Muslims across the world are marking the 71st anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe) when thousands of Palestinians were forcibly evicted from their homeland by Israelis. It was one day after that the Zionist entity came into existence in 1948.
Some 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their lands in 1948 and were scattered across refugee camps in the occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and Palestine’s neighbouring countries. Now, over five million Palestinian refugees are estimated to be still displaced.
Throughout the 70+ years of the Zionist state of Israel, the Palestinian Muslims have suffered inhumane and shocking treatment. Israel has committed crimes against humanity and continues to do so openly, without any challenge from the western world- or indeed the Muslim world.
The Israeli occupation of Palestine is the longest military occupation in modern history. The Palestinians became refugees in their own land after Israel was formed.
As Israeli historian Benny Morris relates:
“A Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them. There was no choice but to expel that population. It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads. It was necessary to cleanse the villages from which our convoys and our settlements were fired on.”
Since 1948, the Palestinian people have been oppressed by the Zionist regime in unimaginable ways. Between the 16th and 18th September 1982, the Sabra and Shatila massacre took place. This was a massacre of Palestinian and Lebanese civilians carried out by the Zionist Entity and its proxy militia in Lebanon.
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) in control of Beirut, surrounded Beirut’s Palestinian refugee camps, then allowed militiamen to massacre between 2500 and 3500 Muslim civilians.
Gaza has been a victim of countless atrocities on its soil perpetrated by Israel. Gaza remains one of the most densely populated places on Earth with a total area of 365 km2, a population of over 1.7 million and eight over-crowded, under-resourced refugee camps. Its economy is at a standstill, with unemployment sky high. Half of its children are malnourished and people suffering from disease without access to adequate medical care. Gaza depends on Israel for supplies to power their water and basic sanitation. Sewage overflows and over 90% of the water is undrinkable.
Every day Palestinian men, women and children are humiliated by Israeli forces whilst the Muslim rulers watch with no shame.
Palestine requires liberation from over 70 years of tyranny and oppression. The natural situation of Palestine is under the authority of the Khilafah with Bait ul-Maqdis (Jerusalem) as its capital.
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم said:
“This matter (Khilafah) will continue after me in Al-Madina, then (move to) Al-Shaam, then to the peninsula, then to Iraq, then to the city (Constantinople), then to Bait-ul-Maqdis. So if it reaches Bait-ul-Maqdis, then it would have reached it’s (natural resting place); and no people who remove it (i.e. the capital of the Khilafah) from their land will ever get it back again (for them to be the capital again).”
[Narrated by Ibn ‘Asaakir, from Maseerah b. Jaleese]