Tel Aviv Sur Seine/Promotion of the bloody Israeli occupation of Palestine

Tel Aviv Sur Seine/Promotion of the bloody Israeli occupation of Palestine

zaterdag 15 augustus 2015 21:53

TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/PROMOTIONOF THE BLOODY ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE
SEE ALSO

http://www.astridessed.nl/boycot-israel-tel-aviv-sur-seinepromotion-of-the-bloody-israeli-occupation-of-palestinereaction-on-cool-israel/

The shamelessness of some initiatives to promote the Israelioccupation power knows no limits.The following is nearly hilaric, were t not so horribleRecently (at 13th august), a joint project of the Paris andTel Aviv municipal governments, organised ´´Tel AvivSur Seine´´
For a few hours on 13 August, a section of river bank in the French capital near the Pont d’Arcole will be turned into “Tel Aviv sur Seine” (Tel Aviv on the Seine), complete with falafel stands and “Israeli nightlife.” ¨(1)
Isn´t it cosy.
Tel Aviv sur Seine will be held at ´´Paris Plage´´, a simulated beach the city sets up in the summer. (2)
Lionel Choukroun, director of Agence Culturelle, the company that is producing the event, says the idea is “to give Parisians and tourists the Tel Aviv experience without having to go anywhere.” (3)
What a gotspe.Does he tells the Parisians about the way, EthopianJews are treated in ´´tolerant´´ Tel Aviv. (4)I doubt it.
THE CRIME OF THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
But there is more.Much more.Tel Aviv is an important city of Israel, the 48 yearsoccupation power in the Palestinian territoriesthe Westbank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, (5) despiteUN Security Resolution 242 (dd 1967) summoningIsrael to withdraw from all conquered territoriesduring the june war (1967), including the Palestinian.48 years of oppression, human rights violations,warcrimes and crimes against humanity. (6)And moreoverThe existence, since the end of 1960, of Isreli settlementsin occupied Palestinian territories, which areillegal according to International Law. (7)The illegal Israeli Wall through occupiedPalestinian territories (8), violating the rightsof the Palestinian people. (9)
And then, in general, the deadly violent crimesof the Israeli army, as Amnesty Internationaldescribed in its report from 2014 ´´Trigger happy/Israel´suse of excessive force in the Westbank´´ (10)
GAZA MILITARY OPERATIONS
Israel has launched a number of military operations in Gaza with numerous warcrimes, causing thousands of Palestinian victims.In 2008/2009 there was Operation Cast Lead. (11)1,391 Palestinians were killed, more than 5,300 Palestinians were wounded, 350 of them seriously. Israel also caused enormous damage to residential dwellings, industrial buildings, agriculture and infrastructure for electricity, sanitation, water, and health.According to UN figures, Israel destroyed more than 3,500 residential dwellings and 20,000 people were left homeless.(12)

Westbank
Whoever thinks that the violence after Cast Lead was over,is mistaken.The Israeli human rights organisation Btselem mentionsmany fatalities after Cast Lead. (13)

OPERATION ´´PROTECTIVE EDGE´´
Israeli military operation ´´ProtectiveEdge´´ last year 2014, was another humanitariandisaster.More than 2,200 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of children. About 18,000 homes were destroyed or badly damaged and more than 100,000 Palestinians were rendered homeless. (14)
disas
Schools and hospitals were attacked. (15)See the bloodstaining comment of the Norwegianphysician Mads Gilbert, working years and yearsin Gaza on voluntarily basis. (16)A great human rights worker. 
MEANWHILE, ON THE BEACH…….

The meaning of ´´Tel Aviv sur Seine´´ is promotingIsrael and Tel Aviv, enjoying a holiday thereand giving Parisians the ´´holiday feeling´´eating falafels and enjoying Israeli nightlife. (17)

But how ´´enjoyable´´ is the life of theoccupied civilian population in Gaza.Well, their ´´nightlife´´ are Israelibombings and shootings.And ´´enjoying the beach´´ meansdeath and destruction.Last year, on 16 july, four Palestinian children werekilled by Israeli missile attacks, in the neighbourhoodof ´´ brightly coloured beach tents, used by bathers in peacetime.´´(18)At last, Israel cleared itself from culpability,calling it a ´´tragic accident´´………(19)That´s the way their own warcrimes are mentioned bythe Israeli occupation power…..
That´s the Gazan ´´holiday to the beach…….´´

´´TEL AVIV SUR SEINE´´
You must have gotspe and guts, organising´´Tel Aviv sur Seine´´ against the background ofthe continuing crimes of the Israelioccupation power. (20)Therefore the protests against this promotingof the bloody Israeli occupation power werevery welcome. (21)
The protests against the Israeli occupatorand its financial and political sponsorswill go on untill the occupationis ended, the illegal settlements are dismantled,the Israeli Wall is broken to the ground andthe Palestinian right to return is acknowledged. (22)
FREE PALESTINE
Underlying (under the Notes) see my reactionon Cool Israel, a website that markets Israel to a French-speaking audience.

Astrid Essed

NOTES

(1)

TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/LA PLAGE DE TEL AVIV DEBARQUEA PARIS LE 13 AOUT

http://coolisrael.fr/25170/telavivsurseine-la-plage-de-tel-aviv-debarque-a-paris-le-13-aout

´´TEL AVIV BEACH´´ IN PARIS SPARKS OUTRAGE AYEAR AFTER GAZA SLAUGHTER
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/tel-aviv-beach-paris-sparks-outrage-year-after-gaza-slaughter?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=26c6e51ccb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-26c6e51ccb-299184845

(2)

TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/LA PLAGE DE TEL AVIV DEBARQUEA PARIS LE 13 AOUT

http://coolisrael.fr/25170/telavivsurseine-la-plage-de-tel-aviv-debarque-a-paris-le-13-aout

´´TEL AVIV BEACH´´ IN PARIS SPARKS OUTRAGE AYEAR AFTER GAZA SLAUGHTER
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/tel-aviv-beach-paris-sparks-outrage-year-after-gaza-slaughter?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=26c6e51ccb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-26c6e51ccb-299184845

(3)

TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/LA PLAGE DE TEL AVIV DEBARQUEA PARIS LE 13 AOUT

http://coolisrael.fr/25170/telavivsurseine-la-plage-de-tel-aviv-debarque-a-paris-le-13-aout

(4)

ALJAZEERAETHIOPIAN JEWS/NOT JEWISH ENOUGH4 MAY 2015
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/05/ethiopian-jews-jewish-150504075644608.html

(5)

GAZA STILL OCCUPIED TERRITORY

´´“Under international law, the test for determining whether an occupation exists is effective control by a hostile army, not the positioning of troops,” Whitson said. “Whether the Israeli army is inside Gaza or redeployed around its periphery and restricting entrance and exit, it remains in control.” HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHISRAEL/´´DISENGAGEMENT´´ WILL NOT END GAZA OCCUPATION http://www.hrw.org/news/2004/10/28/israel-disengagement-will-not-end-gaza-occupation

Israel maintains effective control over Gaza, controlling all but one of the crossings into the Gaza Strip, the airspace, territorial waters, telecommunications and the population registry which determines who is allowed to leave or enter Gaza. Therefore, Israel is still considered the occupying power and is responsible for the welfare of the inhabitants in the strip under international humanitarian law.

http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/middle-east-and-north-africa/israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories

(6)

BTSELEM.ORGTHE SIEGE ON GAZAhttp://www.btselem.org/gaza_strip/siege

BBCUN OFFICIAL SLAMS ISRAEL ”CRIMES”10 DECEMBER 2008
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7774988.stm

BLOCKADE ON GAZA/CRIME AGAINST HUMANITYASTRID ESSED14 FEBRUARY 2008
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/02/213864.php

(7)

BTSELEM.ORGLAND EXPROPRIATION AND SETTLEMENTS IN THEINTERNATIONAL LAW
http://www.btselem.org/settlements/international_law

(8)

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WALL
IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?pr=71&code=mwp&p1=3&p2=4&p3=6&ca

(9)

´´Construction of the Barrier has imposed new restrictions on movement for Palestinians living near its route, in addition to the sweeping restrictions in force since the outbreak of the second intifada. Thousands of Palestinians have difficulty reaching their fields and marketing their produce to other areas of the West Bank. The areas west of the Separation Barrier are among the most fertile in the West Bank. According to the World Bank, the agriculture there generates 8 percent of overall Palestinian agricultural production. The damage to the agricultural sector means that Palestinian farmers cannot get supplementary income and makes it impossible to increase the number of workers in what is the primary sector of Palestinian economy.

The restrictions on freedom of movement also limit the access of Palestinian villagers to hospitals in nearby towns; the educational system suffers because many schools, primarily village schools, depend on teachers who live outside the community and must commute to the school; also family ties and social connections are adversely affected.

BTSELEM.ORG

THE SEPARATION BARRIER

http://www.btselem.org/separation_barrier/map

(10)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONALTRIGGER HAPPY/ISRAEL’S USE OFEXCESSIVE FORCE IN THE WESTBANKFEBRUARY 2014
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE15/002/2014/en/349188ef-e14a-418f-ac20-6c9e5c8d9f88/mde150022014en.pdf
(11)

BTSELEM.ORGOPERATION CAST LEAD, 27 DEC ’08  TO 18 JAN ’09
http://www.btselem.org/gaza_strip/castlead_operation

(12)

BTSELEM.ORGOPERATION CAST LEAD, 27 DEC ’08  TO 18 JAN ’09
http://www.btselem.org/gaza_strip/castlead_operation

ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA/DIRTY WAR AGAINST THEPALESTINIAN CIVILIAN POPULATIONASTRID ESSED2009
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/liverpool/2009/01/417434.html

(13)
FATALITIES AFTER OPERATION CAST LEAD
http://www.btselem.org/statistics/fatalities/after-cast-lead/by-date-of-event

(14)

BTSELEM.ORGBLACK FLAG/THE LEGAL AND MORALIMPLICATIONS OF THE POLICY OF ATTACKING RESIDENTIALBUILDINGS IN THE GAZA STRIP/SUMMER 2014
http://www.btselem.org/publications/summaries/201501_black_flag

BTSELEMBLACK FLAG/FULL REPORTTHE LEGAL AND MORALIMPLICATIONS OF THE POLICY OF ATTACKING RESIDENTIALBUILDINGS IN THE GAZA STRIP/SUMMER 2014
http://www.btselem.org/download/201501_black_flag_eng.pdf

(15)

THE GUARDIANGAZA SCHOOL ATTACK DENOUNCED AS´´CRIMINAL ACT´´ BY UN CHIEF

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/03/israel-air-strike-un-school-gaza-rafah
INTERNATIONAL RED CROSSNO WONDER GAZANS ARE ANGRY.THE RED CROSS CAN’T PROTECT THEM25 JULI 2014
http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/article/editorial/07-24-gaza-israel-palestine-maio.htm
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHGAZA: AIRSTRIKE DEATHS RAISE CONCERNS ONGROUND OFFENSIVE22 JULI 2014
http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/07/22/gaza-airstrike-deaths-raise-concerns-ground-offensive
AMNESTY INTERNATIONALMOUNTING EVIDENCE OF DELIBERATE ATTACKSON GAZA HEALTH WORKERS BY ISRAELI ARMY7 AUGUST 2014

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2014/08/mounting-evidence-deliberate-attacks-gaza-health-workers-israeli-army/

(16)

LETTER FROM GAZA BY A NORWEGIAN DOCTOR
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/middle-east/12920-letter-from-gaza-by-a-norwegian-doctor

THE GUARDIANDOCTOR MADS GILBERT ON WORKINGUNDER SIEGE IN GAZA´S SHIFA HOSPITAL/´´MY CAMERA IS MY KALASHNIKOV´´
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/23/doctor-mads-gilbert-gaza-shifa-hospital-camera-kalashnikov

WIKIPEDIAMADS GILBERT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mads_Gilbert

(17)

TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/LA PLAGE DE TEL AVIV DEBARQUEA PARIS LE 13 AOUT

http://coolisrael.fr/25170/telavivsurseine-la-plage-de-tel-aviv-debarque-a-paris-le-13-aout

´´TEL AVIV BEACH´´ IN PARIS SPARKS OUTRAGE AYEAR AFTER GAZA SLAUGHTER
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/tel-aviv-beach-paris-sparks-outrage-year-after-gaza-slaughter?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=26c6e51ccb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-26c6e51ccb-299184845

(18)

´´They waved and shouted at the watching journalists as they passed a little collection of brightly coloured beach tents, used by bathers in peacetime.´´
THE GUARDIANWITNESS TO A SHELLING/FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF DEADLY STRIKE ON GAZA PORT16 JULY 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/16/witness-gaza-shelling-first-hand-account

SHELLS WERE CHASING THEM/FOUR PALESTINIAN CHILDRENKILLED ON BEACH BY ISRAELI ROCKETS16 JULY 2014

http://www.rt.com/news/173340-gaza-palestinian-children-killed/

(19)

THE GUARDIANISRAEL EXTONERATES ITSELF OVER GAZA BEACHKILLINGS OF FOUR CHILDREN LAST YEAR

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/11/israel-clears-military-gaza-beach-children

(20)

TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/LA PLAGE DE TEL AVIV DEBARQUEA PARIS LE 13 AOUT

http://coolisrael.fr/25170/telavivsurseine-la-plage-de-tel-aviv-debarque-a-paris-le-13-aout

(21)

ISRAELI OCCUPATION COMES TO PARIS AS POLICESUPPRESS ´´TEL AVIV BEACH´´ PROTEST13 AUGUST 2015

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israeli-occupation-comes-paris-police-suppress-tel-aviv-beach-protest

´´TEL AVIV BEACH´´ IN PARIS SPARKS OUTRAGE AYEAR AFTER GAZA SLAUGHTER
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/tel-aviv-beach-paris-sparks-outrage-year-after-gaza-slaughter?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=26c6e51ccb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-26c6e51ccb-299184845

UPROAR OVER ´´TEL AVIV ON SEINE´´EVENT IN PARIS10 AUGUST 2015

http://www.thelocal.fr/20150810/tel-aviv-beach-day-in-paris-sparks-outrage

THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMESTEL AVIV SUR SEINE CONTROVERSY/PARIS BEACH EVENT LINKED TO PALESTINIAN CHILDREN KILLED DURING GAZAWAR10 AUGUST 2015

http://www.ibtimes.com/tel-aviv-sur-seine-controversy-paris-beach-event-linked-palestinian-children-killed-2046303

(22)

DISASTER OVER PALESTINE/THE REFUGEE PROBLEMAND THE IDEOLOGY OF TRANSFERASTRID ESSED2007
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/06/201927.php

LATER POSTED ON MY WEBSITE
DISASTER OVER PALESTINE/THE REFUGEE PROBLEMAND THE IDEOLOGY OF TRANSFERASTRID ESSED

http://www.astridessed.nl/2007disaster-over-palestinethe-refugee-problem-and-the-ideology-of-transfer/

REACTION ON COOL ISRAEL

TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/LA PLAGE DE TEL AVIV DEBARQUEA PARIS LE 13 AOUT

http://coolisrael.fr/25170/telavivsurseine-la-plage-de-tel-aviv-debarque-a-paris-le-13-aout

Astrid Essed ·TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/PROMOTION
OF THE BLOODY ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE
It´s a shame and disgrace, that the municipal government of Paris
(having a cooperation tie with Tel Aviv) gives its
approval with this ´´Tel Aviv Sur Seine´´ happening.
This cosy event ´´complete with falafel and Israeli nightlife´´
hides the horrible facts about occupation power Israel, not only
oppressing the Palestinian territories since 1967, with inherent
serious human rights violations, warcrimes and crimes against
humanity (Blockade on Gaza), as the water and land robbery
in the form of illegal settlements.
It also implies bloody neo colonial military operations as last 
year the Gaza ´´Protective Edge´´.
More than 2,200 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of children. About 18,000 homes were destroyed or badly damaged and more than 100,000 Palestinians were rendered homeless.
Those victims can´t enjoy the beach ´´complete with falafel and nightlife´´
Their children are MURDERED at the beach, as happened with four 
Palestinian children, just playing at the Gaza beach, who were shot
at the Gaza beach last year…..
Good night, mayor Hidalgo. Thanks for promoting the bloody
Israeli occupation.
Moderators, remove my reaction, if you like.
But you can´t remove the truth.
Astrid Essed/Amsterdam/The NetherlandsLike · Reply · 2 hrs

TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/PROMOTIONOF THE BLOODY ISRAELI OCCUPATION OF PALESTINEIt´s a shame and disgrace, that the municipal government of Paris(having a cooperation tie with Tel Aviv) gives itsapproval with this ´´Tel Aviv Sur Seine´´ happening.This cosy event ´´complete with falafel and Israeli nightlife´´hides the horrible facts about occupation power Israel, not onlyoppressing the Palestinian territories since 1967, with inherentserious human rights violations, warcrimes and crimes againsthumanity (Blockade on Gaza), as the water and land robberyin the form of illegal settlements.It also implies bloody neo colonial military operations as last year the Gaza ´´Protective Edge´´.More than 2,200 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of children. About 18,000 homes were destroyed or badly damaged and more than 100,000 Palestinians were rendered homeless.Those victims can´t enjoy the beach ´´complete with falafel and nightlife´´Their children are MURDERED at the beach, as happened with four Palestinian children, just playing at the Gaza beach, who were shotat the Gaza beach last year…..Good night, mayor Hidalgo. Thanks for promoting the bloodyIsraeli occupation.Moderators, remove my reaction, if you like.But you can´t remove the truth.Astrid Essed/Amsterdam/The Netherlands

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