Our demand to demilitarise the Strip is not only for Israelis; it’s also for you, Fathi. We prefer happy neighbours to suffering neighbours.
Hello, Fathi. This week, for just a few minutes, we managed to establish contact again. You told me about the great suffering, the bombings, the dead. It pained me. We have known better days. We had dreams.
The years go by. In the meantime, several things have happened in the Muslim world — in Somalia, in Nigeria, in Pakistan, in Syria, in Iraq. This is the rule, Fathi: Every place where one of the extensions of jihad grows stronger turns into a centre of bloodshed. Taliban, Hamas, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, ISIS, al-Shabab, jointly and severally, promise you nothing but bloodshed and suffering.
And one more thing happened: Hamas violently seized the Gaza Strip. Article 7 of the Hamas charter talks about annihilating the Jews. Annihilation, no less. When we see what the jihadists are doing in the world — to Muslims, not to Jews — we are entitled to be afraid. Those who have adopted a Nazi ideology should not complain that the other side is trying to defeat them.
A week ago, Fathi, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a busy market in Urgun, Afghanistan. A Muslim who killed 89 other Muslims. Over the weekend, ISIS killed 270 people in the Syrian city of Homs. In the beginning of the week, 121 people were murdered in Damboa, Nigeria. Another 16 were murdered on the Egypt-Libya border. I could go on, Fathi. The list is long.
They join thousands of others who have been murdered in recent weeks. Muslims murdering Muslims. The jihad is massacring you, Fathi. It happens wherever it is. It’s happening in Gaza as well. It has been happening for more than 10 years now. It’s becoming worse. Where are the Muslims, Fathi? Why are they keeping quiet? Why is the world silent? Where are the world’s left-wing protesters? Why haven’t they burned jihad flags? How is it possible that no one has taken to the streets, neither in Paris nor in London, neither in Casablanca nor in Amman? So please, Fathi, don’t say occupation, don’t say Israel, don’t say continued…