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NPK-info 13-05-2004- Nederlands Palestina Komitee /
www.palestina-komitee.nl
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THE PALESTINIANS WERE DRIVEN INTO THE SEA IN APRIL AND MAY 1948
 
Actie 15 mei bij VS-consulaat Amsterdam, zie hierna.
Met: BADIL commentary: International law to Iraq andPalestine?
  The Israeli Torture Template
  Rape, Feces and Urine-Dipped Cloth Sacks
  By WAYNE MADSEN
 
NPK/WL, 13-5-2004
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15 MEI: ACTIE TEGEN AMERIKAANSE MARTELPRAKTIJKEN IN IRAK

Zaterdag 15 mei zal er om 13.00 uur bij het Amerikaans consulaat in
Amsterdam een protestactie worden gehouden tegen de martelpraktijken in
Irak. Met een symbolische Muur van Schande om het consulaat zal worden
geprotesteerd tegen zowel de Amerikaanse misdaden in Irak als tegen de
steun van Bush aan de bouw van de apartheidsmuur in Palestina.

De afgelopen weken hebben we het ware gezicht van de bezetters van Irak
kunnen zien: de structurele martelingen in de gevangenissen, het massale
bloedbad bij het beleg van Fallujah, en de duidelijke intentie van Bush
dat ook na de zogenaamde machtsoverdracht op 30 juni Irak geregeerd zal
worden door het Amerikaanse leger. Daarnaast heeft de onvoorwaardelijke
steun van Bush aan IsraŽl Sharon een vrijbrief gegeven om de
onderdrukking van de Palestijnen verder op te voeren en door te gaan met
de bouw van de apartheidsmuur. Het is deze oorlogspolitiek die zowel het
Midden-Oosten als de rest van de wereld tot een onveiligere plek maakt.

Wij hebben genoeg van deze leugens en misdaden. De bezetting van Irak en
Palestina - en de Nederlandse steun daaraan - moet worden beŽindigd. Ook
de levens van Nederlandse soldaten mogen niet langer op het spel worden
gezet in deze onrechtvaardige oorlog. Zaterdag 15 mei aanstaande, 56
jaar na ĎAl Naqbaí (het begin van de bezetting van Palestina), zullen we
daarom actie voeren.

De actie wordt georganiseerd door het Komitee Marokkaanse Arbeiders
Nederland, de Palestijnse Gemeenschap Nederland, Emcemo, het Nederlands
Palestina Komitee en de Internationale Socialisten.

KOM OOK EN DEMONSTREER MEE!
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Subject: [Badil-english] BADIL commentary: International law to Iraq andPalestine?
 
BADIL Resource Center for
Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
Press Release 11 May 2004 (E/16/04)

BADIL Commentary:
International law comes to Iraq.  When to
Palestine?

The assurance from U.S. military and civilian
authorities that international law and the
Geneva conventions will now apply after
revelations of prisoner abuse in Iraq is a very
welcome signal.

Does this mean that international law is now
recognized by members of the Coalition Provision
Authority in Iraq as an essential element in
resolving conflicts?  Does it also mean that
high-ranking military and civilian officials
will be held accountable for human rights
abuses? 

Palestinians have been waiting for such a signal
for decades.  Since the Palestinian Arab-Israeli
conflict began in 1948, the United Nations
Security Council has adopted more than 200
resolutions on the subject but the trail of
unimplemented resolutions is endless.  They
include resolutions asking Israel to abide by
obligations and responsibilities in the 4th
Geneva Convention, rescind measures changing the
status of Jerusalem, cease building illegal
Jewish colonies on occupied Palestinian land,
stop deporting Palestinians from the occupied
territories, and on and on. 

Neither Security Council Resolution 242 on
withdrawal of Israeli forces from 1967 occupied
territories and asking for a just settlement of
the Palestinian refugee problem nor General
Assembly Resolution 194 on the right of return,
passed annually, has been implemented.

The welcome sign that international law may
become recognized as a key factor in setting
standards for human and civil rights gives hope
that the application of human rights norms will
be extended to the Israeli occupied territories.

The belated recognition of international law
reinforces a recent BADIL study of peace
agreements in 12 areas of the world.  The study
found that successful agreements contained
provision for the application of international
law, human rights law and refugee law in solving
long-term conflicts.

BADIL takes a rights-based approach to the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict and encourages an
understanding of this by supporting research
into residency and refugee rights and
international law, organizing study visits by
Palestinians to regions where the reconciliation
process is under way and through seminars
bringing together legal practitioners, policy
makers and academics to discuss
peacemaking and refugee protection.

BADIL carries out awareness-raising campaigns
within the Palestinian refugee community to
increase its knowledge of human and refugee
rights under international law and works closely
with several Jewish Israeli organizations to
increase an understanding of the Palestinian
refugee issue within Israel.
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