“Is this not evidence enough to merit a very thorough and impartial investigation into the possibility that Israel does not want to end its occupation of Gaza (or the rest of Palestine) and that this captive population is being destroyed with intent?”

15 October, 2014

To whom this concerns

As a citizen of a UN member state, I wish to demand action on the recent attack on Gaza by Israel.

As a background to the violence, I wish to note and remind that the people of Gaza are not only being collectively punished through siege but denied even the most basic of human rights such as freedom of movement, access to health care, education, nutrition, clean water, the right to make a living and have personal security. Most of the people of Gaza are refugees who are still being denied their right of return decades after expulsions by zionist militia.

The global audience was exposed to entire apartment blocks being leveled to the ground with families sleeping inside, UN schools attacked while women and children sought shelter, children blown to pieces while playing on a beach, vital infrastructure purposefully damaged such as hospitals and rescue crews attacked, allegations of deliberate assassinations even of a disabled girl, entire neighbourhoods obliterated. My list is by no means exhaustive as this serves merely as giving brief examples.

Is this not evidence enough to merit a very thorough and impartial investigation into the possibility that Israel does not want to end its occupation of Gaza (or the rest of Palestine) and that this captive population is being destroyed with intent? Many examples exist of top Israeli figures in the political and academic world who used racist incitement to argue for the destruction of Gaza.

I am dismayed that the United Nations whose purpose it is to protect and advance humanity is not extending this responsibility to cover the Palestinian people and their long walk to freedom. I urge the United Nations to bring justice to a people who have suffered catastrophe through mass murder and expulsions and attacks on their culture and basic rights. If the people of Israel and Palestine are to have any hope of a peaceful, mutually beneficial future, it must be built upon justice and done so immediately. Too much time and too many lives have been lost already. Please support ‘never again’.

Yours faithfully
Monique Buckner
England

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Gaza Action Ireland: “Israel’s deliberate targeting of schools, hospitals, farms, the electricity plant and so much of the infrastructure required for basic living, make it an imperative that the UN conduct an enquiry as to whether Israel is committing the act of genocide against the Palestinian people.”

8 October, 2014

To the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, for the attention of Mr. Adama Dieng, and Ms. Jennifer Welsh:

While your statement that ‘the ongoing Israeli operations in Gaza’ could ‘demonstrate disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli Defence Forces’ is to be welcomed, your drawing an equivalence between Palestinian resistance groups and the Israeli military is most problematic and indeed contradicts the right to resist as enshrined in international law.

It is imperative that the United Nations do all in its power to end the illegal, immoral Israeli blockade of Gaza which is strangling everyday life there. Even outside of the murderous attacks such as that which we have just witnessed, the siege causes extreme damage to the entire infrastructure of Gaza, it impacts health, education, nutrition, farming, fishing, employment, culture, trade, every aspect of life. How can the UN stand by while this continues? It is an affront to humanity.

This summer’s attack on Gaza, the third such military assault in a six years, caused barbaric loss of life, with over 2,100 Palestinians dead, around 500 of whom were children, thousands were maimed, hundreds of thousands made homeless, more than 87 families were completely obliterated, wiped from the civil register. The pain and trauma is immeasurable, the destruction catastrophic. Homes, schools, universities, hospitals, mosques, farms, factories, the electricity plant were destroyed. It was a criminal and murderous few weeks, and there cannot be impunity for such war crimes.
Israel’s deliberate targeting of schools, hospitals, farms, the electricity plant and so much of the infrastructure required for basic living, make it an imperative that the UN conduct an enquiry as to whether Israel is committing the act of genocide against the Palestinian people.

While the focus of this letter has been on Gaza, the ethnic cleansing of so much of the West Bank, the constant killing of Palestinians, the apartheid regime they are subjected to, also demand that the spotlight be put on Israel for its crimes and that finally some concrete action is taken to protect the Palestinian people and uphold their inalienable rights.

Yours sincerely,

Zoë Lawlor and Mags O’Brien,
Co-ordinators Gaza Action Ireland

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Israeli war on Gaza was genocide: Erekat

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said in a Sunday interview with an Israeli broadcaster that the word “genocide” used by President of the Palestinian National Unity Government Mahmoud Abbas during his recent address at the UN General Assembly was appropriate, saying Abbas was “naming things by their name…” He went on to explain that “naming things by their name is not extreme,” underlining that it was unacceptable that using the term “genocide” had enraged the US and Israel. “Ignoring facts doesn’t mean they don’t exist,” said the Palestinian official in response to the criticism. He added, “In my opinion [the criticism] is inappropriate, not responsible and unacceptable.”

The development came after US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki claimed on Friday that Abbas’ speech “included offensive characterizations” that the US rejects.

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Palestinian academic Abdalhadi Alijla calls Israel’s military operations in Gaza genocide

The changing of goals of the Israeli operation and the hysterical statements by Israeli officials clearly show that the aim of the operation is not to create deterrence but to destroy the Palestinians in Gaza; humans, infrastructure and buildings. More than 1.800 Palestinian civilians were massacred while only three Israelis were killed. It is a genocide… Not only the UN backed Israel, but also the EU and the European countries. They have been lecturing the world about human rights, democracy, civil rights and other sweet and rosy concepts. However, they failed to condemn, at least officially, the Israeli attacks and the genocide that been committed in Gaza. Europe has failed the Palestinians as human beings, which have nothing to do with the holocaust, based on which Europe in general, and mainly the United Kingdom, have given away what they do not own, displacing the indigenous people.

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Article about Genocide and Israel: Online petition urges ‘Nuremberg for Israel’ over ‘genocide of Palestinians’

People hold a banner in solidarity with Palestinian people during a protest at the Pantheon in Rome. (AFP Photo / Andreas Solaro)
Hundreds of Italians have signed an online petition slamming Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip as a “slow genocide” of the Palestinians and demanding a “Nuremberg trial” for Israel over the “destruction” of Palestine. The petition was signed by 525 Italians, mainly academics, Haaretz reported. The signees say they are dismayed by the events in Gaza and accuse Israel of pursuing colonial policies and “ethnic cleansing” of the Palestinians. The document calls for Israel to face an international tribunal, a Nuremberg-like trial, for its war crimes and the “slow genocide” of the Palestinian people… The online document also blames the US for supporting Israel, and the EU for “active or passive complicity” in Israel’s actions against the Palestinian people. The petition signees also accuse the United Nations of its failure to stop Israel. The Western media, according to activists, paints the events in the wrong light, justifying the Israeli offensive in Gaza as a self-defense operation.

Called ‘Noi Accusiamo’ (We Accuse), the petition was initially published on an academic website…

Continue reading at http://rt.com/news/178220-italy-gaza-trial-israel/

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Tunisians protest UN position on Israeli war against Gaza

Dozens of Tunisian citizens and supporters of a number of political parties and associations arranged a protest, on Tuesday, in front of the headquarters of the United Nations in Tunisia to denounce what they called the UN’s “biased position” and to condemn the “crimes” committed by Israel in its war against the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported… The protest was attended by representatives of the following groups: the Islamic Renaissance Movement, Popular Front, Social Democratic Path, Unity for Tunisia, Democratic Women’s Association, and the National Solicitors Association… The protesters also delivered a message to the Permanent Mission of the United Nations in Tunisia, demanding it to “take all necessary measures against Israel for the results caused by Israel’s crimes of genocide and massacres in the Gaza Strip”.

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“Concentrate” and “exterminate”: Israel parliament deputy speaker’s Gaza genocide plan by Ali Abunimah

Citizens and public authorities around the world should attempt to have Feiglin arrested and prosecuted under the Genocide Convention for his statements, should he set foot in their territories.

His abominable plan comes as the death toll from Israel’s ongoing slaughter in Gaza reaches 1,752 people, including ten persons killed on Sunday morning when Israel once again bombed a United Nations-run school being used as a shelter, this time in the southern town of Rafah

In addition to outright acts of genocide, punishable crimes under the convention include “direct and public incitement to commit genocide”; “conspiracy to commit genocide” and “complicity in genocide.”

Any fair-minded prosecutor would see that Feiglin’s statements provide ample probable cause for action under the convention.

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Jewish MP, Siamak Moresadeq, deplores Gaza situation as genocide, organized crimes

Tehran, Aug 11, IRNA – Representative of the Jewish Community at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Siamak Moresadeq on Monday decried the ongoing situation in Gaza Strip as organized crime and genocide against a nation and its campaign to achieve freedom and self-determination.

… He called on academic circles inside and outside Iran to ˈform a campaign calling for expelling the Zionist regime from the United Nations and other international bodies.ˈ Moresadeq criticized performance of the United Nations secretary-general in reaction to the human tragedy underway in Gaza since July 8 and said that it seemed that the UN was ˈformed to cover up crimes of the Zionist regime.ˈ

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Israel and the “G” Word: Gaza Genocide And Arab Fratricide by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Lets not mince words. Israelis are committing genocide in Gaza. But the United Nations is loath to use the “G” word and it us using the “C” (condemn) word instead. Why?  Money talks. The top financier of the United Nations is America with a whopping 22.00% in direct funds (followed by Japan 10.83%, Germany 7.14%, France 5.59%, and GB 5.18%),  if the United Nations called out the genocide in Gaza, its top financier would have to be punished for its complicity.

According to Article 3 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, persons committing genocide or complicity in genocide shall be punished “whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals.”  The United States not only supports and funds the ongoing genocide in Gaza, replenishes Israel with more funds and weaponry, but it also uses its political clout to enable Israel to continue its ruthless crimes against humanity…

The American government is not alone in its complicity in genocide or in its incitement.   Mainstream media networks and commentators who paint a picture of an Israel “self-defense” to give room to the continued genocide are complicit and must be punished.  But in the opinion of this writer, the vilest partners in this crime are the Egyptian and Saudi leaders committing fratricide.

Egypt’s military coup leader and the illegitimate president of Egypt, al-Sisi, whom the Israel ambassador called a ‘hero for all Jews’ , has trapped the Gazans so that Israel can eliminate them all. Genocide will prove to be lucrative business for the Egyptians…

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UN’s Investigation of Israel Should Go Beyond War Crimes to Genocide by Michael Ratner

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“Today I want to talk about Israel, but particularly its criminality. Its war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity, and apartheid. Of course it’s a criminality that could not be carried out by Israel without the weapons and support of the United States.”

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