Palestinians’ Right to Resist ~ Stephen Lendman.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states “(e)veryone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” No one has the right to deny them.
Resisting lawless occupation is universally recognized. Palestinians may use “all necessary means at their disposal” to do so. More on that below.
Consider daily life. Longstanding militarized occupation is ruthless. It’s criminal. It’s unrelenting. It’s suffocating. It’s vicious. It denies Palestinians fundamental human and civil rights.
Collective punishment is policy. So is economic strangulation. Free expression, assembly and movement are denied.
State terror, closed borders, isolation, land theft, settlement expansions, exploitation, targeted killings, abductions, political imprisonments, roadblocks, checkpoints, separation walls, other barriers, curfews, and never ending fear reflect daily life.
International law is clear and unequivocal. Self-determination is inviolable. It’s universally recognized.
Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states:
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