Curtis F. J. Doebbler is a famed international human rights lawyer who has represented individuals around the world and also represented the Palestinian National Authority and the Hamas Government. He is the author of numerous articles, notably for Al-Ahram, Egypt; and is the author of numerous books including “An Introduction to International Human Rights Law” and “International Criminal Law” (see: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html .and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Doebbler ).
Curtis F. J. Doebbler on the ongoing Palestinian Genocide (2007): “The history of genocide is a complex one. The man who coined the term in the mid-20th century, Raphael Lemkin saw genocide as “a coordinated plan aimed at destruction of the essential foundations of the life … so that these groups wither and die like plants that have suffered a blight … accomplished by the forced disintegration of political and social institutions, of the culture of the people, of their language, their national feelings and their religion … [or] … by wiping out all bases of personal security, liberty, health and dignity.” Lemkin added, that “[w]hen these means fail the machine gun can always be utilized as a last resort”… Palestine: A Case of Contemporary Genocide. No single example better exemplifies the international community’s failure to stop genocide then the case of Israel’s ongoing genocide of the Palestinian. This contemporary genocide has existed since and as long as the international crime of genocide has been defined. The Palestinians owned approximately 94% of Palestine prior to in the creation of Israel in 1947. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181(II) of 1947, however, gave Israel 54% of the land of Palestine. By the end of the 1948 war this had climbed to about 80%, approximately where it stands today. Since 1967 Israel had confiscated since 1967 an estimated 60 per cent of the West Bank and an estimated 33 per cent of the Gaza Strip. Israel has also confiscated an estimated 33 per cent of the Palestinian land in Jerusalem for public, semi-public, and private use in order to create Israeli military zones, settlements, industrial areas, elaborate “bypass” roads and quarries, as well as to hold “State land” for exclusive Israeli use. While Israel withdrew its settlements in Gaza it often reoccupies territory in Gaza, and maintains about 200 settlements in the West Bank. Israel’s intention in undertaking these acts appears clear.” [1, 2].
. Curtis F. J. Doebbler, “Genocide among us”, Al Jazeerah, 28 January 2007: http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2007%20Opinion%20Editorials/January/28%20o/Genocide%20Among%20Us%20By%20Curtis%20F.J.%20Doebbler.htm .
. Curtis F. J. Doebbler, “Genocide among us”, republished as Chapter 26 in in “The Plight of the Palestinians. A long history of destruction”, edited by Willam Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html .