2.11.06

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post copied verbatim From Gaza with Love



End the Assault Against North of Gaza

Press Release: 2 November 2006

END THE ASSAULT ON BEIT HANOUN

Yesterday the Israeli Occupation Forces began the
grotesquely named “Operation Autumn of Fury” on the
Gaza Strip. Beit Hanoun, scene of the continuing
massacre by Israel since June 25th, was re-occupied by
Israeli tanks. Since yesterday 12 civilians have been
shot dead and more than 65 woemn and children have
been injured. On the first dayof Eid Ul Fiter, last
week, 7 residents of the town were also killed by the
IOF.

The town of Beit Hanoun was bombed by Apache
helicopters and F16 and V58 fighter planes. All of
Beit Hanoun’s residents have no water or electricity
today. These air-strikes which damage essential
infrastructure and terrify the civilian population are
a form of collective punishment against the
Palestinian people and are war crimes which are
forbidden under international humanitarian law,
especially the Fourth Geneva Convention, which
prescribes the manner in which armies must treat
civilians during times of conflict.

We, therefore, call on the international community to
exert pressure on the Israeli Occupation Forces to
conduct itself within the boundaries of international
humanitarian law and ensure the protection of all
Palestinian civilians.

We also demand the immediate halt of the Israeli
Occupation Forces’ attacks on the Gaza Strip and an
end to the closure and isolation of the Strip, both of
which are exacerbating an already desperate
humanitarian situation inside the Strip.

For Comments contact:
Dr. Mona Al Farra +97082846602 or 0+972 599 410 741.
Dr Abu Ala'a, Gaza Strip, + 972 599 441766
Dr Asaad Abu Sharkh, Gaza Strip, + 972 599 322636
Dr Ayyoub Othman, + 972 599 412 826

4 comments:

scout said...

the mentality is incomprehensible. whatever happened to love?

Amelopsis said...

Love has been usurped by greed; which I think is by design, as well as being a most unfortunate tragedy.

What the west does in response is the question now, unfortunately the track record makes things look pretty bleak.

Keir said...

The situation is dire indeed, and the media blackout on decent reporting doesn't help. Good that you posted this.

Amelopsis said...

In addition to the personal first hand accounts that Dr. Mona offers, I also find the Palestine News Network to be a useful source of timely information on the ongoing assaults on Palestinians... (they're also on my blogroll)
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=928&Itemid=1