for Peace & Justice in the Holy Land
P.O.Box 740943, Houston, Texas 77274
PRESS RELEASE - April 1, 2002
STOP THE ISRAELI WAR CRIMES AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE.
The Israeli government has launched massive attacks on Palestinian towns, and is currently besieging the Ramallah compound of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Furthermore, Israeli soldiers have been indiscriminately-executing Palestinians, demolishing homes, uprooting trees, invading hospitals and schools, shooting journalists, ambulances and doctors. Since the beginning of the Uprising (Intifada), more than 47,000 Palestinians have been killed or wounded by the Israeli soldiers.
offensive comes in the wake of the unanimous resolution of the Arab League
summit in Beirut endorsing the Saudi peace plan, which the White House accepted
as well as the Palestinian leadership. The
Israeli Foreign Ministry has called the Arab peace plan “unacceptable.
dangerous situation requires immediate and firm action to bring the Israeli
soldiers, and their government under control, and suppress their violent
demand immediate international protection from violent Israeli aggression, their
illegal military occupation of 35 years, their refusal to withdraw from lands
they occupied by force and the ongoing victimization of the Palestinian people.
call on the international community and especially President Bush to use all
means necessary to halt Israel's terrorism
and criminal acts against the Palestinian people.
aid to Israel, who uses terror and US made weapons to massacre Palestinians,
should be stopped immediately. Providing
support to a country that is occupying a whole nation should be stopped.
ILLEGAL MILITARY OCCUPATION IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF TERRORISM.
Palestine Affairs Council