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Israeli-Palestinian conflict: an Israeli activist denounces the "silence" of Europe


Israeli human rights defender Yehuda Shaul on Tuesday (February 7th) denounced Europe's "silence" on government policy...

Israeli human rights defender Yehuda Shaul denounced on Tuesday February 7 the "


" of Europe on the policy of the Netanyahu government, accused of wanting to "


" the occupied West Bank, and to transform Israel into an "

illiberal democracy


Europe's silence on the policy of the Israeli government is heard very loudly in Israel and in Palestine

”, launched Yehuda Shaul during a meeting with the press in Paris.

A “double revolution”

Co-founder of the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, bringing together Israeli veterans denouncing what they consider to be condemnable actions of the army, which has occupied the West Bank since 1967, then founder of Ofek, a think tank for the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Israeli conflict. Palestinian, Yehuda Shaul considered that his country was engaged in a "

double revolution


The first is "


" and transforms Israel into "

a full-fledged illiberal democracy

", he said, referring to the judicial reforms envisaged by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, at the head of the most right-wing coalition of the history of Israel.

The second concerns Israel's policy in the occupied Palestinian territories, “

which ultimately aims at one thing: annexation


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As for the first revolution, we see tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrating

,” mostly in Tel Aviv, he said.


But concerning the second, unfortunately, we are silent


The "


" of the Netanyahu government, which returned to power in December, "

are neither human rights nor liberal democracy, but those of the law of the strongest

", he continued.

The two-state solution

He castigated "

international inaction

", citing in particular the abstention of France during a vote at the end of December at the United Nations asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to look into the Israeli occupation in the Palestinian territories. .

We need more monitoring from the international community, not less

,” he said.

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He finally defined himself as "

a two-state extremist

", the concept of an Israeli state and a Palestinian state living side by side forged to end the conflict.

I see no other way for the two peoples to live in dignity and equality

,” he said.

Source: lefigaro

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