This month marks the 62nd anniversary of one of the most egregious and horrendous acts ever carried out against the Muslim Ummah. It marks the continued pain, suffering, persecution and occupation of our sacred Muslim land and the pillaging of its resources.
This is a month in which Israel celebrates the slaughter of thousands and driving millions of Muslims to the surrounding and other countries. It is a month in which Israel celebrates apartheid and racism and the theft of our sacred land, Al-Quds, in creating the illegitimate state of Israel.
On 14th May 1948, the Zionist state of Israel was created by the alliance of Western powers, principally Britain, France and the United States with the treacherous Muslim rulers. The primary representatives of the so- called ‘Palestinian cause’ were King Abdullah of Transjordan, King Farook of Egypt and the Mufti of Palestine who were under the spell of the British. In particular, Abdullah’s portrayal of himself as a defender of the Palestinian cause was a facade. It is no secret that his father Sharief Hussein collaborated with the British against the Ottoman Caliphate. Moreover, his brother Faisal had sought relations with leading Zionists such as Chaim Weizman as far back as 1919 when they signed the Faisal-Weizman Agreement.
Britain’s deep rooted role in the creation of Israel goes as far back as WWI when she adopted Zionism as a tool to gain control over the Muslim world. In 1919 Lord Balfour, the father of the Balfour Declaration justified the usurpation of Muslim land when he stated,
“Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-old traditions, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder importance then the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 [Palestinian] Arabs who now inhabit the ancient land.”
Winston Churchill, the former Prime Minister of Britain laid down the policy by which the formation of the state will occur when he stated, “the local [Palestinian] population will be cleared out to suit [Zionist] convenience.”
The scene of ‘Al-Nakba’ is all too vivid in the eyes of the Ummah when overnight 800,000 Muslims were thrown out from their homes and left to scrap a living during the horror of the Zionist incursions. Sixty two since, over 5 million refugees still suffer at the hands of Israel and its former Prime Minister Golda Meir had the arrogance to state, “we came and threw them out and took their country away from them, they did not exist.”
Decades of massacres and ethnic cleansing the likes of Dair Yasin, Tantura, Khan Yunis, Qana, Jenin, Sabra, Shatila and the recent masacre in Gaza (just to name a few) has not yet quelled the blood-lust of Israel as it continues to occupy Muslim land with the willful killings of civilians – children, women and the elderly.
The reality of Israel is that it is an apartheid nation much like apartheid South Africa. It has institutionalized racism which manifests itself in the national flag, the national anthem, the ID Cards, the Law of Return (1950), the Law of Absentee Property (1950), the Law of the State’s Property (1951), the Law of Citizenship (1952), the Status Law (1952), the Israel Lands Administration Law (1960), the Construction and Building Law (1965) and the Nationality Law (2006) that bans marriage between Israelis and Palestinians of the occupied territories. Moreover, Israel’s Supreme Court legitimizes the assassination of Palestinian activists, the demolition of Palestinian homes and the use of Palestinians as human shields. Below are a few quotes that will further clarify the reality of the Zionist state for the reader:
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ben Gurion stated, “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and cutting off all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.”
Rabbi David Batzri stated, “The nation of Israel is pure and the Arabs are a nation of donkeys. They are an evil disaster, an evil devil, and a nasty affliction. The Arabs are donkeys and beasts. They want to take our girls. They are endowed with true filthiness. There is pure and there is impure and they are impure.”
The Neturei Karta, an anti-Zionist devoutly religious Haredi Jewish organization declared, “The collaboration of Zionism with Nazism is an indelible stain. The perpetration of war crimes against the Palestinian people is an everlasting blot. But one can share with truly religious Jews the conviction that the fraud of Zionism will pass and the Jewish people will live.”
Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor and ex-chairman of Israeli League for Civil and Human Rights pointed out that, “What brought the Holocaust was the racist attitude toward Jews, the division of German society into Jews and non-Jews on grounds of race. This is exactly the same thing that is happening in Israel. You can define Israeli society as a society in which there are no Israelis, but only Jews and non-Jews. You have separate tables for dying Jewish infants and dying non-Jewish infants and so on. This is Nazification of Jewish society and this can well bring the calamity it brought in Europe, only this time a calamity to Arabs.”
Over these past 62 years Israel has disregarded and violated numerous Security Council Resolutions, Human Rights Resolutions and the Geneva Convention with the tacit approval of the West. Indeed, violations of the Geneva Convention are considered war crimes and as such the activities of the Israeli army and Israeli settlers living illegally in occupied Palestine constitute war crimes. Moreover, the U.N. Human Rights Commission stated in 2000 (after Ariel Sharon visited Masjid Al-Aqsa) that Israel is guilty of “crimes against humanity.”
Ironically, the concept of ‘crimes against humanity’ dates back to the 1945 Nuremberg Charter which was stipulated for the Nazi war crimes tribunal against the Jewish people, which was drafted by the United States who now supports the Israeli government against its crimes against humanity.
In 1944 the State Department described the Middle East as “a stupendous source of strategic power and the greatest material prize in world history.” Control over the Middle East and its vital natural resources is essential in maintaining American supremacy and hence Israel serves as a critical player in its foreign policy. American oil companies such as Amoco, Chevron, Exxon and Texaco have substantial investments within the region and undoubtedly the administration will take any measures necessary should their interests ever be threatened. Every U.S. president has pledged their continuous support of Israel since its creation and has rewarded its torture, aggression and neo-apartheid policies with billions of dollars in aid packages and weapons infrastructure.
The tyrant Muslim rulers in the Middle East have colluded with Israel and the West to maintain the Zionist entity irrespective of its atrocities against the Ummah and Masjid Al-Aqsa. These treacherous regimes are all to happy to sign treaties with Israel and supply oil to power the tanks, helicopters and planes that continue to bomb Gaza to execute the “shoah” or holocaust threatened by Israeli deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilna’i. Their insincere and pathetic declarations in the Arab Summit and OIC against Israeli aggressions are a testament to their deep-seated duplicity against the Muslim Ummah and their loyalty to their American and British masters.
The latest wave of ‘Peace Negotiations’ brokered by the United States comes at a time when 1.5 million Muslims in Gaza have suffered under the collective punishment rendered by the Israeli state’s continued blockade of basic necessities of food, water, medicine and fuel supplies from reaching the entire population. Over the decades long conflict these so called ‘peace’ agreements have only led to the recognition of Israel as a legitimate entity and have legalized its expropriation of Muslim land.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not an Arab issue nor is it a Palestinian issue and nor is it a Gaza or West Bank issue for it is a Muslim issue. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “You see the believers as regards their being merciful among themselves and showing love among themselves and being kind, resembling one body, so that, if any part of the body is not well then the whole body shares the sleeplessness and fever with it.”
And the only solution to this conflict is the return of the Muslim lands to the Muslims under a singular Islamic Caliphate (Khilafah). The Messenger of Allah (saw) 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 (Jerusalem). So if it reaches Bait-ul-Maqdis, then it would have reached its (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).” (Ibn ‘Asaakir)