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Quds Day 2019: resistance will triumph

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The annual Quds Day commemoration for 2019, which is held on the last Friday of Ramadan in many parts of the world, will be distinguished from previous years as new challenges confronting Palestinians come to the fore.

The overwhelming squeeze applied by the apartheid regime of Israel on Palestinian lives has increased without any consideration for international laws and conventions which are violated around the clock by Benjamin Netanyahu’s racist right-wing government. This was to be expected given the fact that since Donald Trump became US President he has backed Israel unreservedly. Whether over the issue of Occupied Jerusalem, the Occupied West Bank or the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights, Trump has gone to the extreme by basically gifting these territories to Israel.

The Occupied Palestinian Territories are subject to various UN Security Council Resolutions, which explicitly prohibit Israel from taking ownership whether by annexation or by expansion of illegal settlements, but this is apparently of no concern to Trump. His rogue presidency, spurred on by neoconservative elements within his administration, simply rules by decree. This, of course, has been to Netanyahu’s advantage; he has wasted no time in grabbing Trump’s gifts to consolidate the Zionist state’s political power as a colonial-settler entity.

No US president has gone as far as Trump has to defy Security Council Resolutions. And no leader of the Zionist........

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