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Israel: Drapet på Rachel Corrie var en ulykke

Posted by Fredsvenn den august 28, 2012

Rachel Corrie standing before an IDF bulldozer in Rafah.

Israel avviste på tirsdag beskyldninger om ansvarlighet for drapet på den amerikanske aktivisten Rachel Corrie, som ble knust av en israelsk militær-bulldoser under en pro-palestinsk demonstrasjon på Gaza stripen i 2003.

Vi husker alle den amerikansk fredsaktivisten Rachel Corrie (født 10. april 1979, død 16. mars 2003), medlem av International Solidarity Movement (ISM), som reiste til Gaza-stripen under den 2. intifadaen og ble drept da hun forsøkte å hindre en Caterpillar D9 pansret bulldoser operert av den israelske hæren (IDF) nær grensen mot Egypt.

I e-poster til sin familie, beskrev Corrie det hun opplevde og uttrykte sin frustrasjon over det hun opplevde. Den 4. mars 2003 sa hun i et intervju med the Middle East Broadcasting network: “I feel like I’m witnessing the systematic destruction of a people’s ability to survive … Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I’m having dinner with.”

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Saken er at slike tilfeller skjer daglig. I desember 2007 ble en fredelig demonstrasjon angrepet av israelske soldater med tåregass, sjokkgranater og gummibelagte metallpatroner.

WE ARE ANGRY

We are angry at rhetoric of oppression

Hafrada-Segregation-Apartheid and Security

Two-states, one state, cantons and autonomy

The chosen state’s right to exist

While colonialism can persist

Addictws now to talk about talking

And hold meetings about more meetings

Maybe to revive the “peace process” charades

to ensure no peace for a few more decades

giving the monster created by Western powers

time to gobble more of the holy pieces

and belch its pleasure in more negotiations

devoid of human rights or UN resolutions

We are angry at statistics of oppression

11,000 political prisoners

534 Destroyed villages and towns

35% seeking stolen jobs

450 km of apartheid walls

7 million displaced or refugees

1.5 million uprooted fruiting trees

1.5 million in Gaza besieged

62 years of justice denied

We are angry at manufactured misery

Epidemics and pandemics

Genocides hidden with polemics

Swelling ranks of the disempowered

Phosphorous bombs on Gaza showered

An apartheid wall that snakes around

Running sewage in the streets abound

Children barefoot in a refugee camp in 2009!

While the unelected leaders repeat the same line

We are angry at spies

Some come take pictures and pretend to care

Others just watch and hope to avoid the glare

Some punished by law or by a guilty conscience

Others abandoned by their racist masters

Some feed stomachs but starve their souls

Others fall for carnal desires as fleeting as the empty goals

Some serving the colonial racist regime

Others think it safer with the quisling theme

Some commit suicide or die forgotten

Others repent and are soon forgiven

We are angry at hypocrisy

Those who claim then need their human right

While not sparing children from their plight

Those who champion International laws

While leaving heavy trails of bloody claws

Those who smile plunging knives in your back

While screaming loudly that they are under attack

Those who use a religious heritage to support overt racism

While defaming anyone who dares to speak out: “anti-semitism”!

We are angry at collaborators

Those with nice suits and those with guns

Those who sell their people for shekels

Those who do it out of ignorance

And those who with malice and malfeasance

Presidents, Pundits, and peasants

Large or small petty criminals

We are angry at being angry

While it may help us break the chains

Yet our love through anger diminishes

And our faith in humanity shrinks

And even what we want for ourselves

So maybe this final anger motivates ….

To shed anger and keep high our heads and spirits

In our world there are many who deserve merits

good, honest, brave activists

Philanthropists, protestors, poets…

men and women of all life stages

tailor-made therapists for all ages

Political Prisoners and Martyrs

Intellectuals and small farmers

Working to plant the blood-soaked lands

With cactus, figs, olive trees, and  almonds

watering hopes and dreams like a growing grape vine

tendrils reaching out to free beloved immortal Palestine

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home

Qumsiyeh.org

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Rachel Corrie Memorial Website

The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

Rachel Corrie News

Rachel Corrie News

Rachel Corrie News

Rachel Corrie – Wikipedia

Rachel Corrie – Wikipedia

Nick Hayes 29.08.2012

 

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