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Israeli war crimes & biased media.

This week, marks the anniversary of the Sabra-Shatila massacre at the hands of the Israelis, which took place in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon between September 16-18 in 1982. Muslims who had fled their homes due to Israel's atrocities, had taken shelter in a refugee camp. At the start of the killings, Israeli Defense Force completely surrounded the camp, and unleashed the massacre of unarmed, innocent Palestinians. Over 3,500 Muslim men, women and children lost their lives in less than three days. Not a mention of this grave anniversary was seen in the media of imperialist countries, which spend hours of air time remembering the victims of 9/11. The tragedy, of the Sabra-Shatila refugee camp was not an isolated incident. Israel continues its oppressive policies against the Palestinians. The blockade of Gaza is still in place, which has made the Gaza strip the biggest prison in the world, where the people are denied basic rights, and continue to be harassed. While Israel continues its oppression, the dictatorial regimes in the Muslim world largely remain silent, with their opposition climax amounting only to a mere OIC condemnation or appeal to the UN which ended up being vetoed by US. However the advent of the Arab spring has queued up long standing dictators for a ride in a broken roller coaster. The geopolitics of the middle-east is rapidly changing, and inching towards what some analysts are describing as a "Caliphate". The possibility of the re-establishment of a Caliphate has already raised eyebrows in many quarters. At the start of this year, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, addressed a policy conference of European Lawmakers, warning of the threat to western civilization by stating: "In the 21st century people speak of Caliphates, of new-found empires, of an ideology that is suited not for the 21st century but for the 9th century. I urge you not to underestimate this threat to our common civilization." Today, it is evident that the masses who have stood up bravely against the tyrant will not sit back and watch the continuation of atrocities by Israel in their neighborhood. It's only a matter of time, before the aspirations of the brave Arabs is materialized by an ideological state. The Caliphate, once established, will be able to galvanize the Muslims far beyond their current national borders, and can swiftly proceed to provide the Palestinians with the security they are yearning for. The media of imperialist countries can be expected to present a biased coverage when it comes to the anniversaries of atrocities committed against innocents, however if cannot hamper the inevitable change that is inching close by the day.

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Publication:Yemen Times (Sana'a, Yemen)
Geographic Code:7ISRA
Date:Oct 24, 2011
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