Since 1948, hundreds of UN resolutions and agreements have been signed in relation to the Palestine-Zionist conflict but they have failed to resolve the occupation and severe oppression suffered by the Muslims of Palestine under this Jewish state. Rather, many have aggravated the situation and the condition of our brothers and sisters living in this blessed land. Over the 66 years of Jewish occupation of Palestine, thousands of Muslim lives have been sacrificed and the lands of Muslims were pawned. Unfortunately, the Muslim leaders keep their mouth mute on the fate and conditions of the Muslims in Palestine. Erdogan only carried out mourning while instructing the flag half-mast. Najib had been asking for a ceasefire despite many proofs that “Israel” has never kept its promises, let alone adhere to the ceasefire mutually agreed by both parties. Egypt under the secular leader Al-Sisi keeps the Rafah crossing closed. The United Nations (UN), by virtue of being the world organization which was supposed to be the saviour of the oppressed and resolve any conflict in the world could only condemn the brutal actions done by “Israel”. The meaningless resolution proposed by the UN to condemn Israel’s brutal action was rejected by the US through its veto power.
Under Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 242 and 338 of the UN, the UN has been involved in numerous “Israel”-Palestinian negotiations. The UN’s involvement began in 1947, namely the separation of Palestine into a Jewish State and the Arab States through the Resolution 181 expressly rejected by Arab countries that supported Palestine but was still pursued by the United Nations. This resolution was said to reconcile the crisis that struck between Israel and the Palestinians. But “Israel” sought another ruse to launch the war. Then on 15 July 1948, UN Resolution 54 was passed which contained a ceasefire order to all parties to end the war, but ‘Israel’ did not abide.
On December 11, 1948, Palestine and Israel agreed to Resolution 194 to establish a UN Conciliation Commission to give protection of and free access to Jerusalem and other Holy Places. Alongside this, they resolved that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible. However, this resolution was breached and the resolution was signed again in the next year. As usual, “Israel” continues to violate numerous international laws and these resolutions that have been signed.
On November 22, 1967, in the aftermath of the Six-Day War, a mediation proposal was issued by the UN Security Council – Resolution 242. The text of this resolution refers to the withdrawal of “Israel” armed forces from territories occupied in that recent conflict as well as respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every state in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognised boundaries free from threats or acts of force. Besides the fact that Israel accepted this resolution, but continues to violate it, this resolution also further re-enforced the legality of the existence of the Zionist state upon land it had usurped from the Palestinians while criminalising resistance against occupation, hence strengthening the hand of the Jewish state.
Although the hundreds of resolutions that have been signed over the years have failed to protect the blood, land, property, and rights of Palestinian Muslims, some Muslims still advocate handing over this matter to the United Nations to seek the solution. The Muslim leaders in particular do not feel guilty about relying on the world organizations formed by the Kuffar to address the problems encountered by Muslims, even though such problems should be solved by Muslims according to their Deen. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says,
لَا يَتَّخِذِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِنْ دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۖ وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللَّهِ فِي شَيْءٍ إِلَّا أَنْ تَتَّقُوا مِنْهُمْ تُقَاةً ۗ وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ ۗ وَإِلَى اللَّهِ الْمَصِيرُ
“The believers should not take disbelievers as friends rather than believers. Anyone who does that has nothing to do with Allah at all – unless it is because you are afraid of them. Allah advises you to beware of Him. Allah is the final destination.”
(Ali Imran: 28)
Allah سبحانه وتعالى also says,
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا آبَاءَكُمْ وَإِخْوَانَكُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ إِنِ اسْتَحَبُّوا الْكُفْرَ عَلَى الْإِيمَانِ ۚ وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّهُمْ مِنْكُمْ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ
“You who have iman, do not befriend your fathers and brothers if they prefer kufr to iman. Those among you who do befriend them are wrongdoers.”
(At Tawba: 23)
Have those who advocate handing over the Palestine-Zionist conflict once again to the UN to resolve forgotten that this very institution is responsible for the formation of Israel in Palestine upon ending of the Second World War? Have they forgotten the role of UN peacekeepers who abetted the Serbian army in the Bosnian Muslims’ genocide in Srebrenica in 1995? Have they forgotten the endless UN resolutions that condemn Israel’s atrocities on Gaza and the West Bank which have never given “Israel” any lesson on its criminal behaviour or stemmed its arrogant refusal to adhere to international laws? The UN and International Law has never had any good record to defend the fate of Muslims.
Furthermore, all permanent members of UN Security Council have a long history in attacking the Muslims. This includes Russia and China who were involved in the attack on Muslims such as the criminal acts carried out by China in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) and Russia’s criminal acts in Chechnya, its invasion in Afghanistan as well as its persecution of Muslims on its own home soil.
Indeed, the problems encountered by Muslims in Palestine can never be resolved by the United Nation (UN) which is a Kufr organization. The Muslims in Palestine are being attacked by Israel. Thus, the only way to fight against this Zionist state which is the enemy of Allah is through jihad undertaken by the Muslim armies. All Muslim leaders are obligated to commence jihad against “Israel” to save our Muslim brethrens, thus liberating the blessed land from the Kuffar regime. Unfortunately, we are very confident that these traitor Muslim leaders will do nothing and keep chasing the worldly wealth, power and position as well as following the orders of their Western masters, instead of mobilising their armies in the Path of Allah. Therefore, the only solution is for us as Muslims is to motivate our brothers, fathers, and sons of the Muslim armies to rise to their duty of defending their Ummah. In addition, we must strive to re-establish the Khilafah under which the Khalifah will mobilize the army under his command to liberate all occupied Muslim land and return it under the rule of Islam.
Written for The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir