Palestinian detainees suffer from brutal treatment inside Zionist jails

 Many political analysts have unanimously agreed that the so-called Arab Spring has constituted a golden opportunity for Israel to perpetuate its occupation of the Arab territories and press ahead with its racist aggressive policies against the Arab people under occupation who are subjected to gross violations of their basic rights on daily basis.

One aspect of the Israeli aggressive practices against the Arab people under occupation is clearly manifested through the blatant violations of the rights of Arab detainees in Israeli jails. Arab people inside the Israeli Jails are suffering from harsh treatment and negligence of their health conditions. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed concern over the deteriorating health conditions of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails several times during the past two years. The international body made several statements denouncing the Israeli flagrant violations of the prisoners’ rights, especially with regard to various kinds of physical and psychological torture to which inmates are subjected to by the occupation authorities daily. The ICRC held the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for deteriorating health condition of Arab prisoners inside Israeli jails.

One of the many aggressive measures taken against the Arabs under occupation is the notorious administrative detention which is a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to jail Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time. Israel is still holding 5,100 Palestinian detainees, many of them without charge or trial, including 250 children and 14 women, in 17 prisons.  Palestinian prisoners have been subject to human rights violations such as torture during interrogations by Israeli prison authorities. About 1,400 prisoners were in a tough health condition, including 18 held at an Israeli hospital suffering from various disabilities, types of paralysis, heart diseases, and cancer which they developed because of the barbarous treatment and inhuman torment of the occupation forces.

Many demonstrations have been staged in the occupied Arab territories protesting against brutal practices inside the occupation jails and demanding the release of the detainees. Israeli troops have recently clashed with Palestinian youngsters outside Israel's Ofer prison located near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. The clashes occurred as the Tel Aviv regime released about two dozen Palestinian prisoners it held for over two decades. 

Despite the brutal Israeli practices against the Palestinian prisoners, the Palestinian authority agreed to resume negotiations with the Israel which wants the talks as a political cover for perpetuating its occupation of the Arab territories and pressing ahead with their racist policies. The Israelis were buying time, spending money, buying off members of the Congress. They now have over 500 members of America’s Congress who have signed a letter totally supporting Israel, opposing the talks. The Zionist occupation authorities are buying time, and in another sense Israel is hoping to create enough publicity showing itself as a peace advocate.

The Palestinian authority should make a wise decision and pull out from the negotiations, because it has nothing to gain in entering negotiations now and stop all kinds of contacts with the Zionists.

K.Q.

The solution to the problems of the Arab World

The Arab Nation is in disarray. Some Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar are attacking and killing their brothers and sisters in Syria instead of tackling the real enemy of the region, Zionism,  and liberating Palestine and the occupied Golan. Instead of reaching out a hand to Syria, the heart of the resistance, the Saudi and Qatari rulers are cooperating openly with the Zionists.

Moreover, it was a shameful exhibition how the Arab League, impotent since its creation, was taken over in a Saudi and Qatari led coup and robbed the proud of the Arab Nation, Syria, from its seat.

This all while the Arab Nation could have been a real world-power, politically, economically and militarily.

Remember the glorious days of Gamal Abdel Nasser? Or the victory of 1973? What do these golden days have in common? What made this epoch an highlight for the Arab world? One word... Pan-Arabism.

Why is Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and their Western allies so hostile against the Syrian Nation? Why do they pursue in such a radical way the destruction of Syria and the enslavement of the Syrian people?  At all cost.

The answer lies in the historical role of Syria within the Arab Nation as seen by the Ba'ath Arab Socialist party. Let's have a closer look into some aspects of this historical role and why Syria has always been at the heart of Arab unity, solidarity and independence.

Pan-Arabism

Pan-Arabism is the ideology mirroring the idea of unification of the countries of the Arab world, asserting that the Arabs constitute a single nation, and strongly opposes Western political involvement in the Arab world.

Its central idea is that the peoples of the Arab World constitute one nation bound together by common linguistic, cultural, religious, and historical heritage.

One of the primary goals of Arab nationalism is the end of Western influence in the Arab World and the removal of those Arab governments considered to be dependent upon Western power.

The question of Palestine and opposition to Zionism became a rallying point for Arab nationalism.

 

Arab nationalists generally reject religion as a main element in political identity, and promote the unity of Arabs regardless of sectarian identity.

Arab socialism

Arab socialism is a political ideology based on combining Pan-Arabism and socialism.

Arab socialism fights imperialism and struggles for social justice. In this context we interpret socialism as "the sharing of the resources of the country by its citizens."

Ba'athism ("renaissance" or "resurrection")

The current Syrian government is led by the Baʼath Arab Socialist Party which continues to be loyal to the Pan-Arabism ideology and is organized in several other Arab countries.

Ba'athism promotes the development and creation of a unified Arab state through the leadership of a vanguard party over a progressive revolutionary government.

Socialism was and in a certain way still is a major element in Ba'athist thought.

A Ba'athist society seeks the rebirth of Arab culture, values and society as well as social progress.

The renaissance of the Arab Nation and Arab society would transform the Arab world politically, economically, intellectually and morally.

Ba'athism is a secular ideology. According to Ba'athist ideology, all religions are equal.

Conclusion : Why is Saudi Arabia and Qatar pursuing the total destruction of Syria?

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are ideologically antagonists to the modern secular Syrian state and society. Both Saudi Arabia and Qatar are feudal states with absolute political control and economic wealth in the hands of a royal family ; the house of Saud in Saudi Arabia and the house of Al Thani in Qatar. It is worth mentioning that Saudi Arabia even does not have a constitution as the absolute power is in the hand of the Saud family.

As said before, the renaissance of the Arab Nation and Arab society would transform the Arab world politically, economically, intellectually and morally.

A modern Pan-Arab Nation would be independent where social justice rules, finishes Western interference and removes those Arab governments considered to be dependent upon Western power.

In this light, a renaissance of the Arab world would mean by definition the dismissal of feudal regimes as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

It is therefore that the destruction of Syria is a priority for the house of Saud and Al Thani because it is a matter of life and death to preserve their own survival.

 Kris Janssen

Belgium

Death Squads

 

From the very beginning of the crisis in Syria, the US and its western allies have been playing a devastating role against Syria and its people through ordering their tools in the region to train, fund and export terrorists to Syria. 

The US and its Western and regional allies are responsible for the  continued terrorist bombings and firing of mortar shells by the armed terrorist groups which claim civilians, including women, children and elderly people.

The US government has been supporting the biggest ongoing terrorist operation in modern times.  By using the Qataris at the beginning of the crisis and now Saudi Arabia as a thin veil has fooled no one. It also has been an international crime against humanity which deserves the appropriate punishment; because the perpetrators are claiming that they are the defenders of the human rights in the world.

The US continues to offer all kinds of support to the armed terrorist groups, which in turn, continue to practice all forms of human rights violations backed by "false opposition". This opposition is working in line with foreign agendas and has no popular base and no aim except that of more bloodshed and increasing obstacles in the path of solving the crisis politically in Syria.

The main objective of the so-called Arab spring is to ignite civil wars in the Arab region to guarantee its political and economic interests. The US now sponsors death squads with the aim of creating a civil war to weaken the Arab nation. The appointment of Robert Ford, who is known to be the organizer of death squads in Iraq and Syria, as the next US ambassador to Egypt sends a clear message: US policymakers want to destroy Egypt in the same way they have destroyed Iraq and Syria - by using death squads and false-flag terror to incite civil war.

Between 2004 and 2006, Ford was a key figure in creating US-sponsored al-Qaeda death squad units to lead to sectarian devastating civil war.

In 2011, Ford was appointed Ambassador to Syria, and suddenly a wave of violence erupted that still claims the lives of Syrians daily through explosions that are perpetrated by al-Qa’eda and its affiliated organization. Ford’s death squads in Syria comprise well-trained professional killers coming from different parts of the world. They disguise themselves as the Syrian army soldiers and fire from rooftops at people to accuse the Syrian Army of opening fire against demonstrators.  Other death squad members were stationed at different rooftops and fired at the Syrian security forces, creating the impression that they were anti-government demonstrators.

The latest developments in Egypt show that Ford will pursue a similar scenario in Egypt to ignite a civil war. The only way to avert this impending genocide is that Arab people, regardless of religion or nationality, must unite and resist the Zionist-sponsored destruction of their lands.

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's recent statement on determining the delegation of the opposition to 'Geneva 2' conference is a form of providing direct support to the armed terrorist groups and interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

K.Q.

Why did the US engineer the ''Arab Spring''?

Following the elapse of three years after the beginning of the colonialist project called The ''Arab Spring'', the picture has become crystal clear regarding the sinister objectives of this project. The scene of the events has been completely exposed, as its nature is no more secret to anyone.

At the political level, the project aims to enable Israel perpetuate its occupation of the Arab territories and invade the Arab region politically, economically and culturally. By perpetuating the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories, the US and its allies guarantee their political and economic interests in the region. To achieve this end, the US supported extremists to assume power and this is what happened in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt through the tales of the 'Arab spring' and 'popular revolutions' which brought in most of its junctures extremists to power to create a state instability that leads to long and devastating civil wars.  The ill-famed Arab Spring Project was executed by the radical extremist powers represented by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey which are supported by international powers that boosted their view in the region through the principle of preserving the security of Israel and controlling oil and gas wells.

At the economic level, the American Zionist project does not differ from previous plots concocted against the Arab region by the US and its allies. Israel, the global banking and energy cartels are behind this project and the deteriorating crises across the Middle East as they are the main beneficiaries of the destruction of states. The chief beneficiaries are going to prove to be Israel, the international bankers who always make monies out of war, and finally the international multi-national energy consortiums who will profit by the destruction of these countries.

The role of Takfiri groups in the ongoing crisis in Syria and other Arab states is the main tool to implement this project. It is a confluence and a congruence of interests of Israel and some Arab Gulf monarchies. These Takfiris are clearly being utilized by Israel and by Zionist interests to achieve the Zionist American agenda in the region.

The United States and the Zionist lobby in it are engineering the ongoing civil wars under the disguise of the so-called Arab spring across the Middle East to assist Israel in implementing its scenario of the Greater Israel stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates.

The Arab people nation-wide should be aware of the sinister schemes concocted against them under the mask of the Arab spring and resist it by all means, because it is a global conspiracy that aims to distract their attention from their central causes and plunder their resources.

K.Q.

Talks for the sake of talks

Since the signing of the ill-famed Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 1993, hundreds of rounds of talks have been held between the two sides to implement the agreement which in fact, if implemented, does not meet the aspirations of the Palestinians to self-determination and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

The talks between Palestinian Authority and Israel did not achieve anything for the Palestinian people over the past 20 years. On the contrary, the talks have achieved many benefits for Israel, especially with regard to showing itself before the whole world as a peace advocate. The idea of negotiations is used as a convenient tool to distract the international public opinion by portraying Israel as a reasonable entity willing to make concessions for peace and security.  Moreover,   the talks have brought more security achievement and more settlement buildings for the Israelis. The Zionist leaders have been trying to use the talks in order to influence the Palestinian Authority to give up some of the Palestinian rights, at the same time to buy more time to expand illegal settlements in unprecedented way.

The prospects of a peace deal between the PA and Israel have never been such bleak as they are now because of Israel’s anti-peace measures, especially with regard to its expansionist settlement policy that violates all international conventions.  

The Palestinian authority officials should know well that the settlement activity is deepening the Palestinian people's mistrust in the seriousness on the Israeli side toward achieving peace. 

Israel aims through this intensive settlement activity to destroy the basis of the solution called for by the international community.

The Palestinian officials should launch a major publicity campaign to expose the US and Israel’s Machiavellian manoeuvring behind the so-called peace talks with the Palestinian Authority. The campaign should publicize the duplicity and deceit of Israel in all of the past negotiations and how ineffective America has been as a mediator.

The Palestinian Authority should make a wise decision and withdraw from these negotiations, because it has nothing to gain in entering negotiations now.  In fact, the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territories and in diaspora have understood well the sinister goals of Israel behind such talks. For this reason they always express categorical rejection of such talks.  On the eve of the most recent round of talks hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah to protest against the talks with Israel considering the talks as meaningless aimed at covering up Washington and Tel Aviv’s agenda in the region. They are part of a trick concealing and obscuring the real intentions of the US and Israel in the Middle East. While the destitute Palestinian people undergo territorial disposition, the shameful peace talks have served as nothing more than a smokescreen for Tel Aviv to systematically colonize what is left of the Palestinian homeland.

K.Q.