London, UK, November 8 – The indiscriminate killing of 18 Palestinian
civilians by the Israeli army is terrorism by any definition. It
follows the murder of two unarmed women in Gaza last Friday and the
brutal onslaught on Lebanon which killed over 1000 civilians and
displaced over a million people from their homes.
In response to this terrorism, the UK and US governments which previously gave Israel a green light to continue its brutal onslaught in Gaza and Lebanon, could not bring themselves to condemn such cold-blooded murder. Speaking on behalf of the UK, the Foreign Secretary, Margaret Beckett, expressed 'deep concern'. A White House statement said that George Bush was 'deeply saddened'.
Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "It is clear that the main concern for Bush and Blair is Israel's security, not the terrorism that Israel wages against the Palestinian people. It is hardly surprising therefore that they fail to unequivocally condemn such murderous acts. After all, they have continued to supply the Israeli army with the latest weaponry, ironically claiming to be 'honest brokers' for peace."
"Israel justifies its actions by arguing that it is participating in the 'war on terror' by seeking out those who are launching rockets from Gaza. In the last six years these rockets have killed 5 Israelis, while in the last week more than 80 Palestinians have been killed. 57 Palestinian children have been killed and 337 injured in Gaza in the last four months. So who is the terrorist and who is the terrorised?"