Deze eerste advertentie verscheen in Haaretz vrijdag 6 Augustus 2010.
Deze mensen worden nu een voor een verhoord.
Er waren enkele artikelen in Ha'aretz van Ilana Hammermann, en nog een latere advertentie.
Ongeveer 500 vrouwen betuigden hun instemming met dit initiatief; waren
bereid om mee te doen met deze 'illegale' reizen.
Friday, August 06, 2010
Women in the footsteps of Ilana Hammerman
On Friday, July 23rd 2010, a dozen Jewish women, a dozen
Palestinian women, one baby, and three Palestinian We Do Not
children took a trip from the West Bank in six private cars.
We crossed several checkpoints, drove to Israel's coastal
plain, and toured Tel‑Aviv and Jaffa together. We ate in a
restaurant, swam in the sea, and played on the beach. We
ended our day in Jerusalem. Most of our Palestinian guests
had never seen the sea. Most had not, in their entire
lives, to prayed at their sacred places: they looked upon
them longingly from the heights of Mount Scopus.
None of our guests had an entrance permit from the Israeli
authorities. We are announcing it here publically that we
deliberately violated the Law of Entry into Israel. We did
this in the footsteps of Ilana Hammerman, after the state
lodged a complaint against her with the Israeli police. She
had published an article published in Haaretz May 7th
reporting on a similar excursion.
We cannot assent to the legality of the "Law of Entry into
Israel," which allows every Israeli and every Jew to move
freely in all regions between the Mediterranean and the
Jordan River while depriving Palestinians of this same
right. They are not permitted free movement within the
occupied territories nor are they allowed the towns and
cities across the green line, where their families, their
nation, and their traditions are deeply rooted.
They and we, all ordinary citizens, took this step with a
clear and resolute mind. In this way we were privileged to
experience one of the most beautiful and exciting days of
our lives, to meet and befriend our brave Palestinian
neighbors, and together with them, to be free women, if only
for one day.
We did not take "terrorists", or enemies, but human beings.
The authorities separate us from these women with fences and
roadblocks, laws and regulations, often professed to protect
our safety. In fact, the barriers are only designed to
perpetuate mutual enmity and the control of Palestinian land
seized illegally against international conventions and the
values of justice and humanity.
It is not we who are violating the law: the State of Israel
has been violating it for decades. It is not we—women with a
democratic conscience—who have transgressed: the State of
Israel is transgressing, spinning us all into the void.
Henry David Thoreau, in his famous essay "Civil
Disobedience" (1845) wrote:
when a sixth of the population of a nation which has
undertaken to be the refuge of liberty are slaves, and a
whole country is unjustly overrun and conquered by a foreign
army, and subjected to military law, I think that it is not
too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. What
makes this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country
so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army.
Listen to these words, see how appropriately they describe
our situation here and now—and do as we have done.
(Hebrew alphabetical order)
1. Ilana Hammerman, Jerusalem
2. Annelien Kisch, Ramat Hasharon
3. Esti Tsal, Jaffa
4. Daphne Banai, Tel Aviv
5. Klil Zisapel, Tel Aviv
6. Michal Pundak Sagie, Herzlia
7. Nitza Aminov, Jerusalem
8. Irit Gal, Jerusalem
9. Ofra Yeshua‑Lyth, Tel Aviv
10. Roni Eilat, , Kfar Sava
1. Ronit Marian‑Kadishay, Ramat Hasharon
2. Ruti Kantor, Tel Aviv