"I don't know something called International Principles. I vow that I'll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian childs existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger. I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I've killed 750 Palestinians (in Rafah in 1956). I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian women is a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do." - (Ariel Sharon, In an interview with General Ouze Merham, 1956).
The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism labels this authentic quote of Sharon as an "invention."
Quoting the response of Hugh Joseph which appeared on Rense: "If this statement attributed to Sharon is an invention, then it is most unfortunate, and we must be grateful for having that pointed out. So the question that must be raised concerns the number of innocent, non-combattant, underage Palestinian children that are getting shot in the head, and just deliberately killed in general. Is this the policy of the IDF? If it is not, then what is being done to stop it?"
War criminal, Ariel Sharon, began his career in the late 1940s working for the Israeli terrorist organization, Haganah, leading commando units carrying out deadly raids and forcing Palestinians to flee their homes. Haganah coordinated with Stern Gang and Irgun, committing many of the most awful crimes in history from 1948 onward.
The first act of Sharon’s career began after the 1948 war that established Israel at the expense of 750,000 Palestinians who were driven away in a campaign of mass expulsion. On April 9th 1948, the massacre and capture of Deir Yassin was carried out with the knowledge of Haganah and the approval of its commander. Although Sharon's name is purposely hushed in connection with it, it's almost certain he participated in the massacre.
In 1953, Sharon was recalled from retirement. In September 1953 he led an attack on Bedouins in demilitarized Al Auja village near the western Negev-Sinai frontier, killing an unknown number of Palestinians. Later the same year, after a Palestinian assault on an Israeli farm on occupied land, Sharon led his men into the West Bank town of Qibya with orders from Ben Gurion’s office to "carry out destruction and cause maximum damage." Soon after, 69 civilians, mostly Palestinian women and children, lay dead. Israeli soldiers went about in the village blowing up buildings, firing into doorways and windows. Sharon later claimed he thought the demolished homes were empty. But UN observers who inspected the scene saw several cases of bullet splintered doors and bodies sprawled across the thresholds, a foolproof evidence that "that the inhabitants had been forced by heavy fire to stay inside until their homes were blown up over them."
In the 1971 operation titled as "Pacification of Gaza," Sharon ordered blowing up houses, bulldozing large tracts of refugee camps and imprisoning hundreds of young Palestinians. There was no count of the number of civilians killed or unjustly imprisoned and their houses demolished. The entire area was transformed into a prison.
Making a name for himself in Israel after the 1973 war with Egypt, Sharon contributed in establishing the Likud Party, and along with it came the second-half of his career.
When he was the minister of agriculture, Sharon bragged that he played a direct role in establishing 65 illegal Jewish settlements during his 4 four years in government. He revealed his strategy during a chat with Winston Churchill’s grandson: "We’ll make a pastrami sandwich out of them. We’ll insert a strip of Jewish settlements in between the Palestinians, and then another strip of Jewish settlements right across the West Bank, so that in twenty-five years’ time, neither the United Nations nor the United States, nobody, will be able to tear it apart."
After becoming the Minister of Defense, Sharon was full of dreams of an Israeli-friendly Christian puppet government in Beirut. Green lighted by Menachem Begin in 1982 and titled as 'Operation Peace Galilee," Sharon invaded Lebanon with the excuse of expelling the PLO. Israeli tanks trundled across West Beirut and Sharon's forces flattened the city with indiscriminate shelling. Corpses were strewn everywhere spreading diseases at epidemic proportions. In July 1982, the Lebanese government stated that at least 14,000 people had been killed, over 90% of whom were unarmed civilians and more than 30,000 seriously wounded. In August of 1982, U.S. proposed the evacuation of PLO from Beirut which was accepted by the Israeli cabinet. The very next day, Sharon carried out an air attack, lasting for 7 hours at a stretch killing 350 civilians in Lebanon. Analysts have often compared this incident with the attack on Dresden by the Allies toward the end of World War II.
PLO withdrew from Beirut according to the agreement, yet Sharon hadn't had his fill. He refused to have international protection for the Palestinians who were evacuating Beirut. Setting the stage for the most dreadful slaughter and heinous crime of this war, the worst was yet to come. Following the assassination of Bashir Gemayel, the Christian warlord who was to be Sharon’s handpicked puppet president of Lebanon, in September 1982 Israeli forces surrounded the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in south Beirut and sent the Christian Phalangist militias into the camps. Sharon and all his officers were well aware of the Phalangists’ intention to murder as many women and children as they could. After two days of slaughter, as many as 2,000 civilians were dead, with countless others raped and brutalized. The slaughter at Sabra and Shatila started on September 16th until 18th of 1982. As Sharon’s troops stood around the besieged camps, Israeli searchlights illuminated the camps. Israeli army officers watched through binoculars as the death squads wrecked havoc through the camps. Whole families were murdered, many were raped and tortured before being killed. Scores of bodies were heaped into lorries and taken away for mass burial. The exact toll will never be known. But according to all sources, the minimal estimated number is 2,000.
In 1983 an Israeli commission itself (Kahan Commission) found Sharon responsible for this massacre and urged for his resignation as Defense Minister. At first Sharon adamantly refused to step down. But during this time Jerusalem was thronged with anti-war protestors when a right-wing Jewish terrorist hurled a grenade into the crowd, killing a few anti-war activists. The incident prompted Sharon's resignation. Yet, his career as a killer didn't end.
On September 2000, after the collapse of peace talks at Camp David, Ariel Sharon's incursion into Al Aqsa sanctuary accompanied by at least 1,000 Israeli policemen and soldiers was staged purposely to fuel rising tensions. It led to widespread rioting by Palestinians and another brutal Israeli crackdown. According to all reports, Israel fired no less than 1.3 million bullets on unarmed demonstrators on October 2000 alone. It paved the way for the Al-Aqsa Intifada (or the second Intifada).
In July 2001, a Belgian court opened an inquiry into the Sabra and Shatila massacre after a group of survivors filed a law suit. The Christian Phalangist commander who was also responsible for the killings agreed to testify against Ariel Sharon. A few months later, he was conveniently assassinated, on which the the Lebanese Minister of Displaced People commented "Israel doesn’t want witnesses against it in this historic case which will certainly convict Ariel Sharon." Soon after, the Belgian court decided to discontinue the case citing Sharon's diplomatic immunity.
The criminal was elected Israel's Prime Minister in 2001. While Israeli bulldozers frequently traversed across Gaza and the West Bank, in April of 2001 Sharon announced his intention to "make separation across the land." He decided to complete the plan introduced by another killer, Yitzhak Rabin, in the 1990’s. This plan was the construction of a vast wall (we today see as Israel's apartheid wall across the West Bank) that would thwart the Palestinian national movement, bring an end to all future peace talks and cause unprecedented misery in the lives of the Palestinians. It was designed to cut right into the West Bank and Jordan Valley, annexing 80% of the illegal Jewish settlements in West Bank with the state of Israel, and dumping the Palestinians permanently in secluded ghettos.
To avenge the second Intifada, mainstream Israelis rallied behind Sharon, their "vengeful protector." In April 2002, while Yassir Arafat was imprisoned in his office at Ramallah compound, Ariel Sharon oversaw a another preplanned brutal campaign of the demolition of Jenin, often called the "massacre of Jenin." Sharon's excuse to invade Jenin was that it served as a launch site for Palestinian attackers. The IDF used infantry, commando forces, armored bulldozers and assault helicopters. A town of 14,000 was turned into rubble. Sharon's government ordered to seal Jenin throughout the invasion because of which the number of dead and injured were never known .... even the locations of their mass graves are not known. We only know that thousands were killed and wounded, and almost everyone was made homeless.
Though Sharon's "disengagement plan from Gaza" led to major protests among Israeli rightists which compelled him to break away from Likud and form his own party, Kadima in 2005, it was never meant to promote peace. It was done with the intent of consolidating the occupation at West Bank by steadily increasing the number of illegal Jewish settlements. The 8,000 illegal Jewish settlers living in Gaza were provided with better and more luxurious illegal homes by destroying and bulldozing Palestinian farms and houses in the West Bank. Thus, today we see a total of more than 600,000 illegal Jewish settlements peppered all over the West Bank. A minister of Sharon's government disclosed his telephone conversation with him on December 2005, quote: "Let’s divide the West Bank and take roughly one-third for ourselves, leaving two-thirds for the Arabs."
Besides the theft, the settlers left Gaza in 2005 after causing huge damage to Gaza's environment. Just as destruction of olive groves is a common occurrence in Palestinian farms in the West Bank, Sharon orchestrated the razing of hundreds of Palestinian citrus orchards in Gaza to make way for Jewish colonization. Were any Palestinian families in Gaza compensated for such tremendous losses after the illegal Jewish settlers left? None at all!
After the formation of Sharon's Kadima party, elections were scheduled for March 2006. But by the Grace and Mercy of God Almighty, on January 2006 Sharon suffered a serious stroke and massive cerebral hemorrhage. He went into coma, never regained consciousness and died after 8 years of vegetable existence on January 10, 2014 - a beautiful day for all lovers of justice around the world! Rejoice!!
All of the following images, heartening scenes of celebration, jubilation and distribution of sweets in Gaza and West Bank at the news of the Butcher's death.