Nosotras, las organizaciones abajo firmantes, unimos nuestras voces en una llamada global para exigir la inmediata liberación de los estudiantes palestinos encarcelados y la protección de los derechos a la educación, a la libertad de expresión y participación política para los estudiantes palestinos y el derecho a procurarse un futuro mejor. Los estudiantes palestinos y específicamente el movimiento estudiantil palestino y las organizaciones estudiantiles palestinas han sido objeto de una dura represión, detención y encarcelamientos políticos por parte de la ocupación Israelí.

Nos unimos al llamado de acción y solidaridad en apoyo a los estudiantes palestinos encarcelados, que incluye:

 

  • Boicot, desinversiones y sanciones al estado de Israel, incluyendo a las instituciones académicas israelíes, las cuales son completamente cómplices del sistema que ejerce violaciones a los derechos de los palestinos.
  • Poner fin a toda la ayuda militar y económica, transacciones militares, proyectos conjuntos y financiamiento directo por parte de los gobiernos de todo el mundo al régimen de ocupación Israelí.
  • Desafiar los programas de “normalización” que tienen como objetivo legitimar la ocupación israelí- el cual es un intento de legitimar la criminalización y el acoso a estudiantes palestinos-.
  • Organizarse para construir enlaces directos de solidaridad con los estudiantes palestinos y el movimiento estudiantil palestino, para asegurarnos de que no queden aislados de su comunidad popular de apoyo, a pesar de todos los intentos de la ocupación israelí.

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Cientos de estudiantes palestinos son detenidos rutinariamente por las fuerzas de ocupación israelí, especialmente aquellos que forman parte de organizaciones estudiantiles involucradas en la vida política de los campus, a los cuales comúnmente se les imputa el cargo de “miembro de una organización prohibida”. Durante el año académico 2019-2020 en la Universidad de Bir Zeit, fueron detenidos por las fuerzas de ocupación, aproximadamente 74 estudiantes; siendo estos arrestados y secuestrados de sus casas, lugares de trabajo y campus universitario.

Once arrested, Palestinian students  are tortured  while being interrogated – subjected to stressful positions, stretched out in chairs; suspended from the walls and forced to stand on tiptoe,  deprived of sleep , handcuffed and pressing on injured and beaten limbs.

Palestinian students can also be sentenced to so-called “administrative detention” – imprisonment without charge or trial, renewable indefinitely every six months. Palestinians usually spend years in jail, without charge or trial, without any body that can defend them on the issue of deprivation of their rights. They can be brought before the Israeli military courts, which convict more than 99% of the Palestinians tried there.

There are currently about 5,000 Palestinian political prisoners, imprisoned by Israel. The work of the student organization , which ranges from holding book fairs to participating in student elections, has been criminalized by the Zionist entity. In addition, many students have been arrested for attending demonstrations or for posting things on their social media profiles.

By targeting Palestinian students, they are undermining the future of the Palestinians themselves. It is a systematic attempt to undermine the organizing capacity of young Palestinians who seek the liberation of their people: unified, free from colonization, apartheid and occupation.

These are not isolated cases, but a  direct and collective violation of the right to education of Palestinian students , as stated in Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights. and Cultural. The targeted crackdown on students is just one facet of Israel’s apartheid crime against the Palestinian people.

We condemn the complicity of the Palestinian Authority, which has not only failed to defend Palestinian students, but has also engaged in political detention and harassment of student movements as part of its «security coordination» with Israel.

Palestinian students in occupied Palestine in ’48 – Palestinian students in Israel – are subject to continuous and systematic harassment and discrimination, including bans on student groups and bans on demonstrations and protests.

In addition, international groups of Palestinian students as well as those of solidarity with Palestine, are the target of smear campaigns, they are prohibited from having organizations and are victims of administrative repression, these actions are officially and unofficially supported by the Israeli government and the pro-apartheid lobbying organizations around the world. Meanwhile, Palestinian refugee students are denied the right to return to occupied Palestine.

This persecution is backed by billions of dollars in aid, military transactions and unlimited political support given to Israel by the major imperialist powers, such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the states of the European Union and Australia. This coincides with the militarization of the police in the imperialist countries and their global use of military and economic domination against the peoples of the world. The persecution of Palestinians by the Israeli occupation regime reflects the state repression of popular movements and marginalized peoples in these countries, especially indigenous and black liberation movements.

We cannot and must not remain silent about the persecution of the Palestinian student movement and individual Palestinian students behind Israeli bars. We support Palestinian students!

Add your organization’s name to this statement: http://bit.ly/palstudentsignon

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  • Tunisian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (TACBI)
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