Hamas: Attempts to demilitarize Gaza ‘worthless’

Ma’an News Agency | (updated) 30/08/2014 22:36

Resistance fighters from the Islamic Jihad group in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip on April 8, 2013 (AFP/File Mahmud Hams)

Resistance fighters from the Islamic Jihad group in Jabalia in the northern
Gaza Strip on April 8, 2013 (AFP/File Mahmud Hams)

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Hamas movement said Saturday that any attempts to disarm Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza are “worthless.”

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement that the demilitarization of Palestinian militant factions was “inconsistent with international law and our people will not allow it.”

“It is not required to disarm the Palestinian people, but rather to disarm the (Israeli) occupation and to ban the American administration from providing it with the weapons that are used to kill children and women,” Abu Zuhri said.

Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip ended over seven weeks of fighting on Tuesday with a long-term ceasefire agreement in which Israel agreed to ease its siege on the coastal enclave. Further negotiations regarding unresolved issues such as an airport and seaport in Gaza and the demilitarization of factions in the Strip were to take place in Egypt a month later.

Israel’s main demand towards the end of its offensive was that Palestinian militant groups disarm, a demand many Palestinians have scoffed at.

The Israeli assault left over 2,100 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians, in addition to some 70 Israelis, most of them soldiers.


 

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Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right?

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Right to Resist

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.
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Since 1937 (Pre)Israel terrorism commits ongoing massacres in Palestine. Violent genocide, but the least known, silent genocide causing excess death by deliberate racist policies of deprivation. The same deprivation which according the Israeli narrative have cost 1/6 of Jewish Holocaust victims (1 of 6 million). The cost in human lives by avoidable mortality for the sake of the creation of Israel according to research (by Dr. Gideon Polya) in Palestine and neighboring countries is 24 million lives.



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