On these days it’s mandatory to write about the last massacre at Palestine. In the moment I write this, Israel bombs have killed 80 people; surely when you read it, they will be many more. This is a déjà vu, we have seen this a lot of times. It’s the usual routine, and all those who don’t agree are automatically called anti-semitic, that is part of the usual routine.
Now the excuse is the launch of some rockets, Netanyahu says. But no matter, the attacks, invasions and bombardments of Israel against Palestinians or neighbours happen each 3 or 4 years. With or without rockets, with or without Hamas, with or without Arafat, with or without intifada, with or without peace process, Israel government -with the support of most Israeli population- feels the need of killing some hundreds or, better, thousands of people from time to time. Some Palestinians are killed in “peace time” too, in checkpoints, or when they are expelled from their homes to build a settlement, or during their torture in police stations, but at a slower pace that doesn’t satisfy them enough.
They are “defending themselves”, they say, a military invader defending from the occupied people. They are “fighting against terrorism”, they say. Let’s take a glance to this map: it shows how this “war against terrorism” is useful to expel people from their homes, steal their land and properties and expand Israel borders, heading to the dream of the so named Greater Israel, it is named also as Land of Israel, Promised Land, Complete Land of Israel, or Entire Land of Israel: from the Nile to the Euphrates.
At this point always there is some moron claiming that Palestine never was an independent state, as if that could deny any right to the people living there; right to live in a land, a home, to have any property and even right to continue alive. No, Palestinians never had these rights because Palestine never was an independent state, morons say.
To finish, there is here one of those photos that can be seen these days, and each day there will be more. It’s very unpleasant and disturbing, I know. But it’s the reality of Palestine.
BDS Movement: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.