A prominent figure of anti-colonialist resistance in Africa and Europe has called for global condemnation of the Israeli regime’s “crimes against humanity” in Gaza.
Kemi Seba, a French–Beninese writer and pan-Africanist political leader, gave an exclusive interview to Press TV’s French-language website on Friday.
“What is happening in Gaza is nothing new for a world that has seen colonialism, land dispossession and genocide more than once. It has been so for Blacks, for Australian Aborigines and for more than one nation,” Seba said.
“The methods have almost always been the same: dispossess a population group of its property by one means or another in order to better seize its wealth.”
Seba said the Israeli onslaught should be remembered as it “once again allowed the oligarchic forces to unite and the Zionist lobby, the most influential lobby in the West, to go into action.”
The prominent activist said Israel’s genocidal war fueled the anger of populations fed up with seeing colonialism taking place without them being able to react. “They felt the necessity and even the duty to unite to condemn these crimes against humanity so that they stop once and for all.”
Expressing regret that the outrageous events in Gaza have not adequately affected more people around the world, Seba said, “Crime against humanity is polymorphous and global and that the condemnation must therefore be global.”
Seba stressed that condemnation is irreversible for cases like Palestine given the dramatic situation there.
The anti-colonialist political leader said the Palestinians are dispossessed of their land, just as the Aborigines and the Mauritanians.
Israel ignited its war machine on October 7 after Palestinian resistance groups waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to its decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against the Palestinians.
Israel has killed more than 17,400 people, most of them women and children, and injured over 46,480 others in its relentless air and ground attacks on Gaza since.