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Geen EBS bussen in regio Zaanstreek-Waterland!/EBS steunt apartheids en nederzettingenbeleid Israel

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ISRAELISCHE NEDERZETTINGEN IN DE BEZETTE PALESTIJNSE

GEBIEDEN

ILLEGAAL VOLGENS HET INTERNATIONAAL RECHT

http://www.btselem.org/settlem ents/international_law

GEEN EBS BUSSEN IN REGIO ZAANSTREEK-WATERLAND!/EBS STEUNT

APARTHEIDS EN NEDERZETTINGENBELEID ISRAEL

BRIEF!

AAN

VERVOERCOORDINATOR VERVOERREGIO AMSTERDAM

Tav

Mevrouw A. Smit

Onderwerp:

Mogelijke verzorging van het OV in de regio Zaanstreek-Waterland door EBS

Geachte mevrouw Smit,

Uit betrouwbare bron heb ik vernomen, dat uw organisatie eventueel

voornemens is, de verzorging van het OV vervoer

in de regio Zaanstreek-Waterland te gunnen aan busbedrijf EBS 

[Egged Bus Systems] [1]

Hierbij een dringend beroep op u NIET met dit door en door foute

bedrijf in zee te gaan!

WAAROM FOUT BEDRIJF?

Dit bedrijf, EBS, is dochter van het Israelische Bedrijf Egged Group,

dat betrokken is bij de illegale Israelische nederzettingen! [2],

waardoor dit bedrijf op de VN Zwarte Lijst is komen te staan.

Gelooft u mij niet?

Zie dan noot 3!

ISRAEL

BEZETTING EN NEDERZETTINGEN

Ik ga ervan uit, u niet meer te hoeven in te lichten over de foute, illegale

Israelische bezetting van de Palestijnse gebieden de Westelijke Jordaanoever,

Oost-Jeruzalem en Gaza [4] en de daaraan gekoppelde onderdrukking en 

gepleegde oorlogsmisdaden, met name tijdens de invallen in Gaza [5].

Maar er is, zoals u behoort te weten [want daar gaat deze Brief over] meer.

Want niet alleen oefent Israel een bezettingsterreur uit en wordt

door de mensenrechtenorganisaties Amnesty International en Human

Rights Watch terecht beschouwd als een Apartheidsstaat [6], Israel houdt

zich ook onledig met een ander Groot Kwaad:

De in bezet gebied gebouwde en zich immer uitbreidende nederzettingen,

wat neerkomt op platte landroof en die illegaal zijn volgens het

Internationaal Recht! [7]

Dat weet u of althans:

Dat hoort u te weten.

Dan heb ik het nog niet eens gehad over de dagelijkse terreur,

die door de kolonisten [bewoners van die nederzettingen] wordt uitgeoefend

tegen de bezette Palestijnse bevolking, een terreur, die zijn steun vindt

in de Israelische Bezettingsstaat! [8]

Moet ik meer toevoegen?

Ik denk het niet

EPILOOG

Ik heb u de feiten gegeven

Zowel over de misdaden van Bezettingsstaat Israel als 

het feit, dat dit specifieke Bedrijf werkzaam is in

de illegale nederzettingen, ontstaan door geweld tegen en

landroof op de bezette Palestijnse bevolking, een Bedrijf dat,

zoals ik in bovenstaande genoemd heb, bovendien op

de VN Zwarte Lijst staat. [9]

Feitelijk is het al een schande voor u, dat ik [en vele anderen, naar ik hoop]

u deze informatie moesten aandragen

Uit uzelf had u al op de hoogte moeten zijn en niet eens de samenwerking

met een dergelijk Gangsterbedrijf moeten overwegen!

Maar nu kent u de feiten en kunt u er NIET meer omheen!

Een dringende oproep dus om de verzorging van het OV vervoer Zaanstreek=Waterland NIET in handen van dit Bedrijf te leggen

Doet u dat wel, dat werkt u mee aan de instandhouding van een

misdadig nederzettingensysteem, aan bezetting en onderdrukking.

EN aan de Misdaad van Apartheid [10]

Dan heeft uw organisatie Bloed aan de Handen en zult u daarop worden

afgerekend.

Doe het dus niet!!

 Vriendelijke groeten

Astrid Essed

Amsterdam 

NOTEN

VOOR UW GEMAK DE NOTEN ONDERGEBRACHT IN EEN LINK

NOTEN 1 T/M 10

ZIE HIERONDER DE FYSIEKE NOTEN

FYSIEKE NOTEN 1 T/M 10

[1]

Kom in actie!

Binnenkort wordt besloten welk bedrijf het busvervoer in de regio Zaanstreek Waterland mag gaan verzorgen. EBS is één van de bedrijven die meedingen naar deze concessie.

Wat kun je als consument doen om te voorkomen dat jij als OV-reiziger straks moet meebetalen aan mensenrechtenschendingen?

Schrijf een email naar de leden Provinciale Staten van de provincies …. naar de portefeuillehouders OV Gedeputeerde Staten en naar het bedrijf dat belast is met het beoordelen van de inschrijvingen voor de concessie in Zaanstreek Waterland. Laat hen weten dat EBS moet worden uitgesloten van deze concessie en van alle toekomstige concessies, tot het bedrijf zijn leven aantoonbaar heeft gebeterd.”

BDS NEDERLAND

EBS BUSSEN: ONBEWUST MEELIFTEN MET APARTHEID

de reiziger

Er zijn kortom genoeg redenen om EBS uit te sluiten van aanbestedingen in het Nederlandse busvervoer. Bovendien, door concessies aan EBS te gunnen worden reizigers die op het openbaar vervoer zijn aangewezen gedwongen aan boord te gaan bij een bedrijf dat betrokken is bij illegale activiteiten, mensenrechtenschendingen en mogelijke oorlogsmisdaden in bezet Palestina. Reizigers beseffen veelal niet dat hun euro’s indirect ten goede kunnen komen aan mensenrechtenschendingen. Dat zou ook niet hoeven: het publiek moet erop kunnen vertrouwen dat het mensenrechtenbeleid bij de overheid in veilige handen is.

Kom in actie!

Binnenkort wordt besloten welk bedrijf het busvervoer in de regio Zaanstreek Waterland mag gaan verzorgen. EBS is één van de bedrijven die meedingen naar deze concessie.

Wat kun je als consument doen om te voorkomen dat jij als OV-reiziger straks moet meebetalen aan mensenrechtenschendingen?

Schrijf een email naar de leden Provinciale Staten van de provincies …. naar de portefeuillehouders OV Gedeputeerde Staten en naar het bedrijf dat belast is met het beoordelen van de inschrijvingen voor de concessie in Zaanstreek Waterland. Laat hen weten dat EBS moet worden uitgesloten van deze concessie en van alle toekomstige concessies, tot het bedrijf zijn leven aantoonbaar heeft gebeterd.

[2]

”Until 2017, the parent company operated bus lines to Israeli settlements in the occupied West bank and Jerusalem. The bus lines were armored vehicles, that according to the company allowed them to pass through “Arab populated areas”. Since then, the operation of bus lines to settlements was transferred to the company’s subsidiary Egged Taavura. Egged Taavura operates bus lines to settlements in the West Bank, in the areas of Gush Etzion, Giva’at Ze’ev, Binyamin, Mount Hebron and Kiryat Arba, including settlements in the Jordan Valley, and the settlements of Shiloh, Otniel and Ma’ale Adumim.”

WHOPROFITS.ORG

EGGED ISRAEL TRANSPORT COOPERATIVE SOCIETY

A public transportation operator.

Until 2017, the parent company operated bus lines to Israeli settlements in the occupied West bank and Jerusalem. The bus lines were armored vehicles, that according to the company allowed them to pass through “Arab populated areas”. Since then, the operation of bus lines to settlements was transferred to the company’s subsidiary Egged Taavura. Egged Taavura operates bus lines to settlements in the West Bank, in the areas of Gush Etzion, Giva’at Ze’ev, Binyamin, Mount Hebron and Kiryat Arba, including settlements in the Jordan Valley, and the settlements of Shiloh, Otniel and Ma’ale Adumim.

The company’s subsidiary, Egged Heseim, Tours and Recreation, provides tours and travel packages to the Old City of Jerusalem and the City of David settler complex, located in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem. The company also organizes tours to Bethlehem, Jericho and the occupied Syrian Golan,

In 2018, the company’s branch in Ashdod organized a donation campaign for the Israeli army in the area surrounding the besieged Gaza.

In November 2014, 27 Palestinian bus drivers at Egged quit their jobs and dozens more went on strike for fear of being attacked by Israeli settlers as tensions increased in Jerusalem during that period. This act came after driver Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni was found hanged in an Egged bus in Jerusalem.

Presently, the company uses vehicles manufactured by Mercedes and Volvo.

The company is currently running for the tender to operate the new light rail line in Jerusalem, which will connect more settlements. The company was initially disqualified for fear of creating a monopoly (as it also operates buses in Jerusalem), but in March 2019 the general director of the Israeli antitrust authority ruled that it can, provided it commits to dropping some of its bus lines if selected.

[3]

” The above companies are joined by the 12 companies already published on Channel 2 News including Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, Bezeq and Bezeq International, Coca Cola, Africa Israel, Teva, IDB, Egged, Mekorot, Netafim and Elbit Systems.”

YETNEWS.COM

130 ISRAELI COMPANIES, 60 INT’L CORPORATIONS, ON UN

”BLACKLIST”

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5034082,00.html

TEXT

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights al-Hussein warns Israeli firms of their inclusion in ‘blacklist’ of companies operating in West Bank, east J’lem, Jordan Valley; list includes prominent companies such as Bezeq, Hot, Ahava, Cellcom, Bank Hapoalim and others; Bezeq CEO scorns ‘entirely anti-Israeli propaganda.’

In the past few weeks, 130 Israeli companies and 60 international corporations operating in Israel received warning letters from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra’ad al-Hussein cautioning them of their impending inclusion in a “blacklist” of companies active beyond the Green Line in “violation of international law and UN resolutions.”

 Ynet has gained access to part of the list, which is set to be published in late December and cites 25 well-known Israeli companies. The companies operate in different sectors—some in food manufacturing, others in services, pharmaceuticals and even high-tech—but have one thing in common: they all operate in settlements, east Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley.

Among the companies in the commissioner’s sights are Ahava, Dor Alon,

Amisragas, Angel Bakeries, Arison Investments, Ashdar, Clal Industries, Café Café, Cellcom, Danya Cebus, Electra, HP, Hot, the Israel Aerospace Industries, Matrix Systems, Motorola, Nesher, Partner, Paz, Rami Levy, Remax, Housing & Construction (Shikun Binui), Shufersal, Sonol and Trima.

The above companies are joined by the 12 companies already published on Channel 2 News including Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, Bezeq and Bezeq International, Coca Cola, Africa Israel, Teva, IDB, Egged, Mekorot, Netafim and Elbit Systems.

The “Washington Post” published American companies will also be appearing on the list, including Caterpillar, Tripadvisor and Airbnb.

Some of the companies to be included on the list are still considering their response, but others are already fighting back with the claim their inclusion on the list may cause them financial harm and tarnish their brand, and are therefore looking into filing suits against the Commissioner and the UN’s Human Rights Council that called for the list’s preparation in the first place.

The companies claim the list’s creation was politically motivated and point to the fact that the commissioner constructed no such lists pertaining to other regions of conflict—such as the Crimean Peninsula and Western Sahara—as proof.

Both Israel and the US have been working behind the scenes in the past few weeks to prevent the list’s publication, but it appears it may be presented with a fait accompli. Despite the fact the list carries no operational or legal ramifications, the symbolic move nevertheless caused concern among the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials due to the fact it may provide a serious boost to BDS efforts, deter foreign investors and convince foreign companies operating in Israel to reduce their operations.

“It may cause large investment firms or pension funds carrying stocks of various Israeli companies to divest in them because they, in turn, operate in the settlements. It may lead to a snowball effect that will greatly harm the Israeli economy eventually,” said a senior Israeli official.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates the Human Rights Commissioner received most of his information about the Israeli firms from Israeli non-profits operating in the settlements and investigating business activities beyond the Green Line.

AIPAC goes to war

In an effort to scuttle the move, the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobby has been working in the US on promoting rapid legislation in Congress determining any company divesting its business dealings from Israel will be considered to have “capitulated” to the Arab boycott, and would thus be in violation of American law.

The Human Rights Council’s efforts to isolate Israel—executed through the office of the commissioner—have largely been facilitated by what Israel frequently slams as the UN body’s years-long anti-Israeli majority which has a long record of a bias slant.

Bezeq CEO Stella Handler published a Facebook post 12 days ago in which she made public the overture she received from the UN’s Human Rights Commissioner. After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs contacted her, Handler took the post down.

“Here’s something the UN’s Human Rights Council doesn’t want you know: we’ve received a message from Special Assistant to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mohammad Ali Alnsour. Alnsour communicated to us that Bezeq was to be included on a list of Israeli companies operating in the West Bank. He asked us to keep that information confidential and to not publically comment on it,” Handler’s Facebook post said.


“Before we get started, here’s some background about the UN’s Human Rights Council. Since it was founded in 2006, it published 68 decisions denouncingIsrael, making up 50 percent of the total resolutions pertaining to specific countries the council has made. Not North Korea, not Syria, not Sudan and not Yemen were afforded such attention,” the post continued.

“We will not be cooperating with a move that’s entirely anti-Israeli propaganda. Despite the council’s attempts to harm Israel by harming Bezeq, we give you our solemn commitment to keep focused on what we do best: providing all of Israel’s citizens with quality service, to provide our employees with a fair workplace and to manufacture profits for our shareholders. That is our role as Israel’s communications infrastructures company,” Handler concluded. 

EINDE ARTIKEL

BDS NEDERLAND

PROFITEURS VAN DE BEZETTING: DE VOLLEDIGE VN LIJST

In vervolg op ons bericht gisteren over de publicatie door de Verenigde Naties van de lijst met bedrijven die geld verdienen aan de bezetting van Palestijnse gebieden door Israël, hieronder de volledige lijst van 112 bedrijven, overgenomen van middleeasteye. Bij deze lijst moet worden opgemerkt dat hij zeker nog niet compleet is. Een simpel voorbeeld is Albert Hein/de HEMA. Zo zijn er, alleen al in Nederland, meer voorbeelden te noemen. Er is dus nog werk aan de winkel voor de landelijke organisaties, met het oog op de actualisatie van de lijst die volgens de betreffende VN-resolutie elk jaar moet plaatsvinden.

BedrijfLand
1Afikim Public Transportation Ltd.Israel
2Airbnb Inc.United States
3American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd.Israel
4Amir Marketing and Investments in Agriculture Ltd.Israel
5Amos Hadar Properties and Investments Ltd.Israel
6Angel BakeriesIsrael
7Archivists Ltd.Israel
8Ariel Properties GroupIsrael
9Ashtrom Industries Ltd.Israel
10Ashtrom Properties Ltd.Israel
11Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd.Israel
12Bank Hapoalim B.M.Israel
13Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M.Israel
14Bank of Jerusalem Ltd.Israel
15Beit Haarchiv Ltd.Israel
16Bezeq, Israel Telecommunication CorpIsrael
17Booking.com B.V.Netherlands
18C Mer Industries Ltd.Israel
19Café Café Israel Ltd.Israel
20Caliber 3Israel
21Cellcom Israel Ltd.Israel
22Cherriessa Ltd.Israel
23Chish Nofei Israel Ltd.Israel
24Citadis Israel Ltd.Israel
25Comasco Ltd.Israel
26Darban Investments Ltd.Israel
27Delek Group Ltd.Israel
28Delta IsraelIsrael
29Dor Alon Energy in Israel 1988 Ltd.Israel
30Egis RailFrance
31Egged, Israel Transportation Cooperative Society Ltd.Israel
32Energix Renewable Energies Ltd.Israel
33EPR Systems Ltd.Israel
34Extal Ltd.Israel
35Expedia Group Inc.United States
36Field Produce Ltd.Israel
37Field Produce Marketing Ltd.Israel
38First International Bank of Israel Ltd.Israel
39Galshan Shvakim Ltd.Israel
40General Mills Israel Ltd.Israel
41Hadiklaim Israel Date Growers Cooperative Ltd.Israel
42Hot Mobile Ltd.Israel
43Hot Telecommunications Systems Ltd.Israel
44Industrial Buildings Corporation Ltd.Israel
45Israel Discount Bank Ltd.Israel
46Israel Railways Corporation Ltd.Israel
47Italek Ltd.Israel
48JC Bamford Excavators Ltd.United Kingdom
49Jerusalem Economy Ltd.Israel
50Kavim Public Transportation Ltd.Israel
51Lipski Installation and Sanitation Ltd.Israel
52Matrix IT Ltd.Israel
53Mayer Davidov Garages Ltd.Israel
54Mekorot Water Company Ltd.Israel
55Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.Israel
56Merkavim Transportation Technologies Ltd.Israel
57Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.Israel
58Modi’in Ezrachi Group Ltd.Israel
59Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 Ltd.Israel
60Motorola Solutions Israel Ltd.Israel
61Municipal Bank Ltd.Israel
62Naaman Group Ltd.Israel
63Nof Yam Security Ltd.Israel
64Ofertex Industries 1997 Ltd.Israel
65Opodo Ltd.United Kingdom
66Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal Ltd.Israel
67Partner Communications Company Ltd.Israel
68Paz Oil Company Ltd.Israel
69Pelegas Ltd.Israel
70Pelephone Communications Ltd.Israel
71Proffimat S.R. Ltd.Israel
72Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd.Israel
73Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing Communication Ltd.Israel
74Re/Max IsraelIsrael
75Shalgal Food Ltd.Israel
76Shapir Engineering and Industry Ltd.Israel
77Shufersal Ltd.Israel
78Sonol Israel Ltd.Israel
79Superbus Ltd.Israel
80Supergum Industries 1969 Ltd.Israel
81Tahal Group International B.V.Netherlands
82TripAdvisor Inc.United States
83Twitoplast Ltd.Israel
84Unikowsky Maoz Ltd.Israel
85YESIsrael
86Zakai Agricultural Know-how and inputs Ltd.Israel
87ZF Development and ConstructionIsrael
88ZMH Hammermand Ltd.Israel
89Zorganika Ltd.Israel
90Zriha Hlavin Industries Ltd.Israel
91Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd.Israel
92Alstom S.A.France
93Altice Europe N.V.Netherlands
94Amnon Mesilot Ltd.Israel
95Ashtrom Group Ltd.Israel
96Booking Holdings Inc.United States
97Brand Industries Ltd.Israel
98Delta Galil Industries Ltd.Israel
99eDreams ODIGEO S.A.Luxembourg
100Egis S.A.France
101Electra Ltd.Israel
102Export Investment Company Ltd.Israel
103General Mills Inc.United States
104Hadar GroupIsrael
105Hamat Group Ltd.Israel
106Indorama Ventures P.C.L.Thailand
107Kardan N.V.Netherlands
108Mayer’s Cars and Trucks Co. Ltd.Israel
109Motorola Solutions Inc.United States
110Natoon GroupIsrael
111Villar International Ltd.Israel
112Greenkote P.L.C.

De redactie

Foto: HEMA, volgend jaar op de lijst? (Facebook / Canadian Jewish News) 

Related

Brief van de FNV aan VN-Secretaris Generaal Antonio Guterres

[4]

GAZA IS NOG STEEDS BEZET GEBIED!LEES:
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHISRAEL: ”DISENGAGEMENT” WILL NOT END GAZA OCCUPATION

Israeli Government Still Holds Responsibility for Welfare of Civilians
28 OCTOBER 2004

https://www.hrw.org/news/2004/10/28/israel-disengagement-will-not-end-gaza-occupation

The Israeli government’s plan to remove troops and Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip would not end Israel’s occupation of the territory. As an occupying power, Israel will retain responsibility for the welfare of Gaza’s civilian population.

Under the “disengagement” plan endorsed Tuesday by the Knesset, Israeli forces will keep control over Gaza’s borders, coastline and airspace, and will reserve the right to launch incursions at will. Israel will continue to wield overwhelming power over the territory’s economy and its access to trade.

“The removal of settlers and most military forces will not end Israel’s control over Gaza,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division. “Israel plans to reconfigure its occupation of the territory, but it will remain an occupying power with responsibility for the welfare of the civilian population.”

Under the plan, Israel is scheduled to remove settlers and military bases protecting the settlers from the Gaza Strip and four isolated West Bank Jewish settlements by the end of 2005. The Israeli military will remain deployed on Gaza’s southern border, and will reposition its forces to other areas just outside the territory.

In addition to controlling the borders, coastline and airspace, Israel will continue to control Gaza’s telecommunications, water, electricity and sewage networks, as well as the flow of people and goods into and out of the territory. Gaza will also continue to use Israeli currency.

A World Bank study on the economic effects of the plan determined that “disengagement” would ease restrictions on mobility inside Gaza. But the study also warned that the removal of troops and settlers would have little positive effect unless accompanied by an opening of Gaza’s borders. If the borders are sealed to labor and trade, the plan “would create worse hardship than is seen today.”

The plan also explicitly envisions continued home demolitions by the Israeli military to expand the “buffer zone” along the Gaza-Egypt border. According to a report released last week by Human Rights Watch, the Israeli military has illegally razed nearly 1,600 homes since 2000 to create this buffer zone, displacing some 16,000 Palestinians. Israeli officials have called for the buffer zone to be doubled, which would result in the destruction of one-third of the Rafah refugee camp.

In addition, the plan states that disengagement “will serve to dispel the claims regarding Israel’s responsibility for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.” A report by legal experts from the Israeli Justice Ministry, Foreign Ministry and the military made public on Sunday, however, reportedly acknowledges that disengagement “does not necessarily exempt Israel from responsibility in the evacuated territories.”

If Israel removes its troops from Gaza, the Palestinian National Authority will maintain responsibility for security within the territory—to the extent that Israel allows Palestinian police the authority and capacity. Palestinian security forces will still have a duty to protect civilians within Gaza and to prevent indiscriminate attacks on Israeli civilians.

“Under international law, the test for determining whether an occupation exists is effective control by a hostile army, not the positioning of troops,” Whitson said. “Whether the Israeli army is inside Gaza or redeployed around its periphery and restricting entrance and exit, it remains in control.”

Under international law, the duties of an occupying power are detailed in the Fourth Geneva Convention and The Hague Regulations. According to The Hague Regulations, a “territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army. The occupation extends only to the territory where such authority has been established and can be exercised.”

The “disengagement plan,” as adopted by the Israeli Cabinet on June 6, 2004, and endorsed by the Knesset on October 26, is available at:
http://www.pmo.gov.il/nr/exeres/C5E1ACE3-9834-414E-9512-8E5F509E9A4D.htm.

EINDE VERKLARING HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

[5]

”1391, or 63%, of the 2,202 Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces in Operation “Protective Edge” did not take part in the hostilities. Of these, 526 – a quarter of all Palestinians killed in the operation – were children under eighteen years of age. These are some of the figures published today by Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem to mark two years since the operation, which took place in July-August 2014.

BTSELEM.ORG

50 DAYS: MORE THAN 500 CHILDREN: FACTS AND FIGURES ON FATALITIES IN GAZA, 

SUMMER 2014

https://www.btselem.org/press_releases/20160720_fatalities_in_gaza_conflict_2014

”We explicitly and loudly condemned the direct shelling of the Al Aqsa hospital on July 21st that killed at least four people”

INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS

NO WONDER GAZANS ARE ANGRY.THE RED CROSS CAN’T PROTECT THEM

25 JULI 2014

https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/article/editorial/07-24-gaza-israel-palestine-maio.htm

ZWEEDSE FOTOGRAAF WINT WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2012.

MISDADEN ISRAELISCHE POLITIEK IN BEELD GEBRACHT

ASTRID ESSED

https://www.civismundi.nl/?p=artikel&aid=2024

[6]

RAPPORT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

ISRAEL’S APARTHEID AGAINST PALESTINIANS”A CRUEL 

SYSTEM OF DOMINATION AND A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

RAPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

ISRAELI APARTHEID: ”A THRESHOLD CROSSED”

https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/04/27/threshold-crossed/israeli-authorities-and-crimes-apartheid-and-persecution

[7]

OVER DE ILLEGALITEIT VAN DE ISRAELISCHE NEDERZETTINGEN,VOLGENS HET INTERNATIONAAL RECHT
HET INTERNATIONALE RODE KRUIS:

”It is unlawful under the Fourth Geneva Convention for an occupying power to transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies. This means that international humanitarian law prohibits the establishment of settlements, as these are a form of population transfer into occupied territory”

ICRC.ORG [INTERNATIONALE RODE KRUIS]

WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ABOUT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SETTLEMENTS

https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/faq/occupation-faq-051010.htm

05-10-2010 FAQ

When a territory is placed under the authority of a hostile army, the rules of international humanitarian law dealing with occupation apply. Occupation confers certain rights and obligations on the occupying power.

Prohibited actions include forcibly transferring protected persons from the occupied territories to the territory of the occupying power. 
It is unlawful under the Fourth Geneva Convention for an occupying power to transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies. This means that international humanitarian law prohibits the establishment of settlements, as these are a form of population transfer into occupied territory. Any measure designed to expand or consolidate settlements is also illegal. Confiscation of land to build or expand settlements is similarly prohibited. 

EINDE VERKLARING INTERNATIONALE RODE KRUIS

”The establishment of the settlements contravenes international humanitarian law (IHL), which states that an occupying power may not relocate its own citizens to the occupied territory or make permanent changes to that territory, unless these are needed for imperative military needs, in the narrow sense of the term, or undertaken for the benefit of the local population.”

BTSELEM.ORG

SETTLEMENTS

https://www.btselem.org/settlements

[8]

BTSELEM.ORG

SETTLER VIOLENCE = STATE VIOLENCE

https://www.btselem.org/settler_violence_updates_overview

[9]

ZIE NOOT 3

[10]

ZIE NOOT 6

MAIL ASTRID ESSED AAN VERVOERREGIO AMSTERDAM

Van: Astrid Essed <astridessed@yahoo.com>
Verzonden: maandag 6 juni 2022 02:50
Aan: aanbestedingzawa2024@vervoerregio.nla.smit@vervoerregio.nlinfo@vervoerregio.nl
Onderwerp: Geen verzorging van het OV in de regio Zaanstreek-Waterland door EBS!

AAN

VERVOERCOORDINATOR VERVOERREGIO AMSTERDAM

Tav

Mevrouw A. Smit

Onderwerp:

Mogelijke verzorging van het OV in de regio Zaanstreek-Waterland door EBS

Geachte mevrouw Smit,

Uit betrouwbare bron heb ik vernomen, dat uw organisatie eventueel

voornemens is, de verzorging van het OV vervoer

in de regio Zaanstreek-Waterland te gunnen aan busbedrijf EBS 

[Egged Bus Systems] [1]

Hierbij een dringend beroep op u NIET met dit door en door foute

bedrijf in zee te gaan!

WAAROM FOUT BEDRIJF?

Dit bedrijf, EBS, is dochter van het Israelische Bedrijf Egged Group,

dat betrokken is bij de illegale Israelische nederzettingen! [2],

waardoor dit bedrijf op de VN Zwarte Lijst is komen te staan.

Gelooft u mij niet?

Zie dan noot 3!

ISRAEL

BEZETTING EN NEDERZETTINGEN

Ik ga ervan uit, u niet meer te hoeven in te lichten over de foute, illegale

Israelische bezetting van de Palestijnse gebieden de Westelijke Jordaanoever,

Oost-Jeruzalem en Gaza [4] en de daaraan gekoppelde onderdrukking en 

gepleegde oorlogsmisdaden, met name tijdens de invallen in Gaza [5].

Maar er is, zoals u behoort te weten [want daar gaat deze Brief over] meer.

Want niet alleen oefent Israel een bezettingsterreur uit en wordt

door de mensenrechtenorganisaties Amnesty International en Human

Rights Watch terecht beschouwd als een Apartheidsstaat [6], Israel houdt

zich ook onledig met een ander Groot Kwaad:

De in bezet gebied gebouwde en zich immer uitbreidende nederzettingen,

wat neerkomt op platte landroof en die illegaal zijn volgens het

Internationaal Recht! [7]

Dat weet u of althans:

Dat hoort u te weten.

Dan heb ik het nog niet eens gehad over de dagelijkse terreur,

die door de kolonisten [bewoners van die nederzettingen] wordt uitgeoefend

tegen de bezette Palestijnse bevolking, een terreur, die zijn steun vindt

in de Israelische Bezettingsstaat! [8]

Moet ik meer toevoegen?

Ik denk het niet

EPILOOG

Ik heb u de feiten gegeven

Zowel over de misdaden van Bezettingsstaat Israel als 

het feit, dat dit specifieke Bedrijf werkzaam is in

de illegale nederzettingen, ontstaan door geweld tegen en

landroof op de bezette Palestijnse bevolking, een Bedrijf dat,

zoals ik in bovenstaande genoemd heb, bovendien op

de VN Zwarte Lijst staat. [9]

Feitelijk is het al een schande voor u, dat ik [en vele anderen, naar ik hoop]

u deze informatie moesten aandragen

Uit uzelf had u al op de hoogte moeten zijn en niet eens de samenwerking

met een dergelijk Gangsterbedrijf moeten overwegen!

Maar nu kent u de feiten en kunt u er NIET meer omheen!

Een dringende oproep dus om de verzorging van het OV vervoer Zaanstreek=Waterland NIET in handen van dit Bedrijf te leggen

Doet u dat wel, dat werkt u mee aan de instandhouding van een

misdadig nederzettingensysteem, aan bezetting en onderdrukking.

EN aan de Misdaad van Apartheid [10]

Dan heeft uw organisatie Bloed aan de Handen en zult u daarop worden

afgerekend.

Doe het dus niet!!

 Vriendelijke groeten

Astrid Essed

Amsterdam 

NOTEN

VOOR UW GEMAK DE NOTEN ONDERGEBRACHT IN EEN LINK

NOTEN 1 T/M 10

ZIE HIERONDER DE FYSIEKE NOTEN

FYSIEKE NOTEN 1 T/M 10

[1]

Kom in actie!

Binnenkort wordt besloten welk bedrijf het busvervoer in de regio Zaanstreek Waterland mag gaan verzorgen. EBS is één van de bedrijven die meedingen naar deze concessie.

Wat kun je als consument doen om te voorkomen dat jij als OV-reiziger straks moet meebetalen aan mensenrechtenschendingen?

Schrijf een email naar de leden Provinciale Staten van de provincies …. naar de portefeuillehouders OV Gedeputeerde Staten en naar het bedrijf dat belast is met het beoordelen van de inschrijvingen voor de concessie in Zaanstreek Waterland. Laat hen weten dat EBS moet worden uitgesloten van deze concessie en van alle toekomstige concessies, tot het bedrijf zijn leven aantoonbaar heeft gebeterd.”

BDS NEDERLAND

EBS BUSSEN: ONBEWUST MEELIFTEN MET APARTHEID

de reiziger

Er zijn kortom genoeg redenen om EBS uit te sluiten van aanbestedingen in het Nederlandse busvervoer. Bovendien, door concessies aan EBS te gunnen worden reizigers die op het openbaar vervoer zijn aangewezen gedwongen aan boord te gaan bij een bedrijf dat betrokken is bij illegale activiteiten, mensenrechtenschendingen en mogelijke oorlogsmisdaden in bezet Palestina. Reizigers beseffen veelal niet dat hun euro’s indirect ten goede kunnen komen aan mensenrechtenschendingen. Dat zou ook niet hoeven: het publiek moet erop kunnen vertrouwen dat het mensenrechtenbeleid bij de overheid in veilige handen is.

Kom in actie!

Binnenkort wordt besloten welk bedrijf het busvervoer in de regio Zaanstreek Waterland mag gaan verzorgen. EBS is één van de bedrijven die meedingen naar deze concessie.

Wat kun je als consument doen om te voorkomen dat jij als OV-reiziger straks moet meebetalen aan mensenrechtenschendingen?

Schrijf een email naar de leden Provinciale Staten van de provincies …. naar de portefeuillehouders OV Gedeputeerde Staten en naar het bedrijf dat belast is met het beoordelen van de inschrijvingen voor de concessie in Zaanstreek Waterland. Laat hen weten dat EBS moet worden uitgesloten van deze concessie en van alle toekomstige concessies, tot het bedrijf zijn leven aantoonbaar heeft gebeterd.

[2]

”Until 2017, the parent company operated bus lines to Israeli settlements in the occupied West bank and Jerusalem. The bus lines were armored vehicles, that according to the company allowed them to pass through “Arab populated areas”. Since then, the operation of bus lines to settlements was transferred to the company’s subsidiary Egged Taavura. Egged Taavura operates bus lines to settlements in the West Bank, in the areas of Gush Etzion, Giva’at Ze’ev, Binyamin, Mount Hebron and Kiryat Arba, including settlements in the Jordan Valley, and the settlements of Shiloh, Otniel and Ma’ale Adumim.”

WHOPROFITS.ORG

EGGED ISRAEL TRANSPORT COOPERATIVE SOCIETY

A public transportation operator.

Until 2017, the parent company operated bus lines to Israeli settlements in the occupied West bank and Jerusalem. The bus lines were armored vehicles, that according to the company allowed them to pass through “Arab populated areas”. Since then, the operation of bus lines to settlements was transferred to the company’s subsidiary Egged Taavura. Egged Taavura operates bus lines to settlements in the West Bank, in the areas of Gush Etzion, Giva’at Ze’ev, Binyamin, Mount Hebron and Kiryat Arba, including settlements in the Jordan Valley, and the settlements of Shiloh, Otniel and Ma’ale Adumim.

The company’s subsidiary, Egged Heseim, Tours and Recreation, provides tours and travel packages to the Old City of Jerusalem and the City of David settler complex, located in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem. The company also organizes tours to Bethlehem, Jericho and the occupied Syrian Golan,

In 2018, the company’s branch in Ashdod organized a donation campaign for the Israeli army in the area surrounding the besieged Gaza.

In November 2014, 27 Palestinian bus drivers at Egged quit their jobs and dozens more went on strike for fear of being attacked by Israeli settlers as tensions increased in Jerusalem during that period. This act came after driver Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni was found hanged in an Egged bus in Jerusalem.

Presently, the company uses vehicles manufactured by Mercedes and Volvo.

The company is currently running for the tender to operate the new light rail line in Jerusalem, which will connect more settlements. The company was initially disqualified for fear of creating a monopoly (as it also operates buses in Jerusalem), but in March 2019 the general director of the Israeli antitrust authority ruled that it can, provided it commits to dropping some of its bus lines if selected.

[3]

” The above companies are joined by the 12 companies already published on Channel 2 News including Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, Bezeq and Bezeq International, Coca Cola, Africa Israel, Teva, IDB, Egged, Mekorot, Netafim and Elbit Systems.”

YETNEWS.COM

130 ISRAELI COMPANIES, 60 INT’L CORPORATIONS, ON UN

”BLACKLIST”

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5034082,00.html

TEXT

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights al-Hussein warns Israeli firms of their inclusion in ‘blacklist’ of companies operating in West Bank, east J’lem, Jordan Valley; list includes prominent companies such as Bezeq, Hot, Ahava, Cellcom, Bank Hapoalim and others; Bezeq CEO scorns ‘entirely anti-Israeli propaganda.’

In the past few weeks, 130 Israeli companies and 60 international corporations operating in Israel received warning letters from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra’ad al-Hussein cautioning them of their impending inclusion in a “blacklist” of companies active beyond the Green Line in “violation of international law and UN resolutions.”

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 Ynet has gained access to part of the list, which is set to be published in late December and cites 25 well-known Israeli companies. The companies operate in different sectors—some in food manufacturing, others in services, pharmaceuticals and even high-tech—but have one thing in common: they all operate in settlements, east Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley.

Among the companies in the commissioner’s sights are Ahava, Dor Alon,

Amisragas, Angel Bakeries, Arison Investments, Ashdar, Clal Industries, Café Café, Cellcom, Danya Cebus, Electra, HP, Hot, the Israel Aerospace Industries, Matrix Systems, Motorola, Nesher, Partner, Paz, Rami Levy, Remax, Housing & Construction (Shikun Binui), Shufersal, Sonol and Trima.

The above companies are joined by the 12 companies already published on Channel 2 News including Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, Bezeq and Bezeq International, Coca Cola, Africa Israel, Teva, IDB, Egged, Mekorot, Netafim and Elbit Systems.

The “Washington Post” published American companies will also be appearing on the list, including Caterpillar, Tripadvisor and Airbnb.

Some of the companies to be included on the list are still considering their response, but others are already fighting back with the claim their inclusion on the list may cause them financial harm and tarnish their brand, and are therefore looking into filing suits against the Commissioner and the UN’s Human Rights Council that called for the list’s preparation in the first place.

The companies claim the list’s creation was politically motivated and point to the fact that the commissioner constructed no such lists pertaining to other regions of conflict—such as the Crimean Peninsula and Western Sahara—as proof.

Both Israel and the US have been working behind the scenes in the past few weeks to prevent the list’s publication, but it appears it may be presented with a fait accompli. Despite the fact the list carries no operational or legal ramifications, the symbolic move nevertheless caused concern among the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials due to the fact it may provide a serious boost to BDS efforts, deter foreign investors and convince foreign companies operating in Israel to reduce their operations.

“It may cause large investment firms or pension funds carrying stocks of various Israeli companies to divest in them because they, in turn, operate in the settlements. It may lead to a snowball effect that will greatly harm the Israeli economy eventually,” said a senior Israeli official.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates the Human Rights Commissioner received most of his information about the Israeli firms from Israeli non-profits operating in the settlements and investigating business activities beyond the Green Line.

AIPAC goes to war

In an effort to scuttle the move, the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobby has been working in the US on promoting rapid legislation in Congress determining any company divesting its business dealings from Israel will be considered to have “capitulated” to the Arab boycott, and would thus be in violation of American law.

The Human Rights Council’s efforts to isolate Israel—executed through the office of the commissioner—have largely been facilitated by what Israel frequently slams as the UN body’s years-long anti-Israeli majority which has a long record of a bias slant.

Bezeq CEO Stella Handler published a Facebook post 12 days ago in which she made public the overture she received from the UN’s Human Rights Commissioner. After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs contacted her, Handler took the post down.

“Here’s something the UN’s Human Rights Council doesn’t want you know: we’ve received a message from Special Assistant to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mohammad Ali Alnsour. Alnsour communicated to us that Bezeq was to be included on a list of Israeli companies operating in the West Bank. He asked us to keep that information confidential and to not publically comment on it,” Handler’s Facebook post said.


“Before we get started, here’s some background about the UN’s Human Rights Council. Since it was founded in 2006, it published 68 decisions denouncingIsrael, making up 50 percent of the total resolutions pertaining to specific countries the council has made. Not North Korea, not Syria, not Sudan and not Yemen were afforded such attention,” the post continued.

“We will not be cooperating with a move that’s entirely anti-Israeli propaganda. Despite the council’s attempts to harm Israel by harming Bezeq, we give you our solemn commitment to keep focused on what we do best: providing all of Israel’s citizens with quality service, to provide our employees with a fair workplace and to manufacture profits for our shareholders. That is our role as Israel’s communications infrastructures company,” Handler concluded. 

EINDE ARTIKEL

BDS NEDERLAND

PROFITEURS VAN DE BEZETTING: DE VOLLEDIGE VN LIJST

In vervolg op ons bericht gisteren over de publicatie door de Verenigde Naties van de lijst met bedrijven die geld verdienen aan de bezetting van Palestijnse gebieden door Israël, hieronder de volledige lijst van 112 bedrijven, overgenomen van middleeasteye. Bij deze lijst moet worden opgemerkt dat hij zeker nog niet compleet is. Een simpel voorbeeld is Albert Hein/de HEMA. Zo zijn er, alleen al in Nederland, meer voorbeelden te noemen. Er is dus nog werk aan de winkel voor de landelijke organisaties, met het oog op de actualisatie van de lijst die volgens de betreffende VN-resolutie elk jaar moet plaatsvinden.

BedrijfLand
1Afikim Public Transportation Ltd.Israel
2Airbnb Inc.United States
3American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd.Israel
4Amir Marketing and Investments in Agriculture Ltd.Israel
5Amos Hadar Properties and Investments Ltd.Israel
6Angel BakeriesIsrael
7Archivists Ltd.Israel
8Ariel Properties GroupIsrael
9Ashtrom Industries Ltd.Israel
10Ashtrom Properties Ltd.Israel
11Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd.Israel
12Bank Hapoalim B.M.Israel
13Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M.Israel
14Bank of Jerusalem Ltd.Israel
15Beit Haarchiv Ltd.Israel
16Bezeq, Israel Telecommunication CorpIsrael
17Booking.com B.V.Netherlands
18C Mer Industries Ltd.Israel
19Café Café Israel Ltd.Israel
20Caliber 3Israel
21Cellcom Israel Ltd.Israel
22Cherriessa Ltd.Israel
23Chish Nofei Israel Ltd.Israel
24Citadis Israel Ltd.Israel
25Comasco Ltd.Israel
26Darban Investments Ltd.Israel
27Delek Group Ltd.Israel
28Delta IsraelIsrael
29Dor Alon Energy in Israel 1988 Ltd.Israel
30Egis RailFrance
31Egged, Israel Transportation Cooperative Society Ltd.Israel
32Energix Renewable Energies Ltd.Israel
33EPR Systems Ltd.Israel
34Extal Ltd.Israel
35Expedia Group Inc.United States
36Field Produce Ltd.Israel
37Field Produce Marketing Ltd.Israel
38First International Bank of Israel Ltd.Israel
39Galshan Shvakim Ltd.Israel
40General Mills Israel Ltd.Israel
41Hadiklaim Israel Date Growers Cooperative Ltd.Israel
42Hot Mobile Ltd.Israel
43Hot Telecommunications Systems Ltd.Israel
44Industrial Buildings Corporation Ltd.Israel
45Israel Discount Bank Ltd.Israel
46Israel Railways Corporation Ltd.Israel
47Italek Ltd.Israel
48JC Bamford Excavators Ltd.United Kingdom
49Jerusalem Economy Ltd.Israel
50Kavim Public Transportation Ltd.Israel
51Lipski Installation and Sanitation Ltd.Israel
52Matrix IT Ltd.Israel
53Mayer Davidov Garages Ltd.Israel
54Mekorot Water Company Ltd.Israel
55Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.Israel
56Merkavim Transportation Technologies Ltd.Israel
57Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.Israel
58Modi’in Ezrachi Group Ltd.Israel
59Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 Ltd.Israel
60Motorola Solutions Israel Ltd.Israel
61Municipal Bank Ltd.Israel
62Naaman Group Ltd.Israel
63Nof Yam Security Ltd.Israel
64Ofertex Industries 1997 Ltd.Israel
65Opodo Ltd.United Kingdom
66Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal Ltd.Israel
67Partner Communications Company Ltd.Israel
68Paz Oil Company Ltd.Israel
69Pelegas Ltd.Israel
70Pelephone Communications Ltd.Israel
71Proffimat S.R. Ltd.Israel
72Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd.Israel
73Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing Communication Ltd.Israel
74Re/Max IsraelIsrael
75Shalgal Food Ltd.Israel
76Shapir Engineering and Industry Ltd.Israel
77Shufersal Ltd.Israel
78Sonol Israel Ltd.Israel
79Superbus Ltd.Israel
80Supergum Industries 1969 Ltd.Israel
81Tahal Group International B.V.Netherlands
82TripAdvisor Inc.United States
83Twitoplast Ltd.Israel
84Unikowsky Maoz Ltd.Israel
85YESIsrael
86Zakai Agricultural Know-how and inputs Ltd.Israel
87ZF Development and ConstructionIsrael
88ZMH Hammermand Ltd.Israel
89Zorganika Ltd.Israel
90Zriha Hlavin Industries Ltd.Israel
91Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd.Israel
92Alstom S.A.France
93Altice Europe N.V.Netherlands
94Amnon Mesilot Ltd.Israel
95Ashtrom Group Ltd.Israel
96Booking Holdings Inc.United States
97Brand Industries Ltd.Israel
98Delta Galil Industries Ltd.Israel
99eDreams ODIGEO S.A.Luxembourg
100Egis S.A.France
101Electra Ltd.Israel
102Export Investment Company Ltd.Israel
103General Mills Inc.United States
104Hadar GroupIsrael
105Hamat Group Ltd.Israel
106Indorama Ventures P.C.L.Thailand
107Kardan N.V.Netherlands
108Mayer’s Cars and Trucks Co. Ltd.Israel
109Motorola Solutions Inc.United States
110Natoon GroupIsrael
111Villar International Ltd.Israel
112Greenkote P.L.C.

De redactie

Foto: HEMA, volgend jaar op de lijst? (Facebook / Canadian Jewish News) 

Related

Brief van de FNV aan VN-Secretaris Generaal Antonio Guterres

[4]

GAZA IS NOG STEEDS BEZET GEBIED!LEES:
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHISRAEL: ”DISENGAGEMENT” WILL NOT END GAZA OCCUPATION

Israeli Government Still Holds Responsibility for Welfare of Civilians
28 OCTOBER 2004

https://www.hrw.org/news/2004/10/28/israel-disengagement-will-not-end-gaza-occupation

The Israeli government’s plan to remove troops and Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip would not end Israel’s occupation of the territory. As an occupying power, Israel will retain responsibility for the welfare of Gaza’s civilian population.

Under the “disengagement” plan endorsed Tuesday by the Knesset, Israeli forces will keep control over Gaza’s borders, coastline and airspace, and will reserve the right to launch incursions at will. Israel will continue to wield overwhelming power over the territory’s economy and its access to trade.

“The removal of settlers and most military forces will not end Israel’s control over Gaza,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division. “Israel plans to reconfigure its occupation of the territory, but it will remain an occupying power with responsibility for the welfare of the civilian population.”

Under the plan, Israel is scheduled to remove settlers and military bases protecting the settlers from the Gaza Strip and four isolated West Bank Jewish settlements by the end of 2005. The Israeli military will remain deployed on Gaza’s southern border, and will reposition its forces to other areas just outside the territory.

In addition to controlling the borders, coastline and airspace, Israel will continue to control Gaza’s telecommunications, water, electricity and sewage networks, as well as the flow of people and goods into and out of the territory. Gaza will also continue to use Israeli currency.

A World Bank study on the economic effects of the plan determined that “disengagement” would ease restrictions on mobility inside Gaza. But the study also warned that the removal of troops and settlers would have little positive effect unless accompanied by an opening of Gaza’s borders. If the borders are sealed to labor and trade, the plan “would create worse hardship than is seen today.”

The plan also explicitly envisions continued home demolitions by the Israeli military to expand the “buffer zone” along the Gaza-Egypt border. According to a report released last week by Human Rights Watch, the Israeli military has illegally razed nearly 1,600 homes since 2000 to create this buffer zone, displacing some 16,000 Palestinians. Israeli officials have called for the buffer zone to be doubled, which would result in the destruction of one-third of the Rafah refugee camp.

In addition, the plan states that disengagement “will serve to dispel the claims regarding Israel’s responsibility for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.” A report by legal experts from the Israeli Justice Ministry, Foreign Ministry and the military made public on Sunday, however, reportedly acknowledges that disengagement “does not necessarily exempt Israel from responsibility in the evacuated territories.”

If Israel removes its troops from Gaza, the Palestinian National Authority will maintain responsibility for security within the territory—to the extent that Israel allows Palestinian police the authority and capacity. Palestinian security forces will still have a duty to protect civilians within Gaza and to prevent indiscriminate attacks on Israeli civilians.

“Under international law, the test for determining whether an occupation exists is effective control by a hostile army, not the positioning of troops,” Whitson said. “Whether the Israeli army is inside Gaza or redeployed around its periphery and restricting entrance and exit, it remains in control.”

Under international law, the duties of an occupying power are detailed in the Fourth Geneva Convention and The Hague Regulations. According to The Hague Regulations, a “territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army. The occupation extends only to the territory where such authority has been established and can be exercised.”

The “disengagement plan,” as adopted by the Israeli Cabinet on June 6, 2004, and endorsed by the Knesset on October 26, is available at:
http://www.pmo.gov.il/nr/exeres/C5E1ACE3-9834-414E-9512-8E5F509E9A4D.htm.

EINDE VERKLARING HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

[5]

”1391, or 63%, of the 2,202 Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces in Operation “Protective Edge” did not take part in the hostilities. Of these, 526 – a quarter of all Palestinians killed in the operation – were children under eighteen years of age. These are some of the figures published today by Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem to mark two years since the operation, which took place in July-August 2014.

BTSELEM.ORG

50 DAYS: MORE THAN 500 CHILDREN: FACTS AND FIGURES ON FATALITIES IN GAZA, 

SUMMER 2014

https://www.btselem.org/press_releases/20160720_fatalities_in_gaza_conflict_2014

”We explicitly and loudly condemned the direct shelling of the Al Aqsa hospital on July 21st that killed at least four people”

INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS

NO WONDER GAZANS ARE ANGRY.THE RED CROSS CAN’T PROTECT THEM

25 JULI 2014

https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/article/editorial/07-24-gaza-israel-palestine-maio.htm

ZWEEDSE FOTOGRAAF WINT WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2012.

MISDADEN ISRAELISCHE POLITIEK IN BEELD GEBRACHT

ASTRID ESSED

https://www.civismundi.nl/?p=artikel&aid=2024

[6]

RAPPORT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

ISRAEL’S APARTHEID AGAINST PALESTINIANS”A CRUEL 

SYSTEM OF DOMINATION AND A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY

RAPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

ISRAELI APARTHEID: ”A THRESHOLD CROSSED”

https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/04/27/threshold-crossed/israeli-authorities-and-crimes-apartheid-and-persecution

[7]

OVER DE ILLEGALITEIT VAN DE ISRAELISCHE NEDERZETTINGEN,VOLGENS HET INTERNATIONAAL RECHT
HET INTERNATIONALE RODE KRUIS:

”It is unlawful under the Fourth Geneva Convention for an occupying power to transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies. This means that international humanitarian law prohibits the establishment of settlements, as these are a form of population transfer into occupied territory”

ICRC.ORG [INTERNATIONALE RODE KRUIS]

WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ABOUT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SETTLEMENTS

https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/faq/occupation-faq-051010.htm

05-10-2010 FAQ

When a territory is placed under the authority of a hostile army, the rules of international humanitarian law dealing with occupation apply. Occupation confers certain rights and obligations on the occupying power.

§  International Review of the Red Cross, No 885, special issue on Occupation

§  Fourth Geneva Convention, Article 49.  

Prohibited actions include forcibly transferring protected persons from the occupied territories to the territory of the occupying power. 
It is unlawful under the Fourth Geneva Convention for an occupying power to transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies. This means that international humanitarian law prohibits the establishment of settlements, as these are a form of population transfer into occupied territory. Any measure designed to expand or consolidate settlements is also illegal. Confiscation of land to build or expand settlements is similarly prohibited. 

EINDE VERKLARING INTERNATIONALE RODE KRUIS

”The establishment of the settlements contravenes international humanitarian law (IHL), which states that an occupying power may not relocate its own citizens to the occupied territory or make permanent changes to that territory, unless these are needed for imperative military needs, in the narrow sense of the term, or undertaken for the benefit of the local population.”

BTSELEM.ORG

SETTLEMENTS

https://www.btselem.org/settlements

[8]

BTSELEM.ORG

SETTLER VIOLENCE = STATE VIOLENCE

https://www.btselem.org/settler_violence_updates_overview

[9]

ZIE NOOT 3

[10]

ZIE NOOT 6

Reacties uitgeschakeld voor Geen EBS bussen in regio Zaanstreek-Waterland!/EBS steunt apartheids en nederzettingenbeleid Israel

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