…. How intolerable living under occupation must be…
In actual fact, it’s impossible to imagine how debilitating it is to be under occupation, especially to a regime as vicious and vindictive as the Israelis. It’s no coincidence that the occupiers are world leaders in the surveillance and security industry, even though the catastrophic failures of 7/7 and 9/11 were both orchestrated when Israeli companies were supposedly keeping them safe. It was also rather unfortunate that multiple video cameras weren’t in good order too.
The Palestinians won’t be watched over by faulty cameras, that we can be sure of. Under the microscope of the most technically advanced hardware, their every move will be observed. The resolution of these photo/video cameras are mind boggling, and they might be much more advanced than what we, the consumers are aware of.
Check points are there to deliberately inconvenience and make ordinary Palestinians lives unbearable. The door being smashed down in the middle of the night is terrorism. Especially when one of your children is taken away. The torture of not knowing what is happening must be hell. That’s exactly what it’s designed to do. Rampaging ‘settlers’ must be quite intimidating too. Of course, their behaviour is also a terrorist threat to all the villages surrounding these architectural monstrosities. The old adage that you can’t buy ‘class’ is epitomised by the lack of aesthetic style that is visible in every single development.
It’s criminal in more ways than one that they flattened beautiful villages to build these horrific eyesores. Each one is situated whereby they can overlook the Palestinians below. They are connected by roads that can only be used by Israelis. Their water is supplied at the expense of the towns that have been there for hundreds of years.
Solar panels supplied by EU grants have been destroyed by the IDF. Buildings paid for by the EU have been razed. Not forgetting the daily routine of home demolitions under dubious restrictions imposed by the occupiers (already 151 this year), this all adds up to a life of complete, soul-destroying misery and the West should be utterly ashamed that it has allowed this situation to deteriorate year on year. I’ve probably mentioned most of this before but I wont tire of it until the Palestinians are given the right to decide their own destiny and are allowed to demonstrate their immense creativity without being constrained in an open air prison.
The truck attack assailants’ family have praised his actions even though numerous relatives have been arrested today. Netanyahu revealed the attackers ISIS connections, how he knows so quickly is suspicious. I doubt ISIS would turn on the Israelis now. All the time they have been attacking Assad in Syria, they haven’t lifted a finger for the Palestinian fight for freedom and haven’t once attacked Israeli assets.
So far as this latest incident goes, soldiers are a legitimate target for Palestinians and because of the oppression they face, they can hardly be condemned for resisting. The reaction of relatives of Fadi al-Qanbar are not surprising, he did his bit to resist the occupation and better to die fighting than giving in to this brutal tyranny.