We hear so much about the Hamas Covenant calling for the destruction of Israel, but not a lot about the genocidal and bloodthirsty Torah on which fundamentalist religious Israelis base their claim to ownership of Palestine.
Hamas’s so-called denial of Israel’s right to exist is constantly invoked as justification for subjugation of the Palestinian refugees who cower inside the huge open-air prison that is Gaza, even though everyone knows — including Bibi Netanyahu — that the terminology is typical Arabic hyperbole, and that Hamas have already retreated from that position many years ago.
It wouldn’t be convenient to acknowledge that point and it isn’t even the real point. When a population’s very existence is inconvenient, they must be eliminated and every excuse will be invoked, as we have seen in many conflicts of recent years. We saw it in former Yugoslavia when Serb and Croat turned on Bosniak. We saw it in Rwanda when Hutu turned on Tutsi. We saw it in Germany and Poland and Hungary and Romania when Nazis turned on Jews and described them in much the same way that Israelis describe Palestinians. Cockroaches.
Gazastan, the sneering nickname used by many Israelis, tells much about their attitudes towards those who are imprisoned behind the Fence.
If Palestinians are not characterised as terrorists, the all-purpose condemnation that somehow, magically, excludes Israel’s Haganah, Irgun and the Stern Gang, the merciless assassins whose existence facilitated the creation of the Israeli state, then they must be reduced to the level of vermin as Israeli politician Ayelet Shaked did recently, calling for the execution of Palestinian mothers to prevent them producing more “snakes”.
Terrorists everywhere, except in the Knesset or in the cockpit of the F-15 bombing Palestinian children.
Hamas terrorists whose ridiculous firework rockets managed to kill a single Israeli by comparison with the hundreds of
civilians cockroaches killed by the Israeli defence forces who, of course, are not terrorists at all. The terror they inflict on Palestinian children isn’t really terror. The sort of terrorists who obsess the Israeli spin-doctors are comic-book bad guys, people who were never children and whose only interest in life is to inflict terror, whatever that is. Such terrorists have no children, no mothers, no lovers, no favourite novels or musicians or sports. They were born on a distant planet, and they are wedded to terror like a nun is wed to Jesus. This is a new species, as if Israel was fighting against Lex Luthor or Doctor Octopus, and not against flesh-and-blood people whose grandparents had been kicked out of their homes by real villains.
Kicked out of their homes, often murdered, by Zionist terrorists who cared nothing for the human rights of the people they dispossessed.
I would not be invoking the Holocaust as a reason to criticise Israeli policy but for one inconvenient fact. Israel has for years traded on the Holocaust as a justification for its existence, even though the Israeli state is founded on the blood of the Palestinians ruthlessly extirpated by the likes of the Stern Gang, and subsequent actions by the IDF. Israel, nobody can deny, is based on ethnic cleansing, and therefore we need to look at the Holocaust, or the Catastrophe as Jews call it.
We need to look at the 1982 slaughter of the Palestinian refugees in the Sabra, Chatila and Bourj-al-Barajneh camps by the Christian militia under Major Haddad, known as the DFF by the UN peacekeepers and the SLA by the media. DFF is shorthand for de facto forces, signifying their real role as proxy killers for the IDF. The Israeli defence forces, who controlled Haddad, knew full well what dark actions these killers were engaged in as they went about their filthy work. Indeed, they watched from guard towers as the murderers came and went, but they did not intervene.
The seeming contradiction has baffled us for years. How can it be that Israelis, given their experience of oppression, are able to justify treating the Palestinians in exactly the same way that Jews were treated by other countries?
The answer is simple. Despite Netanyahu’s declaration that Israel is the Jewish state, this aggression is not coming from Jews, as anyone who follows the worldwide Jewish opposition to the current obscenity that is being inflicted in their name. We’re talking about a combination of hardline Zionists and religious maniacs who rely on a boneheaded political intransigence and on the Pentateuch to justify their position. If, on the one hand, as a Zionist, you are determined to take another man’s home no matter what the rest of the world thinks, that’s what you will do. And if, on the other hand, you think the merciless, psychopathic God of the Old Testament has given you these lands then likewise, you will smite and slaughter your enemy.
The entire disastrous and misconceived Israel experiment was entirely predictable.
As George Antonius, a civil servant with the British occupation said in 1938,
“The cure for the eviction of Jews from Germany is not to be sought in the eviction of the Arabs from their homeland; and the relief of Jewish distress may not be accomplished at the cost of inflicting a corresponding distress upon an innocent and peaceful population.”
It”s obvious. Only a fool could imagine otherwise, and that”s precisely why we now find ourselves where we are, with an overwhelmingly-powerful Israeli army mercilessly pounding civilians into submission, yet again.
Here we are again as the inhabitants of Sderot gather on the hills overlooking the Gaza concentration camp, setting up their picnic tables in the very fields they stole from the refugees behind the Fence, and cheer as their jets bombard those who have the audacity to resist their dispossession.
Unlike the Israeli Defence Forces who, in a masterful example of news management, jumped the Fence at precisely the same time that Ukrainian Russians shot down the Malaysian flight, and went on to kill a record number of Palestinian cockroaches in a single day.
Knesset member calls for ethnic cleansing.