Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Top Ten Reasons East Jerusalem does not belong to Jewish-Israelis

Top Ten Reasons East Jerusalem does not belong to Jewish-Israelis

By Juan Cole is President of the Global Americana Institute

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the American Israel Public Affairs Council on Monday that "Jerusalem is not a settlement." He continued that the historical connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel cannot be denied. He added that neither could the historical connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem . He insisted, "The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 years ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today." He said, " Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is our capital." He told his applauding audience of 7500 that he was simply following the policies of all Israeli governments since the 1967 conquest of Jerusalem in the Six Day War.

Netanyahu mixed together Romantic-nationalist cliches with a series of historically false assertions. But even more important was everything he left out of the history, and his citation of his warped and inaccurate history instead of considering laws, rights or common human decency toward others not of his ethnic group.

So here are the reasons that Netanyahu is profoundly wrong, and East Jerusalem does not belong to him.

1. In international law, East Jerusalem is occupied territory, as are the parts of the West Bank that Israel unilaterally annexed to its district of Jerusalem. The Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and the Hague Regulations of 1907 forbid occupying powers to alter the lifeways of civilians who are occupied, and forbid the settling of people from the occupiers' country in the occupied territory. Israel 's expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem , its usurpation of Palestinian property there, and its settling of Israelis on Palestinian land are all gross violations of international law. Israeli claims that they are not occupying Palestinians because the Palestinians have no state are cruel and tautological. Israeli claims that they are building on empty territory are laughable. My back yard is empty, but that does not give Netanyahu the right to put up an apartment complex on it.

2. Israeli governments have not in fact been united or consistent about what to do with East Jerusalem and the West Bank , contrary to what Netanyahu says. The Galili Plan for settlements in the West Bank was adopted only in 1973. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin gave undertakings as part of the Oslo Peace Process to withdraw from Palestinian territory and grant Palestinians a state, promises for which he was assassinated by the Israeli far right (elements of which are now supporting Netanyahu's government). As late as 2000, then Prime Minister Ehud Barak claims that he gave oral assurances that Palestinians could have almost all of the West Bank and could have some arrangement by which East Jerusalem could be its capital. Netanyahu tried to give the impression that far rightwing Likud policy on East Jerusalem and the West Bank has been shared by all previous Israeli governments, but this is simply not true.

3. Romantic nationalism imagines a "people" as eternal and as having an eternal connection with a specific piece of land. This way of thinking is fantastic and mythological. Peoples are formed and change and sometimes cease to be, though they might have descendants who abandoned that religion or ethnicity or language. Human beings have moved all around and are not directly tied to any territory in an exclusive way, since many groups have lived on most pieces of land. Jerusalem was not founded by Jews, i.e. adherents of the Jewish religion. It was founded between 3000 BCE and 2600 BCE by a West Semitic people or possibly the Canaanites, the common ancestors of Palestinians, Lebanese, many Syrians and Jordanians, and many Jews. But when it was founded Jews did not exist.

4. Jerusalem was founded in honor of the ancient god Shalem. It does not mean City of Peace but rather 'built-up place of Shalem."

5. The "Jewish people" were not building Jerusalem 3000 years ago, i.e. 1000 BCE. First of all, it is not clear when exactly Judaism as a religion centered on the worship of the one God took firm form. It appears to have been a late development since no evidence of worship of anything but ordinary Canaanite deities has been found in archeological sites through 1000 BCE. There was no invasion of geographical Palestine from Egypt by former slaves in the 1200s BCE. The pyramids had been built much earlier and had not used slave labor. The chronicle of the events of the reign of Ramses II on the wall in Luxor does not know about any major slave revolts or flights by same into the Sinai peninsula . Egyptian sources never heard of Moses or the 12 plagues & etc. Jews and Judaism emerged from a certain social class of Canaanites over a period of centuries inside Palestine .

6. Jerusalem not only was not being built by the likely then non-existent "Jewish people" in 1000 BCE, but Jerusalem probably was not even inhabited at that point in history. Jerusalem appears to have been abandoned between 1000 BCE and 900 BCE, the traditional dates for the united kingdom under David and Solomon. So Jerusalem was not 'the city of David ,' since there was no city when he is said to have lived. No sign of magnificent palaces or great states has been found in the archeology of this period, and the Assyrian tablets, which recorded even minor events throughout the Middle East, such as the actions of Arab queens, don't know about any great kingdom of David and Solomon in geographical Palestine .

7. Since archeology does not show the existence of a Jewish kingdom or kingdoms in the so-called First Temple Period, it is not clear when exactly the Jewish people would have ruled Jerusalem except for the Hasmonean Kingdom . The Assyrians conquered Jerusalem in 722. The Babylonians took it in 597 and ruled it until they were themselves conquered in 539 BCE by the Achaemenids of ancient Iran , who ruled Jerusalem until Alexander the Great took the Levant in the 330s BCE. Alexander's descendants, the Ptolemies ruled Jerusalem until 198 when Alexander's other descendants, the Seleucids, took the city. With the Maccabean Revolt in 168 BCE, the Jewish Hasmonean kingdom did rule Jerusalem until 37 BCE, though Antigonus II Mattathias, the last Hasmonean, only took over Jerusalem with the help of the Parthian dynasty in 40 BCE. Herod ruled 37 BCE until the Romans conquered what they called Palestine in 6 CE (CE= 'Common Era' or what Christians call AD). The Romans and then the Eastern Roman Empire of Byzantium ruled Jerusalem from 6 CE until 614 CE when the Iranian Sasanian Empire Conquered it, ruling until 629 CE when the Byzantines took it back.

The Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 638 and ruled it until 1099 when the Crusaders conquered it. The Crusaders killed or expelled Jews and Muslims from the city. The Muslims under Saladin took it back in 1187 CE and allowed Jews to return, and Muslims ruled it until the end of World War I, or altogether for about 1192 years.

Adherents of Judaism did not found Jerusalem . It existed for perhaps 2700 years before anything we might recognize as Judaism arose. Jewish rule may have been no longer than 170 years or so, i.e., the kingdom of the Hasmoneans.

8. Therefore if historical building of Jerusalem and historical connection with Jerusalem establishes sovereignty over it as Netanyahu claims, here are the groups that have the greatest claim to the city:

A. The Muslims, who ruled it and built it over 1191 years.

B. The Egyptians, who ruled it as a vassal state for several hundred years in the second millennium BCE.

C. The Italians, who ruled it about 444 years until the fall of the Roman Empire in 450 CE.

D. The Iranians, who ruled it for 205 years under the Achaemenids, for three years under the Parthians (insofar as the last Hasmonean was actually their vassal), and for 15 years under the Sasanids.

E. The Greeks, who ruled it for over 160 years if we count the Ptolemys and Seleucids as Greek. If we count them as Egyptians and Syrians, that would increase the Egyptian claim and introduce a Syrian one.

F. The successor states to the Byzantines, which could be either Greece or Turkey , who ruled it 188 years, though if we consider the heir to be Greece and add in the time the Hellenistic Greek dynasties ruled it, that would give Greece nearly 350 years as ruler of Jerusalem .

G. There is an Iraqi claim to Jerusalem based on the Assyrian and Babylonian conquests, as well as perhaps the rule of the Ayyubids (Saladin's dynasty), who were Kurds from Iraq.

9. Of course, Jews are historically connected to Jerusalem by the Temple , whenever that connection is dated to. But that link mostly was pursued when Jews were not in political control of the city, under Iranian, Greek and Roman rule. It cannot therefore be deployed to make a demand for political control of the whole city.

10. The Jews of Jerusalem and the rest of Palestine did not for the most part leave after the failure of the Bar Kochba revolt against the Romans in 136 CE. They continued to live there and to farm in Palestine under Roman rule and then Byzantine. They gradually converted to Christianity. After 638 CE all but 10 percent gradually converted to Islam. The present-day Palestinians are the descendants of the ancient Jews and have every right to live where their ancestors have lived for centuries.

CITIZENS INTERNATIONAL is a global initiative from Penang , Malaysia . It seeks to analyse the causes of increased militarisation of the planet and to work towards an environment of peace and international security including the preservation of social justice, ecology and sustainable development. CI also intends to support the development of traditional knowledge systems.


Subject: Stop supermarkets profiting from the Occupation

Stop supermarket power

Dear Aminah

High street supermarkets are profiting from Israel 's occupation of Palestine by selling produce from Israeli settlements. Under international law, Israel 's settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal. By selling settlement produce, supermarkets are complicit in their illegal activity and profiting from Palestinian suffering.

We need to stop them.

Act now to tell the CEOs of Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda to stop selling settlement produce in their stores.

Take action at

Thank you,

Yasmin Khan
Senior Campaigns Officer

Wednesday, March 24, 2010



Pembantaian Demi Pembantaian Zionis-Israel
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Sejarah kehidupan entitas Zionis-Israel hanyalah diisi dengan pembantaian demi pembantaian terhadap rakyat Palestina dan bangsa Arab, yang tidak berdosa. Rezim Zionis-Israel dari waktu ke waktu, tanpa jeda sedikitkpun terus melakukan pembantaian terhadap rakyat sipil, dan kemudian mengusir, menjajah, dan menguasai tanah kelaharinnya.

Tapi, rezim Zionis-Israel terus menipu dan memanipulasi masyarakat dunia, dan menuduh rakyat Palestina, sebagai penjahat, teroris, dan biadab. Rezim Zionis-Israel telah memutar-balikkan fakta-fakta yang tidak mungkin dipungkirinya. Semua bukti-bukti sangat nyata, menunjukkan bahwa Zionis-Israel adalah bangsa paling biadab di muka bumi ini. Anehnya, masyarakat dunia, terkecoh dengan kebohongan Zionis-Israel, yang selalu menggembar-nggemborkan tentang adanya ‘Holacoust’ (pembantaian), yang semuanya hanyalah fiktik, dan tujuannya untuk memeras masyarakat dunia, dan menutupi segala kejahatannya terhadpa rakyat Palestina.

Inilah diantara fakta kekejian yang paling dahsyat yang dilakukan Zionis-Israel sejak perang tahun 1948 :

1. Pembantaian di desa Balad As-Sheikh dan Hawasyah, pada 1 Januari 1948, di dua perkampungan yang terletak disebelah tenggara Haifa. Teroris Zionis melakukan bersenjata, di mana 200 pasukan teroris Zionis, membantai habis seluruh penduduk dua desa itu.
2. Pembantaian Naashiruddin, pada 15 Mei 1948, terjadi di desa dekat Thabriyah. Di sini pasukan teroris Zionis dengan menggunakan pakaian Arab, kemudian mendatangi penduduk, namun disaat penduduk menyambutnya, sekonyong-konyong pasukan teroris Zionis, lalu memuntahkan peluru, dan menembaki seluruh penduduk desa, hingga seluruh tewas.
3. Pembantaian Bait Darais, pada 21 Mei 1948, di mana serangan dilancarkan pasukan Zionis-Israel terhadap desa besar, yang berada di sebelah timur Gaza, Bait Darais, dengan panser-panser dari segala penjuru, dan membabat seluruh penduduknya, tanpa menyisakannya.

4. Pembantaian Deir Yasin, pada 9 Oktober 1948, serangan yang dilancarkan pasukan Zionis-Israel terhadap desa yang terletak di dekat kota Al-Quds dengan jumlah penduduk 600 muslim. Disini pasukan gabungan dari teroris Irghun dan Stern, yang jumlahnya 300, yang dilengkapi dengan panser menghancurkan desa itu dan mendudukinya, dan membantai habis seluruh penduduk Deir Yasin. Tak ada yang tersisa anak-anak, wanita, orang tua semuanya dibantai habis. Teroris Irghun dan Stern masuk rumah-rumah warga Palestina, dan melenyapkan dengan senjata.
5. Pambantaian Ad-Duwaimah, pada 30 Oktober 1948, di mana pasukan gerombolan Zionis-Israel, memasuki desa yang terletak sebelah tenggara Hebron (al-Khalil), pasukan Zionis-Israel yang dipimpin Moshe Dayyan, memasuki desa, dan membantai 96 orang, dan juga membunuh anak-anak yang tidak berdosa dengan cara memecahkan kepala mereka.
6. Pembantaian Ailbun, pada 30 Oktober 1948, di mana pasukan Zionis-Israel membantai 12 pemuda Palestina dengan cara-cara yang keji, termasuk menghilangkan kepala mereka, dan membiarkan mayat mereka berserakan di jalan-jalan.

7. Pembantaian Shafshaf di Al Jalil, di mana pasukan Zionis-Israel, di mana dalam peristiwa itu, pasukan Zionis-Israel, membantai 52 orang Palestina, dan memasukkan mayat-mayat mereka ke dalam sumur, dan tanpa belas kasihan.
8. Pembantaian Allah, pada 11 Desember 1948, di mana dalam peristiwa puluhan anak Palestina terbunuh akibat muntahan peluru Israel yang terjadi di dalam masjid. Saat itu pemuda Palestina sedanga menunaikan shalat. Menurut sumber di Israel, waktu itu, lebih 250 orang Palestina yang dibantai oleh Zionis-Israel, belum termasuk yang mengalami luka-luka.
9. Allah, juga menyaksikan pembantaian, yang sebelumnya terjadi pengusiran terhadap penduduk di wilayah itu, saat pasukan Zionis-Israel melakukan pengosongan besar-besaran.
10. Pembantaian di Shafat, di mana gerombolan teroris Zionis-Israel, membantai 70 pemuda Arab, yang sedang melakukan shalat saat itu.

11. Gerombolan Al-Atsel, pada 6 Juli 1938, meledakkan dua mobil di pasar Haifa, sehingga meluluh-lantakkan keuda mobil itu, dan merenggut nyawa 21 orang Palestina, dan melukai 52 orang lainnya.
12. Seorang Zionis melemparkan granat di pasar sayur mayur, dan itu terjadi pada 14 Juli1938, akibat ledakan granat itu, 12 orang Arab tewas.
13. Gerombolan Zionis, pada 15 Juli 1938, meledakkan granat di depan salah satu Masjid Al-Quds, disaat para jamaah keluar masjid. Peristiwa itu menewaskan 10 orang Palestina, dan melukai 30 orang lainya.
14. Gerombolan Zionis, pada 26 Agustus 1938, meledakkan mobil yang sudah dipenuhi dengan bahan peledak oleh para teroris Al-Atsel, di pasar Al-Quds. Peristiwa ini membunuh 34 pemuda Arab, dan melukai 35 orang lainnya.
15. Para gerombolan teroris Al-Atsel , pada 27 Februari 1939, meledakkan dua bom di Haifa, sehingga menewaskan 27 orang Arab, dan 39 lainnya mengalami cidera.

16. Pembantaian Qabiyyah, pada 14 Oktober 1953, di mana pasukan teroris Zionis-Israel dengan kekuatan 600 pasukan, memasuki desa yang terletak di sebelah timur Al-Quds, dan desa itu berpenduduk 2.000 jiwa. Teroris Zionis-Israel mengepung desa itu, kemudian menembak secara sporadis ke segala arah. Teroris Zionis-Israel itu juga meledakkan rumah-rumah penduduk Palestina yang ada, dan membantai pemiliknya satu-satu, seperti membunuhi binatang, tanpa ada sedikitpun rasa belas-kasihannya. Pembantaian itu berlangsung selama 32 jam. 56 rumah hancur, 67 penduduk tewas, dan banyak seluruh keluarga dibantai dalam peristiwa itu. Termasuk anak-anak dan wanita. Zionis-Israel juga menghancurkan masjid-masjid yang ada di desa itu.
17. Pembantaian di Kafr Qasim, pada 29 Oktober 1956, di mana gerombolan teroris Zionis-Israel mengumpulkan buruh, pada pukul 17.00 petang. Gerombolan teroris Zionis dengan dingin membantai buruh, yang sudah berkumpul, tanpa bersisa. 49 orang tewas, diantaranya yang tewas anak-anak yang berumur 11 tahun.
18. Shabra dan Syatila, di mana 2 diantara 12 tempat pengungsian Palestina di Lebanon. Pembantaian di Shabra dan Syatila ini berlansung pada 18 September 19882. Ini merupakan pembantaian paling keji dalam sejarah kehidupan kemanusiaan. Zionis-Israel benar-benar biadab. Di bawah komando Jendral Ariel Sharon ( sekarang masih koma, dan sudah 4 tahun), dimana pembantaian di kamp pengungsi ini, yang dilakukan rezim Zionis-Zionis yang bekerjasama dengan milisih Phalangist (Kristen), membantai sekitar 4.000 warga Palestina, yang ada di dua kamp pengungsian itu. Inilah kejahatah yang paling terkutuk yang dilakukan Zionis-Israel. Sebelum melakukan pembantaian itu, terlebih dahulu pasukan Zionis bersama milisi Phalangist memadamkan listrik yang ada di kamp Shabra dan Syatila.
19. Pembantaian di Al-Aqsha, yang berlangsung pada 8 Oktober 1990. Di mana gerombolan teroris yang mengatas-namakan ‘Pengawal Gunung Haikal’, memuntahkan peluru yang diarahkan kepada jamaah yang sedang melakukan shalat di dalam masjid. Korban yang syahid sebanyak 21 orang, 800 orang yang luka-luka, dan 250 orang yang ditangkap. Ini peperangan yang dilancarkan kaum muslimin, yang sedang shalat terhdap Zionis-Israel.
20. Pembantaian di Masjid Ibrahim Hebron, yang berlangsung di tahun 1994, di mana kaum muslimin sedang menunaikan shalat, dan berdzikir, dan belum selesai wirid mereka, muntahan senjata Zionis-Israel tanpa henti-henti. 24 warga Hebron tewas, dan 35 orang lainnya luka-luka. Dari pembantaian di Masjid Al-Khalil Hebron, kemudian muncul Intifadah.
21. Pembantaian Uyun Qarra, yang berlangsung pada 20 Mei 1989, di mana pasukan Zionis-Israel menembakkan senjatanya kearah buruh yang sedang menungu jemputan. 7 oran tewas. Dari peristiwa ini dampaknya sangat luas ke seluruh Palestina.
22. Pembantaian Bahr Al-Baqr, pasukan tempur mengebom sekolah anak-anak di dekat Suez, sehingga puluhan anak sekolah tewas.
23. Agresi Zionis-Israel ke Gaza, yang menewaskan lebih dari 1500, dan melukai lebih 5.000 penduduk Gaza. Zionis Israel juga menghancurkan seluruh sarana hidup di wilayah itu.

Kejahatan Zionis-Israel itu akan terus berlangsung sempai bangsa yang sangat rasialis di muka bumi itu, musnah. Kekacauan dan perang tidak akan pernah berhenti, selama eksistensi Zionis-Israel itu masih ada di tanah Palestina, yang sekarang mereka duduki. Inila fakta-fakta kejahatan yang dilakukan Zionis-Israel terhadap rakyat Palestina dan bangsa Arab. (m)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Secretary-General International Peoples Boycott Commission

Dear United Justice Network Members,

It is my pleasure to write to you to announce the launch of the International People’s Boycott Commission’s (IPBC) first ever campaign for boycotting pro-Israeli companies. As I am writing this letter a number of activists in different parts of the world are assiduously working on the final preparation of this international campaign which aims to expose and target companies that have breached the trust of their customers by lending their support to the abhorrent and oppressive cause of the Zionist entity.

The IPBC has been formed after a series of meetings held in Kuwait, Lebanon and Istanbul. Its mandate is to focus on the support of the Palestinian struggle through boycotting of various companies that are proven to be supporters of Israel. Our research, conducted with the co-operation of IHRC, based in London, has produced substantial evidence to verify the names of the companies that support Israel.

On 26 March 2010, the official launching of the campaign will take place in Beirut and Inshallah it will pave the way for an array of international events under one slogan “Stop!...think…Don’t support”. Our members, in more than 15 countries, are getting ready to disseminate information about the campaign through a variety of avenues over the next 3 months.

Considering the latest heinous Israeli attacks against the al-Aqsa Mosque, this campaign becomes a crucial platform to express our common concerns regarding the deteriorating situation of Palestinians. It will also provide us an opportunity to take a united action against the barbarous Israeli entity that has violated almost every existing international laws and treaties.

Upon hearing about your adoption of the boycott campaign in your recent meeting that took place in Indonesia, IPBC want to express our delight at having you onboard. From the 15th of March print friendly campaign materials will be available on our website at The website is designed to enable campaigners to download and re-print the materials. Therefore, the materials are uploaded to the website in AI format. Further, a professional design company in Doha named Al-Ruwaq PR provided artistic consultation and the graphic designs needed for the campaign.

I kindly ask everyone to fill up the registration forms and send it to us as soon as possible so we can provide you with additional information and support in launching the campaign in your locality.

Finally, I would like to thank all of you for your support for the cause of Palestine and for all other just causes around the world. Please keep up the good work.

Majed Al-Ansari
International Peoples Boycott Commission

International People’s Boycott Commission’s (IPBC

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear UJN members,

I hope this letter finds you in the best of health and spirits,

I am delighted to inform you that International People’s Boycott Commission’s (IPBC) campaign for boycotting pro-Israeli companies is to be launched On 26 March 2010 in Beirut. Please find the letter of Majed Al-Ansari, Secretary-General of International Peoples Boycott Commission attached. The letter contains detailed information and the link ( of the dedicated website of the campaign, wherein you can download the campaign metarials. The Arabic website is already gone live and the English website will be avialable soon. We will update you on this and other issues pertinent to the campaign.

I also take pleasure in informing you about the excellent developments regarding the launch of the project:

· Dr. Saleem Al-Huss former PM of Lebanon will be the sponsor of our event and will deliver a speech

· Dr. Nasser Al-Sane’ President of the People conference to support Palestine will attend and also deliver a speech

· The event will take place in the Journalists union building and will be attended by the president of the union

· Quds foundation will also sponsor the event

· A recorded message of support by Sheikh Al-Qaradawi will be played in the event

· Imam of al-Aqsa Mosque will be sending a message of support

· George Galloway and Yvonne Ridley will be sending message of supports

· Scholars for Palestine association will support the campaign

Since I will be present at the launch of the campaign as the vice president of IPBC, I have been asked to say a few words on behalf of UJN that would address the significance of the occasion and express our unyielding support to this auspicious event.

As you are aware in our last meeting in Malaysia we have pledged our support to International People’s Boycott Commission’s (IPBC) campaign for boycotting pro-Israeli companies. Needless to say that this pledge has become colossally important in the light of the recent horrendous Israeli aggression against al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque and the ongoing imprisonment of 1,500,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Therefore, I invite you to urge NGOs and campaigners to actively join in this campaign.

Your brother in Islam,


Massoud Shadjareh

Chair of IHRC and UJN London Secretariat

Islamic Human Rights Commission

PO Box 598, Wembley HA9 7XH, UK

Tel: (+44) 208 9044 222

Fax: (+44) 208 9045 183

The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

"And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of) those who say: Our Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper." Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75

Hebahan ke masjid seluruh masjid

( Coordinating Committee Of Malaysian Initiative For Viva Palestine )
24-3-2, Tingkat 3, Jln 4/50, Diamond Square Off Jln. Gombak, 53000, Kuala Lumpur
Hotline : 019 4747141 / 012 3333825 Pejabat : 03-4023 5155 Fax : 03-4023 4155 emel:

Rujukan kami : mapim/vivapalestina/2010/bil/002
Rujukan Tuan :
Tarikh : 25 Mac 2010_____


Pengerusi/Imam Masjid

Assalamualaikum wr.wb.


Segala puji bagi Allah Taala, Tuhan sekalian alam. Selawat dan salam ke atas junjungan besar Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. dan para sahabat. Dengan segala hormatnya perkara diatas adalah dirujuk.

2. Sukacita dimaklumkan, Majlis Perundingan Pertubuhan Islam Malaysia (MAPIM) sedang menganjurkan program ”KONVOI NASIONAL BUAT GAZA” pada 8 hb Mei 2010 yang melibatkan 500 ke 1000 kenderaan dari seluruh Malaysia menuju ke Shah Alam. Tujuan program ini diadakan adalah sebagai tanda sokongan padu kepada saudara kita yang berada di GAZA Palestin dan juga untuk memberi kesedaran kepada seluruh umat Islam mengenai penjajahan Israel terhadap Masjid Al Aqsa. Kiblat pertama umat Islam dan saudara yang terkepung di GAZA wajib dibebaskan oleh umat Islam seluruh dunia.

Untuk makluman suatu konvoi 20 kapal akan bergerak dari Turki ke pantai Gaza untuk menghantar bantuan kemanusiaan kepada rakyat Gaza. MAPIM sebagai sebuah wadah gabungan NGO Islam seluruh Malaysia sedang mengusahakan bantuan dihantar dari Malaysia bersama salah sebuah kapal tersebut.

3. Sehubungan dengan itu, kami selaku pihak penganjur ingin memohon kerjasama padu dari pihak tuan agar dapat mewarwarkan dan membuka pendaftaran konvoi kepada para jemaah di masjid tuan selama 4 minggu sebelum 8 hb Mei 2010. Pihak masjid perlu mengumpul nama , KP dan nombor daftar kenderaan yang akan bergerak dari masjid masing-masing . Maklumat hendaklah dihantar kepada pejabat MAPIM sebelum 1 hb Mei 2010

Perincian program :

1. Tarikh : 8 Mei 2010 (Sabtu)

2. Acara : Bermula dari Asar hingga malam di Stadium Melawati Shah Alam

3. Tempat Konvoi bermula: Berhimpun di Masjid negeri atau masjid masing-masing yang ditentukan oleh pihak penganjur negeri menuju ke Stadium Melawati Shah Alam.

4. Masa Sampai : Semua kenderaan konvoi hendaklah sampai pada waktu asar pada 8 hb Mei 2010 (Bermula tergantung kepada pihak penganjur negeri tapi sampai sebelum asar 8 hb Mei 2010).

Jumlah penglibatan : Setiap negeri 50 ke 100 kenderaan .

Bersama ini disediakan borang pendaftaran konvoi dari masjid tuan/puan

Segala kerjasama dari pihak tuan kami dahulukan dengan ucapan jutaan terima kasih. Harapan kami agar kerjasama yang terjalin ini akan berterusan di masa akan datang. Untuk sebarang pertanyaan, pihak tuan boleh menghubungi Encik Mohd Nazri Bin Sahat, Ketua Pegawai Pentadbiran, Majlis Perundingan Pertubuhan Islam Malaysia di talian 019-4980483/019-4747141 atau Encik Mustapa Mansor di talian 0123333825 , Ketua Kordinator Konvoi Nasional Untuk GAZA .

Semoga perjuangan kita bersama dipermudahkan oleh Allah dan diberkatiNya. Amin.

Sekian, terima kasih.


Yang benar,

Setiausaha Agung MAPIM

s.k –

Ustaz Zulkifly Bin Ibrahim
Pengerusi MAPIM

Sdra Mohd Nazri Bin Sahat
Ketua Pegawai Pentadbiran MAPIM

Fail Program

Majlis Perundingan Pertubuhan Islam

Ketua Kordinator Konvoi Nasional Buat GAZA .

( Coordinating Committee Of Malaysian Initiative For Viva Palestine )
24-3-2, Tingkat 3, Jln 4/50, Diamond Square Off Jln. Gombak, 53000, Kuala Lumpur
Hotline : 019 4747141 / 012 3333825 Pejabat : 03-4023 5155 Fax : 03-4023 4155

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Thanks everyone - I'm OK - Huwaida Arraf

From: Irish
Subject: [GazaFriends] Thanks everyone - I'm OK - Huwaida Arraf
To: "gazafriends"
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 3:52 PM

Dear friends,

Thanks so much for your concern, solidarity and support. I was released last night at around 6:45pm from Neve Tirtze prison in Ramle. Save for minor cuts and bruises, I am OK. I haven't gotten a chance to see Ellen Stark (the ISM volunteer shot in the arm) yet. I hear she has a broken wrist but is doing OK.

I was arrested on Friday at around noon as I tried to get the Israeli soldiers to stop shooting at people in Nabi Saleh (a small village of about 400 people), especially after ISM volunteer Ellen Stark was shot in the arm. We were in Nabi Saleh for a weekly demonstration by the villagers against the theft of their land. Simultaneous demonstrations were taking place in Jerusalem and in a number of villages throughout the West Bank. In Nabi Saleh, the demonstration took the form of people walking down a hill towards the confiscated land. "Stop shooting...a woman has been injured and needs medical attention"

I yelled at the soldiers, making my way back up the hill to the road they stood on (shooting down at us knowing the rugged terrain we were on made it very difficult to move quickly to avoid their barrage of tear gas and bullets). When I got on the road the soldiers turned their guns on me but I just kept talking and walking towards them. "We have a woman that has been shot; she needs help. Stop shooting. There is no reason to be shooting at people like this. You are in THEIR village." For this I was handcuffed and thrown in a jeep, later accused of: (1) attacking a police officer; (2) cursing at the military and police; (3) obstructing the operations of the military; and (4) being in a closed military zone.

Instead of being taken to a police station, as Israeli citizens and foreigners are supposed to be, I was taken to the illegal settlement of Halamish where I was held for nearly eight hours outside in the cold. Two other Palestinians from Nabi Saleh, Omar who is 23 and Amjad, 22 were also arrested and brought there. The soldiers and border police were particularly abusive to Omar and Amjad, pushing them around, forcing them to stand for hours, handcuffed and blindfolded and every few minutes yelling at them to lift their heads, so they couldn't rest or fall asleep. When I protested this abuse I was told to "shut the f*** up" and if I didn't, I would get the same treatment. I responded, "I don't really care, but it's sad that you feel you have to treat people so inhumanely." "Shut the f*** up!"

At one point, when Omar couldn't feel his hands or move his fingers anymore (a combination of tight plastic cuffs and the cold, we were taken into a building supposedly to be checked by a doctor. The same officer who kept telling me to shut up, abusing his power because he can, ordered us to stand facing the wall. I refused this unnecessary measure and show of macho bullying, and was dragged back outside, lifted by my arms, while still cuffed behind my back, and then thrown on the ground. The dehumanization of Palestinians was not only evident amongst the soldiers, but also the Jewish settlers. Since we were held outside in the settlement, we were exposed to settler youth who surrounded and hurled profanities at us.

The ISM lawyer says that my arrest was illegal; that I should have been taken before a judge the same day I was arrested. Israeli citizens and internationals have that right. Palestinians don't. I was separated from Omar and Amjad at about 2:00 in the morning as after we were interrogated I was taken to a women's prison in Ramle, and they to the Ofer military prison. In the end I was detained for 31 hours then released. If I had not been released I would have come before a judge last night.

It will likely be at least another week before Omar and Amjad will be allowed to see a judge. At that point they will be accused of violence because they were protesting, unarmed, against the confiscation of their land. The heavily armed soldiers that invaded their village, immediately began shooting tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets; the soldiers that damaged 10 Palestinian homes and injured 25 people in Nabi Saleh aren't the violent ones. We are. Omar and Amjad are likely to have to pay a fine and/or post a hefty bail to be released, if they are not held for months first.

The police released me right before I was scheduled to come before a judge. This is likely because they had nothing to bring before a judge. I probably should have refused release and challenged their actions in court, but I really didn't want to make a big deal out of my arrest, when so many other worse things are happening.

That said, so many good things are happening also. Solidarity actions around the world are on the rise, the BDS movement is gaining more support every day, and the spirit of the Palestinian people is high. Israel expects to be able to continue stealing land and resources, subjugating the indigenous people, and using violence to subdue any kind of protest from the colonized and their supporters. We don't have the weapons Israel has to fight back, but we have our spirit and our voices with which we will fight. Israel should be under no illusion that it can intimidate or break us.

Thanks so much again for your concern and support!

In solidarity & struggle,

Sunday, March 21, 2010



Mesyuarat telah membincangkan dan meluluskan secara syura jawatankuasa seperti di bawah :

Coordinating Chair : Cikgu Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid ( SUA MAPIM )
Assistant Coordinating Chair : Ustaz Tarmizi ( Timbalan SUA MAPIM )
Secretary & Coordinating Officer : Br. Mustapa Mansor ( Pengerusi IKRAR )
Treasurer : Br. Mat Ariff ( Pengerusi Muslim Care )
Committee Members : Semua Ahli Majlis Kepimpinan MAPIM
Project Leaders :

1. National Convoy Coordinator :Br Mustapa Mansor ( Pengerusi IKRAR )
2. Volunteers Recruitment & Management :Br. Helmi ( E-Relawan Pahang )
3. Publication, Information Distribution,Media, Documentation & Report : Br. Mohd Nazri ( KPP MAPIM )
4. Boycott : Ust Awaludin ( PUM Johor )
5. Demonstration : Br. Mustapa
6. Lobby & Advocacy : Cikgu Azmi ( SUA MAPIM )
7. University Campaign : PKPIM
8. Schools Campaign : GAMIS
9. Mosque : Rakan Masjid
10. Government & Private Agencies: Br. Noor Azman (Haluan Palestin)
11. Womens Group : Salimah Teras
12. Workers : Tn Hj Yahya Shaari
13. Fund Raising : Muslim Care
14. Artiste Coordinator & Icon : Br. Mu’adz & Mu’adz Production

1. Donation – Duit, sukarelawan dan kelengkapan sokongan kapal sahaja
2. Sasaran kutipan – RM1,000,000.00
3. Program Pelancaran Peringkat Kebangsaan – 24/4/2010 di Selangor
Sasaran – 1 negeri 50 buah kereta ( min ) dan Selangor 1000 buah kereta
4. Akaun Khas di atas nama VIVA PALESTINE MALAYSIA akan dibuka selewatnya 21 Mac 2010
5. Mesyuarat seterusnya – 4/4/2010
6. Lobi di Parlimen – Pagi 1/4/2010 dan petang: Soft Launching di dewan radio IKIM KL.
7. Program Yang Dirancang
a. Penang – Bulan 4
b. Perak – 18/4/2010
c. Johor – 28/3/2010 dan 11/4/2010
d. Langkawi – 16/4/2010
e. Sg Petani – 9/4/2010
f. Unisel – 20/3/2010
g. MPSA – 26/3/2010
h. Kelantan – 27/3/2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Apco Mula Bertapak Di Malaysia

APCO Tidak Wajar Campur Tangan Urusan Negara

Yesterday at 3:13pm

APCO Worldwide, sebuah firma perunding antarabangsa berpangkalan di Amerika Syarikat tidak seharusnya terbabit dalam sebarang urusan politik di negara ini, tegas Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Ketua Umum Parti Keadilan Rakyat itu juga menyifatkan tindakan yang mungkin dikenakan terhadapnya melalui Jawatankuasa Peraturan Mesyuarat Parlimen berikutan pendedahan slogan Malaysia dan Isreal, sebagai jenaka basi. Anwar apabila diminta menjawab penafian Apco terlibat dalam mengilhamkan Satu Malaysia semalam, mempersoalkan untuk apa Apco dibayar jika bukan untuk membantu menasihati parti pimpinan Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Bercakap pada sidang media selepas berucap di London School of Economics, semalam, Anwar yang sebelum ini ditohmah kononnya ejen Yahudi, menyifatkan persamaan Satu Malaysia dan One Israel sebagai satu “kebetulan aneh”. Ironinya, Umno yang mendabik dada sebagai juara Melayu dan memperjuangkan Islam khususnya dalam isu kalimah Allah, melantik APCO yang dipimpin sebahagian Yahudi berfahaman Zionis.

Anwar menyifatkan beban tanggungjawab bagi menerangkan peranan sebenar Apco terletak di bahu pimpinan Umno. Mengikut Malaysia Insider, APCO dibayar dengan nilai kontrak yang bernilai 20 juta ringgit. APCO juga disyaki terlibat dalam pengaturan beberapa keputusan politik selain mendalangi beberapa isu politik bagi mengembalikan sokongan rakyat terhadap Umno. Pada 10 Ogos lalu, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif APCO, Margery Kraus mengumumkan syarikat akan membuka pejabat baru di Malaysia pada September dengan Paul Stadlen sebagai pengarah urusan.

Sumber :  TV Selangor

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Iran vs Israel

Iran vs Israel: What The Media Wants You To Forget

The corporate media have been given their orders to throw the focus back on to Iran .

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget.

1. Last Spring, Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington's chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.

2. The United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

3. The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

4. Iran's formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.

5. Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.

6. Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran 's announcement. The reasoning is simple. Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran's notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel's claims to "know" that Iran is a nuclear threat.

7. The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear weapons.

8. In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor at Dimona.

9. Israel made the same accusations against Iraq that it is making against Iran , leading up to Israel 's bombing of the power station at Osirik. Following the invasion of 2003, international experts examined the ruins of the power station at Osirik and found no evidence of a clandestine weapons factory in the rubble.

10. The United Nations has just released the Goldstone Report, a scathing report which accuses Israel of 37 specific war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza earlier this year. Israel has denounced the report as "Anti-Semitic (even though Judge Goldstone is himself Jewish), and the United States will block the report from being referred to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague, thereby making the US Government an accessory after-the-fact.

We all need to be Joe Wilson right now. We need to stand up and scream, "LIAR!" at every politician and every talking media moron that is pushing this war in Iran . And we need to keep dong it until they get the message that we will not be deceived any more.

Israel wants to send your kids off to die in Iran , and YOU are the only one that can stop them.

Please forward this comment to your social networks.

Ahmed Mazker

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ahlan Wasahlan Wamarhaban

Jazakumullah atas kunjungannya. Semoga dengan usaha kecil kita semua   ini diterima Allah sebagai amal soleh dan mendapatkan ganjarannya di akhirat nanti. Ayuh bersama kita jayakan VIVA PALESTINA dan KONVOI NASIONAL BUAT GAZA  pada 08 Mei 2010 ini.



The Freedom Flotilla Sails to Gaza in May

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(London, UK) On May 24, 2010, the Freedom Flotilla sets sail for Gaza determined to, once again, challenge Israel’s blockade of 1.5 million Palestinians trapped in an open-air prison. Under the coordination of the Free Gaza Movement, numerous human rights organizations, including the Turkish Relief Foundation (IHH), the Perdana Global Peace Organization from Malaysia, the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza, and the Swedish and Greek Boat to Gaza initiatives will send three cargo ships loaded with reconstruction, medical and educational supplies. At least five passenger boats with over 600 people on board will accompany the cargo ships.

These passengers include members of Parliament from around the world, U.N., human rights and trade union activists, as well as journalists who will document the largest coordinated effort to directly confront Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza and take in basic supplies.

Said Mary Hughes Thompson, one of Free Gaza’s co-founders, “Although we were happy with the first trips, it was bitter-sweet, knowing that our small boats and symbolic amounts of relief paled in comparison to what was really needed in Gaza. Now, we finally feel we are helping to organize a powerful action, one with the potential to translate into a sustained campaign of much more effective challenges to Israel's brutal siege.”

In the past three months, Israel has limited fuel to run the power station. Much of Gaza is often in darkness. There are just enough trucks coming in to barely prevent total starvation, and Egypt, complicit with the Israeli-US policy of blockading Palestinians, is building an underground steel wall to prevent people in Gaza from bringing in vitally needed supplies through tunnels.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Contact: Greta Berlin, +33 63 142 7577, http://mc/compose?

Huwaida Arraf, +970-598-336-215, +972-542-635-936, http://mc/compose?

Caoimhe Butterly, +353 876 114 553, http://mc/compose?

A cargo ship sponsored by the people of Malaysia and loaded with cargo donated from citizens of Ireland, Scotland, and Britain as well as thousands around the world, will depart from Ireland the second week of May. When it reaches the Mediterranean, she will be joined by the other boats and begin the journey to Gaza.

Dr. Mona El-Farra, Deputy Director of the Union of Health Work Committees in Gaza was pleased to hear we are coming back. “When the two boats from Free Gaza entered the harbor in 2008, it was like a dream, it was historic. And all great things start with some dreamers who made it true. For us in Gaza, the dream of freedom will not be lost, and we welcome this next voyage with open hearts.”

The Free Gaza Movement along with the partners listed above, are the organizers of this flotilla. However, dozens of organizations and tens of thousands of people around the world are taking part to make this voyage a success.

Greta Berlin


10 Produk yang Memiliki Link dengan Israel, Diboikot!

Jumat, 18/12/2009 23:48 WIB

KNRP - Aktivis anti-apartheid telah menamai sejumlah merek komersial sebagai sponsor Israel, dan mendesak negara-negara dunia untuk berpikir dua kali sebelum membeli produk-produk tersebut menjelang Natal.

Kampanye AS untuk Boikot Akademik dan Budaya Israel (USACBI) merilis daftar 10 perusahaan multi-nasional yang terikat dengan Israel, serta mengatakan bahwa perusahaan tersebut mendapatkan keuntungan salah satunya dari pembangunan dinding apartheid Tepi Barat.

USACBI menuduh kelompok-kelompok komersial ini memiliki peran langsung dalam penderitaan rakyat Palestina, dengan memanfaatkan kekuatan pekerja Palestina dan mendukung militer Israel untuk membangun proyek-proyek pemukiman ilegal di wilayah-wilayah Palestina yang diduduki.

Lebih lanjt mereka mengatakan bahwa perusahaan-perusahaan tersebut juga telah menjadi ancaman serius terhadap lingkungan dan melanggar undang-undang ketenagakerjaan internasional. Dengan adanya catatan ini, maka upaya untuk memboikot produk-produk mereka menjadi sangat penting.

Perusahaan yang terdaftar untuk diboikot itu antara lain AHAVA cosmeceutical, industri tekstil Galil, Produk Bawang Putih dan Herbal Dorot, yang semuanya memiliki basis di Israel.

Perusahaan telekomunikasi Motorola, Intel Corporation - terbesar di dunia semi konduktor pembuat chip -, perusahaan Estee Lauder kosmetik dan perawatan kulit, perusahaan Sabra, yang menghasilkan produk makanan bergaya Mediterania, dan perususahaan barang-barang konsumen global Sara Lee juga termasuk perusahaan yang terdapat dalam daftar.

Sementara itu perusahaan kosmetik raksasa yang berbasis di Paris L'Oreal dan pengecer pakaian wanita asal Amerika Victoria's Secret, juga berada di antara perusahaan-perusahaan yang akan diboikot oleh USACBI.

Para penggerak Pro-Palestina ini semakin memiliki banyak pendukung di seluruh Eropa setelah Tel Aviv melakukan serangan ofensif di Jalur Gaza bulan Desember 2008-Januari 2009. Dan kali ini tampaknya sasaran para penggerak Pro-palestina ini mengarah pada rezim sektor perdagangan Israel.

Sementara itu di lain pihak, pada hari Kamis kemarin (17/12) para anggota parlemen Israel mengancam akan memboikot produk-produk Inggris sebagai tanggapan atas dikeluarkannya sebuah kebijakan oleh Departemen Inggris untuk urusan Lingkungan Hidup, Food and Rural Affairs, yang mengharuskan para penjual menyatakan apakah produk Tepi Barat yang tercantum dalam label-label produk dagang, benar-benar di buat oleh warga Palestina atau hanya manipulasi dan dibuat oleh Israel.

Empat puluh anggota parlemen dari Israel serta 120 anggota parlemen Knesset, menandatangani petisi tersebut untuk dikirim ke parlemen Inggris, demikian menurup penuturan seorang pembantu anggota dewan bernama Ronit Tirosh, yang akan memimpin pergerakan ini.

Kini masyarakat internasional semakin banyak yang menganggap bhawa permukiman Israel di Tepi Barat tidak sah dan serta menjadi rintangan utama dalam upaya perdamaian. Untuk itulah semakin banyaak lahir gerakan-gerakan pro-Palestina dan anti-apartheid Israel. (mirzah/presstv)

Australia Terima Puluhan Pengungsi Palestina

Sabtu, 05/12/2009 22:47 WIB

KNRP – Pada Rabu (2/12) sore lalu tercatat 42 pengungsi Palestina yang tinggal di kamp padang pasir, Al-Haul di Kota Hasakah, 700 km timur laut Damaskus, telah bertolak meninggalkan tempat padang pasir itu sejak selama lebih dari tiga tahun mereka hidup di tengah kondisi yang memburuk.

Para pengungsi itu telah meninggalkan kamp padang pasir Al-Haul melalui Bandar Udara Internasional Damaskus, menyusul pengumuman yang diberikan Australia ihwal persetujuan untuk menjadikan Australia sebagai rumah mereka.

Asosiasi Palestina di Irak yang dipimpin oleh Thamer Misheen telah memberikan para pengungsi Palestina itu sebuah tas 'Dia Palestina yang Pulang' dan berfoto bersama sebagai keang-kenangan. Asosiasi juga mendesak mereka untuk berpegang kepada identitas Islam dan nasionalisme serta komitmen terhadap masalah Palestina.

Jumlah pengungsi di kamp Al-Haul sendiri melampaui 600 orang, yang sebelumnya berjumlah 331 yang kemudian datang ratusan pengungsi dari dari kamp-kamp pengungsi Palestina di Suriah. Namun ratusan pengungsi itu menyampaikan keluhannya atas kondisi mereka. Karena itu, mereka mendesak Komisaris Tinggi untuk Pengungsi Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa untuk menerbitkan KTP kepada mereka dan membangun rumah untuk berteduh serta menghimbau kepada semua badan dan organisasi-organisasi kemanusiaan dan media untuk memberikan bantuan kemanusiaan.

Menarik diungkap, sejumlah pengungsi kamp Al-Haul telah didistribusikan ke Swedia, Kanada, Perancis dan Denmark. Sementara itu, seperti disebutkan paltimes, kamp Al-Haul merupakan kamp pengungsi padang pasir paling awal di Irak, dimana kamp itu didirikan pada Mei 2006 setelah Suriah menyetujui untuk menerima para pengungsi itu di wilayah Trebil di perbatasan Yordania di Irak.(milyas/pt)

Putus Sekolah, 50% Anak Palestina di Kamp Pengungsi Lebanon

Senin, 23/11/2009 17:04 WIB

KNRP - Angka putus sekolah di kalangan anak-anak pengungsi Palestina di Libanon sudah sampai ke tingkat mencemaskan, yaitu hampir 50 persen dari siswa yang berusia 17 tahun dan 40 persen dari yang berusia 16. Demikian seperti diingatkan oleh para pejabat PBB pada Jumat pekan lalu.

"Kami sedang membunyikan alarm bahwa tingkat putus sekolah itu terlalu tinggi di kalangan anak-anak usia sekolah dari perantara untuk tingkat sekolah tinggi," kata Ray Virgilio Torres, Kepala Dana untuk Anak-anak di PBB (UNICEF) di Beirut, dalam kaitan laporannya dalam masalah tersebut, seperti dilansir situs palestinechronicle.

Laporan itu sendiri dirilis bertepatan dengan ulang tahun ke-20 terkait konvensi internasional mengenai hak-hak anak. Di dalam laporan itu Torres mengatakan bahwa secara keseluruhan, hampir 15 persen anak-anak yang berusia antara 7 dan 17 tahun bertempat tinggal di Libanon yang berasal 12 kamp-kamp pengungsi dan dalam pertemuan warga Palestina di sana diketahui banyak dari mereka yang putus sekolah.

Menurut UNICEF, sepertiga dari anak-anak itu buta huruf. "Angka ini sangat mengkhawatirkan jika Anda mempertimbangkan bahwa separuh dari usia 17 tahun anak-anak itu putus sekolah dibandingkan dengan 40 persen ketika mereka sampai pada usia 16 tahun," imbuh Torres.

"Ini adalah usia yang sensitif dan jika Anda menambahkan bahwa risiko lain akan terkena mereka di kamp-kamp, inilah alasan untuk khawatir," tegas dia sembari menambahkan bahwa sebagian besar anak-anak yang putus sekolah itu karena kemiskinan, kurangnya pendidikan sesuai program dan kurangnya perspektif untuk masa depan.

"Para pemuda mengatakan, mengapa harus sekolah ketika saya tidak bisa bekerja setelah itu'," kata Torres menirukan salah sebab alasan putus sekolah mereka itu. Untuk diketahui, Hukum Libanon mencegah pengungsi Palestina untuk melakoni sebuah profesi atau memiliki properti.

Torres juga mengungkapkan faktor lain yang mengkhawatirkan yaitu pekerja anak anak-anak di kalangan pengungsi Palestina yang mencapai 6,1 persen, sebagian besar dari mereka adalah anak laki-laki. "Ini terlalu tinggi bila Anda membandingkannya dengan angka di negara-negara maju di mana tenaga kerja anak praktis menghilang," kata Torres.

Terdapat sekitar 250.000 sampai 270.000 pengungsi Palestina hidup di Libanon. Sebagian besar berasal dari keluarga yang tiba pada tahun 1948 setelah pembentukan negara Israel secara paksa.(milyas/ palestinechronicle)

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