A group of Israeli activists, representing the ghosts of silent victims without faces or names, walked through the streets of Tel Aviv on August 12. Describing themselves as the “missing elements”, the activists asked questions not raised in Israel during the Gaza attack.
16 August 2014 | Alternative Information Center (AIC) | Beit Sahour
“We live under the rule of interests occupied with making profits for themselves”, wrote the activists, “politicians, arms manufacturers, senior military officials and media bodies. Each one of them in its way is busy with deepening our sense of fear – the more we fear, the more their profits grow”.
Adding that “Throughout the entire attack on Gaza we, the society in Israel, swallowed the answers we received via the media without any doubt”, the activists added that “The essential questions were not asked in these broadcasts:
Why did Israel begin the attack and what were its goals and aims? Why was the stated reason for commencing the attack changed a large number of times in accordance with achievements of the previous days?
How can it be that at least half of those killed in Gaza are not fighters (according to military statistics)?
How much money does the military industry in Israel earn from selling weapons systems following each military operation?
By how much will the defence ministry’s budget grow at the expense of budgets for health, housing and welfare for the citizens of Israel?
Why are the media, politicians and public discourse preoccupied with Israel’s weakened southern towns only during fighting while at other times they remain silent?
Will an agreement include an element such as a lessening or removing of the siege on Gaza and the passage of goods?
Why is there a siege on Gaza? Are the tunnels a product of the siege?
Could all of the attack’s “achievements” be attained in another way? Does the state of Israel understand only force?
Is it coincidental that all of the Israeli citizens killed are from weakened minority groups? For what were over 1,000 residents of Israel detained during the days of fighting, amongst them over 200 minors?
Why does public quiet exist concerning the racist attacks against Israeli citizens?
As we march through the street we remind ourselves that we know how to ask questions. The capacity exists within us. Let’s use it to ask more difficult questions!”
See AIC’s recent article: “Australian Activists Lock Down Israeli Arms Factory”
For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read:
The History of Resistance – The Eagle of Palestine
- Special Topic – All Israeli Massacres on Palestinians
- iRemember… – Confirmed Names of Martyrs Occupation (*)
- Special Topic – Ethnic Cleansing
- Israeli escalation in Gaza – A cover-up for settlement activity
- “Slow Death” -International report: Collective punishment of Gaza has reached critical stage – Incl Full Report PDF
- A “Leaflet” to the World about it’s own “forgotten” Extermination Camp called Gaza
- Gaza Siege Harshness Continues. Israel’s committing slow-motion genocide ~ by Stephen Lendman
THE LEGAL RIGHT OF RESISTANCE
81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and also discussing other genocides, this article details the inadequacy of many of the international community’s response to genocides, such as “targeted sanctions” or international peacekeeping forces. Examining international legal authorities such as the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, the article demonstrates that groups which are being subjected to genocide have a legal right of self-defense. International treaties, Security Council arms embargoes, or national gun control laws cannot lawfully be enforced in a manner which prevents self-defense resistance to a genocide in progress, because under international law, the prohibition against any form of complicity in genocide takes legal precedence over lesser laws. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In PDF.
- The Palestinian Right of Self Defense
- Brayer: The Absolute Right of Palestinian Resistance – Source
- No. Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory – Source
- If Jews in WWII Warsaw would have had rockets: They would have fired them too – by occpal
MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT THE ROCKETS FROM GAZA
- The “Rocket” from Gaza Myth – Photography
- More facts about the Rocket from Gaza Myths – Storify
- Half the story: What @IDFSpokesperson leaves out about #Gaza ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Israel and #Gaza: Context Behind Projectile Fire ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Truths and lies behind Israel’s attacks on Gaza and its whining about rockets ~ by @AliAbunimah
- Israel is not looking for peace. Nor talks. But: This
* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.
Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.
How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.