Monday, October 13th saw a rather compelling motion by Westminster to recognize Palestine as an independent, sovereign state. Although I was ecstatic about the gesture, it’s more of an emotional band-aid than a cogent solution to the ceaseless oppression of Palestine.
According to a statement from MP George Galloway, he abstained from the vote because he is against Israel’s continued genocide and persecution of Gaza and the West Bank. Additionally, no one mentioned Israel as an occupying force; that it should retreat to the 1967 borders and give up the E1 settlements in the West Bank in order to even begin restitution. Did I mention that the vote was completely non-binding, and that Bitchy-fit Netanyahu gave his normal Zionist, sociopathic response to the poll?
Westminster must also accept that Palestine will seek a tribunal in the International Criminal Court for war crimes, from the Nakba of 1947 to Operation Protective Edge, and the recent unprecedented land grab in the E1 region. That would take some serious prostate power to do so.