Newspaper: "El Liberal ", Santiago of the Estero
Friday, February 1 of 2008
By: Suhail Hani Daher Akel *
The cruel siege to Gaza reaches unprecedented levels and endangers the health physical- mental and the life of 1.5 million of Palestinian. Israel, the Occupying Power, continued its inhumane and immoral unlawful collective punishment of the civilian population in the Occupied Gaza Strip and the North zone of Occupied Palestine (West Bank), with disastrous consequences.
With American green light, from Friday 18 of January of 2008, the Occupying Power closed all the passages of borders of Gaza, while, it prolonged his mortal attacks against thousands of Palestinian prohibiting the food entrance them, potable water, medical electricity and sources. Such illegal measures of massive punishment threaten to exacerbate the humanitarian crisis and are hastening the deterioration of the situation on the ground in all aspects. The 88% of the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip depends mainly on the humanitarian.
The Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced that the transfer of medicines and humanitarian aid into Gaza now will be allowed “only in exceptional circumstances”. Responsible of the ethnic cleaning, the Minister sent his violent scaling military against the civilian population, assassinating to 57 Palestinians, including children and women, and injured of hundreds of civilians in less than two weeks. Their military Warplanes F-16 fighters bombed the building of the Palestinian Interior Ministry and tens of homes in Gaza, while, their Occupation Force is using new prohibited missiles that cause severe burns to the victim as well as mutilation of their members and the serious consequences for the conditions of life.
With threats to cut fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip, Israel left without electricity the population and more than 90% of fuel stations have now shut down due to lack of fuel and 70% of cars have stopped running. On the dramatic created situation, the premier Ehud Olmert, said: "the Palestinians of Gaza can walk".
In its unilateral war, concealed and racist, Israel continues with its illegal colonization activities of the North zone of Palestine (West Bank) with the illegal construction of settlements and the Apartheid Wall that it surpasses the 800 kilometers of longitude. The Israeli Ministry of Housing announced the construction of additional 307 housing units in the illegal Israeli settlements of “Har Homa”, built in the Occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal Abu Ghneim and 2500 new departments in illegal settlements in East Jerusalem, robbing greater amount of Palestine earth and in complete defiance of international law and UN resolutions.
While international silence explodes the head and the indifference pricked the conscience, the siege of Gaza is a brutal collective punishment, and far from ensuring Israel's security, it is only stoking fury and desperation of the Palestinian people. There is no doubt that Israel is effecting a slow-motion genocide in Gaza and a largest open-air concentration camp in the world, under the light of the sun and the moon. It is truth that the situation in Palestine is not identical to great famine European of Second World War. Nevertheless, it is truth that the present nightmare in Gaza is being exacerbating every minute and if the world does not stop the Israeli leaderships, Gaza will certainly become an updated version of the Nazi concentration camps and Palestine will be in the shadow of Auschwitz. .
For of these war crimes, state terrorism and systematic human rights violations committed against the Palestinian people, Israel and its leadership headed by Peres, Olmert, Barak and Livni, they must be considered responsible and to be taken before the International Justice Court to be judged by its crimes against the humanity and to demand to the Occupying Power to end the occupation of Palestine and its Jerusalem capital.
After 60 years of suffering and pain, the international community and the UN must to restitute the State of Palestine.
* Ambassador Suhail Hani Daher Akel, former Ambassador of the Palestine State in Argentine
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