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The kidnapping of a nation

When it comes to Zionists, all forms of logic are disregarded and the world is turned upside down: right becomes wrong and wrong becomes right; justice becomes injustice and injustice becomes justice; the victim is seen as the oppressor and the oppressor is seen as the victim; the kidnapped becomes the kidnapper while the kidnapper becomes the kidnapped.

In every stage of history, there is a force that determines moral standards and adjusts them according to its own moral compass. Today, though, we see Palestinian officials sharing our blood assuming a moral code closer to the Zionists' standards rather than the truth and justice believed in by their own people.

In this warped world view, the Israeli army has the right to punish millions of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza and to besiege them and isolate them from the outside world. It has the right to raid and violate the sanctity of thousands of homes, frightening the residents; and it has the right to arrest hundreds of Palestinians and torture them in the most brutal manner. The army also has the right to displace Palestinians from their cities and bomb whomsoever it wants, whenever it wants, and wherever it wants. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah says, "Excuse them; they are very angry." Because of this, PA security forces abandoned the streets of the West Bank, leaving them free for the "angry" Israeli soldiers.

The crime committed by the resistance is that it kidnapped three settlers, while no one holds the Zionists accountable for kidnapping an entire nation. They have besieged an entire nation in Gaza and deprive the people from everything. They have shut down the West Bank, cut if off from the world, raided its homes and violated its sanctities.

The kidnapping of three illegal occupiers has moved the world, but the kidnapping of an entire nation has not even caused that nation's politicians to stir.

Translated from Assabeel newspaper 18 June 2014

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