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 Battle-Tested Weapons are Worth more than the Lives of Muslims

One month into the murderous killing mission that the Jewish entity has launched on the Ummah of Gaza, we have witnessed an economic battle that is being won on the rising body count of the believers.

Oxfam America reported that the world spent an estimated $112 billion on arms imports between 2018-2022.

One little-known fact is that when international deals are made, the technology for war is worth much more if it has been used in real-life combat situations, the technical term is “battle-tested”. Ukraine has been the most recent area where the bloodthirsty vampire of capitalism gets its extra commission from death and destruction. However, Gaza has proven to be another lucrative global crisis where immense profits can be made.

Haddad is a 52-year-old human rights investigator. He has his office in Ramallah, Palestine, and it is full of items with little value in monetary terms but immense value in historical terms. For years, he has collected the fallout of war and destruction that is the daily life context of millions in Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Spent ammunition, tear gas canisters, sponge bullets and shell casings are some of the many objects to be found.

Haddad has spent the past three decades documenting the violence of the Jewish occupiers and the weapons that have been fired on the villagers of Nilin, Bilin and Nabi Saleh have left their parts embedded in the land for collection. He comments on the loss of life that has occurred from the weapons experiments conducted on men, women and children.

"Sometimes they are using us so they can know how to use each kind of weapon. For me, these kinds of activities (protests) by the Palestinians become helpful to the Israelis because it makes this area into a laboratory to test their weapons, to develop them and make it a commercial industry to sell them to other countries......in 30 years, I never heard once that there is any kind of accountability for any soldier."

The idea that the arms industry of the Jewish entity benefits from the occupation through having a captive population it can test new weaponry on, and this is now widely accepted globally. It is also a human rights violation by the so-called International Law, which has proven to be useless and only a colonialist tool for control.

Israel regularly tries out weapons in the West Bank and Gaza and then presents them as "battle-tested" to the international market to Ian more fund to fuel the war on Islam.

The situation gets worse by the year as war machinery is "Tested and retested”.

Neve Gordon, a politics professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev says; "The laboratory of the occupied territories is where things can be fine-tuned, tested and retested. They can say, 'Hey this was used by the IDF [Israel's military], this must be good.' And that helps the marketing of the goods."

Abu Rahmah, another Palestinian man, who witnessed the weapons tested process commented on “skunk water” that it was used for the first time in his village. Skunk water is a putrid-smelling liquid that is sprayed at protesters to get them to disperse. Actual swage is currently being used as a weapon as it is sprayed from tanks onto the homes of the Muslims. Given that water supplies are cut in Gaza, this is a clear escalation of biological attack through disease and sickness.

Jeff Halper, author of War Against the People, a book on the arms and surveillance technology industries of the Jewish entity, said: "Israel has kept the occupation because it's a laboratory for weapons."

Eitay Mack, a Jerusalem-based human rights lawyer and activist, also raises the prospect that the Jewish entity uses Palestinians as test subjects for foreign arms companies as well. He is quoted as saying; "In East Jerusalem, the Americans give Israel sponge bullets. First, they started with a blue sponge bullet, but then they decided – this is their statement – that because the Palestinians wore a lot of clothes, it was not very effective, so then they changed it to a [more powerful] black sponge bullet, which caused huge damage and there are dozens of Palestinians that have lost their eyes and other organs of their body."

The black sponge bullets are manufactured by Combined Tactical Systems, a Pennsylvania-based firm which also supplies the Jewish entity with tear gas.

The company's brochure for these bullets contains a note marked "caution." It reads: "Shots to the head, neck, thorax, heart or spine can result in fatal or serious injury."

Troops of the Jewish entity began using the black bullets in 2014 and the testing proved successful in real-life combat.

The arms industry of the Jewish entity is dominated by four companies: Israel Aerospace Industries, Elbit, Rafael and Israel Military Industries.

More than 75 percent of all weapons exported by the Jewish entity are made by the first three of those firms. In 2015, the total value of arms exports of the Jewish entity came to $5.7 billion.

The attack on Gaza the previous year enabled the Jewish entity to showcase some of its newest weapons. It was reported, for example, that the Hermes-900, one of Elbit's drones, made its "operational debut" in that assault.

The Jewish entity allocates more than 5 percent of gross domestic product to the military. That means that the Jewish entity spends a higher proportion of its national income on the military than even the US, the world's only superpower.

Shlomo Brom is a retired brigadier general in the army of the Jewish entity; he is now working at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. When he was asked by journalists if the arms companies of the Jewish entity use the fact that their products have been tested on Palestinians to gain international business, he replied, ”Of course, why not? Marketing [professionals] try to use any advantage, and if they can use the advantage that this system was tested operationally and it worked, they will of course, use it for marketing."

Uzi Rubin, a founder of Arrow, an anti-ballistic missiles program made by the Jewish entity, is now a researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv.

He defended the way the Jewish entity has marketed its weapons as "battle proven.” He is quoted as saying;
"It is legitimate because the Vietnam War sold a lot of weapons," he said. "War usually sells weapons. But this is not to say that Israel is seeking war to sell weapons."

Barbara Opall-Rome has spent a few decades covering “Israel for DefenseNews”, a trade magazine for arms manufacturers. She advocates that the Jewish entity should allocate more excellent resources into what she calls "less-than-lethal technologies.”

However, this echoes the useless and treacherous concept of the current “pause in killing” narrative of the ceasefire lobbyists. Another reason why it is critical for Muslim to reject all Western measures of discussion the matter of Hukm Sharia as defined by Allah (swt) and His Messenger (saw).

Opall-Rome discusses harming Muslims in the following animalistic and racist manner; "I'm talking about using the electromagnetic spectrum or high-powered microwaves to get people dizzy," she said. "If you're dizzy you lose your balance. You know, I'd rather people just get an upset stomach and really just have to have diarrhea right in the middle of a demonstration or puke their guts out than to be killed." Her comments reveal much about the sadistic mentality of the Jewish entity’s weapons-makers and their promoters. For the enemies of Islam, all of their talk of human rights and morals leaves Palestinians as less than human beings worthy of respect. We are but lad rats in their company structures.

Our evil rulers also play this game if funding the “battle tested” profit margins of the West. The Middle East is a massive buyer of such weapons that help their American / European partners stabilize the region by killing Muslims who resist their illegitimate rule. The twisted moral plot is; “if we do not sell arms, someone else will”.

An important point to note is our leaders are exploited for their wealth funnel in that the weapons transfers do not tend to occur in a vacuum. They frequently come alongside military training, weapons maintenance, and interoperability drills. These security relationships lead to aiding the interests of colonialists, creating a cycle where more weapons transfers lead to increased interdependence, which in turn leads to more arms sales.

Defence news reported that this year the Jewish entity’s forces also began receiving the Barak tank, the fifth iteration of the Merkava, equipped with an improved Trophy system and a radar target finder for its cannon. Along with additional cameras and sensors that provide situational awareness for the Barak tank crew, the platform can fight better than its predecessors with the tank hatches closed while the crew is protected inside. The newest tank type has yet to enter the Jewish entity’s Defense Forces on a large scale, but military leaders could use the Gaza incursion to test its promise of improved survivability.

It is clear that this “battle testing” is the future of this Ummah without the Khilafah (Caliphate) as a state to intervene and protect the blood of the Ummah in the way ordered by Allah (swt), we seek the recognition of the ayat that protects the life and honour of the Muslims, Ameen!

[وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِنْ بَنِي آدَمَ مِنْ ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ ۖ قَالُوا بَلَىٰ ۛ شَهِدْنَا ۛ أَنْ تَقُولُوا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّا كُنَّا عَنْ هَٰذَا غَافِلِينَ * أَوْ تَقُولُوا إِنَّمَا أَشْرَكَ آبَاؤُنَا مِنْ قَبْلُ وَكُنَّا ذُرِّيَّةً مِنْ بَعْدِهِ]

“[Remember] when your Lord extracted from the loins of Adam’s children their descendants and made them testify (saying): ‘Am I not your Lord?’ They said: ‘Yes, we testify to it.’ [This was] in case you say on the Day of Judgment: ‘We were unaware of this.’ Or you say: “It was our ancestors who worshipped others besides God and we are only their descendants. Will you then destroy us for what those falsifiers did?” [Quran, 7:172-173]

Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Imrana Mohammad
Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

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