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Netanyahu Is Lying Like A Whore: What Terror? Insult To Egypt, Jordan

26 October 2015

By Khalid Amayreh

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been lying rather brazenly in an effort to justify the summary execution of Palestinians suspected of trying to attack Israeli soldiers and settlers.

During the past few days, eyewitnesses reported that Israeli security personnel actually fabricated several "stabbing incidents" in order to justify shooting and killing more Palestinians.

"We are talking about totally innocent people who were just walking the street or crossing a pedestrian line or simply standing in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Anwar Hamzeh, a human rights monitoring group in Ramallah.

''I don't deny that some people were trying to or did stab some Israeli soldiers or settlers. But it is crystal clear that probably a majority of the estimated two dozen Palestinians murdered by Israel since the beginning of October were completely innocent."

What terror?

In another burst of what he usually does best, namely lying, Netanyahu claimed Israel was fighting what he called terror.

As usual, he ignored the overwhelming terror by the Israeli state, its soldiers and settlers against unprotected and unarmed Palestinian civilians, like burning entire Palestinian families alive, shooting to kill rather indiscriminately on Palestinians innocuously hurling stones on heavily protected soldiers as happened near the security fence east of Gaza.

There is only one word for this behavior: Murder, intentionally and premeditatedly.

Netanyahu went further by proposing to cooperate with Jordan and Egypt.

He carefully overlooked the clarion fact that the enduring Israeli occupation of Palestine and denial of its citizens the most basic human rights, including the right to life, is the root cause of violence and terror, not only in the Middle East but in much of the world as well.

And in the past few years, Netanyahu introduced an additional incendiary provocation, namely recurrent efforts by fanatical Messianic Jews to take over the Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam's holiest places under the sun.

This extremely sensitive issue has always been and will continue to be a matter of life or death for the vast majority of the Palestinian people.

I asked Sheikh Ikrema Sabri, the former Mufti of Palestine, to explain the gravity surrounding recurrent Israeli efforts to seize the Aqsa Mosque in order to build a Jewish temple on the mosque's site.

The Sheikh said: "The Aqsa Mosque is the ultimate issue. No other issue would mobilize and provoke the Palestinian people like this issue does. The seizure of the Aqsa Mosque, God forbids, would symbolize the total expulsion of the Palestinian people from this land."

Insult to Egypt, Jordan

Needless to say, Netanyahu's statement before the Knesset on Monday that Israel was ready and willing to cooperate with Amman and Cairo against terror constitutes a real insult to both the Jordanian and Egyptian regimes.

In truth, Netanyahu, by offering to cooperate with regional powers against terror, actually wants Amman and Cairo to openly support Israel's doomsday designs against the Aqsa Mosque as well as Israel's ongoing crimes against Palestinian civilians.

Israel has already killed any remaining realistic prospects for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state on the territories Israel occupied in 1967.

Now, Israel under Netanyahu wants to complete the "final solution" for the Palestinian question by getting some Arab regimes to endorse the liquidation of the Palestinian cause under the rubric of fighting terror.

Is there a greater insult to Amman and Cairo than calling on the two Arab capitals to back Israel's slow-motion holocaust against the Palestinian people?

Khalid Amayreh is a Palestinian journalist and political commentator living in Occupied Palestine. 



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