Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro in an Op-Ed in newspaper Granma has compared Jewish army’s war on Gaza with Nazis mass killing of Jews in Europe in the 1940s.
Castro also slammed Washington for its military and moral support to the Zionist regime in carrying out the Palestinian Holocaust, as “disgusting”.
“I think that a new and disgusting form of fascism is emerging with considerable force at this moment in human history,” Castro wrote.
Castro’s article appeared as a 72-hour truce took hold in the Gaza Strip, with Israel withdrawing occupation forces after a month of relentless attacks on mostly civilian targets that killed nearly 1,900 Palestinians, including over 400 children.
“Why does the government of this country (Israel) think that the world will be impervious to this macabre genocide that is being committed today against the Palestinian people?” he asked.
“Maybe it hopes that the complicity of the North American (US and Canada) empire will be ignored in this shameless massacre?” the 87-year-old former president said.
The month-long Israeli missile-drone ponding left 1,900 Gazan dead including 400 children. The infrastructure loss is estimated over $6 billion. Israeli military has claimed 68 of its soldiers and three civilian died during the latest Gaza War. According to Hamas sources, Gazan fighters killed more than 150 Israeli soldier.
The Zionist regime has decided to accept a 72-hour ceasefire written by Israeli military strategists for American John Kerry and Egyptian military dictator Gen Sisi. Why Netanyahu accepted the ceasefire without accomplishing his original goal of destroying Gaza’s Islamic resistance? The answer comes from Israeli columnist Noam Sheizaf, published by Israeli website +972 magazine on August 4, 2014.
“Netanyahu is the longest serving prime minister since David Ben-Gurion. Some people accuse him of lacking a strategy, but that is a shallow assessment. Netanyahu has been carrying out his strategy for years now. The failure of the peace talks and the war in Gaza are part of the same game, which is about maintaining the current status quo and doing so by force, if necessary,” Sheizaf wrote.
Fidel Castro is a great admirer of Imam Khomeini, the leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. Hearing the news of Imam Khomeini’s death in 1989, Fidel Castro remarked: “Today, the world lost the greatest revolutionary.” More than six million mourners from around the world attended Imam Khomeini’s state funeral. In July 2001, Imam Khomeini’s grandson, Sheikh Hassan Khomeini made a 4-day visit to Havana on Fidel Castro’s invitation. Young Hassan was received at Jose Marti international airport by Cuban vice-president Carlos Lage and other government high officials. The Iranian guest was given a 21-gun salute at the airport.
Earlier in May 2001, Fidel Castro paid a 3-day visit to Iran where he met with the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatullah Ali Khamenei and President Mohammad Khatemi. He also addressed several large student forums. In a joint statement at the end of Castro’s state visit, both countries expressed their support to the “continuing struggle of Palestinian people to gain their rights and above all, the right of self-determination and right of return for all Palestinian refugees”.
And while talking about mourners, let us not forget the good-old Rabbi Michael Lerner, who on August 4, 2014, mourned the death of Judaism at the hands of Israel.
“Tisha B’av, the Jewish commemoration of disasters that happened to us through Jewish history, I’m going to be fasting and mourning also for a Judaism being murdered by Israel,” Rabbi Lerner wrote.