November 19, 2006
The aggression against the Palestinians is widening and the United States of America is taking an active role in it. The country of "Justice for All" and its allies are maintaining a deadly blockade against the people of Palestine. Medicine, food and water are not available and the Palestinian children, like their young brethren in Iraq, are suffering the most. Hospitals and medical centers are not operating to an acceptable standard because of lack of medicine, water and electricity. A friend of mine died at a barricade, he was gravely ill, and he was not allowed to cross to the hospital which was a couple of miles away. He was neither the first nor the last to die at the crossings or barricades. American taxpayer money is supplied to the Zionist terrorists to maintain this racist entity and to build settlements on Palestinian confiscated lands. American guns and bombs are killing Palestinians every day and in every spot of occupied Palestine.
"Israel," is guilty of mass murder but President Bush and our political parties, Republicans and Democrats are giving the Palestinians deaf ears and blind eyes, they are ignoring the tragedy and giving the racist Zionist state strong support, protection and immunity.
The United States never blamed the racist state for the atrocities that it is committing against the Palestinians or Lebanese. Every time a UN draft resolution is introduced to condemn the Zionist perpetrators and their atrocities, Washington vetoes it, no matter what administration we have.
American occupation forces in Iraq are taking an active part in terrorizing the Palestinians. The US occupation forces stormed the Palestinian refugee residential compounds in Hay al Baladiyat in Baghdad. People were beaten; their apartments were ransacked and destroyed; their furniture and belongings were smashed; and their jewelry and money were stolen. Scores of men and women were unlawfully arrested. Machine guns were fired against the walls of the compounds and homes; bombs were exploding all around. Children and women were terrified.
This campaign of terror came hours after the US vetoed a draft resolution condemning the Zionist "state" for mass murder in Beit Hanoun, in which an entire family of 18 was bombed and ripped apart at dawn while people were sleeping.
The residents of the compound were enraged with the humiliating way the savage American soldiers treated the women who were driven to the army vehicles under gunfire and profane language. This treatment of women reflects the hatred that the members of the armed forces are fed by their superiors.
Last month the "Death Squads" of the sectarian regime, allied with the United States, attacked the same compound under the eyes of the occupation forces and no effort was done to stop the terror and the sectarian terrorists.
Palestinians in Baghdad al Jadidah were not spared either, they were also attacked, some were beaten and suffered broken bones and bruises, and all were stripped from their outer clothes and arrested. Every one was asked whether he or she was a Sunni or Shii, this was defiantly a racist interrogation intended to stir up sectarianism.
The Mahdi Army of Moqtada Al Sadr and the Badr brigades are engaged in a systematic campaign against the Palestinians to evict them from their homes and expel them out of Iraq, to no manĺs land. These racist sectarian armies, supported and financed by Iran, threatened the Palestinians of Al Dorah and Hay Al Sihhah in south of Baghdad. The residents were ordered to evict their homes and they were not permitted to take any of their belongings with them. Members of these notorious armies were shooting haphazardly at the Palestinians and at their homes. Windows and doors were shattered and people were terrorized by those who claim that they are for the Palestinians. Their supporter, Mahmoud Ahmadinijad, the President of Iran, is deafening our ears with his speeches against the Zionist enemy while his people in Iraq are killing and terrorizing them. He is doing a job that "Israel" failed to do to the Palestinians in Iraq by supporting such gangs, what a contradiction! The sectarian, pro Iran, militias deployed their forces in many areas where Palestinians live. They were knocking at their doors and asking them to leave immediately or they face death. Many families left; some are stranded at the Jordanian and Syrian borders; some went to other areas to stay with friends and relatives; and some are staying in tents with no facilities whatsoever.
This is the new democracy that the United States and its allies want to maintain on the Palestinians and Iraqis. It is death and elimination, it is horror, and it is terror. This type of democracy means creating sectarian fascist states in Iraq, the "Green Zone Republic" in Baghdad and strengthening the racist Zionist state in Palestine.
These are some of the facts that our officials and media are hiding from us to keep us unaware, ignorant and in the dark.
The Palestinians have a Homeland to go to; it is historic Palestine that stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the River of Jordan. Help them to go to their homes from which they were evicted by force.
* The author is a Vietnam era veteran, antiwar activist and Co-Editor of Al-Moharer.
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