Naqba The Palestinian catastrophe, Daily News 26/10/2010
If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel . It is normal; we have taken their country. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz , but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that? - David Ben Gurion
Holocaust is the word the Jews uses to describe Nazi Germany’s incineration and expulsion of their people. Naqba or dispossession is the word the Palestinians have coined to describe the slaughter and expulsion of their people by the Zionist Jews in Occupied Palestine in 1948. Europe ’s crimes against the Jewish people have ended. Israel ’s atrocities against the Palestinian people continue unabated backed by the very same Western nations that committed the crimes against the Jews.
The Jews who left Germany and parts of Europe have returned to their ‘homes’ as it were. No such luck for the Palestinians though. Under Israel ’s draconian and ‘democratic’ ‘Law of Return’ no Palestinian can come back to his land of birth. In technical terms this law is actually the ‘Law of No Return’ for the Palestinians.
The Palestinians have become ‘terrorists’ or ‘Islamic extremists’ - even though there are numerous Christians in the resistance movement - for daring to regain their lost land. This then is the strange quirk of fate that a miserable people are faced with and it stinks of hypocrisy.
Taking a leaf from Western nations the Zionist Jews occupying Palestine have done and continue to do the same thing to the Palestinians what Germany and other European nations did to them. But unlike the propaganda that has quite rightly condemned Germany for its crimes against the Jewish people, the Israeli ‘White Washing Industry’ has converted its atrocities against the Palestinian people as an act of virtue especially in the West. Israel has become the West’s pet state an outpost of Western civilization as some Western leaders have put it.
The Ethnic cleansing begins
It all began 1948 when Israel declared its independence from nobody in particular. But the actual ethnic cleansing of Palestine had started much earlier though in small doses of terrorist acts by the various Jewish terror gangs which included the Haganah, the Irgun and the Stern Gang.
The campaign gathered momentum with the slaughter of the inhabitants of Deir Yassin on Friday April 18, 1948 where more than 254 men, women and children were gunned down by the terror gang headed by Menachem Begin who later went on to become Israel’s Prime Minister. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace prize!
In a macabre advertising campaign similar to their European tormentors, the Jews loaded 25 male villagers into trucks and paraded them through Jerusalem . They then took them to a stone quarry where they shot them to death in Nazi like fashion. The message was clear ‘leave Palestine or the same fate awaits you’. The massacre of Palestinians at Deir Yassin is one of the most significant events in the 20th Century.
This is not because of its size or its brutality, but because it stands as the starkest early warning of a calculated plan to de-populate over 400 Arab villages and the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians from their lands on which they had lived since time began. This expulsion was to make room for European Jews. Today no trace of the village exists. Its centre is now called Givat Shaul Bet which is inhabited by Jews from Poland , Romania and Slovakia .
When Begin carried out this atrocity he was heeding Ben-Gurion’s advice who had said “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the land of its Arab population”. Today Ben Gurion, a Polish citizen, is referred to as a statesman in the Western world. However, he didn’t get the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Zionists agenda to expel Palestinians from their land came under ‘Plan Dalet’ which was drawn up by David Ben Gurion.
Blue Print for ethnic cleansing
On March 10, 1948 the plan was put into actions and the first targets were the urban centres of Palestine , which had all been occupied by the end of April of that year. In the first phase of the operation about 250,000 Palestinians were uprooted. All such expulsions were accompanied by massacres of which Deir Yassin was just one. Like the Nazis, the Zionist leaders made no bones about their wicked intentions and had declared their intention to take over Palestine and expel the indigenous population by sheer brute force. Weeks before the UN General Assembly Resolution, Ben Gurion had spelled out in the clearest possible terms that he wanted an exclusive Jewish state and to achieve that objective it was necessary to expel the indigenous Arab population both Christian and Muslim.
Village of Sirin
Sirin had a mixed population of Christians and Muslims like most other villages. The inhabitants there had hoped the Jews would spare them since they had not offered any resistance. They were being naive.
Plan Dalet had envisioned the complete elimination of all Palestinians from their ancestral home be it Christian or Muslim. The Jews would not tolerate any presence of Goyim (gentiles) in Israel the state of Jews and Jews alone.
One day the Jews came, the same way the Nazis had come for them in Europe only about three years before. The villagers of Sirin didn't put up a fight. They had nothing to fight with. The Jewish terror gangs gathered the Muslims and Christians and ordered them to leave. They then demolished the mosque, the church and the Christian monastery together with all the houses. End of Sirin.
The Zionist Jews worried that if the Arabs were 'permitted' to live in their homes in what was to become Israel , they might become a fifth column. Today the remaining Palestinians inside the UN declared Israel and Israeli Occupied Palestine Ben Gurion's nightmare is fast beginning to take shape. The demographic bomb or the balance as Israel calls it, is ticking. This is why Israel continues to build more settlements in Occupied Palestine so as create more facts on the ground in its mad desire to get rid of the Palestinians from what they say is a land God gave them. That's their 'Final Solution' to the menace of Goyim in the land of their holy God.
But the Palestinians are not going away, even though the Naqba continues unabated, sometimes in the open, sometimes behind the TV cameras. Their very presence in the land of their forefathers amidst the daily humiliation, the imprisonments, the daily killings, the racism, the destruction of schools, the erection of the Apartheid Wall the slaughter of Gaza, bombing a civilian population with chemical weapons like White Phosphorous Gas, and Jenin and of Shabra and Shatila just to name a few atrocities of murder and mayhem is in itself a form of resistance. The entire world must stand up for the Palestinians in their struggle for justice, for their human rights, their fundamental rights and above all their dignity.
People must not recognize Israel 's independence. They must, instead, recognize the tragedy and the calamity of the Palestinians' Naqba. And they must know what has gone on and goes on behind the media headlines. But knowing alone will not do. More is needed. Like persuading governments to boycott Israel and impose sanctions on the Zionist state until it abides by the numerous UN resolutions and signs the NPT. Above all the Jewish state must be forced to give back to the Palestinian's their dignity that they had no right to steal in the first place.