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Stand up and Stop the Massacres in Palestine! Press Release
Nov. 08, 2006
Stand up and Stop the Massacres in Palestine!

Palestine mourns yet another 23 martyrs killed during the night.
Massacres in Palestine far from over while the world continues to maintain silence.

Last night, Occupation Forces attacked the people of Beit Hanoun in their sleep, shelling indiscriminately at houses, killing 18 Palestinians and leaving many more injured, most of them women and children. It comes just 24 hours after Occupation Forces had ended another invasion which led to the killings of over 50 people in the Gaza strip and almost 200 injured.

In Beit Hanoun, two doctors were killed as ambulances were sent to treat those injured during the invasion. People were left bleeding to death as Palestinians were prevented from reaching hospitals. Dozens of houses have been turned into rubble and the infrastructure and agriculture of Beit Hanoun has been destroyed.

And in a sign of even more war crimes, the Occupation murdered 5 Palestinians during the night in the Jenin district of the West Bank.

The Israeli apartheid regime announces that this is only the beginning. As an Occupation officer puts it: "In the future we will be involved in more dramatic missions. [...] The operations in the Gaza Strip will have to take on a different character in the future, similar to what we did in Beit Hanoun."

The daily crimes and killings express the Zionist policy of terror and genocide against our people: who wish us to grant unconditional surrender to life in the ghettos, flee our country or to die under their fire. In the ghettos of Gaza and the West Bank, imprisoned by cement walls and razor wire, Palestinians become hostages to a vicious machine of sanctions, starvation and invasion.

There is no reaction, no condemnation of these crimes against humanity, no urgent meetings from world leaders. Only complicit silence. Just as if the world had adopted the racist Israeli paradigm that excludes Palestinians from humanity, global media and governments shamelessly continue to table up justifications for the mass killing of our people.

We are thus calling on all of you to take immediate action and to break the silence. We are calling all of you that are mobilizing for the Week against the Apartheid Wall to step up your efforts and:

- To protest and raise your voice
- To call for an end to the massacre and to uncover the apartheid nature and genocidal aims of Israel.


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