Challenging the Zionist Narrative of Palestine
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayidina Muhammad while early wasabia Julian, welcome guests and he's planning on Islamic center community to this very, very important conference one of a kind, truly with its guests and with the knowledge Inshallah, that they will shut upon us today
titled challenging the Zionist narrative facts versus myths. Inshallah to Allah today, we will be discussing a very important endear, subject and topic to every one every Muslim Ummah and every person with a conscious all over the world,
inshallah to Allah to David and Allah, we will just to break down the schedule sha Allah we will begin with a citation of the Quran by our beloved prophet Sajad Gu. And then we will hear a short dress from our president here he's playing Islamic Center and our emir, brother unborn children and then inshallah to Allah we will go to our first guest, Dr. Mustafa Abu Sui and after that Bismillah we will go to a short q&a and then with Dr. Yasser until lunch, we will break for lunch at 4pm in sha Allah, where we will serve refreshments and lunch inshallah to Allah for everyone who attended
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and must Judo OXA and the land of philosophy and is to the Muslim ummah as it is embedded in the middle judo in the heart of the Quran.
And Aqsa is something in the heart of every Muslim in sha Allah to Allah. And today Baden Allah azza wa jal, we will dedicate it to learning how to
present the facts about an Masjid Al Aqsa, and know exactly what is going on to our brothers and sisters in Philistine and how we can help them from right here where we live in sha Allah first by shedding awareness in sha Allah. Now, with a short word, by the Emir of epic Masjid brother Emraan children
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on behalf of East bend Islamic center management and our religious clergy, I welcome you to Eastern Islamic center our annual major conference on family law. We thank Allah that he brought us back after a year and a half of COVID in persons so that we can ensure that communicate with you in person and also I want to welcome the people that we have online and also all of you I know that you have come you know, foreign friends we have come from you know, the whole VFW inshallah and we really are welcoming you in our Masjid.
As epic, this is the least we can do, as an epic community as an epic Masjid as an institution. The least we can do is to provide information to provide knowledge to all of you to our community and the communities around the world. And this is the purpose of this conference, we want to be a very small part of our responsibility to fulfill our responsibility in this important topic that we have and here before inshallah I go off I want to thank all of our speakers we have a very diverse panel of speakers who have diverse topics. And for them we have Dr. Mustafa Abu suave, who is online he's going to be in Charlotte coming in and he's gonna be talking very soon. We have Dr. Hatem Bazian he
should be at any minute. Also Mr. Miko peeler get on their way inshallah they should be here any minute. And lastly, I want to thank our own resident scholar, Dr. Yasir qadhi, he's the one who put this program together mashallah, he brought the speakers together. So thank you chef Marcela and mazing job Izaak. Allah had a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
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so our first speaker inshallah for today
is a renowned Palestinian scholar. He received his education early on from Bethlehem University, and then Boston College right here in the United States. He taught in many universities, including the International University Islamic University of Malaysia, Florida, Atlantic University and Bard College in New York.
More importantly, he is an actual resident of encodes and the neighbor of an Masjid Al Aqsa. So, his local Masjid that he prays in is Al Masjid Al Aqsa, Subhan Allah and He will be joining us today with this beautiful program Inshallah, he is the holder of the integral chair for study of L ezeli. So, alpha l is works have a chair to be taught in a Masjid Al Aqsa, and he is the scholar that is dedicated to this chair. And he works in a university there in court. And now without further ado,
Dr. Mustapha, I was swaying JSOC Mala here the photo mascara.
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Thank you very much for this
kind of occasion and it's
extremely beautiful to be reconnected with with your mosque, you might say how come
some of our children live in the Dallas area? And I do pray at your masjid and Inshallah, in the future.
When when I come from the West, you might recognize me amongst the you know, the community with the last origin
for this chair, really it's the His Majesty King Abdullah the second chair that he is that established collapsing walls because the Holy Place is both Christian and Muslim holy places in Jerusalem are still
under the fall under the custodianship of
For the Hashemite King, Jordan and the Work Department in Jerusalem belongs to the Jordanian Ministry of work and religious affairs. And we might be able to talk about a lot so most but we I have a different introduction before we reach a lot some of
the usually people might jump to when they speak about the issue of Palestine, they might go to 1967, they might go to 1940, they might go even to the Balfour Declaration of 1917, or the even the first Zionist Congress at the end of the 19th century. I would go a little bit further I go to 12,000 years ago to Jericho.
And Jericho area is the oldest known agricultural settlement in the world.
Why it is important to speak about Jericho because there were no Muslims, Christians or Jews at the time, the way we we know them of course we believe as Muslims that throughout the history of Revelation, all prophets are Muslim, not as followers of Prophet Muhammad, peace of mind, but they themselves were prophets of Islam, the religion that Allah subhanaw taala sent to humanity but in as a as communities of faithful they were not present in the Holy Land and for a long time. So at least for 9000 years before, before Jews showed up on the map of, of Palestine. We have had so many communities coming to Palestine or emerging or being there even we have human remains in the caves
of Mount Carmel in Haifa that go back to 40,000 years. That community in Jericho, as I said, is the oldest agriculture settlement in the world. What does it have to do with with Zionism the claim that Zionist made the land bloom, green, it's really
fake news. As you well know. Palestinians knew how to cultivate the land to tell the land and to harvest this is carbon 14 test of the stored we that they found in in Jericho. I hail from a family of
of people who worked the land we live in Silwan just next door to Al Aqsa Mosque southeastern corner outside the Old City immediately. And that's exactly where Jerusalem began. Because of that the only spring that exists in the in the area.
Whoever lived there until even the the historical narrative though there are no archaeological
evidence to this. The historical narrative is the the I'm talking about the coming of Prophet that would King David, if you if you will, when he conquered the abuse that Palestinian city, and it falls immediately south of the Old City. Today, some
about 1000 years before the Common Era. So 3000 years, he did not change the name of the city. He did not, you know, do anything that we know in terms of ethnic cleansing. And that's exactly Jerusalem. So Jerusalem, the new city, we know the old city we know within the walls of the of the Old City today, but almost nobody
speaks about the ancient Jerusalem south of the Old City. And it's a very modest place when we say this, the ancient city of Jerusalem yobbos, the Jebusites it's almost like a large Citadel and such people along with the, with the people of the Prophet, though that Islam they cannot really build a massive
place like the city as we see it. Today would be the basically the Romans The Byzantines, but definitely not tribal nations like we have referenced in the Quran, and the story of abuse of Joseph when he was in Egypt, that is
when his when his brothers and his parents ultimately they joined them. He praised Allah subhanaw taala for many things included, including he mentioned, and he brought you from the state of being Bedouins Jaya recommended. That state of being bedwin It means they they did not leave behind any civilization. I'm talking about structures. This is not for us.
As we are believers, we have the utmost respect our profits to an any history in any history of Palestine should include basically the history of any component. In this case, even the our profits. And we as I said, it's
here we talk about Yaqoob, Jacob Alayhis Salam, but being a Bedouin, even it corresponds to a biblical story, when he was in the,
in what became known as the eel which became a settlement. And here we have even the Israeli court approving, building settlements on privately owned policy and learn the story of
Prophet Jacob Iacobelli salaam, there is that the whatever vision he had about the
the ladder or going up to heaven, when he awoke, he put some stones on top of each other, he did not build a building, he did not establish a certain amount, of course, as I said, there were no
civilizational force at the time, it could not be, it could not be the case. Now from from that image of of Jericho of 1000s of years of Palestinians, who have been part of the land, those Palestinians, whatever is their,
you know, whatever they are,
the, you know, the pool of their genes. When, when the profits of the children of Israel showed up on the map of Palestine, they became some of them, at least they became Jews. And when Jesus Christ, we saw Ken Ham showed up, some of them some of all of both sides, meaning that including Jews became Christians. And when Muslims showed up, after 638 637, during the time of say, normal hottub, overland, some of those and those became Muslim, so blood blood wise, we all come from, you know, pretty much the same background, you don't qualify, you don't qualify for it to be explored exceptionalism, that you know that this land belongs to you, because you are the child of someone
who was historically in this land, because, you know, who is who, who's going to track who and in fact, there are studies not done by Muslims or Palestinians and Arabs. I saw Jewish names there, that, that the Palestinians who exist today, in the land of of Palestinians have the blood of the Cohanim of Arrow nights, for those of you who know what this what this means. So it's not really a blood and in the, in the sense of, is it really a divine promise? Well, we do have something very close to the idea.
Saina, Musa alayhis salam invited his own followers to enter the land that Allah subhanaw taala has prescribed for them via COVID falafel mocha does a ticket of Allah No. Well, what does it mean? It's not really Jews qua an ethnic, you know, group it's not qua. So no ethno Centricity and this invitation qua a community of believers, and as much as Christian so themselves as a continuum like to talk about the
you know, the New Testament versus the Old Testament is the new Israel if you if you will, we perceive ourselves as a community of believers as the culmination of the history of revelation but again,
with many references in the in the beautiful citation just minutes ago about the sorbitol Israa. There are so many elements that talk about this relationship between Mecca and Jerusalem.
Even baddies said that Jerusalem is the sister of Mecca and Medina. I say sometimes that this relationship is what we call today at Winship, but it's not li really about between two urban centers this map between two cities, but we talk about faith we talk about belief, system and measure haram and then measured love so they have been
connected organically in the Quran, but in terms of in terms of prophetic traditions, and there was already an invitation
for Muslims to go and pray and
even stay and even the hadith of my Munna the relationship with Allah Azza mosque is primarily faith based.
And its people are invited to come and worship into photography. Of course, the Prophet SAW Selim began by saying, you know, making reference to end of time scenarios, if you will, the land of gathering and Resurrection or the masher will mature. And when Maimunah Alana, she exclaimed, while those who could not make it then the Prophet SAW Selim said after seeing it to Salafi, reusing grammatical imperative language, go and pray in it.
He said, after the exclamation, then people can send the gift of oil to be burnt in his lanterns. And understand this hadith as saying,
primarily relationship is is a spiritual relationship, that worship then it's maintenance. And today, it's extremely hard for the work for the Department of work to do its job, because of all the restrictions that we have. The types of restrictions that we have bringing material normal material for maintenance,
the bringing given a sack of cement is a big deal to replace a broken window and they have broken several historical Windows lately.
At the end of,
of Ramadan, these are historical windows. Decline be the glibly and when I say it's the probably the southern most building for a lot. So most is the old 44 144
Dunham's about 36 acres. And even the courtyards as we know with the courtyards in almost in Damascus or courtyards, in Medina or Macau or courtyards and mosque in Istanbul, the courtyards are part and parcel of the of the mosque, and Moogerah din humbly, literally 500 years ago for those
who come to Jerusalem. And please come and Sharla we'll see you here in front of Lions Gate, Babel, our spot just just about 100 meters downhill, in the vicinity of the Church of the seminary, you have
the only standing Muslim
grave there, it's oh my god. And humbly, he said that Alexa most is the name of the space for all the buildings are Novell, and he's right. When we talk about struggling Mirage, the GRE at night, my God, if you will, it was to the space was the place there were no buildings, all these buildings were built later on a modest building built by Alma Raha Babylon, then the omegas developed most of what you see today and the last we have the ambassador, maybe not much. We have the the you read, and what the during the time of Salah had been. They built so many mosques, we have so many historical mosque in the Old City itself. One of them in particular existed
with the Madras laughter in the Moroccan quarter and we talk about an endowment works for all North Africans works and malaria works. Well, median. And that historical neighborhood was demolished in 1967. Since you know today we, we commemorate that
We call it Nexa versus the Nakba, of 1948. We
that magrabi. Quarter was totally demolish the historical buildings, the mosque the school, it was flattened bulldozers used against, you know, to destroy the that history that rich
history to create space for the
for the Jews and building really massive Jewish buildings inside the old city that did not exist prior to 1948.
Which brings us really to the to the to the issue of just a little bit about Sheikh Jarrah
Palestinians in 1948. In Jerusalem, the West, the western part of Jerusalem was ethnically cleansed, literally, in total 100% ethnically cleansed and the method that it was used, many of you should know about the massacre of Darius Finn, and
Jeff Harper, which who basically came from the United States.
Today, he is sure that
He would probably describe himself as a different person compared to when he
immigrated from the United States.
He said about the area seen that the men and the boys were paraded before they were killed. And this is why my teen six or seven When news of massacres took place in us, but they were it was, it was not true. When people thought that there will be massacres, like in 1948. And at that time, I was about 10 years old. I'm the eldest of the of the children.
My dad, father rahamallah, was outside the country when the war war took place. And when my mother heard about the rumors, again, there were no massacres in 1967. When my mother heard of the news, and we talk about authority, we took about five minutes walk away, she decided that we will run away and we ran away to Jericho. And it's, it's a long story, but it's something that is vivid, in my mind as literally, we were cleaning a cave beneath our house, preparing for the, for the war, when a spree of bullets came from what we call today and maybe the hood, really, it's mount Seon, on top of the mountain
the Israeli soldiers were stationed. Really, it's the valley only the value. So we took about probably about maybe 400 500 meters. And with that, for us, that was the beginning of the of the war, and many changes that took place in Jerusalem. One of the things that took place, first of all, Jerusalem, all of it was annexed,
annexing the Jews from annexing the land, but not annexing the people. The people of Jerusalem, the Palestinians, we became residents, they passed the law. They passed a law in the Israeli parliament, Parliament, the Knesset that we we Palestinians are immigrants. So we qualify for residency, and this residency could be revoked. And they came up with different laws.
We have about more than 50 laws that discriminate against Palestinians. We
if you're if you stay outside the country,
outside Israel, though it does not have
you know, constitutionally, they don't have borders.
If you're outside of Israel for seven years, you lose your ID. But outside Israel could be Ramallah, or Jericho or Bethlehem, or New York or basically, you know, London or Paris or whatever. And they change the seven years law into if your center of your your life, not only living our, you know, outside for seven consecutive years, they decide whether you live with the center of your life is outside of Israel, and then again, you lose your ID.
Well, how about Palestinian youngsters who cannot afford to buy and live in Jerusalem? Jerusalem is probably one of the most expensive cities in the world, you know,
very expensive life. And those youngsters, young young couples, they, they buy apartments in the West Bank, and they keep, you know, an address with their families, for fear of losing the their IDs in 1998, when ad shy from shass, religious nationalist Jewish party when he was the Minister of Interior, he's walked the ideas of 4577 Palestinians from issues taking out from their own city.
And is it possible that the person who revoked their ID is himself an immigrant? Yes. Why is why on earth basically, you'd create a law to revoke the IDs of those Jerusalemites if your intention is to make peace with those with those Palestinians to live with them. And, you know, when we when we talk about the when we talk about what's happening, because I think that many leaders, if not all leaders today, especially in the Western
Hemisphere when they speak about, you know, the Palestinian issue.
They, they always speak about security.
And they don't go beyond you know, they might speak about peace. They speak about security, but they don't speak about the prerequisite for security don't speak about justice and for justice. We need basically the truth to be to be out. So by speaking like this is in the hope of, you know, bringing peace closer, bringing security closer
But as a result of of justice at the UN General Assembly resolution 194 speaks about the right of return for Palestinian refugees who are ethnically cleansed from their homes in the 1948 area within the within the green line.
why would why would someone like Ivanka Trump who
became, you know, a Jew.
Recently, practically, when she married
Jared Kushner, she became a Jew. And now as such, he qualifies for immediate Immigration and Citizenship and rights immediately. And we don't enjoy even he is using the mind. So how we have been living through and through in this land, for example, you know, say the family, just to mention one one family, they help from disabled mezzanine, the companion of the Prophet, we have the cemetery in East Jerusalem.
The Bible Rama, you talk about some people, of course, they refer to it as the Golden Gate, but it's Baba Rama, the Gate of Mercy.
In that cemetery, we have two companions, at least two companions of the prophet who were buried there who are buried there
should that been housed and haggadah assignment. So, those from the family on the seventh mezzanine, bsava family, they have been part and parcel of the, of the,
of the Jerusalem, you know, social mosaic, they have been there for 1400 years. And out of a sudden they become residents in their own city, and they are subject to losing their ID if they live outside of,
of Jerusalem. This is of Jerusalem meaning, but really, it's outside the country as defined, defined by the Israeli authorities. And what happened in 1967. Also, Israel confiscated 86%, of the land of East Jerusalem, we were very restricted in terms of the area where we can build to 14%, including the buildings that exists even from the time of the, from the Romans, all the buildings that exist are included 14%. And it's extremely hard for us to get the the pyramids are very, very limited. And this is why many Palestinians have either to leave the city or build without permits. And one of the most, you know,
one of the most difficult things is when when you're caught building without permit, and
you are forced to
either pay the municipality for the for the fees for demolishing your expenses for the motion your home or you will demolish your home with your own hands. In order to avoid these exorbitant fees. I have asked people from United States, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, I've asked about how much does it cost you to give them like a single family home or you know, to like an apartment, they spoke about $1,500, maybe $2,000, but something in that vicinity 10s of 1000s of dollars here, just for the permit. And I of course, and you have almost some 30 committees that have to approve the permit before you get it. And it's very, very expensive, the average person, especially new
graduates, those youngsters, they will never be able to make it and I think it's the whole the whole thing is politically motivated, because there is a ceiling. This is probably the only city in the world today, where you have
a ceiling for a certain community, the Palestinians cannot be more than a certain percentage of the city by design.
So around 30%, though, we have reached 40% for you know, I hope for all the good reasons because we have we are steadfast we have nowhere to go. And
don't think that we will repeat the 1948 and you know, being refugees in 1948, being refugees again in 1967. So those in shefford Euro were refugees from 1948 After the the Nakba and the, the they were
given that that part of the city
that part of the city to to to live and at the time it was the Jordanian government and they have sent documents to prove their legal status. But what at what is at stake here?
Is that Israel in 1970 passed
a law that allows Jews to reclaim property issues, but does not allow Palestinians to reclaim property in West Jerusalem and with Susan was pretty much for affluent Palestinians, I still know personally, people who were literally were born in West Jerusalem. And if you walk in the old neighborhoods in West Jerusalem, just just just have a walk, if you come to Jerusalem and you will see many houses, the entrance is adorned by verses from the Quran or Arabic
writings or blessings on the, on the doors of these these houses, so their owners, rightful owners are denied that right, so that 1970 law allows the Jews to reclaim property in East Jerusalem but doesn't not allow the Palestinians the same. Now, the problem is, it's not only the houses, we have mosques that are still intact, and it was chosen literally a walking distance, I would walk it in 10 minutes from Damascus Gate, up to the prophets throat.
And there is a mosque about 10 minutes walk that is still intact since 1948. But we don't have access to the most cemeteries. I will give
maybe one example only
it's the mainland Manila cemetery, this historical cemetery companions of the Prophet people. This is North northwest of the Old City by walking distance from the new gate or Jaffa Gate, literally, maybe three, maybe three, four minutes, five minutes at the most. And you'll find these Muslim groups. Sometimes.
There are, you know, acts of vandalism, you know, toppling down some of these stones.
But the most
The problem is that Israel try to justify building different projects on the cemetery. And they refer to Islamic jurisprudence to to approve the use of the cemetery. The latest, the latest major project is the Jewish Museum of Tolerance Rabbi hired from Los Angeles, the visitor
center, he convinced the municipality to build a museum tolerance on top of the Muslim cemetery. Israeli newspapers, wrote about this, and I would like it to know there are hundreds of Israeli if not more, 1000s even more, who opposed this, you know, the building of Jewish Museum torrents on top of the cemetery.
So when we talk about all what we have today, I hope you know, and I say this wholeheartedly, let's refrain from any Judea phobic. Usually, usually they say anti semitic any Judea phobic statements, let's not put people in, you know, no over generalizations. So people oppose, because I have read that I have seen this with my own eyes. people oppose this. But unfortunately, the Israeli court,
Israeli high court rather approved the, the, the permit and the plan and they went ahead, and they broke the, you know, ground. And the exhumed and I know this from the Israeli newspapers, we exhume 400 boxes of human remains from the cemetery to make room for that Jewish Museum of of tolerance. For me, I commented like many people
on, you know, online, there's a place where you can comment on that article. And my comment was pretty simple. I said that I am Palestinian, Muslim.
And I approve the and I hope that you listen to the rest of my statement, and I hope that nobody will, you know, will edit it in the future to say here we have someone who approves that
use of tolerance. And I said in my comment, I am a Palestinian or Muslim. And I approve the building of the Museum of Jewish museum tours on top of the Muslim cemetery on one condition that you line up all these 400 boxes of human remains at the entrance and you'd say where they came from.
I can see that the
you know, our see basically,
also smiling probably stand for a couple of questions from the audience from you. And I hope that there are many things that we need to cover but I hope that the questions would allow me to
Dr. Mustapha, thank you so much for everything you explain to us Subhanallah I'm sure it's very new for everybody. Here. We don't know the situation of the people of the hoods. Because even people in Philistine perhaps they live in the West Bank or Gaza don't know exactly what the people of Jerusalem the people of liquids are going through.
And it's very interesting, I'm sure one fact that really hit everyone is that a Palestinian, who lived in Jerusalem, whose parents, grandparents and great grandparents, for centuries in the past, were buried in Jerusalem. If they leave Jerusalem for
five, six or seven years, they are revoked their permit to go back into Jerusalem and automatically lose their property. Whereas someone who, as the doctor mentioned, someone who converts to the Jewish faith automatically owns a property there and has the right to reside in it. You know, so it's a very interesting, it's a very interesting dynamic, and it appears that it's very systematic these, what we saw was happening during Ramadan, to our brothers and sisters, in how you shift Jarrah and in other neighborhoods in Jerusalem was only a small example of a systematic exile that has been taking place for years and years before this Subhan Allah may Allah subhanaw taala aid and
assist our brothers and sisters there in defending Masjid Al Aqsa.
One question, Dr. Mustapha, if you don't mind. So in like two minutes, because we're, you know, on a time crunch, what do you think the solution is, to the problems that we're seeing? Obviously, today, we are still seeing videos of brothers and sisters losing their homes and chef de la didn't stop. Because the conflict stuff doesn't mean that exiting stuff. And just right now, on my way here, I saw the AlJazeera reporter actually was dragged and sent to jail and her camera was broken and, and whatnot. So we see that these things are happening, and it's still active and going on. What do you think the solution is Dr. Mustapha.
The solution by made reference to the Palestinian
inalienable rights by referring to the rights of personal refugees, but this goes into every aspect of, of our rights, the solution is to recognize the
the Palestinians, and when I say organizer plus scenes,
in the Balfour Declaration, we were reduced to invisible people who became non Jews in the Balfour Declaration centric agreement, we became non Jews, as if we don't have faith as if we don't have history as if we don't have roots, our our history, our rights, and recognize the injustice that befell the Palestinians, this is extremely important.
You know, you know, the what I refer to the problem of seeing problems as security, I was, in my mind, I will see the statement of the emissary that came to see,
you know, say that I'm gonna pop up for the lung. And we saw him sleeping under that tree. He said few words in Arabic, that are really, it's a treasure for all people who will be involved in diplomacy in
trying to bring, you know, to solve intractable, you know, conflicts, you know, colonization.
He said, adult, I mean, definitely, you must have been just therefore, you felt secure and you slept like this. And he began with adult. The solution is, the solution is justice. Let's see what happened to the Palestinians. The the we were not part of the Jewish problem Jewish question the the programs that are targeted the Jews, whether it's in Russia,
Kristallnacht, the Holocaust, that European treaty today, if we read very well, we see that it was not Germany alone. It was the it's not the there is no, it was a European problem. And I I listened to listen to a friend of mine now she's 90 plus years old in Switzerland, and she said that you
was need, they need a place to protect them, not from us in the Middle East. Maybe Originally she was being she was being about Europe. We were not part of the, of the problem that they faced in Europe. What happened is really tragic. It's inhumane. But that's not you know, that's not the work of our hands at this juncture in history, they are inflicting injustice, let me just simply state the following. I know that I'm probably taking more time than I should. But just recently, the Israeli soldiers in Hebron detained, probably three years old kid, and it's for heartbeat family
rescued the child couple of years ago, we have the same story with a four years old, five years old. And he was detained and Israeli soldiers insisted on detaining him and delivering him to a liaison officer with the Palestinian security forces. That's not only we might say, okay, that's an isolated case, the Israeli Attorney General, approved the action of the soldiers visa vie that four years old, and this is really what needs to be changed, there's a certain structure that allows this kind of relationship with the occupied with the Palestinians, the solution is to start with these, you know, just simply
recognizing Palestinian rights, and then all of a sudden, you will see that we could be working out,
you know, our future, together, but no to any structure that would maintain superiority or exception is or any, you know, I spoke to be numerous once in my life, revisionist historian who's atheist, he wrote about the massacres that took place in 1948. But at the same time, he moved to the right. And I, when I talked to him, I told him, you are, you're atheists. So by by by definition, you don't believe in the existence of God, there is no divine promise of this land to the Jews. How do you explain now to yourself, the whole Zionist project, and he said, look at how many Jews have Nobel Prize, they are Nobel Prize Laureates. That's racism. That's pure racism. And there are leaders who
fed this kind of racism to the, to the public, and we need to detox and those who claim themselves to be friends of Israel amongst evangelicals, friends, don't let friends drink and drive. And in this case, it applies to the meeting. It's not the alcohol. It's basically they are drunk with with power, and this is maintained by those evangelicals unfortunately.
Dr. Mustapha Subhanallah, the situation is,
is worse than we can imagine. Subhan Allah We ask Allah subhanaw taala here in this, in this holy place in the house of Allah, to hasten justice being given to our brothers and sisters and photostream and the ending of their occupation, and all the injustices that are befalling them. And now but Dr. Mustafa before we, we end on Shall I have a last question. And this is something that is perhaps on the mind of everyone. And we don't have too much time because we're on time constraints.
Do you recommend the visitation of Al Masjid Al Aqsa by Muslims from around the world or not? Yes.
Yes, I know that some people would, would hesitate and they would say that we will wait until the end of the occupation and what have you this is not the a good position. The Prophet SAW Selim said in clear terms he to whom for some Luffy using grammatically imperative language, you come and you will see for yourself what we are speaking about and much much more you become you return as ambassador of gold goodwill on behalf of Luxor mosque on behalf of the old residents of the city of all colors and faiths, because you see on the ground, what's going on. To listen from a distance I know that your hearts are attached and you are concerned by coming also you'll be supporting the
economies of the very various retail gate Israeli economy, by the way, we are subservient to the Israeli economy. We became like dormitories in East Jerusalem. And our youngsters work in West Jerusalem and even in cities like today like Tel Aviv they commute every day. You come our our hotels are empty our our markets are empty the COVID-19 year or more devastated, whatever is left of livelihood, the Old City is practically dead. And when you come you're basically bringing
Good I can show like a show. I'm just gonna look here, Dr. Mustapha for your kind words and shedding light on the situation of our brothers and sisters and Alloxan May Allah subhanaw taala we all pray that Allah Subhana Allah protects you and rewards you for everything you're doing. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to unite us all with you in the Masjid Al Aqsa in sha Allah in a better situation than what it is in Baraka, Luffy conductor
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after shedding light on the situation in El codes, and in Al Masjid Al Aqsa, we want to hear a word from our own resident scholar, Dr. Yasser Godley who does not need an introduction. Everyone here in sha Allah knows Dr. Yasser shall he is going to be with us all the way until lunch and shedding light on the situation of policy and how to be proactive with Dr. Yasser.
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Alhamdulillah. We praise Allah subhana wa Tada, who knows what the hearts conceal, and what the tongues will not reveal, the one to whom all should appeal, and in front of whom the believers kneel, brothers and sisters, history is something that the majority of us find boring and difficult to memorize. And yet it is a knowledge of history, that we have the best, the best weapons and tools to take on the Zionist narrative and the myth. So I was thinking for a long time, how can I summarize in these 2530 minutes, the key features that I want all of us to know about the history of Palestine, and of the creation of the illegitimate state of Israel, because in the end of the day,
this is a history that the majority of us are not aware of. And yet, when you read it, when you study it, any neutral observer cannot help but be astonished at the blatant arrogance at the trampling of human rights. At the insensitivity of the global superpowers, you don't have to be a Muslim, to see the injustice is of what has happened in Palestine. So I was thinking how best to summarize history for our audience. And what I decided to do in shallow to either is to tackle it, not from dry facts, not from giving you dates and whatnot, but rather from asking you to write down and to memorize five questions. So I encourage all of you to take out your phones or your pieces of
paper, and to write down five questions. These five questions shall be your arsenal, or the beginnings of your arsenal when you engage in dialogue with those who don't know what's going on in Palestine, who don't know the reality of the situation in Israel. Now, you can begin your journey of knowledge by memorizing these five questions. And then I asked you to read and I asked you to listen to lectures, and automatically information will come that will help you support each one of these five questions. The way that you learn history, by the way, is simply by reading and reading and reading and the facts, then slowly get absorbed into our dense minds, right? You don't memorize for
your high school history exam, then remember it for the rest of your life. On the contrary, history is a slow process to absorb. So instead of bombarding you with dates and names, I want you to write down as I said, five questions. Now, these five questions are skeletons. These are just the outer framework. As you read, and as you listen to lectures, you will get more information that will help you defend the five questions, but the five questions in and of themselves are your first line of defense. The first question, the first question, what gave the United Kingdom Britain, England? What gave the United Kingdom The right to promise Palestine to a group of Europeans involved in the
Zionist movement at the beginning of this century? That's your first question. What right did England have? What right? Did the United Kingdom have to promise this piece of land to fellow Europeans? Neither did England own this land, nor did the Europeans they promised it to have any
Anything to do with it in recent history? This is your first question because this is where the history of the illegitimate state of Israel begins before this point in time, there is no actual history. And the biggest culprit to set everything in motion is the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom, England Britain is of course, the last of the colonizing forces. Our own country of America broke away from England 280 years ago, because of the because of the tyranny because of how they felt about people of their own ethnicity, people have their own language. So England has a history of colonization and a history of trying to be an imperialist power. Palestine is the last project of
colonialism. Palestine is the last settler colonization of pre modernity and we are still suffering from the consequences. We are all aware Philistine had been ruled by the Muslims since that time, but we would have no photographer the Allahu an uninterrupted, except for a brief interlude under the under the Crusaders for around 90 years. And during that point in time, it was open for anybody to come to live, to worship to pray. There has not been a single case of civil war of religious strife. In the time of the Muslims, Muslims lived with Christians with Jews together until the Crusaders came and shed blood for the first time. And then the Zionist enterprise was founded in the
1940s. So here's the first question, what gives Britain the right to promise Palestine to a group of Europeans in the Zionist movement and the turn of the century because we're all aware that England made three contradictory and mutually exclusive promises. They blatantly lied to three separate entities about Palestine, publicly. They promised the Arabs independence from the Ottomans if they rebelled against the Ottoman caliphate. And they said to the Sharif of Mecca, the great great great grandfather of the current king of Jordan, they said to the Sharif of Mecca, they said to him, If you fight against your fellow Muslims, and you fight against the Ottomans, we will make you the
Khalifa. And we will give you an Arab land from Iraq all the way to Tunisia, it will be yours. So they promised the Sharif of Mecca power. And they said all we want you to do is fight against your fellow Muslims, the Ottoman Empire rebelled against them, and we'll make you the Khalifa. And of course, he didn't learn from previous mistakes. And current rulers don't learn from past mistakes. The promises of the superpowers are not even worth the air that they're spoken with, much less the paper they are written on. And so completely coincidentally, on the fifth of June today is what day guys. Today's what date, the fifth of June. We didn't plan this this way. On the fifth of June in
1916. That is 105 years ago. Today is the anniversary today. 105 years ago, the Sharif of Mecca attacked the Ottoman Empire. And do you know where he began the attack? Do you know which city he chose to begin the attack? Can anybody guess? Who knows?
Close? Medina. Can you see the mentality? And I have to say this even though this isn't the talk here? Yes, the ultimate blame lies on the outsider. The ultimate blame is on the super powers and the imperialist forces. But the brutal fact of the matter is that those outside forces could not do what they did without internal traders. And that is the ultimate reality. They could not do what they did if they didn't have people from within our own ranks, pretending to be a part of us who cooperated with them against the interests of the OMA. And so this individual waged war against the Ottomans. He attacked Medina on the fifth of June 1916. Thus breaking away from the Ottoman Empire
hoping that he would be the next Khalifa because the promise was if you break away oh Sharif of Mecca, you will be the next Khalifa and you will have further steam, you will have Iraq you will have Syria you will have Egypt all of it will be yours. And of course this miskeen this fool did not know that behind his back even as the British are promising him he will become the Khalifa. They already have a secret agreement with the French with the Russian superpowers and this is known as the Sykes pico agreement. The Sykes pico agreement was a hidden agreement. It was a secret agree
eminent already decided that after World War One, just like the Muslim ummah is a beautiful apple pie, each one is gonna get a piece of the pie. And they already had a map, you can Google it. It's on Wikipedia, the actual map that Sykes and Pico a Frenchman and a British man argued over and they drew these imaginary boundaries, those imaginary boundaries are still in effect to this day. So as the British are telling the Arabs Rebel, and you will be the Khalifa, they already have a secret agreement, the Sykes picot agreement, and they've divided the Muslim lands amongst the superpowers. And technically, according to the size pico agreement further Slean would be independent mandate,
nobody would have control over it. That was the secret agreement, then they had an even more secret agreement three simultaneously, three agreements simultaneously. And that secret agreement was even more secret than the site's Pico. At least the sites pico was known to the three superpowers, their embassies, their presidents, their czars, they knew the Sykes picot agreement. As for the third promise, and the third agreement, this was even more hidden. And it only came to light many years later. And we have the original these are no conspiracy theories. And this is of course, the infamous Balfour Declaration, the infamous Balfour declaration of 1917, in which the Foreign
Minister of England promised Lord Balfour, who was the representative of the World Zionist Federation, that it basically if they helped them in World War One, that England would then hand Palestine over to the European Zionists, right? So this is something that was a secret promise that if you help us we're gonna give you Palestine and who are the Zionists long story here, but very briefly, Zionism is a European project began by secular Jewish people, not religious Jews, in 1897, Theodore Hertzel, and others, they were the first to begin speaking of a modern state in what is now Palestine. And when they began this project, religious Jews across the world rejected Zionism. This
is well known, American Jews in particular had nothing to do with Zionism. They were not supportive of it at all. The Orthodox rabbis scoffed at Zionism, they thought it to be a type of heresy. They said, God will give us the kingdom when we're worthy of it. You cannot politically get the kingdom by killing and by causing massacres. This is what the Orthodox rabbi said. And there is still a small group of them than a Torah Cartwright that is still around to this day that have those original beliefs of those rabbis. Nonetheless, the project begun, and slowly but surely, because of the rising anti semitism, because of the rise of the Nazi Party, because of a number of events,
including the Dreyfus Affair, you can Google this, Zionism gained traction amongst secular minded and then slowly even religious minded Jewish people. And so when World War One broke out, England felt it to be advantageous if they promised Palestine to the Zionist Federation. Now, what gives England the right to promise a land that is not there's two people that have nothing to do with it. This is the first question and this is where it all begins. Remember, dear Muslims, remember this simple statistic. At the turn of the century, around 1900. There were barely 3% Jewish people in Palestine. This was the normal this was the standard
percentage for many millennia. 3%. And these are Jewish Arabs, they speak Arabic, they're living amongst the Muslims. There has never been a single case of war of civil war of massacre of murdered nothing. Jewish Arabs and Muslims and Christians are living side by side until the Zionist project begins. So in 1917, England promises Palestine to this Zionist entity. And of course, this promise is based on, frankly, a very racist superioris nationalistic mindset. The fact of the matter is that there must be an outright racism involved Europeans, still to this day, but especially back then, did not view out Arabs and Muslims as being equally human. Those Brown and colored folks, they're
not the same as us, and deep down inside, they had remnants of their Christianity, even though they claim to be secular. And they had a dismissive attitude towards Islam. Not that they loved people of a Jewish background, but they hated Muslims more than they hated the Jews. That's really what it is. They hated Muslims.
hymns and they dismissed Muslims more than they dismissed people of a Jewish background. Deep down inside, they saw Jewish people as still being an extension of their own, even if they didn't like them as fully equals, but at least the Judeo Christian culture is a whole and the Islamic culture is outside. So they felt that by promising Israel by promising Palestine to Zionists, they are fulfilling a Christian, a messianic promise that Jesus will only return when the Jews have gathered in the Holy Land. This is their belief. It is the belief of Baptists to this day, and deep down inside there is an element of associating modern Judaism with the ancient children of Israel and
modern Palestine with the ancient kingdom of David, this is really what it is, there is no actual secularism, their deep seated religious convictions are coming to light with these types of promises. So this is the first question, I hope you've written it down. The second question,
what gave the United Nations the right to legislate the majority of the land of Palestine to Europeans have a Jewish background? This is the second question, what gave the United Nations the moral rights what gave them the moral right to then take the Balfour Declaration and make it a part of their constitution or their resolution. The United Nations was a newly formed body after World War Two, and in the second year of their existence 1947. It's a new organization, the United Nations in one of its earliest resolutions, resolution 181, if you want to write it down, and one of its earliest resolutions resolution 181, without consulting the local Arabs, without caring about what
the Palestinian delegates said in their convention, their resolution divided the region of Palestine into three separate and distinct areas. 55% of that region was allocated to Jewish Zionists.
45% was given to the local Arabs and the city of Jerusalem was mandated to be independent, neither Jewish nor Arab.
Before we even get to what happened afterwards. The second question is what gives you the right or United Nations without consulting the local people without doing polls and surveys, without asking those that live on the land that you're going to give their land to a group of foreigners now, by the way, we're not talking 1947 In this few decades, the Jewish population has risen from 3% to 30%. In one generation, it has multiplied tenfold, not because they're having children, but because Europeans are migrating and taking over the land, European money is financing the purchase. And also terrorist gangs are terrorizing Palestinian farmers getting rid of them by hook or by crook, they're
acquiring land. Still, by 1947. Only 7% of the land was owned by people of design, this background 93% is still in the hands of Arabs and Muslims. Only 7% is owned by those who have migrated from Zionist backgrounds. Yet, in 1947, what does the United Nations decide the bulk of the land will go to those who just recently migrated literally in that generation. And a small, a smaller amount will go to the local Arabs, the Arab delegates at the United Nations challenge this, they said, this resolution goes against your own constitution, all united nations, the United Nations in its constitution says that the right of self determination shall not be taken away from any group of
people. We have to get rid of colonization, the United Nations said the United Nations was an idealistic vision, they thought that we're gonna have global peace after World War Two, they thought everybody's going to be treated equally and fairly. And within a year of its forming within one year, they showed that in reality, power corrupts to the core. And those people who practice colonization directly, are now going to do it indirectly. That's all the difference rather than invading directly, they're going to use proxies as they did with the Zionist enterprise. And so the United Nations ratified the bat ball for declaration, and they said that we're going to give 55% of
the land there is the original map, you can still find this online. Again, all of this is public information, the original map that the United Nations put in the resolution and that map, we are very angry, looking back at it Subhanallah
Look, we if we look at that map, one side will be well, the world would be better if we actually followed that map. But you have to put yourself in the shoes of the Arabs and the Palestinians. Why should 55% of the land be given to foreigners? Why? Whose right is that? But even that was not good enough. Before we get to the third question. So the second question, what gives the United Nations the right to hand over the majority of that land to Europeans of the Zionist background? How did they get that privilege and right, this occurred in 1947. That's the second question. The third question.
What gave the newly found state of Israel the moral right on the eve of its inauguration, as soon as it is born, to immediately launch a full out offensive to immediately force almost a million people to flee, to massacre 1000s of people, we still don't know how many people were massacred, and to acquire almost 80% of the land from 55. Now they within their first inauguration, they are declared in August of 1948. Right, the August of 1948, the State of Israel declares its inauguration. And immediately the next day, they launch an offensive against two against armies against the standing train soldiers, no against farmers and peasants, against people who have been farming there for
generations and centuries against people who don't have weapons, people who are still literally just their peasants and the army of Israel. armed to the teeth, the precursors to the IDF. They now start attacking villages, over 450 villages were attacked. massacres occurred in dozens of places, most infamously daddy I seen memorize this name. We have not video footage, but photographic footage, grainy. Again, it's 1948. These are all histories that have been covered up and neglected. But now you cannot deny them throughout the 70s and 80s. The Israeli historians would deny this isn't true. We found empty land, we found territories that we just walked into there was never a massacre. And
that's what the average person believed. No longer can that lie, perpetuate and continue. We have documented evidence, the Israeli Ministry has plenty of paperwork that they're trying to cover up and even Israeli historians, those of you that are interested, the most significant historian in this regard is Elon pop a i l a n p a p p e write his name down, purchase all of his books if you're interested, he is an Israeli born and raised historian at I believe Ben Gurion University, and he had to leave his position because of his research. He was getting death threats, his own fellow citizens, and he had to leave. He is currently living in England, but he is somebody who's
researched the creation of Israel. And he has discussed and documented all of the cases of massacres. One of his most important works is to document every single massacre that he could find in the archives of the State of Israel. As far as we are aware, over 450 villages were wiped out, their people had to flee for their lives. And there are plenty of video footage of the memories of elder people in the 70s and 80s. They're interviewing old people about the memories of 1948, about the massacres that they saw about their women and children being killed about husbands in Delhi. I've seen over 100 people were gunned down villagers and then thrown into the well of the village.
Now, what's going to happen if you're in the next village, and you've heard that 100 people have just been killed? What's going to happen? You're going to flee for your life. And that's exactly what happened. Almost a million Palestinians mass panic, mass chaos, and this is called the first catastrophe, the Nakba, the first catastrophe 1948. What gave this illegitimate state the right to engage in war crimes, to massacre to terrify and terrorize almost a million people and those people who fled? They are the ones now across the globe, over 7 million Palestinians are in the diaspora. I guarantee you in this audience of ours, we have people whose fathers and grandfathers were a part of
the first neck but we haven't even got to the second neck but yet, so 1948 that is the third question. Memorize it. What gave Israel the right it was given 55% We don't even agree with that. But they were not happy. And they're never happy. Zionist greed knows no bounds.
No matter what you give them, they want to more. They were given the majority of the land. No, they don't want that much they want more. The day they're born, the day they're born, they go to war, and they conquer more than 80%. And make no mistake about this. This was a planned and calculated offensive. They knew that they wanted more land, they were not happy at the UN resolution giving them 55% of the land. They wanted more, and they got it. Just like that video footage of a fellow American from Brooklyn, right? Our own fellow American, no ties to that land speaks in a New York accent. He lands in that state, he's given nationality and he walks in to a Palestinians house, our
Palestinian brothers say, How could you do this? Why are you stealing our land? And he speaks directly and innocently in his own way. But he betrays the reality of design this mindset. And he says, it's not a big deal. If I don't steal it, somebody else will. That is the Zionist mindset. It's going to be stolen, I might as well take it myself. It's the same mindset from 1948 that we're seeing up until now, if I don't steal it, somebody else will. So in 1948, they attacked the surrounding lands, and they conquered over 80% of the lands, almost two thirds of what was assigned to our Palestinian brothers and sisters was taken in 1948. Can you imagine going to court because
somebody has stolen $100 of yours, and you know, he's stolen it. The court knows he's stolen it. The court says, Okay, fine, we'll give you $45 back, you're angry, you will protest. As you walk back home, the thief drops you again. And from that 45, he takes another 25 And you ended with $20. That is the reality of what happened to Palestine, within a year from $100. They moved down to 20. And not just that with that 20. They don't have the house they're living in, they have to feed five times the amount of people the whole situation has changed. This is the reality of the 1948 Nakba. And that's our third question. The fourth question, even that did not satisfy the greed of Zionists.
So the fourth question, what gave the Zionist apartheid regime the right to launch yet another attack yet another war, the 1967 War, known as the Six Day War, in which their greed knew no bounds, and they conquered the Gaza Strip, and they took over the entire West Bank, and they invaded Jerusalem. And they marched on the axon complex with their weapons with their boots with their machine guns. They killed people in the masjid. And they took over physically a lot of Muslims don't know this in 1967. Up until 67, Masjid Al Aqsa was not under the control of the Zionist entity. It was independent, as the United Nations had initially asked for in 1967. In the Six Day War, the
apartheid regime invaded simultaneously. This was, again, a meticulous plan, their air force and their military and their IDF simultaneously attacking multiple fronts, and they conquered the Sinai Peninsula. They took over what is now the Gaza Strip, and they took the entire West Bank now a lot of us who have never been there, we don't know what the West Bank is. The West Bank is an entire region that has many key cities, Ramallah novelists, Jericho, Bethlehem, Hebron did Khalil, these are historic cities, these are Palestinian cities. And in 1967, still, there was some independence of that entire region. But Zionism knows no bounds when it comes to greed. And they invaded and they
took over and acquired and now they control who comes in and out. And they control the demographics and they control the citizenship of those regions, along with Gaza. And along with East Jerusalem, the Muslim quarters of Jerusalem, they took over that just grab, just invade, just take. And by the way, what is the United Nations doing in 1948 and 1967? Absolutely nothing. Absolutely nothing near condemnations, a generic resolution, nothing is done, no boycott, no sanctions, nothing. And that is why history is so important for us to learn, because anybody who has an open mind will see the plight of the Palestinians, anybody who understands what is justice will side with that of the
Palestinians. You cannot side with Zionism, if you know, even the basic understanding of history of that region. So in 1967, another neck Abba the second NACA, the Palestinians called to NACA, beause, 1948 and 1967 and in 1967, another large group of Palestinians
Perhaps around another 600,000 were expelled in the second Nakba. And from these two numbers 1948 and 1967. As we said, Palestinians spread around the globe. We currently have roughly 7 million Palestinians around the globe in the diaspora roughly 7 million people who cannot go back to the land of their ancestors because they were forcibly expelled in either the first Nakba or the second Nakba, a quick show of hands, how many of you Palestinians in the audience, trace your roots to the first number 1948 94, you will have 1234 or 56789 1011 1213 9067? How many? How many of you 123456789 cellos 25. In this audience of ours, we have around 15, whose ancestors go back to the
first Nakba and 25, whose ancestors go back to the second Nakba. And why are there Palestinians across the globe? There's large groups of Palestinians in South America, in Mexico, in Denmark across the globe. Why? Because they don't have a land of their own. They were forcibly expelled. They don't have a place they can call home. They were forced to flee. And of course, the largest group of refugees by the way, the United Nations said Palestine has said the United Nations has said that Palestinians are the largest group of refugees of any nationality or ethnicity in the world, there is no competition in terms of numbers. The number one group of refugees is Palestinians. Why?
Because of the greed of Zionism, the first Nakba and the second Nakba. So that is the fourth question, what gave the State of Israel the further right to launch another attack and to gobble up all of these lands, the Sinai Peninsula was taken eventually, because of a negotiation with Carter, Jimmy Carter, they handed it back to Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula was taken, the West Bank was taken, and the Gaza Strip was taken along with Jerusalem. And of course, Jerusalem was made the capital under Trump, as you're aware, all of this goes back to 1967. And by the way, again, complete coincidence, that war began on the fifth of June 1967. It just so happens, our conference is taking
place, the fifth of June. So 54 years ago, was the second NUCCA, literally to the day today, surprise attack. And what happened happened. The fifth and final question. The fifth and final question. And this is not necessarily a past history, it is current situation, by what moral rights? Does the government of Israel treat those same Palestinians that it has kicked out and placed in the situation that they're in with the type of sub human restrictions that it does? What gives the Israeli government the right to treat Palestinians in a manner that no government on Earth treats any other group of people? What right? Do they have to do that? And here is where we need to arm
ourselves with a knowledge of reality on the ground. What is life like for the people in Gaza? And again, for most of us who have not been and by the way, this is one of the most important reasons why we need to go a lot of people say what can we do a lot that we can do. But definitely one of the things that I'm a huge advocate of you just heard, Dr. Mustafa Abu swear also say this, that those Muslims were able to travel to fell asleep to muster the luck saw, they should go there, but with one condition, and that condition is non negotiable. And that condition, they must support the Palestinian economic infrastructure. They must go to Palestinian hotels, they must hire Palestinian
buses, they must hire Palestinian guys, they must go to Palestinian tourist agencies. That is the only condition that I'm an advocate of that we visit philosophy and to support our Palestinian brothers and sisters and their businesses. And then to see the reality firsthand. I have been there five times every single time I take a group of people from this country, one of the largest groups that hamdulillah from America. 100 150 people typically go with me and every single batch they're just shocked. How can this be happening? How can the world not know when you see it? It's different when you see that barbed wire when you see that 30 foot wall that cement wall when you see the
reality of life within the settlements and outside the settlements. When you're within an Israeli settlement. It's as if you are living in California. It's as if you're in Dallas, Texas, the greenery, the the water, the electricity. As soon as you step outside, literally there is a wall as soon as you step outside the trash, the junk, people are living on the streets and you see the disparity and you see how people are treated. You have to see it to believe it. And this is a reality that is not shown on western TV. When you go there. You take video footage you can be ambassadors see for yourself the reality of Gaza, Gaza has been called by multiple people, multiple
personalities the law