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US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Israel escalates racist actions in occupied
A Statement By the Palestine Return Centre
ccun.org, July 18, 2009
Palestine Return Centre (PRC) expressed deep anxiety
towards Israeli practises in occupied Palestinian territories. International
laws, UN resolutions, International court of justice, 4th Geneva conventions
and many other charters are being repeatedly and clearly violated by Israel
which is meet with a lamentable silence by the International community as
well as the Arab and the Muslim world.
With the coming of the recent
Israeli government, more racial practises are committed against
Palestinians. Judaising Jerusalem through ethnic cleansing forceful
expulsion of Palestinians is unremitting. In an effort to deny the culture
and history of Palestinians a shameful decision was made yesterday by the
Israeli government to change names of Arabic cities into Hebrew.
Netanyahu government took office, more than 1600 demolition orders were
issued in Jerusalem. Hundreds of these were put into practise resulting in
the displacement of thousands of Palestinians.
Sickeningly, some Israeli
contractors offer housing services in the demolished estates with reduced
prices for only Jewish people.
Palestinian sources in Jerusalem said
that over 80 houses received demolition notifications in Al Bustan
neighbourhood, an area which is planned to be to be turned into gardens for
Yesterday decisions issued by rightist Israeli
transportation Minister, Yitsrael katz, was a clear-cut evidence of the
Israeli intension regarding a Jewish Israeli state. The decision aims at
changing the long-lasting names of Arabic cities known for thousands of
years into Hebrew language. PRC considers this as a move towards other
dangerous steps to eradicate Palestinian Identity.
On the West
Bank, the illegal settlement building is never-ending as well as
confiscating lands and building the Ďapartheidí Wall.
Information Center for Human Rights in Occupied Territories, "B'Tselem,Ē
reported that the number of settlers in the West Bank increased to 289600,
since Israel agreed to the roadmap peace plan, which demands the freezing of
all forms of settlements. An Increase in the number of settlers is estimated
to be 37% in 6 years.
According to International law, those
settlements are illegal since they are established on 1967 occupied lands.
In contrast to the American and European official positions, the Israeli
government didnít clarify its positions and went more on building
settlements under the pretext of natural growth for the Jewish settlements.
Furthermore, the Ďapartheidí Wall continuous to encroach and steal
more Palestinian lands across the West Bank, despite the fact that it is
illegal according to the international court of Justice.
The fact that
successive Israeli governments have continued to build this wall against
world opinion demonstrates that itís not a matter of internal party politics
between extremists and moderates but a fundamental policy demonstrating the
zealotry of the Knesset.
Given the routine oppression and suffering
inflicted on the occupied Palestinians it is clearly evident that there is
an apartheid policy that is being practiced by Israel. PRC requests there is
real international pressure to end the routine practices of violence and
intimidation and force Israel back from a rogue state to one that upholds
basic international law.