Dr Mustafa Mheta
An Israeli court on September 14 sentenced Amiram Ben Uliel, described by the Jerusalem Post as a “Jewish Terrorist” for firebombing the Dawabshe family’s West Bank home, killing an 18-month-old baby and his parents.
The Times of Israel and Voice of America (VOA) also called him a Jewish terrorist.
VOA wrote: “The firebomb attack five years ago in the West Bank village of Duma was one of the most brutal Jewish terror attacks in recent years and contributed to a wave of Israeli-Palestinian tension.”
Ben Uliel carried out the terrorist act in 2015 that burned to death 18-month-old Ali Dawabshe.
The toddler’s mother, Riham, and father, Saad, were also badly burnt and later succumbed to their injuries.
The only survivor of that horrific fiery attack was Ali’s four-year-old brother Ahmad.
Now being looked after by his grandparents, Ahmad has massive burns on his face, arms and body. It was a miracle that he survived.
In handing down the sentence, the Lod District Court said Ben Uliel, 26, committed the attack out of “extreme and racist ideology”.
Ben Uliel and an accomplice were convicted last May for the 2015 arson attack.
Given the way the Zionist Israeli regime operates, the question is, why did the regime wait for all these years to convict Ben Uliel?
Is the timing linked to the so-called peace deals between Israel and the Persian Gulf shaikhdoms?
Let us examine this further.
Since its inception, Zionist Israel has operated in the most devious manner.
The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, and the American CIA not only work closely but are also ruthless in their operations.
To answer the question, why the verdict at this juncture, three possible scenarios are presented.
First, it may be meant to show Israel as a law-abiding country with an independent judiciary. These are essential for a democratic state.
But this is not true. Israel’s judiciary is extremely biased.
It does not dispense justice, especially to the Palestinians.
The court’s verdict could be a stage-managed public relation stunt meant to garner sympathy and mislead the Arabs to enter into these so-called “peace” initiatives.
It will see Israel emerging as the lone winner in this game.
The second possibility is that Ben Uliel might never see the inside of a prison cell.
Given the secrecy surrounding Israeli prisons, no one will be able to verify that the regime is actually holding the convicted terrorist in detention.
In Zionist Israel, people like Ben Uliel are treated as heroes.
Even a cursory glance at its history since 1948 reveals the true nature of this regime.
It is deliberate because of its racial and apartheid nature in which non-Jews are considered inferior.
The third possibility is that Ben Uliel might leave Israel and be set up in a country like the US where he will be looked after for the rest of his life.
For the Zionists, Ben Uliel is a hero.
Baruch Goldstein, the terrorist who murdered 29 Palestinians while they were praying inside the Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil (Hebron) in February 1994, has a shrine built over his grave.
Past Israeli leaders like Golda Meir, Ariel Sharon, Shimon Peres and Menachem Begin gained popularity because of the many Palestinians they killed.
They were voted into office because their main ‘achievement’ was killing Palestinians.
Benjamin Netanyahu is no different, perhaps much worse.
However, many Arabs in the Gulf countries are beginning to wake up.
They are not buying into the so-called “peace initiative” and are contemptuous of such plans.
There is possibility of turmoil and bloodshed in the Gulf shaikhdoms.
Initially, these regimes played the Islamic card to garner people’s support. Now they are trying to reverse course.
This poses a serious threat to the illegitimate Arabian monarchies’ rule.
Most Arabs will not abandon Islam or the Palestinian cause for night clubs and brothels that many of these Arabian rulers want to promote.
Such instability will play into the hands of the Zionists and the US.
Dr Mustafa Mheta is Researcher/Head of Africa Desk, Media Review Network, Johannesburg