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Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Mercoledý, 20 Aprile 2011 - 12:57
Ricevo dalla comunità dei "Giovani Palestinesi in Italia" e trasmetto:
DOMENICA 24 APRILE ALLE ORE 16:30 si svolgeranno a Bulciago i
FUNERALI DI VITTORIO ARRIGONI.
Si prevede la partenza per domenica mattina (alle 7:30 del mattino circa) da ROMA, stazione Tiburtina, e si ripartirà per Roma subito dopo i funerali (l'arrivo a Roma è previsto per la nottata di domenica). Chiunque volesse partecipare è pregato di prenotare al più presto.
Il prezzo del biglietto dell'autobus verrà comunicato non appena si avranno indicazioni più dettagliate sul numero dei partecipanti, gli studenti palestinesi, in ogni caso, potranno viaggiare gratis grazie al contributo di alcuni membri della comunità palestinese di Roma e del Lazio.
Eventuali cambiamenti ed ulteriori informazioni e dettagli sulla partenza da Roma verranno comunicati al più presto.
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Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Venerdý, 15 Aprile 2011 - 09:16
International Solidarity Movement Italia
Sono stato chiamato poco fa dagli Stati Uniti, da un giornalista della CNN con il quale avevo avuto un lungo colloquio in precedenza, che mi ha comunicato il ritrovamento del corpo di Vittorio Arrigoni.
La notizia è stata confermata da Haaretz e successivamente dall'ANSA.
Haaretz: “Hamas: Abducted pro-Palestinian activist found dead in Gaza
Four suspects have reportedly been arrested in the alleged kidnapping and subsequent murder of Italian Vittorio Arrigoni, an activist in the International Solidarity Movement.
By News Agencies”.
“Trovato a Gaza il corpo di Arrigoni
Lo ha reso noto la sicurezza di Hamas. Era stato rapito ieri
15 aprile, 03:16
Trovato a Gaza il corpo di Arrigoni (ANSA)- GAZA, 15 APR -Il corpo di Vittorio Arrigoni, volontario e attivista italiano rapito ieri mattina, e' stato trovato nella notte in una casa a Gaza. Lo hanno annunciato fonti della sicurezza di Hamas, aggiungendo che due uomini sono stati arrestati. Il giovane era stato sequestrato da un gruppuscolo salafita ultra-estremista. I rapitori lo avevano mostrato in un video finito su Youtube, minacciando di ucciderlo entro le 17 di oggi (le 16 in Italia), se Hamas non avesse liberato detenuti salafiti.”
Avevamo scritto in precedenza:
“La notizia del "rapimento" di Vittorio Arrigoni a Gaza da parte di un gruppo salafita è stata confermata da contatti avuti a Gaza. A Gaza si stanno muovendo governo, partiti e società civile per ottenerne la liberazione. E' d'obbligo la massima cautela. E allo stesso il massimo di ottimismo.”
Seguendo il poeta palestinese Mahmoud Darwish avevamo “coltivato la speranza”.
Vittorio Arrigoni è stato un non-eroe, mite e positivo, che ha percorso ogni luogo della Striscia di Gaza con la sua umanità densa e intensa.
Gaza. Restiamo umani deve diventare il breviario di ogni attivista per i diritti umani.
Il suo nome si iscrive nel solco dei martiri palestinesi e degli internazionali come Rachel Corrie e Tom Hurndall, come i nove attivisti turchi uccisi dall'esercito israeliano sulla Mavi Marmara il 31 maggio 2010, tra i quali il giovanissimo Furkan Doğan.
A noi tutte/i il compito di non lasciar cadere la eredità umana, morale, culturale e politica di Vittorio.
La responsabilità morale e politica della sua morte è del governo israeliano e dei suoi complici non solo occidentali, tra i quali brilla per cinismo e servilismo il governo italiano.
Siamo colpiti, non tanto e non solo come attivisti dell'International Solidarity Movement, ma come donne e uomini di coscienza che sono dalla parte dei mondi offesi e dei popoli oppressi. Dalla parte dei diritti umani.
Ora dobbiamo unirci al dolore dei genitori e dei familiari.
Il silenzio deve caratterizzare il nostro cordoglio.
La determinazione a proseguire il nostro dovere.
Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Venerdý, 15 Aprile 2011 - 08:31
Palestinians call for release of Italian activist kidnapped in Gaza
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT
FREE GAZA MOVEMENT
For Immediate Release
(April 14, 2001) – Today, our friend and colleague, Vittorio Arrigoni, a journalist and human rights defender working in the Gaza Strip, was kidnapped by Salafists, members of a very small extremist group in Gaza.
Vittorio has been active in the Palestine cause for almost 10 years. For the past two and a half years, he has been in Gaza with the International Solidarity Movement, monitoring human rights violations by Israel, supporting the Palestinian popular resistance against the Israeli occupation and disseminating information about the situation in Gaza to his home country of Italy. He was aboard the siege-breaking voyage in 2008 with the Free Gaza Movement and was incarcerated in Israeli prisons several times. He was in Gaza throughout Israel’s brutal assault (Operation Cast Lead), assisting medics and reporting to the world what Israel was doing to the Palestinian people. He has been arrested numerous times by Israeli forces for his participation in Palestinian non-violent resistance in the West Bank and Gaza. His last arrest and deportation from the area was a result of
the Israeli confiscation of Palestinian fishing vessels in Gazan territorial waters.
Vittorio frequently writes on the issue of Palestine for the Italian newspaper, IL Manifesto and Peacereporter. Additionally, he maintains a popular blog (http://guerrillaradio.iobloggo.com) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vittoriatio-Arrigoni/).
Khalil Shaheen, a friend of Vittorio and Head of the Economic and Social Rights Department at the Palestinian Center for Human Rights said, “This is outside of our traditions. We are calling for the immediate release of my best friend. Vittorio Arrigoni is a hero of Palestine. He was available everywhere to support all the poor people, the victims. I’m calling on the local authorities here in Gaza, and all security departments, to do their best to guarantee his safety and immediate release.”
Vittorio was granted honorary citizenship for his work on promoting the cause of the Palestinian people. Members of Gazan civil society are demanding his release;
tomorrow at 4:00pm there will be a mass demonstration in Jundi Square.
Updated on April 14, 2011
Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Venerdý, 26 Agosto 2005 - 18:20
IDF Violenza in Aumento
Gli attivisti israeliani hanno tentato di agganciare i soldati nel dialogo, con il chiedere ai soldati perch? stavano proteggendo le occupazioni illegali, precisando loro che queste erano un ostacolo alla pace. I soldati per tutta risposta hanno gettato le granate e aperto il fuoco con proiettili di gomma e gas lacrimogeno, mirando direttamente contro la folla, cosa contraria a tutti i protocolli.
L'International Solidarity Movement dichiara:
"L'uso della forza esercitato dall'IDF ? aumentato quando si confronta con dimostrazioni pacifiche, la determinazione di Sharon e le sue dimostrazioni di forza, giocano un ruolo con la sua politica illegale di occupazione nel West Bank ad ovest, ed evidenziano l'interesse di acquietare tutte le voci dei dissidenti con la forza, se necessario. Tale comportamento, inoltre, suggerisce che la democrazia ed i diritti dell'uomo devono essere goduti soltanto dai cittadini dell'Israeli e che quindi i Palestinesi non siano visti come esseri umani."
Domani sar? possibile visionare il cortometraggio della dimostrazione di oggi sul sito web dell'ISM: www.palsolidarity.org
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Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Giovedý, 10 Febbraio 2005 - 00:49
The PA condemns "Israeli measures to silence the voices of truth"
Anna Nillson from Sweden and Anna Lenna Di Govani from Italy are the latest in a growing number of human rights volunteers that Israel has denied entrance to as a way of preventing them from entering the West Bank and Gaza.
The Palestinian Government issued a statement yesterday "Condemning Israeli occupation measures which aim to silence the voices of truth".
According to the Palestinian Minister of State, Quaddura Faris, "The Israeli government is trying to cover up its crimes against the Palestinian land and people, especially those crimes relating to the settlement project known as the Wall. They are doing this by following, arresting, and deporting members of international solidarity movements. The Israeli government is afraid that these people explain Israeli policies and reveal Israeli crimes to the public in their countries. The Palestinian government appreciates the position of all who stand in solidarity with legitimate Palestinian rights."
Anna joined other internationals including Israelis, and Palestinians in a three week march last summer along the route of the Israeli Apartheid wall. The Freedom March was part of a campaign organized by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) a Palestinian led organization supporting nonviolent resistance to the Israeli Occupation. Yesterday she attempted to reenter the country only to discover that she had been added to Israel's Kafkaesque blacklist of people considered "security threats" by the state of Israel. Anna was denied entry and sent to Ethiopia. ISM has documented over one hundred such cases since April of 2002.
Pat O'Conner an ISM volunteer who is currently awaiting deportation in Maasiyahu Prison explains: "Israel denies access to the occupied territories to any international visitor who they feel takes a position in solidarity with the Palestinian people while internationals coming to support the settlers are welcomed".
O'Connor was arrested on January 24 by Israeli security agents after planting olive seedlings in the village of Biddu with Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights supporters. During the arrest, the security agents claimed that he was carrying a false Irish passport. However, the Irish embassy has confirmed the validity of O'Connor's passport. Furthermore, the Palestinian Authority has issued a letter acknowledging Mr. O'Connor's human rights work and inviting O'Connor to remain in the Occupied Palestine Territories. Still, Israel is deporting him.
Israeli attorney Gaby Lasky states "that "Israel conveniently turns humanitarian activists into security threats with the cynical use of 'security considerations'." She is demanding that Israel declassify the blacklist and publish the criteria determining who should be denied entry.
For more information:
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Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Martedý, 25 Gennaio 2005 - 16:02
American Humanitarian Arrested by Israel
IMS - Press Release
The protest was organized by Biddu's popular committee and included 50 ? 60 international and Israeli peace activists from several other organizations including Rabbis for Human Rights and Anarchists Against the Wall. The protesters had gathered to plant olive tree seedlings in the path of Israel's wall. For the past year, the village of Biddu has been using non violent protest and legal appeals to struggle against the destruction of their farmland for the building of the Wall.
Patrick is a resident of New York City and is both an American and an Irish citizen. He has received masters degrees from both the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and from Yale University. He has spent the past fourteen years of his life as a tireless advocate for human rights and for the health and welfare of children.
He has interned for a US Senator and for the US State Department in Africa, worked for eleven years with American non-governmental organizations managing multi-million dollar humanitarian aid programs in Morocco, Egypt, Mali, and the Gaza Strip, and is completely opposed to all forms of violence.
Yet, in 2003, traveling on his American passport, Mr. O'Connor was denied entry into Israel based on "secret evidence" that not even his Israeli attorney was allowed to see.
It could only be due to his work with the International Solidarity Movement that Israel would deny his entrance. That work consisted of helping West Bank Palestinian farmers to harvest their olives in light of Israeli settler attacks, monitoring human rights abuses, and supporting Palestinians in peaceful protests against the Wall.
Israel routinely targets such individuals and organizations through the use of "secret evidence" for deportation or by character assassination, innuendo and phony allegations. Or, in the cases of Rachel Corrie and Tom Hurndall, by literally killing them. As witnesses to the occupation, such peace activists pose a "security threat" to the state of Israel, as do journalists and anyone else willing to provide first hand testimony about the occupation.
Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Domenica, 05 Dicembre 2004 - 23:18
Campaign: December 1 - January 15, 2005
ISM Media Office
Israel has so far ignored repeated calls to fulfill its promise to help facilitate the upcoming January 9 Palestinian Presidential elections. In addition to ongoing closure policies and repeated incursions inside Palestinian cities and towns, Israel is banning opening voters' registration centers in East Jerusalem. This will hinder the election process in the city. In addition, Israel may attempt to limit candidates attempting ot campaign in East Jerusalem.
For example, a Palestinian from East Jerusalem, reporter Majdah Batsh, has expressed her intentions of running for the PA chairperson position. It is extremely doubtful that Israel will allow Batsh or any of the seven other candidates to run for election in Jerusalem.
In coordination with Palestinian institutions in East Jerusalem, the International Solidarity Movement, (ISM), intends to invite all candidates to run a full election campaign in the city, including public meetings, rallies, and debates.
For this to be possible, Israel must open East Jerusalem to Palestinians from the West Bank. Failing to do so is a violation of its commitment to help facilitate open and democratic elections and will influence the elections results.
ISM monitors will be asked to take part in all campaigning efforts in the holy city and accompany every candidate who attempts to enter to the city and meet with electorates. ISM activists will monitor and report any attempt from the side of Israel to interrupt the election process. Monitoring activities will include facilitating access and travel, campaigning activities and documenting arrest campaigns by the Israeli Army. ISM teams will also be ready to join protests and direct non-violent actions against any Israeli measure that obstructs election campaigns.
West Bank and Gaza:
Safe passage between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is an essential part of the election campaign. If Israel fails to provide such a passage it will hinder the ability of Palestinians to run open and democratic elections.
ISM monitors will join any candidate who seeks to commute between the two separate sections of the Palestinian occupied territories. They should be ready to join protests or direct non-violent actions if Israel fails to provide free movement between the two areas.
ISM monitors will be ready to go to Palestinian cities, villages, and refugee camps if reports of incursions or added layers of closure are received. All such violations will be monitored and reported during the full election campaign period. If necessary, ISM monitors will stay in areas where violations are occurring and ongoing.
ISM will also coordinate efforts with Israeli activists who are willing to join in the effort to help Palestinians run free and democratic elections.
For more information, please contact:
ISM Media Office
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Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Martedý, 21 Settembre 2004 - 17:41
Today Israeli Army Occupies Budrus
For Immediate Release
Eye-witness reports claim Israelis and internationals targeted
Today they returned to protest the presence of bulldozers on their land.
At approx 9:30 the bulldozers were brought in and without warning the Israeli soldiers attacked the demonstrators with tear gas, concussion grenades, clubbing people with night sticks and shooting into the crowd with rubber bullets. Palestinians, Israelis and ISM activists are protesting the presence of the army. Children, women, old people were also present.
At least 15 people have been injured by rubber bullets, including an Israeli.
According to eye-witness reports, confrontations are escalating in Budrus at the time of this release. Tear gas is being fired directly inside of Palestinian homes and soldiers are positioning themselves on the roofs of the homes. The Israeli soldiers are firing towards
Israeli activists have been arrested.
Children, overwhelmed by tear gas are being transported by ambulances for treatment. Most injuries are being treated inside the ambulances due to the growing number of injuries. The siege of Budrus by the Israeli Army continues at the time of this release.
Budrus Resistance to the Construction
When: Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30AM
Tomorrow the villagers of Budrus will turn-out once again to continue their non-violent resistance to the construction of the Wall on their lands. The plan is to stop the bulldozers that are uprooting olive trees and destroying the land, robbing the villagers of their sources of livelihood.
Residents of Budrus have successfully resisted the construction of the Wall on their land for the past ten months. However, in the past two days, bulldozers have begun to prepare the land for the Wall's foundation.
Today villagers from Budrus marched to the Masgoofah area to protest the return of the bulldozers and were met with Israeli Army tear gas, concussion grenades, rubber bullets and night sticks. At approximately 2:00PM a group of at least thirty Palestinian women marched toward the construction site, flanked by internationals. In spite of the threat of a violent reaction from the Israeli army, experienced earlier in the day, they protested the Wall construction for over an hour. At least 25 people have been injured by rubber bullets, including an Israeli activist and a member of the press.
Three Israeli activists have been arrested and are being held in Givat Zeev settlement. The Israeli Army continues to occupy Budrus at the time of this release.
ISM Media Office
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Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Mercoledý, 08 Settembre 2004 - 16:32
Israeli Army Prepares to Destroy Family Farm Structures; Deny Access to Only Water Source
Where: Khirbet Tana and Beit Furik (Southeast of Nablus)
For Immediate Release
Between fifty and seventy families are threatened with loosing their farm dwellings on their land and access to water used for their land and animals.
The Israeli army has distributed a notice informing the residents that their farm structures of stone and metal sheets would be demolished. They are ordering those who use these structures to leave.
The structures provide shelter for farmers and herders and their animals on the land. In addition, this land, which belongs to Beit Furik and Khirbit Tana, has the only two water sources available to the farmers.
Prior to the signing of the Oslo Accords, farmers who tended their herds used tents and caves while at work. After Oslo, they built more permanent structures of stone and sheet metal. The community has made a call to mobilize against the demolishing of their property and confiscation of their water sources.
Inviato da : Lunadicarta - Lunedý, 06 Settembre 2004 - 10:31
Israeli Army and Border Police Invade Balata; Escalation of Violence as Palestinians Pour into the Streets
For Immediate Release
Army and Border Police Occupy Homes and Attack Residents. Internationals Witness Beating of Young Boy
At approximately 6:00p.m., the Israeli army and border police entered Balata Refugee camp. They repeatedly entered and exited the camp attempting to provoke a reaction from camp residents.
International peace activists witnessed the Israeli border police and Israeli soldiers beat a young boy, approximately 14 years of age. According to eye-witness reports he was badly beaten before being taken away in a military jeep.
At the time of this release, 7:30P.M., the confrontation with the invading forces has escalated as hundreds of camp residents have poured into the streets demanding that the Israeli army and border police leave.