Saturday, January 24, 2009

Refuseniks : Courage to Refuse

Akhir-akhir ini mbaca komentar-komentar di dunia maya membuatku pusing. Baik itu di kompas, indonesiamatters, independent, bbc uk, et cetera. Mungkin komen-komenku juga bikin orang yang mbaca pusing. Don't know >,<

Akhirnya mulai mbuka Haaretz, Jpost dan blog-blog lain. Most of the time i found something more interesting.
Seperti situs-situs ini :

1. www.couragetorefuse.org
2. www.breakingthesilence.org.il
3. www.btselem.org
4. www.dw-world.de
5. www.marksteelinfo.com
Yang lain...nanti ku-update kalau nemu lagi ^^

Sementara semua orang (termasuk aku) berdebat kusir, ada satu pernyataan dari 'the real players'. Para refuseniks. Tentara IDF yang menolak untuk ikut berpartisipasi dalam misi okupasi.

Yup, OCCUPATION. In case y'all didn't notice.

Tujuan tentara-tentara ini adalah "to end the occupation and bring peace to Israel".

Ini pernyataan mereka. The Combatant's Letter
We, reserve combat officers and soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, who were raised upon the principles of Zionism, self-sacrifice and giving to the people of Israel and to the State of Israel, who have always served in the front lines, and who were the first to carry out any mission in order to protect the State of Israel and strengthen it.

We, combat officers and soldiers who have served the State of Israel for long weeks every year, in spite of the dear cost to our personal lives, have been on reserve duty in the Occupied Territories, and were issued commands and directives that had nothing to do with the security of our country, and that had the sole purpose of perpetuating our control over the Palestinian people.

We, whose eyes have seen the bloody toll this Occupation exacts from both sides,

We, who sensed how the commands issued to us in the Occupied Territories destroy all the values that we were raised upon,

We, who understand now that the price of Occupation is the loss of IDF’s human character and the corruption of the entire Israeli society,

We, who know that the Territories are not a part of Israel, and that all settlements are bound to be evacuated,

We hereby declare that we shall not continue to fight this War of the Settlements.

We shall not continue to fight beyond the 1967 borders in order to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate an entire people.

We hereby declare that we shall continue serving the Israel Defense Force in any mission that serves Israel’s defense.

The missions of occupation and oppression do not serve this purpose – and we shall take no part in them.


No religion argument. No historic rhetorical. No blame game.
Just common sense and humanity.

Shame on us.

2 comments:

Chet said...

My hat is off to these young men and women who stand up for what is right and does not let Israeli leaders dictate to them what is right or what is wrong. I think Israel is now being exposed for what they really are.

syelviapoe3 said...

Assalamualaikum wr wb, mbak Nin
Salam kenal

Mbak..
apakah itu statemen dari prajurit Israel ato ..combat officer maksudnya lebih kemana, ya, mbak ?

Erh..
Bahkan sisi manusiawi seorang Israel pun bisa melunak..kenapa para petinggi mereka "Gak Berpikir" sama sekali...