Senin, Januari 26, 2009


The Leader of the Revolution Attends GPC Festive Session

Benghazi- 1.9.2008 (2 Ramadhan 1429 H)

The Leader of the Revolution attended last night a special session of the General People's Congress in the city of Benghazi to mark the 39th anniversary of the Great al Fateh Revolution.
The Leader addressed the GPC session, devoting his speech to two main issues, the treaty of partnership and cooperation signed by Libya and Italy on Saturday.
The second issue is distribution of oil wealth directly to all Libyans and its consequences.
The Leader indicated that as discussion of the Italian colonial era was underway Libya had threatened to scale up relations with Italy to zero unless Italy admitted its guilt and fairly compensated the Libyan people for its occupation of Libya.
The Leader referred to the joint Libyan Italian Declaration issued in July 1998 under the government of Romano Brodi which implied an apology and recognition of compensation but never implemented because of procrastination and lack of sincerity on both
The Leader said ten years after the declaration it was imperative that a review of Libya's relationship with Italy be considered and Italy would be asked either to commit itself to apology and compensation or sever relations with it.
He said the painstaking effort led to the treaty which we signed yesterday.
The leader went on to say that Italy's promise to compensate, so as to close this file was meant to bring about a new precedent in international law ..that would consolidate the principle that he who colonize must compensate those he colonized was not driven by the desire for money but rather the condemnation of colonialism as a failed project.
The Leader said that once the treaty entered into force, it would enter Libya's relationship with Italy into a new era of cooperation and friendship, turning forever the dark page of colonial times.

Text of the Leader's speech in the grand festive session of the General People's Committee marking the 39th anniversary of Great al-Fateh Revolution Sunday night in Benghazi

Benghazi, 01.09.2008 (2 Ramadhan 1429 H)

The Leader of the Revolution last night delivered a speech in the opening session of the General People's Committee marking the 39th anniversary of the Great al-Fateh Revolution in the city of Benghazi, where the cheering activists welcomed him reaffirming their everlasting coalescence with him as the Leader of the Great Revolution and the maker of the Libyan people's historic victories; the latest of which, Italy's apology to the Libyan people for the period of Italian colonialism and its recognition of the Libyan people's right of compensation, which confirmed immortalization of thousands of the Libyan martyrs; among of whom, the Abduassalam Abuminiar al-Gadhafi, the first martyr of the first battle in 1911, and the last, Omar al-Mukhtar, the last martyr of the last battle in 1931.

Text of the Leader's speech in the grand festive session of the General People's Committee marking the 39th anniversary of Great al-Fateh Revolution Sunday night in Benghazi

Benghazi, 1.09.2008 (2 Ramadhan 1429 H)

Following is the text of the leader's speech :
In the name of Allah.

Happy blessed Ramadan and the anniversary of the Revolution .
We try to make our speech in brief and to benefit from this important meeting with the activists of the great Libyan people.
It is useful to review some issues that concern us away from composition and rhetorical speeches.

There are two issues I would like to talk about in brief:
The first one the '' Treaty '' which was signed with Italy yesterday and the other issue is '' distribution of Oil wealth '' and its consequences.

That was long struggle against Italy. Needless to say that Italy made us suffering when it colonized us.

Not only Italy, but also all of the colonizing countries. What did France do in Algeria? What did it do in Tunisia? What did it do in Morocco? What did it do in Syria .. in Lebanon? What did England do in Egypt .. in Yemen .. in Sudan? What did Portugal, Spain Holland and Germany do in other countries?
After the Revolution, we decided not to overlook such things perpetrated against us.

The Italians today said "We are Italy of today and not that of yesterday". They said "We executed Mussolini who made you suffering and dragged him in streets, and so was Graziani. We executed all of those and won victory over them; and the Italian people got rid of monarchy".
We found an Italian army of 20 or 30 thousand soldiers in Libya; they occupied agricultural lands, shops, workshops and all economic activities in Libya, especially in Tripoli and neighboring cities. That means, their farms extended from Misurata to Tarhuna and Zawia; all agricultural lands were in the hands of Italians when the revolution broke out.

As we expelled the British whose forces were entering Libya as if entering part of Britain .. British forces were taking off from Cyprus and Europe and land in Butnan like in Scotland. They were moving around here as if inside Britain .
The same thing was with the Americans who were occupying Libyan land.. Libya was under military occupation when we carried out the Revolution in this same night of 1969.

Of course, the British and the Americans were expelled because they have no properties, they entered the Libyan land and were evicted from it .
But, the Italians have properties.. they own agriculture, buildings, streets, workshops and all economic activities. They were disowned of these Libyan properties that they regarded as their own and they also were expelled.

After this file was opened , it can not be closed unless it is settled.
Expelling them was unquestionable and the Libyan properties that were under their hands were restored from them by the Revolution .

Afterwards we found that we have thousands of Libyans arrested by Italy inside Libya and were transferred to Italy .. to the Italian Islands, and since then no one asked about them.

I even asked some MP's who were nationalists .. In the previous agent toppled monarch era, there were MP's whom we consider as patriots like " Sheikh Subhi'' , ''al-Magharbi'', Mustafa Ben Ammer and like Ali Mustafa al-Musrati and others .
At that time, we were young and students admiring patriotic Representatives. After the Revolution I asked them, how come you were MP's and at that time, perhaps there were exiled still alive and their sons alive ands you did not open this file with Italy though you were visiting Italy for tourism and you have good relation with Italy that exiled 4000 or 5000 Libyans ?
Why did not you ask about those Libyans and their fate , even if they were sheep, we must ask about them. If one transferred say 5000 she- camel or cow, one has to ask about them and say where did you keep this livestock wealth, so how about 5000 human beings?

They said, this is a reality but it did not come up to our minds..
It is strange thing, those representatives of the rotten era who were providing meals of rice in order to give them your votes and nominate them as your representatives in elections .. but the case of Libyans exiled to Italy , a tragedy like this, they were unable to defend it .

We opened this file , regrettably, it was open after the Revolution at a late time, We asked about this case they said there were no Libyans and we do not know what happened to them .
Of course this file still open and I will mention later what the treaty said about it.

We found antiques had been stolen .. and I asked them: Why you, the representatives, the reign and the ones who say Libya became independent on 24 December in 51 or 52, did not ask for the antiques? Why the Italians did not return them back?

The Italians said no one asked them to return back those antiques.
Your rulers and representatives, to whom you gave your votes and fought for, did not asked for those antiques!! Why they didn't say: we want to retrieve our antiques, or find us our expelled people.

Later on, the American aggression on Libya took place in 1986, as you know; the American Sixth Fleet took part in the aggression, especially on the city of Benghazi. The jets that bombarded Bnina Airport were of the American Sixth Fleet, which receives commands from Napoli in Italy and directed by a station in Lampedusa Island, 300 km off the Libyan shores.

The aggression came from Italy .. We said how come from Italy? Didn't you say that Italy was a friend of ours? And Italy was no longer the Colonialist one? They said the forces were American and Italy was a NATO member. NATO is led by America and dominated by it. America took part in a war and was assisted by Britain. Jets took off from Britain, America and the Sixth Fleet, which set off from Italy".

We told them that the file had not been closed; we would never forgive Italy for what it had perpetrated against us .. It displaced us; displaced our people to live in the world's neighboring countries; you destroyed our land and filled it with mines; you erected gibbets, where thousands of martyrs had been hanged; even Omar al-Mukhtar, the hero of the Libyan resistance, was executed by hanging instead of shooting; they considered him as a rebel against the government .. which government? They said Italy's government. Was the Italian government a Libyan one?!!

After that -as we said- they seized properties and became theirs.
The Italian colonialism was ended just after the Italians had been evicted from Libya after the revolution.

They planted our lands with mines; we paid the price of those mines for tens of years, where people died, animals died and land was destroyed. We asked several foreign companies to work in certain areas, they refused because of mines .. costs were high. If you want us to work in those areas, you have to demine them first. The mines made many Libyans to lose arms, legs and many other were injured by those mines. Afterwards, we got rid of those mines on our own and gave the price of demining.

I told them it will not be possible for me to visit it..I may visit any other country in Europe but not Italy.. I will not visit it because there is vengeance between us and it ..I told them that I prefer that the enmity continues until a generation of Libyans are able to take revenge from Italy. All we had been able to do thus far is evict you demand the whereabouts of exiles and the removal of landmines but the issue of refuge we leave it to future generations.

The Italians say" we are neighbours we are facing one another on the Mediterranean..Italy wants to correct its mistakes .. we let us be friends..we said we will not accept ..this is a revenge that will stand out ..we named 7th October the Day of Vengeance and deliberately expelled the Italians on the same day they invaded ..that day we still commemorate every year.

I personally wrote a story for a film called "injustice" or "Years of suffering" still being made, to show the Italian people the suffering endured by the Libyan people.

They said there was a treaty made in 1956 with the Kingdom of Libya and closed the subject .. Shameful thing: They paid about one million dinars or some thing like that. The Italians and the Libyans agents who were ruling in 56 . they ended every thing and they said we forgive you.. If only they mentioned the exiled or asked to remove mines since there were mines at that time , but none of that happened.

We have become - in fact - in big problem and discussion with them and we imposed sanctions on Italian companies , we made sanctions - those at the General People's Committee are the ones who know more about that - while the Italians were worried and asked to lift these sanctions on Italian companies.
Abdu-Rahman .. Clarify the sanctions imposed on Italian companies ?

____________Intervention by Abdul Rahman Shalgam, Secretary of GPC for
Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation :
" The Revolution's Command Council issued in 1970 a law stating that no Italian company has the right to register or work in Libya or renew its registration or given a license except by a decree by the Cabinet at that time and afterwards this authorization was transferred to General People's Committee.

In accordance with that , any Italian company - as I said - in order to register or work in Libya must be referred to Secretary of GPC for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation and the Secretary of GPC for Economy in order to review and study that case by case , then transferred to General People's Committee to grant license while other companies of any other nationality in the world were to register at GPC for Economy and carry out its works.

The Leader: Those were restrictions on Italian companies. They asked to lift those restrictions; we told them that we could not lift those restrictions before the problem between us and them was settled.

Actually, if the problem had not been settled, the relations between Italy and Libya would have been turned into hostile relations.
Of course Italy and Libya are in need of each other; at least Italy is need of Libya. As you know, the Libyan gas is exported to Italy and the Libyan oil is exported to Italy and the other European countries through submarine pipes connecting Libya and Italy; Italy has big interests in Libya.

It we go back to boycott, the matter would be disaster for Italy; we have threatened with this; we told them: if this files is not closed, we will bring relations to zero; they say: Why? we are friends of yours; we are with you in all international arenas, in the UN and others; this means Italy has never been against Libya; it feels regret for the past and for what Italian colonialists did.
In the year 1998, in the period of Prodi, we reached a Libyan-Italian Joint Declaration which recognized compensation; we told them to compensate the Libyan people and offer apology, but that was not put into implementation and was subject to procrastination by both sides; it was not serious.

After tens of years elapsed since the declaration, nothing has changed; accordingly, we had to reconsider relation; procrastination is not acceptable; there should be either commitment, recognition of compensation and apology; and hence good relations or the relation must be ended.

All this conflict resulted in the treaty that we signed yesterday - Treaty and not agreement - '' Treaty of Friendship Partnership and Cooperation between Libyan Jamahiriya and the Italian Republic'' .

Of course, this treaty were not read to you in full and it is not published , but you only heard about its content.. At the beginning it talks about '' political equality '' , in other words every country respects the other one .. Italy respects Libya and Libya respects Italy . Each country is free in its policies; in other words no one has the right to intervene , and not to resort to threat or use of force.. In other words, Italy does not use force against Libya and vice- versa and to ensure that force is not to be used between the two countries or colonialism and non- intervention in any form in the internal affairs of the state.

The important thing in this article is respect of the principles of international legitimacy, so Italy will not use or allow the use of its territories in any hostile action against Libya.

This is very important and it has been under long discussion in order to be included in the treaty and they said : '' We, Italy guarantee and pledge not to commit an aggression on Libya '' . We told them this is not enough .. They said How come not enough ? We told them because in 86 aggression against Libyan territories had come from Italy . They said it was not Italy , it came from America . We said , what is the use that you guarantee that no one will use you against Libya . What we want is that you ensure that neither America nor NATO are to use Italian territories against Libya.

After a long discussion we told them, then we would not make a treaty or reach any result ... Leave revenge to future generations and hostile relation remain better that aborting it.

This was article ( 4 ) '' In respect of principles of international legitimacy, Italy will not use or allow the use of its territories in any aggression against Libya and Libya will not use or allow the use of its territories in any hostile action against Italy '' .
This was the important article that Italy does not allow, according to this treaty even others to use its territories against Libya like what happened in the year 86.
Why did we strike the Island of Lampedusa in 86 ? Because the American Army used it. the American Third Fleet used this island .. the radar and direction station.

Additionally, there is another issue; the issue of "Dialogue of cultures and civilizations" .. That means don't impose your moral conducts on us and tell us to act the way you do; in turn we don't tell you to act the way we do.

Each group of people has its own culture, religion and traditions which must be respected. What we see now is that the west with America at the top is imposing it conducts on the third world. "If they walk body naked in streets, we have to do the same; otherwise they say we are backward or they won't make deals with us" .. they tell us to form parties, or they won't deal with us; so that they make parties against us; the tell us to carry out elections, or they won't deal with us.. They say they don't accept those crimes. They are some things in Quran and Islam which they said they don't accept them; Europe does not recognize these things; you have to change them if you want to be civilized"

Now, they impose several things on other countries .. they want interfere in the Islamic Sharia, Awqaf (endowment) and also the faith, the same way they impose on the gulf states and those regions. They interfere into Quran, faith, Hajj (Pilgrimage) and Zakat (alms).

They said no one can offer zakat to anybody else; this anybody else can be a terrorist and works for Bin Laden .. Zakat must be given to the government, if you want to offer Zakat. You know what they did with the spouse of the Saudi ambassador. She offered a person a Zaka of two thousand dollars; they said: How come you gave that person that money. That person could a Bin Laden's follower, a terrorist? You had to offer the two thousand dollars to the Saudi government, then the government can decide to whom it may give.

Then came the closure of the file of the past which Italy pledged to compensate..but as I told you yesterday nothing could compensate the blood of our fathers and the Italian occupation of Libya.

This the reality ..if someone offered to be a friend of you ..if he did this in good faith and you have recovered what he had taken from you then you might say yes we can be friends behave as equals.

The Italian compensation pledge was meant to consolidate the principle that he who colonize must stand to account for his act..this will be a new precedent in international law that will help prevent repeat of colonialism.

Apology and compensation was meant to condemn colonialism .. to condemn the occupation of Libya and indeed occupation anywhere and is a condemnation of the colonial project as a failure As far as we are concerned we are in no need for money from Italy or elsewhere ..we are in a strong position ..but we look for a new rule a new precedent in international law.

In this treaty Italy pledges - of course when it is approved by Italian Parliament and by Libyan People's Congresses , it becomes effective- to pay a quarter of a billion Dollars yearly for 20 years to come .

In other words, Italy for 20 years will pay the Libyan people a quarter billion every year > this is a good thing, if a poor country it is very important , but for us we are not interested in the material aspect, but what is important for us is to apply the new rule and that is colonialism must compensate the colonized peoples.
For 20 years Italy will carry out projects by building hundreds of houses at its expense in the areas destroyed by mines and by granting undergraduate and graduate scholarships for ( 100 ) Libyan students, renewable every time students finish their studies another ( 100 ) students will be sent instead and all these scholarships are funded by Italy.

Then, Libyans that can not be treated at the hospital that Italy Built in Benghazi for transplant and rehabilitation of the disabled as a result of mines and which was funded by Italy and which came as part of the declaration done in 98 that Italy builds a Medical Center in Benghazi for transplanting parts cut by mines - So those who can not be treated at the center in Benghazi are to be transferred to Italy for treatment at Italy's expense .

In this treaty Italy pledges - of course when it is approved by Italian Parliament and by Libyan People's Congresses , it becomes effective- to pay a quarter of a billion Dollars yearly for 20 years to come .

In other words, Italy for 20 years will pay the Libyan people a quarter billion every year > this is a good thing, if a poor country it is very important , but for us we are not interested in the material aspect, but what is important for us is to apply the new rule and that is colonialism must compensate the colonized peoples.
For 20 years Italy will carry out projects by building hundreds of houses at its expense in the areas destroyed by mines and by granting undergraduate and graduate scholarships for ( 100 ) Libyan students, renewable every time students finish their studies another ( 100 ) students will be sent instead and all these scholarships are funded by Italy.

Then, Libyans that can not be treated at the hospital that Italy Built in Benghazi for transplant and rehabilitation of the disabled as a result of mines and which was funded by Italy and which came as part of the declaration done in 98 that Italy builds a Medical Center in Benghazi for transplanting parts cut by mines - So those who can not be treated at the center in Benghazi are to be transferred to Italy for treatment at Italy's expense .

Then it will resume paying pensions to worthy Libyans, civilians, military and worthy heirs in conformity with the Italian regulations.

We told them the Libyan who fought alongside the Italians in the Italian military and recruited them by force, making them fight in Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia, have the right to retirement, you turned them into Italian how can you abandon them?

How can guarantee the thing we put forth in the treaty, they will resume paying salaries to heirs, because certainly they are not alive.
Then returning the manuscripts and antiquities, which we said they looted from Libya and taken it to Italy, no one talked about it until now, after the revolution we began talking after opening this file, the antiquities taken by the Italians, we asked about them.

In 1999, when D'Alema was Italy's prime minister, he returned a statue the whole world knew, the ordinary individual wouldn't its value, but the world, universities and archeologists knew know the goddess of beauty "Venus", he delivered it to us in a special cargo plane and it put in the museum.
Of course we were supposed to celebrate this, but for the Libyans "well it came and that's it".

Now, when our friend Berlusconi came yesterday he brought another very important statue "The Venus of Cyrene", which they took around 1936 and before that in 1913 they took Venus the goddess of beauty.

------Interposition: the Secretary of the GPC for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation.

"They found it in Cyrene in 1913, but they didn't immediately take it to Italy, because they found it broken, they left for a while...just as you said, it's regarded the institutions of the art of the Romans, Greeks and Phoenicians...and leader, now it's priceless.

***The Leader:

Berlusconi brought with him this famous statue "The Venus of Cyrene", which they took around 1935, it was discovered about 1800 years ago...about 1800 it was discovered off the shores of Cyrene, after taking it out of the sea it was then taken to Italy around 1935, the Libya didn't saying anything.

A right no one asking for one demanded it, now, we told them where is Venus the goddess of love and beauty that was in Cyrene? they said that they have taken it in 1913, and we told them bring it back, they replied sorry the Italian governor presented it to the German military commander, since Germany helped Italy during the war, and he was rewarded with the great statue, we said we do not recognize this, whether you've given it to Germany or Mars, we want the statue, they went to Germany and returned the statue...the Venus statue, it was returned when D'Alema was the prime minister.

"The Venus of Cyrene" came yesterday, and will be put in the Libyan museum.
The pact says "returning manuscripts and antiquities that were taken from Libya to Italy during the colonial period, the joint committee points out the manuscripts and antiquities that will be the subject of legal procedures for returning them.

The pact says "Both countries mutually express will to continue cooperating on the mean to reach an agreement regarding the Libyan citizens who were forcefully exiled from Libya during the colonial period, with the determination to close this painful file for which in the joint declaration of 1998 Italy expressed regret for the pain it cause to the Libyan people.

Affirm a firm will to build the stage of bilateral relations that is based on mutual respect, equality, complete cooperation and relation as equals".
This is the backbone of the pact, the material compensation is ion this form, and the moral compensation is what's important.

And I think our friend Berlusconi is a serious and sincere to Italy and the friendship between the two countries, he plays an important role...on the international arena, he's a distinguish figure, he has majority in the Italian parliament, and surely the Italian parliament would approve what the prime minister signed yesterday.

The world would say, as long as we saw the Italian Prime Minister shaking hands and kissing the son of Omar Al-Mukhtar, a new era must have actually began.
Anyway, this is a precedent n the international law, international relations and the world history.

No one imagined that a colonial country would apologize or compensate people they colonized, but now it has become a precedent thanks to the Libyan people and their revolutionists.

And after the Italian parliament and the Libyan people's congresses approve the pact, relations between the countries would go into a new stage, we will forget the abhorrent past and the colonial generations that made this detested past.

I think Libya would benefit from this.
Of course Italy is benefiting from Libyan gas and oil, its companies will begin working and getting projects in Libya, it will have the priority as it is a friendly country.

However, at the same time there are issues in the pact concerning the conveying technology from Italy to Libya, and teaching Libyans technology in Italy so they would bring it back to Libya.

I think we've done a lot of things in this area there is no time to read them out, that is Libya will link itself with one of the eight major industrial European country, and a friendly country.

I think after approving this pact, we can set forward to strengthen relations with Italy...relation of the equal and mutual respect.
Both sides are committed to the pact, respecting one another, an no aggression starts from one country to another.
We will begin building beneficial relations with a country such as Italy, I promised this, we will benefit from the economic and technological point of view, even from on the political aspect, we will have a friend in Nato, the EU, the Mediterranean and the 5+5.
This is a great benefit...a moral gain...political and moral gain, we would benefit from it for a long time.

You know the file with America has been finally closed, problems, issues and compensations have ended, we thank the Arab countries, Qatar and Emirates, which help resolve the problem.
The file with France has been closed, the relation with France now is excellent, friendship and cooperation.
And with the support of our brothers in Qatar and Emirates, the file with America has been closed, I think the file has been finally closed and we have a relation of friendship.

Even without friendship, we neither want friendship nor animosity with America, they should just leave us alone.
It's not important that we present ourselves as America's friends...this is insignificant, the important think is to have a relation without animosity, terrorism, war and airstrikes.

They accuse us of bombing, terrorize them and threatening their interests in the world, we did this and killed dozens of Americans, that we instigated the world and supported the revolutionaries in the world against America.
They think we're like this, that Libya is behind any threat against American interest in the world, they accuse us of this.
Consequently, they tell us "Why do you angry when we attack you, when we punish at the Security Council, when we impose sanctions against you, instigate the world you, put on the list of terrorism sponsoring states, because you begun, you destroyed American ships and planes and killed hundreds of Americans, and you attacked us in different places".
This is what the Americans say...we are oppressed - you attacked us - America said it is innocent - we the Americans are oppressed, we're kind people, you attacked us in Rome, in Berlin, in Oceans, at our home land and everywhere on land sea and air, you Libyan killed hundreds of Americans, we should retaliate".

(Benghazi, 1 Al-Fateh 2008/2 Ramadhan 1429 H/1376 WR)



Serangan brutal Israel ke Jalur Gaza yang dilakukan pada tgl. 27 Desember 2008 hingga 20 Januari 2009, didahului oleh kunjungan Menlu Israel Tzipi Livni dan bertemu dengan koleganya dari Mesir, Ahmed Abou Al-Geith. Koran internasional Al-Arab yang terbit dari London, edisi Jum’at-Sabtu, 26-27 Desember 2008 memberitakan dalam headlinenya sbb: ‘Levni mencari lampu hijau dri Mesir menunggu waktu yang tepat: Levni mengancam dari Kairo untuk melumat Hamas.

Berikut isi beritanya:

Menlu Israel, Tzipi Livni keluar dari pertemuannya dengan Presiden Mesir, Hosni Mubarak kemarin (Kamis, 25 Desember 2008) untuk mengumumkan keinginan bener-bener dan keseriusan Israel untuk melakukan serangan militer guna menghentikan ‘kekuasaan’ Gerakan Hamas terhadap Jalur Gaza Palestina, dan memberitahukan para wartawan bahwasanya kail telah ditebar…dan situasi akan berubah.

Livni mengancam sikap permusuhannya tersebut setelah bertemu dengan beberapa pejabat Mesir, antara lain Presiden Hosni Mubarak. Sumber diplomatik menyatakan bahwasanya Livni telah memberitahukan pejabat Mesir mengenai strategi serangan kilat ke Jalur Gaza. Dia menandaskan dalam konferensi pers selama 90 menit bersama koleganya dari Mesir, Ahmed Abou Al-Geith bahwasanya situasi di Gaza sebagai duri bagi pendirian negara palestina. Dia mengikuti perkembangan bahwasanya Hamas telah menetapkan tujuan dan target Israel dan hal ini sesuatu yang harus dihentkan dan ini akan kami lakukannya dengan serius’.

Dalam konferensi pers Abou Al-Gheith tidak dapat mengatakan apa-apa kecuali menekankan dan konfirmasi atas saran pemerintah Mesir kepada kedua belah pihak (Israel dan Palestina) untuk saling menahan diri dan memudahkan jala mencapai kepada tahdi’ah (gencatan senjata) baru. Abou Al-Gheit mengatakan bahwa Mesir tidak akan berhenti upayanya dan berusaha untuk menjadi penengah, selama kedua belah pihak berkeinginan yang demikian tersebut. Akan tetapi Mesir tidak dapat meyakinkan dan memaksa keduanya untuk kembali kepada tahdiah selama adanya ketegangan yang semakin memuncak.

Presiden Mubarak meminta kepada Livni untuk harus menjauh dari cara-cara penggacangan secara maasal rakyat Palestina; sebagaimana para korps diplomatik juga mengingatkan meminta Mesir agar Israel memberikan kemudahan masuknya bantuan yang dikendalikan oleh istri Presiden Mesir, Susan Mubarak yang selama ini masih terbengkalai di pintu masuk Rafah, Mesir karena tidak diizinkan Israel.

Pernyataan Livni tersebut menimbulkan ketidanyamanan di dalam lingkungan politikus Mesir dan menganggapnya sebagai penghinaan besar bagi Mesir sebagai ibukota dunia Arab terbesar, seraya menjeleskan dan menunjuk bahwa ancaman Livni yang diucapkan di Mesir sebagai skap permusuhan yang sungguh-sungguh yang diucapkan baru-baru ini sebagai ancaman Tel Aviv terhadap penduduk Jalur Gaza dimana mereka telah kelaparan akibat blokade yang dikenakan selama 2 tahun lalu. Hubungan mesra Mesir-Israel tidak dapat memaksa negara zionisme tersebut untuk mencabut blokade atau memperbolehkan masuknya bantuan kemanusiaan ke Jalur Gaza, pada saat dimana Organisasi Arab dan Islam di Mesir menuduh pemerintah Mesir telah ikut terlibat dan berkontribusi dalam blokade rakyat Palestina di Jalur Gaza.

Ismail Al-Asyqar, Ketua Kelompok Parlemen Hamas dalam pernyataan pers kemarin menyatakan bahwa kunjungan Livni ke Mesir dianggap sebagai premintaan lampu hijau dari Mesir untuk melaksanaan operasi militer secara besar-besaran di Jalaur Gaza. Asyqar megancam bahwa permusushan Israel terhdapat Gaza akan mengembalikan ‘pendudukan’ kepada masa dimana perjuangan menjadi syahid akan kembali menumahkan darah dan tidak akan cukup dengan rudal saja.

Laporan pers Israel mengatakan bahwa operasi militer akan dimulai menuggu cuaca bagus disamping situasi lain – laporan tersebut tidak menyebutkan lebih rinci alasan lain – dan mengisyaratkan bahwa serangan udara akan menjadi tumpuan terbesar dalam serangan brutal Israel nantinya.

Menteri Perang Israel, Yahudi (Ehud) Barak mengatakan pada hari Rabu sore (24/12/2008) bahwa Hamas akan membayar harga yang sangat mahal atas serangan peluru kendalinya yang diluncurkan kepada occupied land Israel. Dia menambahkan bahwa Israel tidak akan membiarkan kelakukan ini terus menerus. Barak menambahkan bahwasanya dia telah mengeluarkan perintah kepada tentara Israel untuk bersiap-siap membalas serangan rudal Hamas tersebut. Pada waktu itu, Sumber-sumber Palestina menyebutkan bahwa unsur Polisi Palestina telah memindahkan sebagian kantor dan pos keamanan mereka di Jalur Gaza mewanti-wanti terhadap serangan Israel; pada saat sumber lain mengungkapkan bahwa tentara Israel meminta kepada pihak Palestina (Fattah) menarik pasukannya dari jalan-jalan di Jalur Gaza untuk melaksanakan serangan militer Israel tapi keterangan tersebut tidak menambahkan penjelasannya.

(Surat kabar internasional ‘Al-Arab’, Lodon, edisi, Jumat-Sabtu, 26-27 Desember 2008).

Jumat, Januari 23, 2009



Oleh: Khalid Meshal, Ketua Kantor Politik Hamas

Khalid Meshal dalam pidato kemenangan Gaza terhadap Israel pada tgl. 21 Januari 2009 yang disiarkan langsung oleh TV Suriah, Palestina dan Al-Jazeera mengatakan:

1. Israel menghentikan permusuhan dan menarik mundur tentaranya tanpa syarat terhadap Muqawamah (Perlawanan).
2. Hamas dan Muqawamah memenangkan pertempuran terhadap musuh.
3. Israel berusaha memaksakan syarat kekalahan pada kami, tapi kami menolak persyaratan mereka.
4. Ini adalah awal pertempuran yang hakiki, dimana bangsa Palestina mendapat kemenangan di tanah air mereka.
5. Kami akan menanggung semua tanggung jawab dan mengobati semua pasien dan penderita akibat serangan brutal Israel.
6. Kami akan memberikan bantuan kepada keluarga syuhada dan penderita luka (al-jarha) dalam bentuk uang.
7. Mengenai bantuan Negara-Negara Arab, kami mengucapkan terima kasih. Tapi berikan bantuan tersebut melalui tangan-tangan pejuang yang bersih. Jangan berikan bantuan tersebut kepada koruptor. Atau silahkan negera-negara donator tersebut menjadi supervisor langsung dalam pembangunan kembali Gaza pasca serangan Israel tersebut.
8. Kami telah menghasilkan beberapa tujuan, antara lain: penyetopan serangan dan pengunduran Israel dari Gaza. Sekarang kami sedang memperjuangkan dua perjuangan lagi, yaitu: menuntut dicabutnya blockade dan membuka pintu gerbang Rafah. Karena Rafah adalah satu-satunya pintu gerbang rakyat Palestina ke dunia Arab dan Luar. Tidak mungkin meminta pembukaan pintu gerbang yang dikuasai musuh.
9. Pertempuran Gaza merupakan awal kemenangan hakiki, dan pembebasan Palestina menjadi fakta dengan Yerusslem sebagai ibu kotanya.
10. Kami ingin rekonsiliasi berdasarkan prinsip Muqawamah dan berpegang teguh pada hak-hak Palestina.
11. Kami meminta dukungan negera-negara Arab dan juga negara-negara Amerika Latin untuk megajukan pemimpin Israel sebagai penjahat perang.

(Al-Jazeera, 21 Januari 2009, Jam 21.15)

Rabu, Januari 21, 2009



Penduduk Gaza tidak mati dengan senjata phosporus bombs, tapi kelaparan dan kehausan

Demikian headline surat kabar internasional ‘Al-Arab’ yang terbit di London, edisi tgl. 15 Januari 2009. Pada saat Israel berlomba dengan waktu untuk menghancurkan dan meluluhlantakkan Jalur Gaza dan mewujudkan mimpi dan tujuannya; 800 ribu penduduk Jalur Gaza berjuang untuk menyambung nyawa mereka dengan tetesan air minum. Penduduk Gaza sudah 19 hari sejak serangan brutal dimulai (27 Desember 2008) tidak ada air minum di kawasan penduduk terpadat di Timur Tengah tersebut.

Ketua PAM Daerah Al-Sahel (Baladiyat Al-Sahel) Munzir Syablaq mengatakan bahwa bencana yang lebih besar sedang dihadapi penduduk Gaza adalah putusnya jaringan pipa air minum yang hancur berantakan akibat serangan brutal Israel ke Jalur Gaza. Karena sumber air tersebut berasal dari kawasan Utara dan Timur Gaza di mana saat ini menjadi pusat konsentrasi serangan Israel. Dia mengatakan bahwa jaringan air minum Jalur Gaza setiap hari mengalirkan air sebanyak 220.000 m3 dan saat ini hanya bisa memproduksi hanya 100.000 m3 saja. Artinya lebih dari 50 % pasokan dari air situ terhenti.

Pada saat penduduk Gaza sedang mencari segelar air untuk menyambung hidup, para pengamat menyatakan bahwa serangan rudal dan bom yang berdesing diatas kepala mereka adalah politik Israel dengan motto ‘pembantaian (genocide) dengan berbagai cara’. Barang siapa yang tidak mati dengan phosporus bombs, maka dia aka mati dengan kehausan, kelapasan dan kekuarangan obat-obatan. Kenyataan itu semakin parah dan menakutkan, sebagaimana dikatakan oleh Ketua Komite Internasional Palang Merah Dunia Jacob Kellingger yang sempat mengunjungi RS Al-Shifa di Jalur Gaza. Dia menyatakan bahwa kehidupan di Jalur Gaza sangat menyedihkan, menyakitkan dan sangat mengerikan (tidak terbayangkan dalam benak melihat kenyataan yang diluar batas kemanusiaan akan kekejaman Israel). Dia membandingkan, setelah menyaksikan pasien dan korban akibat terkena senjata phosporus bombs antara Hamas sebagai faksi kecil melawan Israel yang merupakan tentara dengan persenjataan terlengkap di dunia (karena didukung oleh AS) yang mempunya 200 buah senjata nuklir, sementara Mesir tidak mempunyai satu pun senjata nuklir karena baru mau mulai sudah diancam akan dihancur oleh konspirasi Barat, seperti yang terjadi di Iran saat ini. Dia meminta kepada kedua belah pihak (Hamas dan Israel) untuk menghentikan serangan karena yang menjadi korban adalah warga sipil, anak-anak, perempuan dan orang tua.

Setiap hari jumah orang yang meninggalkan rumah dan mengunggsi ke tempat aman semakin banyak, bahkan tempat aman pun tidak luput dari serangan roket dan rudal Israel, seperti sekolah milik Badan PBB untuk Pengungsi Palestina UNRWA. Saat ini mayoritas dari mereka tidak tahu harus kemana lagi mencari tempat yang aman, karena di berbagai tempat berdentuman bom dan roket yang berjatuhan tanpa kenal dan pandang bulu membunuh apa dan siapa saja, bahkan kuburan pun tak luput dari serangan sadis Israel.

Selasa, Januari 20, 2009

PUISI PEMBANTAIAN GAZA (27-12-08 s/d 19-1-09)

أنا ابن الحصار للشاعرة كريمة دلس

أقنعة الموت ترصد أنفاسي

تلتهم بقايا جسدي المخروق

كإسفنجة تلعق الدم الأسود

المتخثر بأنابيب الزؤام

وحدها العصافير تمتص السواد

تذكرة الموت تتبعني كظلي

تلاعب أجفاني الحبلى

بركام الرماد المنزوع

من جلد ذاكرتي

ما بال أكوم السواد

لا تكبح جماحها

تتزحلق على حبال أوردتي

ما عادت الأطياف

تشتاق لظل السماء

مازال الطين يغسل ماءه

من دمي قطرات

أيها السراب الأسود

تطوق خاصرتي

أنا لا أريد أن ألبس قناع الموت

لا أريد غربالا من جليد و نار

حصار و دمار

أنين و بوار

يجثو على خرائب الروح

وحرائق الأجساد

دمار ينفث السموم

في مداخن الأنفاس

المثقلة بحشرجة الكائنات

تلوح بأياديها البيضاء

من تحت الأنقاض

كراسي شلت عجلاتها كمقعديها

لم تعدوا مسافات الزمن الكحيل

برماد الأشقياء

ابتسامات الليلك فجرتها

الألغام والأحقاد

دررا ناصعة السواد

على أشلاء العصافير الأبرياء

المبعثرة تحت الركام


حرية مصلبة على أعمدة النيران

تأكل الغربان من رأسها المهشم

بين الأشلاء والدما

أنا الإنسان

عفوا ، بقايا إنسان

انطوت عليه خديعة الزمان

أمكث خلف قضبان الحصار

أخشاب بين مطرقة الدمار

وسندان الاحتضار

ضاع الإنسان

ضاع الإنسان

في براثن القهر والاعتصار

جريدة الزحف الأخضر ، 18 يناير 2009

Minggu, Januari 18, 2009


Gambar diatas adalah dua puteriku yang berphoto di depan jenazah embah mereka, Abu Siti Hazar binti R.K.H. Mohd. Nasir bin R.K.h. Mudatsir yang meninggal dunia pada hari Senin, tgl. 27 Oktober 2008 jam 13.15 di RS Husada, Jakarta Pusat.

Berbicara soal kematian adalah berbicara mengenai kepastian.
Karena semua di dunia ini relative, kecuali mati. Mati pasti akan datang. Cuma tinggal menunggu soal waktu saja. Bahkan Al-Qur’an mengatakan bahwa kematian adalah sesuatu yang ‘yaqin’(pasti).


Inilah belahan jiwaku, mama permata hatiku. 3 pasang putra-putriku telah lahir dari rahimnya. Kebahagiaan tersendiri menerima amanah Allah swt.
Photo diabadikan di banara Cengkareng tgl. 7 Nopember 2008 ketika aku balik ke Tripoli, Libya.