Protesters carrying Turkish flags shout slogans as they wait for the arrival of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul January 30, 2009. Erdogan stormed out of a debate on the Middle East at the World Economic Forum on Thursday, saying he might never return to the annual gathering of the rich and powerful. The banner reads "Let the world see a "Prime Minister"
REUTERS/Osman OrsalErdogan stormed out of a debate on the Middle East at the World Economic Forum on Thursday, saying he might never return to the annual gathering of the rich and powerful.
All this happened in the middle of a UN call for humanitarian aid to the population of Gaza, locked for months and then bombarded with bombs of phosphorous, according to some organizations, the uranium bombs,too.
If we, the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean adopted a common position, if we are silent before the United Nations in violation of the Geneva Convention, the Convention on Torture and violations of civil and human rights in Gaza and Palestine to the tragedy of the Palestinian people, their dispersion, their humiliation and poverty reduction, countersigned by the international community, offal centuries, slavery and humiliation toward Latin America and the Caribbean by the rich and powerful nations for centuries until today. Here do not fit on half-human and civil rights. The right to culture of a people.
Obviously, it is very well documented, the Palestinian people by Israel are subject to extreme poverty, reduced hunger, despair. Israel represses the Palestinians in their cultures, their language, they are arrested, tortured and confined in the worst conditions. Gaza and Palestine, and Palestinians detained by Israel urgently need it the presence of one or more rapporteurs of the UN in the field with full access to these flagrant violations of civil and human rights of the Palestinian people.
Latin American and Caribbean foreign ministries should support the presence of a special rapporteur on human rights in Gaza and let you know to the Israeli government,we would never support the violation of the Geneva Convention in the territories of Gaza and Palestine and that would never support the violation of the Convention on Torture practices in repressive Israeli forces against Palestinian youth. We do not support Hamas terrorism or any group against the people of Israel, as the minister from Turkey said in Davos, but we can never justify war crimes and torture under the banner of fighting terrorism. Never we support the slaughter of elderly Palestinian women and children, with impunity, nor can we see them as condemned to hunger and misery to disperse and weaken as a culture.
Otherwise, shut these truths by economic interests with Israel, it is hypocrisy and racism of those who call themselves Christians and Democrats.
The governments of Latin America and the Caribbean must clarify at this position of the Foreign Ministry regarding the Israeli conduct in Gaza and materially support the delivery of humanitarian aid to that region through the UN.
Homeland is humanity "Jose Marti". Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida.