Friday, January 02, 2009

Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law

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" It seemed that Israel wanted to teach me, and more significantly, the UN a lesson: there will be no cooperation with those who make strong criticisms of Israel's occupation policy. After being denied entry, I was put in a holding room with about 20 others experiencing entry problems. At this point, I was treated not as a UN representative, but as some sort of security threat, subjected to an inch-by-inch body search and the most meticulous luggage inspection I have ever witnessed.

I was separated from my two UN companions who were allowed to enter Israel and taken to the airport detention facility a mile or so away. I was required to put all my bags and cell phone in a room and taken to a locked tiny room that smelled of urine and filth. It contained five other detainees and was an unwelcome invitation to claustrophobia. I spent the next 15 hours so confined, which amounted to a cram course on the miseries of prison life, including dirty sheets, inedible food and lights that were too bright or darkness controlled from the guard office."- My expulsion from Israel by Richard Falk

(Falk issued a Dec. 9th statement about Gaza and was expelled from Israel on Dec. 15 after arriving on the 14th. Israel began it's huge bombing attack on Dec. 27)

"It is Dr. Falk's responsibility to report to the UN on conditions in the occupied territories. Israel is blocking him from carrying out this job. In an article that reads as if it rolled off the computers in Israel’s Government Press Office (no quotes by anyone friendly to Falk’s point of view, for instance), The New York Times, tells us Dr. Falk “has long been criticized in Israel for what many Israelis say [emphasis mine] are unfair and unpalatable views.” The blind attribution is typical." - Richard Falk, Israel and the New York Times, By Ellen Cantarow

(After Israel began it's recent attack, Falk issued a statement on Dec. 27):
"The Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to the obligations of an Occupying Power and in the requirements of the laws of war." - Israel's War Crimes, by Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur for human rights in the Occupied Territories

See previous post: Israel Attacks Gaza Again

See Parts 1 & 2 : Israel Violating International Law & the Media Cover-up
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why don't U go and live "in peace" with arabs, muslims in whople and other SATAN's advocates
The entire land of ISRAEL is Jewish and will be jewish and U know why.
If U R Jew then join us.

Anonymous said...

May you always have the courage to stand up for JUSTICE for whomever it may be and wherever it is needed!!

L said...

If you are a soldier (no matter israeli or palestenian) - JUST STOP FIGHTING. STOP DOING WHAT THEY TELL YOU. DON'T BE A FOOL AND CONTROL YOUR LIFE DECENTLY. THAT IS THE BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

pp said...

"The entire land of ISRAEL is Jewish and will be jewish and U know why.
If U R Jew then join us."

Its similar to saying:

"The entire land of America is for white people and will be for white people and U know why.
If U R white then join us."

Maybe that is your answer to why everyone hates you... Racism
I hope the west wakes up and finish up racists like you , like they did to Nazi Germany and no i don't know why. please explain

Anonymous said...

It's only for God to decide thats what I know

Jebril said...

The soldiers need to understand what they are doing, and stop.

Anonymous said...

""The entire land of ISRAEL is Jewish and will be jewish and U know why.
If U R Jew then join us."
Its similar to saying:
"The entire land of America is for white people and will be for white people and U know why.
If U R white then join us.""

Except Judaism is not a race, but a religion. I have yet to see anyone criticizing the pope for keeping Vatican City catholic. Israel does not choose one race over another, but offers Jews (as well as Muslims, Christians, Samaritans, and every other religion that is represented there) the chance to practice their religion.

I am sick of people equating zionism to white supremacy. It's apples and oranges. Calling the land of Israel Jewish is saying "This place, if no other place in the world, is the place where we will fight to practice our religion"
Calling America white has no connotations of promoting white traditions or protecting equal rights for whites - it is a desire to push out other races.
Israel does not push out other religions. There are millions of Israelis who are not Jewish, and they are as vital a part of the country as the Jews.

I'm not saying there isn't what to condemn Israel for, but this particular comparison is inaccurate and weakens the stance of everyone with valid complaints.

Anonymous said...

Israel does not push out other religions. There are millions of Israelis who are not Jewish, and they are as vital a part of the country as the Jews.

DO you live there to validate such a statement... I live there and let me tell you that becuase I am not a Jew I am treated like a third class citizin.. So What you are saying is down right wrong.

Nana Baakan said...

The US is occupied territory. So, until the US comes to terms with its own crimes against humanity, i.e., the massacre of the millions of indigenous people, the enslavement of millions of African people who were transported across international borders to serve as slave labor; the subsequent wars in the North and South of the so called Americas; and the numerous wars and aggressions that the US hosted around the globe to perpetrate its hegemony; the raping of rain forests, natural resources and the polluting of lands; the incursions and ousting of millions upon millions of refugees due to the in-fighting were both sides are supplied arms by the US; and the dropping of two hydrogen bombs on millions of innocent Japanese people. The imposition of Christianity, Democracy, Torture, and Capitalism which fostered racism, bigotry, and established a military and prison industrial complex on cultures around the world. Only when the US admits its role in the imperial imposition of one country's will over another, can the USA begin to speak of the humanity that another country should show to another. The USA stands by because it is complicit and just as guilty. It stands as a role model decadent and corrupt national and international policies giving license to all who follow in its footsteps. The world stands by because to stand up against Israel is to stand against their own atrocities perpetrated against their own people.
This is all too apparent in Israel's reference to Nagasaki and Hiroshima, stating it has the same rights as the USA to protect itself. With the broad brush of who to designate a terrorist and an even broader brush of how to rid the world of terrorism, all options are on the table. The USA's silence, while poignant and irresponsible, is symptomatic of its on stand on how the powerful should wield its power over its own people and then to the peoples of the world. History will show how single handedly the USA, one of the youngest so-called democracies in the world has feasted on the humanity it has broken through its most inhumane of acts.So silence is the only option for the USA unless it is ready to face its own denial and its own complicity and take pro-active steps to deconstruct its own myth of tyranny and inhumanity to man.

Anonymous said...

israel didnt go to gaza to fight terrorist thats not their plan,
they went in hopping to create more terorists,

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