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Carter: Palæstinensere behandles "som dyr"

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Trods løftede pegefingre og retoriske luftkasteller fra USA, der kræver et stop for udvidelser af de israelske bosættelser på den besatte Vestbred, fortsætter Israel business as usual.

Forsvarsminister Ehud Barak har tilladt 300 nye boliger i en af de i forvejen ulovlige israelske bosættelser og understreger derved atter Israels rolle som besættelsesmagt såvel som ineffektiviteten af amerikanske bordtaler imod fragmenteringen af Vestbredden.

I strid med folkeretten bor der nu ca. en halv million israelere på Vestbredden og i Østjerusalem (jf. Ritzau, 23.6.2009).

Tilladelsen til yderligere bosættelser kommer kun en uge efter, at den tidligere amerikanske præsident Jimmy Carter besøgte Gaza og mødtes med Hamas for at appellere til både israelere og palæstinensere om at standse volden.

Carter overrakte Hamas et brev fra forældrene til den israelske soldat Gilad Shalit, som er blevet bortført i Israel af militante palæstinensere og har været fange i Gaza de seneste tre år.

Ved samme lejlighed fordømte han Israels krig i Gaza i januar og udtalte bl.a.:

I first visited Gaza 36 years ago and returned during the 1980s and later for the very successful Palestinian elections. Although under occupation, this community was relatively peaceful and prosperous. Now, the aftermath of bombs, missiles, tanks, bulldozers and the continuing economic siege have brought death, destruction, pain, and suffering to the people here. Tragically, the international community largely ignores the cries for help, while the citizens of Gaza are being treated more like animals than human beings.

Last week, a group of Israelis and Americans tried to cross into Gaza through Erez, bringing toys and children's playground equipment – slides, swings, kites, and magic castles for your children. They were stopped at the gate and prevented from coming. I understand even paper and crayons are treated as "security hazards" and not permitted to enter Gaza. I sought an explanation for this policy in Israel, but did not receive a satisfactory answer – because there is none.

The responsibility for this terrible human rights crime lies in Jerusalem, Cairo, Washington, and throughout the international community. This abuse must cease; the crimes must be investigated; the walls must be brought down, and the basic right of freedom must come to you.

Almost one-half of Gaza's 1.5 million people are children, whose lives are being shaped by poverty, hunger, violence, and despair. More than 50,000 families had their homes destroyed or damaged in January, and parents are in mourning for the 313 innocent children who were killed. (...)

UNRWA is teaching about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the struggle for these rights all over the world, Gaza's children are learning that as you seek justice for yourselves, you must be sure that your behavior provides justice for others.

They are learning that it is wrong to fire rockets that may kill Israeli children. They are learning that arbitrary detention and the summary execution of political opponents is not acceptable. They are learning that the rule of law must be honored here in Gaza. (...)

We all know that a necessary step is the ending of the siege of Gaza – the starving of 1½ million people of the necessities of life. Never before in history has a large community been savaged by bombs and missiles and then deprived of the means to repair itself. The issue of who controls Gaza is not an obstacle. As the World Bank has pointed out, funds can be channeled through a number of independent mechanisms and effective implementing agencies. (...)

I met this week with the parents of Corporal Gilad Shalit, and have with me a letter that I hope can be delivered to their son. I have also met with many Palestinians who plead for the freedom of their 11,700 loved ones imprisoned by the Israelis, including 400 women and children. Many of them have been imprisoned for many years, held without trial, with no access to their families or to legal counsel.

Tale af Jimmy Carter UNRWA News, 16.6.2009

Imens verdens øjne er vendt mod præstestyrets undertrykkelse i Iran, opretholder Israel mere upåagtet en militær jernring, der forårsager humanitær katastrofe i Gaza for halvanden million mennesker. Og imens Vesten ser stilltiende til - eller nøjes med lejlighedsvise løftede pegefingre - splittes Vestbredden til et kluddetæppe af palæstinensiske 'øer' af den israelske besættelse og rutinemæssige undertrykkelse på Vestbredden.

Det handler ikke om, hvorvidt de blodige uretfærdigheder, som palæstinenserne udsættes for af Israel, er større eller mindre end de blodige uretfærdigheder, som demonstranter og systemkritikere i Iran udsættes for af det iranske regime - det handler om, at såvel de israelske som de iranske magthavere har mere end rigeligt blod på deres hænder.

Og skal det give nogen mening med internationalt politisk pres og jornalistisk fokus, kan man ikke underprioritere det ene og fordømme det andet - imens den iranske præsidentkandidat Mousavi og den amerikanske ex-præsident Carter forsøger at råbe verden op.

Rune Engelbreth Larsen
Blog: Engelbreth, Politiken.dk, 24.6.2009