Category Archives: In the Press

Fourth Committee Approves 3 Decolonization-Linked Draft Resolutions, as It Concludes General Debate on Israeli Practices in Occupied Arab Lands by United Nations

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EZZIDIN Y. BELKHEIR (Libya), associating himself with the League of Arab States and the Non‑Aligned Movement, asked what the United Nations and the international community were doing to end the situation.  The United States and other Western countries had exerted political pressure in favour of the two‑State approach, and the Palestinian people had therefore accepted it as well as the Oslo Accords.  However, Israel had violated further agreements and resolutions.  Furthermore, the reports before the Committee indicated a deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip as well as Israel’s continuing actions to undermine the two‑State approach, such as the demolition of houses and continuing discrimination against Palestinians.  “How can a military force benefiting from the support of major Powers continue to mock the international community while acting as a butcher?” he asked, further questioning whether the world would wake up one day to the news that there had been a genocide of the entire Palestinian people.

Continue reading at https://www.un.org/press/en/2017/gaspd656.doc.htm

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Begår Israel folkedrab i Gaza? / Is Israel Committing Genocide in Gaza by Yonatan Ungermann Goldshtein

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The following is a Google translation of the complete article

Israel commits genocide in Gaza?

91% of children in Gaza report seeing mutilated bodies lie in the streets. I read that the other day in a report on the psychological trauma among children in Gaza. The report was from 2009, I think. After last summer’s war, it is reported that over 300,000 children in need of urgent psychological help.

These are children who do not have the desire to live or to eat. Children who are traumatized to such an extent, that they have lost the language. Children who after a traumatic experience suffer from extremely aggressive behavior and sudden collapse. These children are the future of Gaza and products of political choices made by Israelis.

While still reported more injured and killed in the West Bank, where I am, I send a thought to Gaza, where the total destruction of people’s lives, has reached an incredible level. Over 2000 people were killed, over 500 of them were children. Hundreds of thousands lost their homes due to the Israeli blockade is not a house yet been rebuilt, and people kept continuing to starvation, since Israel does not let the food into the UN and humanitarian organizations believe should be let in.

80% of the population survives only on relief and 6 out of 10 households are not sure when they can get food on the table.

UN report that they expect that Gaza will be uninhabitable in 2020. It is about 5 years. Mind you, if we assume that Israel does not choose to carry out another attack on Gaza.

In the case of a genocide of Gaza’s Palestinian population? Under the UN Genocide Convention is the genocide, when at least one of, inter alia, the following acts committed with intent wholly or partially destroying one of a group:

  • killing members of the group,
  • to members of the group serious bodily or mental harm,
  • deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about the group’s total or partial physical destruction.

Members of Gazans are demonstrably killed Gazans are psychologically destroyed and according to the UN is the prison that Gaza is no longer to live for five years. So there is no doubt that Israel’s treatment of Gaza on the “objective factors” meets the necessary rights violations that it can be described as genocide.

But to some counts as genocide, there must demonstrably be intent on genocide from the executive party. During the war on Gaza last year were members of the government out and argue that Gazans were killed, whether it was Gaza mothers or children of Gaza. People walked through the streets of Israel under the slogan, kill Arabs, and I even saw how the Palestinians were beaten up in the street while police looked at, and only occasionally intervened.

If you’re concerned about what we see unfolding in Gaza in front of a silent world, is a genocide, so the initiative “Israeli Genocide?” To press for an investigation. Go to this site and sign: http://israelgenocide.com/take-action/

Every time a sign, will be sent a letter to the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, which calls for an investigation into whether Israel committing genocide against the Palestinian people

Sign the: http://israelgenocide.com/take-action/

Read in Danish at http://modkraft.dk/blog/yonatan-ungermann-goldshtein/beg-r-israel-folkedrab-i-gaza

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Is Israel Committing the Crime of Genocide? by Amandla!

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As Dr. Rania Masri points out, it is crucial to [understand] that the Palestinians constitute a national entity. Israel’s human rights violations against one part of the group in fact apply to the whole, since one of Israel’s crimes against the indigenous people of Palestine is their geographic division. The [Russell] tribunal is focusing on Gaza, and within that narrow scope it has already found it instructive to examine Israel’s actions according to the criteria of the Convention on the Crime of Genocide. Meanwhile a journalist for Electronic Intifada, Rania Khalek (among others), has put Israel’s human rights violations against the whole of the Palestinian people in context – in Gaza, the West Bank, inside the 1948 armistice line, and the flow of Palestinian refugees around the world. Her coverage has revealed an horrific picture of Israel’s “intent to destroy” a “national group under the definition of genocide”.

Palestinians and the Belgium Supreme Court have been talking about “acts of genocide” since Ariel Sharon came to power in 2003, but many others have concurred in the view that such a term is appropriate since then. It seems that Israel’s latest assault on Gaza has culminated in a tsunami of allegations of genocide. A global campaign called “Israel Genocide?” (http://israelgenocide.wordpress.com/) is calling for the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide to “investigate the possibility that Israel is committing the Crime of Genocide against the Palestinian People, and that the it publish its findings and recommendations.”

Continue reading at http://amandla.org.za/is-israel-committing-the-crime-of-genocide-by-amandla-correspondent/

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