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Western-Style and US democracy!!

British soldiers with Lewis Machine guns posted at Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Palestine circa 1920

British soldiers with Lewis Machine guns posted at Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Palestine circa 1920

Motasem A Dalloul

London, August 4, 2012

Some Western countries, on top of them, the US are always asking why Arabs and Muslims hate them? I suggest that they know the answer, but ignore the real facts!

No one except stupid and crazy people who do not know that the Western-style democracy brokered by the US and its allies which is being spread in the Middles East and the Islamic countries have brought destruction, death and collaborator governments.

In Iraq, more than one million killed and millions of orphans so far; besides, wide-scale destruction and instability. Thousands of Afghanis were killed since 2001, daily drone killings in Pakistan. The most important issue for Arabs and Muslims is Palestine which is a part of Muslims’ faith.

The so-called Israel is completely supported by the West and the US while it continues attacking Palestinians, stealing their lands for settlements, Judaizing and defiling their holy places, killing their kids, destroying their homes, detain their sons and no one from the West or the US dare to criticize it. But when the Palestinians kidnapped a soldier from his tank, the West and the US became the most defenders on him and they blacklisted Palestinians continued describing them as terrorists.

When the Palestinians elected their Parliament in 2006 in the most transparent elections in the world, as described by many international monitors including for US president Jimmy Carter, the West and the US refused to recognize it and supported a punitive Israeli siege against Palestinians in the Palestinian territories.

The West and US worked for dividing the Sudan, biggest Arab country, and they are still supporting the defectors to launch attacks against the mother country.

With pre-meditation, genocides are being committed against Muslims as thousands have been killed and tens of hundreds of thousands have been pushed out from their homeland, but no one from the West or the US take any tangible measure. Even media blackout is being imposed.

May be because these countries, especially, the US are busy in their economic problems and dealing with the outcomes of their deficits.

OK, supposedly, these claims are right, who from the Muslims or Arabs has asked the West and the US to bring their devastating democracy to their countries? Who asked Mrs Clinton to go to Egypt and give a speech about human rights and religious conflicts which erected a real conflict of that kind? Who asked them to go to Iraq and get rid of the WOMD which have not been found yet? Who and who and who???!!!

Who knows answers for these questions, please post them here!!!

Sometimes the Bollywood reflects the fact!


Is the security dossier really away from Hamas-Fateh dialogue?

Abbas and Meshal

Abbas and Meshal

London, May 15, 2012

It was clear in all previous rounds of talks between the two Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fateh that the security dossier is the main deadlock in the way of their reconciliation. This dossier always consumes the time of their talks and, at the end, it is not resolved. Such a dossier is not difficult to be figured out, but the problem is that each of both rivals has its own view about it which it too far from the other’s.

For Fateh, it sees that it is obligated by Oslo Accord signed with the Israelis in 1993, which dictates that Palestinian Authority must cooperate and coordinate with the Israelis in security issues and both Palestinian and Israeli sides exchange, discuss and agree on the names of security officers and commanders of the Palestinian security apparatuses. There must be joint security patrols. This is called by Dr Ibraheem Habeeb, a Palestinian political researcher, a problematic issue in the role of security apparatuses.

In the opposite side, Hamas sees that the role of security apparatuses is to protect Palestinians’ security and confront Israeli threats against them. There mustn’t be a room for cooperation and coordination between Palestinians and Israelis in this sensitive dossier. It insists that this endangers the life of Palestinians and adds more complications to their lives. Therefore, at the time each side is stick to its view, it appears that there is no compromise regarding this dossier in the horizon.

Of course, each side has its own and logical reasons for sticking to its position. For Fateh and the PA, it would encounter a number of punitive Israeli measures if it carried out any compromise on security issues agreed upon with the Israelis. It will face a ban of movement of senior officials, freeze of tax revenues on Palestinian imports collected by the Israeli customs, attacks against posts of security apparatuses and an international pressure to disown the reconciliation. Fateh cannot resist all these measures and this is clear in its history. The last example was its disownment of the results of the PLC elections in 2006 and the security chaos it created on the ground.

For Hamas, it cannot compromise any of its positions towards the security dossier because it believes that it is the legal representative for Palestinians and it got this legitimacy through resistance. This position was reinforced through the PLC elections. Hamas also believes that when Palestinians elected it, it means that they elected the programme of resistance. Therefore, it highly believes that any compromise about its position towards the programme of resistance will endanger its popularity.

In addition, Hamas which has not let down its weapons against the Israelis suffers from continuous detention of its affiliates by the Fateh security apparatuses which are loyal to the details of the Oslo Agreement. Hamas leaders repeatedly said that there is no reconciliation without the freedom of all its prisoners in the PA jails. However, news about positive developments in the reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fateh, but early this week, Sami abu-Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, declared explicitly that there is no reconciliation without the freedom of all Hamas members in the PA jails.

The problem does not lie in the detention of prisoners in Palestinian jails, but in the details behind that, which will prove for the Israeli side that Fateh is really committed to a Palestinian reconciliation on the basis of halting cooperation and coordination in security issues.

So that, the shade of the security dossier will stay the main reason which undermines intra-Palestinian reconciliation until Fateh gets rid of its security obligations towards the Israelis or Hamas laydowns its weapons. Both assumptions are impossible. This means that Palestinian reconciliation is also impossible.


An Israeli police dog bites a Palestinian demonstrator


An Israeli police dog bites a Palestinian demonstrator in the West Bank

An Israeli police dog bites a Palestinian demonstrator in the West Bank

Israeli occupation forces released a police dog to chase Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddoum on Friday afternoon.

Photos and video footage showed a Palestinian demonstrator who was bleeding, trying to free himself from the jaws of the wild police dog, but, unfortunately, he couldn’t.

It is shown also that the Israeli soldiers had refused to let other demonstrators to help him.

The man was known as Amed Shatwi. Witnesses told Maan that he was offered first aid treatment on the ground and then was taken to prison.

Earlier on Friday morning, the Israeli occupation forces ended another demonstration at Al Nabi Saleh village. More than 40 demonstrators were reported lightly wounded after being shot by sewage water with a foul smell.

Israeli air strike increases death toll in Gaza into 21

A wounded Palestinian boy is carried into Al-Shifa hospital following Israeli air strikes in Gaza

Fresh Israeli air strike against Gaza civilians increased the number of deaths to 21 and the wounded to more that 70 since Friday.

Two civilians were Killed and 41 injured including 9 children and 8 women in a relentless air strikes carried out by Israeli drones that targeted many sites including 2 houses in the Gaza Strip Monday morning at dawn.

Does the world enjoy seeing Palestinians killed by the Israelis??!

Bereaved Gaza children

Bereaved Gaza children

The number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli occupation air strikes against the Gaza Strip reached 17 Friday morning and the wounded exceeded 30. Israeli PM, Benjamin Natanyahou, says that air strikes will continue.
Is that right? Is that justice? Is killing innocents, who has been living under a strict siege imposed on them by the Israeli occupation since 2006, is something nonsense?
I do not know why no one take action??!

Tell me what terrorism is, please! I am confused!

War crimes against the Gaza Strip

Motasem A Dalloul, London

March 7, 2012

All eyes are looking at Syria nowadays as there are daily massacres in which tens of people are being killed and injured. Tens of houses are being destroyed, journalists are being hanged women are being raped, etc…

Today, the BBC reported that a UN eyewitness has seen war crimes are taking at the hands of the Sudanese army against Nubians. I am not sure to what extent was the credibility of that eye witness!

Anyway, I am still disagreeing with all kinds of war crimes and genocides wherever they are committed and on anyone’s hands.

So that, I am asking those who call for the end of war crimes and genocides and call for the punishment of criminals: do you see what is going on in the Gaza Strip? I am not sure!

But, what I am sure about is that you, those who call for the end of war crimes and genocides, have given the green light to the Israeli occupation to do that covered with your biased media and false democracy.

Barak Obama described the American-Israeli relationship three days ago at AIPAC annual conference as “unbreakable bonds” and he said also that they “share the same interests.”

OK, unbreakable bonds on what basis? On the basis of the daily Israeli crimes against Palestinians! On the basis of the strict Israeli siege against the Gaza strip which has been on since 2006! I do not want to mention numbers of the illegally imprisoned Palestinians, or death tolls which exceeded 20 hundreds in the last 5 years.

The same thing, on what basis do you, Mr Obama share the Israelis the same interests?! On the basis of depriving the Gazans of electricity and medicines?! Tell me on what basis, please!

A lot of Americans are friends of Palestinians and I myself have many American friends of different social and political ranks. But I do not think that they agree with you!

Mr Obama also said that Palestine is the “historic homeland of the Jewish people.” Is that true, Mr Obama? Tell me, please!

I am a Palestinian and I am one from about 10 million Palestinians spread around the world because of the illegal occupation of the Jews to our land. Did you forget us, Mr Obama? Of course, not! You have cancelled us! You have ignored us and our affliction!

I want someone to tell me: are these things war crimes or not? That’s it!


Even dead Palestinians are not exempted of the Israelis humilation

The Palestinian funeral which was targeted by the Israelis with sewage water, Amer Abdeen.

The Palestinian funeral which was targeted by the Israelis with sewage water, Amer Abdeen.

Al Khalil, Friday February 24, 2012

The Israeli occupation forces targeted a Palestinian funeral with sewage water today at noon during its way to cemetery.

I am wondering what is the reason for that? Even the dead can not survive the Israeli humilation.

I hope that the world community wake up to see what the Israelis are doing against the Palestinians and do something to stop it.

I call for all the media all over the world to look at that spot and reflect to the world what is going on there. I am asking all mass media which have reporters and correspondents in Palestine to prove their objectivity.

Israeli settlers defile Al Aqsa Mosque; attack Muslim worshipers

Israeli settlers defile Al Aqsa Mosque

Israeli settlers defile Al Aqsa Mosque

PIC, Jerusalem

Several groups of extremist Jewish settlers under police protection desecrated Al Aqsa Mosque on Thursday morning; Israeli troops prevented hundreds of Palestinians worshipers to get into it.

Al Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage said that a state of tension is now prevailing among the Palestinians in the occupied Jerusalem as a result of the repeated Jewish violations of the sanctity of Al Aqsa Mosque.

The foundation confirmed that the Palestinian worshipers, who have been inside The Mosque and its for days to protect it, clashed with the invading troops and settlers who stormed the Mosque from Al-Maghariba Gate.

“The armed Israeli policemen detained three Palestinians from the 1948 occupied territories during the confrontations as well as the Mosque warden,” the foundation said.

A large number of Israeli troops and policemen have tightened the blockade on A Aqsa Mosque from inside and outside and banned all Palestinians from getting into it.

Israeli troops target worshippers inside Al Aqsa Mosque

Israeli troops target worshippers inside Al Aqsa Mosque

Israeli special forces were also seen encircling the grey dome and closing its doors in the early morning, while the Palestinian worshipers locked up inside were heard chanting “Allah the Akbar.”

Extremist Jewish groups from Kiryat Araba had declared their intent yesterday to organize a mass break-in at Al Aqsa Mosque in order to strengthen the Israeli sovereignty over their alleged temple mount and get it from Muslims.

An Israeli lorry driver hits a Palestinian students bus

The Palestinian children's bus hit by an Israeli lorry driver

The Palestinian children's bus hit by an Israeli lorry driver

London, February 15, 2012

An Israeli lorry driver hit a Palestinian students’ bus killing at least 8 and one female teacher in a busy junction in the city of Ramalla, West Bank.

Resources confirmed that there are at least 30 others injured, seven of them critically.

Medical resources said that the number of casualties is expected to rise as the bus, which was carrying about 50 children, was severely damaged.

“The accident resulted of a huge fire set in the bus that resulted in the big number of cuasalities,” witnesess said.

Palestinians started a three day of mourning to mark this sad incident and flags to be lowered during these three days.

It is common that cars of Israelis settlers hit Palestinians in the West Bank. Many NGOs and human rights organisations have called for the end of such kind of accidents, but no response.


An Israeli settler hits Palestinian children in Jerusalem last year

An Israeli settler hits Palestinian children in Jerusalem last year

Settlers teach their kids how to use guns

Settlers teach their kids how to use guns

Gaza celebrates the valentine in the dark

My sons use old candles to light in order to study

My sons use old candles to light in order to study

Motasem A Dalloul, London

Feb 14, 2012

Gaza children took to street today night holding candles to mark the valentine day in the dark as the main Gaza electric plant stopped.

Authority of energy announced the halt of the plant generators as a result of the shortage of fuel resulted of the strict Israeli siege against the Gaza Strip.

The Gaza electric plant needs 600,000 litres of industrial fuel a day to operate well and support the 1.7m population.

A senior official in the ministry of health in Gaza said that the shortage of electricity threatens the life of hundreds of patients in hospitals. “Patients are already in pain because of the shortage of medicines and medical equipment,” the health official said.

The Gaza Strip has been living under a strict Israeli siege since 2006 and the electric plant was attacked several times by the Israeli wareplanes.