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http://www3.haaretz.co.il/eng/scripts/article.asp?id=41685&mador=4

A View from the Arab World


What would Esther say about the occupation of South Lebanon?

By Rami G. Khouri

Ha'aretz, March 3, 1999

 

South Lebanon has become God's latest sacred killing ground. Hundreds of Israelis and Lebanese die annually there, with everyone claiming to be fighting according to God's motivation, sanction, rules, or promise.

The sudden escalation of military violence between Israeli occupation forces and Lebanese resistance fighters is neither novel nor unexpected. This tortured land again reminds us that violence begets violence, and occupation begets resistance. The current round of fighting has led to the deaths of several senior Israeli officers in the past week, bringing to 1,539 the total number of Israeli troops killed in South Lebanon since Israel invaded and occupied that land in 1982. The number of Lebanese dead and the pain to Lebanese civilians is much higher.

Israel's occupation of South Lebanon is striking for its stupidity and futility, for the perpetuation of a failed and brutal policy. Successive Israeli governments have kept up the simplistic lie that Israel must remain in South Lebanon in order to protect northern Israel from attack. The reality is the opposite: The occupation of South Lebanon has resulted in far more deaths and damage to Israel - including moral and psychological damage - than were inflicted before 1982. Israel gropes for a phantom goal, a make-believe world of its own militaristic hysteria, when it seeks security for north Israel through the instrument of occupation. What it seeks does not exist on the road it travels.

When I read the Israeli newspapers on the Internet the other morning, I laughed quietly to myself at the spectacle of grown men such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Arens saying things like, "We have struck hard at Hezbollah and will strike again, if necessary"; "The situation on the northern border is intolerable"; and, "If we don't act, the situation will get much worse."

I chuckled because of the transparent immaturity of these two young-old warriors stubbornly trying to project a face of resolute toughness and determination when they were really just sending more brave Israeli and Lebanese men to their deaths in God's new killing ground.

The Israelis have attempted virtually every possible policy in South Lebanon, including prolonged occupation, repeated aerial bombings, massive disruption of civilian life, depopulation of whole areas, large-scale ground attacks using armor and infantry, attacks against targets in other parts of Lebanon, co-opting terrorized Lebanese civilians into acting as surrogates and quisling accomplices for Israel, and high-tech military wizardry of the most sophisticated nature.

To what has all this led? This week alone, Lebanese fighters killed the most senior Israeli officer in the Israeli-occupied area and three officers of the elite paratrooper reconnaissance unit, including the unit commander. The blast that killed Brig. Gen. Erez Gerstein, head of the Israeli "liaison unit" to occupied South Lebanon, took place south of the village of Kawka, which is inside the Israeli "security zone." One wonders: What the hell kind of ridiculous security zone is this, in which the top Israeli officer in the area is blown up by a roadside bomb in a stretch of land that was supposed to make Israelis safe, not dead? This is not a security zone; it is a killing zone - because it is an occupation zone.

The Jewish festival of Purim recalls a noble and timeless story about God's inevitable punishment of the errant and the wicked. More specifically, it tells us that those who plot evil or cruel deeds against others may suffer the very fate they had intended for their victims.

In the Esther story, the bad guy, Haman the Agagite, wanted to kill all the Jews and built a 75-foot-high gallows on which he planned to hang one of their leaders, Mordechai the Jew. Instead, after Esther's good work, King Xerxes ordered that Haman himself be hung. Nice story, with a universal and eternal moral that is still pertinent.

The Israeli policy of seeking to protect the land of Jews by occupying the land of Lebanese has not succeeded and will not succeed, because it is morally and militarily flawed.

The failure is a grotesque and tragic consequence of two mistakes: first, the mistake of thinking that the security and rights of Jewish Israelis can be ensured without simultaneously ensuring the rights of all other people in the region; and, second, the mistake of maintaining an exaggerated reliance on military means to address security concerns that are the consequences primarily of Israeli political and national injustices inflicted upon Palestinians and Lebanese.

The tragedy of South Lebanon is a consequence of the Israeli occupation of Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian lands, and thus of the broader Arab-Israeli conflict. Ending these Israeli occupations and negotiating peace based on equal rights and security for all is the route to resolving the problem of South Lebanon. Reasonable Israelis, and even their unreasonable prime and defense ministers, should draw this simple lesson from the history of peace-making with Egypt and Jordan.

The Purim holidays may be an appropriate occasion to reflect on these facts, when Israelis recall the righteousness of Esther, and the self-inflicted death of Haman



(c) copyright 1999 Ha'aretz. All Rights Reserved

 



 


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