We hereby reject the continuous Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, which are represented by Israeli settlers’ daily attacks on the Palestinians in holy city of Jerusalem.
The daily arrests by the Israeli forces, the systematic policy of torture of the Palestinians, and settlers’ crimes against the Palestinians, such as burning them alive. A latest incident of “Dawabsheh” family in Duma village, in the governorate of Nablus is a live example of the terrorism being implemented by the Israeli settler.
In addition to the continuous occupation activities, such as land confiscation and settlement expansion over the peasants’ lands. The systematic Israeli policies suffocating the Palestinian economy, and the abject failure in peace negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israeli forces, which lead only to more Israeli occupation’s control over the Palestinian sovereignty. All of these violations have forced the Palestinians to arrange demonstrations all over West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza and the occupied Palestinian land in 1948, to express their anger, where Israeli forces brutally repressed protesters by killing them in front of the eyes of the whole world, and conducted daily executions against Jerusalemites just because they were Arab Palestinians.
Since the beginning of October 2015, the Israeli forces remarkably escalated the use of force against Palestinian civilians participating in demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, using their internationally proscribed weapons against unarmed stone throwers.
During the reporting period, the number of martyrs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has reached 32 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children, a number of which were killed by settlers in cold blood. Most of the martyrs’ wounds were in the upper part of their bodies, while more than 1,500 were wounded with live ammunition and rubber bullets including 200 children and 40 women, and 150 Palestinians have been physically assaulted by Israeli forces and settlers. At least 800 Palestinians were arrested. 50% of them were children; these events inclusively are located in Jerusalem and the governorates of Ramallah, Nablus, Hebron, Tulkarem, and Qalqilya.
Moreover, the Israeli settlers carried out a series of attacks on the Palestinian civilians and their agricultural lands; the latest incident was the burning of dozens of dunums in the villages of Burin and Hawara in the governorate of Nablus. Other settlers’ crimes included their attempts to kill students attending their schools in Jerusalem, which brings back the memory of the crime of burning alive of the innocent child Mohammed Abu Khudair last year in Jerusalem
The Israeli occupation and settlers have turned the Palestinian streets into death streets, where the Palestinians are under threat of being killed with bullets, either by an armed settler, or by an Israeli sniper. Meanwhile, the occupation media still conspires with the Zionist tale that creatively fabricates the image of the Israeli as a victim, ignoring the real facts.
Just one example of a willful crime is the story of Fadi Alloun, 19-year-old resident from the Al Issawiya neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, who was murdered by the Israeli forces. They claimed that Fadi had attempted to stab a settler before the Israeli police shot him dead, while the Israeli media reported that he was shot while “trying to escape from the security forces that began chasing him”.
A video documents the shooting of Fadi Alloun (link), showing that Alloun was not holding a knife when he was shot, and therefore did not constitute a threat against the Israeli settlers or officers.
The World’s Free People will never stay silent against the killing of the Palestinian people. The scene of the wounded 13-year-old Palestinian boy Ahmed Manasrah shows the inhuman treatment of the Israeli settlers and Israeli police officers, who were insulting him and calling for him to be killed in spite of his wounds. But the worst is the violation against Human Rights by the David Red Star emergency ambulance crew, who did not provide the boy with the first aid services he needed, responding to the settlers’ inciting to kill him, saying “Die, Die”. This scene, the pain of our wounded child, must shake the world’s consciousness to force the end of this systematic terrorism.
Thousands of horrible stories are still to be heard; meanwhile, while you are reading this message, more and more Palestinians are being murdered. Therefore, we the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) urgently call to:
- Break the international community’s silence and act immediately to protect the Palestinian people and put pressure to end the Israeli Occupation.
- Arrange International and national social movements and activities to start effective demonstrations in front of the Israeli embassies where available to stop the Israeli violation against our nation
- Boycott the Israeli occupation and the settlements products, and the diplomatic relations.
Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)