Gaza has been referred to as the “largest open-air prison” in the world. Besieged on three sides by Israel including the Mediterranean Sea, the fourth side is blocked by Egypt.
The cowardly Arabian rulers have maintained a deathly silence even as Masjid al Aqsa is under a Zionist siege. Is there any insult that will move these despicable creatures to action?
The Zionist occupiers are gradually tightening their grip on Masjid al Aqsa, the first Qibla of Muslims. They installed metal detectors, now removed under public pressure, before allowing Muslims to enter the holy precinct for prayers. Their nefarious designs, however, give cause for great concern.
The Zionists are alien invaders in Palestine. They use myth and brute force to impose themselves, with help from imperialist powers, on the lands of the Palestinian people. It is a colonial settler entity.
While al-Quds remains under Zionist occupation and 1600 Palestinian prisoners endure 45 days of a hunger strike, Hamas leadership under the influence of Arabian potentates all but abandons the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel refused to take a call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of the latter’s obnoxious behavior.
The problems of Kashmir and Palestine both date back to 1947. While Palestine is well known globally, Kashmir is virtually an unknown entity. Ken Stone of the Canadian Peace Alliance thinks it ought to be brought into mainstream.
Letter writer Abdul Jalil Khan says he has no sympathy for the people of America and Saudi Arabia, one for elected a racist as president and the other for tolerating a family of crooks.
Both the Kashmiris and Palestinians are suffering the brutal occupation of their land by alien invaders. Both occupations are the direct result of British colonial intrigue.2
Three countries in South Asia—Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan—have between them enormous mineral and energy resources. This makes them the special target of predatory powers.2
The Zionists not only want to occupy the whole of Palestine but their special target is al Masjid al Aqsa, the holy sanctuary. They have intensified their attacks in recent weeks as Muslim attention is diverted elsewhere.1
Masjid al Aqsa, the first qibla of Muslims, remains under Zionist occupation. Zionist squatters are becoming more aggressive and belligerently encroaching on the noble Sanctuary. It is incumbent on Muslims to highlight this and take urgent steps to redress this. A good starting point is the Quds Day rallies organized worldwide on the last Friday of Ramadan.
Reader Badr el-Masry laments the lack of support for Palestinians suffering Zionist brutalities.
Zionists encroachments and attacks on Masjid al-Aqsa and indeed the entire Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem have become more frequent. Muslims cannot remain indifferent to this threat to the Muslims’ first qibla and third holiest site.
While the Muslims’ attention is fixated on the tragic events in places like Syria, Yemen, Iraq etc, the Zionists are busy killing children in Palestine.
Palestinians are a very unfortunate people. Their leaders have repeatedly betrayed them while the Arabian rulers have completely abandoned them.
The mindboggling cruelty of the Zionist occupiers of Palestine can be gleaned from the mistreatment and torture of Palestinian children. Even minors are not spared such barbarism as was the case of 12-year-old Dima al-Wiwa showed who was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned. The Zionists get away with such crimes because Western regimes and their media outlets cover-up such crimes. Dima's case received scant coverage in the West.
There is hardly any sincere person in the world—Muslim or non-Muslim—that does not sympathize with the plight of the long-suffering Palestinians. Their tragedy is that their own leaders have let them down repeatedly.
After every terrorist attack anywhere in the West, there are immediate demands that Muslims everywhere must condemn and apologize for such criminal acts. Why? Well, because they are Muslims and, therefore, must atone for the sins of every person that calls himself a Muslim. If not, then these Muslims are collectively guilty of the crime. So we reproduce this apology by the Palestinian poet Amir Darwish...