Wednesday, July 12, 2017

When Peace, Compassion and Understanding for West Asia?

Peace and Compassion

by Mazin Qumsiyeh - 

July 12, 2017

US envoy Jason Greenblat and US Ambassador to Israel Friedman (both racist Jews who support ethnic cleansing and colonialism and have more loyalty to Israel than the US) meet Palestinian rulers in Ramallah. The same day Israeli occupation forces invade Jenin and murder 17 year-old Aws Salameh and 20 year-old Saad Salah. Israeli forces also injure many more throughout illegally occupied Palestinian areas, including 13 year old Jerusalemite Nour Hamdan who lost his eye to an Israeli sniper.

Same day as Mr. Netanyahu pushed a bill for the Knesset that want to emphasize Israel as the state of the Jewish people (not a state of its citizens) and thus increase discrimination against the indigenous people of Palestine.

I finally have my luggage after returning from the USA a week ago through Jordan. We find it deplorable that we natives of this land are forbidden from using the only international airports in Palestine (renamed Israel) since 1948. When will this injustice be rectified?

When will Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to their homes and lands? When will "Israel" be held to account for its crimes against humanity (so well documented)? When will the world understand that Israel/USA attempts to create havoc in Western Asia (the news of Syria, Qatar, Yemen etc) will not help hide the centrality of the Palestinian question?

Peace in Jerusalem/Palestine is central to Peace in the world. Oppression and greed eventually come to a dead end. International law, democracy, justice, and human rights must be more than words uttered by hypocritical "leaders". But ultimately it is us the people who need to get our act together to have peace in our heart and compassion for others less fortunate than we are.

We must have RESPECT for ourselves, others, and the environment (the motto of the Palestine Museum of Natural History at Bethlehem University,

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Stay Human

Mazin Qumsiyeh
A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home
Professor and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University
Occupied Palestine
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