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Posts tagged “Balfour Declaration

Israel’s sour-grape-fuelled drunken rampage

As the criminal Israeli attacks continue in Gaza, its targets reveal not only Israel’s cowardice and petty vindictiveness, but also their abject depravity.

Shelling grieving friends and family at a civilian wake must surely go down as one of the most evil acts in recent memory – if such was possible after the Samouni family massacre during Operation Cast Lead. Killing unarmed civilians at a funeral – really tough, guys.

Add schools – another civilian target. Perhaps they are afraid that the pen actually IS mightier than the sword…or are they just teaching those UNRWA upstarts a lesson for daring to criticise the unholy occupation last week?

Farms – business as usual. Gazans grow crops and livestock to feed their population, and favour buying local produce rather than eating Israeli dirt – gotta put a stop to that, and guarantee the Israeli captive market.

Factories – ditto. Can’t have a local economy developing.

And what sort of factories are coming under attack? Why, cement factories of course. Now let’s see them build those Qatari-funded buildings…build those Qatari-funded roads.

And that is what the sour grapes have been fermenting away in their craven craw over, intoxicating their already-feebled brains until their “liver swells with bile difficult to repress” and erupts into another all-out debauched assault on Gaza. How DARE Qatar break the Israeli siege! Just who do the big Q think they are?!

The big Q for the rest of the world is whether it will stand by yet again, and watch another few hundred, several thousand war crimes and crimes against humanity be committed by the biggest rogue state in the hemisphere.

Will Barack “Nobel Peace Prize” Obama finally do something to earn it, and rein in Bibi and his punch-drunk cowboys riding rough-shod on their election trail?

Will Britain have the moral backbone to acknowledge that Palestine, like Australia, was not terra nullius as the Balfour Declaration would have us believe, apologise, and ensure its return to its rightful owners?

Will the United Nations have the strength of purpose to enforce its myriad Security Council Resolutions against Israel – as it does by applying economic, diplomatic, military and financial sanctions against other countries to force their co-operation with international law, or to contain a threat to peace?

Will the international community have the guts to stand up to the Zionist pretenders, and end its abject hypocrisy by turning its attention to the only country in the Middle east that DOES have a nuclear arsenal, and place at least the same, if not even more stringent, sanctions against Israel than it already has against Iran, for merely having the potential to do what Israel has already done without the slightest international censure?

Will the Arab countries stand by Gaza this time?

Unless the answer to all of the above is yes, the Arab Spring will be followed by a very bitter Palestinian winter – and they will all pay the price.


Gaza Ministry of Justice: the Right of Return is Inalienable.

Al Ahrar Online – Ahmed Madhoun

The Palestinian Ministry of Justice today stressed the sacredness of Palestinians’ Right of Return to their stolen territories, saying that no-one has the ability to waive it, regardless of who they are.

The Ministry indicated during a press conference held at the Government Media Office on Sunday 04 November that the Right of Return is an individual and collective right held by more than six million Palestinian refugees displaced by the Israeli Occupation.

The Ministry spokesperson said, “On the 95th anniversary of the Belfour Declaration, the Palestinian people were shocked by the statements of Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, when he gave up his Right of Return.”

They added, “The Right of Return is a national, sacred, inalienable right guaranteed by International Law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948. However long they have been deprived of their land, Palestinian refugees still have the right to return, and that right is non-negotiable, unchangeable, and has not been abdicated.”

The Ministry also highlighted that the Palestinian people have withstood the pain of the Nakbah, the ravages of Israeli aggression, and the bitterness of displacement in order to realise their rights in general, and the right to return in particular.

They said anyone who gives up the Right of Return is out of touch with reality, denying fundamental national principles, and violating the Palestinian National Accord.

The Ministry called upon the Palestinian people to continue their struggle for their legitimate rights, and called upon international, Arab, and local media and human rights organizations to expose the obnoxious racist Israeli occupation and its denial of Palestinians’ rights.

Translation: Fatma Al Hasham
Revision: JWP

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