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  • MPPM Denounces Campaign to Discredit Goldstone Report
    or subsequent period After deep reflection taking into account the situation he had lived in South Africa during apartheid Goldstone was born in 1938 and was a judge in the Transvaal Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of South Africa having been associated with organizations that worked in Israel and also his concerns about peace in the Middle East he decided to accept the nomination for the position He stressed however that he would determine the responsibilities of both parties However the Israeli government refused to cooperate with the investigation accusing the Council for Human Rights of being prejudiced against Israel and therefore it would not be possible to produce a free report Hamas also commenced by rejecting the report although later on has adopted it insisting that its conclusions were accepted by the international community The report submitted on September 15 2009 concluded that both sides have committed violations of the laws of war accusing both the Israeli military and Palestinian militants of war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity As a result it recommended that the parties should proceed with an investigation to determine liability and failing that they should be accused before the International Criminal Court The main points of the report on Israel are the following 1 The blockade of Gaza since 2007 constituted a flagrant violation of Israel s obligations as an occupying power 2 The Israeli attack on Gaza was characterized by a disproportionate use of force and was intended as a response to rocket attacks by Palestinians to humiliate and terrorize an entire civilian population radically reducing its economic and work capacity and depriving them of means of subsistence 3 Israel systematically and deliberately targeted civilians in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention 4 Israel intentionally attacked with a missile the al Maqadmah mosque when during the day there were praying 300 men and women causing 15 dead and 40 wounded It has been proven that the mosque had not been used either to launch rockets or storage of ammunition or to serve as a shield to combatants 5 When in Zeytuna five men left home to fetch firewood they were shot by an Israeli plane which then attacked the house killing all the 21 family members Al Samuni including women and children 6 The Israeli forces attacked the Al Fakhura school in Jabaliya refugee camp where 1 300 people were refugees killing 35 and wounding 40 7 The Israeli army killed Abd Rabbo family members a man two women and three girls without the house where they were in constituted any danger 8 The Israeli forces used white phosphorus against the UN agency in Gaza against the Al Quds Hospital and against Al Wafa Hospital 9 The Israeli soldiers used Palestinians as human shields and tortured detainees For Hamas the report points out the following 1 The Palestinian armed groups have committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity for launching rockets on Israel 2 The Palestinian armed groups have caused psychological

    Original URL path: http://www.mppm-palestina.org/index.php/news/246-mppm-denounces-campaign-to-discredit-goldstone-report (2016-04-25)
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  • MPPM in Festival of April Carnations
    Us Statute Organization News Home News MPPM in Festival of April Carnations 30 Apr 2011 MPPM PARTICIPATED IN THE FESTIVAL OF APRIL CARNATIONS ORGANIZED BY ASSOCIATION APRIL The Association April with the collaboration of MPPM and several other organizations organized the Festival of April Carnations between 25 and 30 April The festival included lectures documentary films children s activities and culminated with the traditional fair which this year took place

    Original URL path: http://www.mppm-palestina.org/index.php/news/248-mppm-in-festival-of-april-carnations (2016-04-25)
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  • European Petition to Boycott Israeli Settlements
    Humanos Processos de Paz Docs de Referência About Us Statute Organization News Home News European Petition to Boycott Israeli Settlements 22 Apr 2011 EUROPEAN PETITION TO BOYCOTT IMPORT OF PRODUCTS FROM JEWISH SETTLEMENTS IN PALESTINE The MPPM has joined the international campaign Freedom for Palestine which aims to collect one million signatures calling for a boycott to products from Israeli settlements The campaign has its foundation in Community law which provides that a petition signed by one million European citizens should be voted down by European Parliament It is intended that the European Parliament approves legislation that would prevent the European Union countries as sovereign states as well as economic institutions companies and individuals of the European Union to maintain relations with the Israeli settlements and negotiate with them any products or services regardless of its nature which have been produced in whole or in part in these settlements This appeal is based on the fact that these settlements being built in occupied Palestinian territories are illegal and contrary to international law Therefore whatever is produced or supplied from these settlements is illegal as it comes from usurped Palestinian territory This campaign is an important step towards ending the occupation

    Original URL path: http://www.mppm-palestina.org/index.php/news/247-european-petition-to-boycott-israeli-settlements (2016-04-25)
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  • MPPM Celebrates Land Day
    Ocupação Israelita Guerras e Agressões Refugiados e Deslocados Direitos Humanos Processos de Paz Docs de Referência About Us Statute Organization News Home News MPPM Celebrates Land Day 04 Apr 2011 MPPM RECALLS LAND DAY AT THE FACULTY OF ARTS OF LISBON The Association of Students of Faculty of Arts University of Lisbon and MPPM Movement for the Rights of the Palestinian People and Peace in the Middle East promoted a session of Solidarity with the People of Palestine evocative of Land Day on April 4 There was an intervention by Carlos Almeida of the National Directorate of MPPM and Nuno Coelho designer and co author of A Land without People for People without Land directed a workshop based on his book Land Day commemorated on the 30 th of March marks the date when in 1976 the Israeli military fired on Palestinians who opposed the expropriation of their land to build new Jewish settlements and expansion of existing ones Six Palestinian youths Israeli citizens were killed Dozens of people were injured and hundreds were arrested Today Land Day symbolizes Palestinian resistance to the continued expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel and its policy of colonization occupation and apartheid It is

    Original URL path: http://www.mppm-palestina.org/index.php/news/249-mppm-celebrates-land-day (2016-04-25)
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  • Film and Debate in Vale de Figueira
    Processos de Paz Docs de Referência About Us Statute Organization News Home News Film and Debate in Vale de Figueira 19 Feb 2011 THE SITUATION IN PALESTINE FILM AND DEBATE IN VALE DE FIGUEIRA The MPPM and Grupo Dramático e Recreativo Corações de Vale de Figueira promoted a debate on the situation in Palestine led by Carlos Almeida of the National Directorate of MPPM It was the screened the movie

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  • Struggling for Change: Popular Revolts in the Mahgreb and Middle East
    Middle East 18 Feb 2011 STRUGGLING FOR CHANGE POPULAR REVOLTS IN THE MAGHREB AND MIDDLE EAST The Maghreb and the Middle East live in times of great social and political upheaval Winds of change are blowing in the Arab World In Egypt Tunisia Jordan Yemen Algeria Morocco among others the people particularly the young the unemployed and the workers take to the streets and squares demanding jobs social rights better conditions of life liberty democracy and peace The major Western powers especially the United States and the European Union move between the inevitable recognition of popular demands and the protection of dictators faithful guardians of their interests in the region Inseparable from the international crisis the deep social attacks and setbacks that characterize it and the instability of the international situation the events in this region of the globe already have an impact and importance that goes far beyond the national and regional boundaries To analyze the impact of this wave of struggle and hope that runs through the Arab world MPPM CGTP and CPPC joined in organizing a public debate of solidarity with the people struggling in the Arab World and of analysis of current events It took place

    Original URL path: http://www.mppm-palestina.org/index.php/news/252-struggling-for-change-popular-revolts-in-the-mahgreb-and-middle-east (2016-04-25)
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  • MPPM Welcomes Egyptian People's Heroic Struggle for Freedom and Democracy
    East has been following with great attention the contestation that currently takes place in many countries of the Arab world against the dictatorial regimes in force there Consequence of decades of poverty unemployment successive increases in the cost of living corruption nepotism disproportionate and unlawful enrichment of the ruling classes oppression and repression carried out in obedience to the economic and political interests of Western powers the events that take place now represent the desire of people for an authentic social justice the exercise of fundamental freedoms and the establishment of democratic governments The popular discontent has been felt for long with regular specific incidents but the real revolution that erupted in Tunisia and that led to the downfall of President Ben Ali quickly spread to other Arab countries This movement has its highest expression in Egypt for many years subjected to the interests of international imperialism MPPM welcomes the determined and heroic struggle of the Egyptian people for freedom and democracy and forcefully repudiates violence launched by the repressive apparatus of Mubarak with the connivance of the United States and European powers The National Directorate of MPPM considers that peace in the Middle East is inseparable from the affirmation of democracy and respect for human rights in all countries of the region and therefore the uncompromising defence of the right of people to freely decide their destiny free of external pressure or interference In line with its mission to contribute to defending the rights of the Palestinian People and the existence of a climate of peace in the Middle East MPPM expects that the claimed democratization of Egypt that has been a valued ally of Israel contributes to a rapid recognition of a viable independent and sovereign Palestinian state in compliance with UN resolutions and in consequence contributes to

    Original URL path: http://www.mppm-palestina.org/index.php/news/253-mppm-welcomes-egyptian-peoples-heroic-struggle-for-freedom-and-democracy (2016-04-25)
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  • Debate at Passos Manuel Secondary School
    Ocupação Israelita Guerras e Agressões Refugiados e Deslocados Direitos Humanos Processos de Paz Docs de Referência About Us Statute Organization News Home News Debate at Passos Manuel Secondary School 31 Jan 2011 MEMBERS OF MPPM ANIMATED A DEBATE WITH SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS Continuing a relationship begun in March 2010 with the workshop led by Nuno Coelho co author of A Land without People for People without Land the MPPM returned to the Passos Manuel Secondary School On 28 January Carlos Almeida and Teresa Palma Fernandes of the National Directorate of MPPM streamlined a meeting with students of that school with a presentation on the rationale and historical development of the national cause of the Palestinian people This meeting was held in response to an invitation from Dr Maria Eugenia Vaz who teaches the discipline of History in a class of the 12th year of scientific humanistic courses Languages and Humanities and Dr Fernando Rebelo and João Cabral who teach the discipline of Performance in the Professional Course of Performing Arts and was part of curricular activity in the respective disciplines In the discipline of History are being studied geostrategic changes political tensions and socio cultural transformations in the world today

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