The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a long-standing issue, marked by tragedy and contention. Over the years, various conversations, debates, and discussions have shed light on the complex dynamics of this conflict.

Piers Morgan’s recent discussions with Israeli Ambassador Tzipi Livni, Mohammed Hijab, and Bassem Youssef expose the hypocrisy and double standards that often surround discussions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

For Tzipi, her mission was to make the world believe that Israel is a victim of Hamas, labeling Hamas as a terrorist organization and advocating for unwavering global support for Israel, often without regard for the thousands of Palestinian lives lost under Israeli occupation. When Piers asked her how many innocent Palestinians need to die due to the ‘actions of Hamas,’  Tzipi’s implicit suggestion seemed to be advocating for a severe response.

During his debate with Mohammed Hijab, Piers made reference to Hamas ‘killing in their cribs,’  yet when questioned by Mohammed, he couldn’t provide any evidence to support this claim. A few days earlier, Joe Biden claimed to have seen pictures of beheaded Israeli babies, a claim that also circulated in Western media, yet there’s no concrete evidence to substantiate it, not even from the Israeli Defense Ministry.

Next is Bassem Youssef, whose sarcasm and dark satires further justify Mohammed Hijab’s accusation that Piers Morgan was stuttering during their debate because he found it difficult to acknowledge the truth about Israel’s actions. This is how the world ‘stutters’ when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

When Bassem Youssef asked Piers Morgan if there’s justification for Israel to kill Palestinians in areas where there’s no Hamas presence, Piers suggested that it was necessary to create fear. Bassem argued that this tactic is similar to what ISIS does. His comparison of Israel to ISIS, while controversial, raises valid concerns about the impact of Israeli military actions on Palestinian civilians. Youssef points out that Israeli military strikes sometimes target areas with no known militants, resulting in civilian casualties. This has a profound psychological impact on the Palestinian population, instilling fear and perpetuating a cycle of violence.

The term “terrorism” is typically associated with acts of violence carried out by non-state actors to create fear and achieve specific objectives. Youssef’s argument highlights a disturbing parallel: the use of military force to instill fear in civilian populations, whether it’s intended as a strategy to maintain control or deter resistance. The outcome remains the same—innocent civilians, often women and children, suffer the consequences.

For decades, Palestinians have endured the consequences of Israeli occupation, which began in 1967. This occupation has had far-reaching implications for the daily lives of Palestinians. Restrictions on movement, economic hardships, and a lack of basic amenities have become the harsh reality for many. These conditions have only exacerbated tensions, leading to violent clashes and deep-seated resentment.

If pro-Israeli supporters argue that Israel has a right to respond to Hamas’ attacks, it’s crucial to recognize that Hamas’ attacks are often seen as a response to the loss of Palestinian lives, including men, women, and children.

Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman


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