World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Chained To A Home Under Threat Of Demolition


International Solidarity Movement August 12, 2002 For immediate release

INTERNATIONALS CHAIN THEMSELVES TO HOME UNDER THREAT OF DEMOLITION

[NABLUS] International civilians are going to lock themselves down inside the Atiti family home in Balata refugee camp tonight in an attempt to prevent the illegal demolition of the house. The Israeli military has promised to return to the home tonight to destroy it.

Last night the Atiti family had their home sprayed with bullets by Israeli soldiers. The four internationals who were sleeping in the home that night were detained along with the male neighbors and taken to the Huwara military base. They were all eventually released.

Israel is engaging in a brutal form of terrorism. Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, collective punishments are a war crime. Article 33 of the Fourth Convention states: "No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed," and "collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited."

"We are here in defense of humanitarian law and the right of all people to live without harassment by foreign occupation."

For more information in Balata contact: Josh (USA) 011-972-67 490 582 Paul Larudee (USA) 011-972-059 370 170 Adam & Mey (USA) 011-972-67 396 178 Don (UK) & Paul (UK) 011-972-67 481 761 Lisa (UK) 011-972-56 361 893

For more information on the International Solidarity Movement contact: Huwaida 011-972-67 473 308 ISM Office 011-972-2 626 4844

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news