Whenever I listen to the political statements and positions of the international community on the Palestinian issue and the end of over 45 years of the zionist military occupation, the more I saw the leaders of the world perform the “Hajj” to Israel instead of the camps of the Church of the Nativity where prophet Jesus (peace upon him) and now behind the walls of Israel’s apartheid, the more I read between the lines of the speeches of the dictatorial regime of the “Palestinian Authority”, the more and with increasing clarity I see that everyone in any capacity whatsoever has turned into prostitute who serves zionist Israel without modesty or shame, the more I see that the rights of more than six million Palestinians in international law receive no respect whatsoever by these people who are supposed to guarantee the respect for international law and the international institutions are in fact only working into their own pockets, stealing from already impoverished people and countries in the middle east and elsewhere.
The shameful and dishonorable statements made today in Israel by the Secretary General of the United Nations, the international body which abjectly serves the interests of Israel, which should not even be a member of that institution, the body which, in contravention to its mandate, perpetrates abject injustice against many nations like in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Lebanon and other poor countries, caused me and many others disgust.
I would like to ask Mr. Ki-Moon if his role is actually to be a prostitute for Israel and its military occupation, or if his role is to take active measures to legalize wars of aggression in the interest of zionism like what the UN did about Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and other countries by issuing preposterous resolutions, or if his role is to allow Israel to serially violate UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions without ever doing something about it.
While Mr. Ki-Moon and the UN twiddle thumbs, the military occupation and the colonies are growing and increasing like cancer in the occupied territories, more and more of the Palestinian population in Jerusalem, Hebron, Jericho and other Palestinian districts are facing forcible transfer and are denied fundamental rights mentioned in international humanitarian laws and human rights conventions which the UN is supposed to enforce and for which it has the necessary legal instrumentarium.
Article 47 of the Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits agreements resulting from the imbalance of power between the population of an occupied territory and the occupying power, but Mr. Ki-Moon somehow conveniently forgot that when he said, during his journey of prostitution to Israel and after his meeting with Shimon Peres and “prime minister” Benjamin Netanyahu that “Israel must make some confidence-building gestures toward the Palestinians in order to carry on with the direct talks between the sides in Jordan”. He said that “Israel should take steps to assist the Palestinians and illustrate that the Palestinian state is already being built on the ground”.
On behalf of most Palestinians I can say that we are not seeking some “confidence-building gestures from Israel”. We are seeking the end of the Israeli occupation, the end of the dictatorial regime of the PA, we are seeking international forces stationed in all of occupied Palestine to deal with the Israeli criminal occupation, forces which should disarm all israelis, curb the israeli criminality and protect the Palestinian population from the lunatic acts of hatred of the occupiers. Anything else is not helpful, Mr. Ki-Moon.
Mahmoud Abbas, “President” of the puppet dictatorship PA, is granted permission to move around by some small Israeli soldier occupied as a clerk at the colony of Beit Ell near Ramallah. This makes it possible for him to move between his residency, the Ramallah district and the various occupied Palestinian cities. The main role of Abbas and his PA is as a police force to protect the colonists, to do the dirty work of the israeli occupation in the occupied territories, and most importantly to legitimize the Israeli genocide, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity and to suppress anybody who is against this state of of abject criminality.
The majority of Palestinians live in abject poverty. Children usually suffer of anemia and other diseases related to malnourishment. Recently the students at the Bir Zeit and Bethlehem Universities went on strike because of the increase of semester fees. During the last too weeks, demos broke out in the Palestinian West Bank cities in the occupied territories. Thousands of Palestinians ran to the streets holding empty pots and protesting new tax laws which supposedly will be impose on them by the “Prime Minister of the Palestinian government” Dr. Salam Fayyad who was imposed on Palestinians by the US government.
The Abbas dictatorial regime sucks in millions from Europeans, US, and Arab donations yearly. These donations feed the Palestinian police system which protects the security of the occupation and the squatter colonies, suppress the right of Palestinians to resist against the injustice of the Israeli occupation and the PA, these donations feed the bank accounts of the fat cats around Abbas and the Fatah movement. While over 54% of Palestinians are jobless and most people do not receive any kind of social services or security allowances because of the miserable laws of social security imposed on the Palestinians, which do not allow that healthy people receive social security until they bring proof of deteriorated health conditions, while Palestinians are milked by even more onerous taxes and fees, the heads of the PA theocracy squander money in the Gulf states, in the USA and in the European countries as if there was no tomorrow.
The name of the PNA has become synonymous with starvation, poverty, repression, intimidation, imprisonment, suppressing resistance, forbidding opposition and peaceful demonstrations, imposing military trials on civilians, torture and random murders in the occupied territories. It is simply one more dictatorial regime on top of the Israeli occupation. The PA is in fact so bad that it is by itself far worse than the Israeli occupation. This is the PA which the UN headed by Mr. Ki-Moon has decided to recognize as a state, this is the group of crooks to which many member states of the UN has decided recognize as a state.
During a previous visit to israel, Mr. Ki-Moon sat around with the family of war criminal Gilad Shalit, he found enough time to do that, but during his current visit to Israel and Ramallah he did not agree to meet with families of the Palestinian prisoners, and the victims of the israeli war crimes in Gaza, he rejected the notion, and in response a group of journalists from Gaza sent him a letter declaring him “not welcome” in the name of all Gazans.
Before Mr. Ki-Moon went to israel, the israeli occupation grabbed Palestinian Parliamentarians from the street and threw them in jail on “administrative” reasons. It is not known that Mr. Ki-Moon found even one word to protest this indecent behavior from israel.
Today, while Mr. Ki-moon was touring in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, and after he did not make a comment on the arbitrary jailing the Palestinian Parliamentarians, a group of 26 members of the European Parliament called on Israel to release 26 Palestinian lawmakers who are being held in its prisons, including the speaker of the Palestinian parliament. In a letter of appeal, 26 European Union parliamentarians who represent a broad spectrum of the European parties, urged “the EU and its Member States to take immediate action” in order to ensure the release of all detained members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).
The EU lawmakers condemned the arrest of PLC speaker Aziz Dweik, who was arrested two weeks ago and sentenced to six months in administrative detention without charge or trial, as well as the arrest of the lawmakers at the Jerusalem Red Cross headquarters in Sheikh Jarrah, among them former minister Khaled Abu Arafa and MP Mohamed Totah. This appeal from EU Parliamentarians was a splat in the face of Mr. Ki-Moon, who only knows silence before abject criminality.
All what Mr. Ki-Moon did during his visit to Israel was to aid and support criminals, crime against humanity, genocide, activity which is contrary to the bylaws and tenets of the organization which he heads. The more than questionable activity of Mr. Ki-Moon in Israel and in the West Bank put a big question mark over the UN and the reason for its continued existence.
The desirable role of the UN should be to promote dialogue between the many peoples and nations of the world. The actual role of the UN, under Mr. Ki-Moon and his predecessors, has been to enable and promote all kind of crimes against humanity, to tolerate and promote wars of agression, genocides, to look the other way in face of decades of crimes of israel against us Palestinians, to accede to more and ever more plainly criminal wishes of the worldwide zionist compact and its most visible representative, the USA. This statef affairs has firmly positioned the UN as a part of all manner of problems, but seldom as part of the solution to the many problems affecting humanity.
With this in mind, it is right to ask what is the value of a membership in the UN to any country anymore? Would the money and efforts of being member in an organization which promotes injustice not be better invested elsewhere, in more sensible projects?
Whatever happens with the UN, the wishes of the Palestinians are clear: END the Israeli occupation, END of the PA INJUSTICE. YES to ONE State for ALL people, Palestinians and Israelis under Equality of Rights, and one Parliament for all. The “two state solution” was a dead end from the beginning, it only took in account the wishes of the most extremist elements in the israeli camp, and that should be taken in account.