The re-arrest of the 2 escaped Palestinian prisoners, Iham Kahamji and Munadil Nafayat just isn’t the top of this occasion. There isn’t a have to really feel overly disenchanted to the purpose of it overcoming us, no matter what the approaching days will reveal when it comes to the main points and circumstances of their re-arrest inside territories which might be supposedly beneath the authority of the Oslo Accords authority, i.e. the PA.
This occasion was not a police chase between the police of an extraordinary state and criminals, however relatively it’s a part of a steady battle waged by a individuals subjected to invasion, theft, colonialism, Judaisation, siege, and horrific crimes towards humanity at each second by the hands of a colonial motion that “spawned” a hybrid state. It has begun to behave as an empire increasing within the Arab area and continues to assault its individuals and interact within the worldwide system that oppresses nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America, via the sale of weapons and superior surveillance expertise.
The legendary liberation course of led by six Palestinian prisoners of freedom entered the depths of the collective Palestinian consciousness. It additionally astonished the free individuals of the world and strengthened the worldwide solidarity motion.
This course of revealed, firstly, the extent of the torture and deprivation to which hundreds of Palestinian detainees and their households are subjected, and the necessity to direct fixed consideration to their struggling and their want for liberation.
Secondly, it created a brand new rift within the picture of the Israeli safety system. It has additionally, most significantly, precipitated one other erosion of Israel’s picture, as it’s seen as an aggressive colonial state that continues to trample on human rights, violate worldwide regulation and evade punishment.
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The method of liberation got here from throughout the Israeli colonialism’s most fortified and guarded bastion lower than three months after a significant occasion that swept Palestine from the ocean to the river, shook the area, and captured the creativeness of the Arab peoples and the peoples of the world, i.e. the rebellion of hope and dignity and the Sword of Jerusalem battle.
Earlier than that and for a very long time, the battlefield towards Israel didn’t witness occasions that generated sweeping widespread unity and exploded the sensible and ethical energies of the Palestinian particular person, as did the current rebellion of hope and dignity, and the jail escape.
It’s ironic that the great ethical influence of the jail escape was the fruit of the hassle of solely six people, not a complete nation, as was the case in the course of the hope and dignity rebellion, also called the Unity Intifada. That is an expression of the great nationwide widespread unity that this rebellion embodied, regardless of the harmful inside division.
It’s true that the final intifada didn’t finish the occupation and didn’t dismantle a single settlement or a single apartheid wall, and the prisoner escape ended with the re-arrest of the six heroes, whereas the current occasions didn’t trigger human losses for the coloniser.
So why was Israel shaken and its leaders confused by these two main occasions? The reason being that our individuals remind the enemy that their present sovereignty over Palestine will stay questioned, in addition to their oppressive colonial regime. It additionally reminds the enemy that our individuals won’t relaxation till justice is achieved. Furthermore, for the reason that system of fragmentation and separation of the Palestinian individuals as a method to manage, subjugate and loot, in addition to fragment the collective consciousness, a minimum of on the widespread degree, has fallen, it has allowed for an infrastructure for widespread resistance, which is taking root within the individuals’s consciousness and on the bottom, outdoors the management constructions that lack illustration and legitimacy.
After all, throughout these two occasions, the PA was in a state of confusion, marginalised and remoted from all the things happening. The authority itself didn’t need the emergence of actual widespread resistance, even unarmed, as a result of this embarrassed it and uncovered its function because the agent that it adheres to. It doesn’t want for any form of success, albeit symbolic of those occasions as a result of it contradicts what it claims concerning the strategy of snitching and negotiations being the one solution to set up a meagre Palestinian entity on lower than one-fifth of Palestine.
The results of those two occasions didn’t and won’t finish as resistance is a steady course of, in numerous varieties, and at various charges, topic to the circumstances and the rationality of the minds of these taking motion.
Sure, allow us to get indignant and never cease getting indignant, however don’t despair or lament, though there are a thousand causes to grieve and cry. So long as there’s injustice, and gross injustice, there’s resistance and a ardour for a free and dignified life, and so long as we belong to a individuals through which there are heroes who create surprises, they’ll revive hope for a brand new daybreak.
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This text first appeared in Arabic in Arab48 on 19 September 2021
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