Mazin Qumsiyeh – The Wall… ask Israel …

by Mazin Qumsiyeh, 28 January 2017. Donald Trump in explaining how effective “the wall”
between Mexico and the US would be said to “ask Israel”. This is one liar
asking us to ask another liar! The facts are very clear:
-After most of the residents were ethnically cleansed, a
temporary wall of fences was built around remaining 3500 Palestinians in
Al-Majdal to starve them until they agreed to leave ‘voluntarily’ in 1951 (long
after the end of the 1948 war).  The city
was renamed Ashqelon -The wall around Gaza was completed before even the first
Palestinian suicide bombings started and it was a clear failure. Hundreds of
tunnels were dug underneath and used to transport everything from people to
camels to cars.
-The wall in the West Bank was less than 25% complete
when Hamas made a political decision to stop bombings and run for elections in
2006.  Hamas held to its end of this even
though they were not allowed to govern after being elected.
-The International Court of Justice ruled the wall
illegal since it is built in the occupied areas (just like the Israeli colonies
are illegal and subject to 4th Geneva convention) -Even today in 2017, the wall
is actually less than 70% complete; nearly
10,000 Palestinians cross to the Israeli side without
Israeli permission to work DAILY and so any person interested in doing violence
could do it -The wall zigzags in ways clearly intended to capture maximum
agricultural lands and natural resources instead of being more secure
straighter lines in most of its currently built course. (what Zionists call
‘maximum geography with minimum demography’) -The Israeli wall was slated to
cost $2.5 billion and be finished in three years and here we are 14 years later
and it cost $8 billion and is not even finished yet! Imagine the US wall
(expected to cost $15-20 billion but will cost 3-4 times more). US taxpayers
are already burdened with $20 trillion public debt (roughly $60,000 for each of
us) -There are Palestinians on both sides of the wall (hundreds of thousands on
the so called “Israeli side”). There are also Israelis on both sides
of it.
Thus, it cannot be a security issue.
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Philosophically and morally, I find walls repugnant. Some
who support them say you have to be realistic and accept our divisive human
nature and look to protect “our country”. But history tells us that
nationalism and protectionism lead to catastrophe. You cannot have it both
ways: think of your-self as morally superior while also thinking of ‘countries’
and ‘nations’ as fighting in a zero sum game. Actually the competition itself
maybe the only zero-sum when you are thinking of sates. The latest spat created
by Trump with Mexico will hurt both countries. Trump and his Zionist handlers
are also trying to prop-up India (as a balance to Islamic countries); see
appointment of the only Indian-American in Trump’s cabinet (Nikki Haley, ardent
Israeli apologist). This will surely also backfire hurting India, USA, and
Islamic countries (opening more roads to Daesh and its like minded terror
groups to recruit).  It is exactly like
when Zionists pushed for the US war on Iraq that damaged Iraq but also damaged
the US ($3 trillion cost and thousands of American lives) and Israel (because
removing Saddam strengthened Lebanon, Hizbollah, Syria, and Iran).
China will come out a winner because it is working to
keep good relations with everyone.