|[ 09/01/2011 – 01:34 PM ]|
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Wa’ed society for detainees and ex-detainees said the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped during its war on the Gaza Strip about 200 prisoners, 15 of them were classified as unlawful combatants.
Wa’ed added that only nine of the 15 detainees were released, and the others were either sentenced to prison or are pending trails.
A father of two of these detainees called Misbah Abdelrabo explained how his sons, Ramai and Raji were kidnapped from their home without reason during the war, noting that he knows nothing about their health or imprisonment conditions and is not allowed to visit them.
The father appealed to all international human rights, especially the Red Cross to diligently work on helping Gazan families to visit their sons and send them messages.
In another context, former Israeli war minister Amir Peretz said that the Israel army’s deterrence strategy in the Gaza strip is beginning to weaken and it needs to step up its reactions and attacks on Hamas, the Hebrew radio said on Sunday.
He called on the Israeli government not to allow Hamas Movement to keep strengthening its defense capability and held Hamas responsible for firing rockets at Israeli targets.
The Siege of Gaza
It is our duty to finish what the brave men and women of the Freedom Flotilla and the campaigns that preceded it. It is time to break the siege.
A new world conscience is saying ‘enough’.
(TEL AVIV) – The three year old siege on the Gaza Strip and its 1.5 million inhabitants is a testament to the Israeli regime’s disregard of law, decency and morality.
This siege amounts to collective punishment, an action outlawed by various conventions and humanitarian laws. This is not to mention the suffering and humanitarian crisis caused by this law.
This siege has been disgracefully condoned by the “international community” and justified by the “free world” as a measure that safeguards the security of the Israeli regime.
The same position was applied to the various humanitarian aid ships that were attacked and abducted in international waters, and the aid carried by those ships confiscated.
The killing of 9 Turkish activists on the the Freedom Flotilla on 1 June brought an abrupt end to international silence regarding the siege. It is unfortunate that the world needed to see the blood of those brave men to realize the brutality of the siege and of the besieger.
Nevertheless, it is our duty to finish what the brave men and women of the Freedom Flotilla and the campaigns that preceded it. It is time to break the siege.
Special thanks to Gilad Atzmon