By Fida Hussain Sodagar
Brutality has limits. But, for Israel Brutality is enjoyment. There have been six weeks of protests at the Gaza border, dubbed the “Great March of Return”. The decision of United States to shift its embassy from Israel’s capital Tel Aviv to Jerusalem met with a strong resentment from Palestinian people. Although the Palestinians have been protesting for weeks but deaths soared on the day t, he US opened its embassy in Jerusalem. 60 Palestinians who joined in a massive protest against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem were brutally killed and almost 2400 injured by the Israeli soldiers.
Laila Anwar al-Ghandour, an eight-month-old baby girl, was the youngest fatality of the demonstrations which were held in the run up to the 70th anniversary on Tuesday of the Nakba, or Catastrophe, the day the state of Israel was established on May 15, 1948, forcing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to flee from their homes. The innocent Laila was killed by inhaling a tear gas fired by the Israeli soldiers. In her final embrace, Mariam al-Ghandour was seen hugging the tiny body of her daughter tears rolling down her face. It was a heartbreaking to see an innocent flower being buried before it blossomed. The other barbaric act of the Israeli soldiers was the brutal murder of Saber al-Ashqar, a double-amputee, sitting in a wheelchair, who was shot dead by the Israeli soldiers in the deadly protests. Palestinians are the symbol of struggle against the brutal occupation of the Israel.
While on one side the US and Israeli officials were celebrating the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. On the other side, the Palestinians including children and women were being slaughtered viciously by the Israeli soldiers. The United Nations had a rare moment of silence for those killed in the protests. But, the fact is that United Nations has always been a silent spectator to the Palestine Genocide. The United Nations has failed to take pragmatic initiatives to resolve the Palestine conflict. The US-Israel misadventures and grave miscalculations have turned Palestine into a city of dead. It has been razed to a rubble. The shattered dead bodies of children and women are not enough to shake the conscience of the world community. It is high time for the United Nations and the world community to take serious efforts to intervene in the deadliest conflict. The Palestinians need to be given the right on their own land which has been occupied illegally by Israel. Otherwise, the brutal genocide of Palestine people will haunt the world forever and end up in a fatal disaster.
The author is P.G in Mass Communication and Journalism and writes on various issues. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org