DEATH AND DESTRUCTION – THE LEGACY OF ZIONISM: ISRAELI PLAN TO DESTROY AL-AQSA MOSQUE
by Syarif Hidayat
Israel is a deadly and murderous society!
Gilad Atzmon, an Anti-Zionist Israeli activist, says: “Though it is certain that there is no ethnic or racial continuum between the Biblical Israelites and the Khazarians who lead the Jewish state and its army, the similarities between the murderous enthusiasm described in Deuteronomy and the current string of Israeli lethal actions cannot be denied. Israel is a murderous society not because of any biological or racial lineage with its imaginary ‘forefathers’. Israel is deadly because it is driven by a fanatical tribal Jewish ideology and fueled by a psychotic merciless Biblical poisonous enthusiasm.”
ZIONISM is not categorically different from Nazism
“ZIONISM is racist. Being a fundamentalist Jewish political movement, ZIONISM is not categorically different from Nazism. Only when we understand ZIONISM in its racist context will we begin to comprehend the depth of its atrocities. If Israel won’t stop itself. Humanity will eventually unite against this disgraceful state!” – Anti-Zionist Israeli activist Gilad Atzmon.
Death and destruction is the Legacy of Zionism
But facts speak for themselves correctly and objectively that the Zionists are experts at propaganda, disinformation, denying facts and outright lying.
The Zionists are terrorizing and torturing Palestinians as well as committing Genocide against the Palestinians, creating Palestinian Holocaust, stealing their lands and properties as well as destroying their homes on daily basis with the US full support (financially, economically, politically and militarily) to the tune of three to five billion dollars a year, while at the same time, they continue to complain to the world especially the Washington regime and the US-led western civilization regimes — their captive markets for their propaganda stuffs — that the Palestinians are terrorists!
Incursions into Al-Aqsa are establishing a religious conflict
The Palestinian government in Ramallah has described the latest incursions by dozens of Jewish settlers into Al-Aqsa Mosque as “another example of extremism and organised state terrorism”. The settlers were accompanied during the incursion by an Israeli television crew and protected by police officers as the conflict takes an increasingly religious turn.
In a media statement the Ministry of Information in Ramallah said that making a film about the so-called “Third Temple” in the courtyard of the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa, and under the protection of the Israeli police, reflects “a mentality of extremism, deep hatred and open terrorism”.
A group of illegal Israeli settlers trespassed into Al-Aqsa Sanctuary again on Sunday, flanked by Israeli soldiers. The extremist settlers stormed the sanctified area in small groups, some practicing Talmudic rituals in the courtyard of the Al-Aqsa Sanctuary.
This latest incident reflects the escalation of attacks which violate Palestinian legal rights over the holy Sanctuary. Since the beginning of the year, there has been an alarming rise in the number of occasions Israeli forces, settlers and politicians have stormed the Al-Aqsa Sanctuary.
Following the public call by main stream Israeli Politician like Moshe Feiglin and Jeremy Gimpel, for the destruction of al-Aqsa Sanctuary, Israeli trespassers have become bolder and more audacious. A recent parade by over a hundred female Israeli soldiers at the Sanctuary was an unspoken threat to Palestinians. In continuing acts of aggression, scores of settlers accompanied by over a hundred soldiers have entered the Al-Aqsa Sanctuary. The Israeli state appears to be aiding and abetting extreme elements from Israeli society in violating the Palestinian rights over the land.
Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic movement from the pre-1948 Palestine, warned that Israel is trying to isolate Al-Aqsa Sanctuary from the Palestinians. Other steps have included demolishing the facades of a number of historical buildings in the Buraq Square adjoining the Aqsa Sanctuary. The Palestinians are calling for solidarity from the international community in defending the holy sanctuary.
The ministry demanded that the international community should take action and not keep silent about Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people and religious sites in occupied Jerusalem. “Silence from the rest of the world gives Israel a green light to carry on with their desecration of Muslim and Christian sites,” said the ministry.
Israeli actions include daily aggression, Judaisation policies and ethnic cleansing, and the prevention of Palestinians from praying in mosques and churches. Extremist groups and illegal settlers are, meanwhile, given a free hand by Israeli soldiers in the occupied Holy City.
11 thousand settlers and soldiers raided al-Aqsa Mosque in 2012
Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage said in a report that number of Jewish settler and elements of Israeli forces and intelligence service, storming and desecrating Al-Aqsa Mosque, has significantly increased in 2012. A statistical report, prepared by teams of al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage and the Foundation for Construction of al-Aqsa and Holy Sites, stated that nearly 11 thousand settlers and soldiers, in their military uniforms, stormed al-Aqsa Mosque during 2012. This number was 5 thousand in 2011.
The report also pointed to the different forms of raids which increase during the “Jewish holiday seasons”, noting that the settlers perform during the raids biblical and Talmudic rituals in Al-Aqsa Mosque. Al-Aqsa Foundation reported that the mosque has witnessed last year incursions by Israeli religious, political and judicial leaders, accompanied by suggestions to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews.
The Israeli authorities and settlers have also organized many Talmudic Anglo-Israeli concerts near Al-Aqsa Mosque under the slogan of accelerating the construction of the alleged temple. According to the report, the occupation has deliberately allowed around 300 thousand foreign tourists to enter al-Aqsa Mosque during last year, without taking into account its sanctity and sacredness to Muslims.
For his part; Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Islamic movement in the Palestinian 1948-occupied territories, told PIC: “The occupation seeks to escalate its aggression against Jerusalem in general and al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, by intensifying incursions into al-Aqsa Mosque, and performing Talmudic prayers inside it.” He stressed that Israel attempts to divide al-Aqsa, as it did in the Ibrahimi mosque in al-Khalil.
Israel’s Plan to Destroy Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque
As a matter of fact, contravening Muslims’ rights, shrines and clergy by the Israeli invaders started with the first day of Israeli occupation of the Arab East Jerusalem on June 7, 1967. They embarked on demolition of al-Magharba (Moroccan) headquarters in the old city within 48 hours of occupation time. Hundreds of Palestinian Muslim families were evicted promptly by occupation troops on the ground that the ages-old Islamic neighborhood was too close to the Jewish Quarter.
A systematic Israeli campaign of harassment against Muslims and Arabs in East Jerusalem soon took place by the occupying state and Jewish zealots. All means of repression and intimidation were practiced at large scale to secure the evacuation of Muslims from the old city.
As a matter of fact many Muslim clerics and notables were ordered to live away from Jerusalem. Some of them ordered to move to the West Bank or dismissed to surrounding Arab states. Shaikh Abdul Hameed Sayeh, for example, was deported to Jordan. Other Muslim notables faced later the same fate. The occupational authorities launched a frenzy campaign against Islamic courts, the Islamic Waqf and the Supreme Muslim Council.
Jerusalem was annexed and declared as the undivided and eternal capital of the Jewish state. The Security Council and U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel annexation of Arab Jerusalem the site of Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary). Israeli police station was opened in al-Haram, and Israeli troops were stationed at the gates and the walls of it. Only Muslims with Israeli Ids are allowed to enter al-Haram for worshipping.
After of the Palestinian Intifada (Uprising against occupation) broke out on September 28, 2000 other Israeli restrictions were imposed on Muslims entering Al Aqsa Holy Mosque and the Dome of the Rock (the two main parts of al-Haram). According to these nasty restrictions, an age-category-formula determines the age of Palestinians who may be permitted to do Friday noon prayers. In most cases people under 45 are not permitted in the holy site.
Precious Holy Muslim Arab land
Palestinian Muslims in Jerusalem and its vicinity in Palestine are keen, from times immemorial, to pray regularly and en mass, especially in Fridays and the fasting month of Ramadan, in Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) in the old city of Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are situated. The centuries-old Muslim ritual has signaled always Muslim’s adherence and commitment to Jerusalem as a precious holy Muslim Arab land.
Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) himself urged Muslims in a strong language to pray in Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque noting that every prostration (bow) in a prayer is blessed five hundred folds its like in other place.
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) instructed believers in Islam to set out only to three Holy Mosques, Al-Aqsa was one of them. The high esteem Jerusalem has enjoyed among all faithful believers in Islam stemmed also from the Holy Prophet’s miraculous Isra’a (journey) to Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque and his ascension to heaven mounting Al-Buraq Horse. Moreover, Muslims, in the early days of Islam, turned in prayer toward Jerusalem.
Before Jewish occupation of 78 per cent of Arab Palestine in 1948, Jerusalem was an open city for believers in the three monolithic religions. In 1967, the new Jewish state, Israel, was able to occupy the rest of historic Palestine including East Jerusalem.
History of Arab Jerusalem has fallen a prey to the designs of the new invaders and every thing including Muslim rituals came under bizarre Jewish harassment. Fanatic Jewish groups’ calls for demolishing Haram al-Sharif and rebuilding the third Temple began taking serious dimensions with the helping hands of Sharon-Olmert’s governments is giving to extremist Jews such as the Faithfuls of the Temple’s group who attempts every year and in the anniversary of the second Temple’s destruction, on the hands of the Romans, to lay the foundation of the third Temple inside Al-Haram courtyards.
Sharon promised these groups that he when leave office he will rebuild Third Temple on the place of Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Under Sharon-Olmert’s rightist government Israeli police take over Haram al-Sharif every Friday preventing Palestinians, sometimes because they are not holders of Israeli Ids. And sometimes because they are not above forty or fifty years age group, depending on the wording of that Friday’s military order and the security situation in Jerusalem.
Accordingly, the Israeli police decide the number of Palestinians who are allowed in Al-Haram. During the present Palestinian uprising the police fired in many occasions unexpectedly, live ammunition or rubber coated bullets at bowing worshippers inflicting scores of casualties among them.
One of these deliberate shootings and killing which triggered the second Intifadah, happened in September 28, 2000, in the aftermath of Sharon provocative visit of Al-Haram, a step approved by former prime minister, Gen.Ehud Barak, in face of all sincere Palestinian and European appeals not to grant permission to a visitor whose hands are tainted by thousands of Palestinians.
In 1996, four years earlier, other Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, more than ninety Palestinians were shot to death when they demonstrated the opening of the tunnel under Al-Aqsa Holy Mosque. And the series of the Israeli occupation is still going on waiting for another sequel or massacre.
Evangelists-Zionists Conspiracy-The Jerusalem Temple Foundation
Criminal conspiracy between Christian Evangelists and Zionist terrorists to destroy Al Aqsa Mosque
Some Christian American evangelists and Jewish terrorists have formed an organization with the name The Jerusalem Temple Foundation. It has an address in Los Angeles, California, and in Jerusalem. The Board of Directors of this foundation are the following: Terry Risenhoover, Chairman of the Board, is Chairman of Alaska Land Leasing Inc., of Los Angeles, California; Douglas Krieger, Executive Director of Jerusalem Temple Foundation and of Alaska Land Leasing Inc., of Los Angeles, California; Dr. Charles E. Monroe, President, is President of the Center of Judeo-Christian studies, of Poway, California; Dr. Hilton Sutton, Director, is Chairman of Mission to America, of Humble, texas; Dr. James DeLoach, Director, is Pastor of the Second Baptist Church, of Houston, Texas; and Stanley Goldfoot is a Jew from South Africa. He was a member of the Irgun Z’vai Leumi and was one of the four terrorists who placed the bombs in 1946 under the King David Hotel and caused the massacre of the King David Hotel.
The contemplated projects of this foundation as they appear in a brochure printed by it are the following:
1. Jewish Temple Foundation office at the Temple Mount area in Jerusalem.
2. The establishment of a Temple Mount area in Jerusalem.
3. Assistance in land and buildings redemption by Jews in Israel.
4. Freedom for Jews and Christians to worship on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
5. The use of geophysical methods for archaeological surveys in Jerusalem.
6. Preparations for the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
7. Preparation of films and video presentations related to the Temple Mount.
8. Other projects as necessary and as funds are made available.”
Non-Muslims allowed to visit Al-Aqsa
On July.20. 2003 Sharon gave permission to non-Muslims to visit Al-Aqsa
Israel had decided to allow non-Muslim to visit al-Aqsa compound on July.20. 2003. The permission was giving by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon despite Palestinian condemnation and warnings that the move could destroy the peace plan and inflame violence.
Palestinians condemned Israel’s latest decision to allow non-Muslims into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, calling it an Israeli “conspiracy.” Palestinian leadership has also warned that “this decision puts at risk the Christian and Muslim holy sites.” And called on the international community “to stop this provocative action which risks sparking an explosion.”
Al-Aqsa Mosque, also known as Al-Haram Al-Sharif, is Islam’s third holiest shrine. The compound is known to Jews as the Temple Mount.
The Intifada erupted on September 28, 2000, after Sharon made a provocative visit to the holy compound causing clashes, which rendered 6 Palestinians dead that day.
Israeli settlements around Jerusalem
Over the years the situation in Jerusalem and in the occupied Palestinian territories is getting worst. The intensification of Jewish settlements in Jerusalem and in other parts of Palestine has two aims:
1- Create facts on the ground , which lead to the permanent incorporation of new territory by Israel.
2- Keep Palestinian territories divided and surrounded by the Israeli army.
Today, 350,000 Israelis live in more than 150 settlements in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza. Since Sharon won the elections 34 new settlements were build.
Nowadays, what Israel calls “Greater Jerusalem” is virtually surrounded by a “Great Wall” of new settlements, which Israel claims are mere extensions of existing neighborhoods. Today, however, the term encompasses a far greater expanse of the West Bank-some one half-million dunums, 12 per cent of the West Bank, where 400,000 Israelis and 200,000 Palestinians now reside.
These settlements spread from hill to hill, ringing the city. Eighteen Palestinian villages have been trapped within these Israeli compounds and strangled. According to B’Tselem Israel has used a complex legal and bureaucratic mechanism to take control of more than fifty percent of the land in the West Bank. This land was used mainly to establish settlements and create reserves of land for the future expansion of the settlements.
The principal tool used to take control of land is to declare it “state land.”
This process began in 1979, and is based on a manipulative implementation of the Ottoman Lands Law of 1858, which applied in the area at the time of occupation.
The Israeli government employed as well another method to take control of land including seizure for military needs, declaration of land as abandoned assets, and the expropriation of land for public needs.
Europe became the hotbed of Zionism in early nineteenth century nurtured by European Zionist Christians, the orphans of the bygone crusaders thrown eight hundred years ago into the dustbin of history.
Without going faraway into the labyrinth of this movement which found followers in the USA, it is enough to mention here that an unholy alliance was forged between Zionism and European Colonialism based on a weird mixture of religious myths and colonial interests that produced Balfour Declaration and eventually a Jewish State in Palestine under the slogan ” a land without people to a people without land”- The slogan was coined in 1839 by Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper and found its interpretation on ground for the first time by his uncle Lord Palmerston ,then Britain’s Foreign Minister, who established a British Consulate in Jerusalem in 1839 and appointed William Young, a strong believer in Christian Zionism, as Vice-Consul, to oversee the interests of Jews and to encourage their return. Only 9690 Jews were living the in Palestine, according to documents of the British Consulate.
If Christian Zionism sprang from Protestant Literature in Britain, Holland and Germany, it was the US who carried its torch- and is still doing so. Americans fell under the grip of a fanatic group known as WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant).
As a matter of fact, the WASP’s people constituted the cream of American Society to the extent that the overwhelming majority of American presidents except of John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton were WASPS.
The administration of President George W. Bush, dominated by members of fundamentalist WASPS, seized upon the unfortunate terrorist bombings of September 11, to launch a Crusader war against Muslims and Palestinians, in particular. Bush gave Israeli government a free hand to devastate Palestinian life in occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip under the banner of combating terrorism thus denying Palestinians’ right to resist occupation.
Zionist Christianity is at full speed now in pursuance of self -created myths in preparation of Jesus Christ’s return to earth. But Jesus himself was combating Roman occupation of Palestine and paid his life for it, and the Palestinians are following Jesus Christ’s footsteps in resisting Israel’s occupation of their land.
The American Zionist Christians, followers of neo-imperialist school, will not succeed where their ancestors failed.
The Carnage of Palestinians
A new report by the Institute for Southern Studies shows that in the one-year period after the Sharm el-Sheikh peace agreement in September 1999, the U.S. government pumped $3.6 billion worth of arms into Israel.
So, when we hear on the news that Israeli tanks are rolling through the cities and refugee camps of the West Bank, we should remember those tanks were made in the United States and purchased by Israel with U.S. aid. The Israeli jets and helicopters used in the assault are American F-16s, Blackhawks and Apaches. Machine guns, grenade launchers, missiles and bombs –made in the USA, paid for with our tax dollars — are being used to crush the Palestinian people.
Israel’s war against the Palestinians would not be possible without U.S. military and economic support — $3 billion a year in direct aid.
Pro-Israel US Think tanks
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy influences the thinking of the United States government and has a near monopoly on the supply of ‘expert’ witnesses to the media.
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) was established in 1985, and soon became the most influential thinktank with effects on the United States government’s Middle East policy and US mass media reporting about the region. The institute’s founding director, Martin Indyk, was previously research director of the leading pro-Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
While Aipac targets Congress through the massive election campaign contributions that it coordinates and directs, Winep concentrates on influencing the media and the executive branch.
Thinktanks like the American Enterprise Institute, the Project for a New American Century, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (Jinsa), and the Centre for Security Policy (CSP).
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, Undersecretary of State for arms control and international security John Bolton, and Undersecretary of Defence for policy Douglas Feith were all on Jinsa’s board of advisers before they entered the Bush administration: in all, 22 CSP associates secured positions in the Bush national security apparatus.
Israel: The world’s best-known and most efficient ‘secret’ manufacturer of weapons of mass destruction
The world’s best-known and most efficient ‘secret’ manufacturer of weapons of mass destruction is Israel. Neil Sammonds looks at a nuclear, biological and chemical warfare programme that even the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) cannot get access to, let alone the United Nations.
It is widely believed to possess a tactical nuclear capability, including small nuclear landmines, and strategic nuclear warheads that it can fire from cannons.
The UN Security Council so far has not called on Israel to place its nuclear facilities under the safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency.’
Israel has not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, but is one of only four countries in the world – with India, North Korea and Pakistan – not to have signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. (T/HSH/E1)
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