The Arab-Is­raeli con­flict

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Ab­del­mohsen Ja­mal

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

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