Op­pressed Pales­tini­ans bleed as Is­raelis re­joice

Sowetan - - Opinion -

Is­rael’s killing ma­chine keeps mov­ing as Is­raelis re­joice in Jerusalem with the open­ing of the US em­bassy.

Apol­o­gists for Is­rael will go to great length to ex­cuse it from its re­spon­si­bil­ity for the ap­palling treat­ment of Pales­tini­ans.

As usual, they will blame the vic­tims or other par­ties such as Ha­mas. Yet the real prob­lem is the Is­raeli oc­cu­pa­tion and the apartheid-like poli­cies of the State of Is­rael to­wards Pales­tini­ans.

Ac­cord­ing to in­ter­na­tional law, the Pales­tinian peo­ple have the right to re­sist oc­cu­pa­tion.

Is­rael calls it­self a democ­racy, yet 6-mil­lion Pales­tini­ans in that coun­try still have no rights, can­not vote and are now be­ing mas­sa­cred while US Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion cel­e­brates in Jerusalem.

Satish Dul­lay, May­fair West

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