On Wednesday 14thNovember 2012, Israeli forces assassinated Ahmed Al-Jabari, his young son and several other Palestinians in Gaza. The bombing of Gaza continues today and the toll of the dead an injured continues to rise.
Many people around the World have rightly condemned this criminal act. Following these events we would like to make the following points:
1. Israel’s latest murderous assault proves more than ever that it has little regard for human life or that it has been condemned for its murderous bombardment of Gaza. They cared nothing that they were condemned after previous massacres in Jenin, Lebanon and Gaza. Calls for a ‘peace process’ only strengthen Israel. A ‘two-state solution’ would institutionalise imprisonment and oppression of Muslims. A repeated use of massive force, murderous actions and arrogance is the response of all nationalists and supremacists throughout history justifying killing and oppression in order for their ‘survival’.
2. Only armies can defend against an army of occupation. The Arab countries surrounding Palestine have sufficient force to liberate the usurped land, and end the oppression of the people – with over 2 million soldiers, spending over $100 billion on arms annually. Egypt alone has 220 F-16 fighter planes and 450,000 soldiers.
3. The treacherous regimes in the Muslim world are the real protectors of Israel. It is only the treacherous regimes that block the Muslim armies from fulfilling their duty. Their condemnations and calls for ‘emergency summits’ are meaningless gestures while they maintain diplomatic, trade and military cooperation with Israel, as they have done before and after every criminal act of the past few decades.
4. The new government in Egypt will now show by its actions whether it is with the sincere Muslims across the world who expect a Muslim army to defend their brothers and sisters being bombed in Gaza – and work to liberate Palestine – or if it is yet another regime that betrays the ummah in its time of need and that we just have new faces carrying out the same old colonial policies of maintaining ‘peace’ with the Zionist entity.
5. These regimes must be replaced with the Islamic Khilafah – with rulers like Salahuddin or Muhammad al Fatih – that would mobilise the armies, liberate the land and rule over Muslim lands with justice, stability and harmony. Indeed, it is only under Islamic governance that this region enjoyed any peace and stability for any significant period.
6. The support offered to the Israelis by Washington and London should surprise no one. Israel was conceived by the British government in the Balfour declaration and has been nurtured and strengthened by the West for decades, for their national interests. Doubtless they will try their best to resume the ‘Road Map’ to a ‘two-state solution’ – in their national interests – but for Muslims in Palestine such a road would be little more than institutionalising imprisonment and subjugation.
We call upon all Muslims to join the call for the existing systems to be replaced with the Islamic Khilafah to enable the Ummah to act as it should and liberate the whole of Palestine.
15 November 2012
1st Muharram 1434