... http://sanaud-voltaremos.blogspot.com/2013/05/minha-visita-a-palestina-o-genocidio-de-um-povo.html?spref=fb My visit to Palestine: the genocide of a people
I had the honour and the pleasure to integrate the second mission of solidarity with the Palestinian people that happened between the 18 and 24 April, organised by the Committee for Palestinian State, articulation that brings together 70 organizations, among which the major parties of the left, the biggest Trade Union Central, the MST, youth organizations and other social movements organized.We had the opportunity to get to know cities, towns, villages, hamlets, we met with dozens of entities of the social movements and the struggle for resistance, talked with mayors, councilmen, Governors, leaders of Government, the PLO, and with the various parties that makes up the front that unites all sectors which call for a Palestinian State.
|The second mission of solidarity |
with the Palestinian people was
in the West Bank in April-Photo
We were in another village of Bilin name, where local leaders promote weekly demonstrations against the occupation. On the day, there was a soccer match in honor of a young woman who was murdered by the forces of occupation and soon after a few young people focused in front of the "wall of shame" or "apartheid wall", (with 800 kilometers long and flanked by electrical fences) and threw stones (a symbolic way of resistance struggle) against the soldiers on the other side of the wall, all of them duly protected and immune to the stones. The response of the Zionist army was about 100 bombs of various types, pepper, tear, etc. (the weapons created by Israel are tested every day against the Palestinian people, Guinea Pigs of the murders of the Zionists). Delegations from various parts of the world are concentrated in place to watch for expressions (including Jews) and even then, without any embarrassment, an enormous brutality is the answer of the terrorist State of Israel. On the other side of the wall, the settlers watch and have fun in a sort of "cabin" the firepower of their armed forces.The UN decided in 1948, sensitized with the Holocaust, divide the Palestinian territory to shelter the Jews (the placing with 52% and leaving the Palestinians with 48%). From then on, anchored on a overwhelming deaths apparatus and always supported and supported by the us, they were occupying gradually the part that doesn't fit (half Palaestina, which today has only about 12% of which had on the partition), disregarding all international laws and agreements. Throughout this process illegal deocupação with continuous repeated mass massacres of natives, millions of Palestinians went into exile (a number calculated currently at 6 million people, half of the Palestinian population.)Palestine is banned by the invaders to have ports and airports (which had in Ramalah was bombed and occupied by Zionists today). The country's water, which comes from the Jordan River, is diverted to the Israeli territory and then referred back where it came from and charged. This is a permanent source of blackmail, because at any moment they reduce or cut depending on the will of the colonizer. Electricity and telephone work the same way.
Of the dozens of outrageous things that we saw, one caught my attention because it is an appalling form of cruelty. Palestine, with a fragile economy, for obvious reasons, is the source of income in agriculture and survival of a large part of the population. There, more than five thousand years to cultivate olive trees, source of production of olive oil, undisputed quality. Because, from the bus on the edges of the road, we saw a vast area of, with all trees uprooted by Jewish settlers protected by the invading army. As the Jewish religion does not allow if start up plant roots, they leave only a small stump above the Earth. In other places, we saw all the crops burned. Second article published on the website of "unsuspected" Veja magazine, only between January and September 2011, were cut and burned olive trees by Jewish settlers and 7,500 since 1967 there were more than 800 thousand (matter can be read here ). When our guide, a Palestinian absolutely generous and polite, informed us that in the city of Hebron had a different kind of occupation (the settlers occupy the upper part of the House of Palestinians to reside in the place), I confess that I had difficulty to understand, assuming to be a joke. It was not. We saw up close. The Jewish State recruit settlers around the world with salaries of $ 7,500 per month just to live in the colonies. In Hebron, they take up the sides of the city and also over, and from up there, playing all kinds of waste in Palestinians underneath, which use nets to protect themselves from the filth thrown by the Jews.In one of the meetings that we participate, the Governor of Jerusalem made a relevant analysis. For him, politics of Israel and allied powers (USA and Eu) is pushing the Palestinian people gradually out of the country and the region in the future be totally dominated and controlled by Zionists, that imagines there be "promised land," holy land ". He cites the example of his city, where residents are forbidden to build new dwellings (and when build, the army tips), while around are being built more and more Jewish colonies.For most people, especially the young unemployed, in the midst of this heinous siege, the best alternative is to look for in other countries, since its target can be the graveyard. A Palestinian businessman/Brazilian, without hope, told me in Ramalah it would though. For him, the future of the country is to be occupied entirely by the killers. "We can't face the army of Israel and Americans together," said the disconsolate. Is the deliberate policy by Israel/USA has the desired effect.The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano summarizes the current situation:Already left little Palestine. Step by step, Israel is erasing it from the map. The settlers invade, and behind them the soldiers go correcting the border. The bullets sacralizam the plunder. Consuming appetite is justified by the title that the Bible gave. Since 1948, the Palestinians are condemned to perpetual humiliation. Cannot breathe without permission. Lost their home, their land, their water, their freedom, their everything. Israel is the country that never meets the recommendations nor the United Nations resolutions, which never respects the judgments of international tribunals, that circumvents international laws, and it is also the only country that legalized torture of prisoners. Who gave you the right to deny all rights? Or this green light from power have rain that has in Israel most of his vassals? By chance the tragedy of the Holocaust implies a policy of eternal impunity? The Israeli army, the most modern and sophisticated world, know who kills. Does not kill by mistake. Kills by horror. At the same time we were there, the Portuguese national team playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo, refused to change the shirt with players of Israel claiming "not to use killer shirt".Many Palestinians say that what the country has been passing this "ethnic cleaning". Some there compare Zionism to Nazism. Galeano speaks in "war of extermination of a people". We should not doubt: is underway in Palestine a deliberate policy to expel/destroy a population without which nothing is done by the "international community", the Association of imperialist States that have already invaded and bombed other countries with the cynical argument of "humanitarian reasons". All lovers of peace, freedom and self-determination of people must support the struggle in defense of the Palestinian State and against the genocide of his people.
Other missions of solidarity will happen and everyone is invited to visit this small and beautiful country of a wonderful, hospitable people, that in spite of all the suffering, resists with pride and perseverance.Geraldo Galindo is President of PCdoB in Salvador (BA)
[ed notes:this article and piece is courtesy of FEPAL federacao Palestina and SANAUD