Israeli violations of ceasefire agreement continue with impunity
Gazan fishermen and farmers attacked, threatened, intimidated by Israeli military
No 629 Posted by fw, December 8, 2012
“Please join us in sending a message to President Obama and Secretary Clinton. Tell Israel to respect the terms of the ceasefire: Allow the farmers to farm and the fishermen to fish without fear of attack. As farmer Jaber Abu Rgela told us, ‘We are merely trying to make a living so we can feed our families. Is that too much to ask?’” —Codepink
Excerpt from Codepink email of December 7, 2012
Despite the implementation of a ceasefire on November 21, 2012, the violence hasn’t stopped. While the fishermen of Gaza were promised they could fish without fear of attack from the Israeli navy, attacks resumed within days of the agreement. In the past two weeks, the Israeli military has arrested 29 fishermen and impounded 9 fishing boats. Gaza fishermen face a harrowing choice: go out to sea and risk being shot by Israeli soldiers, or have no food to feed their families.
Watch this heartbreaking firsthand account —
The same thing happens to Gazan farmers, who are still unable to farm their land if Israel considers it too close to the Israeli border– and some farmers have even been shot and seriously injured since the ceasefire.
Please join us in sending a message to President Obama and Secretary Clinton. Tell Israel to respect the terms of the ceasefire: Allow the farmers to farm and the fishermen to fish without fear of attack. As farmer Jaber Abu Rgela told us, “We are merely trying to make a living so we can feed our families. Is that too much to ask?”
- Israeli Terror: The “Final Solution” To The Palestine Question by Prof. James Petras — “Why NATO – Washington Support Israel’s Genocidal War. Unlike in the past, where some international organizations and European states raised tepid objections to Israel ’s military assaults against Palestine or Lebanon , this time around nothing took place. The White House immediately embraced Israel ’s terror bombing as did the governments of Western Europe . Meanwhile, Turkey , the Gulf States , the Arab League and the pan-Islamic organizations did nothing concrete, offering no arms, no boycotts, no oil embargos – only shallow symbolic gestures.” (And, I might add, Canada’s political parties omitted any reference to Israeli brutality in their recent official statements about the murder of innocent Gaza children and civilians).
- Genocidal Israelis now quite willing to see Palestinians put out of the way, says US historian by Prof Lawrence Davidson — “The Israelis have taught their children the imperial point of view, augmented it with biased media reporting, labelled the inevitable resistance offered by the Palestinians as anti-Semitism and took it as proof of the need to suppress and control this population of ‘Others’. From the Zionist standpoint, this entire process has worked remarkably well. Today all but a handful of Israeli Jews dislike and fear the people they conquered and displaced. They wish they would go away. And, when their resistance gets just a bit too much to bear, they are now quite willing to see them put out of the way.”
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