“In any moment your home might be your grave.” Said Najwa Sheikh-Ahmad, a mother of five, in an interview with BBC. The Israel- Palestinian conflict goes decades back (to the unfair and unjustified Balfour Declaration), but Israel’s recent genocidal attempt started on the first night of the Holy month of Ramadan Kareem.
Fasting is a pillar of Islam and holds an extremely sacred place in the hearts and minds of Muslims. Ramadan Kareem is the month of fasting. It is the month “ibadat” and disrespecting any aspect of this month, means disrespecting Islam and Ultimately the Muslim community. Which, Israeli police officers did on that night. They entered Aqsa Mosque (Masjid Al-Aqsa), which is the first Kaaba for Muslims, on the night of April 13, forced their way towards the the “mimbar” (the platform designated for congregation and speeches), and forcefully cut off the power to loudspeakers which broadcasted prayer from the minarets. This led to one of the most heated confrontations between the people of Israel and Palestine. According to New York Times, the incident, though never registered and less recognized in the outside world, was confirmed by six mosque officials.
This, among many other targeted incidents, led to the worst ethnic cleansing attempt of Israel. The deterioration caused by Israel’s acts has been far more devastating, far-reaching, and fast than anyone has ever imagined. According to reports and statements by Israeli Armed Personnel, they would break into random Palestinian houses, carry out “search operations” breaching the privacy of the residents only to intimidate and “exhibit authority” over the harmless Palestinian residents.
Israel has always been the epitome of ethnic extremism. Palestine has been and is, treated as a testing ground for Israeli military technology. Palestinians wholeheartedly welcomed the undeserving victims of the holocaust and provided them with shelter, food, and most of all an identity. They are being tested for their sympathy, for if it wasn’t for Palestinians, Israel would have no existence. Palestine with a nonexistent military, could not defend against the extremely lethal military technology of Israeli forces, thanks to the American government. Children are being brutally murdered, women are raped, men are tortured, by the reckless, and barbaric Israeli forces.
America has always been Israel’s greatest Ally, accompanying them in every brutal and unjustifiable act of massacre, mass killings, and targeted offenses against Palestinians. America has used its influence as a superpower over the International bodies, countries, and media to suppress and muffle the voice of Palestinians. It has actively opposed the ceasefire between the two groups and supported just another holocaust. It has been the facilitator to every change in the Israel-Palestine map. America is constantly trying to tamper Palestinians’ stand in this matter before the United Nations. “It has used its veto power to paralyze the United Nation’s Security Council (UNSC)”, said China.
Israel’s extremist and Zionist Prime Minister has been vocal about the killings and appreciating the support from its allies in his shameful acts. Mass media has been selective in propagating the facts, figures, and on-ground reality and social media have been just another manipulative channel for the superpower and its ally. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter had banned the posts which intended to spread the word about the situation in Palestine. Their algorithm has made it far easier to suppress the facts and has been a crucial part of this planned genocide.
Gaza one of the most populated areas in the world has been targeted to one of the worst bombings in Palestine’s history by the Israeli forces. The death toll has reached almost 250, however, due to being extremely densely populated, this might be an understatement since Israel has been in an attempt to manipulate the media.
In the recent attempts of Israel to justify their inhuman acts, and apartheid behavior, claimed attacks by the Muslim militant groups on Tel Aviv. Israel is constantly trying to play the victim card, to gain sympathy and support. Anti-Muslim communities and countries including extremist India, have been supporting Israel from the first day in its shameful acts. Organization of Islamic Cooperation charged Israel with being apartheid and showed its concern regarding the unlawful Israeli occupation policy, particularly in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods on Sunday in its recent emergency meeting regarding the brutality faced by Palestinians.
International pressure is increasing, however, the losses faced by Palestinians cannot be compensated, neither can be justified. This time, ergo needs the unity of all the Muslim nations, regardless of their conflicts to combat Islamophobia and ethnic cleansing attempts.