Izrael nastavlja bombardirati Pojas Gaze. Do sada je ubijeno najmanje 279 Palestinaca, a ranjeno je njih više od 900. U svojim izjavama izraelski dužnosnici su najavili da će nastaviti sa svojim bombardiranjima unatoč visokom broju žrtava i katastrofalnoj humanitarnoj situaciji u Pojasu Gaze.
Pišite Bijeloj kući (Call 202-456-1111 or send an email to email@example.com) i američkoj ministrici vanjskih poslova Rice (http://contact-us.state.gov/) i prosvjedujte protiv izraelskih napada te tražite da se odmah uspostavi primirje.
IJAN poziva da se prosvjedna pisma protiv izraelskog bombardiranja upute i izraelskim ambasadama i našim dužnosnicima u vladi.
Adrese za Hrvatsku:
Izraelski veleposlanik u Hrvatskoj
Izraelski veleposlanik u Hrvatskoj/Israel's Ambassador to Croatia
Grada Vukovara 271
Zgrada Chromos 11. kat
Fax: 385 1 6169555
Oslovaljavanje: Your Excellency,/Vaša Ekscelencijo,
Ministar vanjskih poslova
Osloljavanje: Poštovani ministre,
Pisati možete na engleskom, hrvatskom ili bilo kojem drugom jeziku koji govorite.
Adrese ostalih izraelskih veleposlanstava možete pronaći ovdje: Israel's embassies abroad
Poziv na akciju Američke kampanje za okončanje izraelske okupacije
(trenutno sam u poslu pa za sad postam na engleskom):
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: Emergency Alert: Take Action to End Israeli Attacks on Gaza
December 27, 2008
As of this writing, Israeli Air Force attacks today on the occupied Gaza Strip killed an estimated 200 or more people and injured hundreds more. These Israeli attacks come on top of a brutal siege of the Gaza Strip, which has created a humanitarian catastrophe of dire proportions for Gaza's 1.5 million Palestinian residents by restricting the provision of food, fuel, med icine, electricity, and other necessities of life.
While the scope of civilian casualties in today's attacks is not yet clear, it is unmistakable that Israel carried out these attacks with F16 fighter jets and missiles provided by the taxpayers of this country. From 2001-2006, the United States transferred to Israel more than $200 million worth of spare parts to fly its fleet of F16's. In July 2008, the United States gave Israel 186 million gallons of JP-8 aviation jet fuel. Last year, the United States signed a $1.3 billion contract with Raytheon to transfer to Israel thousands of TOW, Hellfire, and "bunker buster" missiles.
In short, Israel's lethal attack today on the Gaza Strip could not have happened without the active military and political support of the United States. Therefore, we need to take action to protest this attack and demand an immediate cease-fire.
1. Contact the White House to protest the attack and demand an immediate cease-fire. Call 202-456-1111 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Contact the State Department at 202-647-6575 or send an email by clicking here: http://contact-us.state.gov/
3. Contact your Representative and Senators in Congress at 202-224-3121 or find contact info for your Members of Con gress by clicking here: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
4. Contact your local media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor. To find contact info for your local media, click here: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media/
5. Organize a local protest or vigil and tell us about it by clicking here: congress AT endtheoccupation.org
6. Sign our open letter to President-Elect Obama calling for a new U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine and find out other steps you can take to influence the incoming Administration by clicking here: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=1771
IJAN-ov poziv na akciju
We Ask You To Join Us and Take Action!1. Join or organize emergency protests and direct actions in partnership with Palestine solidarity and social justice organizations in your area. Click here for a list of local actions.
2. Donate money through the Middle East Children's Alliance to pay for desperately needed medical supplies and their delivery. The current conditions in Gaza medical facilities are dire. The Middle East Children's Alliance is working with health organizations in Gaza to procure the most-needed medicines and send them direct to Gaza with the help of the Free Gaza Movement.
3. Flood Israeli embassies and consulates with letters and calls decrying the attacks. Find contact info for Israeli embassies around the world.
4. Contact government officials and call on them to act by denouncing the attacks and demanding an immediate cease-fire.
5. Shift the framing of Israel's actions in the media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor.
6. Sign the petition in support of UN General Assembly President Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann who has spoken out to condemn Israeli "Apartheid" and call for boycott, divestment and sanctions.
Više informacija s linkovima: IJAN Joins The Call for Action to Decry the Attacks on Gaza
Ali Abunimah: Gaza massacres must spur us to action
What the media never question is Israel's idea of a truce. It is very simple. Under an Israeli-style truce, Palestinians have the right to remain silent while Israel starves them, kills them and continues to violently colonize their land. Israel has not only banned food and medicine to sustain Palestinian bodies in Gaza but it is also intent on starving minds: due to the blockade, there is not even ink, paper and glue to print textbooks for schoolchildren. As John Ging, the head of operations of the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), told The Electronic Intifada in November: "there was five months of a ceasefire in the last couple of months, where the people of Gaza did not benefit; they did not have any restoration of a dignified existence. We in fact at the UN, our supplies were also restricted during the period of the ceasefire, to the point where we were left in a very vulnerable and precarious position and with a few days of closure we ran out of food." That is an Israeli truce. Any response to Israeli attacks -- whether peaceful protests against the apartheid wall in Bilin and Nilin in the West Bank is met with bullets and bombs. There are no rockets launched at Israel from the West Bank, and yet Israel's attacks, killings, land theft, settler pogroms and kidnappings never ceased for one single day during the truce. The Palestinian Authority in Ramallah has acceded to all of Israel's demands, even assembling "security forces" to fight the resistance on Israel's behalf. None of that has spared a single Palestinian or her property or livelihood from Israel's relentless violent colonization. It did not save, for instance, the al-Kurd family from seeing their home of 50 years in occupied East Jerusalem demolished on 9 November, so the land it sits on could be taken by settlers.
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Obama 'monitoring' Gaza strikes: spokesman
Obama na odmoru na Havaijima opravdava izraelsko bombardiranje, svu krivnju za prekid "primirja" svaljuje na Hamas (iako je od izraelskih bombi i metaka poginulo nebrojeno više ljudi nego od palestinskih raketa domaće izrade, iako Izrael nije ispoštovao odredbe primirja i redovito napada Palestince i iako je posljednju eskalaciju nasilja pokrenuo izraelski napad u kojem je u PG 04. studenog ubijeno 6 pripadnika Hamasa) i izmišlja da Hamas ne predstavlja Palestince (iako je ta stranka dobila poštene i demokratske parlamentarne izbore 2006). Ne poziva na prekid napada i ne pokazuje nikakvu sućut prema stvarnim žrtvama, ne može se „poistovjetiti“ s Palestincima koje Izrael ubija u stotinama, već pokazuje da je "podlegao" Livninoj diplomatskoj kampanji. Nema ni spomena humanitarne krize i blokade Pojasa Gaze.
"If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop that," Obama said. "And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing." As for talking with Hamas, the Islamist movement in control of Gaza, Obama said in the interview that it was "very hard to negotiate with a group that is not representative of a nation state, does not recognize your right to exist, has consistently used terror as a weapon, and is deeply influenced by other countries."
Eyewitness: Chaos in Gaza
It's a very bad situation... There were Israeli aeroplanes everywhere, hitting everywhere. You could see smoke from north to south, from west to east. The people are really in a panic. The main object for the people now is to find a secure place to secure their family. It's hard to find a secure place in Gaza. Gaza has no shelters, it has no safe places. The Hamas security compounds are in the middle of the city - it's not the kind of place where you see compounds outside the cities. I have witnessed one of the compounds - which is 20m away from my house - I was standing on the balcony and I have seen the Israeli airplanes hitting the place. Some of my balcony was damaged and my kid was injured and it's a very, very serious situation here in Gaza, the people can't do anything except stay indoors.
One Israeli killed, 4 hurt as Palestinian rockets hit Negev home
Nakon subotnjih izraelskih napada na Gazu u kojima je ubijeno najmanje 230 Palestinaca, palestinske naoružane skupine ispalile su na desetke projektila, pri čemu je u Netivotu ubijena 1 osoba, a 4 ih je ranjeno. 1 je raketa pala na otvoreno područje kod Kiryat Gata koji je oko 20 km udaljen od Gaze, što je bilo prvi puta u 8 godina da je neki od palestinskih projektila pogodio taj izraelski grad. Na zapadni je Negev palo 7 palestinskih raketa.
Slike izraelskih napada na Gazu
Gush Shalom: The war in Gaza: A vicious folly of a bankrupt government
The war in Gaza, the bloodshed, killing, destruction and suffering on both sides of the border are the vicious folly of a bankrupt government. A government which let itself be dragged by adventurous officers and cheap nationalist demagoguery, dragged into a destructive and unnecessary war which will bring no solution to any problem – neither to the communities of southern Israel under the rain of missiles nor to the terrible poverty and suffering of besieged Gaza. On the day after the war the same problems will remain; with the addition of many bereaved families, wounded people crippled for life, and piles of rubble and destruction.