By Activist Groups
11 March, 2012
One Democratic State Group
Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine–We condemn in the strongest possible terms the latest Israeli war crimes committed against our people in the Gaza Strip. We call on the international community and the Arab and Islamic worlds, to take up their responsibility to protect the Palestinian people from this heinous aggression and immediately terminate the continuing Israeli policy of collective punishment.
Over the last 48 hours, Gaza has been bombed by Apache helicopters and F16 and V58 fighter planes. 18 civlians have been killed in Gaza City, Jabalya, Rafah, and Shejaaiya. In the latest attack on Jablya, 12-year old Aamer Asaleyah, was killed as a result of an Israeli air strike which targeted a group of children on their way to school.
Gaza has been enduring Israeli policies of extermination and vandalism since June, 2006. The Palestinian people have already been under siege for more than six years as collective punishment. Israel has turned the Gaza Strip into the largest concentration camp, reminiscent of Bergen Bilsen and Auschwits, with the largest population of prisoners in the world. The continuing international conspiracy of silence towards the genocidal war taking place against the 1.3 million civilians in Gaza indicates complicity in these war crimes.
We call upon the international community to demand that the rogue State of Israel end its siege. We also would like to remind the members of the quartet that the International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law such as The Fourth Geneva Convention stipulate the protection of civilian lives and property, unless Palestinian women and children are not considered civilians!
The One Democratic State Group
Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel
Gaza BDS Working Group
University Teachers’ Association in Palestine