The West Must Break Its Silence On Zionist Aggression

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Naeem Kandwal
“The tragedy in Palestine is not just a local one; it is a tragedy for the world, because it is an injustice that is a menace to the world’s peace “(Arnold J Toynbee, British Historian). On 14 May 1948, the State of Israel came into being. The Only the State that came into being by a violent process. The state that deprived hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings of their basic human rights. 15 May 1948 has become the official day for commemorating the Nakba (catastrophe).14 May 1948 is the black day. After the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire (1517-1914), the British occupied Palestine. After the first World War, Britain paved the way of establishment of Israel. The Balfour Declaration was issued on November 2, 1917. What was the Balfour Declaration? It was a public statement issued by the British government in 1917 during the First World War. It was a statement of British support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” It was a letter from Arthur James Balfour, the British foreign secretary, to Lionel Walter Rothschild. The document caused the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in 1948 because it paved the way of establishing a Jewish State (Israel). It is one of the most controversial document in the history. Because of this Statement Israel came into being on 14 May 1948 and Some 800,000 innocent Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their homes. Between 1947 and 1949, at least 800,000 Palestinians from a 1.9 million population were made refugees. Zionist forces occupied more than 78 percent of historic Palestine. They destroyed about 530 villages and cities, and killed about 16,000 innocent Palestinians in a series of mass atrocities. More than 70 massacres are a proof of Zionists terrorism. Between 1922 and 1935, the Jewish population rose from nine percent to nearly 27 percent of the total population. With the Nazi seizure of power in Germany between 1933 and 1936, 30,000 to 60,000 European Jews arrived on the shores of Palestine. In 1936, Palestinian Arabs launched a large-scale uprising against the British policies. It is known as the Arab Revolt which lasted until 1939 violently. Jews and the British destroyed at least 2,000 Palestinian homes and put 9,000 Palestinians in concentration camps. At least ten percent of the Palestinian male population had been killed, wounded, exiled or imprisoned by the end of the revolt. There is a long history of persecutions, war crimes and massacres. The Jews committed some heinous massacres. The Baldat al-Sheikh massacre on December 31, 1947, killing up to 70 Palestinians; the Sa’sa’ massacre on February 14, 1948, when 16 houses were blown up and 60 people lost their lives; and the Deir Yassin massacre on April 9, 1948, when about 110 Palestinian men, women and children were slaughtered. The Sabra and Shatila massacre took place in 1982 where Israel massacred over 3000 innocent people within 72 hours. During the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, known as the Naksa, Israel occupied the remaining Palestinian territories. Today it controls more than 85 percent of historic Palestine. 430,000 innocent people were forced to flee their homes. There have been six major wars between Arabs and Israel. More than 200,000 people have been killed. The 1948 Arab-Israeli war was bloody and hostile battle. Arabs were defeated in the war. The Suez Crisis, or the Second Arab–Israeli war also called the Tripartite Aggression was fought in 1956. Israel invaded the Egypt in the war. Egypt was defeated but it gained politically. Gamal Nasir became the hero of the Arab world. The Six-Day War also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between 5 and 10 June 1967 between Israel and Jordan, Syria, and Egypt. It was a brief but bloody conflict. Israel occupied the whole of historical Palestine, as well as additional territory from Egypt and Syria. By the end of the war, Israel had expelled another 300,000 Palestinians from their homes. They successfully captured the Golan ( Syrian Territory). The 2006 Lebanon War, was a 34-day military conflict in Lebanon, Northern Israel and the Golan Heights. The war was fought between Hezbollah (Shia military and political group) and Israel. According to western media, Israel was defeatd badly. Less than 1500 Hezbollah fighters defeated 30000 israeli soldiers. Hezbollah fired some 4,000 rockets at Israel. Hezbollah surprised the World by defeating Israel. “A Disciplined Hezbollah Surprises Israel With Its Training, Tactics and Weapons” (The New York Times). The more than four million Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem face home demolitions, arbitrary arrests, and displacement as Israel expands the 100-plus Jewish-only colonies and steals Palestinian land to do so. Since the birth, Israel has consistently rejected the Palestinians right of return. Since 1948, some more than one million Palestinians have been arrested by Israel. Some 100,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished (not including the Nakba or the Gaza wars). Israel has crossed all the limits of human rights violations and war crimes. Hundreds of thousands Innocent Palestinians have been killed or injured. Depriving millions of innocent people of their homeland and genociding them is a shameful act. This proves tha Israel is a terrorist state. In recent conflict, more than 230 innocent palestinians have been martyred. Usurper Israel is a threat to the world peace. The West Must Break Its Silence On Zionist Aggression.