It was exactly a week ago when Hezbollah ( the army of Allah) the armed group fighting with Israel for independence of Palestinian state, kidnapped two Israeli soldiers just as Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas was preparing for the elections which could have pave the way to recognized the state of Israel right to exist.
Why Hezbollah do such a thing when an election process could have started a new beginning in the Middle East? It is believed that they were against the recognition of Israel.
The conflict of Israeli-Palestinian is almost 53 years old since the creation of state of Israel with the support of USA in 1942 , which is been a long supporter of Israel providing all financial and military help to Jewish state. The most heartening events are that Israel occupied almost all the Palestinian lands and declare as part of Israel. The war of the Israel with Egypt and Syria in 1962 resulted in Golan Heights and many more land go into Israeli hands.
It is true and a fact that when any country is invaded and occupied that are always some groups stood up to fight the invader, the names of Hamas and Hezbollah Al-Aqsa Brigade and Fateh Movement and Group founded by late Yaseer Arafat PLO ( Palestinian Liberation Organization) are few examples of such freedom fighters. They are now-a day knows as Terrorist groups. The Palestinian people are now living in refugee camps desperately looking after the other Muslim countries to get some support, although many Muslim countries have supported Palestinian but words are not enough for them.
As the day turns into night and night into days the Palestinians struggle to survive continues who are living in poverty and in ever-worsening living conditions, as a sign of frustration they are now ready to do anything to survive.
It is very sad that Muslims leaders are helpless in providing them any support with only few countries practically providing them financially and moral support. When ever there any incidents happens Israeli soldiers pick up all the youngsters and put them in jails and many families struggle without their husbands and sons.
It is so sad that the occupiers are called as legitimate Government and those who has right to live in their land are forced to live in refugees camps and are called “Muslim Terrorists”. To be honest nobody wants to be called with such a name since it hurts every Muslims feeling.
Let me recall when Timothy Mc Veigh the man who destroyed Oklahoma building was charged under terrorism act but media never called him “Christian Terrorist” then why Muslims religion comes in any sort of incidents. The media must change their attitude towards Muslims and Islam.
Another sad thing is that Muslims leaders remain quiet against the aggression of Israel in Lebanon and they have no feelings and still call them selves as true Muslims how shameful is this for all the Muslims. It is a kind of a message by this leaders that “It is you who are in trouble so you and your God go and fight” just like when Hazrat Mosa asked his nation to fight and he got the reply from his people that we are not going to fight “You and your God go and fight”.
Many people criticize the comments of Prime Minister in which he openly show his support and totally ignoring the rights of Palestinian , but why we should feel bad when our own Muslims are ignorant and defiance in the current situation. OIC and other Muslims organizations failed to do anything and even when they come to discuss any Muslim issues they either have differences among themselves or called each other “traitor”. There is no unity among Muslims at all so what can we expect from others.
Even when OIC calls for a meeting for example 20 Muslim countries, only 10 arrives because of differences and those 10 leaders sits in the meeting room stare each other with suspicious as they don’t know which one is a poodle and pass the info to spy agency and then when the meetings get underway with the recitation of Holy Quran they talked about the Kashmir, Palestinian, offer prayers and meeting is over”.
Now where we stand as a Muslim and who are our supporters, the answer is “Nobody” except Allah now the question is when the Allah’s help will come only then these Muslims will do something. If the Muslims leaders could have been sincere in Palestinian struggle this issue could have been resolved long time ago, having said this one should also not forget that it doesn’t mean that Israel should be destroyed wiped out of the world map as many fighting group thinks but only territories have to be determined to solve the issue.
Israel has right to exist once they leave the occupied lands of Palestinians and Palestinians must also show tolerance and patient in living side by side with Israel and It is a sincere hope that this long running issue will resolved..
My opinion of solving this issue is that Israel must leave occupied lands and in return Palestinian must recognized Israel and stop their attacking campaign against Israel. It will be a great relief on humanity if this day comes and this unnecessary war comes to an end.
Let me also clarify the meaning of Jihad as this name has been taken by many western countries as a act of terrorism allowed in Islam to kill non-Muslims, well this is totally wrong understanding of the name of Jihad , it is actually mean to response to any aggression by the invader.
On 11 September ,1982 Who forgot when Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon also known as Bulldozer killed so many innocent Palestinian women and children when he ordered attack on sh*tla camps in the name of “ War on Terrorism”.
This date is also a coincidence when the WTC buildings were destroyed in New York, USA on 11 September 2001. Now instead of expressing solidarity with the Muslims, people around the world are now cursing Muslims for so–called “Terrorist attack” on Washington and New York.
I wrote a poem as a Tribute to Palestinian struggle called “The heart which loves nobody”
The Heart which loves nobody
How far can we go to define terrorism?
Whether it is an act of heroism?
Or a devil’s mind that thinks evil
as their way of life of death and destruction
the meaning of JIHAD has been defined
to defend yourself against the aggression
There is no life for the Palestinians
Who are living for so long under occupation?
They see no hope and no future at all
Their life is only devastation
When the one’s life is ruined in such a way
He began to think in state of mind of frustration
He is deeply disturb by the surroundings
His family members who are killed mercilessness
His heart replaces with hate revenge and ammunitions
And the bombing starts as an act of desperation
With every human blood spill in such a way
It is mass killing of a whole civilization
With the death, destruction, and frustration grows
Will there ever be peace? Will there ever be a conclusion
Wasi Siddiqui ( copy right 2006)