Holy Land: One State Two Systems

OPINION

Hikmat Ajjuri

The three monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – are God’s constitutions, delivered at different times in history, in Holy books pertained to relevant followers for eternal observation. Purposefully to control life on earth in a humane manner so as to make it impossible for a jungle law to prevail within the human kingdom. But because absolute justice can only be realized by God, in the second life, Man has so far managed to extract from these heavenly constitutions a civilized, with a rather possible just law.

Man-made Bi-laws have been enacted to comfort living on earth in harmony with heaven`s constitutions. These are known human values, International Law and International Humanitarian Law. They accordingly oblige all who belong to human kingdom to abide by them. Philosophies contradicting these values are inhumane regardless of who observe or believe in them.

Israel, a military occupying state, was established in 1948, on the expense of other people, the Palestinians, in a war that had destroyed the shape and character of Historic Palestine.

This war called Nakba or catastrophe resulted in the creation of Israel on 78% of Historic Palestine, by ethnic cleansing. It forcibly expelled the indigenous population from their homes and land in which they lived as far as history became known to us. Nakba is commemorated with pain and sorrow every year on May 15 by all Palestinians.

Since then, the Palestinians, the true owners of the land of Palestine had until today been subjected to mental, and physical torture at the hands of the Israeli military occupation forces to make them forget and accept to live under their control with captivity, bondage and political slavery. Even the Palestinians whom are supposed to be citizens in the state of Israel (21% of the population) have since the birth of Israel been discriminated against by at least 40 laws enacted by an alleged democratic Zionist regime. Israel achieved all of its political goals by killing and terrorizing the Palestinians, who earned their name from the land, Palestine.

The alleged Israeli democracy is a reflection of the actual nature of Zionism.

A renowned Jewish historian, Illan Pappe says “we have to try and explain not only to the world but also to the Israelis themselves, that Zionism is an Ideology that endorses ethnic cleansing, occupation and now massive massacres”.

Zionism is the biological father of the terrorist settlers who burned alive the Palestinian child Abukhdair and orphaned Ahmad Dawabsheh, after they have burned his parents while they were asleep.

The culture of hate and incitement of this Zionist philosophy has also encouraged a Jewish terrorist, Yegal Amir, to assassinate the Israeli Prime Minister Rabin in 1995.

The inhumane nature of Zionism and its leaders represented by the current Israeli government has so far intoxicated the environment of coexistence in the Holy Land, and poisoned the hope of the Palestinian youth and children so as to take the law into their hands.

These atrocities by the Israeli military occupation forces: army and terrorist settler, coupled with a shameful silence from the International community was and still is perceived in our region as impunity granted to the Zionist Israelis and a betrayal to all the values we all share as human beings, the core of which are the human rights which are stemmed from God’s constitution.

Fairly, all world leaders, the UN and The International court of Justice, criticize the Israeli Zionist policy but to no avail.

US presidents as an example criticized Israel’s violations of the International Law, Obama says “Iran poses a short-term threat to Israel’s survival; Israel’s own behavior poses a long- term one”. While Clinton believes that Netanyahu is not interested in Middle East peace deal. President Carter published articles and books critical of Israel. But unless these words are transformed into deeds in order to end the Israeli military occupation of the state of Palestine, world peace and stability will remain hijacked by Netanyahu; a  ‘‘prime minister, salutes a rabbi who supported a work on the laws of killing non-Jews’’.  (Haaretz, 23-04-2013).

Netanyahu for four terms in office has done everything available including his lies and the talent of scaring his own people, in order to form one state in the Holy Land (Historic Palestine) but with two systems.

Article first appeared on29.04.2016 : https://www.publico.pt/mundo/noticia/terra-santa-um-estado-dois-sistemas-1730419

PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN ISRAELI MILITARY DETENTION

On the occasion of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, April 17, below is a media brief on the situation of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons.

This Media Brief underlines Israel’s arrest and confinement policy targeting Palestinian children, who are regularly subjected to ill-treatment, torture, physical and psychological violence during arrest, interrogation, detention and/or under home arrest. It includes two case studies; one on Dima al- Wawi, 12 years-old, who is the youngest female Palestinian prisoner in Israeli prisons, and the second is on Fadi Al-Shaloudi, 13 years-old, who is currently being held in his own home in Silwan.

 

 

http://nad-plo.org/userfiles/file/media%20brief/NAD_MB_PCIMD_APRIL16.pdf

MPPM SAÚDA A CONSTITUIÇÃO DA REPÚBLICA NO SEU 40º ANIVERSÁRIO

Há 40 anos, em 2 de Abril de 1976, foi aprovada pela Assembleia Constituinte e promulgada pelo Presidente da República a Constituição da República Portuguesa. Nela ficaram plasmadas as profundas aspirações do povo português que tinham sido reprimidas durante a ditadura: os valores da liberdade, da democracia, da justiça social, da independência nacional, da paz, da solidariedade. Nela ficou também estabelecida uma nova visão de relações internacionais que permitiu que Portugal se reconciliasse com o mundo.

O MPPM (Movimento pelos Direitos do Povo Palestino e pela Paz) assinala esse momento nuclear no processo democrático português com uma declaração da sua Direcção Nacional, a Missão diplomática da Palestina divulga este documento:

Há 40 anos, em 2 de Abril de 1976, foi aprovada pela Assembleia Constituinte e promulgada pelo Presidente da República a Constituição da República Portuguesa. Nela ficaram plasmadas as profundas aspirações do povo português que tinham sido reprimidas durante a ditadura: os valores da liberdade, da democracia, da justiça social, da independência nacional, da paz, da solidariedade.
A liberdade de dizer não à guerra e sim à paz e à solidariedade, o respeito pelos direitos dos povos, nomeadamente, à independência e soberania, a rejeição de qualquer forma de colonialismo e imperialismo, a adopção das normas do direito e de convenções internacionais, são liberdades e princípios expressos na Constituição, nomeadamente nos seus arts. 7º e 8º. Com estes princípios Portugal abriu-se e conciliou-se com o mundo.
Portugal, país colonizador, vivia em estado de guerra e levava a guerra aos povos das colónias. Expressar os ideais de paz e solidariedade era proibido. Não obstante, eles existiam e foram gritados bem alto no 25 de Abril e consagrados na Constituição. Esses bens maiores, direito e aspiração da humanidade, estão bem claros na Constituição e integram a essência da Carta das Nações Unidas, da Acta Final de Helsínquia e a Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos que Portugal assumiu após o 25 de Abril.
O 25 de Abril, ao consagrar na Constituição a liberdade de expressão e de informação e a liberdade de associação, abriu as portas à existência legal de organizações da sociedade civil, nomeadamente de movimentos pela paz e de solidariedade com outros povos.
Os objectivos do MPPM, que reflectem os sentimentos do povo português, estão assim em acordo e defendidos na Constituição.
Só a autodeterminação do povo palestino permitirá alcançar a paz na Palestina e até em todo o Médio Oriente.
O direito do povo palestino a uma pátria independente, livre e soberana, com fronteiras definidas e capital em Jerusalém Leste, está consignado em acordos internacionais, afirmado em Resoluções da ONU e suportado pela opinião pública internacional. O Estado da Palestina foi reconhecido por 136 Estados membros das Nações Unidas e pela Santa Sé.
A Constituição da República Portuguesa que diz que Portugal se “rege nas relações internacionais pelos princípios da independência nacional, do respeito dos direitos do homem, dos direitos dos povos”, e que salvaguarda o direito dos portugueses ao trabalho com segurança ao ensino, à saúde, à identidade nacional, à igualdade, à justiça, é uma Constituição progressista e humanista, que conduz, no cumprimento da sua letra e espírito, à defesa dos inalienáveis direitos do povo palestino.
Por tudo isto, o MPPM, regozija-se em assinalar o 40º aniversário da promulgação da Constituição da República Portuguesa e associa-se à celebração da efeméride, porque evocá-la e comemorá-la é também defendê-la.

Lisboa, 2 de Abril de 2016
A Direcção Nacional do MPPM

PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat on the latest wave of Palestinian homes demolished by Israel

Each and every crime Israel commits in violation of our rights are documented, reported, and presented to the relevant international bodies, including the International Criminal Court

 Over the past 24 hours, seven Palestinian homes have been demolished in Occupied East Jerusalem, Surif, Qabatia and Duma by the Israeli Occupying Forces. This is another act of collective punishment committed by Israel against the Palestinian civilian population in violation of international law and Israel’s obligations as the belligerent occupying power. 

 Each and every crime Israel commits in violation of our rights are documented, reported, and presented to the relevant international bodies, including the International Criminal Court. Granting impunity for continued and systematic Israeli crimes will not achieve a resumption of negotiations, rather, it is killing any realistic political horizon to end the Israeli occupation of the State of Palestine. 

 A few days ago, the Human Rights Council voted a resolution on Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.” Although it passed with resounding approval, countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Latvia, India, Netherlands and Paraguay, among others, opted to abstain. We call upon those countries to review their positions.  Allowing Israel to act as a state above the law only perpetuates Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights and ensures the destruction of the two-state solution.

 Between September 13th 2015 and April 4th 2016, Israeli Occupation Forces have demolished 157 houses in occupied Palestine.