On last May 8, 2013, a Palestinian woman identified as Khaleda Tayseer Quazbeh, 30, a mother of 13 children from Al-Minia in the district of Bethlehem, was murdered in cold blood by PA thugs in civilian clothes, people who obviously had received training by the EU-COPPS. Quazbeh was shot from behind while sitting in her car, the bullets hit her in the shoulder and exited from her chest.
The incident according to her husband (widower), Mr. Nawwaf Quazbeh: “Yesterday I went together with my wife and my daughter to buy clothes for our children. It surprised me when a number of PA elements stopped and attacked me and my family while on our way to shopping.
They told me that I am “wanted” by the Palestinian Authority. I told them to send me a notification letter to my shop, where I work and live in Bethlehem. My address is clear in the city. I was talking to them when one of those present opened fire on my wife and shot her in shoulder with three bullets. Another one then pointed his pistol at my head. My wife died immediately.”
Since the occupation started in 1967, the Israeli death squads called Mistaaravin (what means “those who look like Arabs” in hebrew) always dressed in Palestinian civilian clothing whenever they want to execute or capture a “wanted” Palestinian from his home, work or wherever who lives in the occupied territories, have been operating.
Now, and since the establishment of Palestinian Authority, israeli death squads are not longer carrying out assassinations and arrests of politically undesirable Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Now, and with help from the EU, zionist israel delegates their dirty work to the so-called “Palestinian National Authority”. It is enough that any small officer – one of the many uncountable desktop criminals which populate the israeli, and now Palestinian, bureaucracies, those feckless cowards who crawl around the offices of the intelligence, military or police, to send out an order or include somebody on a list with names of “wanted people”, to set in motion a death squad to perpetrate the murder and abduction of these politically undesirable people.
What is new in Palestine is not the fact that death squads operate there, but that now the death squads are entirely made up by Palestinian thugs trained by the EU police force stationed in Ramallah called EU-COPPS.
I looked through the COPPS website today, and after reading through the self-laudatory statements and looking at the pictures published there, I was nothing less than astonished at the crass lies published there. While the COPPS state on their website “The EU has been at the forefront of efforts for peace in the Middle East. Its priorities include further strengthening law and order …”, the facts on the ground are that no Palestinian is safe against murder, torture, abduction, violence at the hands of the jewish colonists, the IDF, the israeli death squads, the many PA militarized “police” units or the intelligence operatives of many Arab countries which are present in the West Bank.
Contrary to the self-laudatory statements of the COPPS, there is no true peace in Palestine, to the contrary, the situation has dramatically worsened for the great mass of Palestinians who are not recipients of graft. Thanks to the presence of COPPS, there are now two kinds of peace in Palestine: the peace which impunity gives to the jewish colonists, and the peace of the cemetery for any Palestinian who dares to protect themselves, their family or their meager possessions from the crimes of the occupation.
Among the other “achievements” lauded on the website of COPPS is the prison for women, a project which was voiced by some of the most despicable characters in the EU as a sign of progress and humanitarian values, a jail built with in architecture of the “Supermax” (see Supermaxed and Wikipedia) prisons of the USA, which have achieved sad notoriety because the people jailed there slowly rot into mental derangement and being jailed in such oubliettes has been characterized as “cruel and unusual punishment” and “equivalent to torture” in court cases in the USA. A quote from Wikipedia about such facilities: “A 2011 New York Bar association comprehensive study suggested that supermax prisons constitute torture under international law and cruel and unusual punishment under the U.S. Constitution” (PDF here). As a Palestinian woman I am without an answer as to what would make any Palestinian woman deserving of such a treatment.
The PA has never asked israel to arrest the criminal colonists who attack Palestinians out of base motivation in the occupied West Bank, and there is not one incident known to me where the militarized Palestinian “security” forces have protected Palestinians against the jewish occupiers, not before and not since the COPPS arrived in Palestine mounted on their white horse and proclaiming “we are the good ones”. This can be explained. Before COPPS, Palestinian police were simply scared of the israeli brutality, and after COPPS arrived, police and “security” thugs have been trained specifically to protect the jewish invaders and to repress Palestinians who dare as much as to say a word, and lastly to suppress and legitimate form of political discourse or action with a brutality which is often far worse than what the israeli army does.
Case in point, all Palestinian are against the PA “security” coordination with Israel which has the only purpose of spying against Palestinians. The “security coordination” means that the PA is a fully-owned subsidiary of the israeli occupation, a clique of collaborators for the Israeli occupation and against legitimate Palestinian interests – imagine, if you will, Abbas as a hand-puppet with Bibi’s hand up his arse.
The part of the EU-COPPS in this increasing horror is that they train Palestinian “security” forces, most of them recruited from among the poorest and least educated population, to take over the beastly role which the israelis themselves have always enjoyed. The reason for this is that after the Gaza massacre of 2009 the israelis saw themselves confronted with uniform and universal rejection from around the world. Gaza basically ended the viability of any pretense that there is anything decent about israel.
Since it is unimaginable for israel to change its criminal ways, a major exercise in propaganda was called for as could be understood by reading several reports of the time emanating from the Reut Istitute, the British intelligence establishment and certain deranged ultra-radical exponents of the zionist power configuration in the USA.
The result of this “reorientation” of the zionist policy about Palestine had the effect of evading and outflanking its critics and political opponents while at the same time compounding the problems of all Arab nations, is in part what has become known as the “Arab Spring”, and in part what is an addition of layers to the problems inside Palestine.
One of these additional layers of occupation is represented by the EU-COPPS and several other such constabulary missions, all of which represent themselves as “humanitarian this” and “humanitarian that”, which have the function of facilitating and delegating the genocide of Palestine, the ethnic cleansing and all the other crimes against humanity perpetrated by israel, to precisely Palestinians, aided by a financial and logistics support network set up by zionists and their accomplices in the USA and in the EU.
For the israelis this arrangement is neat: they don’t dirty their hands with their own crimes, they get their crimes fully financed and organized by third parties, and they can claim at any time to have no part in the occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The losers are as always we the Palestinians, but also the USA and the EU, who get parasitized for money and favors by israel and its many supporters infiltrated throughout their political systems.
One small consolation for occupied Palestine is that, with the IDF receding into the background, the towns and villages will be spared of the bestial screams of many of the jewish boys in uniform deployed on rooftops around Palestine while they sodomize each other at night.
Returning to the Quazbeh murder, as soon as this crime became public knowledge, the PA started spreading rumors claiming that Mr. Quazbeh was “wanted” on several charges and crimes, claiming that when police tried to stop him he ran away and that in order to stop him one of the “police officers” shot at the car and accidentally shot Ms. Quazbeh dead.
In a related incident on April 15 of last year 2012, the Palestinian police and security forces executed in cold blood the Palestinian youth Amthal Ghannam al-Ghwadre in the village of Bir al-Basha and arrested his brother Moammar, an ex-prisoner who was released by Israel in October 2011 under the Al-Ahrar deal, the prisoner exchange deal accorded between Hamas and the Israeli occupation under the auspices of Egypt but still the PA want to jail him again. On 23 February 2013, another Palestinian prisoner, Ayman Mohammad Sharif Samara, 40, was arrested by the PA police and “died” on 1 March 2013, at the Jericho Prison in the occupied West Bank.
The thugs who perpetrated this crime were presumably also trained by the EU-COPPS. Before the COPPS started their operations in Palestine, the problems with Palestinian police were few and far in between, and there were certainly no death squads who operated in the same way as the israelis.
The pictures proudly displayed at the COPPS website tell the truth of what COPPS does. In some of them trainees can be seen dragging captives around in a disgusting way, as this would not be done in any European country, or forcibly stuffing people into vehicles as only “snatch-squads” would do but certainly no legitimate police force.
So to counter any protestations of innocence from the irate press department of COPPS, why does the COPPS train Palestinians as thugs, knuckle-dragging goons, death-squaddies, to treat people in such disgusting ways? Do police in European countries treat people like this for voicing their political views? For crimes? For serious crimes? If not, then why are Palestinians supposed to be treated in this way simply for asserting our rights?
What all COPPS employees should know is that to them applies the same as to the israelis: you are not welcome in Palestine and your presence there has no legal basis of any kind, despite whatever the anti-meritocracy in Brussels may have decreed in its infinite wisdom.
As such, any and all orders given to you by any officer are illegal, and following them renders you a war criminal and an accessory to crimes against humanity. Your legal status in Palestine is comparable to that of the German SS in eastern countries during WW2, who were basically a unit engaged in grave crimes against the populations of those countries: while you probably do not directly engage in murder, abduction or participate in acts conducive to ethnic cleansing yourselves, you are facilitators of these and other crimes against the Palestinian civilian population, and this places you squarely on the wrong side of the law. Do not believe me and do not believe your superiors in command, research it for yourself.
As a Palestinian I say to all COPPS personnel, for myself and for all Palestinians whose voice has been silenced by your activities: get out of my country, I don’t want your presence there and no Palestinian wants your presence there, apart perhaps from the political prostitutes who inhabit Ramallah. You are as vile and disgusting as the torturers in Abu-Ghraib, Guantanamo and other such places of iniquity. Go and crawl under a rock after you get out of Palestine.