“Fermare il blocco di Gaza”: interrogazione del Parlamento Ue alla Mogherini

Porre fine al blocco della Striscia di Gaza. E’ l’oggetto di una interrogazione sollevata dai parlamentari europri rivolta vicepresidente della Commissione Ue Federica Mogherini.

Pubblichiamo qui l’interrogazione (disponibile sul sito del Parlamento Ue all’indirizzo http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+WQ+E-2018-003868+0+DOC+XML+V0//IT&language=it) e la risposta di Mogherini.

– Il testo dell’interrogazione

– Il testo della risposta

 

 

Abdallah al-Qutati: Family and colleagues of third paramedic killed in Gaza speak out

In Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)’s latest film, the family, colleagues and friends of 22-year-old first responder Abdallah al-Qutati, who was shot dead by Israeli forces last week, speak out about the circumstances of his killing and their demands for protection and accountability. Abdallah was the third health worker to be killed in Gaza since 30 March.

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One year later, we4Gaza

One year ago we issued a call to the European Parliament and to the EU High Representative for foreign affairs to reconsider, actualize and enact the deliberations already previously approved that could grant the opening of the Rafah border under EUBAM, and to start collection of funds and issue a tender for the reconstruction of the port in Gaza.

The “humanitarian emergency” that led Gaza to be without medicines, sewage, commerce and jobs has been planned carefully and enacted harshly along years by Israeli.

We asked that Europe act to grant a port and stably opened borders. We did not call for the opening any other border under Israeli control. Under the claim of prevention of “dual use” (use of merchandise other than for civilian purposes) Israeli have reduced, prohibited, tricked and controlled the arrival in Gaza of everything along 11 years, eventually determining the present scarcity. Is this control that needs to be removed.

Our call was directed to Europe because of the potential through its previous deliberations for a port and for guarding the borders to rapidly activate the autonomous development for Gaza, liberating the people from the burden that the Israeli (and Egyptian) blockade impose.

We, one year later, acknowledge that, beside a joint meeting of the E.P. Subcommittee on Human Rights and Delegation for relations with Palestine, no priority was given to any of the actions for Gaza by the European High Representative, the European Commission or the Parliament.

Meanwhile, the blockade was aggravated further by the Israeli Government and through internal and proxy measures, the Rafah border was closed almost year long up to the second week of Ramadan (3rd week of June), UNRWA funds were cut by US, and it is menaced itself of closure and on the verge of having to cut educational and health services and food assistance to up to 80% of the Gaza residents. According to Israeli there is “no refugee issue” and no responsibility of providing by the sieging party.

Meanwhile, the Great March for Return has shown the will and determination not of few but of a generation of Gaza youth to take an unarmed path of political protest against the blockade, to request freedom. Unequivocally, and in unity, the population of Gaza is asking for autonomy and freedom to reach outside for commerce, study, work, visiting, developing.
It requests the lifting of the blockade without ambiguity. This is surely conflicting with the Israeli project of continuing to control every aspect of life in Gaza, as reflected also in the criminal aggression that confronted the people in the March.

Meanwhile, the situation evolved with the announcement by Israel Government of its will to solve the “humanitarian crisis”, and by US of the “deal of the century” for Palestine. The core issue on the agenda is the port for Gaza.
The way Israeli proposed to build a port does not include removal of the blockade, but charging its costs and responsibility on the international community, or on a coalition of willing parties while continuing the total control. It contains at the same time the potential, in similarity to the talks within the Oslo peace process, of consolidating its expansion and power even without building the seaport.

This cannot breed peace and development.
It is impossible to think of peace without justice and there is no justice without recognition of the Palestinians’ rights, their autonomy and the end of the siege of Gaza.
In this political context, a further standstill of decision by Europe, would be acceptance if not collaboration with the political and practical process of occupation by Israeli; a clear position must be taken rapidly to remove the blockade.

The Israeli claim is: “we want peace and we want to build a port to solve the humanitarian situation of Gaza”, but “we cannot trust in any foreigner’s hands the security of our country, we have to protect ourselves from the risk of dual use”, thus we have to be the exclusive controllers of the port. This imply continuation of the blockade.

The proposal of a port for Gaza it itself is no news; in time it was presented once and again, always to be cancelled. It was already part of the Oslo agreement (a port was even built and shortly destroyed by bombing), it had sunk into oblivion after Israeli opposed its reconstruction by Europe in the early 2000, it was resuscitated in 2011 by Israeli Minister Kahz, and it was one of the requests from Gaza at the armistice at the end of the 2014 attacks.

The proposal now seem designed to go ahead due to the support from allies who grant to foster, perfect and reinforce the legitimacy of the blockade. It couples the claim to fulfill an “humanitarian urgency” with pressure on the international community, under the condition that the Israeli will control the location and functioning of a port for Gaza.

There is no difference in (or the need for) a seaport when its rules of functioning will be the same as those of the existing the land borders, that enforced the blockade of Gaza for the last 11 years. Such a port would not relieve Gaza from the total, historically arbitrary and oppressive, most often punitive, when not openly criminal, control of Israel on the population.

In the Israeli plan for a port or in the proposal called “the deal of the century” by US (still to be fully unveiled), there is no promise of positive change for Gaza people or of substantial relief from the blockade does not mean that there is not a reason of profit for Israel and its allies.

The common denominators of the vented proposals of seaport for Gaza by Israeli and US, and other supporters, intertwine with each other:

1- In all the proposals the seaport is not on Palestinian land. The locations proposed being El Arish in Egypt, Cyprus or a in more creative version, a new artificial island ashore off Gaza. Security is claimed as the reason for these choices, but it emerges that it may not be the only reason, as below.

2-In all the proposals is requested that the expenses to build and run the seaport will be sustained by “international parties”; these may vary according to the proposed location of the seaport, suggesting that there would be an open tender to the best offer to support the Israeli’s continuing hegemony on Gaza and foster its extension in the Mediterranean. Israel will be the one to give ultimate permission to build a seaport, subject to forward political, practical control of the blockade of Gaza, and to acquire more profits and political power in the Mediterranean area at large.

3-In all the proposals the unique controller of the port will be Israeli, its rules prevailing over any international set of rules. Israel will be the one to determine the rules of function, decide who works there, who serves in the security, in the services etc. and, off course, what and who passes through, by a set of self-determined rules of sort. Since the expenses for this will be on the international community, this will thus legitimate these rules, analogous to those which rule now the land border of Gaza denying freedom for Gaza at any level.

The “deal of the century” indeed, from every point of view, but only for Israel.

We demanded one year ago, and continue to ask, that Europe takes the responsibility of the disasters that its blind support for Israeli governments have produced and continue to allow to be conducted in Palestine, and acts to restore the legitimate rights to freedom for the people of Gaza.

We asked that Europe will use mechanisms already in existence, that could most rapidly grant the self determination of the Palestinians as to what they commerce, who they commerce with, who will travel and who will return home.

We demanded a year ago, and still demand, that Europe acts towards the release of Gaza from the blockade by exercising equity towards the people of Gaza in agreement with international laws and UN deliberations.

Any other position, in the present circumstances would be collaboration to further the enslavement of Gaza people and the dissolution of Palestine.

And it is also highly the time that Europe shows to his own people that words so often used like “equity” and “concern for human rights” and “autonomy of the people” signify actions.

July 10, 2018

 

 

Italian translation

we4Gaza, un anno dopo

Un anno fa abbiamo rivolto un appello al Parlamento europeo e all’Alto rappresentante dell’UE per gli affari esteri perchè riconsiderassero, ed attualizzassero le deliberazioni già approvate in precedenza che potrebbero garantire l’apertura del confine di Rafah nell’ambito dell’EUBAM e perchè avviassero la raccolta di fondi per la ricostruzione del porto di Gaza.

La “emergenza umanitaria” che ha portato Gaza a non avere medicine, fognature, commercio e posti di lavoro è stata pianificata con cura e attuata duramente per anni da Israele.

Abbiamo chiesto che l’Europa agisse per garantire un porto e aprire stabilmente frontiere. Non abbiamo chiesto l’apertura di nessun altro confine sotto il controllo israeliano. Sotto la pretesa di prevenzione del “doppio uso” (uso delle merci per scopi diversi da quelli civili), Israele ha ridotto, proibito, e controllato l’arrivo a Gaza di tutti i prodotti per gli ultimi 11 anni, determinando infine l’attuale scarsità. È questo controllo che deve essere rimosso.

La nostra chiamata è stata indirizzata verso l’Europa a causa del potenziale presente nelle sue precedenti deliberazioni di costruire un porto e di custodire le frontiere, per attivare rapidamente ad uno lsviluppo autonomo di Gaza, liberando la popolazione dal peso imposto dal blocco israeliano (e egiziano).

Un anno dopo il nostro appello, riconosciamo che, oltre a una riunione congiunta dei Presidenti della Sottocommissione per i diritti umani e della delegazione per le relazioni con la Palestina, nessuna delle azioni per Gaza è stata considerata dall’Alto Rappresentante europeo, dalla Commissione europea o dal Parlamento.

Nel frattempo, il blocco è stato ulteriormente aggravato dal governo israeliano e, attraverso misure interne e proxy, il confine di Rafah è stato chiuso per quasi un anno fino alla seconda settimana di Ramadan (3a settimana di giugno), i fondi dell’UNRWA sono stati tagliati dagli Stati Uniti, ed è minacciata di chiusura e si trova sul punto di dover ridurre i servizi educativi e sanitari e l’assistenza alimentare che provvede all’80% dei residenti di Gaza. Secondo il governo israeliano non c’è “nessuna questione dei rifugiati” e nessuna responsabilità per la loro sopravvivenza da parte sua.

Nel frattempo, la Grande Marcia per il Ritorno ha mostrato la volontà e la determinazione non di pochi ma di una generazione di giovani di Gaza di intraprendere un percorso disarmato di protesta politica contro il blocco, per chiedere libertà. Inequivocabilmente, e unitariamente, la popolazione di Gaza chiede autonomia e libertà per svolgere commerci, studiare, lavorare, visitare, svilupparsi. Richiede la cancellazione del blocco senza ambiguità. Questa richiesta è sicuramente in conflitto con il progetto israeliano di continuare a controllare ogni aspetto della vita a Gaza, e ciò si è visto anche nell’aggressione criminale con cui ha affrontato la protesta dal marzo scorso.

Nel frattempo, la situazione si è evoluta con l’annuncio da parte del governo israeliano della sua volontà di risolvere la “crisi umanitaria”, e dagli Stati Uniti della “soluzione del secolo” per la Palestina. La questione centrale all’ordine del giorno è il porto di Gaza.
Il modo in cui Israele ha proposto di costruire un porto non include la rimozione del blocco, ma comprende l’addebito dei costi e delle responsabilità alla comunità internazionale, o una coalizione di alleati, mentre Israele continuerebbe ad avere il controllo totale. La proposta contiene allo stesso tempo il potenziale, in somiglianza con i colloqui all’interno del processo di pace di Oslo, di consolidare la espansione e potere israeliano anche senza costruire il porto marittimo.

Questo non può generare pace e sviluppo.
È impossibile pensare alla pace senza giustizia e non c’è giustizia senza il riconoscimento dei diritti dei palestinesi, della loro autonomia e della fine dell’assedio di Gaza.

In questo contesto politico, un’ulteriore sospensione della decisione da parte dell’Europa, sarebbe una accettazione se non una collaborazione con il processo politico e pratico di occupazione da parte di Israele; una posizione chiara deve essere presa rapidamente per rimuovere il blocco.

L’affermazione israeliana è: “Vogliamo la pace e vogliamo costruire un porto per risolvere la situazione umanitaria di Gaza”, ma “non possiamo fidarci delle mani di nessuno straniero per la sicurezza del nostro paese, dobbiamo proteggerci dal rischio dell’uso improprio delle merci, quindi dobbiamo essere i controllori esclusivi del porto. Ciò implica la continuazione del blocco.

La proposta di un porto per Gaza di per sé non è una novità; col tempo è stato presentato una volta ancora, sempre per essere cancellato. Era già parte dell’accordo di Oslo (un porto è stato persino costruito e distrutto dai bombardamenti), è caduta nel dimenticatoio dopo che Israele ha si è opposto alla sua ricostruzione da parte dell’Europa nei primi anni 2000, è stata riesumata nel 2011 dal ministro israeliano Kahz, ed è stata una delle richieste di Gaza all’armistizio alla fine degli attacchi del 2014.

La proposta ora sembra progettata per andare avanti valendosi del sostegno da parte degli alleati, che permette di favorire, perfezionare e rafforzare la legittimità del blocco. Accoppiate sono la richiesta di soddisfare una “urgenza umanitaria” ed il fare pressioni sulla comunità internazionale, con la condizione che lsraele controlli la posizione e il funzionamento di un porto per Gaza.

Non vi è alcuna differenza nello (e nessun bisogno di) avere un porto marittimo quando le sue regole di funzionamento siano le stesse delle esistenti frontiere terrestri, che hanno rafforzato il blocco di Gaza negli ultimi 11 anni. Un simile porto non solleverebbe Gaza dal controllo totale, storicamente arbitrario e oppressivo, più spesso punitivo, quando non apertamente criminale, di Israele sulla popolazione.

Nel piano israeliano per un porto o nella proposta chiamata “l’accordo del secolo” dagli Stati Uniti (ancora da svelare completamente), non vi è alcuna promessa di un cambiamento positivo per la popolazione di Gaza o di sostanziale sollievo dal blocco. Ciò però non significa che non c’è una ragione di profitto per Israele e per i suoi alleati.

I denominatori comuni delle proposte ventilate di porto di Gaza di Israele e Stati Uniti e di altri loro sostenitori si intrecciano tra loro:

1- In tutte le proposte il porto non si trova in terra palestinese. Le località proposte sono El Arish in Egitto, Cipro o, in versione più creativa, una nuova isola artificiale al largo di Gaza. Si rivendicano ragioni di sicurezza per queste scelte, ma emerge che potrebbe non essere l’unica ragione, come qui di seguito.

2-In tutte le proposte è richiesto che le spese per costruire e gestire il porto siano sostenute da “parti internazionali”; queste potrebbero variare in base alla posizione proposta per il porto, suggerendo che ci sarebbe una gara d’appalto aperta alla migliore offerta per sostenere l’egemonia israeliana continua su Gaza e favorire la sua estensione nel Mediterraneo. Sarà Israele a dare il permesso finale di costruire un porto soggetto alla sua esigenza di controllo politico e pratico del blocco di Gaza e ad acquisire maggiori profitti e potere politico nell’area mediterranea in generale.

3-In tutte le proposte il controllore unico del porto sarà Israele, le sue regole prevalgono su qualsiasi insieme di regole internazionali. Sarà Israele a determinare le regole di funzionamento, a decidere chi lavora lì, chi serve nella sicurezza, nei servizi ecc. E, naturalmente, cosa e chi passa attraverso una serie di regole di ordinamento autodeterminate. Poiché le spese per questo saranno a carico della comunità internazionale, questa legittimerà quindi queste regole, analoghe a quelle che ora governano il confine terrestre di Gaza, negando la libertà per Gaza a qualsiasi livello.

La “soluzione o affare del secolo” in effetti, sotto ogni punto di vista, ma solo per Israele.

Abbiamo chiesto un anno fa, e continuiamo a chiedere, che l’Europa si assuma la responsabilità dei disastri che il suo cieco sostegno ai governi israeliani ha prodotto e continua a permettere di essere condotti in Palestina, e che agisca per ripristinare i legittimi diritti alla libertà per il popolo di Gaza.

Abbiamo chiesto che l’Europa utilizzi i meccanismi già esistenti, che potrebbero garantire più rapidamente l’autodeterminazione dei palestinesi su ciò che commerciano, con chi commerciano, chi viaggerà e chi tornerà a casa.

Abbiamo chiesto un anno fa, e chiediamo ancora, che l’Europa agisca verso la rimozione totale dal blocco di Gaza esercitando equità nei confronti del popolo di Gaza, in accordo con le leggi internazionali e le deliberazioni ONU.

Qualsiasi altra posizione, nelle circostanze attuali, sarebbe la collaborazione per favorire l’asservimento della popolazione di Gaza e la dissoluzione della Palestina.

Ed è anche il momento che l’Europa mostri al suo popolo che le parole usate così spesso come “equità” e “preoccupazione per i diritti umani” e “autonomia del popolo” significano azioni.

10 Luglio, 2018

To the people of Gaza that march for return

We, people, movements, associations that struggle for you to achieve freedom and dignity and satisfy the human right and the needs of your Palestine, write today to honour the people of Gaza, the march of return and share the sorrow for the martyrdom of so many of your people, children, youth and adults.

We, this time, want that our message of solidarity and respect for your just cause reaches you directly through your own journals, so that you know directly that you are heard, respected above and beyond propaganda, disinformation and confusion.

We truly understand that Gaza is struggling for its survival, but its people are also in fact leading the unity for Palestine and that this has been taken in your collective hands, and we assure you that the message has reached out in the world.

In respect and solidarity

Free Gaza for free Palestine

 

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العزيزات والأعزاء العاملين في وسائل الإعلام المحلية

تحية طيبة وبعد،،،

أرجو نشر وتعميم هذه الرسالة في وسائل إعلامكم الموقرة، وهي عبارة عن رسالة تعبر عن تضامننا ووقوفنا إلى جانب أهل غزة بالنيابة عن اتحادات وحركات وشخصيات في الخارج
نأمل أن تتمكنوا من نشرها يوم 17 في أي وقت يناسبكم

المرفق هو الرسالة باللغة الإنجليزية والعربية والإيطالية
وهي تحمل توقيع 3 مؤسسات وقعت على الفور في الصباح الباكر … سأقوم بتحديث التواقيع التي ستأتي في وقت لاحق.

تقبلوا فائق الاحترام والتقدير

 

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Alla gente di Gaza che marcia per il ritorno

Noi, le persone, i movimenti, le associazioni che lottano perché la Palestina raggiunga la libertà e la dignità e i diritti umani e le necessità della Palestina siano soddisfatti, scriviamo oggi per onorare la gente di Gaza, la marcia del ritorno e condividere il dolore per il martirio di così molte delle vostre persone, bambini, giovani e adulti.

Noi, questa volta, vogliamo che il nostro messaggio di solidarietà e rispetto per la vostra giusta causa vi raggiunga direttamente attraverso i vostri giornali, in modo che sappiate direttamente che siete ascoltati e rispettati al di sopra e al di là della propaganda, della disinformazione e della confusione.

Comprendiamo veramente che Gaza sta lottando per la sua sopravvivenza, ma il suo popolo sta anche guidando l’unità per la Palestina e che questo scopo è stato preso nelle vostre mani collettive, e vi assicuriamo che il messaggio ha raggiunto il mondo.

Nel rispetto e nella solidarietà

Gaza libera è la Palestina libera

 

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First signatories:

The Brussells Tribunal, Belgium
Agostinelli Mario president Energiafelice, Italy
Alkemia Laboratori Multimediali – Modena – Italia
Associazione di amicizia italo palestinese onlus di Firenze, Italy
Attac Savona, Italy
Belgian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Call for Gaza Children, Genova, Italy
CAPJPO-Europalestine (France)
Casa dei Circoli, Culture e Popoli di Ceriale, Savona Italy
Centro Memorial Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. la Habana Cuba
Comitato Savonese Acqua Bene Comune, Italy
Coordinamento Lombardo Palestina, Italy
Cultura e libertà, ass. Italy
David Halpin, UK
Dominique Willaert (artist – Belgium)
Enrico Campofreda giornalista
Flora Cappelluti
Fuori confine, Italy
Gianni Tognoni, Istituto Mario Negri e Tribunale dei popoli Lelio Basso, Italy
Heather Stroud, UK
IFE Italia (www.ifeitalia.eu), Italy
Il centro di Solidarietà Internazionalista Alta Maremma, Italy
Invictapalestina – centro di documentazione su Palestina e Medioriente, Italy
Ireo Bono-Italy
National Institution of Social Care and Vocational Training- Beyt Atfal Assumoud, Lebanon
Nicoletta Pirotta, Italy
NWRG-onlus. Italy
Parallelo Palestina, Italy
Rete ECO., Italy
Rete Romana di Solidarietà con il Popolo Palestinese, Italy
Roberto Melone, Italy
Salaam ragazzi dell’olivo -Milano-Onlus
Tadhamun, Iraqi Women Solidarity
Association belgo palestinienne
British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP), UK
Diensten Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP), NL (Nederland)
Salaam ragazzi dell’olivo comitato di Trieste
Gruppo Ibriq per la cultura e la causa palestinese
Gibanje za pravice Palestincev, Slovenia
Ludo De Brabander, spokesperson Vrede vzw, Belgium

 

 

 

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!

 

للاتصال

wexgaza@gmail.com

 

 

References

UPDATES SUMMARY – OCTOBER 3, 2017

1- news about denied health in Gaza
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170823-pa-reduces-medical-referrals-for-gaza-patients-by-80/
First reported death from swimming in Gaza’s polluted seas is a 5-year-old boy
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Gaza’s sewage is overflowing

2-new calls to remove the blockade of Gaza

 

3-calls for health for Gaza from Medical Aid for Palestine
https://www.map.org.uk/campaigns/health-and-dignity-campaign

from Intel. Committee for Breaking Gaza Siege
https://youtu.be/MNm9b9JfU8k

 

4- actions
Actions in Milan (Italy) in September
https://www.facebook.com/events/927456337420174/


5- witnesses

Richar Flak in Paris
http://www.aurdip.fr/video-de-la-conference-de-richard.html

Gisha
Graphing-10-years-of-closure
http://gisha.org/publication/8227


6-commentaries

https://palestinefrommyeyes.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/has-gaza-ever-been-liveable/  Shahd Abusalama EN

Ramzi Baroud  (Ma’an News)
http://zeitun.info/2017/09/07/tre-anni-dopo-la-guerra-parlano-i-giovani-di-gaza/  IT

 

UPDATES SUMMARY – AUGUST 16, 2017

References 
We add links for the mechanism of crossing with Egypt (1) and about options and history of the building of a seaport (2, 3,4)

Witness
We add files by Israeli Gisha (5) and Palestinian center for Human rights (6), a very important film by John Pilger (7), which is not new, but very clearly illustrates the continuing actuality and the depth in time of the Palestinian issue, a video on energy cuts (8)an interview from Caritas in Palestine (9), a recent video about pollution of water (10) one about the present darkness (11)

Correspondence from signatories
A letter from Bayan Nuwayhed al-Hout, writer and one by Victoria Britten, journalist (12 and 13).

Issues and tribunals
Believing that the charges according to international law that have been levied at Israel remain at the core of the struggle for justice in Palestine, we added documents from F.Boyles (14) and the final decision of the people tribunal, Russel tribunal on Palestine (15). Other issues raised in the ESCWA report (The report, was retired by UN and it is attached here in pdf: Israeli-practices-Palestinian-people-apartheid-occupation (16)) will be discussed in Belgium (17)

Initiatives/ appeals/campaigns
Since we issued the call many other initiatives have been initiated, here we report some of them, without pretense of exhausting the file

18- the End the blockade campaign that is directed to the UN with similar aims of opening Gaza, as ours

19- a Petition to Macron, France president to take a stance for Gaza opening

20- an information campaign by Oxfam that aims to state that the induced darkness on Gaza amounts to collective punishment

21- a call to action by IfNotNow, US

In the last 3 weeks there has been also an health mission in Gaza by Physicians for human rights Israel, here the report (22) and it was announced that an help caravan form Italy had permission to enter and is travelling (23)

News about health in Gaza in an unending aftermath of war, under blockade and lack of energy, (24) A doctor’s interviews the Deputy Minister of Health for Gaza, Dr.Baseem Naim; a report by PHRI (25) and a scientific publication about the contamination of women in Gaza by heavy metals in the war aftermath (26)

About the right of recurring to ICC of the patients whose life was lost because blocked by denied passage toward hospitals (27), not great audio

We picked some news that may not reach main stream as the filing in to ICC of a complain by the Palestine civil society (28); the comments to press of UNCHR spokesperson (29), the position of Arab donors (30) and a further waste of EU resources and loss for people, in lack still of a clear stand of the EU (31).

 

 

 

REFERENCES

1-EUBAM and port for Gaza
The Council has extended the mandate of the EU border assistance mission for the Rafah crossing point (EU BAM Rafah), as well as the mandate of the EU coordinating office for Palestinian police support (EUPOL COPPS) until 30 June 2018.  http://www.eubam-rafah.eu/

2-https://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21718553-plan-build-artificial-island-might-let-palestinians-trade-outside

3-http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/05/open-gaza-seaport-end-blockade-20145141533315444.html

4-building a seaport for Gaza? By the way, contracts for construction of the port were signed back in 1994 between Israel and the PA. The plans were reaffirmed in the 1999 Sharm el-Sheikh memorandum, and construction began in the summer of 2000. But Israel bombed the site during the second intifada and it has since been abandoned.
Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/03/israel-gaza-strip-hamas-benjamin-netanyahu-vladimir-putin.html#ixzz4penQY4wh

 

WITNESS

5-report from Gisha http://reliefweb.int/report/occupied-palestinian-territory/shedding-legal-light-gaza-electricity-crisis

6- PCHR- Palestinian center for Human Rights, is currently working on documenting the electricity crisis in a series of videos of people’s daily struggles in their hospitals, houses, factories, farmlands, etc… here the first one https://youtu.be/e_4DXbUInTk, also see http://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=9348

7-John Pilger film http://johnpilger.com/videos/palestine-is-still-the-issue

8-Invicta Palestina video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghes9YcpwyM

9-http://www.bocchescucite.org/gaza-p-raed-abusahlia-caritas-jerusalem-aspettiamo-la-prossima-guerra-non-tardera-ad-arrivare/

10-http://www.ism-france.org/temoignages/Temoignage-video-sur-la-pollution-de-la-mer-de-Gaza-article-20377

11- http://www.huffingtonpost.it/2017/08/09/nel-buio-e-nel-silenzio-gaza-sta-morendo_a_23071766/

12- Bayan Nuwayhed al-HoutBay

23- VICTORIA  BRITTAIN

25- http://zeitun.info/2017/09/07/tre-anni-dopo-la-guerra-parlano-i-giovani-di-gaza/  (Voci di giovani di Ramzi Baroud – Ma’an News) IT

 

ISSUES AND TRIBUNALS

14- Francis Boyles

15- Russel Tribunal on Palestine- http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TRP-Concl.-Gaza-EN.pdf

16- ESCWA pdf israeli-practices-palestinian-people-apartheid-occupation

 

INITIATIVES/APPEALS/CAMPAIGNS

17-https://www.manifiesta.be/fr/programme/palestine-100-ans-de-complicite
During this feast Richard Falk will present the report by himself and Virginia Tilley, previous ESCWA director.

18-End the maritime blockade against Gaza. Campaign at the UN by the group ENd the blockade now, USA. reference Richard Littleton endblockade@gmail.com

19-petition to President Macron
https://www.change.org/p/pr%C3%A9sident-de-la-r%C3%A9publique-urgence-humanitaire-%C3%A0-gaza-lev%C3%A9e-du-blocus

20-Oxfam launched a campaing:
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170807-oxfam-electricity-crisis-in-gaza-strip-is-punishment-for-entire-nation-and-it-must-be-stopped-immediately/
#lights on Gaza at  @lightsongaza  and video  https://www.facebook.com/pg/lightsongaza/videos/?ref=page_internal

21-IfNotNow Pledge to #SpeakTruthToPowerGaza
https://actionnetwork.org/groups/ifnotnow

MISSIONS IN GAZA

22-PHRI visited in Gaza – http://mailchi.mp/phr/muwsh5pulz-991385?e=19b7f93641

23-music for peace is traveling with a caravan of help items this week

 

HEALTH NEWS

24-A doctor’s interviews the Deputy Minister of Health for Gaza, Dr.Baseem Naim- August 2, 2017
http://www.pourlapalestine.be/quatre-questions-au-ministre-de-la-sante-de-gaza/

25-http://mailchi.mp/phr/muwsh5pulz-991353?e=19b7f93641

26-https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28768639– A cross sectional study of the relationship between the exposure of pregnant women to military attacks in 2014 in Gaza and the load of heavy metal contaminants in the hair of mothers and newborns

 

RIGHTS AND RECOURSES

27-press conference video on law issue related to the blockade of patients in need to travel for getting cared (bad audio) MoH and https://www.facebook.com/MOHGaza1994/videos/1927373250873860/

 

RELEVANT PRESS NEWS

28-Palestinian Civil Society To File A Complaint Before The ICC http://gaza.scoop.ps/2017/07/palestinian-civil-society-to-file-a-complaint-before-the-icc/ and
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/07/20/529041/Gaza-Palestine-ICC-Israel-

29-Ravina Shamdasani: Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
http://gaza.scoop.ps/2017/08/unhchr-deeply-concerned-about-deterioration-of-humanitarian-conditions-in-gaza/

30-https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170812-arab-countries-half-their-aid-to-the-pa/

31-https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170811-israel-confiscates-eu-aid-from-palestinian-bedouin-community/

 

INTERVIEW

Summarizing the health situation under the energy crisis and more

 

FILMS
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170811-this-is-palestine/

 

 

Call for a world wide campaign

UPDATE – OCTOBER 3, 2017

Signatures are more than 4000. We have added some materials in the section References. There is a summary of what was added, followed by the links and files.

 

UPDATE – AUGUST 16, 2017

Signatures are more than 3600. We have added some materials in the section References. There is a summary of what was added, followed by the links and files.

 

UPDATE – JULY 29, 2017
Over 3400 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

Two days ago there was a cacerolada in Madrid: 10 years ago the block against Gaza was started
www.facebook.com/events/1845593025757290/?ti=icl

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