Sunday, January 4, 2009

Apartheid Israel, like Apartheid South Africa, bombs populations with leaflets and with bombs:

Like Apartheid South Africa, today Apartheid Israel drops leaflets, as it drops bombs, on the occupied population. It is all part of the same psychological and physical war on the occupied population.

In the same way that Apartheid South Africa bombed African cities, such as Harare, Lusaka, and Gaborone, so Apartheid Israel feels free to bomb Arab cities such as Beirut and Gaza.

Below is a South African leaflet scattered around Harare, Zimbabwe by the attacking military forces of South Africa in the 1980's. This leaflet claims that South Africa only meant to bomb "ANC gangsters" in Zimbabwe, not "The People of Zimbabwe":

Click on the leaflet to enlarge it.


Here is President Mugabe, in the 1980's, inspecting the capital of Zimbabwe after it was bombed by Apartheid South Africa:

The Apartheid State of South Africa had a tremendous amount of military firepower, yet it was abolished less than a decade later.


Compare that leaflet (from Apartheid South Africa) with this leaflet, dropped on Gaza by Israeli war planes:

That leaflet is on the Web, with the following translation, at:

"Gaza, Al-Watan, September 27, 2005 – Israeli warplanes last night dropped thousands of leaflets directed at residents of the Gaza Strip. This is the the text of the Israeli army statement:

To the residents of the northern Gaza Strip:

The terrorist actions originating from your areas are forcing the Israel Defense Forces to respond harshly to those who are subjecting the citizens of the State of Israel to danger.

We call on the Palestinian Authority to shoulder its responsibility to prevent these criminal acts.

We warn you of the danger of remaining in the areas which are being used to launch terrorist actions and we advise you to leave your homes.

We are not responsible for the consequences if you ignore our warning.

--Israel Defense Forces


Explanatory note, from "Electronic Intifada":

The threatened action is utterly contrary to international law. Article 33 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War explicitly states that, “No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited... Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited.”