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By Stephen Lendman
10-13-13

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states "(e)veryone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." No one has the right to deny them.

Resisting lawless occupation is universally recognized. Palestinians may use "all necessary means at their disposal" to do so. More on that below.

Consider daily life. Longstanding militarized occupation is ruthless. It's criminal. It's unrelenting. It's suffocating. It's vicious. It denies Palestinians fundamental human and civil rights.

Collective punishment is policy. So is economic strangulation. Free expression, assembly and movement are denied.

State terror, closed borders, isolation, land theft, settlement expansions, exploitation, targeted killings, abductions, political imprisonments, roadblocks, checkpoints, separation walls, other barriers, curfews, and never ending fear reflect daily life.

International law is clear and unequivocal. Self-determination is inviolable. It's universally recognized.

Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states:

"All peoples have the right of self-determination."

"By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."

"All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence."

"The States Parties to the present Covenant, including those having responsibility for the administration of Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories, shall promote the realization of the right of self-determination, and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations."

Article 1 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights repeats the same language.

General Assembly Resolution A/RES/33/24 (November 1978):

"Reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, particularly armed struggle."

General Assembly Resolution A/RES/3246 (XXIX) (November 1974):

"Reaffirms the legitimacy of the peoples' struggle for liberation form colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation by all available means, including armed struggle."

"Strongly condemns all Governments which do not recognize the right to self-determination and independence of peoples under colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation, notably the peoples of Africa and the Palestinian people."

General Assembly Resolution 2649 (1970):

"Affirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples under colonial and alien domination recognized as being entitled to the right of self-determination to restore to themselves that right by any means at their disposal."

According to Princeton University Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination director Wolfgang Danspeckgruber:

"No other concept is as powerful, visceral, emotional, unruly, or as steep in creating aspirations and hopes for self-determination."

The 1960 General Assembly decolonization resolution states:

"The subjection of peoples to alien subjugation, domination and exploitation constitutes a denial of fundamental human rights, is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations and is an impediment to the promotion of world peace and co-operation."

"All peoples have the right to self-determination; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."

"Immediate steps shall be taken, in Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories or all other territories which have not yet attained independence, to transfer all powers to the peoples of those territories, without any conditions or reservations, in accordance with their freely expressed will and desire, without any distinction as to race, creed or colour, in order to enable them to enjoy complete independence and freedom."

"All States shall observe faithfully and strictly the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the present Declaration on the basis of equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of all States, and respect for the sovereign rights of all peoples and their territorial integrity."

General Assembly Resolution 181 called for an Independent Arab state by October 1, 1948.

It asked "all Governments and peoples to refrain from taking any action which might hamper or delay the carrying out of these recommendations."

It called for the Security Council to be empowered with "the necessary measures as provided for in the plan for its implementation."

In the late 1980s, Francis Boyle drafted Palestine's declaration of independence.

On November 15, 1988, the Palestine National Council (PNC) adopted his Memorandum of Law. It "proclaimed the existence of the new independent state of Palestine."

It legally qualifies. Its territory is determinable. Its borders are negotiable. Palestine existed for millennia.

It has a fixed population, a functioning government, and capacity to have normalized relations with other states.

Over 140 nations recognize its legitimacy. Militarized occupation denies it. Resisting it is universally recognized. According to Boyle:

"Palestinians have a perfect right under international law to resist an illegal, colonial, genocidal, criminal, military occupation regime of their lands and of their homes and of their People that goes back to 1948 so long as it is done in a manner consistent with the requirements of international humanitarian law."

UN Charter Article 51 affirms "the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense" against armed attack.

Israel attacks Palestinian civilians repeatedly. Daily examples explain. On Friday, Israel assaulted nonviolent protesters in five West Bank villages.

Bil'in, Nabi Saleh, Kufer Qadum, and Al Ma'ssare were affected. Seven Palestinians were arrested. Dozens were injured.

Four international supporters and three local activists were detained. So were media crews.

Israeli forces used live fire, rubber bullets and tear gas. They did so against nonviolent civilians. Resisters were beaten with rifle butts.

During the week ending October 9, Israel conducted 51 incursions into Palestinian communities. Around three dozen adults were arrested. So were six children.

Seven Palestinians were injured. Hazem al-Syouri was one of many affected. His experience reflects daily life in Palestine.

"I live with my mother and brothers in a 5-story building in the centre of the Old Town in Hebron," he said.

At around midnight October 3, he awoke to knocks on his front door. Soldiers raided his apartment. They deployed there.

They climbed stairs to "other apartments belonging to (his) mother and brothers."

They were yelling. They ordered al-Syouri out. They raided the whole building.

His mother, brothers and children were sleeping. They ordered them out. They ransacked the building for hours.

"We heard the sounds of smashing glass and destroying doors. Children were crying all the time."

"When I tried to talk to the Israeli soldiers to allow me in, a soldier pushed me awayâ¤|Israeli soldiers ordered women and children to get inside to be personally searched with the metal detector."

Seventeen month-old Joud was stripped naked. Al-Syouri's mother fainted. His two brothers were handcuffed.

Soldiers "destroyed the doors and electric appliances, damaged the furniture and closets, mixed the foodstuffs in the kitchen together and took off some of the building bricks on the roof."

"The damage caused to my brothers' apartments and mine are above NIS 100,000 (about $25,000). "

Similar incidents occur daily throughout occupied Palestine. Settlers attack Palestinians freely.

Yesh Din is a volunteer human rights organization. It works on behalf of Palestinian civilians.

They face daily "acts of violence committed by Israeli" settlers. They're "not isolated incidents." They reflect "hate and anger."

They're "part of a sophisticated, wider strategy designed to assert territorial domination."

Doing so violates international law. Israel is obligated to ensure security and safety. It instigates state terror instead.

Since 1967, Israeli security forces and settlers destroyed over 800,000 Palestinian olive trees. It’s the equivalent of razing New York's Central Park 33 times over.

Resisting tyranny is a universal right. Hamas Political Bureau head Khaled Mashal called for doing so.

Palestinians "need to take a clear stance," he said. "(I)t is essential to keep the resistance strong."

Liberation depends on it. "All factions must agree on a unified strategy and a unified goal."

UN Special Rapporteur for Palestinian human rights Richard Falk calls resisting occupation "a legally protected right." It bears repeating. Liberation depends on it.

 

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs Fridays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour

http://www.dailycensored.com/palestinians-right-resist/


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states "(e)veryone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." No one has the right to deny them. Resisting lawless occupation is universally recognized. Palestinians may use "all necessary means at their disposal" to do so.
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As the P5+1 push ahead to make a deal with the Iranian government over its nuclear program, the Israeli prime minister has published his latest cartoon to try and stop the deal. This cartoon equate...
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i guess now you see i was correct about Khaled Meshaal snake ass ... welcome to Syria, love Izzyhell 

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threatened to eradicate Gaza-based Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS).

The threat came in a 16-minute long video recently shared by pro-ISIS accounts on social media where a masked man slammed the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group for cooperating with Iran, the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah, and other 'nationalist’, ‘communist’ and ‘secularist’ parties.

“The point of Jihad is not to liberate lands, but rather to fight in order to implement the Law of God; this is how God defined Jihad”, said one masked ISIS militant who appeared in the video. "We will uproot the state of the Jews (Israel) and you and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be over-run by our creeping multitudes", he continued.

The fighter later vowed that the soldiers of the Caliphate will soon be creeping on Hamas. “We swear to God that what is happening in Yarmouk Camp today will happen in Gaza very soon”, said the fighter.

ISIS has recently seized part of Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus after clashing with anti-Assad Islamic fighters.

Hamas has been harshly criticized by ISIS for launching a wide-scale crackdown on Salafist groups in Gaza Strip, and for not being ‘stringent enough’ in enforcing Sharia Law in the territories under its control.

Earlier on May, Hamas arrested dozens of members of the Salafist groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in Gaza Strip.

Both ISIS and the Salafist groups in Gaza oppose the truces held by Hamas with Israel and the rival Fatah movement.

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#CIA director John Brennan must think he is above the law! http://bit.ly/1FwUKGq
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Funny thing is we have memories like fish with Alzheimers . Yeah, BP is promoting their "New Fuel" as being able to "clean" your engine 10x better than any other. People buy that crap but forget about the Gulf. Humans are such morons, so easily lied to  and they love to  swallow the bullshit the master PR spin doctors  excrete on them. Pity HRH Prince Philip the Royal ASS-HOLE who sits on the board of British Petroleum (Poop)   couldn't  do a  10x better clean up in the gulf. Silence is Golden hey your Royal Assness?
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"Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority of the early slaves to the New World were actually white.

From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well.

During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.

Many people today will avoid calling the Irish slaves what they truly were: Slaves. They’ll come up with terms like “Indentured Servants” to describe what occurred to the Irish. However, in most cases from the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish slaves were nothing more than human cattle."


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There is a new Cold War alright! U.S instigated and miscalculated, America will pay heavily for its small cock syndrome over Russia and find itself left out in the........ cold!


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Hundreds of Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight, 10 villages in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, searched dozens of homes and property, and confiscated surveillance tapes, looking for the shooters who seriously wounded one Israeli settler, and moderately injured three others.

The Palestinian TV has reported that the army invaded the villages of al-Mogheer, Deir Jarir, Silwad, al-Jalazoun, Kufur Malek, Sinjel, Abu Falah, Beiteen, Rammoun and Tormos Ayya.

The soldiers interrogated the families while extensively searching and ransacking their homes and property, causing excessive damage, and confiscated surveillance tapes from a number of homes and stores, in an attempt to locate any footage that could provide information on the shooters.

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