2018 Gaza Border protests/Israel massacres unarmed protesters/Letter to the EU

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THE GREAT RETURN MARCH/ISRAEL MASSACRES
UNARMED PROTESTERS IN GAZA/LETTER TO THE EU
SEE ALSO
TO
MRS F MOGHERINI
HIGH REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNION FOR
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND SECURITY POLICY
AND
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMISSION
 
Subject:
EU defense of Israeli crimes
Dear Mrs Mogherini,
I write you this letter, because I find it unacceptable
and intolerable, that, despite the many Israeli crimes,
as an occupying power, culminating in the recent Israeli
massslaughters of Palestinians, the EU still continues
to close her eyes for those horrors, which means:
defending Israeli crimes.
Yes, Mrs Mogherini, you read it well, DEFENDING, because
the EU must have learnt in the meantime, that despite
all her verbal condemnations of Israeli crimes, Israel still is
going her way.
The way of landtheft [1], warcrimes [2] and crimes against humanity. [3]
For example!
Despite of all  UN Resolutions, EU condemnations
and other international condemnations, Israel still continues
to build and expand the illegal settlements in the occupied
Westbank! [4]
THIS HORROR HAS TO STOP!
NOW!
It's high time for the EU to do more than shed crocodile's tears
over Israeli crimes and make a firm stand!
Because not only Israel is going her way, but it becomes worse 
and worse and now FOR THE CAMERA Israel is committing
MASSLAUGHTER! 
ISRAELI OUTBURSTS OF MASSLAUGHTER/LET'S TALK ABOUT MASSSLAUGHTER:
 
Israel rampaged like a Crazy Beast!
During Palestinian protests ''The Great Return March'' [pressiing
the Palestinian Right to Return'', protesting against
the Gaza Blockade and the moving of the US embassy
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem] [5] on the border of Gaza, from
30 march untill 18 may, Israeli military forces over 100 unarmed
Palestinians in Gaza, including 14 children and injured 3500! [6]
People, who posed no threat whatsoever against heavily armed
troops, as Amnesty International rightly pointed out. [7]
Such a horror it was, that a Red Cross doctor said, that he had
never seen so many patients in one day! [8]
CRIMES/CRIMES!
I don't have to tell you, that shooting indiscriminately at
demonstrators, posing no threat and injuring people at random
is a great breach of the International Humanitarian Law and
therefore warcrimes! [9]
BUT WE ARE NOT DONE YET!
And to make the horror show ''complete'' [although Israel always
will surprise you], at Friday 1 june Israeli forces killed, the
22 years  Razan Ashraf Najjar  a volunteer medic, while
attending to wounded Palestinians.
Israeli forces simultaneously injured 100 Palestinians......[10].
 
QUESTION:
Mrs Mogherini"
How long are you going to tolerate those criminals, those
occupiers?
THE MORAL AND POLITICAL DUTY OF THE EU
I wrote it before in another situation, where Israel crossed
the line horribly [11]:
It is the political and moral obligation of the EU to make a stand
and not only utter words of condemnation, but ACT
And you have the means to do so:
You closed an Association Treaty with Israel, which hold a
human rights clausule, saying:
'' ”Relations between the Parties, as well as all the provisions of the Agreement itself, shall be based on respect for human rights and democratic principles, which guides their internal and international policy and constitutes an essential element of this Agreement.” [12]
Well, mrs Mogherini, it is high time the EU acts accordingly:
SO:
Suspend that Treaty or [if Israel continues to violate International
Law] end it, until Israel:
ENDS ITS OCCUPATION OF THE WEST-BANK, GAZA [13]
AND EAST-JERUSALEM
DISMANTLES ITS SETTLEMENTS [ILLEGAL ACCORDING
TO INTERNATIONAL LAW, AS YOU KNOW AND HAVE CONDEMNED]
IN THE OCCUPIED WESTBANK
DISMANTLES THE ILLEGAL ISRAELI WALL [14]
RECOGNIZES THE PALESTINIAN RIGHT OF RETURN
AND NOW, URGENTLY:
ENDS THE GAZA BLOCKADE
ENDS ITS BLOODY ATTACKS ON GAZA IMMEDIATELY!
 
DO IT!
MOVE TO JUSTICE!
 
Or do the EU prefer to end at the wrong side of history?
It's your choice to make
Kind greetings
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam 
The Netherlands
NOTES

 
[1]
LANDTHEFT
ILLEGALITY OF THE SETTLEMENTS
”The Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits an occupying power from transferring citizens from its own territory to the occupied territory (Article 49).
The Hague Regulations prohibit an occupying power from undertaking permanent changes in the occupied area unless these are due to military needs in the narrow sense of the term, or unless they are undertaken for the benefit of the local population.”
LAND EXPROPRIATION AND SETTLEMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL
LAW
”Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.”
ARTICLE 49, FOURTH GENEVA CONVENTION
HAGUE CONVENTION 1907
[2]
'' “During 50 days of attacks, Israeli forces wreaked massive death and destruction on the Gaza Strip, killing close to 1,500 civilians, more than 500 of whom were children,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme Director.''
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
ISRAEL/OPT: TWO YEARS ON, STILL NO JUSTICE FOR
WAR CRIMES VICTIMS
7 JULY 2016
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
OPERATION CAST LEAD: 22 DAYS OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
2009
[3]
BLOCKADE ON GAZA: CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
ASTRID ESSED
14 FEBRUARY 2008
BBC
UN OFFICIAL SLAMS ISRAEL ”CRIMES”
10 DECEMBER 2008
[4]
THE WASHINGTON POST
ISRAEL APPROVES PLANS FOR THOUSANDS OF NEW
SETTLEMENT UNITS IN THE WESTBANK
10 OCTOBER 2017
[5]
WIKIPEDIA
2018 GAZA BORDER PROTESTS
MIDDLE EAST MONITOR
THE GREAT RETURN MARCH SIGNIFIES THE START OF A NEW
DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN
30 MARCH 2018
AS YOU KNOW,
THE US DECISION TO REMOVE THE US EMBASSY BACK TO JERUSALEM,
AS THE RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE ISRAELI CAPITAL
IS CONTRARY INTERNATIONAL LAW!
'' United Nations Security Council resolution 476, adopted on 30 June 1980, declared that "all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal validity and constitute a flagrant violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention"''
WIKIPEDIA
UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 476
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ United_Nations_Security_ Council_Resolution_476
 
'' 
(b) Those States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City;''
UN SECURITY RESOLUTION 478
ORIGINAL SOURCE
WIKIPEDIA
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 478

 
 
[6]
'' 
'' Israeli forces have shot dead over 100 Palestinians in demonstrations in Gaza since March 30, including 14 children, and injured over 3,500 with live fire.''
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

GAZA: INTERNATIONAL INQUIRY NEEDED

TO STEM BLOODSHED AND ADVANCE

ACCOUNTABILITY

18 MAY 2018

THE WASHINGTON POST
ISRAELIS KILL MORE THAN 50 PALESTINIANS IN GAZA PROTESTS,
HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY
14 MAY 2018
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
ISRAEL/OPT: USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE IN GAZA AN ABHORRENT 
VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
14 MAY 2018
IF THE HEART BE NOT CALLOUS: ON THE UNLAWFUL SHOOTING
OF UNARMED DEMONSTRATORS IN GAZA
[SUMMARY]
APRIL 2018
IF THE HEART BE NOT CALLOUS: ON THE UNLAWFUL SHOOTING
OF UNARMED DEMONSTRATORS IN GAZA
FULL REPORT
HORRIFIC FOTOGRAPHS OF THE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
PALESTINE IN PICTURES MAY 2018
[7]
''  Israel is carrying out a murderous assault against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them, Amnesty International revealed today, based on its latest research, as the “Great March of Return” protests continued in the Gaza Strip.''
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
ISRAEL: ARMS EMBARGO NEEDED AS MILITARY UNLAWFULLY KILLS
AND MAIMS GAZA PROTESTERS
27 APRIL 2018
[8]
INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS
I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY PATIENTS IN ONE DAY
17 MAY 2018
INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS
GAZA: SURGEONS, SUPPIES BEING SENT TO GAZA TO MEERT
OVERWHELMING MEDICAL NEEDS
31 MAY 2018
[9]
''7 - Parties to a conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants in order to
spare civilian population and property. Neither the civilian population as such nor civilian persons shall be the
object of attack. Attacks shall be directed solely against military objectives.''
ARTICLE 7
BASIC RULES OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN
 
[10]
'' The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a young Palestinian woman, a volunteer medic identified as Razan Ashraf Najjar, 22, and injured 100 Palestinians, including 40 with live fire.''
UPDATED:
ARMY KILLS A MEDIC, INJURES 100 PALESTINIANS, INCLUDING
40 WITH LIVE FIRE, IN GAZA
2 JUNE 2018
 
[11]

 
ISRAELI MILITARY OPERATION ON GAZA/LETTER TO MRS
ASHTON, EU CHIEF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ASTRID ESSED
1 AUGUST 2014
 
[12]
”Relations between the Parties, as well as all the provisions of the Agreement itself, shall be based on respect for human rights and democratic principles, which guides their internal and international policy and constitutes an essential element of this Agreement.”
ARTICLE 2, EURO MEDITERRIAN AGREEMENT
ESTABLISHING AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE
EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND THEIR MEMBER STATES OF THE
ONE PART, AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL, OF THE OTHER PART
21 JUNE 2000
 
[13]
''

Israel withdrew its civilian settlers and military bases from Gaza in 2005. Why does Amnesty still consider Israel the occupying power?''

.......
......
'' The combination of these policies and actions enable Israel – even without a permanent military presence – to exercise effective control over Gaza. It thus remains the occupying power in Gaza and continues to be bound by the law of occupation.''
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Q & A ON GAZA
'' “Under international law, the test for determining whether an occupation exists is effective control by a hostile army, not the positioning of troops,” Whitson said. “Whether the Israeli army is inside Gaza or redeployed around its periphery and restricting entrance and exit, it remains in control.”''
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
ISRAEL: ''DISENGAGEMENT'' WILL NOT
END GAZA OCCUPATION
28 OCTOBER 2004
 
[14]


INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF

A WALL IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY

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