A Third Intifada and the Last War. Palestine and the Global South
In 1969, Golda Meir, the first woman to become the Prime Minister of Israel who oversaw a major conflict in the Yum Kippur War of 1973 once proclaimed that
“There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, it is not as if we came and threw them out and took their country. They didn’t exist.”
Today, many Israelis believe what Golda Meir had said, including Israel’s top cabinet member Itamar Ben-Gvir, a known far-right extremist who basically wants to annex the rest of what was once known as Palestine and expel the remaining Palestinians once and for all. It should not be a surprise that the new government of Benjamin Netanyahu is provoking another war against the Palestinian people when he allowed his Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir to pay a visit to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount which has created increased tensions with the real possibility that a Third Intifada can be initiated by the Palestinian resistance including Hamas, Fatah and others because this provocation has not only angered the Palestinians, but it has angered all Muslims from around the world.
According to a Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) article based on comments made by Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah titled, ‘Hezbollah chief: Middle East could ‘explode,’ it reported that Nasrallah said that
“The desecration of the Muslim and Christian sanctities in Palestine will not only explode the situation…but could actually cause an explosion in the whole region,” and that “Our people will not accept such a violation.”
He also called on Western countries to stop “crazy extremist Israelis” if they do not want another war in the region.” Nasrallah continued “We are awake, alert, and ready. We will not allow any change to the rules of deterrence in Lebanon.” Haaretz published ‘Hamas Retaliation for Ben-Gvir’s Al-Aqsa Visit ‘Will Be the Last War,’ Far-right MK Vows’ on the disturbing comment by a far-right Israeli lawmaker by the name of Zvika Fogel who said that “Israel would “respond as I think we should, and yes it would be worth it because this will be the last war and after that we can sit and raise doves and all the other beautiful birds that exist.” Hamas has called Itamar Ben-Gvirs provocations a “crime” and that Jerusalem’s Temple Mount “will remain Palestinian, Arab, Islamic.” On January 3rd, 2023, Hamas Spokesperson Hazem Qassem said the following:
The extremist minister Itamar Ben-Gvir’s storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard this morning is a crime that comes in the context of the occupation’s continued aggression against the city of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque with the aim of Judaizing it. This provocative behavior by the right-wing government will open the door wide for real waves of escalation, all of which will have repercussions for the entire region because Al-Aqsa Mosque has its place among the Arab and Islamic peoples, our Palestinian people and the resistance behind it will continue to defend the sanctities and will never allow the occupation to pass the plan to Judaize Jerusalem or the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli far-right extremists have called for a Jewish Temple to be built to replace the Al-Aqsa Mosque which would no doubt, anger the Muslim world who has over 1 billion people which would lead to a bloody war against the self-declared Jewish state. Even Jordan’s King Abdullah II has warned Israel’s new government not to cross “Red Lines” and that Jordan will be ready to enter a conflict with Israel if the status of Jerusalem’s Holy sites were to change in any way.
On September 28th, 2000, then Prime minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon visited the holy site and angered the Palestinians and the Arab world which ignited the Second intifada or the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The next day, the Palestinians held rallies protesting Sharon’s visit, but Israeli forces opened fire on the protesters killing several people.
What really escalated the war occurred on September 30th when a 12-year-old boy by the name of Muhammad Al-Durrah who was shot dead by the Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip angered many around the world. The Palestinians and its resistance groups took up arms resulting in the deaths of more than 3,300 Palestinians and more than 1,000 Israelis and numerous injuries on both sides.
On February 8th, 2005, after more than 5 years of war, the Israelis and Palestinians agreed to a cease fire, but the Israeli government decided to expand checkpoints and settlements across Palestinian territories thus creating an apartheid state. This time is different, in fact it will be more dangerous for Israel since they will no doubt face every possible resistance from all over the Middle East, including from ordinary Palestinians to resistance groups in the West Bank and Gaza, Hezbollah fighters, the countries of Jordan and even Syria might get into the conflict and that’s just the beginning. I do agree with Zvika Fogel who said that this will be the last war because once the Muslim world unites (which it will) against Israel’s actions on one of their holiest sites, the “Jewish State” will have to fight for its existence, so there is no doubt that it will be devasting war, many lives will be lost whether they will be Jewish, Muslim, or Christian.
As always, the United States supports Israel no matter what the situation is because every US President has said at one time or another that the US and its relationship with Israel is unbreakable.
US President and self-proclaimed Zionist Joe Biden and his corrupt cabinet members all obey Israel’s demands had released a Press Statement on Israel’s new far-right government basically congratulating their old friend, Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu
“Today, Israel’s Knesset voted to ratify a new Israeli government under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. I look forward to working with Prime minister Netanyahu, who has been my friend for decades, to jointly address the many challenges and opportunities facing Israel and the Middle East region, including threats from Iran.”
The Biden regime then spoke about the necessity of creating a two-state solution which will never happen since the US government and Tel Aviv has been talking about this idea for decades and no peace deal ever came out of it, “From the start of my Administration, we have worked with partners to promote this more hopeful vision of a region at peace, including between Israelis and Palestinians.” The Statement did not mention working with the leadership with Palestinian Authority instead they mention one of the most fascistic Zionists the Israelis had as their leader, Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to the White House Press Release “We aim to continue this important work with Israel’s new government under Prime Minister Netanyahu’s leadership. And as we have throughout my Administration, the United States will continue to support the two-state solution and to oppose policies that endanger its viability or contradict our mutual interests and values.” It’s obvious that Biden’s plan for a two-state solution will go nowhere as usual, especially under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu who is a long-time friend to Joe Biden. Both Democrats and Republicans support Israel, so the possibility of a war in the Middle East is guaranteed to happen under Israel’s new radical government.
World War III will be global, every human being on earth will be affected by this coming war including those on the Asian continent with tensions brewing between China and Taiwan, the ongoing war against Russia with the US-NATO support of Ukraine, and now the Middle East with Israel’s new far-right extremist government.
Lastly, at some point, this new global war will eventually reach the North American continent in some form or another, hopefully it won’t be a nuclear missile hitting a major US city, but the war will be felt across the empire of chaos, it’s inevitable. The political establishment, bankers, the Military-Industrial Complex, and corporate powers based in the US and Europe will be the only ones who will benefit from the war. However, many people in the US who are propagandized by the mainstream media and Hollywood usually support the US war machine that destroys countries from all around the world might actually get a taste of what a real war is like on American soil.
A world war is upon us, so everyone should prepare themselves for difficult times ahead, the future is uncertain.
War is here, a resistance against Western hegemony is growing by the day in the global south, especially in the Middle East.
Regarding to what is happening in the Middle East, one important quote that holds true today when it comes to the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation was by US President John F. Kennedy who said that
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
A new war is inevitable, so peace will remain elusive, a powder keg is about to explode. All we can do now is hope and pray that a peaceful resolution takes place, but from what history tells us, that will not happen anytime soon.