victims and are being oppressed and humuliated and hounded by the Palestinians.
This is not true. And there is one story that keeps coming back to my mind. Something the world witnessed, condemned and then walked away, doing nothing about it.
That is the story of Muhammad Al-Durrah. The pictures that were captured by a French journalist and sent across the world. Which proved who was the aggressor – the Israelis.
Muhammad Al-Durrah was only 12 years old when both he and his father, Jamal Al-Durrah, were caught in gunfire from the Israeli forces. For 45 mins, his father tried to shield him from the bullets and cried out for the shooting to stop. They weren’t armed. They weren’t causing any disturbance or even attacking the Israelis. The Israelis, who WERE the aggressors didn’t listen. They didn’t heed the pleas from the father. They didn’t care about the frightened and innocent boy.
Instead, they shot him dead. Four Israeli bullets, sponsored and supplied by the likes of the US and the UK, hit Muhammad Al-Durrah. They killed him.
You can read about this story and nothing that I have said contradicts what is already out there. Here’s one example by the BBC news:
Here’s another blog: http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/in-memory-of-mohammad-al-durrah/
The images above are haunting. But let them be a reminder to you of what happens against the Palestinians. Let it be a reminder that the Israelis have the firepower to exact revenge and indiscriminate brutality against innocent children. And they do not hesitate in doing so. This conflict is not an equal one. The Israelis have always shown and flexed their military might. To them, Palestinian life, even those who are innocent, has no value.
Muslims – you need to help stop this oppression which the Palestinians face each and every day. We are ONE UMMAH! Not separate countries and states.
Non-Muslims – many of you have already spoken out against these atrocities and the blatant disregard for human rights by the Israelis and their governments and the countries that support them. Please continue to do this. This is injustice at the highest level but plain for all to see.
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