What are the Palestinians to do to secure their rights now that they are not entitled to self-defence?

Brum2Jerusalem Blog

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 15/5/2021

Israeli police use tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse Palestinians who were standing at Al-Aqsa Mosque's gates to prevent raids by extremist Jews, in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021 [Eyad Tawil / Anadolu Agency]

Israeli police use tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse Palestinians who were standing at Al-Aqsa Mosque’s gates to prevent raids by extremist Jews, in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021 [Eyad Tawil / Anadolu Agency]

Over the past few days, our TV screens have been filled with wall-to-wall coverage of the Israeli attacks on Palestinians across historic Palestine in which they have not distinguished between residents of Jerusalem, Jenin, Lydda or Gaza. While Palestinians try to survive the most horrendous onslaught in Gaza, and as they call for help from the so-called international community to end their suffering once and for all, the calls have fallen on deaf ears. The countries supposedly holding democratic, humanitarian and universal values responded with a resounding dismissal of the application of these values to Palestinians, or at least their governments have.

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