Know your Enemy


by Mujeres de Negro 

Political career

Shimon Peres, born in Poland, was the Prime Minister of so-called Jewish state from 1984 to 1986. In addition to several other important government posts, Peres also served as the leader of the Labor party. In 1992 he lost the party leadership to Yitzhak Rabin, who subsequently became prime minister. Rabin appointed Peres foreign minister of Israel, and in September 1993 Peres signed a peace agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Peres and the Haganah

In 1947 Peres joined the Haganah, the major underground Jewish military organization formed of a lot of gangs which were responsible for murdering thousands of Palestinians. That same year, David Ben-Gurion, the leader of the Haganah and soon to be the first prime minister of Israel, appointed Peres as head of Haganah's manpower, and then of its arms procurement. In 1952 he was appointed deputy director-general of the ministry of defense; within a year and because he proved to be brutal with the indigenous population (the Palestinians) he was promoted to director-general. Peres, the peace lover, played a major role to develop Israel's government weapons industry and establish Israel's nuclear weapons program.

Peres, the peace maker, served as deputy minister of defense where he helped advance Israel's arms industry.

In March of 1996 Peres was took action against Palestinians in the West Bank in and he authorized Israeli soldiers to arrest and cordon off the homes of bombing suspects, as well as to seal off West Bank villages and towns to prevent Palestinian movement. To promote extra security, he suspended the employment of Palestinians by Israelis, and bolstered army and police patrols in Jerusalem.

Peres was Responsible for Israel's 1996 shelling of civilians in Qana, Lebanon

Of all the horrible massacres committed against Muslims and Arabs, Qana Massacre was the worst. This massacre was committed during the reign of Peres who ordered his heavy armed army to attack Lebanese areas killing scores of armless kids and women. The massacre was an act of deliberate terror aimed at punishing civilians for Tel-Aviv's failure to bring an end to Lebanese resistance and determination to liberate their lands from Israeli occupation. The Qana is only one in a series of massacres that Israel committed since its illegal creation by the West on Palestinian soil. Israel has shown the entire world that it is always capable, with plenty of American help, of acquiring and using the most sophisticated technology to kill and maim, to orphan and widow, and to destroy and burn people who have done them no harm! It was Peres who called those series of attack Operation Grapes of Wrath; may God's Wrath be on him.

Now we are not going to talk a lot. We will leave the chance to the well-known British journalist, Robert Fisk, who was an eye-witness to the massacre that Peres himself committed when he was Prime Minster of the enemy on April 18, 1996

Qana by Robert Fisk

written by reporter Robert Fisk and published in London's The Independent

Qana, Southern Lebanon -- It was a massacre. Not since Sabra and Chatila had I seen the innocent slaughtered like this. The Lebanese refugee women and children and men lay in heaps, their hands or arms or legs missing, beheaded or disemboweled. There were well over a hundred of them. A baby lay without a head. The Israeli shells had scythed through them as they lay in the United Nations shelter, believing that they were safe under the world's protection. Like the Muslims of Srebrenica, the Muslims of Qana were wrong.

In front of a burning building of the UN's Fijian battalion headquarters, a girl held a corpse in her arms, the body of a gray-haired man whose eyes were staring at her, and she rocked the corpse back and forth in her arms, keening and weeping and crying the same words over and over: "My father, my father." A Fijian UN soldier stood amid a sea of bodies and, without saying a word, held aloft the body of a headless child.

The Israelis have just told us they'll stop shelling the area, a UN soldier said, shaking with anger. "Are we supposed to thank them?" In the remains of a burning building -- the conference room of the Fijian UN headquarters -- a pile of corpses was burning. The roof had crashed in flames onto their bodies, cremating them in front of my eyes. When I walked towards them, I slipped on a human hand...

Israel's slaughter of civilians in this terrible 10-day offensive -- 206 by last night -- has been so cavalier, so ferocious, that not a Lebanese will forgive this massacre. There had been the ambulance attacked on Saturday, the sisters killed in Yohmor the day before, the 2-year-old girl decapitated by an Israeli missile four days ago. And earlier yesterday, the Israelis had slaughtered a family of 12 -- the youngest was a four- day-old baby -- when Israeli helicopter pilots fired missiles into their home.

Shortly afterwards, three Israeli jets dropped bombs only 250 meters from a UN convoy on which I was traveling, blasting a house 30 feet into the air in front of my eyes. Traveling back to Beirut to file my report on the Qana massacre to the Independent last night, I found two Israeli gunboats firing at the civilian cars on the river bridge north of Sidon.

Every foreign army comes to grief in Lebanon. The Sabra and Chatila massacre of Palestinians by Israel's militia allies in 1982 doomed Israel's 1982 invasion. Now the Israelis are stained again by the bloodbath at Qana, the scruffy little Lebanese hill town where the Lebanese believe Jesus turned water into wine.

. . . The blood of all the refugees ran quite literally in streams from the shell-smashed UN compound in which the Shiite Muslims from the hill villages of southern Lebanon -- who had heeded Israel's order to leave their homes -- had pathetically sought shelter. Fijian and French soldiers heaved another group of dead -- they lay with their arms tightly wrapped around each other -- into blankets.

A French UN trooper muttered oaths to himself as he opened a bag in which he was dropping feet, fingers, pieces of people's arms.

And as we walked through this obscenity, a swarm of people burst into the compound. They had driven in wild convoys down from Tyre and began to pull the blankets off the mutilated corpses of their mothers and sons and daughters and to shriek Allahu Akbar (God is Great") and to threaten the UN troops…

As for the Hizbollah, which has repeatedly promised that Israelis will pay for their killing of Lebanese civilians, its revenge cannot be long in coming. Operation Grapes of Wrath may then turn out to be all too aptly named.

God's Wrath

Some political analysts even say that Shimon Peres is more dangerous than Sharon himself. They add that everybody knows that Sharon is a war criminal. But Peres claims that he wants and works for peace while in darkness he support every policy and every procedure that makes the Palestinians' life miserable. This is Peres. This is the man of peace. This is the man who adores peace. And this is what he did. And terrible Qana massacre is a clear testimony. And remember; Peres is considered the peace-lover. Here is a question that needs your answer; if this is the Zionist peace lover, how would a Zionist war-lover be???

We finally hope that one day when the sun of truth and justice will prevail—we hope that this unrepentant was criminal will be sentenced to whatever he deserves.