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The Media Review Network (MRN) wishes to remind the international community that after 50years of occupation of the Palestinian territories and numerous wars against a hapless people, the Zionist nuclear power in the form of Israel, has failed to destroy the spirit and resistance of the Palestinians.

The 1967 War was, in reality, the last military victory for Israel against the unfortunate Palestinians. The ruthless occupation of Southern Lebanon by the Zionists was ended in 2006 by Hassan Nasrallah and his Hezbollah army. The Zionist military machine failed dismally to destroy the Gaza Strip in  3 ruthless and heartless attacks on the tiny sliver of land. The soul and essence of the People of Palestine lives on.

Ever since the destruction of Palestine in 1948, and the Zionist state of Israel was established on its ashes, the history of Palestine can be divided into 3 phases of approximately 20 years each. The first phase, 1948 – 1967, the ethnic cleansing of 90% of the Palestinian population and the destruction of more than 500 Palestinian villages took place. The second phase was the  expansionist phase (1967 – 1987) which included the capture of the Sinai, Golan Heights, West Bank and the Gaza. The Oslo Accords of 1993 heralded the 3rd phase and was the era of managing the occupation.

The invasion and occupation of Palestine was and remains a manifestation of  colonialism and Coloniality. Just as Nazism, Fascism, Imperialism and Apartheid formed the various appendages of colonialism,  so is Zionism part of this structure. The Zionist claim to a national homeland  does not include deciding to go to someone else’s country, claim it by “divine power” and kick the natives out. European Jews, supported by US and Europe,  did this to the Palestinians and creating  7.2 million refugees. The state of Israel and Zionism are factually racist, colonial  endeavors.

The latest aggression and killings witnessed in the Occupied West Bank, Gaza  and East Jerusalem is the continuation of these phases. It is accompanied by the intensification of the occupation, development of illegal settlements and the continued implementation of Apartheid Zionism unique in colonial history. Massacres and state terrorism continue today with killing of unarmed civilians by trigger happy Israeli soldiers and colonial settlers, home demolitions, political imprisonment without trials and with ill treatment, prevention of rights of movement, religious rights, and other civil rights.

This Zionist project is illegal, immoral and unethical, a reality recognized by the international community. The evil of a fanatical element sadly supported by many in the Diaspora, including South Africa, claiming that Palestine was given to the Jews by God three thousand years ago is anathema to humanists and the principles of human rights. Some 2000 years ago The Romans conquered Britain. Would the Italians now claim Britain back by producing some ancient parchment signed and sealed by God?

The MRN calls on the International Community to take immediate action and fulfil its legal and moral obligations. We deplore the inaction of the United Nations, The African Union, the Arab League, The Palestinian Authority and other international groupings. Their repeated failures to condemn the illegal Zionist entity make them culpable in the genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.

The fate of Israel as a colonial apartheid entity is similar to the fate of apartheid South Africa. That is doomed to fail.

Issued by:

Ibrahim Vawda

Media Review Network.

Johannesburg,  South Africa.

011 837 3220