by Jonathan Azaziah
Jummah Mubarak to all you defiant and dauntless Mouqawamists. My supplications today are with occupied Palestine, the most oppressed nation on Earth, and its more than 1,500 hunger strikers rising up in the usurping ‘Israeli’ entity’s dungeons. Over 500 officials of Islamic Jihad have now joined in yet another Revolution of Empty Stomachs from besieged Gaza. A general walkout has been carried out in the West Bank, with schools, business and public transportation shutting down as solidarity spreads. The ’48 Lands will follow any moment now and the long-awaited Third Intifada just may be upon us if any of the starving moujahideen achieve martyrdom, including leader Marwan Barghouti. The Falasteeni prisoners are united, as activists from Fatah, Hamas, the PFLP, the DFLP, Islamic Jihad and the PRC are depriving themselves of food together in full rejection of the Zionist enemy and its barbarity. Their land stolen, their homes destroyed, their culture appropriated, their families broken, their olive trees burned, their weapons taken but their wills and their spirits, their hearts and their souls, UNMOVED. That is Palestine.
And what are the “civilian” Jewish occupiers doing whilst their IOF coreligionist brethren engage in this most savage repression?! Why, they’re barbecuing–uh-huh, you read that correctly–BARBECUING right outside where the Palestinian captives are hunger striking! This is a recurring pattern with the Zionist bacteria who comprise the occupation regime. When the criminal ‘Israeli’ Air Force was murderously bombing Gaza in ’14, there were Jewish colonists eating popcorn and hot dogs on hilltops to watch the slaughter. When Palestinian children are killed, ‘Israeli’ social media is rife with celebration and borderline orgasmic glee in which they are demanding more “Ishmaelite-Amalekite” blood to be spilled. When the PFLP’s Abou Ali Moustafa (R.A.) and Sheikh Ahmad Yassin (R.A.) of Hamas were assassinated, ‘Israelis’ handed out sweets in the streets. It is part of the official ‘Israeli’ hasbara lexicon to accuse Palestinians specifically but Arabs and Muslims at large of having a “culture of death” but it is they, in fact, who are the ones whose religion, whose society, whose politics and whose “culture” revolve around inflicting pain, death and destruction on those they’ve colonized and subsequently rejoicing in it. What better solution for death-worshipers such as the occupying, usurping Jewish supremacists than the death of their filthy project called ‘Israel’? Make no mistake, death to ‘Israel’ and ONLY death to ‘Israel’ will stop these Halakhic-Talmudic maniacs–pun intended here–DEAD in their demonic tracks.
As we are in the midst of a several-day-stretch that will see the birthdays of Lady Zaynab (A.S.), Imam Hussein (A.S.) and Abou Fadhl al-Abbas (A.S.), lessons from their transcendent lives should be applied to the Palestinian cause and its strugglers. Let us remember that though the oppression Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) endured on the sands of Karbala was severe–more severe than anything seen before in history–they stuck to their faith and over the centuries, their resistance has burned onward in the hearts of their acolytes, transforming continents and laying waste to empires. The Karbala of today is Palestine. And we mustn’t accept anything less than total victory over the Yahoudling interlopers just as Imam Hussein (A.S.) was totally victorious over Yazid (L.A.) with the achievement of his sanctified sacrifice. We remember Samer Issawi. We remember Khader Adnan. We remember Hana al-Shalabi. We remember Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh, Hasan Safadi and Omar Abu Shalal, Mohammad al-Taj, Ja’far Ezzedine and Mahmoud Sarsak. May their heroics be the guiding lights to the hunger strikers of today because Resistance is the only language the enemy responds to. Shi’at al-Ali are with you ’till liberation o’ Falasteeni warriors! And not just from your prison cells… But from the tyranny of Zionism and its putrefaction of your holy land. DEATH TO ‘ISRAEL’!