03/13/2011

Palestinian people: collective punishment

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According to the village council of Awarta, 19 people are still in custody after the Israeli military raided the village. Yesterday, around 8 am, the Israeli military cut off the roads to the village, preventing anyone from entering or leaving.

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...'When the soldiers entered the houses to arrest people they flipped over furniture, smashed windows, threw sound grenades and shot bullets in the air.

Around 3 pm the soldiers returned a second time to search houses of the families who’s sons had been arrested. They forced the families to stay outside under armed guards for an hour while about 20 soldiers with dogs entered their houses. As they had done in the morning, the soldiers turned the houses completely upside-down, destroying the electricity by cutting the cables to the fuse box, and polluting the drinking water by throwing mud in the water-tanks. Computers and phones were destroyed and money and property were stolen by the soldiers. Once again the soldiers threw sound grenades inside and outside the houses.

While the soldiers were searching the houses, the families, including women and small children, were forbidden to drink or eat.

It has been reported that an 80-year-old woman who suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure was beaten by the soldiers. She was taken to the Rafidia hospital in Nablus. 

The families of the men and boys that were arrested do not know where their sons, fathers, and brothers are or when they will come home.

Even though this kind of systematic collective punishment is illegal according to International law, is it frequently used by the Israeli military all over the West Bank and in Gaza.

http://palsolidarity.org/2011/03/16975/

 

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06/05/2010

Don't hate! Support the Palestinian people!


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06/03/2010

JUNE 2: FREE AMEER MAKHOUL, TORTURED AT PETACH TIVKA!


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JUNE 2: FREE AMEER MAKHOUL, TORTURED AT PETACH TIVKA!

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.

On June 1, thousands took to the streets of Chicago in solidarity with the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and in protest of Israel's ongoing crimes against the Palestinian people and their supporters. On WEDNESDAY, June 2, we have the opportunity to tell the representatives of MORE THAN 70 GOVERNMENTS that there will be no more business as usual with apartheid Israel!


Reject business as usual with Israel and protest Israel's participating in the Chicago Sister City International's Consular Corps Ball!

WHEN: Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 5:30pm
WHERE: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.

Join the Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago's protest of Israel's participation in the Chicago Sister City International's (CSCI) Consular Corps Ball. The CSCI will host an inaugural ball to mark the program's 50th anniversary, with honorary chairs Mayor Richard M. and Mrs. Maggie Daley. Join the Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago's protest of Israel's participation in this event and say, "No business as usual with apartheid Israel!"

This action is part of our ongoing campaign calling on CSCI to drop Petach Tikva and Israel from its program. Heeding the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS), the Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago rejects an official relationship between the City of Chicago and the Municipality of Petach Tikva in Israel. Under the guise of promoting cultural and education ties, and with the false premise of a people-to-people program, Petach Tikva's inclusion in the Chicago Sister Cities International promotes Israel-US business ties while it simultaneously whitewashes Israel's occupation and human rights abuses.

Palestinian civil society leader in Israel and BDS advocate Ameer Makhoul, arrested by secret police at his home on 6 May 2010, is the latest Palestinian grassroots activist to be held and interrogated at Petach Tikva. It is bitterly ironic that the chairperson of the Chicago Sister Cities International's Petach Tikva program, Daniel B. Shure, is also president of the America Israel Business Chamber of Commerce, which earlier this year advertised on its website a "Fight Back Against the Boycott" to undermine the movement strugglers like Ameer Makhoul are being arrested and persecuted for leading.

So long as Israel continues to occupy Palestinian and Arab land, so long as Palestinian refugees are refused their right to return home, and so long as Palestinians are denied their right to self-determination, we demand that there be no business as normal with Israel.

Join our campaign and directly challenge Israel's supporters in Chicago, and demand real policy change!

FREE AMEER MAKHOUL, TORTURED AT PETACH TIKVA!
ISRAEL'S GUANTANAMO IS NO SISTER OF CHICAGO!
NO CHICAGO TIES WITH ISRAEL!

TAKE ACTION: contact Leroy Allala - Sister City Program Executive Director (leroy.allala@cityofchicago.org, 312.744.1372) and demand an end to the Sister City partnership between Chicago and Petach Tikva!

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