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Sep 6, 2019 | Notre bulletin, Non classifié(e)

Que cesse l’occupation:
Le mensonge des « boucliers humains » d’Israël

Le mensonge des « boucliers humains » d’Israël

Israël n’est pas « forcé » de tuer des enfants palestiniens, il le fait sciemment. Caitlin Johnstone Un aspect des récentes révélations sur le système Lavender AI de Tsahal qui n’est pas suffisamment pris en compte est le fait qu’il est complètement dévastateur pour...

Armer l’antisémitisme : la diffamation d’Yves Michaud

Armer l’antisémitisme : la diffamation d’Yves Michaud

BRUCE KATZ Récemment, un Québécois de distinction et un homme intègre du nom d'Yves Michaud est décédé à l'âge vénérable de 94 ans. Ancien député libéral à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec, Michaud s'est joint aux rangs du Parti québécois à la demande de René Lévesque,...

Weaponizing antisemitism: the smearing of Yves Michaud

Weaponizing antisemitism: the smearing of Yves Michaud

Recently, a Quebecer of distinction, a man of integrity by the name of Yves Michaud passed away at the venerable age of 94. A one-time Liberal Member of the Quebec National Assembly, Michaud joined the ranks of the Parti Québécois at the behest of René Lévesque, the...

Sur Baher home demolitions illustrate a vicious spiral of oppression in Palestine Part 1

‘The more the West represses criticism, the more Israel luxuriates in its impunity.’  The National – 28 July 2019

Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions.

The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House two-and-a-half years ago has emboldened Israel as never before, leaving it free to unleash new waves of brutality in the occupied territories.

Western states have not only turned a blind eye to these outrages, but  are actively assisting in silencing anyone who dares to speak out.

It is rapidly creating a vicious spiral: the more Israel violates international law, the more the West represses criticism, the more Israel luxuriates in its impunity.

This shameless descent was starkly illustrated last week when hundreds of heavily armed Israeli soldiers, many of them masked, raided a neighbourhood of Sur Baher, on the edges of Jerusalem. Explosives and bulldozers destroyed dozens of homes, leaving many hundreds of Palestinians without a roof over their heads.

During the operation, extreme force was used against residents, as well as international volunteers there in the forlorn hope that their presence would deter violence. Videos showed the soldiers cheering and celebrating as they razed the neighbourhood.

House destructions have long been an ugly staple of Israel’s belligerent occupation, but there were grounds for extra alarm on this occasion.

Traditionally, demolitions occur on the two-thirds of the West Bank placed by the Oslo accords temporarily under Israeli control. That is bad enough: Israel should have handed over what is called “Area C” to the Palestinian Authority 20 years ago. Instead, it has hounded Palestinians off these areas to free them up for illegal Jewish settlement.

But the Sur Baher demolitions took place in “Area A”, land assigned by Oslo to the Palestinians’ government-in-waiting – as a prelude to Palestinian statehood. Israel is supposed to have zero planning or security jurisdiction there.

Adapted from: https://www.jonathan-cook.net/2019-07-28/sur-baher-home-demolitions-israel-palestine/

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