On Solidarity Against Israel’s Attack of the Palestinian People in Gaza – Dr. Mads Gilbert

Dr. Mads Gilbert makes a powerful case for global solidarity against Israel’s callous, criminal attack of the Palestinian people in Gaza.

Some quotes:

‘It was a hell of death and horror and bombing of such brutality as I have never experienced before. A kind of blind, evil rage that that increased forever, day and night.’

‘Is it tunnels they hunt? is it terrorists? No, it is the Palestinian people, it is the Palestinian family – it is the Palestinian “sumud”, steadfastness and perservance. “We will not submit to the occupier” they say.’

‘We do not want to kill, they say, but we will not surrender and submit to the occupation and become a slave people. We will not be a slave people.’

‘This is a racial segregation system implemented with such brutality that it is difficult to understand how it can continue.’

‘Obama says “Israel has the right to defend itself”. The US and Israel have taken the words hostage. “Attack” is turned into “defense”, “defense” has become “attack”. “Liberator” has become “terrorist”, “terrorist” has become “liberator”. We have to reclaim the words now, calibrate our language use appropriate words. This is a liberation struggle, it is completely legitimate, and it is a civilian population doing its best to protect itself from one of the world’s most brutal occupation forces.”‘

‘This is extermination of whole families … They take them out, family by family just to break the backbone of resistance in the rest of the people. “If you resist we kill not only you, but we will kill your entire family!”‘

‘The Heart of the Earth beats in Gaza now. It bleeds, but it beats and it beats for us all. The Palestinian people’s resistance in Gaza is admirable, it is fair, and it is a struggle for all of us. We do not want a world where raw power can be abused, to kill those who struggle for justice. We do not want such a world.’

‘Get involved in the BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. It is really taking off in the USA. Israel is more isolated than ever politically and it deserves to be. Israel will become more isolated politically. Through legal, peaceful political means, Israel will be compelled to abandon the occupation of Palestine. They should be forced to give the Palestinian people a fair future. Like we all want!’