“We can destroy Israel in less than 12 minutes” says Pakistani commander

A senior Pakistani military commander has claimed that Pakistan is capable of destroying Israel in under 12 minutes, the latest of a long series of threats against what it deems as the “Zionist regime.”

Zubair Mahmood Hayat, a senior advisor or Pakistan Army said:

“If Israel tries to invade our land,we will raze the Zionist regime in less than 12 minutes.”

In 1947, Israel’s founder, David Ben Gurion sent a telegram to Muhammad Ali Jinnah in an attempt to establish diplomatic relations with Pakistan. The telegram was initially ignored and to date, Pakistan still refuses to recognise Israel as a state.

Ben Gurion was allegedly quoted in The Jewish Chronicle in 1967 on his view of Pakistan:

“The world Zionist movement should not be neglectful of the dangers of Pakistan to it. And Pakistan now should be its first target, for this ideological state is a threat to our existence. And Pakistan, the whole of it, hates the Jews and loves the Arabs.

This lover of the Arabs is more dangerous to us than the Arabs themselves. For that matter, it is most essential for the world Zionism that it should now take immediate steps against Pakistan.

Whereas the inhabitants of the Indian peninsula are Hindus whose hearts have been full of hatred towards Muslims, therefore, India is the most important base for us to work from against Pakistan. It is essential that we exploit this base and strike and crush Pakistanis, enemies of Jews and Zionism, by all disguised and secret plans.”

This famous quote has never been verified and many Israeli academics dispute its authenticity. However, it is a well-known fact that Israel is not favoured by Pakistan. If you don’t believe, just take a look at the recent blog published on The Express Tribune about Israel.

Over the years, I have heard many arguments regarding the Palestine-Israel conflict. From holding Hamas and Fatah accountable for internal bickering between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to blaming all Arabs for being arrogant towards south-east Asians as a whole – therefore the Palestinians deserve the unrest and the injustice. And above all the arguments is the one that takes the lead; Jews have the biblical right to a land that was promised to them by God.

To explain these reasons to a Palestinian living off UN handouts in a refugee camp in Lebanon or Jordan would be an insult and borderline insensitive. Imagine having your culture and livelihood taken from you and being expelled from your land. Or, to be degraded daily by the Israel Defence Force in checkpoints strewn across the occupied West Bank and have your child shot by Israeli extremist settlers in Nablus.

Human rights violations are rife despite Israel portraying itself as the beacon of freedom in the eyes of the international community. Israel would have you believe that Palestinians are all terrorists and it’s only defending its citizens from suicide bombers and Islamic extremists.

The reality however is very different.

There is a wide misconception that the clash over the holy land is solely between Muslims and Jews. There are over 300,000 Palestinian Christians in the disputed territories, along with many more living abroad. They too are discriminated against equally as their Muslim counterparts. Israel uses sophisticated lobbying from institutions such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to portray Palestine as the aggressor.

Then comes the question, ‘Would it be in Pakistan’s interest to recognise Israel, like countries who already have such as Egypt and Jordan?’

If not for economic stability, then maybe to increase its list of allies?

I would have to say no.

Not because of the Muslims versus Jews debate, or the ties many people have to the third most holiest site in Islam, Al-Aqsa Mosque, but based more on a human level.

If it was the other way around and Palestinians were occupying a land by killing innocent civilians and begrudging them their basic human rights in the 21st century, I would reiterate my decision regardless of religion or race.

We cannot let our names represent an apartheid regime and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people. We should push for peace in one of the most complex conflicts of our time, and simultaneously hold Israel accountable for its actions – something which the UN repeatedly fails to do.

I must also emphasise that I’m not anti-semetic and I don’t agree that Jews are our enemies either. Zionism and Judaism are two very different concepts. To simplify things, all monotheistic beliefs are from the same maker which renders the fight over religion pointless; hate will only brew more hate.

This is a fight for human rights who everyone has the right to defend.

Pakistan itself has a tainted slate when it comes to human rights. But it wouldn’t get any closer to making amends by forming an alliance with Israel either. And as for improving Pakistan’s image externally, well maybe we should focus on procuring a change from within first and then worry about what image others have of us.

Source: AWD NEWS

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.


  1. Many Country’s have said the same thing to only leave in a humiliating defeat. Pakistan has to much internal infighting to ever win an actual War. Even India could defeat them.

  2. The distance on land between Islamabad and Jerusalem is 4,471.7 km. That, of course, means crossing Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Syria to reach the Israeli capital so a Pakistani land invasion is not exactly practical and aircraft only slightly less so. Nuclear weapons on a ballistic missile? As far as I can check the longest range missile in the Pakistani armoury is the Shaheen-III whose range of 2,750 km is a little more than three-quarters of that required. So is Zubair Mahmood Hayat just blustering?

    Assuming his threat had substance would Pakistan really want to wish World War III on itself? India wouldn’t remain idle and it has nukes. Israel presumably has a second strike plan for just such an eventuality. The United States under President Donald Trump probably would take Israel’s side and at the very least suspend the aid it gives Pakistan ($33.4 billion for reimbursements to Pakistan during the past 15 years). Who knows even the spineless European Union might get involved.

    The claim that Pakistan (51.54 on the World Freedom Index ranked 105 from 128 countries) is so concerned about alleged human rights failures by Israel (80.61 ranked 29) that it would go to war is frankly ludicrous. One can only assume that they hope to divert domestic unrest to a foreign scapegoat whom they assume won’t notice the Pakistan military’s real role in keeping the regime in power.

    • first of all the distance between Israel and pakistan is near 2500 km if you place a marker in the western part of pakistan and secondly good of you to hide behind india and US. apart from their support, what is israel? and you rank israel in human right failure from a survey that measure the failures within a country? lol.. never believed someone can be so thick. obviously israel is going to be the best in that ranking.,…. you really are a genius to believe that this domestic unrest is of our own making and it needs a scapegoat to make it vanish. before pakistan opened its door to US, where were the terrorists ? of course there weren’t any. the rapid destruction of all muslim countries on the pretext of terrorism or alleged bio weapons or fighting off russian, everyone knows who the real terrorist is. take US off from history than there wouldn’t be any israel. countries like libya, vietnam, sirya,iraq, afghanistan, quwait and pakistan would be living peacefully, as they were doing 2 or 3 decaades ago.

  3. Pakistan leads the world in human slavery. Bravo guys, you really stand on the “moral high ground”. Israel has a cure for cancer, and you want to stamp them out. Nice! How’s that fascism working for you? Free Asia bibi. You guys are thugs without free speech and without free press. You are savages.

  4. “Israel has a cure for cancer?” Then it only sells it to Jews because I’ve never heard of it. Is it a threat against big Pharma? “If you don’t support our genocidal society we’ll release “the cure” and put all of your cancer researchers out of work.” Now that I can see!

  5. May Allah SWT bless Pakistan and its army.. Imam Mahdi’s future army….Allah will be with whoever is right and destroy the wrong doers as seen in the past…..

  6. Isreal jas to give freedom to people of Palastine if it wants to survive. As sooner or later it will pay heavy price for its treatment of Palestinian people. As for GOD gave themvthis land is a blatant lie. None of those who occupy Palestine are real jewish people. These are ex Natzi people who have illegally occupied Palestine.

  7. Pakistan has ability to destroy this israHellian state of terrorist Jews and Israel know it and many times they has confessed that Pakistan is the only power on earth which can undo IsraHell🐕 and that’s day not far
    Proud to be a Pakistani and more on proud to be a Muslim 💗

  8. Better be kept informed of all events happening all over the world.. Keep monitoring for truth.. Some are part of propagandas to gain leverage. It is better to delve and or get into the root of all conflicting issues so that in judging others, we can say something fairly and justly.

  9. we are much better than some countries. we have strongest army of the world. we have power of faith. we have Islam loving nation. we have every thing which should be.

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