POWs Caught Between the Israel's Arrogance and Al-Qassam's Humanity Featured

By Dr. Abdullah Al-Mashukhi December 20, 2023 4558

The “captive” is someone who has been taken by hostile forces, referred to as a “war prisoner,” implying a lack of freedom and the presence of restrictions imposed upon them where they have no say in it.

Returning to the Islamic approach when dealing with captives, the greatness, nobility, mercy, and humanity of this religion become evident in how the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, treated them. This is reflected in his conduct towards the captives of the Battle of “Badr,” where he preserved their dignity, humanity, and rights. He even made sure they were treated kindly.

An example illustrating this is the story of the brother of Mus'ab ibn 'Umair (Abu Aziz), who was captured during the Battle of “Badr.” When he was among his capturers from Al-Ansar, they offered their lunch and dinner and gave him their bread, while they only ate dates, following the directive of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, to treat prisoners well.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the men of the “Al-Qassam Brigades” follow the great example of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in dealing with their captives with kindness and care.

This is what the “Israeli” female captives have described after their release in a prisoner exchange deal. Upon their return, they emphasized the great treatment, care, provision of food, drink, medical treatment, and medicine they received from the resistance fighters.

Despite journalists' attempts to uncover any mistreatment or misconduct during their captivity, the female captives consistently denied experiencing any abuse. This infuriated Jewish officials, who called for restrictions on publishing such interviews to maintain a distorted image of “Al-Qassam Brigades” within Jewish public opinion.

The released captives left with respect and appreciation, free from restrictions or humiliation, which was obvious from their smiling faces and warm greetings.

 The contrast was apparent when it was time to free Palestinian captives, including women and children, held in “Israeli” prisons. They have faced beatings, torture, and humiliation. Upon their release, they were subjected to restrictions and prevented from displaying any signs of celebration. Family members waiting around the prisons were dispersed using gunfire and tear gas, and the Palestinian prisoners were transported while bound in painful iron seats and concealed behind tight curtains to prevent any expression of freedom.

Furthermore, each Palestinian captive was compelled to pledge not to show joy or celebration upon their release, with the threat of returning to prison if they failed to comply. “Israeli” soldiers went to great lengths, even preventing a released captive from reaching her home until her first-degree relatives, waiting at her house, left. Additionally, journalists were banned from being present at the homes of those released.

The exchange of prisoners revealed an even darker side of the Zionist entity, a face that knows no meaning of humanity or mercy, a face dripping with hatred towards non-Jews.

This is not surprising, as the Zionist entity is saturated in distorted and corrupted teachings from the Torah, taught to their soldiers and people by their rabbis, legitimizing genocide, massacres, and the killing of children. For instance, the Book of Joshua recounts how Joshua, according to their holy book, ordered his soldiers to burn Jericho, including men, women, children, and even animals: “They devoted the city to the Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep, and donkeys.” (Joshua 6:21)

This is their culture, these are their beliefs, and this is their morality!

Hence, it's no wonder that their treatment of captives, including women and children, is marked by brutality, criminality, and arrogance. This is their distorted law and religion.

On the other hand, “Al-Qassam Brigades” adhered to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in their treatment of their captives, demonstrating kindness and moral values despite the enemy's crimes of killing children, the sick, and the elderly, as well as women.

These are their ethics, and these are ours—a world of difference between right and wrong!

 

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