Awareness about the
campaigns of incitement to hatred and violence against the Palestinians
An appeal to open of
the Rafah crossing continuously
The Palestinian Association for Human
Rights (witness) follows with great awareness the claims and actions that
preceded and followed the isolation of he elect Egyptian President Dr. Mohamed
Morsi by Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, especially those
claims and accusing associated with Palestinian people, whether they live in
Egypt or resident in the besieged Gaza Strip.
After the military coup that isolates the
-elect Egyptian President Dr. Mohamed Morsi on 3 -7- 2013, many of the
Egyptian media and other Arab space channels insist to accuse the Palestinians
in the Gaza Strip to destabilize the security
and stability situations in Egypt by accusing the Palestinians are standing
behind the aggression, killing, or kidnapping of the Egyptians soldiers in
Sinai, as well as broken the doors of the prisons and release the prisoners,
although the Egyptian judiciary has not been proven the involvement of the
Palestinians in any of these actions until this moment.
The Egyptian Public Prosecution has
justified the arresting of the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on for 15 days,
accusing him of collaborating with one of the Palestinian movement, which
encourage the opposition popular movement against the President Morsi to link
any further violence action with Gaza Strip, and justify any action that may
taken against the Gaza Strip is due to the disruption of humanitarian
protection concepts of the Egyptian national security.
After isolating the Egyptian President
Dr. Mohamed Morsi, the ruling authorities in Egypt directly put many tight
security procedures led to the closure of the Rafah crossing, and then restrict
passenger traffic, noteworthy that the Rafah crossing is the only crossing
which connects the Gaza Strip with the outside world. At the same time the
Egyptian Armed Forces bulldozers destroy the tunnels, which provide the Gaza
Strip with its needs of food, fuel and other basic materials and equipments.
Since Hamas won legislative elections in 2006, the occupation authorities
imposed a siege on the Gaza Strip's that include 1.7 million inhabitants.
The imposed of accusations through
political statements or from media, considered an act contrary to morality and
inconsistent with the ABCs of human rights, and create fertile ground calls for
hatred and violence against Palestinians living in Egypt and abroad, also gives
the ruling authorities justification to the closure of the crossing and to
refrain from issuing visas to and from Egypt under the pretext of maintaining
The continuing campaigns of incitement to
violence and hatred by Egyptians politicians and a variety of media, unless of
the negligence of the ruling authorities in Egypt about this matter.
The Egyptian authorities that close the
Rafah crossing as the only crossing land with the outside world, as well as the
destruction of tunnels is a violation of international humanitarian law, this
has been classified as a crime against humanity, because of the availability of
the constituent elements. The construction of these tunnels between the
Egyptian and Palestinian borders is an inevitable consequence of the Israeli
siege first, and Secondly as a result of not opening the Rafah crossing
periodically, more over the confined upon the movement of passengers without
goods. The practice of sovereignty on a State does not mean the violation of
human rights, particularly in the case of the siege residents of the Gaza Strip
many years ago.
The closure of the Rafah crossing and the
closure of tunnels that have used for humanitarian aids, contribute effectively
to tighten the siege on the Gaza Strip, which is carried out by the Israeli occupation
authorities. The new Egyptian actions incompatible with the spirit of the
Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which was signed by the Egyptian government
early. Whereas Article 23 of which states that "each party of the High
Contracting Parties to ensure the free passage of all consignments of medical
and hospital stores and objects necessary for religious worship intended only
for residents of another contracting party of civilians, even if the
adversary., And shall likewise permit the free passage of all consignments of
essential foodstuffs, clothing and tonics intended for children under fifteen
years of age, pregnant and postpartum women."
The Palestinian Association for Human
Rights "witness" calls the Egyptian authorities, to implement the
1. Stop the systematic media and
political campaigns against the Palestinians, and the ruling Egyptian
authorities, whether political or judicial should make intervention to stop
this dangerous tampering and punish the responsible ones.
2. The ruling Egyptian authorities
should open of Rafah crossing naturally, to allowing the flow of passengers and
goods to and from the Gaza strip without any obstacles. And ruling Egyptian
authorities should stress on the Israeli authorities to remove the siege on the
3. Call of international human
rights organizations and the Palestinian Arab and to do their moral and legal
duties to stop the incitement media and political campaigns against the
Palestinian in Gaza Strip.
4. Encourage and stimulate the
United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the European
Union, the Arab League and the African Union to intervene, including the moral
and legal duty to prevent the serious slipping upon the human
that have been obtained in the revolution
of January 25 / January 2011.
for Human Rights "witness"