The International Court of Justice Condemns the Racist wall
Fadlullah: We call on the Arab, Muslim
and Palestinian political and intellectual elites to coordinate
politically and intellectually with the emerging Western understanding
elites, on the basis that the Palestinian cause is no longer the cause
of Arabs and Muslims only, but that of the oppressed in the entire
Asked in his weekly
seminar the following question: How
significant is the ruling of the International Court of Justice
that condemned the separation wall in the West Bank. And how
could we invest it?
Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, said:
There is a general
agreement that the ruling of the Court that condemns Israel for
building the separating wall and calls for dismantling
represents a big moral victory for the Palestinians especially
at a time they are being subject to a big Zionist and arrogant
attack and to what could be described as a world war against
condemned the occupation and the crimes against humanity it
daily commits making any resistance against it a legitimate
endeavor by any legal or human criteria.
ruling is not binding and could well be shelved with the other
international resolutions that provide verbal support to
Palestinians. It could even provide an excuse for the Arabs to
resort to do nothing and maintain that the issue is that
world believers that our cause is just, while what is needed is
concrete support for this cause.
Thus, as things, if
this trend dominates, are likely to remain as they are, we have
to move quickly from feeling happy with this achievement into
making a political and media plan to invest it not only in the
UN but also at the level of the world's public opinion,
believe that since America has tamed the world's regimes and even
international organizations and forced them to support Israel's
occupation of Palestine, Israel could be defeated only if we
could win the nations of the world and not their rulers.
On another level,
this ruling does not represent a condemnation of Israel only. It
also represents an indirect or even a direct condemnation of the
US that protects Israel against any international reaction to
the building of the racist wall. It also tried to recognize it
as a political fact that could turn into a legal one. The
American President has been consistently calling the world to
take the facts on the ground into account. Thus, when the
International Court of Justice calls for not recognizing the
changes Israel imposes in occupied Palestine, it is, in fact,
condemning the US Administration too.
Such a condemnation
should be reflected in the way that the EU, Russia and the UN
are going to act in order to implement the ruling. Israel should
be isolated for its violation of international law. America also
should be hold accountable for its support to Israel, since it
prevents any condemnation to Israel under the pretense that it
would harm the peace process.
Then, when it feels
that Israel could be condemned, it claims that the issue is
political, although it has prevented any political negotiations
to reach a solution, claiming that the issue is one of security.
As for the Arabs,
they should quit, as regimes, to play a part that provides for
Sharon the political environment needed to crack dawn the
Intifada and break the Palestinians ability to remain steadfast.
Most of these regimes might not accept the calls to end all
direct or indirect relations with Israel, and it would be fit to
ask them to return to their roots and values if they are Arabs
as they claim.
We call on the
Arab, Muslim and Palestinian political and intellectual elites
to coordinate politically and intellectually with the emerging
Western understanding elites, on the basis that the Palestinian
cause is no longer the cause of Arabs and Muslims only, but that
of the oppressed in the entire world.