Saturday, 24 November 2012

Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself

Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By Aisha Aijaz | Category: Latest, Religion, World
“Israel has a right to defend itself just as a burglar has, who busts open someone else’s house, not for theft but for invasion, thrusting them out with force, with a superpower fully supporting him. Even if the burglar has the most sophisticated weapons, the children of the house fighting their right to protest against the occupant with stones are surely dangerous militants, terrorists and fanatics”. Anyone who agrees to this narrative and replaces the term ‘freedom fighter’ with any of the three mentioned above, are normal human beings. The rest are too biased to think and discern what’s happening around in the world.
“No country on earth would tolerate missiles raining into its territory from outside the borders” says President Obama defending illegitimate Israel’s ar crimes, but I add Pakistan and Yemen are exceptions tolerating American drones on civilians and yes, they do not have the right (read might) to defend themselves.
The most powerful man in the world i.e. President of the United States and the most powerful media backing the Zionist dream, are vigorously projecting  to the world that Israel did it all in self-defence (as always), completely ignoring that on 4th of November a mentally ill unarmed man was killed by IDF while approaching the border fence.
Then, on the 13th of October, a 13 year old boy (read militant),  Hamid Younis Abu Daqqa became a threat to Israel while playing football with his other ‘militant’ friends outside his house around 2 kilometres away from the border. This Real Madrid fan with his dangerous dream of becoming a soccer player was a big threat to Israel’s existence.
Then, it all began i.e. rockets from Gaza and the fierce attack from one of the most powerful armies in the world, with media supported propaganda on one side and casualties, killings, amputations and real life emergency on the other.
On November 10, 2012 a mother and a father in Gaza lost their 19 year old son. Matar Abu Al-Atta. Within two hours after Matar was killed his mother overwhelmed by shock gave birth to his little brother.

On the 14th November 3 year old Razan Yousef Arafat, the most beautiful angel I have ever seen was torched to death by Israeli attack.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 2-year-old Palestinian Waleed Al-Abadlah was killed in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis.

 On the 16th of November 10-month-old Hanen Tafesh, was killed in a Gaza air strike.
Then there was this 11 month old Omar Jihad Misharawi was killed who got a bit of attention of the world media due to being the son of BBC journalist.

An Israeli round hit Misharawi’s four-room home in Gaza Wednesday, killing his son, according to BBC Middle East bureau chief Paul Danahar, who arrived in Gaza earlier Thursday. Misharawi’s sister-in-law was also killed, and his brother wounded. Misharawi told Danahar that, when the round landed, there was no fighting in his residential neighborhood.” ~ The Washington Post
On 20th November two children, Suhaib and Mohammed, and their father Fuad Hejazi were killed in the northern Gaza Strip when an Israeli air strike in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya crushed their home.
They are just a few of the 165 people murdered by Israeli strikes. The pictures from Gaza made every human heart melt. Yes, I said human because some hearts are harder than stones, calling for Hiroshima-Nagasaki like one-off solution of Gaza, (Gilad Sharon, son of Ariel Sharon), or calling for Palestine Holocaust, or shamelessly defending Israeli atrocities as a well-deserved treatment for whoever died in the attacks.

When the efforts of truce were underway, on 14 November Israel carried out the extrajudicial killing of Hamas military chief Ahmad al-Jabbari. One question: Does Israel really want peace with a history of breaking ceasefires, targeting civilians including women, children and media personnel and sabotaging peace and truce agreements?
There’s a lot of noise in the media about rockets fired from Gaza towards Tel Aviv ‘in retaliation’ by the Zionist loving media, also reporting the rhetoric of 12000 rockets from Gaza to Jerusalem in 12 years. When asked about the casualties the lamest of answers emerge. ‘Israel knows how to defend its citizens while Gaza doesn’t’. No! The reality is that there is no comparison of the scales of ammunition and weapons of mass destruction Israel has with the homemade rockets that Hamas has.
ISRAEL has 176,500 armed troops, 500,000 armed reservists, 11,000 armoured vehicles, 3000 battle tanks, 786 aircraft including American F16 bombers, 60 ships, 3 nuclear submarines and 1000s of prohibited cluster bombs.
Compare it with the ‘force’ called Hamas: 12,500 troops,
0 armoured vehicles, 0 tanks, 0 aircraft, 0 ships, 0 submarines, 0 cluster bombs but 1000s Qassam and Grad rockets. The siege, the crisis of food, and shortage of medical and surgical facilities is on the top of this.
The world is out in streets for Gaza. Thanks to social media. The bias of the conventional media has made them look uglier than ever and taken the trust further away. People trust independent activists and columnists more than the giant media mouthpieces of superpowers. Just to give you one example out of many. The fearless Harry Fear, the British journalist has been live streaming day in and day out from Gaza. He doesn’t share religion, caste or colour with the Palestinians. But some precious things we all share, like a live, beating, weeping human heart and eyes that see and appreciate the truth.
Long live Gaza and the struggle for freedom.
Oh! Did I forget to tell you that many facebook accounts including my own, were blocked due to Gaza protest pictures. Long live freedom of speech too.
Aisha Aijaz

About the author

Aisha Aijaz is a medical doctor and writer who loves photography and Urdu poetry. She can be reached at


MBFC said...

Posting without permission is non prodessional and illegal. Please mention the original link in your post.

Aisha Aijaz

nahida -Exiled Palestinian said...

Aisha, the link to your article is provided at the top of the page, if you bothered to click on the title, along with a link to your name.

We are not accrediting the article ourselves nor are we doing anything illegal. We gave you and your web-page the credit. I really don't understand why are you accusing us of something that is false and unfair.

MBFC said...

Not accusing. When I clicked the link it was bringing me to your website again. Thanks for mentioning the original website. You can remove the above comments if you like. JazakAllah Khair.