Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 6:12 PM
The communist Party of India (CPI) held a demonstration today at Doraha against the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip. Com Kartar Singh Bowani–Distt. Secretary CPI addressing the gathering said that the decades-long impunity of the Israeli government, with the passive support of the United States, has allowed its systematic occupation and annexation of Palestinian land since 1967, illegal Israeli settlements, and the blockade of the Gaza Strip and virtual imprisonment of its population. The Israeli government is wrong in justifying its oppression of the Palestinian people as its right to self-defence in the face of Hamas' response to the state of Israel.
Dr Arun Mitra – Asstt. Secretary said that the rockets launched by Hamas represent an indiscriminate attack on the Israeli population, but it is clear that they kill very few Israelis, although they unleash fear and terror. The Israeli military assault has killed no less than 1,600 Palestinian civilians including whole families and innocent children. Israeli bombardment has also destroyed schools and hospitals. The UN head of human rights, Navi Pillay, has called such disproportionate and indiscriminate military action a war crime. Israel is following the 'Dahiya doctrine' where the deliberate and disproportionate use of force to inflict casualties and suffering on the civilian population is to generate terror and achieve the political objective of exerting pressure on Hamas, rather than a military objective. Causing such fear and terror is unequivocally illegal under customary international humanitarian law. He demanded complete stoppage of this aggression.
Others who addressed include Com Ramesh Rattan, Com Karam Singh, Com Anod,Com Darbara Singh, Com Niranjan Singh, Com Harpal Bowani, Com Gurjit Bhamiri, Com Sukhwinder S Fauji, Com Malkit S Naularhi – Ex Sarpanch, Bibi Manjit Kaur Rampur, Com Gurdev Singh, Com Rajeev Anand, Com Sukhwinder Singh, Com Baljit Singh Thula, Com Hapreet Kaur Bhatal, Com Jaswinder Kaur, Com Kamaljit Kaur, Com Mannu Bowani.