TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior human rights activist from Sweden condemned Israel for recent killings of civilians in the Gaza Strip and said the Zionist regime is pursuing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians through “letting loose” the racist elements in its army.
“The Israeli regime is letting loose the racist elements in its army, allowing them to shoot to kill indiscriminately,” Ulf Sandmark said in an interview with the Press Shia News Agency.
“These Israeli racists are allowed to pursue the ethnic cleansing, their Final Solution, just like their Daesh allies did against the Yazidis in Iraq, and their Saudi Wahhabi friends pursue dramatically against the Zaydis in Yemen by attacking the sole lifeline port of Hodeida,” he added.
Sandmark is a Swedish economist and human rights activist as well as a longtime collaborator of American political figure Lyndon H. LaRouche. Sandmark is the chairman of the Schiller Institute in Sweden and the Stockholm Correspondent for the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR). As a child, he lived for three years with his family in Addis Ababa and became active in Third world development issues at the time of his studies at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has written many articles and proposals for development programs, including "The Phoenix program – Discussion points for the reconstruction of Syria" (coauthor Hussein Askary) about how to realize the major potential for recovery in linking up Syria to the New Silk Road. As a chairman for 20 years of the Anti-Drug Coalition in Sweden, he has written about how to dismantle the drug banks and their narco-terrorist bands. He has also delivered speeches to various international conferences, including a two-day conference held in London last year to “support the Yemeni people against the Anglo-American-Saudi imperial war”.
Following is the full text of the interview:
Press Shia: As you know, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan each year, Muslims and anti-Israeli activists hold worldwide demonstrations to express their solidarity with the defenseless people of Palestine. Israeli soldiers on Monday shot and killed another Palestinian near the Gaza border three days after they killed a 21-year-old medical nurse and injured dozens more during mass protests in the same area dubbed the "Great March of Return". Since March 30, Israeli troops have killed at least 120 Palestinians during the demonstrations along the Gaza border, drawing international condemnation. Most of the dead and the thousands wounded were unarmed civilians against whom Israel was using excessive force. What is our assessment of the developments and the Israeli regime's crimes?
Sandmark: Losing his war against Syria and being blocked from attacking Lebanon, (Benjamin) Netanyahu turns his wrath solely on the Palestinians in his effort to escalate the tensions and division in the whole region. The Israeli regime is letting loose the racist elements in its army, allowing them to shoot to kill indiscriminately. These Israeli racists are allowed to pursue the ethnic cleansing, their Final Solution, just like their Daesh allies did against the Yazidis in Iraq, and their Saudi Wahhabi friends pursue dramatically against the Zaydis in Yemen by attacking the sole lifeline port of Hodeida. Keeping tensions on the brink of a full-scale war is a personal survival tactic to stay in power for the scandalized Netanyahu, but also for his masters in the modern form of the British Empire who are "threatened" by the breakout of peace in East Asia and therefore rely on escalating the conflicts in West Asia to keep the world divided and maintain global control. The British are now blocked from using the Korean conflict to stop the rapprochement between the Russian and American presidents. To stop that, the British now "need" to escalate the West Asian conflicts to the brink of nuclear war.
Press Shia: Another round of the Great March of Return protests were held on Friday concurrently with similar anti-Israeli demonstrations around the world to mark the International Quds Day. The National Committee of the Great March of Return said the protests would not end until the world listens to the Palestinians' legitimate demand for returning to their homeland and breaking the siege on Gaza. What do you think about the Palestinians' demands?
Sandmark: The Palestinians should ask to be included in the broad peace plan, which (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin is trying to coordinate with (US) President (Donald) Trump and all sides of the conflicts in the region. The basis for this peace plan is to provide safety for all parties in a true win-win policy. By removing terrorist threats and other excuses for the British-owned war dogs, the Russian president masterminds the settlements of as many conflicts as possible at the same time. He is working together with the Chinese President Xi Jinping making room for a new paradigm of relations among nations working for the common aims of mankind, which is rapidly implemented with the giant, worldwide Belt & Road Initiative.
The Palestinians could facilitate the inclusion of Palestine and Israel in President Putin’s peace plan by acting against Daesh terrorists and other British Empire provocateurs. The Israeli government, by letting loose its Jabotinsky fascist elements, is destroying whatever moral fabrics remain in its people and destroying any Jewish moral authority everywhere. Netanyahu is a dangerous traitor not working for the people of Israel, but for the foreign powers who are ready to sacrifice Israel and world Jews, just like he is butchering the Palestinians, for the cause of bringing war with Iran and from there into a worldwide nuclear confrontation. Israel needs to rid itself of its traitorous fascist regime, end its apartheid policy and implement democratic rights for everyone in Israel, including the Palestinians, and also to bring freedom to the modern day concentration camp victims in Gaza.
Press Shia: Israel has rejected international calls for probes into recent deaths and insisted that its open-fire rules for Gaza will not change. Some Western states, particularly the US and Britain, who call themselves champions of human rights, have supported the Tel Aviv regime's crimes against Palestinians. The UN has also failed to restore the rights of the people. What do you think? What role can Muslim countries play in protecting the rights of the oppressed people of Palestine?
Sandmark: The old paradigm of geopolitics and permanent conflict is about to be replaced by the new paradigm of world relations. True world leaders, like Presidents Putin and Xi, are skillfully avoiding the provocations by the British Empire, and its neoconservative lackeys around the world, to stage conflicts that could split the world like during the lost 20th Century with its two World Wars and the long Cold War. The Syrian military allies in the long war have learned to look through the constant British steered machinations to escalate the conflict into the, long sought for, full-scale confrontation between the US and Russia. The Syrian president, Bashar Assad, with the support of Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, has brilliantly implemented not only a broad national defense mobilization but also a patient reconciliation policy to turn around their enemies to join the Syrian national government side or just leave. This is the new paradigm policy trying to find the win-win solutions at the level of the highest principles of the nation and among nations.
The Muslim countries need to look at the Koreas who, under the umbrella of cooperation among the bigger neighbor nations and together with the US, are trying to replace the world's oldest, "insoluble" frozen conflict, with a peace treaty which could make possible an open and respectful cooperation. The Muslim countries need to facilitate and broaden the peace plan of the Russian president, to Palestine, to Yemen, and to the old Iran-US conflict. They need to welcome and facilitate any meeting between the Presidents Putin and Trump to sort out the implementation of the peace plan on a win-win basis for as many conflicts as possible.
Ultimatums, although correct from the standpoint of history and higher justice, thrown from far away, like calling for "the immediate return of all Palestinian refugees", help neither any peace nor the Palestinians. Is it not the right of the Palestinians themselves to decide the conditions for peace with their enemy Israel? Is it not so that calling for "Death to Israel" hands over to the fascist enemies there, the right to pursue a jihad in the name of self-defense? Is it not better to rejoice over the downfall of the paradigm of the British Empire 2.0 which is the common enemy of mankind? Is it not better to rejoice over the emerging New Silk Road paradigm pursuing the common aims of mankind?