Gaza Action in Chappaqua on Saturday, Jan. 10th

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: What about the Fourth Geneva Convention?

Join People of Conscience in protesting the U.S.-Israeli war against the Palestinian People

 
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Gather at 1:30pm on Saturday, January 10th at the Chappaqua Train Station.  Dress in black to mourn the dead.  At 2pm we will line up in silence 10 feet apart starting from the Chappaqua Library on the sidewalks all the way up King Street holding signs demanding an immediate ceasefire. 

We will be a dignified presence, the conscience of our community in decrying the war crimes being committed against defenseless civilians in Gaza with American military equipment, political support, encouragement and our tax dollars.

This action has a permit with the New Castle police and is being sponsored by WESPAC Foundation.  For more details call 914 449-6514.

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The fourth Geneva Convention has been signed by all nation states in the world, deals with the protection of civilians in times of war and covers all individuals “who do not belong to the armed forces, take no part in the hostilities and find themselves in the hands of the Enemy or an Occupying Power”.

Protected civilians MUST be:
– Treated humanely at all times and protected against acts or threats of violence, insults and public curiosity.
– Entitled to respect for their honour, family rights, religious convictions and practices, and their manners and customs.
– Specially protected, for example in safety zones, if wounded, sick, old, children under 15, expectant mothers or mothers of children under 7.
– Enabled to exchange family news of a personal kind. – Helped to secure news of family members dispersed by the conflict
– Allowed to practise their religion with ministers of their own faith. Civilians who are interned have the same rights as prisoners of war. They may also ask to have their children interned with them, and wherever possible families should be housed together and provided with the facilities to continue normal family life. Wounded or sick civilians, civilian hospitals and staff, and hospital transport by land, sea or air must be specially respected and may be placed under protection of the red cross/crescent emblem.

Protected civilians must NOT be:
– Discriminated against because of race, religion or political opinion. – Forced to give information.
– Used to shield military operations or make an area immune from military operations.
– Punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. – Women must not be indecently assaulted, raped, or forced into prostitution.