I had the pleasure of speaking at the recent Palestine memorial week in London. It was on the first anniversary of that evil attack on Gaza during "Operation Cast Lead" in 2008/9. What I found incredible after my presentation was the total lack of knowledge and understanding of some of the main issues concerning Gaza and West Bank.
After my presentation I was inundated with media and members of the public asking questions about the facts that I had presented. My power point presentation appeared to come across in a type of "Shock and Awe" manner which took the audience completely by surprise, whilst at the same time almost left me totally unprepared for such a reaction.
No one really understand that all the assigned international borders in the Gaza offshore area are totally illegal and even those that were assigned under the Oslo Accord have been totally ignored by the Israeli Government. I was even more shocked to see that the people present had no idea of the wealth that is locked up in the Gaza Marine Area and how this became a tool in becoming the reason why Israel attacked Gaza on the 27th of December 2008. To me this was the main reason for the conflict as it was for Iraq and Afghanistan.
I went on to talk about the decimation of the Gaza fishing industry that was once a major source of income and nutrition for the Palestinians. Now we see that the Israeli Navy has not only closed down this valuable industry but has also caused the entire fish stock to be depleted in the immediate vicinity of the coastal strip.
We then covered the topic of the oil and gas reserves in the offshore area and how Israel has successfully manipulated the marine borders to its own advantage. I explained how these impoverished enclaves of Gaza and West Bank are left to survive on international handouts and aid when they have billions of dollars tied up in their own offshore territory. It proved to me that the US, UK and EU governments are hiding this fact and many other serious issues from the main stream public with the added support of all the media controlled outlets.
As my presentation progressed we came to the subject of weapons used by the Israeli IDF and the fact that almost all of them were totally illegal in their application on such a densely populated strip. Even today I see comments regarding the use of White Phosphorus (WP) as being against the Geneva Convention but nothing was said about the us of other weapons such as Flachette and DIME weapons that are also totally illegal. Last but not least was the mother of all crimes when the IDF used weapons containing uranium components on the residents of Gaza and continue to do so. These weapons were imported from the US under a Presidential approved agreement. I may also add at this point that Israel's own IMI also manufacture such weapons
It became so clear to me at this meeting that the public only know what they are told via the various media outlets and such topics are "Taboo" It was also interesting that no media attended from the west and all those that did attend were from such places as China, Iran, Turkey and other Middle East outlets......this alone must put an emphasis on the fact that the media is totally controlled. Maybe we should look at the owners of such media outlets and see a distinct connection between the international banking community, pro US/pro Israeli lobby groups and the notorious Christian and Jewish Zionist organizations who appear to control all aspects of life, especially the political and financial sectors.
When my topic focused on the use of weapons containing uranium components you could feel the change in the atmosphere. Many people were deeply shocked and could not believe that such weapons could be used. At this point I turned towards a group of Jewish supporters, one being a Rabbi and said to them that your country has not only used such weapons but that you have also nuked yourselves in doing so. I explained the consequences of a picture showing four bombs igniting in the strip. I further explained that the photograph was taken on the Israeli border and one can clearly see that the contamination from these weapons passed over the Israeli border with seconds of going off, owing to the strong sea breeze that was blowing at the time.
I listened to a lady in the audience who asked if we were aware of the fact that many political figures in senior position were Jewish and could this create a problem. Jeremy Corbyn an MP with the current Labour Party quickly dispelled the topic and suggested we did not go down this road. This was also supported by a Palestinian member of the panel who supported Corbyn's views.......I however took the microphone and advised the audience that the lady did have a valid point. I said "Maybe we are all not aware that Governments and Political figures are given huge sums of money in their respective election campaigns by the pro Israeli lobbyists" "The Conservative Friends of Israel, The Labour Friends of Israel and the Lib Dems etc all receive much money in return for favours or policies that support Israel"
Another member of the audience asked a question about the ongoing Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank but didn't really get a satisfactory response. Again I asked for the microphone and drew attention to the fact that everyone is talking about the settlements going in but no one is aware that over two thirds of West Bank is totally under the control of the Israeli Government and remains a no go zone for Palestinians. It was very clear that people really do need to read more about the real issues in Palestine by reading such papers as the Palestine Telegraph rather than the lack of such information from the mainstream media.
At this point I would like to refer to the maps that we all know so very well....the ones that show how Palestine has been reduced to the two small enclaves of today but did anyone see this map which shows a settlement called Petah Tikva that was chosen by its founders in 1878 as the first Zionist settlement in Palestine.
Could anyone have imagined that this tiny spec on the map would become the start of the Zionist's cancerous growth it has become today? As we have seen in more recent history the carefully orchestrated financial collapse of the world banking system and the emerging new world order has a distinct connection with this first Zionist settlement. Its ties lead to one extremely rich family name...that of the Rothschild's who funded the establishment of the Zionists first colony. It is hard to imagine that within a period of less than 5 years it would receive over 25,000 illegal immigrants from Eastern Europe and then grew at an alarming rate. The entire exercise had only one evil intention to acquire Palestinian land and turn it into Jewish land.
Little did the world know that one of Europe's richest Jewish families had started the demise of Palestine so many years ago which still continues to this day. This tiny settlement continued to grow in size and has became part of the greater Tel Aviv of today.
The legacy of this historical family who promoted the rape and pillage of land has now extended throughout the ancient land of Palestine. The Israel of today continues to take what it wants, whenever it wants. It continues to steal Palestinian land and now is trying to steal its natural resources of gas in the waters off Gaza while the World, the United Nations and the Arab League looks on!
Peter Eyre - Middle East Consultant - 18/1/2010