Published on Jul 5, 2017 by Activist-News
According to Article 33. of the fourth Geneva convention, No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. So, to put that in better perspective, under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, collective punishment is a war crime. Many residents of Gaza – 50% of which qualify as being children under the age of 18 – are being subjected to collective punishment, though Israels restriction of water and power into the region. Even certain sections of the West bank have come to the same fate.
close to a hundred thousand Palestinians have been suffering the effects of a drastic cut in the water and power supplied being issued to them by by Israel’s Mekorot water company and other corporations controlled by Israel. In the midst of the power and water restrictions being imposed on the Palestinian people, there has also been a heatwave which has forced many people in the area to resort to alternative and drastic options, such as drawing water from agricultural wells, or by buying mineral water, both of which are proving to be unsustainable in the long term.
Palestinians are being forced into a dependency onto the Israeli state, one that they cannot afford financially or politically. The current power and water restrictions are truly devastating the already devastated Palestinian people. We the people have a responsibility to see that Israel fulfills its obligations to the Palestinian people and allow them their right to seek self determination. I ask that you please like and share this video on your favorite social media platforms in hopes of shedding some much needed light on this topic and hopefully, in time, putting an end to the illegal apartheid Zionist control over the Palestinian people.