Ban Ki-moon angered by disappearance of Israeli soldier but was unaffected by the murder of 2,000 Palestinians

Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations, is supposed to be the protector of international justice, he who spreads peace and security amongst the people, and the person who ends the bloodshed between countries, but the war in Gaza revealed something else. It revealed “dusty faces” covered with masks; faces that are made-up of humanitarian statements and visits, but then came the Gaza war, or the Israeli aggression on Gaza, and it revealed faces, that had always been portrayed by the Arab public opinion as “balanced” in dealing with the Arab issues, as being “complicit” with the aggressor. Such faces justify the Israeli aggression, and even hold the victims responsible for their death, just as the Iraqi poet Ahmad Mattar said, “He stabs me and claims my blood contaminated his sword”.

Yesterday, the Qatari Emir was surprised by the statement made by the UN secretary-general in which he held the Palestinian resistance responsible for the violation of the ceasefire. He also said that the UN has no independent means of verifying exactly what happened before. The Emir explained that the UN is responsible for verifying exactly what happened before issuing its statement and he expressed his regret and surprise at the silence of the international organisation over Israel’s targeting and killing of Palestinian civilians, as well as destroying their homes. The Emir called on the UN secretary-general to take a clear stand on the crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people and urged all concerned parties to open the crossings to allow for the entry of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

This position taken by the Emir was preceded by several calls with Ban Ki-moon, urging him to take a stand to rein in the Israeli military machine and to stop the continued aggression on the innocent, but we have yet to see a true stand taken by the UN regarding the blatant violations of the rights of the Palestinians.

It was not only Ban who was not as he appeared and showed an inhumane side while dealing with the Israeli aggression on Gaza, there were others, including leaders, sheikhs, intellectuals, media personalities, thinkers, and others who call themselves preachers; they are indeed preachers, but preachers at the gates of hell.

Ban took “raging” action yesterday, condemning “in the strongest terms”, Hamas and holding it responsible for the disappearance of an Israeli soldier who is an aggressor and who took part in killing innocent people in Gaza. However, we did not hear such phrases used by Ban while referring to the fallen martyrs in Gaza, who have almost reached the 2,000 mark, in addition to the nearly 10,000 wounded Palestinians, 70 per cent of them are children, women, or elderly. Doesn’t Ban consider these individuals to have human value, or is it only that Jewish soldier, who came to kill innocent people, who has value?

We do not hear Ban shouting when the UNRWA schools in Gaza are bombed; the schools run by the UN where children, women, and the elderly take shelter. Israel bombed these schools in broad daylight, even though they have the coordinates of these schools and know they are supervised by the UN, and therefore are not Hamas headquarters, the excuse used by Israel to justify all of its aggression. Why didn’t Ban make a move for the sake of his schools that were violated, if not for the sake of the children who were killed in these schools?

It is surprising that Ki-moon overlooked all the possibilities in the case of the Israeli soldier and accused Hamas, but later discovered that this soldier was killed and was not captured by Hamas or any other resistance group. Even though the UN does not possess any independent means to verify exactly what happened, it still condemned the disappearance of the soldier, a farcical act committed by the UN.

Ban’s unbalanced behaviour indicates the extent of Israel’s control over the international decision-making circles, specifically the United Nations, both directly and indirectly through the influence of other countries, specifically the United States, as President Obama “raged” on the issue of the killed soldier. He also held a press conference for this soldier, who came to kill innocent people in Gaza, and called on Hamas to release him unconditionally, a position that is not surprising coming from America, which has always supported its ally. The US continued to support its ally even during the current aggression by allocating $225 million in emergency aid for the Israeli Iron Dome, as well as urgent shipments of military equipment. This makes America a key partner in the killing of the Palestinian people in Gaza and the hands of US officials are stained with blood and the same goes for the Zionists. The US is giving the Zionists logistical cover and support and is justifying the killing of “Arab Zionist” children, women and civilians.

Ban is watching the Israeli killing machine take the lives of innocent people in Gaza and is not even lifting a finger to help. I ask him, what would your position be if the opposite were to happen, meaning what if the Palestinian resistance was taking the lives of Israelis in seized territories; what would your position be? Would you remain silent? What would your position be if cities such as Eumseong, your hometown in Korea, Seoul, Changwon, Jeonju, and Goyang were being bombed and its children and women were being killed? This is a matter we certainly would not accept for our friends in South Korea and we would support them; what would your position be?

What is being killed today in Gaza is not the Palestinian people, but humanity, Ban. The organisation you are the secretary-general of is on the line, and unfortunately the organisation had failed many tests in the past and we had hoped that it would improve its score in the Gaza test, but it failed miserably in improving its image in the public opinion. All the money being paid to the UN is a waste, and you personally are being paid to do nothing. If the money you are being paid was used to give aid to the deserving people in the world, it would be more honourable than paying it to you in exchange for a few statements by you, and at the moment, you are no longer able to even issue any statements.

Now, after the issue has been cleared up and we have discovered that the Zionist soldier was killed, Ban, Obama, Kerry, and the others should, out of politeness, apologise to Hamas and the resistance factions for being deceived by Israel. If you were honourable men, you would apologise to the Palestinian people; it is the least you can do Ban.

Translated from Al-Sharq newspaper, 4 August, 2014


Israeli Logic Made Easy









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Renouncing my Israeli Citizenship

By Lenny Lapon

Welcoming ceremony to Jews making "aliyah" to Israel, at the Nefesh b'Nefesh site

On October 19, 2010 my plane landed in Israel and instantaneously I was awarded Israeli citizenship with identification card # 012706735, solely because I am Jewish. Through reflection and study I have come to realize that this act was a travesty of justice. There are several million Palestinians and their descendants who cannot enter and/or live and move freely in their native historical homeland.

For several decades I believed, as most Jews do, that the establishment of the Jewish State of Israel was an answer to the Nazi Holocaust and other persecutions of Jews through the centuries, such as the Russian pogroms, the Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades. However, none of these atrocities were carried out by Palestinians and none of them justify the atrocities and other injustices perpetrated upon the Palestinian people by the Zionist Movement and the State of Israel for over a century. I am referring to the racist colonization of Palestine, the Nakba/Catastrophe of 1948 whereby the establishment of Israel as a state was accompanied by the destruction of hundreds of Palestinian Arab villages, massacres of thousands of men, women and children and the forced exile of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland. Subsequently Israel has embarked upon an aggressive, Nazi-like expansion and a brutal, inhuman, military occupation of nearly half a century.

As a serious student of the Nazi Holocaust, I can only be horrified at the disgrace that the State of Israel and its Jewish supporters continue to bring upon the memory of Jewish Holocaust victims. It’s a moral abomination to emulate Nazi tactics in the name of the Jewish people and their alleged security: cowardly massive bombings and slaughter of civilian populations who have no air force to protect them, collective punishment and torture, mass incarcerations, destruction of thousands of homes, and the vicious blockade and ghettoization of Gaza.


Israel is not becoming an apartheid state—it already is one with separate and unequal laws and policing for its Jewish citizens on one hand and for its non-Jewish, mostly Arab citizens and victims of the occupation on the other hand.

It is with a newfound clarity of thinking and analyzing a very emotional tragedy that I have thrown off the shackles of Zionist propaganda and am proudly and publicly renouncing my Israeli citizenship effective immediately. At the same time I denounce the ongoing colonial oppression of the Palestinian people, a terrible injustice that is greatly facilitated by US tax dollars supporting the vast Israeli military machine. I also encourage other Jews to educate themselves and to stand on the side of the oppressed.

An Eye Opening interview with Sir Gerald Kaufman UK MP on #Gaza [Sputnik]

Sir Gerald Kaufman, a British Labour MP, talks on the conditions crated in #Gaza by Israel [Sputnik on RT].

Hamas: Netanyahu’s statement signals ‘victory for the resistance’

British Foreign Secretary Philip HammondBritish Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

The Islamic resistance movement Hamas called the statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he cannot guarantee the success of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip “a tacit acknowledgment of defeat”, Anadolu news agency reported.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesperson for the movement, said in a brief statement that Netanyahu’s remarks about not being able to guarantee the achievement of a complete victory in Gaza is a tacit acknowledgment of defeat in face of the resistance.

Despite the increasing international outcry over the number of Palestinian civilian casualties, Netanyahu declared that Israel “will continue its military operations in the Gaza Strip”.

Following his meeting with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in Jerusalem on Thursday, Netanyahu said: “We have started the ground operation in order to deal with the tunnels system, and it is actually being handled. It is true that there are no 100 per cent guarantees for our victory, but the [Israeli occupation army] has achieved concrete achievements on the ground and we will continue with this operation.”

Hammond had told Sky News earlier on Thursday that, “the West is losing sympathy for Israel as civilian [Palestinian] deaths mount during its offensive in Gaza,” adding that he would be communicating this message to the Israelis.

Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip started on 7 July under the name “Operation Protective Edge”. Since the military assault began, Israel has killed more than 800 Palestinians and injured more than 5,000, mostly civilians.

On the other side, 32 Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians were reported dead, as well as more than 435 wounded by accidents in response to warning sirens and rocket attacks.