What the Zionists of Israel committed against the Palestinians of Gaza starting on the 26th of December 2008 was – and is - tantamount to state-sponsored sanctioned murder. This fact will be hidden by the official rhetorical response by the supremacist Jewish state: “Israel is sick and tired of Katyusha rockets being launched at its citizens. Therefore it has every right to protect itself.” In essence, this is correct. However, the essence of this line does not reflect the “whole” truth.
Let’s return to 1948. With Zionist lies and propaganda aside, 750,000 Palestinians were unceremoniously executed, displaced and removed from their homeland they inhabited with Jews, Christians, and Druze for over 2000 years. Since Zionism was – and is – an eastern European Jewish nationalist idea, it has used in the past (Number 10 Downing Street), as it does today (Washington), the world’s superpower to justify further expanding its territories.
And what has stood in its way – ever since 1967 – has been the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. And what better way to “reclaim” a never truly claimed land was to provoke the Palestinians into ending an unworkable ceasefire to set the pretext for an all-out attack on Gaza. All this coupled with a 40-year-old illegal occupation.
And that is the problem, and solution, to the world’s most unnecessary and uncontroversial conflict. End the illegal occupation to end the conflict. End the conflict and you have only one possible outcome: peace. But this formula is anathema to the Zionist idea, since it would be an open admission of committing the ethnic cleansing of Palestine – in name, people and identity –since 1948.
So please do not fall into the proverbial trap of world condemnation against Israel as being in any way “ant-Semitic”. What most of the world seems to either not know – or blissfully ignore – is that all Arabs and Jews are Semites. So the fact that much of the world does its best to prolong the conflict is in itself the most blatant form of Anti-Semitism – against Jew and Arab.
So understanding why Israel unmercifully attacked Gaza on the 26th of December 2008 is a matter of historical reflection. For how can an illegal occupier justify murder against those it illegally occupies? How can an openly supremacist state be seen as a victim when it has kept a military, territorial and economical stranglehold on a people who have been asking for their own state since 1948? It simply defies comprehension. Sadly, Israel cannot afford peace. For peace would mean ending the Zionist dream, a dream the Palestinian people are not a part of.