FEW topics seem to polarise people as much as the conflict between Palestine and Israel.
But the blame game is an exercise in futility. Until the facts are reported or exposed then, sadly, we are in for many more years of misery.
The Palestinians have endured 59 years of dispossession, occupation and colonisation. Israel, staunchly supported by the US and Australia, among other countries, has ignored more than 65 UN Security Council resolutions.
It has repeatedly breached the Fourth Geneva Convention in its responsibilities as an occupying power.
In 2004, the International Court of Justice ruled that Israel’s concrete mega-wall was contrary to international law and should be torn down.
But despite these violations, Israel continues to be staunchly supported while Palestinian rights are swept under the carpet.
Israel’s existence should not have priority over Palestine’s existence.
The futures of both peoples are inextricably linked, and working on a solution that would allow the Palestinians to realise their right to self-determination is the best chance Israelis and Palestinians have of living in peace.
Why is Israel, the occupier and oppressor, able to use illegal measures to repress the Palestinians without censure, yet any resistance by Palestinians is called terrorism?
* SAD. What the f*#k is wrong with the Herald Sun?
Yes, Moammar, it’s time to stop the blame game. Stop blaming Israel for the plight of the Palestinians. Stop blaming Israel for building the mega wall in an attempt to keep out suicide bombers. Stop blaming Israel for retaliating for all the rocket attacks and suicide bombing in Israel. Your continued blaming does nothing to help in resolving the conflict, but only serves to harden the resolve of those seeking the destruction of Israel. The whole conflict can be over in an instant if all Palestinians in particular, and all Muslims in general, accept the existence of the nation of Israel. It was not Israel that launched previous wars to annex more territories, but it was the surrounding Arab countries that launched them to destroy Israel and lost lands in the process, which Israel has returned after the signing of peace treaties with them. Now these countries are finally at peace with Israel. So why can’t Palestinians? Yes, it’s time to stop the blame game. But will those hell-bent on Israel’s destruction ever learn?
Just last week we had the Los Angeles Times Whoring For Hamas and now we have the Herald Sun whoring for the genocidal lunatics of Palistan.
Amazing. Truly amazing. Almost like 1938