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    Default Divide and Conquer: Israel To Deport Palestinian "Infiltrators" From West Bank

    So I was browsing through a marginally leftist blog, one that has exposed the Tea Party as a Republican thing and Michelle Bachmann for the welfare hypocrite that she is, called The Exiled, when I came upon this. I use to read Ha'aretz quite a bit, since its probably Israel's best and largest leftist newspaper and certainly a good perspective on the whole Palestinian affair.

    Here is the entire article. I will highlight particular parts.

    A new military order aimed at preventing infiltration will come into force this week, enabling the deportation of tens of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank, or their indictment on charges carrying prison terms of up to seven years.

    When the order comes into effect, tens of thousands of Palestinians will automatically become criminal offenders liable to be severely punished.

    Given the security authorities' actions over the past decade, the first Palestinians likely to be targeted under the new rules will be those whose ID cards bear home addresses in the Gaza Strip - people born in Gaza and their West Bank-born children - or those born in the West Bank or abroad who for various reasons lost their residency status. Also likely to be targeted are foreign-born spouses of Palestinians.

    Until now, Israeli civil courts have occasionally prevented the expulsion of these three groups from the West Bank. The new order, however, puts them under the sole jurisdiction of Israeli military courts.

    The new order defines anyone who enters the West Bank illegally as an infiltrator, as well as "a person who is present in the area and does not lawfully hold a permit." The order takes the original 1969 definition of infiltrator to the extreme, as the term originally applied only to those illegally staying in Israel after having passed through countries then classified as enemy states - Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria.

    The order's language is both general and ambiguous, stipulating that the term infiltrator will also be applied to Palestinian residents of Jerusalem, citizens of countries with which Israel has friendly ties (such as the United States) and Israeli citizens, whether Arab or Jewish. All this depends on the judgment of Israel Defense Forces commanders in the field.

    The Hamoked Center for the Defense of the Individual was the first Israeli human rights to issue warnings against the order, signed six months ago by then-commander of IDF forces in Judea and Samaria Area Gadi Shamni.

    Two weeks ago, Hamoked director Dalia Kerstein sent GOC Central Command Avi Mizrahi a request to delay the order, given "the dramatic change it causes in relation to the human rights of a tremendous number of people."

    According to the provisions, "a person is presumed to be an infiltrator if he is present in the area without a document or permit which attest to his lawful presence in the area without reasonable justification." Such documentation, it says, must be "issued by the commander of IDF forces in the Judea and Samaria area or someone acting on his behalf."

    The instructions, however, are unclear over whether the permits referred to are those currently in force, or also refer to new permits that military commanders might issue in the future. The provision are also unclear about the status of bearers of West Bank residency cards, and disregards the existence of the Palestinian Authority and the agreements Israel signed with it and the PLO.

    The order stipulates that if a commander discovers that an infiltrator has recently entered a given area, he "may order his deportation before 72 hours elapse from the time he is served the written deportation order, provided the infiltrator is deported to the country or area from whence he infiltrated."

    The order also allows for criminal proceedings against suspected infiltrators that could produce sentences of up to seven years. Individuals able to prove that they entered the West Bank legally but without permission to remain there will also be tried, on charges carrying a maximum sentence of three years. (According to current Israeli law, illegal residents typically receive one-year sentences.)

    The new provision also allow the IDF commander in the area to require that the infiltrator pay for the cost of his own detention, custody and expulsion, up to a total of NIS 7,500.

    The fear that Palestinians with Gaza addresses will be the first to be targeted by this order is based on measures that Israel has taken in recent years to curtail their right to live, work, study or even visit the West Bank. These measures violated the Oslo Accords.

    According to a decision by the West Bank commander that was not backed by military legislation, since 2007, Palestinians with Gaza addresses must request a permit to stay in the West Bank. Since 2000, they have been defined as illegal sojourners if they have Gaza addresses, as if they were citizens of a foreign state. Many of them have been deported to Gaza, including those born in the West Bank.

    Currently, Palestinians need special permits to enter areas near the separation fence, even if their homes are there, and Palestinians have long been barred from the Jordan Valley without special authorization. Until 2009, East Jerusalemites needed permission to enter Area A, territory under full PA control.

    Another group expected to be particularly harmed by the new rules are Palestinians who moved to the West Bank under family reunification provisions, which Israel stopped granting for several years.

    In 2007, amid a number of Hamoked petitions and as a goodwill gesture to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, tens of thousands of people received Palestinian residency cards. The PA distributed the cards, but Israel had exclusive control over who could receive them. Thousands of Palestinians, however, remained classified as "illegal sojourners," including many who are not citizens of any other country.

    The new order is the latest step by the Israeli government in recent years to require permits that limit the freedom of movement and residency previously conferred by Palestinian ID cards. The new regulations are particularly sweeping, allowing for criminal measures and the mass expulsion of people from their homes.

    The IDF Spokesman's Office said in response, "The amendments to the order on preventing infiltration, signed by GOC Central Command, were issued as part of a series of manifests, orders and appointments in Judea and Samaria, in Hebrew and Arabic as required, and will be posted in the offices of the Civil Administration and military courts' defense attorneys in Judea and Samaria. The IDF is ready to implement the order, which is not intended to apply to Israelis, but to illegal sojourners in Judea and Samaria."
    The article is about how a recent military order has now allowed for the IDF to deport tens of thousands of people they label as infiltrators. Basically, infiltrators are anybody who doesn't have permission to be in the West Bank, including probably mostly people from the Gaza Strip and foreign Palestinians.
    The numbers estimated are in the range of tens of thousands.

    Israeli Civil Courts had prevented these explusions, and before anyone starts blaming Israel, note that its only the military and its direct controllers who are pulling this off and not its legal system and probably a considerable part of its society.

    I found it particularity ridiculous that anybody labeled an "infiltrator" will have to pay for their own imprisonment and expulsion and upwards of seven years can be sentenced to any illegal Palestinian.

    On further note, this openly violates the Oslo Accord signed by both groups.

    With news of the expansion into East Jerusalem and the West Bank, this is further testament to Israel's expansionist policy.
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    I'm sorry, but I don't- wait, no I'm not, I just don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossco View Post
    I'm sorry, but I don't- wait, no I'm not, I just don't care.
    That is great. There are many of us who are worldly, and like to know what's going on domestically and abroad. Not adding your apathetic perspective is as interesting as adding it but it wastes precious forum space so I advise you to take the former into consideration.

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    Wont be to long till they open there "Happy camps" for these "Infiltrators" for there final solution to the "Muslim problem".

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychosiszz View Post
    Wont be to long till they open there "Happy camps" for these "Infiltrators" for there final solution to the "Muslim problem".
    That's a terrible analogy. The persecution of the Jews during the 30's and 40's are nothing like the present situation.

    I would say that the current framework at worst is comparable to the occupation of France or Poland. Even then, I see no point in comparing the two on broad principles since they differ greatly although the idea of serving a specific ethnic groups is largely the same.

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    Want to know what would be great? If Israel, and every other primitive middle-eastern country that gives a zealous fuck about religion, were to suddenly erupt into an earth-swallowing giant miasma of molten slag and hellfire, and be swept from the face of the planet.

    Seriously. Who gives a fuck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenebrion View Post
    Want to know what would be great? If Israel, and every other primitive middle-eastern country that gives a zealous fuck about religion, were to suddenly erupt into an earth-swallowing giant miasma of molten slag and hellfire, and be swept from the face of the planet.

    Seriously. Who gives a fuck?
    Thanks for adding your opinion.

    The issue with every Palestine/Israel thread is that someone always tries to give the I don't care let them burn and suffer after destroying each other idea.

    I declare this thread dead. Obviously a lot of prejudices against both groups will appear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post
    Obviously a lot of prejudices against both groups will appear.
    Prejudice implies judging something before that something has had an opportunity to show who or what it actually is.

    Religious zealots, willing to die over a "holy land" or their opinions of imaginary friends, have given an entire human history worth of information from which I can rightfully judge them as one of the most deplorable side-effects of human civilization.
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    Why can't societies just live in peace?
    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rimayven View Post
    Why can't societies just live in peace?
    Because, at the end of the day there's not unlimited resources so people will be fucking self serving. Only outside (dare I say 'forced' as in the creation of modern day Israel in the first place) intervention can make any change in Israel.

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    The israelis have a book entitling them to the land, much like the U.S. Manifest Destiny'd the injuns and Hitler's lebensraum theories. They've got lots of Palestinians dying in refugee camps, though they're admittedly not as efficient as KZ camps. Principle's still the same; the israelis took Hitler's teachings onboard.
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    Come on, mate, you'll have better luck converting people door to door. Our souls are already marching to the eternal fire, we are forever tainted by too much internet porn and grand theft auto.

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    Gotta love the Israelis, they know how to get shit done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    Gotta love the Israelis, they know how to get shit done.
    Only by owning your goverment. Get a pair of balls America. The Jews ripped yours off long ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    Gotta love the Israelis, they know how to get shit done.
    this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf Anater View Post
    this
    Wasn't this the douche that made a QQ thread on how OT was nothing but politics?

    AHh nope it was not. Just had the same lame sig.
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