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Protests last year about the expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem snowballed into a clash between Hamas militants and the Israeli army. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images
Protests last yir abt ɖ xpulśn v Paḷstińn faṃliz fṛm ɖer homz in Īst Jrūsḷm snôbōld intu a claś btwn Hamas militnts n ɖ Izreli armi. Foṭgraf: Ahmad Gaṛbli/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Amṇsti’z Izrel rport: doṃnetñ ɖ discors

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 6 February 2022)

Ɖ cntinywñ subɉgeśn v Paḷstińnz irodz ɖ cuntri’z staćr inṭnaśṇli n daṃjz its dmocṛsi

Súnde 6 Febrri 2022

Ehūd B’rāc, Izrel’z ɖen dfnsministr n ɖ cuntri’z most dec̣retd soljr, wornd in 2010 ɖt “az loñ az in ɖs teritri wst v ɖ Jordn rivr ɖr z onli wn p’liticl entti cōld Izrel, it z gwñ t b îɖr non-Juiś or non-deṃcratic. F ɖs blóc v miłnz v Paḷstińnz canot vot, ɖt wl b an apartîdstet.” Ɖs arğmnt wz md agn in 2014 bî Jon Ceri az YS secṛtri v stet (ɖo h lêtr rgretd ɖ lanḡj). Ʈri yirz lêtr, Boris Jonsn, ẃn h wz YC foṛn secṛtri, sd mć ɖ sem ʈñ. Nwn sīmd in eni dǎt ɖt wr Izrel t cari on wɖt mcñ pīs wɖ ɖ Paḷstińnz, ɖ cuntri wd fes creḍbl akześnz v apartîd.

Aftr a for-yir invstgeśn, Amṇsti last wīc bcem ɖ lêtist hymn-rîts orġnîześn t levl ɖt ćarj, cncludñ ɖt Izrel oṗretd a “sistm ẃć amǎnts t apartîd undr inṭnaśnl lw”. It sd ɖt ɖ YN s’kṛticaunsl mst “impoz tarġtd sañśnz agnst Izreli ofiślz impḷcetd”, n dmandd an armz imbargo on Izrel. Amṇsti olso cōld fr ɖ prṗtretrz v apartîd t b “bròt t justis” ʈru ɖ inṭnaśnl criminl cort. Ɖs z ɖ wrld’z bigist hymn-rîts orġnîześn; its cncluźn śoz ɖ dscuśn z bcmñ imbedd in inṭnaśnl foṛmz.

Sć a grev dạgnosis v Izrel’z sićueśn śd b a cnsrn fr ol ɖoz, lîc ɖs nyzpepr, hu wś fr ɖ cuntri t prospr. Amṇsti wz atact bî ɖ Izreli guvnmnt, bt dfndd bî mor ɖn a duzn dmestic hymn-rîts grūps. Its mesij z no dǎt penfl t hír fr mni Juiś Izreliz hu cnsidr ɖer cuntri t b a bīcn v hop n r prǎd v its deṃcratic tṛdiśnz. Yt ɖ cntinywñ subɉgeśn v Paḷstińnz irodz ɖ cuntri’z staćr inṭnaśṇli n daṃjz its dmocṛsi.

Ɖr hz bn an imrjñ cnsnss ɖt ɖ trm “apartîd” cn b aplaid t Izrel in a we dstñt fṛm ɖ sistm sìn in ɖ old Sǎʈ Africa. Ɖ ćarj hz olso bn brōdnd – fr sm, in a hreticl we. It z nt jst aplaid t eriaz undr militri okpeśn bt yzd t caṛcṭrîz Izrel’z cmand v ɖ land fṛm ɖ Jordn rivr t ɖ Mediṭreńn sì. Paḷstińnz – includñ ɖoz hu r Izreli sitiznz – r, Amṇsti sz, trītd az an infirịr non-Juiś reśl grūp n privntd fṛm x’sîzñ “funḍmntl hymn rîts” t vẹriyñ dgriz dpndñ on ẃr ɖe liv.

Az ɖ numbr v Paḷstińnz in ɖ Holi Land aproćz ɖt v Juz, Izrel’z pridic̣mnt bcmz mor glẹrñ. Nɖr ɖ cuntri’z prîm̦inistr, Naftali Benit, nr hiz deẓgnetd s’xesr, Yair Lapid, wl cnsid ɖt ɖe canot hold ol ɖ teritri, cīp Izrel’z Juiś îdntti n b a propr dmocṛsi. Phps ɖs z bcz Doṇld Trump bact a rîtwñ xpanṣ́nist viźn, n sevṛl Aṛb stets hv norṃlîzd dipḷmatic rleśnz wɖ Izrel. Mbi, wɖ an Izreli Aṛb parti in ɖ rūlñ cọliśn, ɖ guvnmnt fīlz insyletd fṛm ćarjz v dscriṃneśn.

Yt land grabz n deṃliśnz cntiny t disṗzes n disinfranćîz Paḷstińnz on bʈ sîdz v Izrel’z “grīn lîn”, alñsd ɖ xpanśn v ilīgl setlmnts in ɖ okpaid teritriz. Last yir, protests abt ɖ xpulśn v Paḷstińn faṃliz fṛm ɖer homz in Īst Jrūsḷm snôbōld intu a claś btwn Hamas militnts n ɖ Izreli armi, līvñ 250 in Gaza n a duzn Izreliz ded. Izrel’z līdrz me vy az vicṭriz ɖ cntinywñ de facto aṇxeśn v Paḷstińn land, ɖ lwz wɖ consttyśnl steṭs ɖt inśrîn non-Juiś infirioṛti, n ɖ intrenćmnt v a sistm v cntrol. Bt trendz in hymn n sivl rîts sjst ɖe wl bcm dfits in ɖ cort v inṭnaśnl public opińn.

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M-Theory IX, 2015. Platinum-palladium prints floated on museum board and framed in hardwood stained frames, 75 x 50 cm
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