The mission delegates Welcome to Palestine announced Tuesday the upcoming demonstrations outside embassies of Israel and France in the Jordanian capital, to protest against the apartheid system of the first, and the complicity of the second.
The press conference, held at the Journalists Syndicate in the presence of various media (see below, including the report from AFP) was also an opportunity to reaffirm that the friends of the Palestinian people have not renounced break the blockade that encloses an entire people, and new initiatives before the end of 2012, will be launched.
The shameful attitude of the French government, who did not lift a finger to apply a simple principle, that of freedom of movement in and around the West Bank, even though it claims to defend this principle was particularly stigmatized .
The Quai d’Orsay has indeed raised the slightest protest against the denial of the right again opposed by the Israeli army in the hundreds of participants who attended Sunday Pont King Hussein / Allenby to reach Bethlehem we were expected.
Worse, a representative of the French diplomatic mission in Jordan has agreed to be the commissioner of the Israeli army, carrying the “proposal” of the latter: “Let us school supplies that you carry for children, and we select an NGO that we give them up! ”
The conference also allowed us to account for our first visits to Palestinian refugee camps, those of Jerash Wahdat and Baqa’a where we spent the night and we visit on Tuesday.
We were struck by the commitment of all refugees interviewed their right to return to Palestine, their precarious situation of second-class citizens who have, for many, no nationality and no freedom of expression, since they are even allowed to display the Palestinian flag.
For many participants in the mission, these refugees are the first since Israel Palestinians to meet their forbidden to visit the occupied territories.
Journalists wanted to go with us tomorrow Wednesday morning at Jerash camp to witness the official discount school supplies we brought with us, which will be distributed at the camp comprised of refugees from the Gaza Strip.
Finally Michael, one of the delegates of the U.S. nationals mission stressed the shameful decision of a court in Haifa Tuesday morning, which absolved the Israeli army and the Israeli government from any responsibility in the death of Rachel Corrie crushed déléibérément by a military bulldozer in Rafah on 16 March 2003. ”What most striking symbol of the impunity enjoyed by Israeli assassinations and massacres,” he commented.
SUMMARY OF THE AFP pro-Palestinian activists from entering retenteront Territories AMMAN, Aug. 28, 2012 (AFP) Israel-Palestinian conflict-help-Jordan-Activists European and American pro-Palestinian activists said Tuesday they try again to enter the Palestinian Territories to deliver aid to children, after being prevented by Israel and Jordan. ”We certainly believe that in December we will have another mission even more important to break the blockade,” he said at a press conference in Amman Zemor Olivia, a spokesman for the operation “Welcome to Palestine”. ”We still do not know if this time it will be on Gaza,” she added. Jordanian and Israeli authorities have prevented Sunday a hundred activists from entering the West Bank to deliver a ton of school supplies, via the Allenby crossing which connects Jordan to the occupied West Bank. Jordanians had missed the first bus, then repressed by the Israelis, while the second bus was prevented from crossing the bridge by the Jordanians at the request of Israeli authorities, according to activists. ”The Jordanian government should absolutely consider that Israel is not a respectable state with which we can be together as long as Israel does not respect international law,” said Ms. Zemor, while Israel and the Kingdom Hashemite signed a peace treaty in 1994. ”If there is a blockade, if the Palestinians are imprisoned, tortured, murdered, bombed and dispossessed, it is because there is collaboration between our States and Israel,” said Ms. Zemor, head-CAPJPO Europalestine a French NGO that advocates for the end of the Israeli occupation in the Palestinian Territories. Activists from France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland and the United States, bring, she said, the aid that was intended to be delivered to children in the West Bank of the Palestinian refugee camp of Jerach north Amman. Activists must demonstrate in Amman Thursday before the embassies of France and Israel. ”We want to tell Israelis that they are occupiers and terrorists who terrorize Palestinians and those who support them. We also want to show the French government how we are shocked that he did not protest or expressed disagree with what Israel has done, “said Ms. Zemor. According to the group, the operation “Welcome to Palestine” already expelled in July 2011 and April 2012 Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, responded to an invitation from the governor of Bethlehem, Abdel Fattah Hamayel.
A VIEW FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE
(www.europalestine.com / 28.08.2012)