The Nakba: Israel’s Catastrophe

A cartoon by Naji Al-Ali.

By Vacy Vlazna

“By military force, the Jewish forces conquered 78% of Palestine in 1948 and depopulated 675 towns and villages, leaving only 15% of its Palestinian citizens under the rule of the Jewish forces. This area of Palestine was called Israel.” — Salman Abu Sitta

The Palestinian Nakba is a catastrophe for the Jewish colonists and their descendants: it transformed the once decent surviving victims of European anti-Semitism and the Holocaust into terrorists, killers, thieves, racists, and liars – into the mirror image of their persecutors. And the same perverted brush tainted the UN and Western governments as collaborators of the sickest and most sadistic society in the world.

The 1947- 48 Nakba or ‘Catastrophe’ was the execution of the systematic and savage terrorism set out in Plan Dalet with the clear purpose of ethnic cleansing Palestine of indigenous Palestinians in the Zionist quest for Lebensraum. This land expansionism extends from the Nile to the Euphrates Rivers for the benefit of Yahweh’s chosen racists (Genesis 15:18). In reality, it is a Zionist imperial policy of racial restructuring of the Middle East (supplanting Arabs with Europeans) beginning with a Jewish state of Israel.

Over 700,000 terrified Palestinians stripped of belongings, money, homes, orchards, livestock, land, fleeing massacres by the merciless Jewish militia were forcibly expelled and rendered, for 67 years, stateless refugees packed into 59 ghettos in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza: refugees who hold fast to the love of and the keys of their family homes rooted in the ancient genealogical soil of their Palestine. Their homes were either destroyed or squatted in by Jewish trespassers morally impervious to the wretched exile of the owners:

“My great grandfather’s house (Ismail Mahmoud Khalil al-Najjar) in upper Lifta/Jerusalem (summer 2013), still standing, occupied by Jews. His grave is said to be somewhere on the premises behind the house…

“And it is unforgivable…Lifta stands in ruins and preserved only as a “heritage” site while its inhabitants and their descendants, some of whom are right there in Jerusalem, pass by it and can only look on it with incredulity and rage.” — Rima Najjar

Today is Nakba Day, as was yesterday and all days back to the 1922 British Mandate with its broken legal obligations to hold Palestine in trust until independence.

Daily, the Zionist war crimes of illegal demolitions, evictions and squatting in Palestinian homes occur. The imposed torture of fear, stress and loss the Palestinian families is unimaginably cruel.

On May 4, 2015, the Zionist court ordered the removal of the Bedouin village of Susiya in southern Al Khalil. On May 5, 2015, the village of al-Araqib that has been razed 83 times on its traditional Bedouin land was ordered to pay $500,000 to cover the cost of the demolitions! The degradation of mind that inflicts such abhorrent extortion on victims hasn’t existed since the Third Reich.

In 2014 alone, in the West Bank, 493 Palestinian facilities were demolished in acts of state terrorism and there are 11,000 demolition orders pending.

Such orders are reminiscent of the Nazi ‘Property Confiscation Order’ which goes a long way to explain the arrogant mindset of Zionists indecently living in the confiscated homes and lands of the now 7.2 million Palestinians denied their inalienable Right of Return by successive Zionist governments.

Meanwhile aliyah– immigration to Israel, is accorded to all Jews mainly attracting rabid radicalized messianic bigots from the USA who are housed in the illegal parasitic colonies that leech the land and livelihoods of the ethnic Palestinians.

These colonial terrorists constitute the vanguard of the 400,000 illegal armed settler militias that, with 100% state impunity, threaten farmers, uproot olive trees and orchards, close farmland to Palestinian owners, level Palestinian agricultural lands, consume two thirds of Palestinian water, dump solid waste next to Palestinian villages, throw their faeces and urine on Palestinians, vandalize cemeteries, mosques and churches, torch cars, steal artefacts from historic and archeological sites, damage water and electricity infrastructure, purposely hit-and-run Palestinians including children, harass schoolchildren, physically assault and kill. In a decent society, the deranged perpetrators of this endemic criminality would be locked up in mental institutions.

Inevitably, this racist extremism also contaminates the Zionist werhmacht (military) similar to the ‘disturbing sense’ of enjoyment’ and sport that British intelligence catalogued in the recorded war experiences of Nazi soldiers. On May 4, 2015, Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO, published a report, This is how we fought in Gaza, on the horrific testimonies of ’shoot to kill’ atrocities and war crimes- revenge and random shelling, by Israeli soldiers during the Zionist 51 day blitzkrieg on the captive population of Gaza:

‘If you shoot someone in Gaza it’s cool, no big deal.’ p55

‘Those guys were trigger happy, totally crazy.’ p83

‘Your morals get a bit lost and you sort of lose it, and it also becomes a bit like a computer game, totally cool and real.’ p101

‘It was just for kicks – the sort of fun you have at a shooting range.’ p136

‘Running over a car is sort of the wet dream of every guy in a tank crew, of every tank driver, more or less…I wasn’t thinking to myself, “Hmm, someone might need that car now.” p147

‘There were a lot of people there who really hate Arabs. Really, really hate Arabs. You could see the hate in their eyes.’ p156

“Did you ever kill somebody, or not?” …most people in our society consider that to be a badge of honor. So everybody wants to come out of there with that feeling of satisfaction…We have guys in our company walking around with X’s marked on their straps, it’s a sort of culture.’ p237

Zionist children are warped and twisted by psychological child abuse from birth – they are ingrained with a victim mentality from the perpetual fear of a future holocaust. This learned paranoia is overlaid with a national superiority and Arabhass (hate) which foments hostility and aggression perfect for their military destiny as killing machines- inhuman robots in which the civilizing forces of compassion and respect for the Other are castrated.

Mandatory conscription, bar few exceptions, means that every citizen is a soldier supplying Israel with an eternal army of blasé child-killers and abusers.

The children of the Israelites, outfitted in tactical assault gear, can casually shoot a teenager, truss him and let him bleed to death; they directly targeted children in drone strikes; they can fire shells that slaughter instantly four little boys playing football on the beach; they cooly load shells of illegal white phosphorous that inflict vicious burns on the tender bodies of Gazan children; they conduct gestapo night raids tearing terrified Palestinian children out of beds for throwing stones against armored jeeps; they routinely torture Palestinian children in detention; they ensure no Palestinian child is safe.

Not only is Israel a military society with a normalization of atrocities and barbaric cruelty, it is a military economy. It’s revenues are boosted by testing its high-tech weaponry on living innocent subjects in a locked laboratory called Gaza where the Zionists control land and sea borders. The world was shocked by Nazi experiments on human beings, but Palestinian families, dead, maimed, traumatized, and hundreds of thousands homeless by pulverizing bombardments, boost Israeli profits from sales to keen western and eastern governments.

To mask their crimes, in cahoots with Western mainstream media, notably Foxnews, CNN, BBC, the Zionists spew out endlessly regurgitated Goebbelsian hasbara (propaganda):

Israel is a victim-Lie; Israel is a democratic state-Lie; Israel has the most moral army in the world- Lie. Israel avoids civilian casualties-Lie; Israel is only defending itself- Lie; Palestinians don’t want peace-Lie; criticizing Israel is anti-Semitism-Lie: dissenting Jews are self-hating Jews- Lie; BDS intends to destroy Israel- Lie; The Palestinians are the problem, they started it-Lie…

Lies lies lies ad nauseum that decent people no longer fall for.

In the new Netanyahu coalition government of Likud and Jewish Home (JH), the masks have been ditched for outright racism, warmongering and a Jewish state sans frontières and sans Palestinians.

On March 16, 2015 Netanyahu pronounced, “If I’m elected, there will be no Palestinian state”; Naftali Bennet head of the far-right settler party, JH, now Education minister has rejected a Palestinian state. Eli Ben-Dahan, JH, is now responsible for administering Palestinians whom he denounced as, “beasts, they are not human.” and the Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, JH, called for the genocide of Palestinians. JH MK Yinon Magal said advancing two states is treason. Last year the Knesset’s deputy speaker, Moshe Feiglin, in the midst of Gaza’s devastation, called for the total extermination of all Palestinians in Gaza affiliated with Hamas and the forcible transfer of remaining refugees to concentration camps in Egypt.

The perennial tragedy of the Nakba could have been averted. When rejecting the UN’s illegal partition plan of Palestine, Azzam Pasha, the General Secretary of the Arab League, nobly offered equality between Arab and Jew:

“We are fighting for an Arab Palestine. Whatever the outcome the Arabs will stick to their offer of equal citizenship for Jews in Arab Palestine and let them be as Jewish as they like. In areas where they predominate they will have complete autonomy.”

But Ben Gurion chose the conquest and theft of Palestine, “Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves … politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves… The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country.”

Consequently, Zionists are doomed not to live in a promised land, but doomed to exile in a wasteland of moral stagnation. And like all the invaders of ancient Palestine, they too will pass.

Palestinians, however, wherever they are scattered, live in Palestine:

“Zionists and co will never comprehend….They will never comprehend that it’s a clear-cut case, a hopeless case: it is a case of eternal love, of an unbreakable bond…. It is a case of a people, a land, an identity… it is a case of Palestine, her culture and people…. It is a case of being Palestinian. Zionists and co will never comprehend that it is a hopeless case of eternal love because Palestine is us and we are Palestine.” — Reham Alhelsi

– Dr. Vacy Vlazna is Coordinator of Justice for Palestine Matters. She was Human Rights Advisor to the GAM team in the second round of the Acheh peace talks, Helsinki, February 2005 then withdrew on principle. Vacy was coordinator of the East Timor Justice Lobby as well as serving in East Timor with UNAMET and UNTAET from 1999-2001. She contributed this article to

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