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From Dair Yassin to Beit Hanoon:
Israeli Zionist War Crimes Continue
By Khalid Amayreh
ccun.org, April 14, 2009
From Deir Yasin to Beit Hanun
well-established traditions of murder and lies. The so-called “Jewish
state,” one can safely argue, has been an ongoing crime against humanity
ever since the forefathers of Zionism claimed that Palestine was a land
without a people for a people without a land.
will always be a criminal concept if only because its ultimate implication
is the uprooting and expulsion of an entire people from its ancestral
homeland in order to be replaced by another people.
never changed its mind, heart, or even skin. It remains a virulent
malignancy based on murder, lies, deception and bellicosity. In a certain
sense, this is within the “normal order of things,” given the racist
nature of Zionism.
Indeed, concepts such as Justice, peace, and
humanity are alien to Zionism, an atheistic and idolatrous ideology
based on Jewish supremacy.
In light, Israel’s main function will
always be to perpetuate the uprooting, expulsion and dispersion of the
This is why it is impossible to even imagine the
possibility of peace with Zionism. In fact, it is easier to have peace
with cancer than with Zionism.
Today marks the passage of
61 years since the occurrence of the Dair Yassin massacre,
when the murderous thugs of Zionism mercilessly slaughtered innocent
and defenseless Arab villagers in Jerusalem.
Walid Khalidi’s classical work, All That Remains, which is widely
considered one of the best if not the best source on the occupation and
depopulation of Palestine by Israel in 1948, the “Irgunists” who committed
the massacre took some of the “prisoners” who had fallen into their hands
onto cars and paraded them in the streets of Jerusalem in a ‘victory
convoy” amidst the cheers of the Jewish masses. Afterwards, the
‘prisoners’ were taken to a nearby quarry where they were gunned
down one after the other.
Some streets in Israel were named
after units of the Irgun
and Palmach gangs that
conquered the village and massacred the villagers.
construction of the Kfar Shaul mental hospital began on the site of the
village itself and in 1980, the remaining ruins were bulldozed to make way
for another Jewish neighborhood. The village cemetery was later bulldozed
to build a highway to a new Jewish settlement.
This is how Dair
Yassin was eventually morphed into “Kriyat Shaul.” This is how
hundreds of Arab towns and villages and hamlets were obliterated through a
gigantic campaign of ethnic cleansing and metamorphosed into “kiryat
this and kiryat that” as the original inhabitants were expelled to
the four winds by East European Ashkenazi Jews. Yes, Yes, this is how
Palestine was eventually transformed into “Israel.”
same barbaric pattern of terror and murder continues unabated. However,
instead of using bayonets to cut open pregnant women’s bellies, as
happened at Dair Yassin, and Sten and Bern guns to murder terrified
civilians cowering for survival, the sons and daughters of Zionism
are using White Phosphorus and other sophisticated weapons of death to
achieve the same nefarious goals.
In short, the crime is
the same crime, the goals are the same goals and the lies are the
Sixty-one years after Dair Yassin, we are still having
the most pornographically evil state on the face of earth; a state
that encapsulates criminality and evil in the ugliest form while making
mendacious proclamations about democracy and civility.
can be said of a state that orders its army and air-force to
indiscriminately murder innocent people and bomb their homes and property
to smithereens, and then claims that “we didn’t mean it,” “we
can’t prevent mistakes from happening,” “it is all the Palestinians’
fault,” and “war by definition is violent and brutal and civilian
casualties are inevitable.”?
Dair Yassin was by means an aberration or anomaly in Israel’s history.
In fact, the massacre, which the former Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin called a “miracle,” represented the mainstream of Israeli
behavior. The recent blitzkrieg in Gaza, where Israel committed a
Dresden-like genocide, is actually a “natural continuation” of Dair
Yassin, Tantura, Dawaymeh, Kafr Qassem and the numerous other atrocities
which the Nazis of our time committed against the people of
Palestine and other peoples of the Middle East.
Zionism, an inherent demonic ideology, can’t be reformed or even
humanized since its very essence represents the ultimate antithesis of
truth, justice, peace and even humanity. Indeed, coexisting with
Zionism would necessitate that non-Jews accept a dehumanized status
of constantly persecuted slaves, without freedom, without dignity and
without a future. Isn’t this what millions of Palestinians have been
experiencing ever since the misbegotten birth of Israel?
In the annals
of history, such a state, which adopts dishonesty as its
policy, criminality as its shield and racism as its soul, will
not last long.
I am, of course, talking about Israel, not Jews, an ancient people who,
thanks to the plague of Zionism, are facing the most difficult existential
trial in their entire history.
But Zionism has succeeded in transforming many Jews into
practitioners and defenders of evil and worshipers of power at the
expense of morality, all in order to preserve the sanctity of the modern
golden calf, called Israel.
This is why Jews, for their own survival,
must disengage from Zionism lest the golden calf take them to hell. They
should realize before too late, that a nation based on brutality,
oppression, and subterfuge, even if “the kippa” is added to the
ingredients, will be doomed, sooner or later.
Zionism is a highway to
the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.