Israeli strategy to wipe out Palestine | By Dr Muhammad Khan


Israeli strategy to wipe out Palestine

FOLLOWING the controversial visit of Israeli Minister to Al Aqsa Mosque Compound, the Israeli troops are constantly killing, arresting and harassing the Palestinians in Gaza as well as in West Bank.

On January 13, 2023, two Palestinian youth were killed by raiding Israeli soldiers in the Occupied West Bank in the vicinity of flashpoint town.

The Zionist state of Israel is continuously killing the Palestinians, who dare to ask for their birth right over their mother land and challenge the illegal occupation of Israel to their UN mandated statehood.

This all is being done through a well-planned strategy for ultimate wiping the Palestinian state forever.

Israel doesn’t accept the two-state solution (Palestine and Israel). Earlier on January 2, 2023, Israeli firebrand security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir visited Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound against the agreed rules.

He charge of Minister of Security just a week before and resorted to this controversial visit to provoke the Palestinians.

Despite his illegal act, he said that, “The Temple Mount is open to all” which is factually incorrect.

This is indeed a gradual consolidation of the Israel gains in the occupied territory. After taking as Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu in December 2022, the Israeli military stepped up the state sponsored terrorism against Palestinians and desire to complete the remaining agenda as soon as possible.

Recalling the Israeli aggression and state-sponsored terrorism on Palestinians, August 2022; Israeli military killed over 44 Palestinians and injured more than 400 in Gaza.

Israel massively attacked Gaza through missiles and aircrafts and destroyed houses and other civic facilities besides brutal killing of the innocent people of Gaza.

This massive killing of the Palestinians took place after Israeli settlers intruded into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and there were massive protests against the incursion.

The Palestinian protests were peaceful but, Israel responded with full force and killed and injured hundreds of Palestinians.

But, unfortunately, world has been insensitive to these brutalities including 1.6 billion Muslims.

Earlier, in May 2021 the Israeli security forces suddenly stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem while the Muslims were offering prayers in the Mosque.

There were no protests or signs of violence from the worshippers while they offered special prayers in the Mosque.

The Israeli snipers had already taken positions (at covert locations) to target the Palestinian Muslims.

It was a simultaneous firing with small arms, stun grenades, tear gas and rubber-coated metal rounds from all entrances and from rooftops.

The Israeli security forces also set ablaze the compound of the Mosque. Later on, Israel attacked the Palestinians areas through missile and air strike making use of its air force against defenceless Palestinians.

The attacked continued even during Eid days, killing over 200 innocent Palestinians which included 40 children and 30 women.

Besides, over 2500 innocent Palestinians were injured in these incessant brutal Israeli attacks.

The houses and buildings in Gaza were destroyed, ruined and converted into debris. During Trump era, US officially announced recognition of Golan Heights as part sovereign part of state of Israel in March 2019.

Golan Heights, the Syrian territory is under occupation of Israel since 1967, occupied during Six days war.

In December 2017 President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stated that the American embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

This move was practically implemented by US and until now many more states have moved their embassies to Jerusalem despite a clear defeat of US move in United Nations General Assembly.

In the recent years, most of the Arab states have overtly and covertly recognized the state of Israel which goes against their traditional stance as well as the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by Israel.

It appears that most of the rulers in Arab world are in a race to develop closer ties with Israel while comprising over the Arab Land under Israeli occupation.

While analysing the never-ending Israeli brutalities against Palestinians, it is concluded that, Israel could not have dared to attack the Palestinians had there been an unyielding and uncompromised Arab support for the cause of Palestine.

The recurring massacres of Palestinians at the hands of ruthless Israeli military has been made possible only because of an indolent Arabs and Muslims who fights among themselves on petty issues and ignore the larger cause of Palestine.

This is very unfortunate that since last few years, some Arab states have overtly and covertly recognized the state of Israel which goes against their traditional stance as well as the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by Israel.

It appears that most of the ruling elites in Arab world are in a race to develop closer ties with Israel while compromising the Israeli occupation and more importantly Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

It appears that, Arab elites are protecting the interests of Israel rather the Palestinians. A critical analysis of the entire happenings in Middle East indicates that, Israel is heading towards a total control over the Palestinian land, leaving no chance for a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) as mandated by UN in 1948 through its famous resolution 181.

Besides, it is also viewed that, United States and India are in direct support of Israeli state in this final round of gaining control over Palestinian areas.

India abstained from taking part in UN resolution presented by Arab world against Besides, all major powers are mysteriously silent over the violation of human rights and killings of innocent Palestinians and occupation of their land.

The unfortunate part is that, Muslim world is criminally quite over the Israeli brutalities and consolidation process of Israeli state.

United States has been constantly blocking the conduct of emergency session of UNSC over Palestine.

A realistic analysis of political developments in the Middle East indicates that, Zionist state of Israel is well on its way to completely wide-out the possibility of a Palestinian state as part of two-state solution in the region.

— The writer is Professor of Politics and IR at International Islamic University, Islamabad.