Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame testifies before the United Nations regarding his work with the Russell Tribunal, and the international crimes of which that tribunal has determined the state of Israel is guilty.
#1 WAR CRIME of ISRAEL is ISRAELIS MASS MURDER OF 600+ CHILDREN IN PALESTINE in 5 WEEKS! ISRAELIS MASS MURDER OF CHILDREN IN UNITED NATIONS PROTECTED SCHOOLS – ISRAELIS BOMBED THE SCHOOLS MURDERING SLEEPING CHILDREN!
Text of Roger Waters’ speech at The United Nations 29th November 2012 on behalf of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine
ROGER WATERS = A musician with listening fatigue = A representative of the fourth Russell Tribunal on Palestine representing global civil society to shed some light on the predicament of a beleaguered people and seek accountability for the violations of international law.
#2 WAR CRIME of ISRAEL is Apartheid Crime = Defined as inhuman acts by any government that are “committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them.” = Arbitrary arrest + Discriminative political, social, economic and cultural legislation + Measures that divide the population along racial lines + Persecution of those opposed to the system of apartheid.
#3 WAR CRIME of ISRAEL is Ethnic cleansing = Crime includes systematic eviction and Mass Murder of native Palestinian population by force since 1947-48.
#4 WAR CRIME of ISRAEL is Collective punishment of a civilian population prohibited by the Geneva Convention Article 33 violated by Israel as an Occupying Power throughout Palestinian Territory = West Bank + Gaza + East Jerusalem = Blockades and virtual imprisonment of the entire population + Indiscriminate killing of Palestinians repeatedly every two to three years = Apologists say but “Hamas started it” A 13-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli soldiers as he played soccer on a Gaza field. Starting with “Operation Cast Lead” = 271 Palestinians Murdered by Israeli bombs + rockets + drones + warplanes + NOT a single Israeli was killed. Perhaps 1967 is a better start date or even 1947 or even before that = History of invasion and occupation.
NOTE: Israel contends Gaza is no longer occupied after withdrawal of settlers in 2005. But the Israeli occupation still controls Gaza’s airspace, coastal waters, borders, land, economy and lives = OCCUPYING the lives of 1.6 million Palestinians, 50% of children under age 16 = Live in an open-air prison.
#5 WAR CRIME of ISRAEL is Violation of the Fourth Geneva convention’s prohibition on settlements (Article 49) = All Illegal 600,000 Israelis’ Settlements Period. = Settlers houses sit on illegally expropriated land. The law calls for ALL these settlements be removed.
#6 WAR CRIME of ISRAEL is Use of illegal weapons = Israel’s Cast Lead operation documented ISRAELIS indiscriminate use of white phosphorous shells over densely populated areas of Gaza that burns at up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit on the skin of children.
END THE FING APARTHEID STATE — STOP THE MASS MURDERS = “MOWING THE LAWN” EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS!