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January 04, 2009

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American Muse

I am very tired of the western media and its brainwashed zombies referring to the brave Palestinian people and their resistance as “Hamas” and the brutal Israeli colonizers as “Israel”. This is a sneeky attemt to delegitimize Hamas which is the authentic government elected by a large majority of the Palestinian people. The conspiracy to dub Hamas as “terrorist”, and thereby the Palestinian people, is despicable. The fight is between Palestine and Israel, not between Hamas and Israel.

The London Economist had a leader (”The hundred years’ war”, January 10), which says much regarding the conflict in Palestine, but remains discreetly silent about issues that Israel uses to justify its assault and murder of the hapless Palestinians in Gaza. Hamas was handsomely elected to govern by a very transparent democratic mandate of the Palestinian people. The Israeli screed of demonizing Hamas as a “terrorist” organization, despite the legitimacy bestowed on it by an open election, is just that — demonization. The repeated refrain that “Israel has a right to defend itself” is both gratuitous and misleading. Defend itself from what? There is no right for an occupying power to defend its occupation. An occupied people, however, do have a right to resist occupation.

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