- October 11, 2009
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Swiss organization calls for stopping Israeli attempts to attack Aqsa
The Swiss rights for all people organization called on the international community and the UN organizations to necessarily move to stop the repeated Zionist attempts to storm the Aqsa Mosque, which coincided with a serious military escalation against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Rights for all people said it is gravely concerned over the Israeli violations against the Aqsa Mosque, the latest of which was the mass attack launched by settlers under army protection which led to many casualties among Palestinians inside the Mosque.
“We call for a moratorium on such operations and curbing Israel from committing new war crimes,” the Swiss organization highlighted.
It also stressed the need for holding an urgent Arab League meeting to address these serious threats against the Mosque.
The organization pointed out that the Israeli attack on the Mosque coincided with a dangerous escalation of military operations, where Israeli troops intensified their incursions into many Gaza border areas, during which it leveled agricultural lands, shelled Palestinian homes and property, and shot dead innocent people.
In the same context, Dr. Mustafa Al-Barghouthi, the secretary-general of the Palestinian national initiative, called for a popular revolt against settlement activities and the Israeli attempts to change the landmarks in the occupied city of Jerusalem and to tamper with its Arab and Islamic cultural heritage.
Dr. Barghouthi stressed that the coming Cairo meeting opens prospects for the restoration of national unity and the formation of a unified leadership, but he said that this should be accompanied by a preliminary pledge not to resume negotiations with Israel unless it freezes all settlement activities, commit to a timeframe for ending the occupation and the establishment of a Palestinian state with full sovereignty.
He warned that Israel is trying to recruit international parties at its side in order to force the Palestinians to step back from the national constants as the basis for a solution.
The Palestinian leader also reiterated the need for correcting the mistake regarding Goldstone’s report by calling for an emergency session of the human rights council to approve the report and then refer it to the UN organizations and the international criminal court.