Over the past year, more than anything else has haunted me. An unforgivable and unforgettable sight that reverberates throughout the world. It was tragic, heroic, and very symbolic.
To my surprise, my colleague and I were speechless and stared in disbelief. Just three days after assassinating Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akure, Israel has decided to double down on its criminal mischief. An order was issued to attack her funeral and destroy its Palestinian character.
As soon as her mourners peacefully gathered in the courtyard of St. Anne’s Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem to carry the coffin and prepare to head to Shireen’s final resting place, Israeli security forces ordered the march to stop. I ordered to They viciously attacked the grievers, brutally beating them with batons, making it impossible for the pallbearers to defend their bodies.
But these brave Palestinians grabbed the coffin and remained standing, preserving its sanctity as it bobbed and nearly fell to the ground. Soon, tens of thousands of Palestinians joined the procession, making it the largest in memory. To them and to countless others around the world, Shireen has become a symbol of freedom and sacrifice.
Her funeral highlighted what Shireen had spent her entire life reporting: the profession is evil, cruel and sadistic. Seeing what her attacks were, she probably would have been less surprised, less dramatic and more sober if she had reported them herself – cowardly. Nothing scares the powerful nuclear powers more than Palestinians rallying around their flag and chanting patriotically “Free Free Palestine.”
If the Israeli security forces’ intention was to stop the funeral from pouring into the streets, they may have simply blocked the exit. But their real intention was to hurt and humiliate Palestinians in front of the international media. To show the world that Israel can do what it wants whenever it wants, and to make it clear to Western supporters, especially American patrons, that it does not control Israel, even when it comes to killing one. . Prominent Palestinian-American journalist.
why? Israel is so drunk with power that it has gone mad.
For most of its history, Israel has tried hard to cover up its cruelty, cover up its violence, and camouflage its racism in order to win the support of liberal Western powers. The justification for excessive violence has always been the same. It was all for self-defense and had no other choice. In short, the Israelis have mastered the art of killing and weeping chutzpah.
But today’s Israel is no longer shy about racist violence, regardless of who is at the helm of the state apparatus. Unlike the older generation of Zionists who accepted it, the new generation of self-righteous Sabras (Israeli-born Jews), religious fanatics and illegal settlers have no qualms about being or acting like fascists. neither.
The RoboCop-style thugs who attacked Shireen’s peaceful funeral, like those who raided her home after killing her, lack a humane and moral conscience. In fact, no one was held accountable for their assaults. Because unlike other rogue regimes that have been accused of committing crimes, Israel has generally been rewarded for its aggression. Even Middle Eastern regimes have taken part in recent Shmouz ceremonies rewarding Israel for its aggression under the pretext of “if you can’t beat them, join them.”
Netanyahu received nearly $40 billion in U.S. military aid after repeatedly insulting and belittling U.S. President Barack Obama. was rewarded with broader Arab normalization and greater European aid and investment.
Such flagrant chatter and appeasement drove Israel completely mad. Like troubled children, it constantly tests the boundaries of bad behavior when patrons finally act like adults and put an end to their violent fits and tantrums. wastefully.
It should come as no surprise that the Israelis concluded that aggression would not only be permissible, but would be well rewarded. After the so-called moderate government produced the worst year for Palestinians in the West Bank since 2006, it should come as no surprise that they have elected the most extreme government in the country’s history. is not.
Impunity breeds arrogance and extremism.
At the helm of new fascists who despise the media and don’t care about international opinion. They want to transform Israel’s legal and political system into a new fascist theocracy, demanding that racism and violence in the state be freed from legal regulation and judicial oversight. In the process, they are turning against their Jewish compatriots for being too liberal, secular, or homosexual, in other words, for not belonging like the Palestinians. .
In fact, the government’s new manifesto declares that Jews have “exclusive and inalienable rights to all parts of the land of Israel,” i.e., the right to historical Palestine as a whole. As expected, rising star and national security minister Itamar Ben Gobir called for Al Jazeera to be shut down and journalists expelled. , who supported the massacre of 29 innocent Palestinians, has called Al Jazeera an “anti-Semitic and false propaganda network.” Surely that must have puzzled Shireen. only if.