On top of banishment to Gaza, Israel uses Twitter to further violate Hana al-Shalabi’s rights

Today, Hana al-Shalabi, who spent 43 days on hunger strike to protest her detention without charge or trial by Israel, was banished to the Gaza Strip for three years, under a highly controversial deal that Addameer and Physicians for Human Rights- Israel have said is illegal under international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949.

In the course of this appalling act, Israeli occupation forces used Twitter to commit an additional breach of international law and Hana al-Shalabi’s rights.

Banishment to Gaza is a war crime

In a joint statement, Addameer and Physicians for Human Rights – Israel noted:

Ms. Shalabi’s release is contingent upon her expulsion for a period of three years to the Gaza Strip, which, although part of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), has been hermetically sealed off from the rest of the oPt by Israel. Therefore, with no guarantees that she or her family will be permitted to travel, her expulsion could essentially become an extension of her previous isolation from her home and family while in prison.

Israel has used expulsion or banishment in other cases, and the statement observes regarding such forcible transfers:

The terms of these expulsions violate Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits forcible transfers and deportations of protected persons, a proscription that is part of customary international humanitarian law. Unlawful deportation or transfer also constitutes a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention (GC IV) and qualifies as one of the most serious war crimes.

Given the stark asymmetry in power, resulting from the belligerent occupation, between the Palestinian and Israeli parties involved, neither the potential “consent” of the prisoners nor the fact that these deals have been negotiated by a Palestinian authority can serve as justification for the deportations as this contravenes the spirit of articles 7, 8 and 47 of the GC IV concerning the inviolability of the protections afforded by the Convention.

In other words, Hana al-Shalabi is going from being the victim of one Israeli war crime – prolonged detention without charge or trial – to another: expulsion and banishment to a distant region.

Israel’s use of Twitter to further violations against Hana al-Shalabi

I have already noted that while Hana was being held without charge or trial, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official spokesman Ofir Gendelman was using Twitter to defame and smear her – while she is denied any right to respond to these or any other accusations.

Today, as Hana al-Shalabi was being transported to Gaza under Israeli captivity, another official Israeli Twitter account tweeted a link to a photograph with the following text “Hana Shalabi is currently meeting her family in Erez terminal & will cross over to Gaza in less than an hour.”

Screenshot of Twitter user ICLAGaza’s timeline taken on Sunday, 1 April 2012 at 16:41 UTC.

The “Erez terminal” is the crossing into Gaza which is under full control of the Israeli occupation forces. The account that tweeted the photograph is @ICLAGaza which according to its bio is “Official Israeli Coordination & Liaison Adminstration for the Gaza Strip Twitter: real-time information and updates” (In this tweet another Israeli army Twitter account recognizes @ICLAgaza as official and urges people to follow it).

The photograph – which I decided not to share – shows Hana al-Shalabi with members of her family in the Israeli occupation facility.

A captive prisoner who is being illegally banished and is under the full control of the occupation forces cannot freely consent to having her photograph taken, and much less for that photograph to used in propaganda by the occupiers to demonstrate how “humane” they are in allowing a brief visit before an atrocious three-year banishment of a woman who has never been accused of any crime.

It is likely that this photograph posted on Twitter and its use for propaganda purposes by Israel constitutes a violation of Article 27 of the Fourth Geneva Convention:

Protected persons are entitled, in all circumstances, to respect for their persons, their honour, their family rights, their religious convictions and practices, and their manners and customs. They shall at all times be humanely treated, and shall be protected especially against all acts of violence or threats thereof and against insults and public curiosity.

By publishing her photograph, without the possibility of consent and under coercive circumstances, Israel has subjected Hana al-Shalabi and her family at the very least to “public curiousity.”

Violation of Twitter Terms of Service

In addition, Israel’s use of Twitter in this manner violates Twitter’s own terms of service, which state:

You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Twitter and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.

(electronicintifada.net / 01.04.2012)

Nigerian Muslims Reject the Anti-Western Ideology of Boko Haram

Boko Haram: Grave Mistakes in the Name of Islam

WASHINGTON (2/21/2012) – The majority of Nigerian Muslims reject the anti-Western rhetoric of the militant group Boko Haram that has carried out deadly attacks in Africa’s most populous country, a Gallup poll has found.

“About 6 in 10 Nigerians believe greater interaction with the West is more of a benefit than a threat.” the Gallup survey said on its website.

“In Boko Haram’s Northeast home base, nearly 7 in 10 say the same,” it added.

The survey, which included face-to-face interviews with 1,000 people in the north, found that nearly six out of 10 Nigerians believe that more interaction with the West is beneficial, rather than threatening.

“Majorities of residents in other northern regions, which are home to many Muslims, also view such interaction positively,” the poll said.

Boko Haram, a Hausa term meaning “Western education is sinful”, is loosely modeled on Afghanistan’s Taliban.

The militant group says it is fighting enemies who have wronged its members through violence, arrests or economic neglect and corruption.

It has been blamed for a campaign of shootings and bombings against security forces and authorities in the north since 2009.

But recently, the sect has carried out attacks against Christians.


The survey also found a small support among Nigerian Muslims for making Sharia the only source of legislation in the West African country.

“Support for establishing a state relying only on Islamic religious principles is relatively low, which is unsurprising considering Nigeria’s complex legal heritage and ethno-religious diversity,” senior analyst Magali Rheault and regional research director Bob Tortora wrote on the Gallup blog.

The poll found that roughly half the people surveyed believe that Sharia should not be a source of Nigerian law, while 37% said they should be one of its sources.

Only 13% of respondents said that Islam should be the only source.

The survey also showed apparent North-South division on the approval rate of the country’s leadership.

“In August 2011, more than 6 in 10 Nigerians said they approve of their country’s leadership,” the survey said.

“Approval is slightly lower than average in the Northeast region, with about 4 in 10 residents approving of the country’s leadership,” it added.

Analysts say the anger on which Boko Haram draws, especially amongst unemployed youths, has a lot to do with northern grievances about perceived alienation from oil riches concentrated in the south.

“At the same time, the Nigerian government must strive to develop comprehensive reforms to remedy people’s economic grievances and provide more political transparency,” the Gallup poll said.

Nigeria, one of the world’s most religiously committed nations, is divided between a Muslim north and a Christian south.

Muslims and Christians, who constitute 55 and 40 percent of Nigeria’s 140 million population respectively, have lived in peace for the most part.

But ethnic and religious tensions have bubbled for years, fuelled by decades of resentment between indigenous groups, mostly Christian or animist, who are vying for control of fertile farmlands with migrants and settlers from the Hausa-speaking Muslim north.

(www.faithinallah.org / 01.04.2012)

Syria conference: Gulf countries to fund rebels

ISTANBUL (AP) — An international coalition said Sunday that it will provide funding and communications equipment to Syrian rebels and opposition activists, reflecting a shift toward military options that might oust Syrian President Bashar Assad after a year of failed diplomacy aimed at stopping his crackdown on dissent.

Participants at a meeting on Syria, held in Istanbul, said Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries are creating a multimillion-dollar fund to pay members of the rebel Free Syrian Army and soldiers who defect from the regime and join opposition ranks. One delegate described the fund as a “pot of gold” to undermine Assad’s army.

In addition, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States is providing communications equipment to help opposition members in Syria organize, remain in contact with the outside world and evade regime attacks.

“We are discussing with our international partners how best to expand this support,” Clinton said.

The large-scale plan by Gulf countries to help Syria’s badly overmatched rebels offers a solution to the international divide over whether to arm the rebels or support them through only non-lethal or humanitarian means. It also reflects frustration with appeals to Assad to stop his crackdown on dissent, as well as hopes of forcing his ouster by shifting the military balance on the ground.

Conference participants confirmed the Gulf plan on condition of anonymity because details were still being worked out. It was unclear how the fund would be set up and monitored, or how the money, allegedly earmarked for salaries, would be guaranteed. A participant said the fund would involve millions of dollars every month.

The Saudis and other Arab Gulf states have proposed giving weapons to the rebels, while the U.S. and other allies, including Turkey, have balked out of fear of fueling an all-out civil war. Washington hasn’t taken any public position on the fund, but it appears that it has given tacit support to its Arab allies.

The salaries would aim to entice reluctant servicemen in Assad’s military to break ranks and join the insurgency. With Syria’s economy in a spiral, the Syrian opposition and U.S. and Arab officials hope soldiers will desert in large numbers and accelerate the downfall of the Assad regime.

At the meeting in Istanbul, delegates from dozens of countries also sought to increase pressure on Assad by pushing for tighter sanctions and increased diplomatic pressure, while urging the opposition to offer a democratic alternative to his regime.

Yet the show of solidarity at the “Friends of the Syrian People” conference was marred by the absence of China, Russia and Iran — key supporters of Assad who disagree with Western and Arab allies over how to stop the bloodshed. A peace plan by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has so far failed to take hold amid fresh reports of deadly violence.

“The Syrian regime should not be allowed at any cost to manipulate this plan to gain time,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an opening address.

Erdogan also indicated military options might have to be considered, if Syria does not cooperate with Annan’s plan and the U.N. Security Council fails to unite in opposition to Assad. He referred to the vetoes of U.N. censure of Assad by Russia and China, which fear the measures could lead to foreign military intervention.

“If the U.N. Security Council fails once again to bring about its historic responsibility, there will be no other choice than to support the Syrian people’s right to self-defense,” Erdogan said.

Clinton also expressed skepticism that the Syrian government would observe Annan’s plans, which call for an immediate cease-fire and a Syrian-led negotiation process.

“Nearly a week has gone by, and we have to conclude that the regime is adding to its long list of broken promises,” Clinton said. “The world must judge Assad by what he does, not by what he says. And we cannot sit back and wait any longer.”

Clinton urged unity behind a plan that includes more sanctions, humanitarian aid, support for the opposition and the promise of justice one day for regime figures involved in atrocities.

Burhan Ghalioun, leader of the opposition Syrian National Council, called for the strengthening of Syrian rebel forces as well as “security corridors” inside Syria, a reference to internationally protected zones on Syrian territory that would allow the delivery of aid to civilians. However, the nations meeting in Istanbul have so far failed to agree on such an intervention, which could involve the risky deployment of foreign security forces.

“No one should allow this regime to feel at ease or to feel stronger by giving them a longer maneuvering area,” he said, reflecting fears that Assad would try to use the Annan plan to prolong his tenure. “It’s enough that the international community has flirted with the regime in Syria. Something has to change.”

In a statement, the Syrian National Council said weapons supplies to the opposition were not “our preferred option” because of the risk they could escalate the killing of civilians, but it appealed for technical equipment to help rebels coordinate.

“For these supplies to be sent, neighboring countries need to allow for the transfer via their sea ports and across borders,” the council said.

The one-day meeting followed an inaugural forum in Tunisia in February. Since then, Syrian opposition figures have tried to convince international sponsors that they can overcome their differences and shape the future of a country whose autocratic regime has long denied the free exchange of ideas.

Syria blasted the conference, calling it part of an international conspiracy to kill Syrians and weaken the country.

A front-page editorial in the official Al-Baath newspaper called it a “regional and international scramble to search for ways to kill more Syrians, sabotage their society and state, and move toward the broad objective of weakening Syria.”

In Istanbul, police used tear gas and batons to disperse a group of about 40 Assad supporters who tried to approach the conference building. Many held portraits of the Syrian leader. One man waved Chinese and Russian flags.

The delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria’s beleaguered civilians is a key provision of Annan’s plan. Clinton announced $12 million in additional aid for Syria’s people — doubling the total American assistance so far. Germany, whose foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, attended the Istanbul meeting, said it was nearly doubling its humanitarian contributions to €5.7 million ($7.6 million).

But a comprehensive solution did not appear imminent without the cooperation of the Syrian government, whose military assaults on towns and cities have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. Syrian rebels, including army defectors, are fighting regime forces, but have been unable to consolidate their hold on territory because they are heavily outgunned.

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and Turkey has floated the idea of establishing a buffer zone inside Syria, if the flow of displaced people onto its territory becomes overwhelming. There are concerns that foreign intervention, even if it has a humanitarian goal, could widen the conflict by dragging in other countries and triggering a surge in sectarian tensions.

The United Nations estimates more than 9,000 people have been killed since the uprising to oust Assad began a year ago.

(news.yahoo.com / 01.04.2012)

Israel begins new air and ground assaults on Gaza

This file photo shows an Israeli helicopter firing munitions in the Gaza Strip.
Israel has launched an air and ground assault on the southern Gaza Strip, as it continues to step up its attacks on the besieged Palestinian territory, Press TV reports.
A Press TV correspondent said on Thursday that Israeli troops entered the eastern part of the town of Rafah with tanks and bulldozers. Israeli helicopters also opened fire on the same area.

Over the past few months, Tel Aviv has increased its attacks on the besieged coastal strip, killing tens of Palestinian people and injuring many more.

The Israeli military frequently attacks the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation which has caused a decline in the standards of living, and has triggered unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

(www.presstv.ir / 01.04.2012)

Hana Shalabi arrives in Gaza

Hana Shalabi is escorted by Israeli prison guards upon her arrival to Erez border between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip April 1, 2012.
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Former hunger-striker Hana Shalabi was escorted Sunday through the Erez crossing between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip, a Ma’an reporter said.

She was exiled to Gaza temporarily in a deal with Israel to end her hunger strike. Palestinian officials have condemned Israel for displacing her from her native West Bank.

A statement from the Palestinian Authority ministry of prisoners affairs said Shalabi’s parents and other relatives would not be allowed to see her beforehand.

Shalabi, from Jenin, ended a 43-day hunger strike on Thursday after reaching a deal with Israeli authorities that she will be deported to Gaza for three years before returning home.

Palestinian human rights groups, meanwhile, say they are alarmed by the deal and Israel’s refusal to deny them access to Shalabi in the days leading up to her release.

A joint statement from Addameer and PHR-Israel said they fear that the restriction of access of to Shalabi’s physician and lawyers, in addition to the prevention of family visits, were used as coercion.

“Shalabi deserves utmost respect for her steadfastness in her hunger strike,” they said.

While her release from administrative detention should be welcomed, the groups “are obligated to highlight their concerns with those aspects of the deal that are fundamentally at odds with international law.”

The terms of such expulsions violate Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits forcible transfers and deportations of protected persons, the rights groups noted.

Unlawful deportation or transfer also constitutes a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention “and qualifies as one of the most serious war crimes,” the joint release said.

(www.maannews.net / 01.04.2012)

Israel starts military training for a new aggression on Gaza

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, has ordered the start of military training for operations in the Gaza Strip, Haaretz newspaper said on Sunday.

The Hebrew daily quoted Major Yariv Ben-Ezra, the commander of Battalion 50 of the Nahal Brigade, which is stationed on the border with Gaza, as saying that the infantry brigades are scheduled to complete their preparations for these drills shortly.

He pointed out that nature of resistance operations has changed since the release of Corporal Gilad Shalit last October.

“The area changed completely and there are many more tactical incidents, starting with anti-tank fire to mortars fired at us sporadically,” said Ben-Ezra.

He said that an increase in the number of incidents that were targeting patrols stationed near the borders with the Gaza Strip in the past three weeks was recorded.

(occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com / 01.04.2012)

Palestine History Timeline

1900 – Zionism
1845-1914 – Jews in Palestine
1916 – Sykes-Picot agreement
1917 – Balfour Declaration
1918 – Jews immigration
1919 – Palestinians first National Conference
1920 – San Remo Conference
1922 – The British Mandate
1929 – The riots
1936 – A six months General Strike in Palestine
1937 – Peel Commission
1938 – Woodhead Commission 
1939 – GB restricting Jewish immigration
1945 – Britain’s Palestine Dilemma 
1947 – The massacre of Baldat al-Shaikh
1947 – The UN partition plan
1947 – Great Britain withdraw
1948 – The massacre of Deir Yasin
1948 – Israel founded
1948 – First Arab-Israeli War
1948 – Palestinian Refugees
1953 – The massacre of Qibya
1954 – Nasser Takes Charges 
1956 – The massacre of Kufr Qasim
1956 – Suez war 
1958 – Arabs Unite
1964 – PLO established
1967 – The Six Days War
1967 – Khartoum Resolution
1967 – Palestinian Refugees
1968 – 1970 – War of Attrition 
1968 – Battle of Karameh
1969 – Arafat become the Chairman of PLO
1970 – Black September in Jordan
1972 – Munich Olympics
1973 – The October War
1974 – PLO representative the Palestinian people
1978 – Camp David
1979 – Russian Jews
1981 – Sadat assassinated
1981 – Israel attack PLO HQ in Beirut
1982 – Lebanon invasion
1982 – PLO leave Beirut
1982 – Sabra and Shatila massacre
1985 – Falasha airlift stopped
1985 – Strikes on the PLO bases on Tunis
1987 – The Intifada
1988 – Jordan gave up the West Bank
1988 – Palestine State
1989 – Madrid Conference
1990 – Arafat addressed UN
1990 – The massacre of Al-Aqsa Mosque
1991 – Madrid Conference
1993 – Deported Palestinians
1993 – OSLO I
1994 – Hebron mosque massacre
1994 – Withdrew from Jericho and Gaza
1994 – Jordan-Israel peace
1994 – Arafat returns to Palestine
1994 – Nobel peace prize awarded
1995 – Summit in the Middle East
1995 – Oslo II
1995 – Israeli Prime Minister Rabin assassinated
1996 – Detailed history
1997 – Detailed history
1998 – Detailed history 
1999 – Detailed history 
2000 – Detailed history 
2001 – Detailed history 
2002 – Detailed history 
2003 – Detailed history 
2004 – Detailed history 
2005 – Detailed history 
2006 – Detailed history 

(www.palestinehistory.com / 01.04.2012)

Communique: Syria ‘friends’ call for Annan to set timeline

ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Western and Arab nations called on UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan on Sunday to determine a timeline for next steps to persuade President Bashar Assad to end the conflict in Syria, including a return to the UN Security Council, if the killing continues.
The “Friends of Syria” also said, in a final communique obtained by Reuters, that the window of opportunity for Assad to meet his commitments was not open-ended.

The group also recognized the Syrian National Council as a legitimate representative of all Syrians, and the main opposition interlocutor with the international community.

(www.maannews.net / 01.04.2012)

Israeli gifts on Landday

Palestinians marked 30 march as LAND DAY wishing to return to their land-roots, and olive tree heritage.   A  day which has in the past been overlooked by more prominent calendar dates. But perhaps this year it will attract its share of attention, as Palestinians get riled up to make some peaceful protest! to mark the memory of confiscated lands and ongoing losses in 2012, in home and land-stakes.

However in response to peaceful rallies of palistaine muslims israhellunleashed its evil which result in 121 people have been injured in clashes at the Qalandiya checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Friday

Medics in the Gaza Strip said the soldiers used live fire to prevent protesters from approaching the border of the coastal enclave, killing a 20-yearyoung Palestinian man and wounding 37 others

Palestinians are joining a “Global March to Jerusalem” in addition to the annual Land Day commemoration, which marks a deadly Israeli crackdown on protests in the Galilee in 1976, where six protesters were killed. Israeli forces have previously been put on high alert, but there were no reports of any protesters nearing the fences, unlike last year when several demonstrators were killed there. However, violence and police brutality flared at the checkpoints in West Bank to the north and south of Jerusalem.

brothers ans sisters ! Palestine is a trust on your necks  . We are undoubtedly certain that the Islamic Ummah with its army and men is truly capable of destroying the Israeli entity and bringing back the whole of Palestine to the land of Islam. The only obstacle is the rulers and the governments who recognise the Jewish entity and secure its protection. They have changed the role of the armies from fighting and martyrdom to military parade and protecting the thrones.

In spite of this, if the rulers, the government officials, and the Palestinian organizations are incapable or not willing to destroy the Jewish entity and save Palestine, they must and at least hand the authority over to those who will, without recognizing the authority of the Jewish entity over any part of Palestine. It is absolutely certain, by the will of Allah (swt), that Omar, Salahuddin, Abdul-Hamid and a group of Muslim are indeed coming to fulfil the prophecy of the Messenger of Allah (saw) by fighting the Israelis, destroying their entity and returning the whole of Palestine to the lands of Islam.

(usamaism.wordpress.com / 01.04.2012)

Mission Bienvenue en Palestine du 15 avril – Israël menace, le gouvernement français complice‏

La mission Bienvenue Palestine se déroulera du 15 au 21 avril en Cisjordanie, territoire palestinien occupé qui n’est pas officiellement sous blocus, contrairement à la bande de Gaza. Mais dans les faits, quand ceux qui rendent visite aux Palestiniens affichent leur projet, Israël dévoile son visage.

Mission Bienvenue en Palestine du 15 avril - Israël menace, le gouvernement français complice‏

La mission Bienvenue en Palestine est totalement pacifique : construire une école internationale à Bethléem, à la limite d’une colonie illégale, pour la contenir.

– L’appel et les signataires

– L’objectif de la mission : exiger la liberté de circulation pour les Palestiniens comme pour les Européens vers et en Cisjordanie .

– Le programme détaillé de la mission

Des personnalités de renom, tel Jean Ziegler, participent à la mission avec 1500 à 2000 personnes venant du monde entier.

Israël menace de les expulser s’ils parviennent à Tel Aviv, de les emprisonner s’ils refusent d’être expulsés et de les traduire devant les tribunaux israéliens.

Le site du ministère français des Affaires Etrangères se fait le porte-parole du régime israélien (1) au lieu d’exiger le respect de nos droits.

Le dimanche 15 avril, préparons-nous à intervenir pour soutenir les amis des Palestiniens qui se rendent en Cisjordanie via l’aéroport de Tel Aviv, pour défendre nos droits, les mêmes que ceux des Palestiniens. A très bientôt pour des actions auprès du gouvernement, des candidats à l’élection présidentielle, des députés, … et des manifestations si Israël met ses menaces à exécution.

(1) Le ministère des Affaires étrangères vient de “rafraîchir” son site de “Conseils aux Voyageurs” en mettant en garde contre “des risques d’incidents et de débordements à l’aéroport Ben Gourion à partir de dimanche 15 avril prochain, dans le cadre de l’initiative ’Bienvenue enPalestine’ prise par certaines associations.

Site du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères

Dernière mise à jour le : 30 mars 2012 – Information toujours valide le : 30 Mars 2012

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Aéroport de Tel Aviv

Des risques d’incidents et de débordements à l’aéroport Ben Gourion existent à partir de dimanche 15 avril prochain, dans le cadre de l’initiative “Bienvenue en Palestine” prise par certaines associations. Il est déconseillé de participer à cette opération, eu égard aux risques de rétention dont pourrait faire l’objet certains voyageurs en cas de refus d’expulsion.

Les autorités israéliennes ont déjà indiqué qu’elles ne laisseraient pas entrer sur leur territoire les personnes qui pourraient représenter, selon elles, un trouble pour l’ordre public. Elles ont fait savoir que les personnes qui refuseraient d’être refoulées seraient transférées en centre de rétention, en attente soit de leur expulsion soit d’un passage devant la justice israélienne.

Les organisateurs ont été mis en garde par les services du ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes contre les risques induits par cette opération.

Jérusalem et Territoires palestiniens

Il est recommandé de faire preuve de prudence lors des déplacements enCisjordanie (en particulier dans les grandes villes : Ramallah, Hébron, Naplouse, Jénine) comme à Jérusalem-Est (en particulier le vendredi), d’éviter les rassemblements et les attroupements, enfin de redoubler de vigilance à l’approche des check-points et des colonies israéliennes.

Bande de Gaza

Tous les déplacements dans la Bande de Gaza sont fortement déconseillés. La Bande de Gaza est régulièrement la cible d’actions militaires israéliennes. En outre, le risque d’enlèvement de ressortissants étrangers y demeure très élevé.

Il est par ailleurs formellement déconseillé de prendre place à bord de navires ayant pour intention de briser le blocus maritime imposé sur la Bande de Gaza, eu égard aux risques sécuritaires liés à une telle entreprise.

Lire le compte-rendu de la réunion de deux représentants de la mission avec le Quai d’Orsay : “Israël aboie, le gouvernement français se couche”, sur le site de Capjpo-Europalestine.

(www.ism-france.org / 01.04.2012)