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Living Dead

12 Jul

As the world silently stands and stares at horrid events unfolding in Gaza, the inability of major powers to speak against one of their own is telling. Their ethics that dictate human rights, their codes that regulate the sanctity of human life are but founded on hypocrisy.

Where children of Palestine matter, but matter much less than children of Israel, the equation speaks of unending barbarity that the unfortunate people of Palestine are a subject to. These are not soldiers partaking in any battle, these are harmless, undefended and unarmed citizens whose only crime was to be born in this hell hole. Exposed to Israel’s wrath, the tragedy that is Palestine continues to sadden as the world becomes its audience.

Israel cannot be expected to make peace. This is evident from their actions constituting senseless carnage of Palestinians over petty issues. One-state solution, two-state solution, these peace initiatives are for the academics to discuss and debate. They do not concern Netanyahu administration, nor do they believe in such fantasy. Even the efforts of Israel’s allies i.e. US have borne no fruits in lulling the abhorrence which Israel fosters for the people of Palestine.
It is then no wonder that Israel has effectively become a threat to the world peace. A country that cannot stay firm on a peace course and regularly, with impunity, recourses to violence and crimes against humanity should not be trusted to uphold peace. A country that feels that bombing schools, mosques, houses and hospitals is the essential part of its ‘response’ to Palestinian threat must have delirious minds at the helm of affairs; which, by default, make it an irresponsible state. It is armed with one of the most advanced military technologies only to slaughter the innocents as cannon fodder. One begins to wonder if such a state really should ever had a right to exist. By such actions, Israel vindicates the hatred that many countries feel towards its existence. As if there wasn’t enough hatred in this world.

There are no go-to fixes for this problem. It has persisted for decades and even the best brains of the world could not crack this puzzle. But hostilities must cease. No one has ever asked Israel to love Palestine. Rather, it should stop fiddling with the peace of Middle East which is already marred by Arab Spring after effects.
For this achieve, the world must step up. Super powers are keen to fight for their interests, but they must show some spine and dissuade Israel from trespassing limits of human irrationality and insensitivity. A country that houses less population than New York must not be allowed to hold hostage the whole world while it loots and plunders whoever it wants, whatever it wants. The world must let itself to be slaked by false assurances of Israel of which it shows little regard. It is time for the world to come of age.