Sunday, April 24, 2011

'Bahrain follows Israeli genocidal lead'

Imam Jawad mosque demolished in Nuwaidrat in Bahrain

Source: Press TV

The Manama regime is following an Israeli pattern in committing genocide against the Bahraini people, a political analyst says.

“The ruling regime [in Bahrain] is using a Zionist technique just like the Zionists want to get rid of the Palestinians. The Khalifa wants to get rid of the Shias, which is unfortunate,” Nada Hashwi told Press TV.

“It is like a déjà vu to me with how the Israeli-Zionist state is behaving in Palestine with the destruction of homes, mosques and killing of people,” she further pointed out.

Hashwi argued that the Manama regime is “trying so hard to bring it (popular uprising) into a sectarian war, but until now it has not happened.”

She lashed out at Washington's silence over massive rights violations in Bahrain, saying that is because the Manama regime is a key US “ally” in the Persian Gulf region.

“The US gets paid enough to keep its mouth shut regarding the genocide, tortures and killings that have been happening,” she further explained.

Bahrain is home to the US Navy Fifth Fleet.

Since mid-February, thousands of anti-government protesters in Bahrain have poured into the streets, calling for an end to Al-Khalifa dynasty, which has ruled the country for almost forty years.

On March 13, Saudi-led forces were dispatched to the Persian Gulf island at Manama's request to quell countrywide protests.

According to local sources, dozens of people have been killed and hundreds arrested so far during the government clampdown on the peaceful demonstrations.

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