UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, International Criminal Court Prosecutor, International Court of Justice President: Investigate the Possibility that Israel is Committing the Crime of Genocide Against the Indigenous Palestinian People.
“I would like to point out that Israel’s international presence in the field of sport and culture is another strategy to whitewash the genocide and violation of human rights that they are committing against the Palestinian people. We have seen it here in the Pre-Olympic Games in Barcelona, we have seen it repeatedly at Eurovision. It seems that during these events, the war crimes of Israel disappear. We have to be aware as spectators and make this situation visible so as not to normalize it.”
Desde la Confederación General del Trabajo seguimos denunciando el genocidio del Pueblo Palestino por parte del Estado Israelí. A pesar de todos los intentos de lavado de imagen, la memoria histórica así como la realidad de los ataques a la clase obrera palestina por parte del Estado sionista son una constante diaria.
From the General Confederation of Labor we continue to denounce the genocide of the Palestinian People by the Israeli State. Despite all attempts at whitewashing, the historical memory as well as the reality of the attacks on the Palestinian working class by the Zionist State are a daily constant.
So it’s very important for us as Palestinians to see that solidarity worldwide with us. This is showing that we are not alone. And yesterday when we came and we saw the solidarity, the people who was gathering to support the flotilla, the team of the flotilla and the Palestinian cause, to be honest I was so, it was moving to see them. I know that they are supporting Palestine, but the way they were supporting Palestine, the strong emotion they have toward Palestinians, it was an, it gave a strong message for us, we are four Palestinians and one Israeli came here. It shows that there are still people who believe in justice and in the humanity. Especially that there are Israeli woman, Israeli Jew woman who is on board. And also this has given a message that we all together, Palestinian and Israeli, who believe in peace, we, we can live. It’s about occupation. It’s not about religion. It’s not about nationality. It’s About a systematic genocide, ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, and actually against all injustice around the world. When you support Palestine you support all the human causes.
While his address was largely self-congratulatory, telling lawmakers what they wanted to hear, his words only reached about half the elected officials who make up the Congress and Senate were present. Outside the parliament during his speech, there was a pro-Palestinian demonstration, at which protestors held banners on stating in Enlish: ”You are Zionists, not Children of Israel. Stop Genocide in Palestine…Reuven Rivlin, nobody wants you to be in Spain.” The protestors asserted that Rivlin’s proper place was in prison for his crimes against the Palestinians.
Dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar, have denounced Israel’s incursion into Gaza.
In an open letter referenced by Europa Press and other Spanish media, they described Israel’s actions as “genocide.”
They also called on the European Union to “condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip…”
The letter also said: “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing.”
Others who signed the letter include directors Montxo Armendariz and Benito Zambrano; actors Lola Herrera, Eduardo Noriega and Rosa Maria Sarda; and musicians Amaral and Nacho Campillo.
[Google translation] At the gates of the Jazz Festival. That’s the place where you have said fifty sympathizers with the Palestinian cause who have applied unsuccessfully to the boycott of Israeli artist Noa, headlining concerts Wednesday Jazz Festival. Surrounded by riot police Ertzaintza and the Local Police have launched harangues protesters as “genocidal Israel” and “Free Palestine” after the attacks carried out by the Israeli State on the Gaza Strip.