MyCatbirdSeat Editor’s Note :: In this article, the third in a series of seven articles, Stuart Littlewood reminds us not to lose sight of what the Palestinian struggle for liberation is all about. Those politicians sympathetic to Israel should know that Israel has no business being where it is. It’s built on the lands of Palestinian villages which were ethnically cleansed by Jewish terrorists in May 1948, just before Israel was declared a state.The villagers were forced to flee for their lives. It happened at the fag-end of Britain’s watch as the mandated government, when they were packing up to leave. This and many other atrocities were committed while politicians looked the other way. Every day ignorant politicians give the nod to more lawlessness, more injustice and more misery because they are too dim to discover the truth about the Holy Land, too ready to believe Israeli propaganda, or so lacking a moral backbone that they have allowed themselves to be bought off. They are an outrage to public decency. And then there are the dunce hired pens who would toot the Israeli propagandist’s horn for money!
“In 1948 eighty-five percent of Palestinians in the part of Palestine that became Israel were displaced, 675 towns and villages were depopulated while their lands and properties were confiscated. Palestinians refer to this experience as theirNakba (Catastrophe)”. Dr Salman Abu-Sitta – The Return Journey
According to UN Resolution 194 and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights they have a right to return home, the pre-1948 borders are still valid and as well-defined, even more legitimately so!. But as we have come to expect, Israel refuses to recognize the rights of others and will not allow them back. Palestinian villages and towns have been bulldozed, ethnically cleansed and erased by Zionist Jews as part of Israel’s wipe-‘em-off-the-map policy… Its inhabitants made refugees in nearby Gaza and neighboring countries and are living in the miserable camps there. The honorable John Pilger, a long time, staunch activist and advocate for the Liberation of Palestine wrote: