Middle East

Palestine under a new occupation from the Palestinian Authority

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

December 31, 2010: After Friday prayer all throughout the West Bank, members of Hizb ut-Tahrir gave a bold speech that instigated the rage of the Palestinian Authority resulting in more than one hundred arrests and numerous attacks on members of HT including verbal and physical assaults against women and children, which was most evident in Bidya near Salfeet.

The PA unleashed its Security Forces against innocent bystanders many of whom were physically assaulted and detained because of their relation to members of HT. They used a variety of scare tactics to try and arrest as many HT members as possible, while threatening their wives and children. In Bidya, there were reports of physical assaults against women as they tried to prevent various Security Forces from beating their husbands, brothers, and sons.

The message was clear to on-lookers as they watched in shock and dismay as the PA ravaged through people’s homes and belongings searching for certain members of HT, especially those who gave the speech after the Friday Khutba. The PA was given a license to use any means necessary to bring those who vocally oppose their actions, including firing live bullets in the air to clear the streets.

The speech rang clearly through Palestinians’ minds and hearts reminding the vast public of the betrayal and corruption by their regime. The PA used to chant the mantra that Palestine will be liberated from the sea to the river and will never relent or forfeit an inch of the Holy Land. Now the PA regime is negotiating with the occupier for only 20% of their land. What happened to their honor and pact to the millions of Palestinians? They have subjected their people to corruption especially against women and the upcoming generations, using tax dollars and external support to fight against Islam and morals to achieve their gains. They heed the call of the Americans and Jews to fight against their own people trampling against their own Supreme Court and Laws to extinguish the call to the Truth.

The speech also pointed out the case of Mohammad Al-Khateeb, a civilian, who was unjustly sentenced to six months under martial law despite being found innocent of any charges by the High Court of Palestine.

The speech reminded them that they are the best Ummah—they are the descendants of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, the Sahabah (ra), and the martyrs who forsake their lives in the name of Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Do not be afraid of any existing regime for it is Allah سبحانه وتعالى who holds your life and rizq (livelihood) in His Mighty Hands. Be brave as the former mujahideen were in the face of the enemy. Palestine is not for the PA to abandon to the Jews because the Holy Land belongs to each and every single Muslim in the world.

The Hizb concluded the speech by reinforcing its message to the masses that it will not cease its call for the Khilafah to be brought into existence which will liberate all occupied lands and rescue oppressed Muslims world-wide. No regime will be able to stop HT from spreading its message to the Muslims world-wide. The Khilafah will restore the lost dignity to its Ummah, restore its pride and glory to the Muslims.

فِي بِضْعِ سِنِينَ ۗ لِلَّهِ الْأَمْرُ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَمِنْ بَعْدُ ۚ وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
بِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ ۚ يَنْصُرُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ

“Allah is in command, first and last. On that day, the believers will rejoice at Allah’s help. He helps whoever He pleases: He is the Mighty, the Merciful.” [Ar-Rum, 30:4-5]


Manal Baader
Bayt Al-Maqdes