quinta-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2010

Bil'in Protest - Free Abdallah Abu Rahmah!

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Carta de Abdullah Abu Rahmah, um dos líderes do movimento pacifista de Bil'in contra o muro do Apartheid, preso pelas forças sionistas de Israel sem ter cometido qualquer crime além do de se recusar a se submeter à invasão, confisco e roubo das terras de seu povo e de se recusar a ser vítima silenciosa do genocídio patrocinado pelo Estado de Israel contra o povo Palestino.

Que o mundo saiba o que Israel faz com qualquer voz de oposição ao seu regime genocida.
Letter from Abdullah Abu Rahmah, one of the leaders of the pacifist Bil'in movement against the Apartheid Wall, arrested by the zionist forces of Israel without having committed any crime in addition to refusing to submit to the invasion, seizure and confiscation of the land of his people and to refuse to be a silent victim of the genocide sponsored by the State of Israel against the Palestinian people.

Let the world knows what Isreal does to any opposition voice to it's genocidal regime.

Free Abdallah Abu Rahmah
Abdallah Abu Rahmah keeping his daughter Luma from harms way
Abdallah Abu Rahmah keeping his daughter Luma from harms way
On the night of International Human Right Day, Thursday December 10th, at 2am, Abdallah Abu Rahmah was arrested from his home in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Seven military jeeps surrounded his house, and Israeli soldiers broke the door, extracted Abdallah from his bed, and in front of his wife Majida and their three children — seven year-old Luma, five year-old Lian and eight month-old baby Laith — they blindfolded him and took him into custody for organizing peaceful demonstrations.
For Abdallah's wife, Majida Abu Rahmah's account of the arrest see her blog in the Huffington Post
Abdallah is a source of inspiration to us all, but now he needs your support. Please take a minute to show him that people from all over the world care about him and his cause by sending him a letter. Your support will strengthen Abdallah's morale and be presented to his judge, proving that the international community is watching.

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Popular Struggle Coordination Committee | Amarat alRamouni | Ramallah | Occupied Territories

This letter from Bil′in′s Abdallah Abu Rahmah was conveyed from his prison cell by his lawyers. Please circulate widely.
January 1, 2010
To all our friends,
I mark the beginning of the new decade imprisoned in a military detention camp. Nevertheless, from within the occupation′s holding cell I meet the New Year with determination and hope.
I know that Israel's military campaign to imprison the leadership of the Palestinian popular struggle shows that our non-violent struggle is effective. The occupation is threatened by our growing movement and is therefore trying to shut us down. What Israel′s leaders do not understand is that popular struggle cannot be stopped by our imprisonment.
Whether we are confined in the open-air prison that Gaza has been transformed into, in military prisons in the West Bank, or in our own villages surrounded by the Apartheid Wall, arrests and persecution do not weaken us. They only strengthen our commitment to turning 2010 into a year of liberation through unarmed grassroots resistance to the Occupation.
The price I and many others pay in freedom does not deter us. I wish that my two young daughters and baby son would not have to pay this price together with me. But for my son and daughters, for their future, we must continue our struggle for freedom.
This year, the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee will expand on the achievements of 2009, a year in which you amplified our popular demonstrations in Palestine with international boycott campaigns and international legal actions under universal jurisdiction.
In my village, Bil'in, Israeli tycoon, Lev Leviev and Africa-Israel, the corporation he controls, are implicated in illegal construction of settlements on our stolen land, as well as the lands of many other Palestinian villages and cities. Adalah-NY is leading an international campaign to show Leviev that war crimes have their price.
Our village has sued two Canadian companies for their role in the construction and marketing of new settlement units on village land cut off by Israel's Apartheid Wall. The legal proceedings in this precedent-setting case began in the Canadian courts last summer and are ongoing.
Bil'in has become the graveyard of Israeli real estate empires. One after another, these companies are approaching bankruptcy as the costs of building on stolen Palestinian land are driven higher than the profits.
Unlike Israel, we have no nuclear weapons or army, but we do not need them. The justness of our cause earns us your support. No army, no prison and no wall can stop us.
Abdallah Abu Rahmah
From the Ofer Military Detention Camp

Esta prisão segue o modus operandi Israelense de colocar na cadeia as lideranças dos movimentos pacifistas da Palestina e também ativistas israelenses. Dia 16 de dezembro foi também preso Jamal Juma,coordenador do movimento "Stop the Wall".
Jamal Juma’ has been arrested by Israeli authorities on December 16. This latest arrest is yet another escalation of Israel’s attack on Palestinian human rights defenders and clamp down on the right to freedom of expression and the right to association
Juma é um dos presos de maior relevância política atualmente para Israel e a ele se junta agora o líder do movimento de Bil'in. Ambos são mantidos na cadeia sem qualquer acusação formal ou séria.
Jamal Juma’s is the most high profile arrest within an intensifying campaign of repression of grassroots mobilizing against the Wall and the settlements. Initially arresting local activists from the villages affected by the Wall, the Israeli authorities moved towards the detention of internationally known human rights defenders such as Mohammad Othman and Abdallah Abu Rahmeh. Mohammad, another member of the Stop the Wall Campaign, was arrested nearly three months ago when returning from a speaking tour in Norway. After two months of interrogation, the Israeli authorities could still not press any charges against him and therefore passed an administrative detention order against him. Abdallah Abu Rahma, a leading figure in the nonviolent struggle against the Wall in Bil’in, had been taken from his home in the middle of the night a week before Jamal was jailed.
A análise, em ambos os casos, é a mesma: Busca-se quebrar a oposição pacifista à Israel. Contra estes não existe argumento válido que Israel possa usar, não há a suposta violência do Hamas nem os ataques das Brigadas militantes, apenas a resistência pacífica de milhares de Palestinos (e estrangeiros, além de Israelenses), combatida com balas e violência unicamente pelos soldados sionistas.
Na avaliação dos ativistas companheiros de Jamal, com estas detenções, Israel pretende quebrar a sociedade civil palestina e sua influência na tomada de decisões políticas em nível nacional e internacional. Eles fazem uma convocação: “Este processo claramente criminaliza o trabalho dos defensores dos direitos humanos palestinos e a desobediência civil palestina. É crucial que a sociedade civil internacional se oponha às tentativas israelenses de criminalizar defensores de direitos humanos que lutam contra o muro. A política de Israel de atacar os organizadores que apelam à responsabilização de Israel é um desafio direto às decisões dos governos e organismos mundiais como o Tribunal Internacional de Justiça para responsabilizar Israel pelas violações do direito internacional. Este desafio não deve ficar sem resposta”.

Vejam a carta de Majida Abu Rahmah, esposa de Abu sobre a prisão de seu marido e líder palestino: http://www.bilin-village.org/english/articles/press-and-independent-media/My-Husband-Jailed-for-Protesting-Israel-s-Wall