Friday, November 30, 2012

War on Gaza in the light of the Israeli elections 2012

Since Hamas came into government in Gaza after winning the Palestinian elections in 2005, Israel and the US have been imposing an unlawful economic siege on Gaza as a punishment for the Palestinian people who helped to bring Hamas in the government. The Palestinian people did not commit a crime when they chose Hamas to be their leader. They only practiced their right of holding "democractic" elections like any other people did in their country. Regardless of whether Hamas is considered a terrorist party in the eyes of the Israeli and US governments, no one in the world has the right to interfere in the Palestinians' decision of whom they chose to elect. The Israelis too have their right of electing their governing party without the interference of any foriegn body. For example, the Israeli party called "Israel is our Home" is considered one of the right-most wings in terms of hating the Palestinian people and considering them as enemies and terrorists. Still no Palestinian has ever shown an objection to the Israelis' decision of choosing that party to become one of their leaders. The Palestinians never decided to launch rockets towards Israel just because the Israelis chose the "wrong/non-moderate" party to become the leader of their next government.

On the other hand, we have seen Israel launching several wars on Gaza in order to punish the Palestinian people and destroy the Hamas government which they elected in "democractic" elections. The allegation that Israel launches these wars as a way to defend itself against Hamas is a total shame and can never be accepted as a logical sense. When Hamas and the other militant groups in Gaza manufacture or buy rockets, weapons, or explosives, they just do so in order to have the necessary power by which to protect themselves from any external military attacks which is what's done by any legitimate country on earth. Just like Israel has the right to continue militarizing itself by the help of the US and other allies to "defend" itself, why do the Palestinians in Gaza get blamed for doing the same?!

On another argument, Israel always tries to use unlegitmate and unlawful justifications to commit more crimes and attack the civilian people in Gaza. The Israeli leaders use the killing of Palestinians as a winning card to attract more votes in the Israeli elections. This has become a clear fact since Israel focuses on using military attacks on Gaza a month or so before the time of the Israeli elections. In fact, the blame should not be pointed only on the Israeli leaders who commit such crimes, the blame should also be pointed towards the Israeli people who give their votes to the murderers of civilans, women, and children. It is a huge shame to see that the leader who gives the green light to kill the highest number of Palestinian children is the one who gets elected to lead the next government in Israel. It's true and pretty clear like the face of the sun!

Other view points and critical discussions on this topic or another related to the conflict between Israel and Palestine are very much encouraged and appreciated.