Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Mr. Sakhinini is someone I met through free Palestine discussion list, I like what he wrote below and with his permission I'm excerpting the passage he wrote below.


On 28 September 2000, Ariel Sharon, the butcher of Sabra and Shatila, made a provocative visit to Haram al Sharif in Jerusalem, which sparked what became to be known as the “Second Intifada”.

The “Second Intifada” was neither Second nor First. It was part and a parcel of a continuous resistance to the Zionist project in Palestine. It is part and parcel of the conflict that started with the arrival of the pioneer colonial settlers in 1882 and is still going on to this date.

There are two parties to this conflict. On the one hand, we have a racist colonial movement that was, and still is, supported with the Imperialist powers of the West. On the second hand, we have a people attached to their land and would never stop their struggle until their full human rights are restored to them and until the Refugees, who were ethnically cleansed from Palestine, Return to the homes and lands that were stolen from them.

It is a long, sad and bitter story that would be summarized in a number of short messages to follow.

Nizar Sakhnini, 28 September 2005

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