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Time to Scrap Israel's Apartheid Wall by KeldBach Time to Scrap Israel's Apartheid Wall by KeldBach

Israel’s separation wall is 700 kilometres long, stretching from the northern West Bank to its southern tip. Israel claims the wall is necessary for the country’s security. For Palestinians, the separation wall is the latest attempt by the occupying power to unilaterally seize more of their homeland.

In 2004 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the following: 

The construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated régime, are contrary to international law.

Israel is under an obligation to terminate its breaches of international law;  it is under an obligation to cease forthwith the works of construction of the wall being built in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem.

Israel is under an obligation to make reparation for all damage caused by the construction of the wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem.

All States are under an obligation not to recognize the illegal situation resulting from the construction of the wall and not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by such construction; all States parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 have in addition the obligation, while respecting the United Nations Charter and international law, to ensure compliance by Israel with international humanitarian law as embodied in that Convention.

During his visit to Palestine in 2014, Desmond Tutu said: 

"I know firsthand that Israel has created an Apartheid reality within its borders and through its occupation. The parallels to my own beloved South Africa are painfully stark indeed."

Background image courtesy of TheWallWillFall.org, modified by me.



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:iconmissouripatriot:
MissouriPatriot Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
There wouldn't be a need for the wall if the Palestinians would just let the Israelis live in peace.
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TheDragon21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
God punish Israel!
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sleepingbagboy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
like it 😁
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
MOST DEFINITELY. These days, the way they behave, Israelis are the New Fascists/Nazis.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
I'm glad you think so, Will, because that's what they are. It's really sad that the Jews who suffered so much during WW2 now treat the Arabs/Palestinians the same inhuman way.

Btw, did you know that Israelis can travel freely within the EU without a visa? They can stay for as long as they wish, can take a job, rent or buy a house, start a business and almost everything else reserved for members only. The EU granted them these rights on the condition that they stopped the illegal settlements in the West Bank, but up till now they haven't fulfilled their part of the deal. Quite the contrary, actually.

I read an interesting interview with a former Russian mafia boss in the German paper Der Spiegel. He said that a large part of the Russian mafia had fled to Israel when Putin started to clamp down on organised crime about 10 years ago. Now, with Israeli passports, they can travel freely to Europe and continue their shady 'business' here without much trouble. The Danish police arrested some of those criminals last year with fake Romanian passports, but upon a closer investigation, it turned out that they were actually Russian/Israelis.
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I started to see what the Israelis were doing, when two friends, wildlife film makers, a Jew & a Palestinian, who were working together on a film about the Dead Sea and its wildlife, were forced apart by the government. This was back in the '80s. I met them at "Wildscreen 842 They moved their families to France, where they still work.

I didn't know about Israelis having no need for a visa, then why do we need a visa to go to Israel?

A friend of mine, Palden, works for the Home Flowers School in Bethlehem. He spent a number of years there, but has had to leave as the Israeli army doesn't like an Englishman helping the school, and they've made it plain. www.palden.co.uk/pop/index.htm…  www.hopeflowersschool.org/
The school was forced to remove a lot of information from its website. 
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2017
That was an amazing work this Palden did in Bethlehem. What a shame the Israelis didn't appreciate such a great humanitarian work.

But I also blame the so-called 'international community' for not living up to their obligations, as stated above (ICJ): 

"All States are under an obligation not to recognize the illegal situation resulting from the construction of the wall and not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by such construction; all States parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 have in addition the obligation, while respecting the United Nations Charter and international law, to ensure compliance by Israel with international humanitarian law as embodied in that Convention."

I suppose 'political correctness' prevents them from putting pressure on Israel. Economic sanctions helped a lot to end the Apartheid rule in South Africa. But as long as the US supports Israel unconditionally, nothing will happen - and the Fascist regime in Israel knows that very well.

You might also find this online book (30 pages) interesting: The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel . The author, Jack Bernstein, was assassinated by the Mossad a few months after having published it on his website. Luckily, it's still available via the Wayback Machine.
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Palden now lives in Cornwall, and I see him every now & then, when he comes to Wells & Glastonbury.

The UN & the international community have done sweet :censored: all. Yes, the UN passed those resolutions but haven't in any way, enforced them.

I've downloaded the book, and will get it printed out on Monday. I prefer hard copy to reading from the screen.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
:thumbsup:
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Um... no......
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