Take action now to defend the Palestinian people

Discussion in 'Protest' started by vinceneilsgirl, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Israeli occupation forces launch brutal assault
    on Palestinians in Gaza
    Food, water, electricity cut off to more than a million people
    Israel threatens regional war, sending war planes over Syria
    Anti-war coalition calls for emergency actions:
    Stop the attacks! Cut off U.S. aid to Israel!

    Using the capture of one of its soldiers as the pretext, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) launched a brutal assault on the entire population of Gaza in the early morning hours of June 28. U.S.-supplied F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed the main power station in Gaza and destroyed bridges on the only major roads linking the northern and southern sections of the region. The people of Gaza are now without water and electricity -- and many will die. The use of U.S. planes and other military goods against illegally occupied territories is a violation of both international and U.S. law.

    Israel is also threatening to widen the war, sending war planes over Syria to “buzz” the home of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, whose government the U.S. has been actively working to bring down for more than two years.

    The Palestinian population of Gaza, one of the poorest and most densely populated areas of the world, was already suffering severe shortages of food, medicine and other necessities due to Israel’s blockade of Gaza and the cut-off of international aid to the West Bank and Gaza, in effect since January 2006. The new Israeli assault has resulted in the cut-off of power, water and food supplies to most of the people in Gaza. The situation constitutes a deliberately created humanitarian disaster.

    Deliberately attacking the civilian population, with the intent of causing maximum suffering, is clearly a crime against humanity. What we are witnessing today in Gaza is collective punishment against the population as a whole. It is just one part of Israel’s colonial policy toward the Palestinians. In historic Palestine, whether the West Bank, Gaza or inside the 1948 borders of Israel, an apartheid system is in place, where many rights reserved for Jewish Israelis are denied to Palestinians. More than six million dispossessed Palestinians are denied the right to return to their homeland.

    Israeli apartheid and the latest assault on Gaza is supported by the Bush regime, Congress and the corporate media, because of Israel’s vital role in Washington’s project of Middle East domination. That is why Israel receives more military and economic aid from the U.S. -- over $3 billion annually -- than any other country. ​

    While a great hue and cry is heard in the mass media about one captured Israeli soldier, the same media pays no attention whatsoever to the 9,800 Palestinian political prisoners being held illegally (it is illegal for an occupying power to transfer prisoners from occupied territory) under terrible conditions in Israeli prisons. At least 335 of these prisoners are children. Palestinian prisoners are systematically tortured after arrest. Just two days ago, the Israeli parliament gave the Shin Bet (the secret police) the right to double the time for secret “interrogation” of Palestinian prisoners -- a green light for even greater torture.

    The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (http://www.answercoalition.org/ ), which has organized the largest anti-war protests in Washington, DC and in other U.S. cities over the past five years, including the historic demonstration of over 100,000 people supporting Palestinian rights in Washington on April 20, 2002, is calling for and supporting protests at Israeli embassies, consulates and U.S. federal buildings, to demand:
    • The immediate end to the U.S.-supplied Israeli assault on Gaza
    • The release of all Palestinian political prisoners from Israeli jails
    • An end to all U.S. aid to Israel
    • An end to colonial occupation, support for self-determination for the Palestinian people including the right of return.
    • No new U.S.-Israeli war against Syria.
    For more information go to http://www.answercoalition.org/

  2. Politics are awesome

    Politics are awesome Politics suck

    'victims of bushy's regime'?

    Right, because people like you are suffering oh so much.
    Get over yourself and grow up a bit. Are you really 46? You act like a 15 year old.

    This is fucking horrible, though. Israel is one of the most evil governments in the world, and they are allowed to be. Just because Jews suffered in the Holocaust doesn't mean that 60 years later they should be allowed to treat Muslims however they want.
  3. DQ Veg


    Maybe you need to grow up a little bit. One of the main reasons that Israel is, as you rightly say, one of the most evil governments on earth, is because of the unquestioning and massive support that the US has given it over the years-it is also one of the main reasons that the US is so unpopular in the Middle East and in the Muslim world. It's not accidental that we're that unpopular.
  4. catstevens

    catstevens Muslim Top To Toe

    May you Allah my Lord bless this girl, bless her fingers for typing this, Please lord bless her, PLEASE ALLAH BLESS HER Amen Amen Amen, I don't know how to thank you, I DO appreciate this, THANK YOU VERY MUCH
    *Tons Of Peace and love*
    Yours Sincerely,
    Cat Stevens
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  6. catstevens

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    Why not defending both, both need and deserve help
    * Peace and love*
    Yours Sincerely,
    Cat Stevens
  7. Politics are awesome

    Politics are awesome Politics suck

    I'm well aware of where Israel gets it's power from. Toppling America is a bit unrealistic though. :rolleyes:

    Toppling Israel is a completely realistic idea... but in any such event they are likely to launch nuclear warheads at the invading Muslim nations.

    It's pretty much nothing but a big pile of shit, and I see no nuclear-free outcome to the problem. As long as Americans are controlled by PC, the government will never speak out against Israel (though I am sure there are those in Congress and the Senate that want to).
  8. Politics are awesome

    Politics are awesome Politics suck

    Word. But every American President since Israel became a country has supported the actions of their government.
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  10. brownxfoot

    brownxfoot Member

    Let's not forget that israel is also and constant threat from the goverment administration and has to keep a strong military to keep from getting wiped of the map.
  11. ANSWER DOES work on issues here. But ignoring the problems in the rest of the world isn't right, and you know it.
  12. Exactly! I am Jewish and I am completely sickend by the way Palestenians are treated in Israel. After all, it is their homeland too.
  13. You are more than welcome. My people and your people need peace between each other. For Abraham is the father of us both.
  14. gardener

    gardener Realistic Humanist

    Why is there no further news on the death of the Palestinians who were wounded and killed on the beach, by Israeli artillery. They instigated these hostilities, why haven't they been forced by the world to explain their behavior on wounding 30 and killing seven innocent people. Why are we now focussing on one solider and one other victim of Palestian hostility. Who lobbed those shells, and started this whole mess?



    When will we ever know the truth after Israel bombs the shit out of Gaza?
  15. What? am i the only one that notices the terrorist attacks against israel by palistine? and their constant flag-and-bible burning? Says I, screw palistine.
  16. catstevens

    catstevens Muslim Top To Toe

    My very special regards to you and all those who have the same opinion
    Hats oFF
    *Tons Of Peace and love*
    Yours Sincerely,
    Cat Stevens
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  18. catstevens

    catstevens Muslim Top To Toe

    Why did they do so ;) Do you want them to turn their left cheek, who began, read more, watch more

    *Peace and love*
    Yours Sincerely,
    Cat Stevens
  19. catstevens

    catstevens Muslim Top To Toe

    collective punishment

    Gaza hospitals without power
    By Motasem Dalloul in Gaza

    Friday 30 June 2006, Source, 5:41 GMT

    Caption:Israeli air raids destroyed strategic buildings in Gaza
    Nearly 700,000 Palestinians have been living without electric power since Israel aerial bombed Gaza's only power station earlier in the week.In addition to plunging the area into darkness, the Wednesday night bombardment also knocked out power to hospitals and clinics. Sameh Hassan, a witness who could see the power station from his home, said: "After the initial bombing of the station, Palestinian firefighters managed to put out the blaze."Then the station was struck again."Every time they found the firemen had put out the fire, they repeated their bombing runs," Hassan said.Israeli warplanes targeted sites in Gaza as a show of force ahead of its incursion into the Gaza Strip to retrieve an Israeli soldier captured at the Kerem Shalom crossing in southern Gaza on Sunday.But the loss of electric power means many Palestinians will be unable to access medical care dependent on an energy source.Khalid Radi, the spokesman of the ministry of health, told Aljazeera.net: "Al-Shifaa hospital, the main and largest hospital in the Gaza Strip and many clinics in the Strip are now without power which will result in a shortage of generated oxygen."In addition, the loss of power will also adversely affect kidney patients whose dialysis and other equipment run on electricity only."Palestinian doctors will be unable to perform critical surgery and other operations.Huda Saady, a kidney patient at Al-Shifaa told Aljazeera.net: "I wash my kidney two times a week. I can't skip one week without washing according to the doctors' prescription." Raji al-Sorani, director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, says the targeting of the power station is tantamount to collective punishment for all who live in Gaza."It is a violation of the first, second and third articles of the Geneva Conventions. However, targeting the infrastructure isn't a way to free the Israeli soldier, but to topple the Hamas government."Other rights activists say that power loss will likely lead to the spoiling of foods in refrigerated warehouses and in civilian homes, particularly as temperatures continue to rise in the summer months. Restoring power is expected to take six months.The power cut is also affecting water supplies which use electricity to pump water.Khalil Abu-Shamaleh, director of Al-Dameer Human Rights Centre, said in a news conference in Gaza on Thursday: "Targeting the infrastructure is habitual for the Israelis. "The concept of security in the Israeli mind has been known since the beginning of the occupation until these days;uprooting trees, demolishing homes and destroying infrastructure under the pretext of keeping security."

    *Peace and love*

    Yours Sincerely,
    Cat Stevens
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