All Coloniser Hands on Deck as Al-Aqsa Mosque is Once Again Under Attack.
Words by Habibah Jaghoori
The illegitimate and genocidal state of Israel is carrying on its tradition of apartheid, of ethnic cleansing and of settler colonial violence as Israeli police forces raided and attacked Palestinians in Al Aqsa Mosque with tear gas and live bullets in the early hours on April 15th 2022, Friday morning resulting in 2 deaths, 150 injured and over 300 arrested.
The Western backed and funded Israeli troops who oversee the training of racist and brutal killer cops in the United States, invaded the site during Friday morning prayers, describing the peaceful worshippers as a ‘threat.’ They then launched their military grade assault against unarmed civilians. This resulted in the rightful opposition of the Palestinians who fought back against the billion upon billion-dollar sponsored terrorist force with rocks and slogans of freedom. Numerous injured people remained trapped in the mosque as the troops prevented medical aid from entering the premises during the hours long criminal offence.
This attack did not come as a surprise as the past few days saw the relentless campaigning of far-right Zionist settlers calling for Al-Aqsa Mosque to be ransacked during the month of Ramadan.
This dirty and anti-human behaviour is the culture of Israel.
Land theft, expulsions, massacres, sieges, environmental destruction and the dispossession of Indigenous people from their mother country is but a few tragedies produced by Israel, however, during the holy and sacred month of Ramadan, a specific reign of terror is cast upon the Palestinians who practice the month. Imposing measures that disable Indigenous people from participating in their religious and cultural practices is a perverse and antagonistic form of colonialism designed only to humiliate and destroy identity.
In Ramadan especially, Israeli forces will make it their mission to tear Palestinian families apart by killing their children, imprisoning their men and harassing and abusing their women, by defiling their sacred sites, by burning their crops, by using hostile and warlike aggression on gatherings and by the continuous expansion of their settlers.
During the month of Ramadan, it’s psychological warfare against the Palestinians. They want to crush their courageous spirit of defiance against Goliath. As if the light of Ramadan is anything but strength, passion and love.
But they can never.
There is no resistance like the Palestinian resistance.
The world may be burning, psychotic billionaires may be distracting people with talks of buying Twitter as their companies undergo investigations of fraud, the biased media may be overwhelming in covering Ukraine but despite all this, there is a divine resistance among the people.
As ordinary workers led by an ordinary and subject of state violence black man take on the biggest company in the world and win in their unionising and as Palestinians fight back with whatever little they have against the Zionist occupation, the oppressors know they are in trouble.
Glory to the Intifada. InshAllah it will be merciless.
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