Thursday, July 6, 2006
Israelis Denounce Attack on Gaza -Israeliani denunciano l’attacco di Gaza.
Though rarely featured in recent news coverage, Israeli critics of the Gaza attacks are speaking out loudly (anche se raramente rappresentato dalla recente copertura mediatica delle notizie, gli israeliani critici contro gli attacchi di Gaza stanno parlando ad alta voce).
TANYA REINHART, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.tau.ac.il/~reinhart
Professor emeritus at Tel Aviv University, Reinhart is author of the
forthcoming book "The Road Map to Nowhere: Israel/Palestine Since
She said today: "The present Israeli ‘operation’ is not about releasing the captured Israeli soldier — one need not be a military analyst to realize he cannot be released this way. The Israeli army has been planning this operation for quite a while, awaiting the appropriate trigger that will create the appropriate international conditions.
"The major goal of the Israeli government is toppling the Hamas government by force. In Israel’s view, the Palestinian election results are a disaster, because for the first time they have a leadership that insists on representing Palestinian interests rather
than just collaborating with Israel’s demands.
"A second local goal is to turn the north of the Gaza Strip into a ‘no man’s land.’ This plan has been openly discussed in Israeli media since the disengagement last summer."
Reinhart is a columnist for the Israeli paper Yediot Aharonot and author of the book
"Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948."
He said today: "The offensive on land, from the sea and from the air does not put an end to the launching of Qassam rockets. It is leading to their increase. The sowing of destruction in the Gaza Strip does not bring Gilad Shalit home. It is endangering his life." Avnery has been a member of the Knesset and as a youth was a member of the
Irgun, a rightwing Zionist paramilitary.
YISHAI MENUCHIN, email@example.com, http://www.yeshgvul.org
Menuchin is a spokesman for the Israeli peace group Yesh Gvul, which educates soldiers and the public about Israeli violations of international law. Yesh Gvul activists were among the hundreds of protesters in front of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s house on July 1.
Menuchin said: "We call for our government to stop targeting Palestinian civilians — the targeting of civilians is a war crime — and start negotiating with the elected Palestinian leaders, not to arrest them".
Yesh Gvul will be releasing the book "Occupation and Refusal" this month.
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