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Wie Macht durch die Mauer der Apartheid in Palästina ausgeübt wird

Adele Jarrar

Schon seit grauer Vorzeit wurden Grenzen immer wieder militarisiert und die Lokalisierung „politischer“ Grenzen war dafür immer auch eine notwendige Bedingung, beispielsweise die Große Mauer in China, deren älteste Teile bis ins Jahr 220 v.Chr. Zurückreichen, als Kaiser Qin Shi Huang sie als eine Verteidigungsmauer gegen die Invasionen aus dem Norden errichten ließ. In der heutigen Zeit finden wir eine Reihe von Beispielen, so unter anderem die Grenzen zwischen Pakistan und Indien, den USA und Mexiko oder auch „Israel“ und Palästina.

In der Tat hat sich die Besessenheit mit Grenzen bis zu einem Grad entwickelt, an dem wir inzwischen sogar „eigenständige“ Behörden finden, deren Ziel die Verwaltung der Beziehungen und Zusammenarbeit mit ausländischen Grenzschützer_innen ist. Diese beziehen unter anderem auch Fragen der illegalen Immigration, Menschenschmuggels und „terroristische Infiltration“ mit ein, so wie beispielsweise die EU Grenzschutzagentur „FRONTEX“ (gegründet 2004) (FRONTEX, 2007).

In diesem Artikel werde ich jedoch die Mauer der Apartheit in Palästina diskutieren.

Block the Factory

Ben Whitaker

On July 6 the sun rose to the news that three arms factories had been occupied, and a fourth blockaded. All four factories are wholly owned subsidiaries of Israel’s largest arms company, Elbit Systems.

Die Welt schwieg still, während wir abgeschlachtet wurden

Ayah Bashir

Warum gibt es keinen Schutz oder die Verpflichtung, internationales Recht und UN-Resolutionen anzuwenden, wenn es um das palästinensische Volk geht?“

Palestinian Druze, reservists, conscripts and ultra-Ortodox refuse; Israel attempts to draw in more groups to the military

In the last months in Israel a group of Druze Palestinian war refusers has publicly launched their campaign,  reservists and new conscripts have declared their refusal to take part in Israeli military operations in Gaza, and resistance to the call up of the ultra-Orthodox Jews (Haredim) continues.

Support Palestinian and Israeli war refusers

War Resisters' International supports nonviolent resisters in Palestine and Israel. We are in solidarity with conscientious objectors and those who refuse to participate in the Israeli army. Conscription is active in Israel for women and men, for Jewish Israelis and Palestinian Druze. As well as conscripting full-time recruits, reservists are also enlisted after their mandatory military service has ended. Many reservists have been drafted in 'Operation Protective Edge', the Israeli military assault on Gaza.

If you are subject to compulsory military service in Israel, and do not want to go, contact New Profile.

What you can do to support war resisters in Palestine and Israel

While bombs fall on Gaza: Resisting militarism in Israel

Originally posted at: http://afsc.org/friends/while-bombs-fall-gaza-resisting-militarism-israel

While the bombs fall on Gaza and the majority of Israeli society seems to support the continuance of the military attack on Gaza, we, as Israelis horrified by the actions of our government, find our voices lost. What can we say and do? What value might this have? How can our echoes have any impact on the situation now?

Smoke rises over Gaza city by Anne PaqSmoke rises over Gaza city by Anne Paq

Internally in Israeli Jewish-society, it is clear that our voice remains unwelcome – protestors calling for the immediate end of the attack on Gaza have been  physically assaulted, eggs, rocks and chairs thrown at them, and some even hospitalized; celebrities who dare  to criticize the military have been  publically shunned and the majority of the elected opposition in the Knesset are aligning positions with the right-wing government. Those politicians, mostly Palestinians living in Israel, who dared to speak out have been cursed, threatened and physically dragged out of the Knesset.

WRI statement on the present Israeli assault on Gaza

Demonstration on Gaza in Cape TownDemonstration on Gaza in Cape Town

The Assembly of the War Resisters’ International, gathered in the City Hall of Cape Town, South Africa, strongly condemns the ongoing assault by the Israeli military on Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. War Resisters’ International considers all war a crime against humanity, and we therefore call for the immediate end of hostilities, and in particular the repeated aggression by the State of Israel against Palestinians.

As opponents of war, we also oppose the causes of war, and stand in solidarity with oppressed people all over the world. We therefore call for the end of the occupation of Palestine and—especially gathered at the building from which Nelson Mandela made his first speech after release from prison—we call for the end of all forms of Apartheid everywhere.

Solidarity for Omar Saad in Athens, 6th April 2014

Related peace activists: 

Solidarity for Omar Saad in AthensSolidarity for Omar Saad in Athens

Action against the imprisonment of Omar Saad in front of the Greek Parliament at 'Syntagma' Square (Constitution Square) in Athens. 6th April 2014, by activists from Amnesty International in Greece.

Refuse, your nation will protect you campaign launched on the Refusing Mount in front of Atlit military prison

Related peace activists: 

The campaign “Refuse, your nation will protect you” was officially launched in a demonstration in front of the Atlit military prison last Friday, 21st of March 2014. The program and future action plan aiming to left the mandatory military service off the sons of the Arab Druze society was introduced.

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