A couple of days ago in the Palestinian village of Duma, Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old toddler died as a result of an arson committed by Israeli settlers, who deliberately torched the house while the family was asleep.
Ali’s mother and father are in critical condition, with burns over 80-90% of their bodies.
This is not the first time — certainly will not be the last time — that these Israeli criminal trespassers and Jewish terrorists torched and set fire to people, homes, farms, churches and mosques. They do it with impunity under the ever-watchful guard of the Israel Defence Force. Simply put, these Jewish trespassers get away with murder and other crimes.
On July 5, 2014, young Israeli “settlers” kidnapped 16-year-old Palestinian, Mohamed Abu Khdeir. He was burned alive after he was forced to swallow gasoline and was torched. Did they learn something from someone else?
Israel, the country that successfully marketed itself to the Congress, the media, Hollywood and evangelical Christians as the only democracy in the Mid East, has an ugly and shameful history of terrorism and racism and disregard for “justice” as it applies to non-Jews.
Since 1967, under both Likud and Labor, Israel committed itself to annexation of the West Bank and Gaza and has done that through “settlement building”, supported by generous funding from American tax-exempt organizations. “Settlements” are built on stolen and confiscated Palestinian land.
Contrary to international law and the Geneva Convention, and even since its agreement with the PLO leadership in Oslo, Israel has made expanding these settlements a priority. The settlement population has reached almost 800,000 since 1967; with more than 650,000 new settlers since Oslo was signed, thus rewarding the PLO/PA for its generous support of the Israeli Occupation.
Israel uses many legal and illegal means to confiscate the land, such as labeling and classifying the land as owned by absentee owners (after evicting the owners), military training ground, or added security for Jewish settlements. The sole intention is to confiscate and rob Palestinians of their land.
Not only do Israeli laws matter, but also G-d’s laws matter more. Many Israelis, and beyond them Diaspora Jews, believe the Bible is the deed that gives the land of Israel to the Jews.
As such, many of these settlers truly believe they have God’s deed, and that is why, when committing arson, they leave behind a painted Star of David and the slogan:
“Long Live the Messiah King”
… Never knew G-d was a party to the crime.
There are hundreds and hundreds of cases where these trespassers and with generous funding from gambling, pimping and Bingo games have nothing to do all day but to harass, attack, kill torture and burn alive Palestinians from neighboring villages. These terrorist thugs do not even work.
In Christian evangelical country, would these Jewish settlers be shot dead on the spot?
Jewish settlers did not spare Palestinian Christians from their wrath. Recently on June 18, 2015, they torched the most famous Catholic Church in Palestine — “the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish in Galilee.
A few weeks before and on February 26, 2015, these criminal trespassers torched and burned the Jerusalem church serving Palestinian Christians.
On October 30, 2010, the Jewish terrorists torched and burned down the Palestinian Bible College. Does anyone care to tell the likes of Reverend Billy Graham or Pastor John Hagee, or the Reverend Pat Robertson of these attacks on their fellow Christians?
But then, these committed supporters of Israel are only interested in the “in-gathering” of the Jews for the Rapture, when it is said that the Jews of the time will be put to death or convert to Christianity.
The terrorists did not spare anything, as they torched century-old olive trees, burning tens of thousands over the years, poisoning water wells, killing livestock — all under the ever-watchful eyes of the Israel Defence Force (IDF). Hardly anyone faces criminal charges!
But, since 1967 close to one million Palestinians have been arrested, jailed and convicted with almost a 100% conviction rate.
What happens is not an exception. These criminal and terrorist acts are supported in every way by institutions of the State of Israel.
The State distributes the stolen land, funds the construction, provides water (stolen too) and electricity, provides transportation and assigns a large IDF contingency to serve and protect. The State arms the IDF and gives them military training and equipment.
While Israel hardly ever prosecutes, let alone arrests the terrorist settlers, it passed on July 22, 2015 a law that could send Palestinian “stone throwers” to jail for up to 20 years — and prosecutors can get 10 years conviction, even if there was no harm from the stone throwing.
Israel is the country where tens of thousands of America’s police force were sent to train, only to treat American citizens as potential terrorists implementing the doctrine that Americans, like Palestinians, are potential terrorists. Welcome to G-d Country.
Sami, a Palestinian-American and a US Army Veteran (66-68), recipient of the “soldier of the month award and leadership award from the 6th Army NCO Academy, is an international legal and business consultant with over 40 years of international experience, in construction, hospitality services, conservation, and defense, in the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. Sami is a holder of BA, MPA in Public and Environmental Affairs, Jurist Doctor from Indiana University. While at IU he was elected class president, student government president and chairman of the Indiana Students Association,
Active in peace movement as a co-author of the pre-amble for the One State for All of its people and voluntary service program SalamNation. A frequent contributor on national and international affairs. He resides in the United States.