Donerar israeliska prispengar till palestinskt universitet

Muhammad Abusall, Palestina

Hur pinsamt är detta egentligen? Och framförallt, hur många pinsamheter klarar det israeliska samhället av idag? Börjar man inte undra lite över det som händer från så många olika håll? Eller tänker man fortsätta sticka huvudet i sanden och fräsa ”antisemit”?

Ja, det som hände nu är att en amerikansk matimatikprofessor, David Mumford som just fått ett israeliskt pris tackade och tog emot bara för att donera pengarna till Bir Zeit universitetet i Ramallah.

Mumford i Haaretz: ”I decided to donate my share of the Wolf Prize to enable the academic community in occupied Palestine to survive and thrive,” Mumford told Haaretz. ”I am very grateful for the prize, but I believe that Palestinian students should have an opportunity to go elsewhere to acquire an education. Students in the West Bank and Gaza today do not have an opportunity to do that.”

… ”The achievements I accomplished in mathematics were made possible thanks to my being able to move freely and exchange ideas with other scholars,” he said. ”It would not have been possible without an international consensus on an exchange of ideas. Mathematics works best when people can move and get together. That’s its elixir of life. But the people of occupied Palestine don’t have an opportunity to do that. The school system is fighting for its life, and mobility is very limited.”
 
 
 
 

 

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Carter: Gaza, ett av de värsta brotten mot mänskligheten

 

Jimmy Carter, tidigare president i USA beskrev belägringen av Gaza igår som ett av de värsta pågående brotten mot mänskligheten. Carter som deltog i en litteraturfestival i Wales talade till The Guardian: ”Världen bevittnar ett förfärligt brott mot mänskligheten där en och helv miljon människor hålls fängslade så gott som utan någon som helst kontakt med världen utanför. En hel befolkning straffas brutalt.”

Israel håller fortfarande 43 parlamentariker för Hamas som bodde på Västbanken fängslade plus 10 ministrar i den förra samlingsregeringen.

AFP: Former US president Jimmy Carter on Sunday described Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip as ”one of the greatest human rights crimes now existing on Earth.”

In a speech at a literary festival in Hay-on-Wye, in Wales, the 83-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner said: ”There is no reason to treat these people this way,” referring to the blockade, in place since the Islamist Hamas movement seized Gaza in June 2007.

The Guardian:

Israel and the US refused to accept the right of Palestinians to form a unity government with Hamas and Fatah and now, after internal strife, Hamas alone controls Gaza. Forty-one of the 43 victorious Hamas candidates who lived in the West Bank have been imprisoned by Israel, plus an additional 10 who assumed positions in the short-lived coalition cabinet.

Regardless of one’s choice in the partisan struggle between Fatah and Hamas within occupied Palestine, we must remember that economic sanctions and restrictions on the supply of water, food, electricity and fuel are causing extreme hardship among the innocent people in Gaza, about one million of whom are refugees.

Israeli bombs and missiles periodically strike the area, causing high casualties among both militants and innocent women and children. Prior to the highly publicised killing of a woman and her four children last week, this pattern had been illustrated by a report from B’Tselem, the leading Israeli human rights organisation, which stated that 106 Palestinians were killed between February 27 and March 3. Fifty-four of them were civilians, and 25 were under 18 years of age

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