“What Israel is announcing is GENOCIDE. Norwegian politicians who are now not doing EVERYTHING in their power to stop Israel are complicit,” says Marielle Leraand.
The background to why the chairwoman of Peace and Justice (FOR) sees reason to describe what Israel is announcing as genocide is a video message from Israel’s Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, in which he states, “I have ordered a complete siege on the Gaza Strip. There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel, everything is closed…We are fighting human animals and we are acting accordingly.”
Leraand emphasises that Norwegian politicians who do not employ every possible means to stop Israel also bear responsibility.
“1.5 million children live there who – before long – will die of THIRST. They are locked in this tightly packed concentration camp with no possibility of escape because all escape routes are CLOSED,” says Leraand.
“But what does our Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre say? He announces his «understanding» of what Israel is doing and expresses NO protest,” she adds.
Article 7 of the preliminary political platform of Peace and Justice reads as follows: “WE demand that Israel abolish apartheid and give all citizens equal rights. FOR supports the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel until the illegal annexations are reversed and the apartheid system is fully dismantled.»