Yossi Schwartz ISL the RCIT section in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 27.9.2022
Weeks ago we wrote that the armed Palestinians uprising is beginning. Since then we have seen the growing armed resistance that the Zionists call terrorism was intensified in Jenin and Nablus. Now we see that East Jerusalem has joined the armed resistance.
“Fiery skirmishes reported in East Jerusalem as Rosh Hashanah starts. Fireworks launched at Border Police as blazes break out in Silwan neighborhoo…Violence broke out between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in East Jerusalem on Sunday night, shortly after the start of the Rosh Hashanah holiday….It wasn’t immediately clear what set off the confrontations, which came with police and the army on high alert in Jerusalem and the West Bank. There were no reports of injuries….In another incident, Army Radio said attackers hurled improvised explosives at a military checkpoint near Jenin in the West Bank as army chief Aviv Kohavi celebrated Rosh Hashanah with troops nearby…Dozens of Palestinians have been killed, making 2022 the deadliest year in the territory since 2015. Most, but not all, of the Palestinians killed have been wanted terrorists or young men and teenagers violently confronting soldiers, including throwing stones, firebombs or opening fire….Israeli security officials have warned in recent months that the Palestinian Authority, controlled by Hamas rival Fatah, is losing control of the northern West Bank”. (1)
Calling freedom fighters terrorists is not unique to the Zionists. The Nazis and their supporters called the Italian, Jewish, Yugoslav partisan terrorists. The racist regime of South Africa called the blacks armed resistance terror.
“Is the Italian Partisan in the Second World War a hero or a terrorist? Until a few years ago the question would not have been debated. Most agreed that the Partisan was a hero fighting to free his country of the brutal invader who, through the use of terror, had transformed his independent people into quasi-slaves with no say in their government lives, or personal behavior. It was during the summer of 2007, at a café in Marina di Pisathat a group of local patrons carried out a heated debate regarding a pending commemoration of the Resistance movement. The debate was over which Partisangroup truly deserved to be recognized for an act of sabotage in the city of Pisa. The discussion was passionate, as is typical of any Italian political or sports debate, and while the volume continued to escalate and men continued to promote which group theybelieved to be the true heroes” (2)
“The term ‘terrorism’ is problematic. On many occasions it is the right description for obscene acts of violence perpetrated against civilians, such as the June 2021 attack in Burkina Faso. But it is also true that, throughout the 20th century, weak, corrupt, and colonial regimes branded opponents ‘terrorists’ as a way to delegitimize their objectives…In Africa especially, colonial powers labelled independence movements as terrorists to retain power, demonize their adversaries, and justify the use of extreme retaliatory measures. This was true of the French authorities in Algeria, the British in Kenya during the 1950s, the Rhodesian government during the 1970s, and the South African Apartheid regime” (3)
“In his 1977 book, Guerrilla: A Historical and Critical Study, Walter Laqueur claims that partisan warfare in Yugoslavia had received complete and comprehensive documentation but that a number of essential questions had not yet been answered. However, his work deals mostly with partisan warfare and the rise to power of Josip Broz Tito who tried to unify all the peoples of Yugoslavia against the Germans, their Italian allies (until the autumn of 1943), and the Croats. Partisan warfare in Yugoslavia began in July 1941 with the call by Tito for a general uprising. The Germans regarded the partisans, whom they called gangsters and bandits, as a serious danger, and began a series of large assaults against their strongholds” (4)
“This article deals with the history of Jewish partisans during the Second World War, with the general aim of encouraging further research into the subject. Despite the facts that partisan activity was a significant part of the war experience for Jews, and an important dimension of the conduct of the war against the Third Reich and its accomplices, the history of Jewish partisans occupies only a minute portion of Holocaust and World War II historiography. This article analyses the treatment of Jewish partisans from the perspective of the Nazi perpetrators, while also seeking to shed light on the evolving self-perceptions of the partisans themselves. The focus is the Nazi categorization of the Jewish partisans as ‘criminals’, equating them with ‘bandits’ and ‘plunderers’. In large part, this accusation shaped Nazi actions and simultaneously played a critical role in the partisans’ imagination of, and construction of their own identity as ‘Jewish fighters‘” (5)
“The slave owners called black slaves rebellions terrorism. The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967), a novel by William Styron, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1968. It tells the story of Nat Turner’s Rebellion, also known as the Southampton Insurrection, was a rebellion of enslaved Virginians that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, in August 1831 led by Nat Turner. The rebels killed between 55 and 65 people, at least 51 of whom were White. The rebellion was effectively suppressed within a few days, at Belmont Plantation on the morning of August 23, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two months afterwards.
There was widespread fear in the aftermath, and militias organized in retaliation to the rebels. Approximately 120 enslaved people and free African Americans were killed by militias and mobs in the area. The Commonwealth of Virginia later executed an additional 56 enslaved people accused of being part of the rebellion, including Turner himself; many Black people who had not participated were also persecuted in the frenzy. Because Turner had been educated and literate as well as a popular preacher, state legislatures subsequently passed new laws prohibiting education of enslaved people and free Black people, restricting rights of assembly and other civil liberties for free Black people, and requiring White ministers to be present at all worship services” (6)
The British imperialists called the armed resistance in India terror.
“In the center of a busy Calcutta roundabout stands a 12-foot bronze statue of a celebrated freedom fighter, hanged by the British in 1909. The British called this man, and others in a violent nationalist movement trying to force the British from India, “gentleman terrorists” because of their education and high caste status” (7)
The Zionists who call the Palestinians freedom fighters terrorists “forget” to mention that 3 PM of Israel (Ben Gurion, Begin and Shamir) were responsible for terrorist macaque of unarmed Palestinians, and that the state of Israel is responsible for state terrorism against civilians including many children.
Down with the Zionist apartheid from the river to the sea!
For a Palestine socialist and free from the river to the sea!