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Latin America calls for sanctions to end Israel's Apartheid

Rafael Antonio Araya Masry, New President of the Palestinian Confederation of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPLAC) in Managua on October 22, 2017 [INTI OCON/AFP via Getty Images]
Rafael Antonio Araya Masry, New President of the Palestinian Confederation of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPLAC) in Managua on October 22, 2017 [INTI OCON/AFP via Getty Images]

Organisations from across Latin America have come together to "strongly condemn brutal Zionist terrorism and the ongoing Israeli atrocities against believers and protesters in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound", they said in a statement.

The statement said the groups also denounced "attempts to evict the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and the current military attacks by the Israeli occupying forces against civilians, which are not an exception to the systematic historical oppression that the Palestinian people have endured for more than 70 years."

"These is part of the Zionist plan of ethnic cleansing and Apartheid against the Palestinians, in their attempt to Judaize the Palestinian lands and the Holy City of Jerusalem," they added.

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The groups, which are based in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru, and numerous other Latin American states, described Israel's actions as "nothing but pure terrorism, and constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity". They called for "urgent action is required, and not empty words and condemnations."

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"Just as in South Africa there were international pressure measures, such as the application of sanctions, which ended the Apartheid measures, a similar response is required from the international community to put pressure on the Israeli regime to stop its killer policies," they concluded.

Israeli attacks on Palestinian protesters demanding an end to the forced eviction of families from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem to make way for illegal settlers have intensified over the past week. Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque on numerous occasions, shot and abused Palestinian worshippers as they prayed the nightly Ramadan prayers. In response, resistance factions fired rockets into Israel. Israel, which continuously strikes the besieged Gaza Strip throughout the year, then increased its attacks and levelled numerous housing blocks, and killed 35 Palestinians including ten children. Five Israelis have also been killed.

Israeli occupation authorities have also closed off Gaza's fishing waters and blocked all crossing in and out of the Strip, imprisoning its two million population. Some 60,000 people have been affected by the arbitrary sea closures. Previous reports have shown that at least 90 per cent of Gaza's fishermen live below the poverty line.

The signatories included:

CONAICOP

Movimiento Alternativo por la Justicia los Derechos y la Inclusión

Journalist Support Comitee

Resumen Latinoamericano

Periódico El Ciudadano

Barricada tv

Radio Grafica

Redsocial codi

Data Urgente

Casa para la difusión del Islam

Frente Amplio (Uruguay)

Radio Ciudadana (Uruguay)

Puente Sur

OLP-Resistir y Luchar

Red de Intelectuales y Artistas en Defensa de la Humanidad ‐ REDH

Red de Medios Alternativos del Área Metropolitana (Venezuela)

Frente Cultural Che Adelita

Alcides Martínez ‐ Comunicador y miembro del PSUVE (Venezuela)

Fernando Buen Abad ‐ Filósofo, Rector de la Universidad de la Comunicación Popular, y Miembro de la Red de Intelectuales.

Carlos Aznarez-Comunicador (Argentina)

Norman Briski ‐ Dramaturgo y Actor (Argentina)

Danny Shaw ‐ Analista Internacional en Telesur, RT y Press Tv (Estados Unidos)

Gabriel Fernández ‐ Editor y periodista de Radio Grafica (Argentina)

Sebastián Salgado ‐ Periodista y Editor de Data Urgente, Corresponsal de Hispantv (Argentina)

Maria Torrellas ‐ Documentalista (Argentina)

Stella Calloni ‐ Periodista y Escritora (Argentina)

Geraldina Colotti ‐ Escritora y periodista (Italy)

Roberto Perdía, abogado

Carina Peralta, luchadora social

Colectivo La otra Comunicación (Venezuela)

Osvaldo Rivero Mango ‐ Fotógrafo, Productor Audiovisual y Comunicador (Venezuela)

Gustavo Pessetta ‐ Comunicador Radio Futura (Argentina)

Alan Dantas ‐ Comunicador Dossier do Sul y Radio Rebelde (Brazil)

Pascual Manganiello ‐ Agrupación 'Jorge Di Pascuale' ‐ CABA ‐Argentina

Raquel Bonzi ‐ Comunicadora (Paraguay)

Patricia Barba ‐ Comunicadora (Mexico)

Tare Alaniz ‐ Comunicador Antena Noticias (Mexico)

Juan Carlos Espinal ‐ Periodista y Escritor Hilando Fino TV (Republica Dominicana)

Alberto Ramírez ‐ Comunicador (Mexico)

Gustavo Garcia ‐ Abogado especialista en Derechos Humanos, (Islas Canarias, Spain)

Florencia Lagos Neumann ‐ Analista Internacional Corresponsal de Crónica Digital (Chile)

Virginia King ‐ Defensora de Derechos Humanos (Argentina)Colectivo Chavismo Sur (Argentina)

Movimiento Social Punta de Lanza (Venezuela)

Nino Pagliccia ‐ Comunicador (Canada)

Micaela Sagaseta Paradas, Canarias , Spain

Historiadora y comunicadora‐ Marcos Caballero ‐ Comunicador (Bolivia)

Percy Katary ‐ Comunicador (Peru)

Guillermo Orrego ‐ Comunicador (Peru)

Cristine Camargo ‐ Comunicadora (Brazil)

Carolina Villanueva ‐ Comunicadora (Venezuela)

Ousmane Diakite ‐ Comunicador (Mali)

Pedro Gallardo ‐ Comunicador (Chile)

Teresa Teran ‐ Comunicadora (Greta Britain)

Washington Orejuela ‐ Comunicador (Ecuador)

Hernan Durango ‐ Comunicador (Colombia)

Jose Antonio Hernandez‐ Comunicador (Dominican Republic)

Walter Cuc‐ Comunicador (Guatemala)

Jorge González‐ Comunicador (Panama)

Andrea Pérez ‐ Comunicador (Nicaragua)

Laura Gatti ‐ Comunicador (Uruguay)

Ana Surra‐ Senadora y Comunicadora (Catalunya)

Koco Mendoza ‐ Comunicador (Bolivia)

Luis Fidel Escalante Silvestre ‐ Comunicador (Puerto Rico)

Gerardo Romero‐ Comunicador (Suiza)

Eduardo Medina ‐ Comunicador (Costa Rica)

Kamal Hassan ‐ Comunicador (Palestine)

Mohsen Ali ‐ Sheij y Comunicador de Radio Al Quibla (Argentina)

Annur Tv (Argentina)

Prensa Islámica (Argentina)

Mariano Selman ‐ Periodista "El frasco" Hispantv (Argentina)

Víctor Góngora ‐ Instituto Cubano de amistad con los pueblos‐ Icap y Comunicador de Brics (Ecuador)

Waidhys Efraín Sánchez ‐ Secretario relaciones internacionales Unidad Popular Venezolana UPV

Martín Rodríguez ‐ Director del Periódico Libertad (Costa Rica)

Roberto Pazmiño ‐ Comunicador (Ecuador)

José Daniel Altamirano ‐ Comunicador (Argentina)

Mayda Hovsepian ‐ Comunicadora (Venezuela)

Alcides Altamirano Gutiérrez ‐ Comunicador del Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional ‐ FSLN (Nicaragua)

Acción Afro ‐ Dominicana,Frente Amplio (Dominican Republic)

Movimiento RebeldeComité Dominicano de los Derechos Humanos

Maribel Muñoz ‐ Comunicadora (Dominican Republic)

Fundación Colectivo Foro Candanga

Anais Rodríguez ‐ Comunicadora (Venezuela)

Antonio José Arrieche Mariño ‐ Comunicador (Venezuela)

Edwin Asdrubal ‐ Abogado y Comunicador (Venezuela)

Pascual Zarzoso ‐ Comunicador (Argentina)

Luis Nicolás González ‐ Comunicador (Argentina)

Rafael Sánchez ‐ Comunicador (Venezuela)

Orestes Clavijo ‐ Comunicador Frente Amplio (Uruguay)

Macarena Alonso ‐ Abogada y Comunicadora (Argentina)

José Daniel Altamirano ‐ Comunicador (Argentina)

Rodrigo Antonio Tito Blanco ‐ Comunicador se Nuevas Rutas Online (Uruguay)

Alejandro Díaz Venezuela ‐ Comunicador 'Así es mi tierra' (Venezuela)

Roberto Díaz ‐ Comunicador (Canada)

Diego Olivera ‐ Comunicador Barómetro internacional (Uruguay)

Hernán Camacho ‐ Comunicador (Colombia)

Ismael Cañas ‐ Comunicador (Honduras)

José Aramayo ‐ Comunicador (Bolivia)

Radio Rebelde 96.5 (Venezuela)

Hindu Anderi ‐ Periodista del Foro Itinerante de Participación Popular (Venezuela)

Nicolás Canosa –Investigador y Comunicador Centro de Estudios Nuestro Americano CENACK (Argentina)

Matías Cacciabue –Docente y Comunicador Universidad Nacional de Hurlingham UNAHUR (Argentina)

Paula Giménez –Investigadora y Comunicadora del Centro Latinoamericano de Análisis Estratégico CLAE (Argentina)

Mara Espasande – Comunicador e Investigador Centro de Investigación Manuel Ugarte (Argentina)

Javier Tolcachier –Investigador y Comunicador del Centro Humanista Córdoba (Argentina)

Tania Ferreira –Comunicadora (Brazil)

Alejandro Crivisqui ‐ Periodista.

Jorge Falcone, documentalista

Carlos Martínez, psicólogo social

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