12 Straight Days of Israeli State Terror Against Palestinians
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Has it only just started? Has a third intifada begun? It’s too soon to know. Hindsight alone will tell.
According to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Israeli violence against Palestinians since December 7 already took a horrendous toll.
Eleven Palestinians were killed in the West Bank and Gaza, 3,400 injured, scores shot with live rounds, nearly 800 Palestinians needing hospitalization.
Planned well in advance of Trump’s outrageous Jerusalem declaration, Israel launched “Operation Green Candles,” state terror unleashed across the Occupied Territories, including horrendous violence against defenseless people and sweeping arrests.
So far around 400 Palestinians were detained, maybe hundreds more to come, around 1,600 occupation forces involved in the operation.
According to the Addameer prisoner support group, community leaders, a Palestinian lawmaker, lawyers defending Palestinians, human rights activists, journalists, and former prisoners are being targeted, regardless of whether they’re involved in what’s going on.
Palestinians are protected people under international law, ignored by Israel throughout its existence, imposing collective punishment, flagrantly violating Fourth Geneva’s Article 33, prohibiting it.
Nothing justifies what’s going on, the world community dismissive of Palestinian rights, offering lip service support only, nothing with teeth holding Israel accountable for its high crimes.
Trump’s Jerusalem declaration flagrantly violated international law along with fundamental Palestinian rights.
Jerusalem will always be part of Palestine. It’s their eternal capital. No one can deny them, not Trump, Netanyahu or anyone else.
Washington supports occupation harshness, opposes Palestinian self-determination despite claiming otherwise, rejects peaceful and equitable conflict resolution – complicit in decades of aggression against the Palestinian people.
Trump’s declaration breached numerous Security Council resolutions related to Jerusalem, calling Israel’s claim to the city as its capital null and void, of no legal validity.
Scores of Arab civil society organizations rejected his outrageous action, including:
Palestinian Bar Association
Arab Organization for Human Rights
Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council
Palestinian Journalists Syndicate
Tunisian Association of Democratic Women
Palestine National Institutes for NGOs
Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights
Coalition for Accountability and Integrity – AMAN
Arab NGO Network for Development
Human Rights and Democracy Media Center
Palestinian NGOs Network
Committees for Development and Heritage – France
Social and Economic Policies Monitor (Al Marsad)
Palestinian Consultative Staff for NGOs Development
Arab Network for Tolerance
Human Rights Information and Training Center
Tammuz Organization for Social Development
Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement
Arab Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession
Ein Iraq Elections Monitoring Network
Rafe’a Bin ‘Ashour, Carthage University, Judge of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights
Palestinian Coalition for Enonomic and Social Rights
Palestinian NGOs in Lebanon Organization
Arab Organization for Human Rights in Jordan
Emirates Association for Human Rights
Bahrain Human Rights Society
The Tunisian Human Rights League
Algerian League for Human Rights
Sudan Human Rights Monitor
Arab Organization for Human Rights in Syria
National Organization for Human Rights in Syria
Iraqi Network for Human Rights Culture and Development
Kuwait Society for Human Rights
Arab Organization for Human Rights in Libya
Egyptian Organization for Human Rights
Moroccan Organization for Human Rights
Moroccan Association for Human Rights
Yemen Organization for Defending Rights and Democratic Freedoms
Organization of Human Rights in the Arab States – Germany
The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Austria
Arab Organization for Human Rights in Mauritania
Palestinian Human Rights Organization in Lebanon
Human Line Organization in Kuwait
Human Rights and Democracy Studies Center – Morocco
Arab Organization for Human Rights in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
Arab Institute for Human Rights in Tunisia
The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession – Musawa
Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights
Regional countries are dismissive of Palestinian rights, except for Syria, Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
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