These people do not realize that what is going on in Palestine is what the Talmudic Zionists have in mind for ALL OF US should they succeed in their diabolical and greedy endeavours for humanity. Only, they would not use the word "humanity" for THEY consider themselves the only true humans. The rest of us would be treated like the chattel/cattle their beloved Talmud and rabid rabbis tell them we are.
Well, I don't buy this swine swill and will remain defiant until the end.
For now, "defiant" means fighting for our future and the future of our progeny. I repeat myself, Palestine is a trial run for the future for all of us.
If we care about anything at all, we must deal with these beasts of Satan as quickly and effectively as possible.
Read here the cost of protest, if not at the receiving end of a bullet. America backs this up so well that even when their own Nationals are killed or seriously maimed they ignore it, as in the cases of Rachel Corrie mowed down by a Caterpillar tractor and Tristan Anderson, shot in the eye and permanently damaged.
November 24, 2009
By Jesse Rosenfeld
Amid the growing media fever over a possible prisoner swap involving the release of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held by Hamas, another young captive has a less visible public profile ~ but personifies Israel’s choke-hold on Palestinian self-expression.
(In the tape of Gilad Shalit released a short time ago, the young man was in fine health, looked well cared for and his eyes were not haunted. He did not look at all ill treated other than kept from his home and family.)
Mohammad Othman, 33, from the West Bank town of Jayyous, and an activist with the grassroots Palestinian organization Stop the Wall, was arrested on September 22 at the Allenby Bridge crossing on the Jordanian border. He was on his way home after a meeting in Norway with supporters of the global movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel (BDS).
Adameer (Arabic for “conscience”), the Palestinian prisoners’ support and human rights organization, contends that his arrest is a result of “his successful human rights advocacy and community activism”.
Mohammad was interrogated for two months at the Kishon detention centre in northern Israel. His lawyer told me he was repeatedly asked about his meetings, contacts and political activities in Europe. He alleges that Mohammad was kept in isolation, deprived of sleep, questioned round the clock, and threatened with death.
On Monday, Mohammad was formally placed in Israeli administrative detention for three months. He is the latest of more than 335 Palestinians held in this way, a practice based on a 1945 emergency British Mandate law and highlighted in a report last month by the Israeli human rights groups B’Tselem and HaMoked.
I first met Mohammad Othman in Jayyous a year ago, during a protest against the annexation of the town’s farmland to build Israel’s wall. Residents had just had their permits to cross the wall to their farms revoked, and had rekindled their earlier campaign of resistance.
He led me down an alley as soldiers began retaking the main street with tear gas and rubber bullets, forcing young boys to retreat from the barricades that were blocking the military jeeps from driving through the town. “We constantly worry about army raids and arrests, all the local activists do,” he told me after we were out of the line of fire.
On Sunday, almost exactly a year after that in Jayyous, I watched Mohammad stand in front of a military tribunal housed in a barracks that looked like an over-sized chicken-coop inside Israel’s Ofer prison in the West Bank. His lawyers were appealing against his prolonged detention without charge.
Outside the court, family members of other detained Palestinians clung to the fence, waiting for news about their loved ones. British and German consular officials and representatives from Israeli and international NGOs filled the small courtroom. Shackled at the legs, and having only a fraction of the proceedings against him translated, Mohammad raised his fist twice to the gallery in a gesture of strength and resistance.
Across the West Bank, just as in that courtroom, Israel is trying to tighten its grip on expressions of Palestinian self-determination. The border village of Bil’in has captured the international eye with a forceful and well-documented resistance campaign against the dispossession caused by Israel’s wall.
It is precisely such international calls from Palestinian society that Israel is targeting with a systematic campaign of violence and incarceration inside its controlled territory.
This summer a committee of representatives from Bil’in visited Canada to support a lawsuit against two Israeli settlement construction companies registered in Montreal. When they returned, their leader, Mohammad Khatib, was arrested by the Israeli army.
And while those two companies continued to build illegal homes on the farmland of Bil’in, the military conducted systematic raids into the village for three months.
When I last spoke to Mohammad Khatib in September, he was exhausted from a combination of the Ramadan fast and constant night-time army invasions. He told me that young people arrested in Bil’in were severely beaten by the army on the way to interrogation, and then had confessions beaten out of them.
Last Thursday, pressure on the town again escalated again when undercover Israeli soldiers beat and arrested a 19-year-old village activist, Mohammed Yasin. Gaby Lasky, the lawyer for the Bil’in detainees, says she has been told by the military prosecution that the army intends to put an end to the village’s anti-wall demonstrations by using the full force of the law against protesters.
And that is the strategy of Benjamin Netanyau: hit all pressure points. On the diplomatic stage he is demanding acquiescence from the Palestinians’ official representatives, but that policy is not limited to a public-relations dance with a Palestinian Authority that a growing number of people are calling to be dissolved.
The aim is to turn
the Palestinians’ internationally heard
call for solidarity
into a cry for Israeli mercy.
It is being expressed in military raids on Palestinian homes, and in political prisoners held without trial in Israeli jails and tied to chairs in interrogation rooms.
Jesse Rosenfeld is a Canadian freelance journalist working in Israel and the Occupied Territories since 2007, and currently based in Jaffa.
Free Mohammad Othman, Palestine’s first BDS Prisoner of Conscience!
He was returning from a trip to Norway ~ where he had been promoting BDS ~ when he was detained, arrested and then moved to a prison where he is being held for a military hearing scheduled for next Tuesday.
With BDS campaigns around the world gaining momentum, Israel has increasingly come under pressure to comply with international law and respect Palestinian rights. It is precisely the spectacular rise in the effectiveness of the BDS campaign and its successes in the Western mainstream that seems to have prompted Israel to take such a draconian measure against a prominent and indefatigable BDS activist.
Learn more about this vengeful greedy Jew here:
DID LEVIEV'S EMPIRE SUCCUMB TO BOYCOTT?
Norway’s state Pension Fund recently announced that it had divested from Elbit Systems, the Israeli company which provides both Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other military technology for Occupation forces as well as security systems for the Wall and settlements.
The decision came after representatives of the fund’s Ethics Council met with Palestinian and Israeli human rights activists, including Mohammad, who accompanied them on a tour of Jayyous and other West Bank villages affected by the Wall.
In the last two weeks, more countries have followed Norway’s example. The Brazilian Parliament has expressed itself against the ratification of a Free Trade Agreement with Israel until a Palestinian state is established, and the government of Spain denied settlement-based Ariel University College permission to participate in a high profile academic architecture competition.
With the BDS movement making significant gains worldwide, human rights defenders like Mohammad are likely to be increasingly targeted by the Israeli government in its efforts to evade accountability for its ongoing violations of international law.
- Encourage others to join this campaign through petitions, demonstrations and / or letter writing / phone calling. Please provide them with contact information and details;
- Urge your representatives at consular offices in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem/Ramallah to demand the immediate release of Mohammad Othman. (For your consular contacts, see: http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/Israel#11725);
- Let the Israeli Embassy in your country know that you are campaigning for Mohammad’s release and for a just and lasting peace based on international law.
- Bring the case of Palestine’s first BDS prisoner of conscience to the attention of local and national media outlets;
- Follow the blog and facebook to free Mohammad Othman to see the latest updates and action alerts.
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YOU SURE HAVE TO GIVE THE ISRAELIS BIG GOLD STARS FOR BRAVERY. THEY HAVE BRANCHED OUT FROM KILLING WOMEN, AND BABIES AND HAVE ADDED THE BLIND TO THEIR LATEST TALLY OF VICTIMS!
This gentle looking blind man, Obadah Bilal, does indeed look like a terrifying individual. Over and over again, these Israelis do not even know how they embarrass themselves by their inhumanity and foolish actions. We who witness, will not forget.