REGARDING THE JERUSALEM EVICTIONS, HAS ISRAEL FINALLY GONE TOO FAR?

evictions

Condemnations are rolling in concerning the illegal evictions of Palestinians in Occupied East Jerusalem. Consensus seems to be that these actions ‘were totally unacceptable’
  
Slowly but surely the world seems to be waking up to to the reality of the ugliness and danger of zionism. Israel has literally gotten away with worse crimes since its inception as a state, most recently in Gaza earlier this year. The silence from the world is still deafening regarding the war crimes committed there. 
 
Hopefully, these condemnations will be followed up by actions and not just filed away in the ‘circular file’ as too often happens. It is time for the world to finally put a stop to the destruction of the Palestinian people. It won’t happen on its own.
 
Here are reports from various news agencies….  they are followed by a report on the actual situation…. 
 
 
From Maan News Agency…   The EU’s Swedish Presidency condemned on Monday Israel’s expulsion of two Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes the previous day as “illegal” and “unacceptable.”The Presidency “recalls that house demolitions, evictions and settlement activities in East Jerusalem are illegal under international law.” 
 
From HaAretzThe United States and the United Nations sharply condemned the eviction of two Palestinian families from their homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and their replacement with Jewish families on Sunday.
  
From BBC News… “I deplore today’s totally unacceptable actions by Israel,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert H Serry said. “These actions are contrary to the provisions of the Geneva Conventions related to occupied territory.
 
Even Hillary Clinton, in what appeared to be a rare sober moment commented… U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday criticized Israel for the eviction two Palestinian families from an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem, calling the move “deeply regrettable”.
  
According to a CNN report … Israel moved to defend itself in the face of international criticism Monday over its eviction of dozens of Palestinian families from a neighborhood of Jerusalem they have lived in for generations.
 
Left-wing Israeli activists protest against the eviction of Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem.

 
 

Left-wing Israeli activists protest against the eviction of Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem. 

“I think a lot of the criticism is simply not fair,” said Mark Regev, a government spokesman, who described the dispute as a legal one between two private parties over who had title to a property in East Jerusalem.

In the court action, a settler group sued claiming the Palestinians had violated an agreement under which they were allowed to live in the houses.

“As you know, the Israeli court system is independent and professional,” Regev said, referring to the Supreme Court’s decision that paved the way for the evictions. “Many times it goes on the Palestinian side if they think that’s where the justice is and, in this case, they ruled in favor of the Jewish side.”

                 *****

 Ibn Ezra posted the following….  

 
Palestinians out, Jews in
 

They are now living on the streets, homeless. Just a week ago they were living inside their home and now there are Jewish settlers inside, exhibiting not the least bit of remorse for the homeless family just outside. The Hanoun family’s furniture was seized by Israeli forces and they are now responsible for paying the storage and mover fees. Meanwhile, the Jewish settlers are living with round-the-clock security, not allowing anyone near. At one house, the police actually had the nerve to tell us not to film too close, as we should respect the privacy of the new residents.

This is just one of several plans by various real estate groups such as Nahalat Shimon International and American businessmen such as Irving Moskowitz, to populate the areas surrounding the Old City with Jewish strongholds that sever Palestinian territorial contiguity in East Jerusalem. This prejudices any final resolution in which East Jerusalem would be the Palestinian capital. It is also in clear breach of Israel’s commitment under the Road Map. But these operations are backed by the Israel Lands Administration, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israeli government, who are all working together to undermine any possibility for a two-state solution and are blatantly infringing on the basic human rights of the residents of what they deem to be the “united Jerusalem.” 

 

 

8 Comments

  1. August 4, 2009 at 09:58

    DP, sadly they do not know the meaning of “gone too far”

  2. sijepuis said,

    August 4, 2009 at 12:24

    The fact that Jewish Zionists announced their intention to cleanse Palestine of its native population — in the early 20th century, decades before WWII –, has conveniently been erased from the collective memory.

    Their plans were clear from Day 1. Zionists were busy stirring up sh*t as early as 1913, doing everything they could to make Palestinians’ lives as miserable as possible, through systematic beatings, murder and harassment.

    In answer to the question, ‘Has Israel finally gone too far?’, Zionist Jews went way too far a full century ago! and ever since have relied on the ‘facts on the ground’ ploy to get away with their thievery and brutality.

    The reality is that, if decades’ worth of leaders of the Industrialized world have condoned Zionist policy, now that the fog of propaganda has been lifted, it is everyone’s responsibility to work towards the elimination of the ongoing, inhuman policies in Palestine.

    Native Palestinians [peaceful Jews included] are entitled to statehood, encompassing the entirety of what is known today as ‘Israel’ and the occupied lands [it is time that the term 'territories' be eliminated from our lexicon, please]. Those Israeli citizens who are ready to rid themselves of Zionist ideology should be welcomed to remain. The existing nuclear arsenal and other WMDs are to be returned to the war-mongers who sold them to the Zionist entity.

    That’s change billions might be willing to work towards. Naive, eutopic? Maybe not.
    .

  3. Ray O Hope said,

    August 4, 2009 at 14:09

    ” in what appeared to be a rare sober moment commented… U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday criticized Israel for the eviction two Palestinian families from an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem, calling the move “deeply regrettable”.
    regrettable my ass, america/ EU and israel is playing a BAD COP , GOOD COP role , they have been donning so for over 60 years, they well never bring peace to the middle east, look at what they have done to Iraq, those savage mother*uckers murdered over a million iraqies , the so called free world is free to kill and rob , they’ll change all the so called international laws they wrote to fit their crime’s, the only law they know is DOG EAT DOG.

  4. Annie Besant said,

    August 4, 2009 at 16:34

    I just wish for one day in my life when I do not have to witness ANOTHER vile action from this shitty little country.

  5. DontLookNow said,

    August 5, 2009 at 01:04

    They’ll get away with it.

    They always have…..

    And the world must keep condemning them for it too, doesn’t matter if the governments are Zionist controlled & Globalist engineered.

    The people aren’t the government and they must rightly condemn Israel & this policy of genocide until they all fall down…..

  6. August 5, 2009 at 02:22

    [...] Illegal Evictions, Israel, Occupation, Palestine, Status of Jerusalem, zionist harassment) REGARDING THE JERUSALEM EVICTIONS, HAS ISRAEL FINALLY GONE TOO FAR? Desertpeace Condemnations are rolling in concerning the illegal evictions of Palestinians in Occupied East [...]

  7. August 5, 2009 at 02:42

    [...] REGARDING THE JERUSALEM EVICTIONS, HAS ISRAEL FINALLY GONE TOO FAR? « Desertpeace. August 4th, 2009 | Category: Uncategorized | Leave a comment | [...]

  8. wags101 said,

    August 5, 2009 at 20:22

    They went too far a long time ago. Maybe finally they will be held accountable for all the crimes they’ve committed against humankind.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,142 other followers

%d bloggers like this: