Posts Tagged Palestinians
… ‘violate Palestinian rights’
Israeli settlements in the occupied territories violate Palestinians’ human rights in ways designed to drive them off the land, a UN report states.
The report says settlements displace Palestinians, destroy their crops and property, and subject them to violence.
Israel refused to co-operate with the inquiry by three UN researchers.
The Israeli foreign ministry said the report from the UN Human Rights Council was “counterproductive” and would hamper the peace process.
“The only way to resolve all pending issues between Israel and the Palestinians, including the settlements issue, is through direct negotiations without pre-conditions,” the ministry said in a statement.
“The Human Rights Council has sadly distinguished itself by its systematically one-sided and biased approach towards Israel. This latest report is yet another unfortunate reminder of that.”
The report is likely further to strain relations between Israel and the UN, the BBC’s Imogen Foulkes in Geneva says.
On Thursday, the French, Pakistani and Botswanan UN report authors demanded Israel cease all settlement activities, saying Israel was “committing serious breaches” of humanitarian law.
“The magnitude of violations relating to Israel’s policies of dispossessions, evictions, demolitions and displacements from land shows the widespread nature of these breaches of human rights,” Unity Dow, member of the fact-finding mission from Botswana, said in a statement.
“The motivation behind violence and intimidation against the Palestinians and their properties is to drive the local populations away from their lands, allowing the settlements to expand.”
The report comes two days after Israel failed to turn up at a UN review of its human rights record.
About 520,000 Israeli settlers reside in about 250 separate settlements in East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank, the report states. Some of the settlements were built without government authorisation.
The growth in the settler population has hastened over the past decade compared to growth in Israel. The government in place since April 2009, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has “contributed to the consolidation and expansion” of settlements, the report states.
The settlements violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prevents an occupying power from transferring its own population into occupied territory, the report states.
“The transfer of Israeli citizens into the Occupied Palestinian Territories, prohibited under international humanitarian law and international criminal law, is a central feature of Israel’s practices and policies,” it adds.
The whole world is wrong… only Israel is right!
As for the whinging of Yigal Palmor, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “It is terribly counterproductive” The only thing that is counterproductive is Israel’s continued belligerence!
I don’t see anyone, but no-one calling it the Israeli Crisis, not journalists, not politicians, no-body.
Which to me indicates that Israel has very little support around the world.
Israel is reported to be calling up 75,000 reservists and there are rumours that they will attack Gaza.
Any attack of this size on Gaza can only have one aim: Genocide! Total annihilation of the Palestinian people.
Israelis have very short memories.
A video showing an Israeli police officer kicking a nine-year-old Palestinian boy has prompted an official investigation.
The footage, released by the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem, shows the child, Abd a-Rahman Burqan, on the ground as he is held by a border police officer. Another police officer then kicks the boy. The first policeman releases him and he runs away.
The incident took place last week in Hebron, a volatile West Bank city where several hundred hardline Jewish settlers live protected by Israeli troops, B’Tselem said.
The cameraman, Raed Abu Rimle, told the Israeli paper Yedioth Ahronoth: “I heard yelling and I saw a soldier kick a boy in the stomach. After the policemen left him, I approached the kid. He was so scared that he’d pissed his pants.”
Source: The Guardian Read more
These bastards are a disgrace to any uniform!
Never did, never will have. The whole ‘peace negotiations’ is a sham, a façade to fool the world into thinking Israel is a nice country.
They don’t want Palestine to be a country – ever!
Because once it’s a country recognised by the UN, they know they are in the shit up to their eyeballs.
The prisoner exchange is a spurious attempt to dupe the world again, now they have their precious Gilad back, I am betting that the next move is a refusal to had over the second lot of Palestinian prisoners in the name of retaliation.
They have already attacked Palestine since the truce, they have steadfastly held to the fact that Jerusalem will never be divided, and now this:
Israel to speed up settler homes after Unesco vote
Israel says it will speed up Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem – and temporarily freeze the transfer of funds to the Palestinian Authority.
The announcement comes a day after the Palestinians won full membership of the UN cultural organisation, Unesco.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says the move will speed up the destruction of the peace process.
The Israeli government has described the Unesco vote as a “tragedy”.
Source: BBC News Read more
The only “tragedy” here is that the world betrayed Palestine in 1948.
Check this and see what the world did to the Palestinian people:
The plan is obvious, Israel wants to obliterate Palestine, Israel will not be happy until green disappears from this map, Israel will not be happy until the last Palestinian is dead.
Remember, the Christians are Jewish enemies too.
Are you a Christian?
The Torah says that Gentiles are the enemy too.
You are a Gentile, if you are not Jewish, then you are.
Are you next?
Watch this space…
Obama has said that he will veto any attempt by Palestine to become a full member of the UN. He has to; Israel said so.
Israel owns the USA. Israel has the USA by the financial gonads and will squeeze and twist them until the USA writhes on the floor in agony, if they don’t obey.
If you don’t believe me, just look at the big names that have brought the financial crisis to America; look at the origins of the names. They are obeying the Torah, systematically, subversively destroying the Gentile world.
It says in the Tanakh (Jewish Bilble) “the meek, the righteous or “those who wait upon the Lord” as they who shall inherit the earth.” As it also says in the Christian Bible, “The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever,” – King James version.
The Christians and the Jews (and incidentally the Muslims, because the Koran says the same thing “My servants the righteous, shall inherit the earth“) are fighting the same battle; they all think they are “the meek, the righteous.”
While religion controls the masses and has them frothing at the mouth, Christian, Jews and Muslims, there will never be peace in the world. Any attempt is a farce.
This is not to say that there aren’t good people in all religions, but the fanatics (religious right Christians, Zionists and fundamental Muslims) are destroying any chance of peace because “God” said so.
NB: I am not going to enter into a religious argument, these are my beliefs and opinions as I see them and am entitled to have them, rightly or wrongly; if you don’t like them, don’t read them. Any comments left that are based on theology they will be moderated. Comments on the core issue of the post will remain.
Oh, and don’t blow this off by saying I am anti-Semitic, I am anti any religious zealot.