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We’re on a steep slope toward an increasingly polarized society and moral decline, due to the need to keep millions of people under occupation on claims that are presented as security-related
sick and tired of a reality of rounds of fighting every few years, instead of a genuine effort to adopt the Saudi initiative
We, veterans of Unit 8200, reserve soldiers both past and present, declare that we refuse to take part in actions against Palestinians and refuse to continue serving as tools in deepening the military control over the Occupied Territories.
The Palestinian population under military rule is completely exposed to espionage and surveillance by Israeli intelligence. It is used for political persecution and to create divisions within Palestinian society by recruiting collaborators and driving parts of Palestinian society against itself. In many cases, intelligence prevents defendants from receiving a fair trial in military courts, as the evidence against them is not revealed.
they described a culture of impunity where soldiers were actively discouraged in training lessons from questioning the legality of orders, and of being deliberately misled by commanders about the circumstances of a case in which one member of their unit refused to cooperate in the bombing of a building with civilians in it in retaliation for an attack in Israel.
The intelligence gathering about Palestinians is not clean. When you rule a population that does not have political rights, laws like we have, [then] the nature of this regime of ruling over people, especially when you do it for many years, [is that] it forces you to take control or infiltrate every aspect of their life
originally posted by: MALBOSIA
The new Canadian security bill states that I am no longer allowed to voice support for a terrorist organization. Hamas is a terrorist organization, and Israel states that is who their war is against, so to voice disdain toward Israel, I am worried that I am by default voicing support for terrorists.
I may have to start leaving this topic alone once the new bill takes effect.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
The flag was initially displayed in Ottawa in a rally at the parliament in the Canadian capital in July 2014 to denounce the high toll of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip during the latest Israeli military offensive on the Hamas-run coastal Palestinian territory. The idea for the flag came from 42-year-old Palestinian Canadian Tarek Taha who is a member of DIVERSITY, SOCIAL TRANSPARENCE, TOLERANCE (DSTT), a Montreal organization which was founded in September 2013 by a group of Palestinian Canadians .
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.
All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
[..] Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.
originally posted by: voyger2
a reply to: intrptr
a reply to: MALBOSIA
I understand your lack of confidence about a "simple letter".
a reply to: lotusaugen
Nevertheless it's significant to consider that more important state "figures" come to public reveling the truth and opposing to status quo in place. They are the ones who knows in «firsthand of the heavy and painful price exacted by wars»
This evidences and testimonials gives credit/strength to Palestinian claims in international institutions (courts of law included) and foreign governments to support them in the creation of Palestinian State and the freedom of their people.