Saturday, February 24, 2007

UN rights expert compares Israeli occupation violations to apartheid

The title comes from the JURIST - Paper Chase RSS feed.

Here is the link to the actual report by UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories John Dugard:

Israel and the United States (it's lackey) have dismissed his reports as one-sided (,of course).

Over 1000 Israelis have been killed by rockets and suicide bombers.
No one knows how many thousands of Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
Not to mention how much private property have been stolen from Palestinians by Israelis and Israeli settlers.

Try to imagine you live in Indiana and you are surrounded by a state that will not allow you access to any other part of the country, that will not allow you, for instance, to get to your job in Chicago and won't allow you to own property in, say, Illinois. Imagine further that, to relieve internal pressures and to fulfill some imaginary religious dream, citizens from the surrounding states are allowed to take YOUR property and build on it and, if you object or try to defend yourself, you are assaulted with military that you don't have. Supposed furthermore that the rest of the USofA supports these surrounding states to the tune of 2 billion dollars a year PLUS free rearmament and test weapons(cluster bombs, for instance).

THIS is the country (Israel) that has dismissed these reports as one-sided.

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