Murderers, hands off UNRWA

Yossi Schwartz ISL (RCIT section in Israel /Occupied Palestine), 09.03.2024

The interest of the Zionists is to expel the Palestinians from Gaza and the West-bank for this strategy and the real aim of the war it is necessary to make the lives of the Palestinians so difficult that they will agree to leave of what has remain Palestine Gaza and areas B and C in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This is the reason for the famine, the bombing, the shooting civilians. One of the targets in this strategy is to destroy UNRWA, as this agency not only provides food and education but includes the children and the grandchildren of the 1948 ethnic cleansing with the right of return article 11 of the 194 UN resolution resolves that:

“Refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible”

The way to kill UNRWA is to dry it from contribution by alleging that this agency works with Hamas and many of its employees are members of Hamas.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said some employees released into Gaza from Israeli detention reported having been pressured by Israeli authorities into falsely stating that the agency has Hamas links and that staff took part in the Oct. 7 attacks.

The assertions are contained in a report by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) reviewed by Reuters and dated February 2024 which detailed allegations of mistreatment in Israeli detention, including several working for UNRWA

The document said several UNRWA Palestinian staffers had been detained by the Israeli army, and added that the ill-treatment and abuse they said they had experienced included severe physical beatings, waterboarding, and threats of harm to family members” [2]

It was the Supreme Court itself which has created this system of torture. In a landmark ruling almost two decades ago [3] the Court emphasized the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in international law and ceremoniously closed the door on the routine, pre-authorized use of the torture methods most prevalent during the 1990s – sleep deprivation, prolonged shackling in contorted positions (often combined with blindfolding and loud music), violent shaking. However, at the same time the Court opened a window for ISA (Shien Beth) interrogators to continue resorting to torture – the word the Court used was “physical interrogation methods” – in what it called “ticking time-bomb” situations. While not authorized to do so, the Court said, after the fact the Attorney-General could decide that ISA torturers (not so described) would not face trial, or even be subjected to a criminal investigation. [4]

For the right of return of all the refugees!

With the return the Israelis will be a minority!

Murderers, hands off the UNRWA!

For Palestine red and free from the river to the sea!



[2] HCJ 5100/94 Public Committee Against Torture in Israel v the Government of Israel, PD 73(4) 817 (1999

[3] Ibid

[4] Ibid

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