Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:54AM
A boy attends a funeral held for members of the Abu Jameh family killed in Israeli airstrikes in Khan Yunis, July 21, 2014.
A boy attends a funeral held for members of the Abu Jameh family killed in Israeli airstrikes in Khan Yunis, July 21, 2014.

Press TV has interviewed Kenneth O’Keefe, representative of Free Gaza Movement in London, to discuss the situation of the Palestinian people in Gaza and world leaders’ reactions to Israel’s crimes.

What follows is an approximate transcription of that interview:

Press TV: What do you expect the Israelis to do? They have killed over 2,000 people and they wounded more than 10,000 others. Your take Mr. O’Keefe about what our guest has just said.

O’Keefe: What is really amazing is how the side that is being blamed for this has actually managed to kill about 60, 62, or 63 Israelis. Of those 62 or 63, virtually all of them but three from what the last count I am aware of, were actually military. They actually killed military personnel, whose job it was to slaughter Palestinians and yet, the Israelis, the “most moral” army in world if you believe them, has managed to kill over 2,000 people and from the very beginning of this the records were all making clear, United Nations figures and other figures from human rights groups and whatnot, all verify that roughly 80 percent, which is probably generous for the Israelis, 80 percent of those who they were killing from the beginning all the way through this slaughter were civilians, 500 plus children, that is over 25 percent of those who are killed are children and also women, same sorts of numbers and we are calling Hamas the terrorists and yet Israel, with all its high tech weaponry and all of its morality has managed to kill over 2,000 people, the vast majority, 80 percent plus are civilians? Who is the war criminal?

There is no question that this is disproportionate, it is collective punishment, it is mass murder and it is what Israel does. So until Israel faces war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide charges, because your only crime in Gaza is being Palestinian and if you are Palestinian, you are a target and you can be killed whether you are a child or a woman or whatever else. This is the bottom line. Until Israel faces war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide charges, the world will not be a fair and just place and we will never have peace.

Press TV: Mr. O’Keefe, it appears with our guest in San Francisco that any agency, that a Palestinian is a part of, obviously is not an agency that he can accept the statistics. Mr. O’Keefe, looking at the situation right now, with this deteriorating humanitarian crisis taking place as we speak, why aren’t we seeing at least now, more international pressure being put on Tel Aviv to at least lift part of the siege, if not all for now, at least part of it in order for the necessary aid, food, clean water, to get in. Why the silence from these Western capitals?

O’Keefe: The short answer to that question is that if you want to understand how the world functions, you need to know who controls the financial system. You need to know what private bankers are in charge of Federal Reserve Bank, private bank in the US that prints US dollars, the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of England, and also the big major commercial banks... Who is in charge of these banks?

Those are the same people that have an infinite supply of money. They can literally put a many zeros and whatever bank account they want, they can print as much money as they want, and with that kind of power, they use that money to buy everything and everyone that can be bought. So, when you look at the governments-Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Labor... whatever brand they have, the vast majority of people around the world are represented by nothing more than puppets who were bought and paid for by the same banksters who run the financial system.

And they also have managed to use that money to buy the mainstream media, to buy the court systems, the police, the military... virtually everything that is done comes right from that financial system that allows this tiny group of private bankers to have an infinite supply of money while the rest of us fight for the crumbs.
So, this is the answer to the question: They own the mainstream media. They own the governments. They own the corporations. They own the courts. That is why they can get away with this mass murder and still nothing happens to them.

Press TV: When we look at the situation, we look at reactions, it appears that whenever anyone points the finger at the role of Zionism, automatically we hear statements of an entity being anti-Semitic or anti-Jews or Judaism, where in the reality we are talking about the role of Zionism in all of this. When you talk about as far as the banking entity and the control, not only of the financial sector, but of the media sectors and so many other sectors, what has to be done now, if this is true? At this point in time what will it take to change the situation around?

O’Keefe: Very, very simple. We have to take back the power to print our own money. Why does a private bank with private shareholders, we are not even allowed to know publically who are the shareholders of the private bank called the Federal Reserve Bank?

It is beyond absurdity that treasonous governments have been allowed to actually sign off the power of the people to print their own money through their representative government and instead give it to private bankers. The fact that they happen to be Jewish is not an opinion, it is a fact. And it is that use of that money, that power that has been given to them that they use to be able to dominate the world as I have said buying the media, the police, the military, the courts, the corporations, all of it.

As far as getting back to what Mr. Kaplin said again, I have to say it is progress that now we are only accusing me of being a drug addict and getting a dishonorable discharge, when in fact I actually was using steroids a couple of times and admitted to using them, if you want to call that being a drug addict and I also was given a general discharge, not a dishonorable discharge. But you see, I don’t have the kind of money to sue this pathetic human being... I don’t have the money to sue him because I’m not in favor with the banksters that pay this puppet to go ahead and spout his stuff. 

Press TV: What will happen now? Do you think the Israelis are going to agree with one of the main demands of the resistance that the siege must be lifted once and for all in order for the Palestinians to live a normal life?

O’Keefe: There is absolutely no doubt in my mind whatsoever the Jewish supremacist state of Israel, which has treated the Palestinians as sub-human for over 60 years will be no more over a short order of time and the reason for this is that no sane person on this planet believes in the right of a people to oppress another people based on a biblical chosenness supremacist ideology that allows them to kill women and children to the point of hundreds and often times thousands when we look back over the decades. This is unacceptable and in 21st century all sane people are rejecting this and finally the truth has been told about the state of Israel and I have no doubt...