A series of unrelated killings of Palestinian men and children in many villages in Palestine. A Palestinian was also wounded in the attack as Israeli forces targeted the victim’s vehicle, the Palestinian news and information agency Wafa reported. It said they had “opened fire at a suspicious car after the driver, who was in Jerusalem without a permit, failed to stop.” The agency named the victim as Riyad Mohammad Shamasneh from Qatanna, a village northwest of al-Quds. (Press TV, JAN 25, 2019)
On Friday, Israeli forces fatally shot another man, Hamdi Saadeh Naasan, 38, a father of four children from al-Mughayyir village. (Maan News JAN 26, 2019)
Also reported this week, Report: Israel killed at least 45 Palestinian children in Gaza. The report was submitted to the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), which was established during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council in May 2018.
The report notes that of the 56 Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces and settlers in the OPT during 2018, a total of 45 children were killed in the Gaza Strip since March 30, according to evidence collected by DCIP. In the overwhelming majority of cases, DCIP was able to confirm children did not present any imminent, mortal threat or threat of serious injury when killed by Israeli forces. (Maan News JAN 19, 2019)
Waiving murder charge in killing of Palestinian, Israel fails to deter next Jewish terrorist. (Haartz) This in response to the sentencing of the killer teen of Aisha Rabi from Bidya brutally killed at the hands of the Jewish settlers.
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, condemned the killing:
“The Israeli government is continuing its policy of escalation,” he said in a statement published by the official Wafa news agency. (Guardian)
Abbas dares to calls this “escalation” instead of what it is ….MURDER!
On social media a video circulated of an older relative of the deceased martyr (Naasan) cried out to the press saying there is no use or good from the Arabs and never expecting any support from them – the tired expression of useless regimes – watching the frustration and broken spirit would put those who have shiny medals pinned across their chests and shoulders to deep shame for letting down this man, and millions of other vulnerable who need for these people of power to rise up to their oath to duty and not remain idle in the bunkers polishing their boots. Take out the Seerah books and stories of the righteous leaders and commanders to pull inspiration of genuine heroism that sprouts from the deep wisdom of the adherence to the ideological basis of Islam that meshes the spiritual aspect to the material actions of true obedience to Allah Almighty.
For the people of power: Don’t fail another mother or father who bury their children over and over, another soul departs to the skies reliving the pain of mourning their loved one’s departure because they know what the other experiences of heart wrenching pain and having no justice whatsoever.
In times of adversary one retaliates through the swift response of the army towards the enemy and in the case of the Blessed Land – Palestine, the Jewish entity is the belligerent enemy where there is no other choice except through warfare… No negotiations, no human rights agencies, no menial media coverage, especially no off-handed coldhearted condemnation from the PA president would do. Put an end to the decades long occupation… the soil of the Blessed Land have been flooded with the blood of the innocents … the soil cries out for water not for the precious blood murdered by the occupying Jews. Fruit and greenery can not grow from blood, yet generations can rise and revive from the mobilization of the Muslim armies to liberate the Blessed Land of Palestine sending a powerful signal that the rest of the occupied lands will be next.
For the mothers and fathers who bury their children, remain strong and believe that the murders of your loved ones will not go without retaliation. Their souls will bi’thinallah be in the peace of the Heavens, al-Jannat an-Naeem, possibly making shifa’aa for their parents and loved ones. Inshallah they will serve as inspiration for the youth to take an honorable stance and reject the current state of oppression and occupation, joining those whose actively work to re-establish justice standing alongside and with the ranks of Hizb ut Tahrir.