The Arab-Israeli conflict
Regardless of how long the Arab-Israeli conflict remains, the ideological dimension that is in the presence of the holy religious places for Muslims and Christians will not allow the Zionists to practice the containment policy easily. The Zionists do not want to control the Palestinian territories alone, rather they want to control the entire Arab policy. It is clear that they are trying to create Arab differences on one hand, and separate Palestinians on the other.
The Israeli behavior in Jerusalem lately, and keeping Muslims from praying in Al-Aqsa mosque for two consecutive Fridays, is perhaps one of the Zionists’ means of testing Arabs’ solidarity and the extent of their governments’ commitment to the religious dimension of the Palestinian cause, which is the fundamental dimension the Zionists fear.
The Palestinian reaction on one hand, and the Arab and Islamic one on the other is an unpleasant surprise for the Zionists because they counted on the weak religious aspect. But they discovered that it is still strong, and maybe it is this aspect that is keeping the Palestinian cause alive and keeps some from normalization with the Zionist enemy. The free Arab and Muslim people along with the free people of the world still look at the Palestinians as oppressed people who are deprived of basic rights, so it is a must to stand with them especially if it is related to the Zionists’ desecration of sacred religious places.
The place which the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) traveled to and from where he ascended to Heaven will not be subject to negotiation or any concession by Muslims and Christians. Rather, it will unite them and make their resistance more solid regardless of their sacrifice that may reach the martyrdom of young men and women in defense of the holy places. People’s dignity will not go by terrorism or brutal force, and their pride will not be put down by violence and force.
Today, the Palestinians have realized their strength is in their commitment to their Islamic and Christian holy places and will be the strong deterrence to the attempts of some to put an end to the Palestinian cause. The Zionists wants to turn Jerusalem into their artificial state’s capital, and demolish Al-Aqsa mosque in order to build the temple in its place, and that is an illusion that will not happen with Arabs, Muslims and Christians clinging to their rights. The religious dimension is the major barrier to stop Zionists’ plans and put an end to their dreams in expanding and continuing their oppression. —Translated by Kuwait Times