Ibrahim Ebeid: The Palestinians are not a Nation of Beggars

The Palestinians are not a Nation of Beggars
From the archives of Ibrahim Ebeid
Al-Moharir, May 20, 2006

The United States and the European Union dominated and controlled by the Zionist Movement and its entity, are resorting to the new form of weapons of mass destruction against the Palestinians in the same way that they used in the deadly blockade on Iraq.
The Palestinians are blockaded, their country is being taken piece by piece and they are living in reservation camps surrounded by concrete walls and Zionist armed fortifications, settlements. Their homes are being blown up; their fields and olive trees are being destroyed or confiscated.

In April 2006, the United States cut off all non-humanitarian assistance after Hamas unexpected victory. In all, $411 millions in aids were canceled or suspended out of concern that the money could help the new Hamas-led Palestinian government.
The United States, the European Union and other donors have said they won’t deal with the Hamas-led government unless it recognizes “Israel”, renounces violence and adheres to agreements with “Israel” brokered by the previous Palestinian “government”. The United States and the European Union are ignoring the real victims, in this case the Palestinians and simply they are distorting the facts and history. The have ignored that the Palestinians never committed violence against any peaceful nation nor have they invaded any country, expelled its population and claimed that the conquered land is theirs. They are fighting to restore their right to their homeland, to return to their homes, to their towns to live in prosperity and peace. This fight is legitimate according to international laws and they will not be deterred.Hamas was elected in a democratic way by the people who live in what remained of the Palestinian territory. The election was not staged like the one in occupied Iraq and the ones who were elected were not brought on top of the tanks of the American invaders and their allies. Hamas members are part of the Palestinian people, they are not imported nor do they represent any foreign power or interests.

The World should know that the tragedy of Palestine started by Sykes-Picot agreement in 1916 and was crowned by creating the Zionist entity in Palestine in 1948. The Zionist armed military organizations implemented vicious terror and resorted to bloody violence against the Palestinians to evict them from their cities, towns and villages to de-Arabize Palestine and make it entirely Jewish.

William Zuckerman, the editor of the ‘Jewish Newsletter” on October 3, 1960 provided us with a revealing remark. He said “The flight of the Palestine Arabs, which created the Arab refugee problem, was not a spontaneous act, not due entirely to the propaganda call of the Arab leaders as the Zionist have claimed all along. It was coldly calculated plan executed by the Irgun but with the knowledge of the Haganah and the Jewish Agency of the time”.
The massacres in Palestine did not stop in Deir Yassin where 250 people were massacred by Menachem Begin and his gangs. The mass killing did not stop in 1948; it is still going on until this present day. This time the slaughter of the Palestinian people is more vicious. It is combined with deadly blockade, land grabbing, field destruction and starvation. The Palestinians are caged in large prisons that are in worse conditions than the concentration camps in Europe. The Palestinians are being threatened not only by the Zionist entity but by President Bush and the European Union.

Unfortunately, most of the American people and most of the entire population of Europe do not know that Palestine is Arab; they do not know that the “Israelis” are new settler colonialists living in land and homes that do not belong to them. They do not know that the Palestinians were evicted from their homes and about 6,000,000 of them are refugees in camps and in every corner on Earth, and my family is one of them.

Most of the people do not know that the Jewish land holdings in Palestine was only 2 percent in 1918 and at the time “Israel” was created on May 15, 1948 the settlers owned less than 6 percent through forced purchase and terror.

More than 6,000,000 Palestinians are refugees awaiting the fulfillment of the United Nations Resolutions to return to their homes and towns, to historic Palestine that stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, to establish their state, to live in peace, dignity and prosperity.

The US government, under George W. Bush, wants to donate $10,000,000 dollars to a non governmental organization as an aid to the besieged Palestinians. To Bush we say the Palestinian Arabs are not beggars nor are they waiting for the crumbs that fall from the tables of the Imperialists to fill their stomachs. They are very proud, very industrious and very creative people. They had a country in which they were living, in peace and prosperity, until the Western powers ripped the Arab Homeland apart in 1916 and Palestine was usurped and given to the Zionists in 1948.

The Palestinians have the right to elect any government they wish to lead them and they will reject any imposed solution or imported government. They have the right to defend themselves by all means to liberate their land.

Palestine is Arab, it stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, to it we will return, even if it takes a thousand years. It is our land, it belongs to our people, “some are dead, some are living but most are not yet born”.

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