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THE GREAT RETURN MARCH/ISRAEL MASSACRESUNARMED PROTESTERS IN GAZA/LETTER TO THE EU

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https://www.astridessed.nl/the-great-return-march-israel-massacres-unarmed-protesters-in-gaza-letter-to-the-eu/



TOMRS F MOGHERINIHIGH REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNION FORFOREIGN AFFAIRS AND SECURITY POLICYANDVICE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMISSION

Subject:EU defense of Israeli crimes


Dear Mrs Mogherini,

I write you this letter, because I find it unacceptableand intolerable, that, despite the many Israeli crimes,as an occupying power, culminating in the recent Israelimassslaughters of Palestinians, the EU still continuesto close her eyes for those horrors, which means:defending Israeli crimes.
Yes, Mrs Mogherini, you read it well, DEFENDING, becausethe EU must have learnt in the meantime, that despiteall her verbal condemnations of Israeli crimes, Israel still isgoing her way.The way of landtheft [1], warcrimes [2] and crimes against humanity. [3]For example!Despite of all  UN Resolutions, EU condemnationsand other international condemnations, Israel still continuesto build and expand the illegal settlements in the occupiedWestbank! [4]
THIS HORROR HAS TO STOP!NOW!
It's high time for the EU to do more than shed crocodile's tearsover 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 committingMASSLAUGHTER! 

ISRAELI OUTBURSTS OF MASSLAUGHTER/LET'S TALK ABOUT MASSSLAUGHTER:
Israel rampaged like a Crazy Beast!
During Palestinian protests ''The Great Return March'' [pressiingthe Palestinian Right to Return'', protesting againstthe Gaza Blockade and the moving of the US embassyfrom Tel Aviv to Jerusalem] [5] on the border of Gaza, from30 march untill 18 may, Israeli military forces over 100 unarmedPalestinians in Gaza, including 14 children and injured 3500! [6]People, who posed no threat whatsoever against heavily armedtroops, as Amnesty International rightly pointed out. [7]
Such a horror it was, that a Red Cross doctor said, that he hadnever seen so many patients in one day! [8]
CRIMES/CRIMES!
I don't have to tell you, that shooting indiscriminately atdemonstrators, posing no threat and injuring people at randomis a great breach of the International Humanitarian Law andtherefore warcrimes! [9]
BUT WE ARE NOT DONE YET!And to make the horror show ''complete'' [although Israel alwayswill surprise you], at Friday 1 june Israeli forces killed, the22 years  Razan Ashraf Najjar  a volunteer medic, whileattending to wounded Palestinians.Israeli forces simultaneously injured 100 Palestinians......[10].

QUESTION:
Mrs Mogherini"How long are you going to tolerate those criminals, thoseoccupiers?

THE MORAL AND POLITICAL DUTY OF THE EUI wrote it before in another situation, where Israel crossedthe line horribly [11]:It is the political and moral obligation of the EU to make a standand 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 ahuman 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 InternationalLaw] end it, until Israel:
ENDS ITS OCCUPATION OF THE WEST-BANK, GAZA [13]AND EAST-JERUSALEM
DISMANTLES ITS SETTLEMENTS [ILLEGAL ACCORDINGTO 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]



LANDTHEFTILLEGALITY 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.”
  BTSELEM.ORGLAND EXPROPRIATION AND SETTLEMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONALLAW
  http://www.btselem.org/settlem ents/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
  https://www.icrc.org/applic/ih l/ihl.nsf/Article.xsp?action=o penDocument&documentId=77068F1 2B8857C4DC12563CD0051BDB0
  
HAGUE CONVENTION 1907
  http://www.opbw.org/int_inst/s ec_docs/1907HC-TEXT.pdf


[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 INTERNATIONALISRAEL/OPT: TWO YEARS ON, STILL NO JUSTICE FORWAR CRIMES VICTIMS7 JULY 2016
https://www.amnesty.org/en/lat est/news/2016/07/israel-opt-tw o-years-on-still-no-justice-fo r-war-crimes-victims/


AMNESTY INTERNATIONALOPERATION CAST LEAD: 22 DAYS OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION2009
https://www.amnesty.org/downlo ad/Documents/48000/mde15015200 9en.pdf


[3]



BLOCKADE ON GAZA: CRIME AGAINST HUMANITYASTRID ESSED14 FEBRUARY 2008

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2 008/02/213864.php



BBCUN OFFICIAL SLAMS ISRAEL ”CRIMES”10 DECEMBER 2008
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ middle_east/7774988.stm



[4]

THE WASHINGTON POSTISRAEL APPROVES PLANS FOR THOUSANDS OF NEWSETTLEMENT UNITS IN THE WESTBANK10 OCTOBER 2017
https://www.washingtonpost.com /world/middle_east/israel-appr oves-plans-for-thousands-of-ne w-settlement-units-in-the-west -bank/2017/10/10/a3fd5058-ad29 -11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story. html?utm_term=.44c240ca09f8






[5]

WIKIPEDIA2018 GAZA BORDER PROTESTS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 2018_Gaza_border_protests


MIDDLE EAST MONITORTHE GREAT RETURN MARCH SIGNIFIES THE START OF A NEWDEFIANCE CAMPAIGN30 MARCH 2018

https://www.middleeastmonitor. com/20180330-the-great-return- march-signifies-the-start-of-a -new-defiance-campaign/






AS YOU KNOW,THE US DECISION TO REMOVE THE US EMBASSY BACK TO JERUSALEM,AS THE RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE ISRAELI CAPITALIS 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"''
WIKIPEDIAUN 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
https://unispal.un.org/DPA/DPR /unispal.nsf/0/DDE590C6FF23200 7852560DF0065FDDB


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ United_Nations_Security_Counci l_Resolution_478#Full_text_of_ Resolution_478


ORIGINAL SOURCEWIKIPEDIAUNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 478
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ United_Nations_Security_Counci l_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


https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/ 05/18/gaza-international-inqui ry-needed-stem-bloodshed-and-a dvance-accountability


THE WASHINGTON POSTISRAELIS KILL MORE THAN 50 PALESTINIANS IN GAZA PROTESTS,HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY14 MAY 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com /world/middle_east/gaza-protes ts-take-off-ahead-of-new-us-em bassy-inauguration-in-jerusale m/2018/05/14/eb6396ae-56e4-11e 8-9889-07bcc1327f4b_story.html ?utm_term=.4cbd5b76d8eb


AMNESTY INTERNATIONALISRAEL/OPT: USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE IN GAZA AN ABHORRENT VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW14 MAY 2018

https://www.amnesty.org/en/lat est/news/2018/05/israelopt-use -of-excessive-force-in-gaza-an -abhorrent-violation-of-intern ational-law/


BTSELEM.ORGIF THE HEART BE NOT CALLOUS: ON THE UNLAWFUL SHOOTINGOF UNARMED DEMONSTRATORS IN GAZA[SUMMARY]APRIL 2018
https://www.btselem.org/public ations/summaries/201804_if_the _heart_be_not_callous


BTSELEM.ORGIF THE HEART BE NOT CALLOUS: ON THE UNLAWFUL SHOOTINGOF UNARMED DEMONSTRATORS IN GAZAFULL REPORT
https://www.btselem.org/sites/ default/files/publications/201 804_if_the_heart_be_not_callou s_eng.pdf





HORRIFIC FOTOGRAPHS OF THE DEATH AND DESTRUCTIONTHE ELECTRONIC INTIFADAPALESTINE IN PICTURES MAY 2018
https://electronicintifada.net /content/palestine-pictures-ma y-2018/24556







[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 INTERNATIONALISRAEL: ARMS EMBARGO NEEDED AS MILITARY UNLAWFULLY KILLSAND MAIMS GAZA PROTESTERS27 APRIL 2018

https://www.amnesty.org/en/lat est/news/2018/04/israel-arms-e mbargo-needed-as-military-unla wfully-kills-and-maims-gaza-pr otesters/


[8]

INTERNATIONAL RED CROSSWWW.ICRC.ORGI HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY PATIENTS IN ONE DAY17 MAY 2018

https://www.icrc.org/en/docume nt/i-have-never-seen-so-many-p atients-one-day


INTERNATIONAL RED CROSSWWW.ICRC.ORGGAZA: SURGEONS, SUPPIES BEING SENT TO GAZA TO MEERTOVERWHELMING MEDICAL NEEDS31 MAY 2018
https://www.icrc.org/en/docume nt/gaza-surgeons-supplies-bein g-sent-gaza-meet-overwhelming- medical-needs


[9]

''7 - Parties to a conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants in order tospare civilian population and property. Neither the civilian population as such nor civilian persons shall be theobject of attack. Attacks shall be directed solely against military objectives.''

ARTICLE 7




BASIC RULES OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIANLAW IN ARMED CONFLICTS
https://www.icrc.org/eng/resou rces/documents/misc/basic-rule s-ihl-311288.htm



[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, INCLUDING40 WITH LIVE FIRE, IN GAZA2 JUNE 2018

http://imemc.org/article/army- kills-a-medic-injures-100-pale stinians-including-40-with-liv e-fire-in-gaza/



[11]




ISRAELI MILITARY OPERATION ON GAZA/LETTER TO MRSASHTON, EU CHIEF FOREIGN AFFAIRSASTRID ESSED1 AUGUST 2014

https://www.astridessed.nl/isr aeli-military-operation-on-gaz a-protective-edgeletter-to-mrs -ashton-eu-chief-foreign-affai rs/



[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 AGREEMENTESTABLISHING AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THEEUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND THEIR MEMBER STATES OF THEONE PART, AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL, OF THE OTHER PART21 JUNE 2000

http://trade.ec.europa.eu/docl ib/docs/2010/april/tradoc_1460 89.pdf



[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 INTERNATIONALQ & A ON GAZA
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/ gaza-questions





'' “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 WATCHISRAEL: ''DISENGAGEMENT'' WILL NOTEND GAZA OCCUPATION28 OCTOBER 2004
https://www.hrw.org/news/2004/ 10/28/israel-disengagement- will-not-end-gaza-occupation


[14]


INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF

A WALL IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY


http://www.icj-cij.org/en/case /131