Illustration by Carlos Latuff
By: Mohamed Khodr
October 15, 2009
Never in its 61 year history has Israel ever been held accountable for its military invasions, indiscriminate bombings of civilians in Lebanon and the Occupied Territories, its illegal siege and collective punishment of mass civilian populations, and its constant denial of all humanitarian and medical aid to populations its military has attacked and controls despite dozens of U.N. Security Council Resolutions to the contrary.
It began in 1949 at the Lausanne Conference when Israel refused to accept any responsibility for the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians despite President Truman's insistence, the very President who gave this illegitimate rogue nation its birth.
In six months, from late November 1947 to early May, Israel committed the largest theft of land and war crimes against Palestinian civilians since the Nazis. One of the most murderous war crimes committed by the Zionists was in the Palestinian village of Deir Yassin where according to the New York Times at the time 254 Palestinian men, women, and children were massacred or blown up in their homes.
“There is … no doubt that many sexual atrocities were committed by the attacking Jews. Many young school girls were raped and later slaughtered … Many infants were also butchered and killed. I also saw one old woman … who had been severely beaten about the head with rifle butts.”~ British officer, Richard Catling
The U.N. founded to secure peace for humanity after World War II discovered its total impotence in regard to Israel, thanks to the protection of the U.S. that has continued till this day.
Was Deir Yassin the only act of its kind?
"By 1948, the Jew was not only able to 'defend himself' but to commit massive atrocities as well. Indeed, according to the former director of the Israeli army archives, 'in almost every village occupied by us during the War of Independence, acts were committed which are defined as war crimes, such as murders, massacres, and rapes'...Uri Milstein, the authoritative Israeli military historian of the 1948 war, goes one step further, maintaining that 'every skirmish ended in a massacre of Arabs.'" Norman Finkelstein, "Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict, New and Revised Edition." (1)
Jacques de Reynier of the International Committee of the Red Cross met the “cleaning up” team on his arrival at the village:
“The gang were young men and women, armed to the teeth and had also cutlasses in their hands, most of them still blood-stained. A beautiful young girl, with criminal eyes, showed me hers still dripping with blood; she displayed it like a trophy. This was the ‘cleaning up’ team, that was obviously performing its task very conscientiously.”
In 1982 Israel (Sharon) invaded Lebanon destroying villages and killing civilians on its way to Beirut that it besieged and indiscriminately bombed from the air, sea, and land killing thousands of civilians. It did not spare schools, hospitals, electrical and water plants, orphanages, nursing homes, mosques, churches, roads, television and radio stations; not even ambulances carrying the injured were sacred. That invasion resulted in close to 20,000 civilian deaths.
After the "war", as they withdrew, Israel dropped hundreds of thousands of cluster bombs over the farmland that is flooded annually assuring that for many years after, people would continue to be blown up by newly surfaced bombs.
To Israel, Arab Muslims and Christians are fodder in a perceived concentration camp worthy of extermination, ethnic cleansing, and gassing. This is not just a policy of Israel's political and military leaders but a policy of Jewish Zionists prior to Israel's establishment and of its most beloved and respected Rabbis who consider one million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail or, publicly call for the total annihilation of Arabs who are subhuman. (The Jewish Babylonian Talmud states that "children of goyim are subhuman").
“Annihilate the Amalekites from the beginning to the end. Kill them and wrest them from their possessions. Show them no mercy. Kill continuously, one after the other. Leave no child, plant, or tree. Kill their beasts, from camels to donkeys.”~ Rabbi Yisrael Rosen
During the summer of 1982 the UN Security Council passed several Resolutions "asking" Israel to lift its siege of Beirut and allow food, water, and medicines into the city. It was then that the Sabra and Chatila massacre occurred, ironically and superficially investigated by Israel, but not by the International Community that ignored the deliberate massacre of over 1000 Palestinian men, women, and children killed in their sleep by Israel's allies, the Lebanese Christian Phalangist Party, under Sharon's supervision and protection.
A U.N. Report investigating the 1996 Israel shelling of a UN Compound in Qana, Lebanon (Israel occupied southern Lebanon from 1982 to 2000) found Israel responsible for the deliberate bombing of the compound that killed 102 civilians seeking shelter.
“if it was right by God to order us to commit genocide during Biblical time, why can’t it be right to commit genocide now. Has God changed his mind?”~
Robert Fisk called the shelling a "massacre".
For releasing the report despite U.S. objections the U.S. vetoed the reappointment of Boutros Ghali for a second term as UN Secretary General despite Clinton's high praise of him just a few months earlier thanking him for his "outstanding leadership". According to the Israeli dominated media and U.S. foreign policy ~ no one should dare criticize Israel, or else.
Consider the recent Charles Freeman affair when he was nominated to serve with and be the President's main advisor, who had once spoken against Israeli presence in Palestine.
Need Proof: Here's just one example. A headline from the Norwegian paper, Aftenposten, 12/1/06:
"US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice threatened Norway with "serious political consequences" after Finance Minister and Socialist Left Party leader Kristin Halvorsen admitted to supporting a boycott of Israeli goods"
Tragically, in 2006, exactly a decade later, Israel again bombed Qana killing 53 civilians, most were children. Human Rights Watch's investigated the massacre and squarely blamed Israel for the indiscriminate bombing and found no Hezbollah fighters or rockets as declared by Israel for the justification of this mass murder, a fact Israel later confirmed.
As usual, there was no U.N. investigation and Israel was off the hook. The colonial west doesn't give a damn about Arab, African, Asian, or Latin American blood, but one drop of Jewish blood and the world is inflamed with Zionist attacks and claims of Anti Semitism and Holocaust deniers.
The Jewish dominated media begins the propaganda with very young children. Concepts to be later developed in life and imprinted in the child's mind include the lazy funny violent "Allah Akbar!" shouting Middle Easterner, looking to steal or grab white women. Disney sets many of the racial stereotypes for young viewers. This has been ongoing since the first days of film.
In 2002 Israel launched a massive incursion into the West Bank devastating its six largest cities, but especially it besieged, bombed, and wholly devastated a large swath of the Jenin refugee Camp killing at least 54 civilians. The devastation of Jenin prompted the UN Security Council to pass Resolution 1405 of 19 April 2002 calling for an investigative team of respectable international leaders and specialists to visit Jenin and assess the situation.
While the team was in Geneva heading to Jenin, Israel refused to accept the team, thus under Israel and U.S. pressure the team was ultimately disbanded. Thus Israel's military, again, was politically absolved.
Recently the UN Human Rights Council created a highly respectable investigative team led by the renowned Judge (Jewish) Richard Goldstone to assess if any war crimes were committed by Israel in its massive military strike on Gaza's 1.5 million civilian population.
As usual Israel refused cooperation with the team while Hamas accepted. The Goldstone Report found evidence of war crimes committed by Israel and to a lesser extent by Hamas.
The U.S. and Israel have succeeded in minimizing the report and pressuring Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw the report given that it could provide governments and organizations the right to arrest and prosecute Israeli leaders involved in the all out war on Gaza. Israeli soldiers involved in the Gaza massacre confirmed the indiscriminate and callous murder of civilians and their use as human shields. Their order was shoot and ask questions later.
Israeli spokesman, at the start of Operation Cast Lead, Nachman Abramovic demonized Palestinian children stating:
“They may look young to you, but these people are terrorists at heart. Don’t look at their deceptively innocent faces, try to think of the demons inside each of them … I am absolutely certain these people would grow to be evil terrorists if we allowed them to grow… would you allow them to grow to kill your children or finish them off right now? … honest and moral people ought to differentiate between true humans and human animals. We do kill human animals and we do so apologetically. Besides, who in the West is in a position to lecture us on killing human animals. After all, whose hands are clean?”
Mahmoud Abbas is nothing short of a corrupt traitor, an Israeli-American, "moderate" Arab regime puppet. He must be thrown out of office to keep the right and just cause of the Palestinians, the world's largest refugee population and one that has endured the world's longest occupation by a Zionist murderous regime that owns America's capital.
Palestinians must take to the street and reclaim the justice of their cause and elect a moral and honest government willing to stand up to Israel, America, Europe, Arab puppets, and demand their independence sooner rather than later and by any means necessary. After all isn't that what Bush did to liberate Iraqis from oppression?
???LIBERATE IRAQIS FROM OPPRESSION? IS THAT WHAT IT WAS/IS? THAT ONE SHORT SENTENCE MAKES ME QUESTION THE VALIDITY OF THIS WHOLE ARTICLE! AN ANCIENT CIVILIZATION THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED MUSLIM COUNTRIES (despite its despotic ruler) NOW REDUCED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE POPULATED BY WIDOWS AND WARRING RELIGIOUS FRACTIONS IS "LIBERATED"?
The questions before the international community and its legal obligations to protect and serve all of humanity without exception are:
When will Israel ever be held accountable for its repeated massacres on civilian populations?
Is Israel above international laws?
Does Israel enjoy a special immunity to kill with impunity?
Will America's and Europe's hypocrisy and double standards to favor one nation, Israel, above all nations, while enforcing "their" international standards upon the rest of the world ever end?
The west has not only enabled Jews to steal Palestine from its owners but ,incredibly, has given Israel the right to determine the lives and deaths of millions of Palestinians, a fact accepted by the world, especially the cowardly Arabs and Muslims around the world who see Jerusalem being Judaized and slowly striped of its Muslim and Christian foundations and can only whimper in the privacy of their homes.
The Gaza Siege
Damn their silent voices, damn their fear and paralysis, and damn their acceptance of the most incompetent rulers in the world whose only accomplishment is the length of their rule.
Let us pray that Planet Earth will cease to be "Israeli Occupied Territory" where the western world besieges the planet politically, economically, and militarily for the sake of Israel.
It is impossible to comprehend that six million Israeli's so dominate over six billion people, i.e. with a ratio of 1000:1 Gentiles to Jews.
Perhaps the Jewish domination of the world's money, media, and movies that besieges a gullible, superficial, uninformed, literate but uneducated western mind whose soul is driven by wealth and worldly pleasures, but one that is devoid of intellectual curiosity and a spiritual foundation.
The west has been transformed from "I think therefore I am" to "I don't think therefore I'm not"
God help this fragile Planet from
the greed and inhumanity of all governments.
1. The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict: Published by Jews for Justice in the Middle East
3. "Hidden History of Zionism": http://www.marxists.de/