[CML 004331] 「イスラエルの不処罰は、すべての者にとって脅威となる」ブラッセル法廷のアピール

maeda akira maeda at zokei.ac.jp
2010年 6月 1日 (火) 17:11:36 JST

前田 朗です。



Please circulate widely and show your solidarity with the people of Gaza
and the victims of Israeli killings by signing this appeal at

Appeal of the BRussells Tribunal (31 May 2010)

Dead: 19. Injured: 60.

This is Israel

Israel's killing of 19 innocents with 60 more injured must have maximal

Israel impunity is a threat to all

Even for eyes burnt witnessing human suffering, there is something
shocking, something impossible, about watching Israeli soldiers, armed
and in gas masks, fast-roping from helicopters onto an aid ship filled
with civilians - journalists, parliamentarians, human rights activists,
mothers, doctors - headed to Gaza to break the inhuman siege that keeps
1.5 million people somewhere between life and death.

The Mavi Marmara, carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid, was flying a
white flag: a universal symbol of non-violence. It was also flying the
Turkish flag, in international waters, giving it status as a sovereign
extension of Turkey. Regardless, Israel attacked. For what does Israel
fight? Its existence, or the continuance of a regime of collective
punishment calculated to destroy the Palestinians? Or are these the same
thing? Dead: 19. Injured: 60. Who gave the order? Will NATO react to an
attack on one of its members?

Simple public murder

The right to exist cannot be asserted through murder. The very
acceptance of Israel into the United Nations System was - in 1948 -
conditioned on the former recognising the equal rights of Arabs, in
particular the right of return of Palestinians. Not only has Israel
prevented the return of refugees, it took over by force and occupied in
1967 the rest of historic Palestine. From founding until now we have
witnessed an unending catalogue of Israeli atrocities. By these
countless atrocities, Israel has forfeited any claim to legality - it is
moreover a state that refuses to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty or consider giving up its nuclear weapons.

Gaza is both the world's largest open-air prison and the 21st century's
undeclared concentration camp. Everybody knows it. The UN knows it. The
US president knows it. Tens of thousands of civil servants in countries
across the world know it. The siege is a way of sealing the exits, and
of slow killing. It is an atrocity on the same level as genocide. Here
every man and woman has a moral duty: inaction is complicity and a
betrayal of humanity. All legal rights are with those who attempt to end
this situation by whatever means.

The Freedom Flotilla is such an attempt: it is a refusal of inhuman
suffering. Its symbolism is more powerful than any navy. As such, it
remains what it was as it embarked on its journey: a signal of the
collapse of the blockade. Where earlier lone vessels tried to reach
Gaza, now they go in groups. More will follow. When a thousand ships set
sail, what would Israel do?

Israel on trial

Israel lost the battle for international public opinion a long time ago.
None can forget the relentless strafing of a captive civilian population
in Israel's last war on Gaza. Who can Israel hope to persuade now?

- We condemn the illegal, immoral and inhuman blockade on Gaza, and all
who uphold it

- We condemn Israel

- We condemn Israel's brutal attack on peace activists in international
waters. We declare that 700 brave souls, from 50 nations, represent
something real that Israeli propaganda cannot erase

- We mourn the 19 murdered and express hope and solidarity with the 60
injured. We demand of Israel the release of all activists detained

- We call on all international institutions - including the UN, the EU
and human rights agencies and organisations - to declare themselves
unequivocally on this latest Israeli atrocity and to work towards ending
Israeli impunity

- We demand an international tribunal to judge all Israeli crimes, past
and present. We call on the UN General Assembly to request of the
International Court of Justice an advisory opinion on the legality of
Israel within the United Nations System given its systematic and gross
disrespect of international law and moral authority

- We support all efforts by all means to free the people of Gaza from
their prison and their suffering, including sanctions and divestment
against Israel, a general boycott, and the boycott - by workers
federations - of all ships going to and from Israel

- We call upon people everywhere to express their solidarity with the
dead and injured, and with Palestinians under occupation, in local
expressions of outrage wherever it is deemed useful.

We call on all associations, unions, parliaments, professionals and
others to endorse this appeal and its demands. Please distribute and act
upon it.

The BRussells Tribunal Committee

http://brusselstribunal.org <http://brusselstribunal.org/>

Please circulate this appeal widely and show your solidarity with the
people of Gaza and the victims of Israeli killings by signing this appeal at

For information contact: info at brusselstribunal.org
<mailto:info at brusselstribunal.org>

URL for this webpage: http://www.brusselstribunal.org/gaza310510.htm

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