The Palestine-Israel conflicts are neverending tragedies. Countless of innocent lives were claimed throughout the wars inclusive of women and children. The war was recorded initiated from the early 20th century. The cores of the disagreement and bloodbaths are glitches due to religions and politics. It is a such a sad reality that happens and still happening. Eyes blindfolded, feet bound, hands tied. We are helpless.
It was shocking when I learned the news in Hong Kong on 14th November 2012 . I saw in the television that Israel had commenced its military plan called ” Operation Pillar of Defense” by targeting an air-strike and killed a Hamas officer named Ahmed Al-Jabari while he was travelling in a car. The attack was the first of the many attacks launched by the Israel against the Palestinians ranging till 21st November 2012. The plan was called by the Israel as ‘an act to defend’ and undoubtedly had claimed many innocent lives. The whole hullabaloos echoed several Domino Effects such as :-
- Israel has opened the “Gate of Hell” – a statement from the Hamas officer;
- Shaul Hamelech Street, Tel Aviv Bus Bombing by an Israeli Arab, injuring 28 people.
Satellite image showing that the car with Ahmed Al-Jabari and his officer was aimed before attack was launched.
The deceased : Ahmed Al-Jabari, a Hamas right-hand officer.
The seriousness in Gaza Strip is nearing to the maximum degree that as per 29th November 2012 in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 67/19, it was decided that the status of Palestine is elevated to “non-member observer”, with report of :
- 138 countries in favour;
- 41 countries abstain;
- 9 countries reject
Image of the votes : GREEN (favour); YELLOW (abstain); BLUE (absent) & MAROON (reject) – courtesy of Wikipedia.
I would say that this was a huge diplomatic slap to Israel and its allies! As the second country elevated to the status of “non-member observer”, apart from Vatican City of Holy See, Palestine has been granted the right to participate in other United Nations’ agencies despite the right to vote in United Nations is still denied. Still, it is the wish for Palestine to drag Israel to the International Criminal Court or ICC. Let us all pray that it will materialize.
Of course as you read this, you will feel that the article is written with bias; siding to Palestine against the Israel, no? I can’t help but being that; seeing from the perspective of logical humanity. But I know that NOT ALL Israelites supported the war and ruthless exercised by the Zionists; in fact the Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman (who is also an intelligent brainy herself) had wrote a piece of letter condemning the act of violence by Israel against the Palestinians in a letter entitled “Israeli Diversity Shown Even Among Leaders” to Crimson Harvard in the Harvard University of where she attended. I had touched on the compassionate emotion of Natalie Portman in my blog entry : https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/death-of-a-vagabond-vigilant-osama-bin-laden-terrorist-or-revolutionist/.
Natalie Portman or her real surname, Hershlag speaking in Harvard University.
As I keep reading the history of Israel and how the glitches with Palestine happened, the more interesting it became. According to Wikipedia, the constitution of a Jew country was ignited under the Zionist ideology and the idea was to gather all the Jews diaspora from around the world, to be concentrated within a recognized state. AND, I just learned that the concept of all the Jews coming back to Israel is called as “Aliyah”! It is said that the meaning is “to ascent”. Meaning, coming back to Israel or Promised Land means they have been ‘ascended’ to a better status. This concept is been highly emphasized in the concept of Zionist.
The “Aliyah” of the Jews; from abroad arriving via ship and a bus from Aden, Yemen – Courtesy of Wikipedia.
Now, the opposite of “Aliyah” is the “Yerida”, the emigration of Jews moving OUTSIDE from Israel. It is said that the concept of “Yerida” is not encouraged by the Zionist and even regarded as ‘derogatory’ to certain extent. According to Wikipedia information that I perused, most Yerida Jews experienced social stigma even from the Jewish community themselves; significantly in the Jews American community where they rarely mix with Yerida Jews. Well, it seems that prejudices occur everywhere, no?
Anne Frank, the Jew girl who was popular due to her documentation in her diary during the Holocaust of Nazi against The Jews. It is irony, isn’t it? The Jews are doing their own “Holocaust” now against The Palestinians. They are doing what The Nazi did to them to the Palestinians. There are undoubtedly thousands of unsung Palestinian “Anne Frank”s!
When the Jews influx thronging in the Israel/Palestine, the Palestinians were forced to abandon their homes, cast away to make room for the Jews. This has led an ‘exodus of The Palestinians” and is called The Nakba 1948. They were forced due to pressure from the Israel and were abstained from claiming their properties due to laws-purposely-erected-by-Israel-Government-to-stop-them-claiming. They remain refugees till this very day.
The Nakba 1948. The Exodus of The Palestinians away from their homes, in exile pressured by Israel – Courtesy of Wikipedia.
To conclude, we all know that hatred will only cause fatal; and the casualties are of innocence lives. All in the names of ego and prejudices. Where is the love? Where is the humanity? Will this ever end? Goodness knows. Amin.