lunes, 29 de diciembre de 2008

Movilización en Zaragoza


20hPLAZA DE ESPAÑA -Zaragoza
convoca: Foro Palestina Libre de Zaragoza

Dónde está Naciones Unidas?

Monday 29th December 2008
Dignity Leaves for Gaza: Challenges World to "Stop this Madness!"
For more information, please contact:
(Gaza) Ewa Jasiewicz, +972 598 700 497 Lubna Masarwa +357 99 081 767 Greta Berlin, +1 310 422 7242
(Larnaca, Cyprus 29 December 2008) - There is a time when silence iscomplicity and inaction is unacceptable. On Saturday, December 27, Israelbegan Operation "Cast Lead," a military onslaught against the civilianpopulation of the Gaza Strip that has - so far - massacred more thanthree-hundred men, women, and children, and seriously injured over athousand.In response to Israeli butchery, the Free Gaza ship, the DIGNITY, willdepart Larnaca Port at approximately 5pm (UTC), on Monday, December 29,bound for besieged Gaza. The ship is on an emergency mission carrying inphysicians, human rights workers and over three tons of desperately neededmedical supplies donated by the people of Cyprus. Coordinating with theGaza Ministry of Health, the doctors will be immediately posted tooverburdened hospitals and clinics upon their arrival.We are not asking Israel for "permission" to go, and we will not stopuntil the DIGNITY lands in Gaza. We are answering urgent calls fromhospitals and health care workers in Gaza by taking in three physicianswho will stay and work in Gaza for several weeks. We will hold Israelresponsible for the safety of our passengers and our cargo of emergencymedicine.Even before the present Israeli blitzkrieg, Karen Koning Abu Zayd, head ofthe United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), asserted that, "Gazais on the threshold of becoming the first territory to be intentionallyreduced to a state of abject destitution, with the knowledge, acquiescenceand - some would say - encouragement of the international community."Ewa Jasiewicz, a Free Gaza organizer living in Gaza, agreed with Abu Zayd,saying: "Where is the United Nations? Where is the Arab League? Where isthe outrage against Israeli cruelty and Egyptian complicity? Everyhospital in Gaza is already overwhelmed. Israel is committing war crimeshere in Gaza, and words of condemnation are no longer enough. The worldmust act now to stop this madness."The Free Gaza Movement continues to do what the governments of the worldwill not do - take direct action to defend the health, lives, and dignityof 1.5 million Palestinians under siege in the Gaza Strip.This catastrophe is still unfolding, and humanitarian needs in Gaza arequite literally devastating. The world can no longer stay silent as thePalestinian people are deliberately massacred, starved and humiliated. Wehave to create a new consciousness that turns the practice of human rightsfrom rhetoric into reality. Palestinians have an inalienable right tolive, and the undeniable right to a life with dignity.The passengers on this Free Gaza emergency delegation include:* International humanitarian and human rights workers from Cyprus,Australia, Ireland, Great Britain, Tunisia, and the United States.* Doctors going to Gaza to volunteer in local hospitals, including Dr.Elena Theoharous, surgeon and Member of Parliament from Cyprus.* Journalists going to Gaza to report on the massacre, includingAl-Jazeera reporter Sami al-Haj, a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay.* The Hon. Cynthia McKinney, former U.S. Congresswoman and Green Partypresidential candidate.
The Free Gaza Movement, a human rights group, sent two boats to Gaza inAugust 2008. These were the first international boats to land in the portin 41 years. Since August, four more voyages were successful, takingParliamentarians, human rights workers, physicians, and other dignitariesto witness the effects of Israel's draconian policies on the civilians ofGaza.

domingo, 28 de diciembre de 2008


140 dead, after the first hour of the criminal Israeli attack on the civilian population of Gaza. "It is just the beginning" said Israeli senior officials, vowing to continue the air strikes on the most populated city by square meter in the whole world!

We were a dozen of Palestinian and Israeli activists sitting in the AIC office in Beit Sahur (West Bank) discussing the crisis of the Palestinian secular political parties when we heard the news. After few minutes of real chock, we went each one to his or her duties in such an emergency situation: Ahmad J. contacted his friends in Gaza to gather updated information, Connie and John went to the Jerusalem office to issue and dispatch a call for action to the international social movement, Sergio and Guila contacted the foreign media, Ahmad A. went for an urgent meeting of the local popular movements in Bethlehem area, Nassar call the Palestinian political factions for an emergency national meeting, and, on the way back to Jerusalem, I contacted the Israeli progressive forces to organize, for this night, a joint protest vigil in front of PM residence, but the Women Coalition for Peace has already taken the initiative: there will be a joint in Tel Aviv at 6 PM.

After having organized the transportation for potential demonstrators coming from Jerusalem, I have still a couple of hour before leaving to Tel Aviv. I use it to call you, friends and comrades of the global social movement and the international solidarity movement with the Palestinian people, to respond immediately to this new war-crime committed by my government and its army: more than ever the Palestinian people of Gaza need your mobilization, your solidarity and your efforts. More than ever you have to pressure your governments to impose sanctions on Israel and to make crystal clear that a State that violate the most basic rules of international law has to be suspended from the community of civilized nations.

The State of Israel must be suspended from the international institutions, as long as Gaza will be under siege and the Israeli aviation and artillery will continue to massacre its population!

The Israeli political and military leadership must be brought to trial in an international tribunal for war crimes!

Let's follow the example of our British comrades, and make clear that wherever Barak, Ashkenazi, Olmert or Livni will choose to come, they will be welcomed by an indictment for the war crimes they have committed in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

No impunity to the Israeli war criminals!

Michael Warschawski

December 27, 2008 Alternative Information Center

Communiqué du bureau national : 27 décembre 2008

Gaza : la responsabilité directe de la France et de l'Union Européenne .

Du blocus à l'assassinat collectif

L'armée israélienne a attaqué Gaza cette nuit avec des moyens militaires énormes. Le premier bilan fait état de 150 morts, civils pour la plupart. Ce massacre était annoncé, envisagé et commenté ces derniers jours dans la presse israélienne, après la fin de la trêve respectée par le Hamas et rompue sans arrêt par l'armée israélienne. Ce crime a été rendu possible par l'impunité totale accordée à Israël depuis bientôt 9 ans et le soutien actif dont il bénéficie au sein de l'Union Européenne. Il est le résultat direct du «rehaussement de la coopération avec l'UE» imposée par la présidence française contre le vote de report du Parlement Européen.

Depuis maintenant des années, la bande de Gaza subit, avec le soutien complice de l'Union Européenne un siège criminel qui viole délibérément toutes les lois internationales : un million et demi de civils sont prisonniers de l'armée israélienne et privés de tout : de nourriture, de carburant, d'électricité, de médicaments, de matériel scolaire … Moins d'un dixième des camions nécessaires au ravitaillement normal de la population parviennent à passer. L'aéroport et le port ont été détruits avant même d'avoir jamais pu fonctionner. Il est interdit de pêcher. Seuls quelques bateaux affrétés par des militants ont pu forcer le blocus. La population subit une « punition » collective impitoyable pour avoir « mal » voté. La communauté internationale laisse faire, voire encourage ce siège. L'occupant a expulsé Robert Falk, le rapporteur spécial sur la situation des droits de l'homme de l'ONU.

Il n'y a aucun statu quo possible, aucune perpétuation envisageable de ce siège impitoyable et criminel. Tout peuple assiégé a le droit de résister à l'oppression.

Aucune symétrie ne peut être établie avec les quelques kassams envoyés sur des villes du sud d'Israël. Il n'y aura pas de sécurité pour les Israéliens sans sécurité pour la population de Gaza. Les politiques européenne et américaine depuis Anapolis, en évitant d'affronter la réalité de l'occupation, aboutissent à l'impasse attendue dont encore une fois le peuple palestinien paie tout le prix.

L'Union Juive Française pour la Paix dénonce le crime qui se déroule contre la population de Gaza. Elle appelle à manifester partout contre cette nouvelle agression. L'UJFP exige une réaction immédiate du gouvernement français, de la Communauté Européenne et de l'ONU pour faire cesser l'agression et pour mettre un terme au blocus de Gaza.

Communiqué du bureau national de l'UJFP : 27 décembre 2008
Michael Warschawski, es un judío israelí de origen polaco; escritor, analista y sobre todo experimentado militante político en la lucha por la paz y la justicia en todo el planeta. En 1984 cofundó el "The Alternative Information Center, AIC", del que actualmente es codirector. Ha escrito numerosos libros, e ntre ellos: 33-day War: Israel’s War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and It’s Consequences, con Gilbert Achcar, Hardcover, 2007; La frontière, Paperback, 2002; Israël-Palestine : Le défi binational, con Elías Sanbar, Hadcover, 2001; y Towards an Open Tomb: The Crisis of Israeli Society, Hardcover, 2004.