Musab Iqbal - London
Few young men and women gathered near Israel Embassy, in anger, were shouting slogans against the recent move of Israel government to displace thousands. In High Street Kensington when the sun was cold and hands were in the pocket to find warmth, protestors stood together with their hands defying the coldness of brutality with anger of conscience.
As part of day of rage against the proposed plan of confiscating land, activists all over the world raised their voice against this illegitimate action of Israel. A letter opposing this forcible removal, more than 50 public figures in Britain which includes high-profile artists, musicians and writers, have put their names and condemned this action by calling it ethnic cleansing. The Guardian quoted actor David Calder saying that "The Israeli state not only practices apartheid against the Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories but it seems they have no hesitation in practicing apartheid on their own citizens – in this instance, the Bedouins. When is the west going to find these actions intolerable?"
The London protest attended by various Palestine solidarity groups, students from different universities and Jews group standing against the Zionist occupation.
The Prawer plan aims to confiscate 85,000 hectares of land which will result in expulsion of over 70,000 Bedouins and it will come with the destruction of around 35 unrecognized villages. France earlier has condemned
Recent moves of Israeli government make new settlement.
Israel claims that this plan, which is named after the head of a government commission, Ehud Prawer will bring economic development in Negev desert.
The pamphlets were distributed to pedestrians and those who asked more were served with more information. The Palestine flag amidst the very heart of British nation was narrating the story of how global powers conspired this farce and created a state at the cost of human life, dignity and freedom.
Few enthusiastic youngsters from different nation expressed their anger and passion for struggle. ‘End the Brutality, Shut down the Embassy’ ‘five. six. seven. eight, Israel is a racist state’ ‘war criminals, in the building’ and the slogans for the freedom of Palestine rocked for few hours in front of the embassy.
I have attended many protests and particularly against Israel and remain cynical about protests in general, each time I return from a protest I wonder what it served, even with unsatisfactory answers I believe these protests bring our energy together specially in times each individual’s life is modulated in a way that to feel for other is not easy and to fight for it is much more difficult. The protest for Palestinian rights always comes with an energy, hope and spark of resistance.
Can the world power stop the brutal oppression by the Israeli state, perhaps not, what can really challenge the power and all power of time is the sense of suffering and empathy, a perpetual protest against the giant mechanics of propaganda, an anger backed by our sanity and sense of humanity.Last Mod: 01 Aralık 2013, 12:25