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Our overall aim is the end of the occupation via an immediate Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 borders and the establishment of a viable and sovereign Palestinian state alongside a safe and secure Israel, with Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states. This process must include evacuating all the Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and a just solution for the Palestinian refugees.
In the light of the spiralling death toll, we campaign for an end to all violence, humiliation and terror. The Israeli re-occupation and destruction of Palestinian towns and villages, and the dismantling of the infrastructure of Palestinian society, have sharply increased the number of dead on both sides and prove that there can be no military solution to this conflict.
The reality of the occupation is terror. It brings daily horrors into the lives of Palestinians; its consequences make the lives of Israelis unbearable; and it breeds Palestinian terrorism in response. Whilst we recognise the desperation that is behind the suicide bombers' actions, and recognise that it is created by the terror of the occupation, we condemn these acts of indiscriminate destruction against civilians and those who initiate them. Unacceptable in itself, this kind of action also plays into the hands of the Israeli government.
We call on the Israeli government to acknowledge its proper share of historic responsibility for the Palestinian catastrophe. Such acknowledgement is a necessary start to any healing process and will enable negotiations within which solutions for the Palestinian refugees will be agreed between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
- Peace and Nonviolence
- Nov 1, 2000
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