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GUEST,Ivor BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.' (1002* d) RE: BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.' 22 Aug 14

Damn right Israel is an apartheid state!

Firstly, it has oppressed the Palestinian population of what is now Israel and the illegally occupied territories since its very inception in 1948.

It has driven large numbers into exile, imprisoned , often without trial, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian men and women over the years.

It has illegally occupied the West Bank and other areas in defiance of both International Law and the United Nations.

It has bulldozed tens of thousands of Palestinian homes .

It has practiced 'collective punishment' .

It has built an Apartheid Wall or separation wall across Palestinian land cutting off villages and farms from their surrounding fields and neighbouring towns etc.

It has pauperised an entire people stealing land, houses , orchards and desroying villages.

It has committed systematic massacres against the Palestinians at places like Tantura and Deir Yassin as recorded by the Israeli historian Ilan Pappe in his book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.

It has denied the 20% of Israeli citizens of Palestinian origin the legal or civic rights enjoyed by other Israelis.

It has driven Palestinian people out of neighbourhoods in the illegally occupied East Jerusalem which Israel now claims to be its capital; but which no other country recognises.

It has destroyed mosques and attacked universities.It has underfunded Palestinian universities and schools and again imposed collective punishment on students.

It has beaten up and imprisoned hundreds of Palestinian children and teenagers. Take a look at the youtube short film of an American Jewish youngster who spoke out in defence of Palestinians and just see how he was roughed up by some Israeli thugs in uniform. What a brave young man!

The Palestinian people on the West Bank are barred from using Israeli only roads built in recent years on their own which has been confiscated by the occupying power.

Palestinian workers have been effectively removed from the Israeli economy through a variety of measures including the hated road blocks which keep Palestinian waiting for hours at the side of the road and at the whim of smirking 19 year old soldiers.

This denial of work to the Palestinians goes back to the beginnings of the conflict when 'Hisadrut' the Jewish trade union, set out to ban Palestinian workers from working in Jewish owned businesses.

Armed zionist fanatics are able to scare or terrorise Palestinians quite openly in cities like Hebron but also in the villages on the West Bank.

It is quite clear that Israeli politicians have whipped up hatred of Palestinians for decades. They believe that Palestinian life is cheap. One poor young girl a few years was deliberately shot dead after she wandered too close to an Israeli guard post.

Zionist gangs threaten and attack in East Jerusalem and elsewhere.

Interestingly enough Israel was big pals with apartheid era South Africa and only last week 200,000 South Africans marched to demand an end to the blockade of Gaza and a free Palestine.

Those people now a racist state when they see one.

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