Israel’s Right To Exist As A State Should Not Come With Bloody Hands And Be Based On Genocide Of Palestinians. (En/Bm)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 10 July 2014.

Israel’s Right To Exist As A State Should Not Come With Bloody Hands And Be Based On Genocide Of Palestinians But On Values Of Humanity And Respect For Human Dignity And Life.

The human tragedy in the Gaza Strip is spiraling rapidly down a descent of mindless violence, bloodshed and loss of life. So far more than 40 people, including women and children, have been reportedly killed with the numbers still rising, in the latest Israeli bombardment in retaliation to missiles fired by Hamas into Israel.

This follows a tense week of violent protests sparked by the horrific deaths of three Israeli teenagers and the apparent revenge-killing of a Palestinian 16-year-old teenager, Mohammed Abu Khdair. Earlier this week, the Hamas leadership made a public call of a ceasefire to end hostilities and an end to what it says is Israeli meddling in the Palestinian unity government of Hamas and Palestine Liberation Organisation(PLO).

However, Hamas’ call for a ceasefire was met with more rocket attacks from Israel, and correspondingly missile attacks from Hamas as well. Consequently, the situation is now getting out of hand as many civilians, including women and children, have now been sacrificed.

So far only innocent Palestinian women and children have suffered with their homes demolished and their lives extinguished. With the weapons superiority of Israel, there is a question of a proportionality of the response from Israel where only Palestinians die whilst Israelis remain protected. Israel’s right to exist as a state should not come with bloody hands and be based on genocide of Palestinians but on values of humanity and respect for human dignity and life.

DAP condemns the barbaric act of the Israeli government in killing innocent children and women. DAP urges the international community, particular the United States of America, to intervene immediately to stop the calamitous death toll in the Gaza Strip from rising further before the situation degenerates into all-out war that will claim thousands of innocent lives.

LIM GUAN ENG

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Kenyataan media oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 10Julai 2014.

Hak Israel untuk wujud sebagai sebuah Negara tidak sepatutnya lahir dengan keganasan dan pembunuhan beramai-ramai warga Palestin tetapi hendaklah dengan nilai-nilai kemanusiaan dan hormat terhadap kehidupan dan maruah manusia.

Keganasan, pertumpahan darah dan kehilangan nyawa di Tebing Gaza semakin menjadi-jadi. Dalam satu serangan balas Israel terhadap perluru berpandu yang dilancarkan Hamas, lebih 40 orang termasuk wanita dan kanak-kanak dilaporkan telah terbunuh dan bilangannya terus meningkat.

Ini berikutan protes ganas yang tercetus akibat kematian tiga remaja warga Israel dan pembunuhan seorang remaja Palestin, Mohammed Abu Khdair. Awal minggu ini, kepimpinan Hamas menyeru satu gencatan senjata untuk menamatkan pertempuran dan menamatkan apa yang dikatakan sebagai campur tangan Israel dalam kerajaan perpaduan Hamas dan Pertubuhan Pembebasan Palestin (PLO).

Bagaimanapun, seruan gencatan senjata Hamas disambut dengan lebih banyak serangan roket daripada Israel, dan diikuti dengan serangan balas daripada Hamas juga. Oleh itu, keadaan kini semakin tidak terkawal dan ramai orang awam, termasuklah kanak-kanak dan wanita menjadi korban.

Setakat ini hanya wanita dan kanak-kanak Palestin yang menderita dengan musnahnya rumah dan kehidupan mereka. Mengambil kira kehebatan persenjataan Israel, timbul persoalan terhadap kadar serangan balas Israel yang memperlihatkan hanya warga Palestin yang terkorban sedangkan warga Israel terus selamat.

DAP mengecam tindakan gasar kerajaan Israel membunuh kanak-kanak dan wanita yang tidak berdosa. DAP mendesak masyarakat antarabangsa, terutamanya Amerika Syarikat, untuk campur tangan segera bagi menghentikan jumlah kematian di Tebing Gaza daripada terus meningkat sebelum keadaan bertukar menjadi kancah perang yang akan meragut beribu-ribu nyawa tidak berdosa.

LIM GUAN ENG

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