Silence Is Complicity


Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh – TRANSCEND Media Service

31 Jul 2015 – Jewish colonial settler attacked a village near Nablus throwing Molotov cocktails and burning houses. Ali Dawabsheh age 1.5 years baby was burned to death and three family members sustained severe burns.

Jewish terrorism is not new. It accompanied Zionism from its foundations, accelerated under British rule (1919-1947) and got into a crescendo in 1948 and 1949 (dozens of massacres including Deir Yassin and Tantura). Then the attacks on civilians by the largest terror organization in the world (the Israeli army) including bombing refugee camps and villages in the 1950s until today. See book Jewish Terrorism in Israel as example.

This is the expected outcome of Zionism left unchecked and with impunity from the International community and/or aided by the fake search for a two state “solutions” (the Oslo Process).

After 67 years of propaganda, horrors of colonial occupation, and 7 million refugees, we Palestinians still have no justice and no peace. Israel continues in its colonial and apartheid policies because many are silent and silence is complicity.

Israel just passed a law allowing force-feeding of political prisoners on hunger strike. Israeli forces continue to demolish homes and assassinate Palestinian natives.

Israeli lobby is still pushing for war on Iran as they did with the catastrophic war on Iraq. US taxpayers are footing the bill for Israeli militarism while their congressional representatives get free trips to Israel and get bribes to vote against US interests and for perceived Israeli interests (war mongering).

Writing to politicians and media certainly helps. Also engaging in other forms of resistance including BDS.

Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, author of Sharing the Land of Canaan and Popular Resistance in Palestine. He is a professor at Bethlehem University and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem.


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