By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
Reports from the usurped land of Palestine say the Gregorian calendar year 2020 that went by saw a record number of new Zionist settlements built in the West Bank of River Jordan on lands seized from the native Arab people.
In related news, the UN Secretary-General has condemned the Zionist entity’s recent plan to construct hundreds of new housing units on Palestinian lands, saying such structures are considered "illegal” under international law.
Antonio Guterres added: "The building by Israel of townships on Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem (al-Quds), has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.”
Good words indeed, but as toothless as the UN Security Council Resolution No. 2334 which for the past fifty-plus years has been considered a useless piece of paper by both Israel and its godfather, the US, which continues to award more and more Palestinian and Syrian lands to the illegitimate entity that Britain created in 1948 for the several hundred thousand east European Jews it had illegally settled in Palestine between the two World Wars.
So, with due respect to Guterres, who used to be a fair-minded socialist during his years at the helm of affairs in his homeland Portugal, the latest building spree in the West Bank is not just illegal and flagrant violation of international law (wonder what does it mean), but the very existence of Israel lacks all legitimacy.
To be more precise, the Zionist entity is a cancerous tumour in the heart of the Arab Muslim World and ought to be removed at the earliest from the soil of Palestine, for the sake of peace and stability in West Asia, if there is any such term as ‘international law’.
According to the UN Charter, it is the duty of the native people to resist and fight against occupation of their ancestral lands, rather than accommodate the Occupier and embolden it to encroach upon more lands.
In view of this clause, the Palestinian people have the birthright to take up arms against Israel and continue their struggle till all Zionist settlers (not the original Palestinian Jews) are eradicated from not just the West Bank and the eastern parts of Bayt al-Moqaddas, but from every single centimeter of Palestinian soil, and that includes Tel Aviv, Haifa, and all other towns and cities.
Irrespective of the current Zionist decision to build some 800 new housing units in the recently confiscated Palestinian lands in the West Bank for Jewish migrants from other parts of the world, or for that matter the figure given by the UN of more than 600,000 Israelis living in over 230 settlements built since 1967 in defiance of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, it could be said the entire population of 9 million ‘Israelis’ is living on usurped land.
In other words, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the other Palestinian liberation units, have a duty to carry on the campaign till their homeland (stretching from the borders of Lebanon in the north to the Sinai in the south, and from the River Jordan in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west), is emptied of every single Zionist.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has rightly called for a referendum to find a peaceful democratic solution for the chronic question of Palestine, which the UN has unfortunately ignored.
If this sagacious suggestion is prevented from implementation by the US and western powers, then Israel will most surely meet a violent end – perhaps similar to the end of the 88-year illegal existence of the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem in 1187 AD when a united Muslim force of Kurds, Turks, Arabs, and Iranians, liberated Palestinian from European Christian occupation.
No amount of treason by the rootless Arab regimes of the spurious states will be able to prevent this eventuality.
Meanwhile, let the Israelis to continue their building spree of thousands or millions of housing units, which one fine day will indeed return to their rightful owners the Palestinian people.