#Nakba64 – The Palestinians’ never ending catastrophe ~ by Alan Hart – @alanauthor

Redress | By Alan Hart | 16 May 2012

Alan Hart argues that Zionism’s mission is the complete liquidation of the Palestinian presence in historical Palestine and that, “unless the major powers led by America summon up the will to call and hold Zionism’s monster child to account for its crimes, there will be a final ethnic cleansing of Palestine at some point in a foreseeable future”.

According to the Israeli academic Ilan Pappe, most Israeli Jews have no idea of what they did to the Palestinians in 1948. He also said that those who do know don’t think that what was done was wrong. But that’s only the tip of an iceberg of ignorance.

The Nakba “is a process of ethnic cleansing, a process that has been on-going for 64 years to date and is continuing”.

Because of the mainstream media’s complicity in Zionism’s suppression of the truth of history as it relates to the making and sustaining of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, most Americans and Europeans of all faiths and none have no idea of the enormity of Zionism’s crimes.

The Arabic word for what happened in the months before and after Israel’s unilateral declaration of independence on 14 May 1948 is Nakba, meaning catastrophe. That’s a one-word description of the fact that upwards of 700,000 Palestinian Arabs were dispossessed of their land, their homes and their rights, but complete understanding requires knowledge of something else. The Nakba was not simply an event in history. It is a process of ethnic cleansing, a process that has been on-going for 64 years to date and is continuing.

A timely reminder of this fact was contained in an article for the website This Week in Palestine by Ibrahim Matar, an economist writing from Jerusalem.

He opened his piece by quoting a statement made by Ra’anan Weitz, the director of the Jewish Agency’s Settlement Department in 1948. “I ploughed Palestine into earth by ordering the demolition of 300 abandoned Palestinian villages from the Negev to the Galilee.” (The quotation was from an interview Weitz gave to the Jerusalem Post published on 7 March 1997).

Matar ended his piece with these words of his own:

“…the Jews of the world must play their necessary part in containing and confronting Zionism. As I never tire of pointing out, silence is not the way to refute and demolish a charge of complicity in Zionism’s crimes.”

The bottom line to the tragedy of the Palestinians is that the Catastrophe of 1948 is still going on, as Jewish colonization of the West Bank continues to expand. The objectives of the Jews have not changed since the early part of the twentieth century. Their motto continues to be “dunum after dunum of land” for the exclusive use of Jews.

The Jews claim that the Palestinians wish to destroy Israel. The fact is that the Jews have already literally destroyed Palestine, and in front of the watchful eyes of the world community represented by the Quartet, they continue with their policies and practices to complete the liquidation of the Palestinian presence in historical Palestine.

Question: Is completion of the liquidation of the Palestinian presence in historical Palestine really Zionism’s mission?

I believe the answer is “Yes” and, that unless the major powers led by America summon up the will to call and hold Zionism’s monster child to account for its crimes, there will be a final ethnic cleansing of Palestine at some point in a foreseeable future.

I also believe that Matar should be more precise with his language. His use of “the Jews” implies that all Jews everywhere are responsible for Zionism’s crimes. That is not so. But, if the rising global tide of anti-Israelism is not to be transformed into anti-Semitism, making another great turning against Jews everywhere inevitable at some point, the Jews of the world must play their necessary part in containing and confronting Zionism. As I never tire of pointing out, silence is not the way to refute and demolish a charge of complicity in Zionism’s crimes.



  • Nakba 1948 – The Documentary | Part 1 | Part 2 | Video
  • 1948 | Lest we forget… | Memorial
  • Plan Dalet and the Nakba | Facts
  • Zionist massacres of the Nakba | Facts
  • UN’s complicity in Palestine’s fate | Facts
  • In 2,5 months time UNSCOP created millions of refugees lasting 64 years | Facts
  • Al Nakba – The zionist project | Facts
  • A must read… Our Paradise on Earth | A story of the Nakba | A Voice From Palestine
  • Erased and written over: How Nakba villages sunk into Israeli landscape | Facts
  • Nakba Survivor … add your families story here | Project
  • Tracing All That Remains Since Nakba | Nakba Project
  • The Children of Deir Yassin | Memorial website
  • Deir Yassin Massacre – April 9, 1948 | History
    Deir Yassin Remembered | Video
    2011 Nakba Day in Ramallah May 15, 2011 | by Ahmad Mesleh | Photos
  • Nakba Day 2011 | Marches & death on the borders May 15, 2011 | Photos



In Pictures | The Nakba

The Nakba – In photos (Click to see the full album)

Nakba Commemoration 2011 – In photos (Click to see the full album)

More pictures in the Gallery Images | الصور

 



انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

ஜ۩۞۩ஜ



* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





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