Call for a world wide campaign

UPDATE – JULY 19, 2017
Over 3000 individuals and 60 associations and networks from across the world have come together to call for an end to Israel’s policies which are leading to the slow extermination of a population already affected by several military attacks in the Gaza Strip. The campaign, “Gaza alive is life for Palestine“, has received support from Professor Noam Chomsky, Ann Wright, former US Army colonel and peace activistNobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire and former Vice President of European Parliament Luisa Morgantini amongst others. See Middle East Monitor

PETITION
Gaza alive is life for Palestine

ITAESP – عربىSIGN TODAYREFERENCES

With the life of people in Gaza seriously endangered, it is the duty of the people of the world, of associations, groups and religious denominations to take responsibility and act. We need to take action to ensure this slow genocide finds its place on the international agenda.

First and foremost, our sights must be on the siege, imposed by the Israeli authorities and actively supported by the Egyptian government. Culpability is also shared by those of their allies who, actively or passively, persist in colluding to deprive Gaza’s people of human rights, essential supplies, medicines, sewage treatment, drinkable water, energy and freedom of movement.

This is not a natural catastrophe, but a man-made one.

Gaza’s slow strangulation highlights not only the sacrifice of the civilians there, but also what hopes may be left for autonomy, freedom and the survival of Palestine.

To those who ask, “Who profits from Gaza staying alive?” the answers are obvious: two million human beings living in Gaza and three million human beings living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Gaza has been under siege for 10 years now. The 2014 ceasefire agreement between the Gaza Government and factions and the Israeli government included negotiations to open its land borders and provide a seaport, thus providing some relief from the siege.

Over the following three years, with some rare exceptions carried out by rogue actors, Gaza has honored its side of the deal. This has not been the case with the Israelis: low intensity attacks from land, sea and air have been an almost-daily occurrence, and have killed at least 30 Gazans, including fishermen. Rather than enforce the agreement brokered by them, the Egyptian authorities have tightened the siege and increased the suffering by bombing and flooding tunnels, and implementing an almost total closure of Rafah Crossing; the only alternative transit point for people, food, medicines and many other civilian supplies not permitted entry by Israe l-not even after the elaborate agreements reached with the UN for the entry of construction materials to rebuild the thousands of destroyed homes these have been respected by Israel.

Hundreds of deaths have already resulted from a lack of medicines, treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and of instruments for diagnostics and care, and more will inevitably result from environmental contamination, poverty and subsequent poor nutrition of the most fragile sectors of the population- especially children. The electricity, fuel, sewage and water situations have become unbearable and untenable, impacting severely on public health. The collapse of productive and commercial activities has resulted in an unemployment rate of over 40% and a consequent sense of despair among the population, affecting mostly the youth.

The currently silent European Union has failed to maintain even its pre-existing commitments. Most obvious is its failure to keep the Rafah border open under the still-active EUBAM mechanism. Similarly, it has abandoned an approved project for a Gaza seaport. Both of these were contained in the 2014 agreements for the cessation of hostilities.

The UN has failed to implement its many Resolutions.

We have been urged to act also by the most recent calls of the PHROC (Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council), Physicians for Human Rights and by the condemnation expressed by Gisha (Israeli Legal Center for the Freedom of Movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories) and the many others now being issued to build up an international campaign for Gaza that presents not only emergency requests, but a list of structural needs to be satisfied.

The list of the interventions is long – because inaction has persisted even longer and it will just keep mounting until change occurs. The time to act and provide what is so urgently needed is short.

The right to health, and to life, can only be guaranteed by a fully-functioning health system, by the provision of essential infrastructure and by a functioning economy. These should be provided by the authorities enforcing the siege. With no firm deadlines or sanctions in place, the international humanitarian laws requiring the occupying entity to provide to the needs of the occupied population have been disregarded and violated for too long. Time has now run out.

In the establishment of an integrated plan for the provision of tools, to accompany the first step in exercising international pressure on the Israeli authorities to fulfill their responsibilities and obligations under international law, it will be necessary to be ready to directly meet the Palestinian people’s essential needs and to do so within a framework that is independent of the parties denying these needs and upholding the siege.

So, we ask the international community of States, the European Union and the UN to act immediately and on a long-term plan of action. There are already frozen funds and approved projects that could accommodate many of the following requests:

– Immediate and stable supply of medicines, medical surgical devices, instruments and their parts, to restore very rapidly the deficits in provision of health services, and grant their maintenance.

– Immediate provision of a stable supply line of fuel to generate energy and of new energy cables to cover needs during construction of a second power plant in Gaza.

– Immediate, stabilized 24/7 opening of the Rafah border by EUBAM.

– Construction of a desalination plant of the size needed to provide drinking water for the whole community.

– Construction of the promised sea port while temporarily ensuring the activation of a small passenger and small items vessel service between Gaza and Cyprus.

– Provision of solar energy plants for all hospital structures serving more than 500 patients/month and for advanced specialist care departments regardless of the number of patients treated, and, in the interim, temporary provision of fuel to cover the requirements of existing generators.

– Delivery of cement and other items needed for housing reconstruction as already ascertained by the UN and UNRWA.

– Reconstruction of the destroyed sewage system and its expansion to meet the population’s needs.

– Establishing and building rubbish recycling and disposal services and plants.

– Granting independent access to satellite and telephone communications.

– Granting the possibility to produce and use local products for trade abroad and to purchase consumer goods from the free market.

If any of the above requests are met, work will restart and the education sector will also see improvements, the circulation of money and goods will make a return in Gaza, and young people may once more have a future to look forward to.

The slow genocide being imposed on the people of Gaza can no longer be accepted. A free Gaza represents the only healthy leverage in the forging of a democratic process in Palestine and its self determination.

Thus is the only realistic step on the road to peace. Act now!

Call started on July 1, 2017 by
Appello per i Bambini di Gaza, Genova, Italia
Cultura e Libertà, una campagna per la Palestina, Italia
NWRG, onlus, Italia

Contact: wexgaza@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Appello per una campagna internazionale

ENGESPعربى – firma adessolink

Gaza deve vivere per la vita di tutta la Palestina

La vita della popolazione di Gaza è seriamente messa in pericolo e noi, cittadini/e del mondo, associazioni, gruppi, non credenti e credenti di fedi diverse, sentiamo la responsabilità di agire laddove le Risoluzioni hanno fallito, e porre all’attenzione internazionale questo lento genocidio.

Prima di tutto il nostro sguardo si appunta sull’assedio, imposto dalle Autorità israeliane e attivamente sostenuto dal Governo Egiziano. Con un concorso di colpa anche di quei loro alleati che, in modo attivo o passivo, persistono nel privare la popolazione di Gaza dei diritti umani, dì rifornimenti essenziali, di medicine, di trattamento del sistema fognario, di acqua potabile ed elettricità, di libertà di movimento.

Non si tratta di una catastrofe naturale, ma prodotta dall’uomo.

Il lento strangolamento di Gaza mette in luce non solo il sacrificio di quella popolazione civile, ma mette in gioco anche le nozioni di autonomia, libertà, in quanto diritti universali e la sopravvivenza stessa della Palestina.

Come cittadini/e del mondo, la nostra responsabilità e il nostro interesse nei confronti del popolo di Gaza è chiedere la sua liberazione, passo essenziale per la liberazione e la conservazione della Palestina.

Alla domanda di coloro che chiedono “Ma chi ci guadagna dalla sopravvivenza di Gaza?” le risposte sono ovvie: i quasi due milioni di esseri umani che vivono a Gaza, e i tre milioni di esseri umani che vivono in Cisgiordania e a Gerusalemme.

Gaza è sotto assedio da 10 anni. L’accordo per il cessate il fuoco del 2014 tra il Governo di Gaza e diverse fazioni palestinesi e le Autorità israeliane, comprendeva negoziati per aprire le frontiere di terra e fornire un porto di mare, in modo tale da alleggerire l’assedio.

Nei tre anni successivi, con rare eccezioni di qualche atto irresponsabile, Gaza per parte sua ha onorato l’accordo. Ma non è avvenuto lo stesso da parte di Israele: attacchi di bassa intensità, dalla terra, dal mare e dall’aria quasi quotidiani e uccisioni di almeno 30 abitanti di Gaza, tra cui pescatori. E le Autorità egiziane, invece di mettere in pratica l’accordo da loro favorito, hanno stretto l’assedio e aumentato la sofferenza, bombardando e allagando tunnel e mettendo in pratica una quasi totale chiusura della loro frontiera con Gaza, l’unico punto di transito alternativo per persone, cibo, medicine e molti rifornimenti civili la cui entrata non è permessa dal confine israeliano.

Israele non ha rispettato nemmeno gli accordi elaborati con le Nazioni Unite per l’entrata dei materiali da costruzione per ricostruire le migliaia di case distrutte dalle sue ultime aggressioni militari.

Si contano ormai centinaia di morti per mancanza di medicine, di cure come radioterapia e chemioterapia, per mancanza di strumenti per la diagnostica e la cura, e aumenteranno inevitabilmente per l’inquinamento ambientale, la povertà e la conseguente malnutrizione dei settori più fragili della popolazione, in particolare i bambini. La carenza di elettricità, carburante, la mancanza di fognature e di acqua potabile è insostenibile e insopportabile, e incide sulla salute pubblica. Il crollo delle attività produttive e commerciali causa oltre il 40% di disoccupazione, con la conseguente disperazione di una popolazione per lo più giovane.

L’Unione Europea, attualmente silenziosa, non è stata neanche in grado di mantenere i suoi impegni preesistenti. Ancor più chiaro il suo fallimento nel tenere aperto il passaggio di Rafah secondo il meccanismo ancora attivo EUBAM. Analogamente è stato abbandonato un progetto approvato per un porto a Gaza. Entrambi questi impegni erano contenuti negli accordi 2014 per la cessazione delle ostilità.

Le Nazioni Unite hanno fallito nell’emanazione delle loro tante Risoluzioni, in quanto Israele non ne ha mai rispettata nessuna, senza per questo subire sanzioni.

Anche i recenti appelli del Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC), dei Physicians for human rights, la denuncia di Gisha e le tante denunce che si susseguono, ci sollecitano a sviluppare una campagna internazionale per Gaza, non solo con richieste sull’emergenza, ma presentando una lista di bisogni strutturali da soddisfare.

La lista degli interventi è lunga – perché l’inazione di fronte alle tante violazioni dei diritti umani è stata ancora più lunga. E crescerà, se non interviene un cambiamento. Ma il tempo per agire è breve se si vuole che le decisioni siano efficaci.

I diritti alla salute e alla vita possono essere garantiti solo da un sistema sanitario pienamente funzionante, dalla fornitura di infrastrutture essenziali, da una economia che funzioni. Sono condizioni che, secondo il Diritto Umanitario internazionale dovrebbero essere fornite dalle autorità occupanti, ma in mancanza di scadenze vincolanti e senza sanzioni il Diritto umanitario internazionale è stato disprezzato e violato troppo a lungo, fino ad essere reso “inutile”. Adesso il tempo è scaduto.

Mentre si concerta un piano integrato per la messa a disposizione di strumenti e si fanno i primi passi per una pressione internazionale sulle Autorità israeliane affinché adempiano alle loro responsabilità e obblighi derivanti dal Diritto internazionale, è necessario essere pronti a rispondere direttamente ai bisogni fondamentali del popolo palestinese e farlo in un quadro di indipendenza dal chi queste necessità nega, mantenendo l’assedio.

Dunque chiediamo alla Comunità internazionale degli Stati, alla Unione Europea e alle Nazioni Unite di agire immediatamente e per un piano di azione a lungo termine. Ci sono già fondi congelati e progetti per rispondere a molte di queste richieste.

– Fornitura immediata e stabile di medicine, presidi medico chirurgici, strumentazione medica e sue componenti, per ripristinare molto rapidamente quanto manca per provvedere alla salute e garantirne il mantenimento.

– Immediata disposizione di una linea stabile di fornitura di carburante per generare energia e nuovi cavi per coprire le necessità, mentre a Gaza si ricostruisce un secondo impianto di produzione

– Apertura immediata e stabile 24/7 del passaggio di Rafah attraverso EUBAM.

-Impianti di desalinizzazione costruiti secondo le tecniche e le misure adeguate a provvedere acqua potabile per l’intera comunità.

– Costruzione del porto e nel frattempo attivazione temporanea di un servizio di piccoli battelli per passeggeri e piccoli carichi, con la terra più vicina, Cipro.

– Fornitura di impianti di energia solare per tutte le strutture ospedaliere che servono più di 500 pazienti al mese e ai dipartimenti per cure specialistiche avanzate indipendentemente dal numero di pazienti e, nel frattempo, fornitura temporanea di carburante per coprire le necessità dai generatori esistenti.

– Fornitura di cemento ed altri materiali necessari per la ricostruzione delle abitazioni, già accertate da Nazioni Unite e UNRWA.

– Ricostruzione ed espansione, come necessaria, del distrutto sistema fognario.

– Costruzione di servizi e impianti di riciclaggio e smaltimento dei rifiuti

– Garantire accesso indipendente alla comunicazione satellitare e telefonica

– Garantire la possibilità di produrre e utilizzare prodotti locali per scambi economici con l’estero, per la compravendita di prodotti per il consumo sul mercato libero

Se si verificano queste condizioni il lavoro potrà ricominciare e anche il settore dell’istruzione migliorerà, a Gaza tornerà la circolazione di beni e danaro, e i giovani potranno avere un futuro.

Non è più accettabile il lento genocidio imposto al popolo di Gaza.

La libertà di vivere del popolo di Gaza è la sola sana leva per un processo democratico in Palestina e per la autodeterminazione del suo popolo.

Dunque è anche il solo piano realistico per la pace. Agire adesso!

 

Petizione lanciata l’11 luglio 2017 da

Appello per i Bambini di Gaza, Genova, Italia

Cultura e Libertà, una campagna per la Palestina, Italia

NWRG, onlus, Italia

 

Contatto: wexgaza@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Llamamiento para el apoyo de una campaña mundial para Gaza

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La vida del pueblo de Gaza está seriamente amenazada y nosotros, los pueblos del mundo, las asociaciones, los grupos y las confesiones religiosas compartimos la responsabilidad de actuar donde las Resoluciones pasadas han fracasado y asegurarnos de que este lento genocidio ocupe su lugar en la agenda internacional.

En primer lugar, nuestra mirada debe estar en el bloqueo, impuesto por las autoridades israelíes y activamente apoyado por el gobierno egipcio. La culpa también es compartida por aquellos de sus aliados que, activamente o pasivamente, persisten en la confabulación para privar al pueblo de Gaza de derechos humanos, suministros esenciales, medicamentos, tratamiento de aguas residuales, agua potable, energía y libertad de movimiento.

Esto no es una catástrofe natural, sino una catástrofe hecha por el hombre.
El lento estrangulamiento de Gaza pone de manifiesto no sólo el sacrificio de todas las personas allí, sino también las escasas esperanzas que se pueden albergar para la autonomía, la libertad y la supervivencia de Palestina.

Como ciudadanos y ciudadanas del mundo, que ahora están seriamente preocupadas por la difícil situación del pueblo de Gaza, sentimos que es nuestra responsabilidad exigir su liberación, un paso esencial hacia la liberación y preservación de Palestina.

A las personas que preguntan, “¿Quién se beneficia de Gaza viviendo?” las respuestas son obvias: dos millones de seres humanos que viven en Gaza y tres millones de seres humanos que viven en Cisjordania y Jerusalén oriental.

Gaza lleva sitiada 10 años hasta hoy. El acuerdo de alto al fuego de 2014 entre el Gobierno de Gaza y otras facciones palestinas y el gobierno israelí incluía negociaciones para abrir sus fronteras terrestres y proporcionar un puerto marítimo, proporcionando así cierto alivio del asedio.

Durante los tres años siguientes, con algunas raras excepciones llevadas a cabo por actores deshonestos, Gaza ha honrado su parte del acuerdo. No así los israelíes: los ataques de baja intensidad desde tierra, mar y aire se han sucedido casi todos los días, y han matado al menos a 30 habitantes de Gaza, incluidos pescadores. Lejos de apoyar el acuerdo negociado por ellos, las autoridades egipcias han reforzado el asedio y aumentado el sufrimiento bombardeando e inundando túneles, e implementaron un cierre casi total del paso de Rafah, el único punto de tránsito alternativo para personas, alimentos, medicamentos y muchos otros suministros civiles cuya entrada no está permitida desde Israel.

Ni siquiera los elaborados acuerdos alcanzados con la ONU para la entrada de materiales de construcción para reconstruir los miles de viviendas destruidas han sido respetados por Israel.

Cientos de muertes han resultado ya de la falta de medicamentos, de tratamientos como la radioterapia y la quimioterapia, y de instrumentos de diagnóstico y tratamiento, y más resultarán inevitablemente de la contaminación ambiental, la pobreza y la consiguiente malnutrición de los sectores más frágiles de la población, especialmente los niños y las niñas. La situación de la electricidad, el combustible, las aguas residuales y el agua potable se han vuelto insoportables e insostenibles, afectando gravemente a la salud pública. El colapso de las actividades productivas y comerciales ha dado como resultado una tasa de desempleo de más del 40% y un consecuente sentimiento de desesperación entre la población, afectando sobre todo a los jóvenes.

La Unión Europea, que mantiene su silencio, no ha mantenido ni siquiera sus compromisos preexistentes. Lo más obvio es su fracaso en mantener abierta la frontera de Rafah, bajo el mecanismo todavía activo de EUBAM. Asimismo, ha abandonado un proyecto aprobado para un puerto de Gaza. Ambos estaban contenidos en los acuerdos de 2014 para el cese de las hostilidades.
La ONU ha sido incapaz de implementar ninguna de sus numerosas resoluciones.

Hemos sido instados a actuar también por las llamadas más recientes del Consejo de Organizaciones de Derechos Humanos de Palestina, Médicos por los Derechos Humanos y por la condena expresada por Gisha (Centro Legal Israelí para la Libertad de Movimiento en los Territorios Palestinos Ocupados) y muchas otras que se están emitiendo ahora, para construir una campaña internacional para Gaza que presente no sólo peticiones de emergencia, sino una lista de necesidades estructurales que deben satisfacerse.

La lista de demandas es amplia – porque la inacción ha persistido aún más. Y seguirá creciendo hasta que se produzca el cambio. Pero el tiempo para actuar y proporcionar lo que es tan urgentemente necesario es corto.

El derecho a la salud y a la vida sólo puede garantizarse mediante un sistema de salud plenamente operativo, mediante la provisión de infraestructura esencial y por una economía en funcionamiento. Esto debe ser proporcionado por las autoridades que mantienen el bloqueo. Sin plazos firmes ni sanciones, las leyes humanitarias internacionales que obligan a la entidad ocupante a satisfacer las necesidades de la población ocupada han sido desatendidas y violadas durante demasiado tiempo; el tiempo se ha agotado.

Para el establecimiento de un plan integral para facilitar de herramientas, para acompañar el primer paso en la presión internacional sobre las autoridades israelíes para que cumplan con sus responsabilidades y obligaciones bajo el derecho internacional, será necesario definir las necesidades y hacerlo dentro de un marco independiente de las partes que niegan estas necesidades y que sostienen el bloqueo.

Por lo tanto, pedimos a la comunidad internacional de Estados, a la Unión Europea y a las Naciones Unidas que actúen de inmediato y con un plan de acción a largo plazo. Ya hay fondos congelados y proyectos aprobados que podrían acomodar muchas de las siguientes solicitudes:

El suministro inmediato y estable de medicamentos, dispositivos médicos quirúrgicos e instrumentos, para restablecer rápidamente el déficit en la prestación de servicios de salud y garantizar su mantenimiento.
Provisión inmediata de una línea estable de suministro de combustible para generar energía y líneas nuevas de energía para cubrir las necesidades durante la construcción de una segunda central eléctrica en Gaza.
Apertura inmediata, se establece para el 24 de julio de la frontera de Rafha por EUBAM.
Construcción de una planta desalinizadora del tamaño necesario para proporcionar agua potable a toda la comunidad.
Construcción del puerto marítimo prometido, garantizando temporalmente la activación de un pequeño servicio de pasajeros y buques pequeños entre Gaza y Chipre.
Suministro de plantas de energía solar para todas las estructuras hospitalarias que atienden a más de 500 pacientes/mes y para los departamentos avanzados de atención especializada independientemente del número de pacientes tratados y, provisionalmente, suministro temporal de combustible para cubrir los requisitos de los generadores existentes.
Entrega de cemento y otros elementos necesarios para la reconstrucción de viviendas, tal como ya han sido establecidos por la ONU y la UNRWA.
Reconstrucción del sistema de alcantarillado destruído y su expansión para satisfacer las necesidades de la población.
Establecer y construir servicios de reciclado y plantas de eliminación de basura. – Conceder acceso independiente a las comunicaciones satelitales y telefónicas.
Conceder la posibilidad de producir y utilizar productos locales para el comercio exterior y para comprar bienes de consumo en el mercado libre.

Si se cumple alguna de las solicitudes anteriores, se reiniciará el trabajo y el sector de la educación también verá mejoras; la circulación de dinero y bienes retornará a Gaza, y los jóvenes podrán esperar un futuro.
El lento genocidio impuesto al pueblo de Gaza ya no puede seguir aceptándose.
Una Gaza libre representa la única influencia saludable en la forja de un proceso democrático en Palestina y su autodeterminación.
Por lo tanto, es también el único plan realista para la paz. ¡Actúa ahora!

iniciado 11 de julio de 2017 desde,
Appello per i Bambini di Gaza, Genova, Italia
Cultura e Libertà, una campagna per la Palestina, Italia
NWRG, onlus, Italia

contacto wexgaza@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Signatories

ENGITA – عربىESPReferences

 

We for Gaza

Call for a world wide campaign

With the life of people in Gaza seriously endangered, it is the duty of the people of the world, of associations, groups and religious denominations to take responsibility and act. We need to take action to ensure this slow genocide finds its place on the international agenda.

First and foremost, our sights must be on the siege, imposed by the Israeli authorities and actively supported by the Egyptian government. Culpability is also shared by those of their allies who, actively or passively, persist in colluding to deprive Gaza’s people of human rights, essential supplies, medicines, sewage treatment, drinkable water, energy and freedom of movement.

This is not a natural catastrophe, but a man-made one.

Gaza’s slow strangulation highlights not only the sacrifice of the civilians there, but also what hopes may be left for autonomy, freedom and the survival of Palestine.

To those who ask, “Who profits from Gaza staying alive?” the answers are obvious: two million human beings living in Gaza and three million human beings living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Gaza has been under siege for 10 years now. The 2014 ceasefire agreement between the Gaza Government and factions and the Israeli government included negotiations to open its land borders and provide a seaport, thus providing some relief from the siege.

Over the following three years, with some rare exceptions carried out by rogue actors, Gaza has honored its side of the deal. This has not been the case with the Israelis: low intensity attacks from land, sea and air have been an almost-daily occurrence, and have killed at least 30 Gazans, including fishermen. Rather than enforce the agreement brokered by them, the Egyptian authorities have tightened the siege and increased the suffering by bombing and flooding tunnels, and implementing an almost total closure of Rafah Crossing; the only alternative transit point for people, food, medicines and many other civilian supplies not permitted entry by Israe l-not even after the elaborate agreements reached with the UN for the entry of construction materials to rebuild the thousands of destroyed homes these have been respected by Israel.

Hundreds of deaths have already resulted from a lack of medicines, treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and of instruments for diagnostics and care, and more will inevitably result from environmental contamination, poverty and subsequent poor nutrition of the most fragile sectors of the population- especially children. The electricity, fuel, sewage and water situations have become unbearable and untenable, impacting severely on public health. The collapse of productive and commercial activities has resulted in an unemployment rate of over 40% and a consequent sense of despair among the population, affecting mostly the youth.

The currently silent European Union has failed to maintain even its pre-existing commitments. Most obvious is its failure to keep the Rafah border open under the still-active EUBAM mechanism. Similarly, it has abandoned an approved project for a Gaza seaport. Both of these were contained in the 2014 agreements for the cessation of hostilities.

The UN has failed to implement its many Resolutions.

We have been urged to act also by the most recent calls of the PHROC (Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council), Physicians for Human Rights and by the condemnation expressed by Gisha (Israeli Legal Center for the Freedom of Movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories) and the many others now being issued to build up an international campaign for Gaza that presents not only emergency requests, but a list of structural needs to be satisfied.

The list of the interventions is long – because inaction has persisted even longer and it will just keep mounting until change occurs. The time to act and provide what is so urgently needed is short.

The right to health, and to life, can only be guaranteed by a fully-functioning health system, by the provision of essential infrastructure and by a functioning economy. These should be provided by the authorities enforcing the siege. With no firm deadlines or sanctions in place, the international humanitarian laws requiring the occupying entity to provide to the needs of the occupied population have been disregarded and violated for too long. Time has now run out.

In the establishment of an integrated plan for the provision of tools, to accompany the first step in exercising international pressure on the Israeli authorities to fulfill their responsibilities and obligations under international law, it will be necessary to be ready to directly meet the Palestinian people’s essential needs and to do so within a framework that is independent of the parties denying these needs and upholding the siege.

So, we ask the international community of States, the European Union and the UN to act immediately and on a long-term plan of action. There are already frozen funds and approved projects that could accommodate many of the following requests:

– Immediate and stable supply of medicines, medical surgical devices, instruments and their parts, to restore very rapidly the deficits in provision of health services, and grant their maintenance.

– Immediate provision of a stable supply line of fuel to generate energy and of new energy cables to cover needs during construction of a second power plant in Gaza.

– Immediate, stabilized 24/7 opening of the Rafah border by EUBAM.

– Construction of a desalination plant of the size needed to provide drinking water for the whole community.

– Construction of the promised sea port while temporarily ensuring the activation of a small passenger and small items vessel service between Gaza and Cyprus.

– Provision of solar energy plants for all hospital structures serving more than 500 patients/month and for advanced specialist care departments regardless of the number of patients treated, and, in the interim, temporary provision of fuel to cover the requirements of existing generators.

– Delivery of cement and other items needed for housing reconstruction as already ascertained by the UN and UNRWA.

– Reconstruction of the destroyed sewage system and its expansion to meet the population’s needs.

– Establishing and building rubbish recycling and disposal services and plants.

– Granting independent access to satellite and telephone communications.

– Granting the possibility to produce and use local products for trade abroad and to purchase consumer goods from the free market.

If any of the above requests are met, work will restart and the education sector will also see improvements, the circulation of money and goods will make a return in Gaza, and young people may once more have a future to look forward to.

The slow genocide being imposed on the people of Gaza can no longer be accepted. A free Gaza represents the only healthy leverage in the forging of a democratic process in Palestine and its self determination.

Thus is the only realistic step on the road to peace. Act now!

Call started on July 1, 2017 by
Appello per i Bambini di Gaza, Genova, Italia
Cultura e Libertà, una campagna per la Palestina, Italia
NWRG, onlus, Italia

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2,758Maria G Cabrera SerraJul 22, 2017
2,757martina diniJul 22, 2017
2,756Jamilah KhalilJul 22, 2017
2,755Nabil Al Zeer Jul 22, 2017
2,754Carla MalusardiJul 22, 2017
2,753Carmine MiccoliJul 22, 2017
2,752Matteo JessoulaJul 21, 2017
2,751Annalisa De SimoneJul 21, 2017
2,750monica maurerJul 21, 2017
2,749celeste azzaliniJul 21, 2017
2,748Nic OestreicherJul 21, 2017
2,747Roger HareveyJul 21, 2017
2,746Marco D'AgostiniJul 21, 2017
2,745Renato Di caccamoJul 21, 2017
2,744Ann FkanaganJul 21, 2017
2,743Dorothee RoerJul 21, 2017
2,742Ingo Dr. RoerJul 21, 2017
2,741giovanna vavoloJul 21, 2017
2,740Tsouria BERBARJul 21, 2017
2,739Maura HanrahanJul 21, 2017
2,738jean-yves riouxJul 21, 2017
2,737klevisa ruciJul 21, 2017
2,736fabio polettoJul 21, 2017
2,735Concetta ScuderiJul 21, 2017
2,734Amir M MaasoumiJul 21, 2017
2,733licia masiJul 21, 2017
2,732Tony BartaJul 21, 2017
2,731fedele vincenzoJul 21, 2017
2,730Mariana VerlicJul 21, 2017
2,729Michele CitoniJul 21, 2017
2,728federica spottiJul 21, 2017
2,727Raquel BeebyJul 21, 2017
2,726Donkervolke Brigitte Jul 21, 2017
2,725G RanieriJul 21, 2017
2,724Mirene GhosseinJul 20, 2017
2,723carla raissouniJul 20, 2017
2,722Pierantonio MontecuccoJul 20, 2017
2,721Benmrad MachoucheJul 20, 2017
2,720Julia StaceJul 20, 2017
2,719mary DodsJul 20, 2017
2,718Martin ForbergJul 20, 2017
2,717Laura EagleJul 20, 2017
2,716Tine Knol BruinsJul 20, 2017
2,715Hanan BarghoutiJul 20, 2017
2,714Rosaria BresciaJul 20, 2017
2,713allan janczewskiJul 20, 2017
2,712Robert HerbstJul 20, 2017
2,711Nada KhaderJul 20, 2017

First signatories

Ann Wright, Veterans for Peace, USA
Christiane Hessel, veuve de l’ambassadeur de France Stéphane Hessel, FR
Cynthia McKinney, Ph.D., USA
Derek Summerfield, King’s College, London UK
Egidia Beretta, Presidente Fondazione “Vik Utopia” Onlus, IT
Francis Anthony Boyle, Professor in Law, USA
Gianni Tognoni, Gen Secretary Tribunale Permanente dei Popoli
H.C von Sponeck, Former UN Asistant Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq
John Pilger, journalist and film maker, UK
Luisa Morgantini former Vice President of European Parliament
Mairead Corrigan Maguire Nobel Pace prize 1976
Martin Karcher, USA Former Division Chief, Population and Human Resources, The World Bank, Washington, DC.
Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities &, Director Museum of Natural history, PAL
Michel Warshawski, IAC, IL
Nahl Chahal, Political Scientist, FR, LB
Niloufer Bhagwat Vice President Indian Association of Lawyers, INDIA
Noam Chomsky, USA linguist, philosopher, historian, social critic and political activist
Nurit Peled-Elhanan IL Sakharov Prize laureate 2001
Pierre Galand, coordinator Russel Tribunal on Palestine, BE
Richard Falk, professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton, and former UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine
Samir Zaqut, AL Mezan HRC, PAL
Swee Ang, Founder Medical Aid for Palestine, Surgeon, UK

A.Rebil
Adalberto Belfiore, IT
Adele Lombardi, IT
Adriana Buffardi, IT
Adriana Pillai IT
Adriana Redaelli, IT
Adriano Labbucci IT
Ahmed Hegab, Consultant Orthopeadic surgeon, UK
Ahmed Hegab, UK
Alba Sasso IT
Alberto Castagnola, IT
Alberto Olivetti IT
Alberto Scrinzi,IT
Aldo Tortorella IT
Alec HardenC ST J. MA. FRCS. FRCOpth. UK
Alessandra Fava, Journalist, IT
Alessandra Mecozzi, pres. Cultura è Libertà, IT
Alessia Denise, IT
Alfiero Grandi IT
Alfonso Gianni, IT
Alice Rothchild, MD, Seattle, WA, USA
Alisa Del Re IT
Aly Mishal, Jordan
Amalia Navoni, IT
Ambrogio Bonia, IT
Ana Lourdes de Heriz,Genoa University, IT
Anandi Ramamurthy ,PL
Andrea Balduzzi, Zoologist, Genoa University, IT
Aneez Esmail-  Professor of General Practice, The University of Manchester, UK
Angela Cogliano, IT
Angelo Baracca, Prof, Physics, Florence Univ. IT
Angelo Cifatte, IT
Angelo Ciprari, IT
Angelo Gaccione, IT
Angelo Lana IT
Angelo Stefanini, Medical Dr, IT
Anissa Manca, IT
Anita Sonego, IT
Ann Finkelstein Dr.
Anna Invernizzi,IT
Annalisa Frisina, prof Sociologia, Padua, IT
Annalisa Portioli, IT
Ans Jansen, Netherlands
Anthony Murphy, UK.
Antonella Picchio, IT
Antonio de Cristoforo,IT
Antonio Lupo, IT
Ariel Gold, Campaign Director CODEPINK ,USA
Arturo Pinotti (Milano- Italia)
Augusta Bertello,IT
Averil Parkinson UK
Barbara Auleta IT
Barbara Pettine, IT
Bargas Hatem
Bayan Nuwayhed Al Hout, writer, LB
Beatrice Giavazzi IT
Ben Alofs, MD. general medical practitioner,UK
Biagio Della Malva, IT
Bianca Pomeranzi IT
Bichara Khader
Bridget Pugh, FR
Carla Coletti, IT
Carla Pecis, IT
Carla Van den Bergh, Women in Black Leuven, BE
Carlo Tagliacozzo, IT
Carlotta Nonnis Marzano, IT
Carmelo Bandiera IT
Caterina Botti, IT
Celeste Ingrao IT
Chiara Cardelli, researcher Vienna Univ, Austria
Chiara Macconi, IT
Chris Burns-Cox MD FRCP, UK
Claudia Azzola, poeta, IT
Claudio De Fiores IT
Claudio Grassi IT
Colin McKean, UK
Connie Hammond, Progressive Peace Coalition, Women in Black, USA
Cristiana Cavagna, IT
Daniela Bertelli IT
Daniela Lastri IT
Daniela Lucatelli, IT
Daniela Marini,IT
Daniela Rosa Basile, IT
Daria Frezza Bicocchi IT
Dario Dell’Acqua, IT
David Ingleby, Prof. University of Amsterdam, NL
David Pugh , FR
David Sanders, UK
David Spero, USA
Deborah Darnes, UK
Domenico Bonometti, IT
Domenico Fruncillo IT
Donatella Botta,IT
Dr Norbert Andersch MD MRCPsych Consultant Neurologist and Psychiatrist, London Uk
E Gordon M.S., FRCS, Uk
Elena Cianci, IT
Elena Mengheri, IT
Eleonora Forenza MEP
Elettra Deiana IT
Eliana Minicozzi, Prof Physics, IT
Elisa Cesan,IT
Elisa Ercoli Differenza donna IT
Elisabetta Donini,IT
Elisabetta Piccolotti IT
Elizabeth Heston, UK
Elizabeth Morley,UK
Ella Baffoni IT
Ella Baffoni, IT
Ellen Isaacs, MD and JVP, USA
Emanuela Bussolati, IT
Emanuele Locatelli, researcher Vienna Univ, Austria
Enza Talciani,IT
Enzo Scandurra IT
Erasmo Palazzotto,IT
Eric Willoughby, UK
Fabio Alberti IT
Fabio Deponte, Journalist,IT
Fabio Marcelli, Lawyer, Giuristi Democratici), IT
Fabrizia Tadiello, IT
Fabrizio Truini,IT
Fanio Giannetto, IT
Fedele Sposato, IT
Federica Resta IT
Federico Della Valle, IT
Filippo Bianchetti, IT
Filippo Maone IT
Fiorella Gazzetta, IT
Flora Cappelluti, IT
Franca Balsamo, IT
Francesca Koch, IT
Francesca Noè, IT
Francesca Riolo, IT
Francesca Vitalini – ong Sunshine4Palestine
Francesco Andreini, IT
Francesco Marchianò IT
Francesco Milazzo, IT
Franco Argada IT
Franco Boni, IT
Franco Camandona, Gynecologist, IT
Gabriella Bernieri,IT
Gabriella Grasso, IT
Gaetano Colantuono,IT
Geraldine Rose, UK
Gerhard Stemberger,DR. Vienna, Austria
Gerry Ohannessian
Gianfranco Nappi IT
Gianna Benucci, Associazione per la Pace, IT
Giannella Sanna,IT
Gianni Meazza, IT
Giorgia Pulazza, IT
Giorgio Airaudo IT
Giorgio Ellero, IT
Giovanni Nero, IT
Giovanni Russo Spena,IT
Giulia Baruzzo, Libera, IT
Giulia Tamanti,IT
Giuliano Ciampolini, IT
Giuliano Gasparotto,IY
Giulietta Ruggeri IT
Giuseppe Deiana.IT
Giuseppe Goisis, IT
Giuseppe Talanas
Giuseppe Zambon, Editor, IT
Giuseppina Campi, IT
Gordon M. Poole
Gordon Poole, IT
Gwen Backwell, UK
H.Gorter, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Haifa Zangana, writer, Iraq-UK
Hans Peter Kammerer IT
Haris Golemis, GR
Heather Stroud, author
Hosny Selim, MD
Imma Barbarossa,IT
Ines Valanzuolo IT
Ireo Bono,IT
Isabella Peretti IT
James M. Squire, MD, Jewish physician, USA
Jamila Muscat IT
Janet McCarron,UK
Janet Walker, UK
Jayne Venables, UK
Jean Sullivan,UK
Jean-Michel Ducomte, Avocat, Universitaire, Militant associatif, FR
Jennifer Loewenstein,Senior Lecturer, English & Middle East Studies; Penn State University, USA.
Jenny Ardacre,UK
John Catalinotto, Managing editor, Workers World newspaper, USA
John Gilbert, IT
John Tymon, UK
Jon Jureidini, Prof. Child psychiatrist, University of Adelaide, Australia
Jonathan Fluxman, MD
Joop Jansen, Netherlands
José María García Ríos, ESP
Kamilia El-Farra, UK
Kathryn morrell, UK
Kathy Brooks,UK
Kathy Panama, UK
Lanfranco Turci IT
Laura Cantelmo, IT
Laura Cibraro, IT
Laura Fortini IT
Leonarda Leonardi, Ass. per la pace di Modena, IT
Lesley Exton, UK
Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition, UK
Lisa Suhair Majaj, writer, Nicosia, Cyprus
Loredana Poggi,IT
Lorenzo Coccoli IT
Loretta Mussi, IT
Lorraine Malcoe, USA Assoc Prof of Public Health,
Luca Guzzetti, Scienze dell’Educazione, Genova ,IT
Lucia Gafà, IT
Luciana Castellina IT
Luciana Cordoni, IT
Luigi Ferrajoli IT
Luisa Simonutti IT
M.Luisa Paroni. IT
Malin Bjoerk MEP
Mara Nardini, IT
Marcella Saddi, IT
Marco Furfaro IT
Maria Luisa Boccia, IT
Maria Palazzesi IT
Maria Rosa Cutrufelli IT
Mariangela Angelucci, IT
Marina Rui, Chemist, IT
Marina Turi IT
Marisol Brandolini, IT
Marrigo Rosato, presidente Associazione Pietro Ingrao IT
Massimo Angrisano, IT
Maurizio Acerbo, IT
Maurizio Aversa, IT
Maxine Fookson, RN, Portland, Oregon USA
Melina De Matteo IT
Mercedes Frias IT
Meri Calvelli, IT
Mia Morosoff
Michela Becchis, Segretery PRC-Roma, IT
Michela Cerimele IT
Michele Prospero IT
Michèle Sibony, french jewish union for Peace
Miguel Urbán Crespo,MEP Podemos- GUE/NGL
Mike Powers, Sweden
Milena Valli, IT
Milli Martinelli, women in black, IT
Miriam Garavaglia, IT
Monica Musri,IT
Moreno Biagioni, IT
Nandino Capovilla, Pax Christi, IT
Nerina Leonardini,IT
Neva Bernardi, IT
Nicola Fratoianni, IT
Nicola Genga IT
Nicoletta Pirotta, IT
Norberto Julini,IT
Norma Bertulacelli,IT
Nunzia Manna,IT
Olivia Zemor, FR
Orazio Gerosa,IT
Owen Dempsey MRCGP, former General practitioner UK
Pam Wortley Retired GP, Sunderland, UK
Paola Fazzo, IT
Paola Manduca, Genetist, IT
Paola Masi IT
Paola Melchiori IT
Paola Radaelli IT
Paolo Alesse IT
Paolo Cortigiani, School Director, IT
Paolo Ferrero,vicepres. Sinistra Europea, IT
Paolo Filippini,IT
Pasqualina Gilardi,IT
Pasqualina Napoletano IT
Patrick Boylan, U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice – Rome, IT
Patrick Darnes, UK
Patrizia Angelotti, IT
Patrizia Cecconi,IT
Patrizia Horn, IT
Patrizia Rossetti, IT
Pauline Cutting,MD consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine, UK
Peter Jones, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Piero Di Siena IT
Pino Arancio, IT
Rachel Rubin, MD, MPH, FACP, IL- JVP
Raffaele Simonetti, IT
Renata La Rovere, IT
RiaVerjauw ,Coalition for a ban on uranium weapons, BE
Riccardo Bella, IT
Riccardo Troisi, IT
Roberto Accornero, IT
Roberto Mamone,IT
Roberto Melone, IT
Rocco D’Ambrosio IT
Rosa Rinaldi, IT
Rosa W. Goldberg, USA
Rosalind Petchesky, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Political Science, Hunter College & the Graduate Center, City University of New York- JVP
Rosana dimensioni diverse, IT
Rosanna Lauro, IT
Rosanna Piuselli, Medical Doctor, IT
Rossana Platone, IT
S. Yonah EtShalom, MSN, MPH, FNP
Sabina Petrucci,IT
Sally Fitzharris UK
Salvatore Bonadonna IT
Sancia Gaetani, IT
Sandra Cangemi, IT
Sandra Carpi, IT
Sandra Turner MD, child psychiatrist, IL
Sandro Morelli IT
Sara Flounders, co-coordinator International Action Center, USA
Sarina Aletta, IT
Serafina Esposito
Serenella Angeloni, Women in Black, Bg,IT
Sheraz Butt, M.D. Senior Consultant,Denmark
Sigyn Meder, Sweden
Silvana Pisa, UK
Simone Furzi IT
Simone Furzi IT
Simone Furzi,IT
Simonetta Lambertini, IT
Souad Al-Azzawi, Associate professor of Environmental, Engineering. Iraq
Stefania Lembi, IT
Stefania Tarantino IT
Stefano Galieni,IT
Stefano Maruca, Fiom Internazional, IT
Stella Tenerelli, IT
Stephen Fischer, MD, MPH, USA
Sylvia Chandler, MD, UK
Tali Ruskin, USA
Tania Gonzales Penas, European Parliamentar
Teresa Manenti IT
Tina Dobsevage, USA
Tito Saffioti, IT
Tony Greenstein, Trade Unionist, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, UK
Tzeggai Tereste Correri,IT
Ughetta Dalla Vecchia IT
Ugo Giannangeli, lawyer, IT
Ugo Mattei Distinguished Professor of International and comparative Law, University of California, USA
Valerio Calzolaio IT
Valerio Gennaro, MD, PhD, IST, IT
Vezio De Lucia IT
Victoria Brittain, writer, UK
Vincenza Podo, IT
Vinzia Fiorino IT
Vittoria Tola IT
Vittorio Agnoletto, MD, professor University of Milan, Italy
Vittorio Bonanni, giornalista IT
Viviana Codemo, Researcher, IT
Walter Heston
Ward Treunen, executive committee BRussels Tribunal, BE
Wim De Ceukelaire, MD – Third World Health Aid, BE
Yonah EtShalom, MSN, MPH, FNP, USA
Yves Berthelot, FR

 

Groups

Abspp onlus
Afinidades anticapitalistas Spagna
Alkarama Espana
Alternative Information Center IL
API  التجمع الفلسطيني في ايطاليا
Appello per i bambini di Gaza, Italy
ARCI IT
ARCS IT
Asociación cultural Brasileña Maloka, Madrid, Spagna
Associazione dei Palestinesi in Italia
Associazione per la Pace IT
AssopacePalestina IT
BACBI BE
BDS Galiza Spagna
Belgian Coalition for a ban on uranium weapons
CAPJPO-EuroPalestine FR
Casa internazionale delle donne Roma
CEDETIM
Centro Studi Sereno Regis di Torino
Coord. Nord Sud del mondo Milano
Coordinamento Lombardo per la Palestina IT
Cultura è Libertà, una campagna per la Palestina
Donne in nero – Italia
ECCP- European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine
Fermiamo la guerra Firenze
Fondazione Cercare ancora
Gisha, IL
IFE (Iniziativa femminista europea)
IFE Italia
Infiniti Mondi Rivista
INTAL Belgian movement for international solidarity
International public Aid to Gaza
Invicta Palestina
Istituto di scambi culturali italo-palestinesi Vik
MDM Movimiento Democraticode Mujeres
Miles of smiles convoy
Mouvement Chrétien pour la paix -Bruxelles BE
NWRG, onlus Italy
Oltre il mare, IT
ParalleloPalestina.IT
Partito Rifondazione Comunista/Sinistra europea
Plaza de los Pueblos Madrid Spagna
Re-orient onlus IT
Redazione Comune, IT
RESCOP (La Red Solidaria contra la Ocupación de Palestina) compuesta por 49 organizationes), Espana
Rete delle Alternative, IT
Rete Radiè Resch Gruppo di Milano IT
Rete Radiè Resh di Roma e Nazionale
Rete romana di solidarietà con popolo palestinese IT
SALAAM RAGAZZI DELL’OLIVO-COMITATO DI MILANO-ONLUS
Sinistra Italiana
Sunshine4Palestine IT-UK
TheBRussels Tribunal, BE
Tierra y Cultura Madrid, Spagna
Tierra y Libertad Madrid, Spagna
Transform! Europe
Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, NL
Udi nazionale
Un Ponte per, IT
US Citizens for peace and justice – IT Roma
Vento di Terra ONG IT
Women in culture IT

References

http://www.emro.who.int/palestine-press-releases/2016/29-november-2016-gaza-on-the-occasion-of-international-day-of-solidarity-with-the-palestinian-people-marked-by-the-un-since-19771-who-launched-a-2-year-report-on-health-a.html

http://www.emro.who.int/palestine-press-releases/2016/two-years-after-the-2014-gaza-hostilities-16-heads-of-un-agencies-in-palestine-call-for-greater-flow-of-material-and-funding-to-reverse-gazas-de-development-spiral.html

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process , july 11/2017 http://reliefweb.int/report/occupied-palestinian-territory/gaza-ten-years-later

UNDP
http://www.ps.undp.org/content/papp/en/home/library/democratic_governance/plan—spatial-visioning-reflections–gaza-/A37+A37+A37+A37+A37+A37+A37+A40

http://www.ps.undp.org/content/papp/en/home/library/democratic_governance/plan—spatial-visioning-reflections–gaza-/A37+A37+A37+A37+A37+A37+A37+A40

http://www.ps.undp.org/content/papp/en/home/library/crisis_prevention_and_recovery/detailed-infrastructure-damage-assessment—gaza.html

Al Mezzan center for Human Rights
http://www.mezan.org/en/post/21999
http://www.mezan.org/en/post/21997

United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIGazaConflict/Pages/ReportCoIGaza.aspx

PCHR
http://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=9200

Gaza Ministry of health
http://www.moh.gov.ps/portal/بعد-فقدان-20-صنفاً-أساسياً-من-أدويتهم-مس/

UN
https://unsco.unmissions.org/sites/default/files/gaza_10_years_later_-_11_july_2017.pdf

Letter by ECCP(European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine) to Ms Mogherini, July11, 2017
http://www.eccpalestine.org/urgent-eu-action-needed-for-the-gaza-strip/

Why Palestine Is Still the Issue By John Pilger
http://www.globalresearch.ca/why-palestine-is-still-the-issue/5598562

Background related actions
Letter from 600 associations and individuals asking opening Gaza- 27/6/2014 – only Italian
https://sites.google.com/site/parallelopalestina/firme-la-palestina-e-sotto-attacco

GAZA ALIVE IS LIFE FOR PALESTINE

https://youtu.be/BPq-zAlLc_A

غزة على قيد الحياة هي الحياة لفلسطين

ENG – ITAESPSign todayReferences

 

نداء لدعم حملة عالمية من أجل قطاع غزة

 

إن حياة شعب غزة في خطر داهم، وعلينا نحن شعوب العالم وجمعياته ومنظماته ومذاهبه الدينية كافة، مسؤولية التصرف، حيث فشلت القرارات الدولية السابقة، لوضع هذه الإبادة الجماعية البطيئة على جدول الأعمال الدولي.

 

قبل كل شيء، يجب أن نوّجه الأنظار الى الحصار الذي تفرضه السلطات الإسرائيلية وتدعمه الحكومة المصرية على غزة. تقع مسؤولية الحصار أيضا على حلفائهم الذين يتواطؤون بشكل مباشر أو غير مباشر في حرمان شعب غزة من حقوق الإنسان والإمدادات الأساسية والأدوية ومعالجة مياه الصرف الصحي والمياه الصالحة للشرب والطاقة وحرية التنقل.

 

ما يجري ليس بكارثة طبيعية، ولكنه من صنع الإنسان.

إن الخنق البطيء لقطاع غزة لا يبرز تضحية المدنيين هناك فحسب، بل يبرز أيضاً ما تبقى من الأمل من أجل استقلال وحرية ومستقبل فلسطين.

 

نحن مواطنو العالم، وإذ نشعر بقلق بالغ إزاء محنة شعب غزة، نستشعر بأنه من مسؤوليتنا المطالبة بتحريرهم، وهي خطوة أساسية نحو تحرير فلسطين والحفاظ عليها.

 

لمن يسأل: “من يستفيد من بقاء غزة على قيد الحياة؟” فإن الإجابة واضحة: المليونان من البشر الذين يعيشون في غزة وثلاثة ملايين إنسان يعيشون في الضفة الغربية والقدس الشرقية.

 

إن حصار غزة مستمر منذ عشر سنوات. وكان اتفاق وقف إطلاق النار عام 2014 بين حكومة غزة وفصائلها والحكومة الإسرائيلية قد شمل مفاوضات لفتح حدودها البرية وبناء ميناء بحري، ما يساعد على التخفيف من الحصار.

 

على مدى السنوات الثلاث التالية، مع بعض الاستثناءات النادرة التي قامت بها بعض الجهات المارقة، قام قطاع غزة بالوفاء بجانبه من الصفقة. لكن الإسرائيليين لم يوفوا بوعودهم: فإسرائيل تقوم باعتداءات شبه يومية من البر والبحر والجو، وقتلت ما لا يقل عن ثلاثين من سكان غزة، بمن فيهم صيادين. وبدلاً من تنفيذ الاتفاق الذي تمّ التوصل إليه بوساطة منها ، شددت السلطات المصرية الحصار وزادت من معاناة القطاع من خلال نسف وإغراق الأنفاق مع غزة، وتنفيذ إغلاق شبه تام لمعبر رفح، وهي نقطة العبور البديلة الوحيدة للأشخاص والأغذية والأدوية وغيرها من الإمدادات المدنية التي لا تسمح إسرائيل لها بدخول القطاع.

 

ولم تحترم إسرائيل حتى الاتفاقيات المفصّلة التي تم التوصل إليها مع الأمم المتحدة بشأن إدخال مواد البناء لإعادة بناء آلاف المنازل المدمرة.

 

لقد تسببت في وفاة المئات من جرّاء نقص الأدوية والعلاجات مثل العلاج الإشعاعي والعلاج الكيميائي، وأدوات التشخيص والرعاية، وسيموت عدد إضافي حتماً بسبب تلوث البيئة والفقر وما يترتب على ذلك من سوء تغذية لدى قطاعات السكان الأكثر هشاشة، وخاصة الأطفال. كما أصبح وضع الكهرباء والوقود والصرف الصحي والماء غير محتمَل ولا يمكن تبريره، مما له من أثر شديد على الصحة العامة. وقد أدى انهيار الأنشطة الإنتاجية والتجارية إلى معدل بطالة يزيد على 40%، مما أدى إلى شعور باليأس بين السكان، خاصة بين الشباب.

 

وقد أخفق الاتحاد الأوروبي—الصامت حالياً—في الحفاظ على التزاماته السابقة وبالأخص فيما يتعلّق بإبقاء حدود رفح مفتوحة، في إطار آلية يوبام EUBAM المعمول بها حاليا. وبالمثل، فقد تخلى الاتحاد عن مشروع متفق عليه لإنشاء ميناء غزة. وقد ورد كلاهما في اتفاقات عام 2014 لوقف الأعمال القتالية.

 

فشلت الأمم المتحدة في تنفيذ قراراتها العديدة.

 

وقد حثّتنا على التحرّك أيضاً، النداءات التي أطلقها مجلس منظمات حقوق الإنسان الفلسطينية، ومنظمة أطباء من أجل حقوق الإنسان، والإدانة التي عبر عنها مركز للدفاع عن حريّة الحركة (جيشاه–مسلك)، والعديد من النداءات الأخرى التي يتم إطلاقها حالياً لتنظيم حملة دولية من أجل قطاع غزة؛ ليس من أجل تلبية الطلبات الطارئة فحسب، بل أيضاً تلبية الاحتياجات الجوهرية والأساسية..

 

ان قائمة التدخلات المطلوبة طويلة—لأن التقاعس استمر لفترة أطول—وسوف تستمر بالتصاعد حتى يحدث التغيير المطلوب.

ولكن الوقت يداهمنا من أجل العمل لإيصال ما يحتاجه القطاع بشكل عاجل وملّح.

 

لا يمكن ضمان الحق في الصحة وفي الحياة إلا من خلال نظام صحي يعمل بكامل طاقته، وذلك بتوفير البنى التحتية الأساسية ومن خلال إعادة العافية الى الاقتصاد في غزّة، وهذه المسؤولية تقع على عاتق السلطات التي تفرض الحصار. ومع عدم وجود مواعيد نهائية أو عقوبات صارمة ضدها، تجاهلت اسرائيل القوانين الدولية الإنسانية التي تلزم دولة الاحتلال بتوفير احتياجات السكان تحت الاحتلال وانتهكتها لفترة طويلة جدا؛ إنّ الوقت قد نفد الآن.

 

وفي إطار وضع خطة متكاملة وتوفير الأدوات، لمواكبة الخطوة الأولى في ممارسة الضغط الدولي على السلطات الإسرائيلية وذلك للوفاء بمسؤولياتها والتزاماتها بموجب القانون الدولي، سيكون من الضروري أن نكون على استعداد لتلبية احتياجات الشعب الفلسطيني الأساسية مباشرة وأن يتم ذلك ضمن إطار مستقل عن الأطراف التي تنكر هذه الاحتياجات وتدعم الحصار.

 

لذلك، نطلب من المجتمع الدولي للدول، والاتحاد الأوروبي والأمم المتحدة أن تتصرف فوراً وعلى أساس خطة عمل طويلة الأجل. وهناك بالفعل أموال مجمدة ومشاريع معتمدة يمكن أن تستوعب العديد من الطلبات التالية:

 

-إمدادات فورية ومستقرة من الأدوية والأجهزة الجراحية الطبية والأدوات الطبيّة ومستلزماتها لتغطية العجز بسرعة في توفير وصيانة الخدمات الصحية.

 

– توفير خط إمداد مستقر من الوقود لتوليد الطاقة، وتوفير كابلات كهرباء جديدة لتلبية الاحتياجات أثناء إنشاء محطة توليد كهرباء ثانية في غزة.

 

– فتح يوبام EUBAM لمعبر رفح بشكل فوري وعلى مدار الساعة.

 

– إنشاء محطة لتحلية المياه من الحجم اللازم لتوفير مياه الشرب للمجتمع بأسره.

 

– إنشاء الميناء البحري الموعود مع ضمان تفعيل خدمة ركاب وشحن عبر سفن صغيرة بين غزة وقبرص.

 

– تأمين محطات الطاقة الشمسية لكافة منشآت المستشفيات التي تخدم أكثر من 500 مريض في الشهر ولإدارات الرعاية المتخصصة بغض النظر عن عدد المرضى الذين يتم علاجهم، وفي هذه الأثناء، توفير الوقود بشكل مؤقت لتغطية احتياجات المولدات الموجودة.

 

– تسليم الإسمنت والأصناف الأخرى اللازمة لإعادة بناء المساكن التي سبق أن تأكدت منها الأمم المتحدة والأونروا.

 

– إعادة بناء شبكة الصرف الصحي المدمرة وتوسيعها لتلبية احتياجات السكان.

 

– إنشاء وبناء خدمات ومحطات إعادة التدوير والتخلص من القمامة.

 

– منح الوصول المستقل إلى الاتصالات الهاتفية وعبر الأقمار الاصطناعية.

 

– فتح إمكانية إنتاج واستخدام المنتجات المحلية للتجارة في الخارج وشراء السلع الاستهلاكية من السوق الحرة.

 

إذا تمت تلبية أي من الطلبات المذكورة أعلاه، فسيتم إعادة الحياة الى الاقتصاد وسيشهد قطاع التعليم أيضاً تحسينات؛ فتداول الأموال والسلع سيعود الى غزة، وقد يكون للشباب مرة أخرى مستقبل يتطلعون إليه.

 

لم يعد بالإمكان السكوت عن الإبادة الجماعية البطيئة المفروضة على شعب غزة.

إن غزة الحرة تمثل المنفذ الصحي الوحيد لإقامة عملية ديمقراطية وتقرير المصير في فلسطين.

 

ومن ثم فهي أيضاً الخطة الواقعية الوحيدة للسلام. فلنتصرف الآن!

 

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