TEHRAN (Iran News) – British, the Godfather of Zionists. As long as the West supports vehemently the Zionists, this illegal and usurping regime will continue its crimes regardless of any resolution adopted by the United Nations against it because they are well aware that the U.N.’s resolution against them should not be taken seriously because of being toothless.
On Friday and in an unexpected move but it seems on the occasion of the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the British government announced that it intended to label Hamas “a terrorist organization” on Friday. British Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Twitter that she had “acted to proscribe Hamas in its entirety” as the military wing of the resistance movement has been banned in the UK since 2001. The ban, which requires parliamentary approval, would make it illegal in Britain to be a member of Hamas or to express support for the movement, with a maximum penalty of 14 years in jail.
This British move faced protests and strong reactions by the Muslim states and Palestinians but it pleased the Zionists who saw the British support of them publicly. Of course the move was unexpected but it was not strange because everybody is well aware of the history of the emergence of the Zionist regime as this regime was almost created by the British.
The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government in 1917 during the First World War, which laid the foundations for the entity of Israel. The declaration is seen as a catalyst for the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe) where more than 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes. The Balfour Declaration came in the form of a letter from Britain’s then-foreign secretary, Arthur Balfour, addressed to Lionel Walter Rothschild, a figurehead of the British Jewish community. It was published on November 2, 1917.
So Priti’s announcement was not strange but it was somewhat strange because of timing of its announcement while the world is trying to solve the Palestinian issue.
The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas has decried the British government’s decision to designate the group “a terrorist organization” as “continued aggression” on Palestinians and their rights. In a press release on Friday, Hamas said, “Unfortunately, Britain continues with its old delusion, supporting the aggressors at the expense of the victims, instead of apologizing and fixing its historical sin against the Palestinian people,” referring to the Balfour Declaration and the British mandate that handed over Palestinian lands to the Zionist movement.
The British move demonstrates the occupying regime’s attempts to criminalize the struggle of the Palestinian people and therefore the regime needs public support of its mentors like UK and the West.
Unfortunately the passiveness of the international bodies like the United Nations and indifference of the Western states have emboldened the Zionists to continue their crimes while the world is watching their atrocities.
On Thursday the United Nations has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution, which grants Palestinians permanent sovereignty over their natural resources in the Israeli-occupied territories, including East al-Quds.
The Economic and Financial Committee of the UN General Assembly, also known as the Second Committee, endorsed a draft resolution entitled “Permanent Sovereignty of the Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East al-Quds, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” by 157-7 votes, with 14 abstentions.
But we can realize by seeing the result of this resolution that although majority of the world supports Palestinians, the U.S. and UK are the main supporters and godfathers of the Zionists as they can veto any resolution against the occupying regime. So such resolutions are waste of time and energy and the world needs a united but effective stance to resolve the Palestinian issue and pushing back the Zionists.
As long as the West’s support from the Zionists continues, the Palestinian issue will not be resolved and Palestinians themselves should fight for their lands and they should not wait for any help from the Western-oriented bodies which are under influence of political and financial power of the West.
There are only two solutions for this saga: one is diplomatic and peaceful which is to hold a referendum and to observe the public opinion and the second solution is to fight till dead to save the lands from the hands of usurpers and currently it seems Palestinians have no option but to continue their intifada (Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation) and struggle against the Zionists unless the West and the Zionists come to their senses for choosing the diplomatic and peaceful solution.