Palestinian Groups Condemn Violence, Ask World to Recognize Root Cause

Posted by on October 24, 2015 in Government with 23 Comments

Sarah Lazare | Common Dreams

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Civil society groups call on international community to stop fueling human rights violations and end “institutional impunity”.


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Amid rising violence and tensions in recent weeks, Palestinian rights groups on Thursday condemned all “forms of attacks on civilians” and declared that the current situation cannot be “explained, addressed, or remedied” without a clear-eyed look at its root causes, which remain Israel’s violations of international law and brutal control of the Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) and the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ) called on the international community to withdraw support from the bloodshed by halting military aid, political backing, and “institutionalized impunity” for Israel.

“There is a root cause for this violence,” the groups declared. “Israel’s continued violations of international law, including its brutal and illegal military occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territory that has lasted 48 years and its racist policies against Palestinian citizens of Israel.”

This month alone, Israeli armed forces have killed at least 46 Palestinians and wounded over 5,000, the groups report. According to Defense for Children International-Palestine, at least ten children are among those killed over the past three weeks. Eight Jewish Israelis have been killed over the same time period—at least one because he was mistaken for a Palestinian by an Israeli soldier. Eritrean asylum seeker Haftom Zarhum was beaten and killed at the Be’er Sheva bus station last week by an Israeli crowd that falsely suspected him of carrying out an attack.

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The pair of coalitions—which includes well-known rights groups such as Addameer, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, and the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling—say the only way to curb the rise in violence is to end the occupation.

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  1. 10156223663445055@facebook.com' Ethan Eytan Arabov says:

    Is this a joke? Would you NOT defend yourself if you had barbarians charging at you with knives yelling ‘death to jews’?!

  2. 743371405791851@facebook.com' Joe Holzer says:

    … just what we really needed…. another way to bring more alcohol to the market and make it harder to control…….. STUPID !!!

  3. 10156114237840517@facebook.com' Malcolm Serra says:

    It must end to many innocents Die God is love only love can set u free

  4. 113715278987408@facebook.com' Jeremiah Jennings says:

    Attack -> Attack -> Attack -> Attack -> Attack -> Attack -> Oh poor us, look at how the bad Israelis are attacking us Attack -> Attack -> Attack -> Attack -> Attack -> Attack

  5. 10206542367052806@facebook.com' Patricia Anne Franczyk says:

    it is genocide. plain and evil. don’t let the people you want to no exist, or to remain a small minority, outnumber you, or your society will change markedly in their favour. this won’t end until these groups are living far away from each other, or admit that their societies are almost identical. ban the burqas and hijabs amd ta da…

  6. 1710606752496049@facebook.com' Salvador Nonog says:

    complaining?!.. what you sow is what you reap!..

  7. 480488002157333@facebook.com' Atle Johan Løvaas says:

    The gangtes ruling Israel should have been taken to court and put i prison for lifen time.

  8. 846414435380494@facebook.com' Revolution de Mind says:

    Thanks ! 🙂

  9. 10153478683270762@facebook.com' Dave Marriott says:

    netanyahu is a terrorists and promotes violence and occupation of palestinian land, bulldozing their homes and preventing them from living a decent life… he needs to be silence by putting him in prison for life.. many sympathize with the jews but perhaps they would be farther ahead to sympathize with those being persecuted..

  10. 10207856649758163@facebook.com' Esther Schwarz says:

    Fascinating how twisted this is. Israeli`s live under constant threat of being butchered from people who will allow their own children to die as martars. Please get your facts straight! This is all part of the terrorist disease of playing the “victim role” which they have become quite good at…….

  11. 10205034713728905@facebook.com' Moshe Yosef says:

    THIS PAGE DEF MANAGED BY MUSLIMS OR SCUMBAGS LIBERALS. YOU GUYS ANTISEMITIC PIECE OF SHIT! YOU BETTER TELL THE TRUTH! OR DONT SAY IT AT ALL!!
    EACH ONE OF THOSE “PALESTINIANS”((TERRORISTS))
    WHO “KILLED” — HELD MOSTLY KNIFES MARCHING AND ATTACKING JEWS!! AND DIED FROM A DEFENSE ACT ONLY! ALL THE 5,000 WERE INJURED AFTER THROWING ROCKS AND WHAT NOT!!!! MOST OF INCIDENTS ARE ON VIDEO! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT ! AND FIX THIS FALSE TITLE ! YOUR COVERAGE OF STORIES IS A SHAME
    UNLIKE PAGE – PIECE OF GARBAGE LIBERALS LIARS!!!

    • 853569408064150@facebook.com' Jay McFly says:

      Yeah yeah yeah.. Most of the ppl who comment are not Muslim so ppl ate just aware of how things are really not brainwashed by the news… So get out if their land if you don’t like it… Go home… Oh wait you don’t have one so you stole theirs…. Worse than the Nazis smh

    • 10205034713728905@facebook.com' Moshe Yosef says:

      Where is your home? White trash ? US didnt stole the land from native American? ,or are you from Africa? Wherever you are you fucking go back cuz u got no history n def no future ,Israel created and jews live there before your ancestors were fucking each other on trees.

  12. 914977665256893@facebook.com' Deborah Mac Donald says:

    The forces of the universe are gathering to end violence .Rest assured God knows what to do and who to send and where to send the bastions of his armies. I’m talking about the doves of peace who cannot be killed. Nothing or nobody can stop them in their quest for peace. God hears the cry for help and gently whispers in your ear . All is well.

  13. 1006032719459310@facebook.com' Llewellyn Love says:

    Let me place the 17th comment! We are one, 8 infinity <3

  14. selfcenteredsuzie@gmail.com' selfcenteredsuzie says:

    The palestinians are so afraid of israeli attacks they build walls to keep them out? right. These “victims” build tunnels into israel so they can kidnap and kill israeli citizens! I find palestinian and genocide in the same sentence an insult not just to me but humanity as a whole. Over 6 million of these so called refugees have never stepped foot or set eyes on this land they claim as theirs, you know why? Because they weren’t born yet. The idiots that call 700,000 refugees in 1948 to over 7 million today genocide should be sterilized because they are breeding stupid. Could one of the jew haters explain why they have no problem with saudi arabia, jordan, syria, iran or any other country that the united nations gave independence to?

  15. 1102798143071500@facebook.com' Chett Archer says:

    The riot cause of the violence in is the nazi mentality of the fake fuking israeli people with their theving murdering arses … … …

  16. 1485128435149254@facebook.com' Edmundo Monroy says:

    We have to help the oppressed people of palestin, the US should do something

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