Every year November 29 has been observed as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. After the Hamas attacks on southern Israel on October 7 this year, the United Nations secretary-general Antón Guterres said that Hamas attack did not take place in a vacuum. This comment is as correct as the observation that the Indian Rebellion of 1857 did not take place in a vacuum.The truth is that 15 million Palestinian people have been suffering the brutality of Israel’s oppression for decades.
It is a shame that Jews of Israel who themselves are the victims of a phobia called antisemitism, let Islamophobia become a major component of Israeli politics to deprive the people of Palestine of their legitimate right. Also, Israel has been using this phobia in their foreign policy to make western nations turn a blind eye to ongoing genocide and killing of more than 4 thousand Palestinian children in Gaza. But it is the wrong policy of the USA that is mainly to blame for the Islamic terrorism in West Asia.
Khaled Abou El Fadl rightly said, “The people in the United States don’t like to hear it, but puritanical Islam has been on the rise because of our unequivocal policy of absolute support for Israel, regardless of what Israel does – even if they invade Lebanon and bombard a major city like Beirut, full of civilians. Israel has atomic bombs, but we go nuts if any Arab country or Iran develops even nuclear capabilities.” The people of Palestine must get their legitimate right to national independence and sovereignty without further delay.
Sujit De, Kolkata