Sunday, May 27, 2018 | ePaper

Commentary

To be killed as unarmed Palestinians is a shame: Fight jointly Israeli war machine

  • Print
Editorial Desk :
Gaza is braced for fresh protests against Israel as the first funerals are expected to be held for 65 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces on Monday, the deadliest day since the end of the 2014 Gaza conflict. May 15th is the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba, or Catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were expelled or fled amidst violence in the wake of the creation of Israel in 1948.
Weeks of angry protests were further enflamed on Monday by the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. While Ivanka Trump and other American dignitaries gathered in the afternoon sun to celebrate the embassy opening, the Gaza border was transformed into a scene of fire and chaos as tens of thousands of protesters faced Israeli snipers. Israel's military said that it opened fire to stop Hamas from using the protests as a distraction to breakthrough the border fence and carry out attacks inside Israel.
Palestinians said the overwhelming majority of those killed were unarmed demonstrators while the Palestinian Authority accused Israel of carrying out "a terrible massacre" and called for international intervention to stop the killing. Despite the bloodshed, US President Donald Trump hailed the day as "a great day for Israel" and said he believed his decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would ultimately help forge peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In a speech in London the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised the embassy opening. He said that the United States has chosen to be a part of the problem rather than the solution with its latest step and has lost its mediating role in the peace process.
The UK's Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, said: that the violence in Gaza and the West Bank has been shocking. The loss of life and the large number of injured Palestinians is tragic, and it is extremely worrying that the number of those killed continues to rise.
The reality remains that the will of one man, Israeli PM Netanyahu, is prevailing in the Middle East. Donald Trump's abject submission to the Netanyahu doctrine--which is to do anything to enhance the interests of Israel, has emboldened Israel to such an extent that it can massacre innocent civilians with impunity.
Now all that is left is for the US to attack Iran. If that occurs we can only imagine the unrestrained glee which will surround Netanyahu and his closest advisors because it will be a dream come true for Netanyahu. It will mean that his twisted vision of an Israeli which stands supreme in the Middle East will come to pass. But for that to happen the US will have to directly engage with Russia. That is something which it does not want to face at the present--so sooner or later cooler heads must prevail. The US should remember the wise words of its founder George Washington who asked the new nation back in its early days to stay away from conflicts which would involve other states.
Please do give Israel the pleasure of killing unarmed Palestinian Muslims. What armed militias do in and around Palestine is creating a situation so that civilians are killed by Israeli army for fun. It is a disgrace that the Muslim countries of the region cannot together fight a war against Israeli oppression.

More News For this Category

Shooting spree on

Staff Reporter :Ten more suspected drug peddlers were killed in separate incidents of gunfights with the members of police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) early Saturday as the anti-narcotics crackdown

Spending priority fixed on 6 sectors

Special Correspondent :The government has fixed spending priorities in six key sectors in the next national budget (2018-19) with a view to attaining a higher economic growth.Officials related to budget

Hasina receives DLitt degree at Kazi Nazrul University

UNB, Asansol :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinaon Saturdayreceived 'Doctor of Literature (DLitt)' degree from Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol in PaschimBardhaman district here.The university authorities conferred the honorary DLitt degree upon her

RAB raid in city

RAB raid in city

Staff Reporter :Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members detained more than 100 people during an anti-narcotics drive at Geneva camp in Dhaka's Mohammadpur area Saturday.Several teams of RAB conducted a raid

128 held in 4 districts

Law enforcers arrested a total of 128 people during the ongoing anti-narcotics drives in Rajshahi, Bagerhat, Jhalokati and Sherpur districts in last 24 hours till 4 pm Saturday.In Rajshahi, police

Leaders of two Koreas hold surprise meeting as Trump revives hopes of summit with North

Leaders of two Koreas hold surprise meeting as Trump revives hopes of summit with North

SEOUL/WASHINGTON Reuters :South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to ensure the upcoming high-stakes summit between Kim and U.S.

Higher transport cost pushes rice price up

Anisul Islam Noor :The rice traders have claimed that additional transport cost due setting up of weight limit station in different highways is pushing the rice prices up in

Help BD entrepreneurs to invest in India, Hasina to Modi govt

UNB, Kolkata :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged the Indian government to help Bangladeshi entrepreneurs invest in India, particularly in joint ventures, for a win-win situation for both

BD Bhavan to inspire shared resolve against terrorism: Modi

BD Bhavan to inspire shared resolve against terrorism: Modi

UNB, Shantiniketan :Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the shared resolve of Bangladesh and India against cruelty and terrorism will continue to inspire the future generations through

11 more killed : Anti-drug shootout on: 70 killed since May 12

Staff Reporter :Eleven people were killed in gunfight with either police or Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the capital and eight other districts on Friday since the anti-drug drive