Signatories to the declaration laid out several facts, including Israel’s submission of the Palestinian people to an ongoing catastrophe, known as the Nakba, a process that included mass displacement, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes. against humanity for 73 years, the establishment of an apartheid regime over the entire territory of historic Palestine, directed against the entire Palestinian people, the apartheid character of the current regime of Israel confirmed and documented exhaustively by Adalah, B’Tselem, Human Rights Watch, etc.
Taking into account the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid, the signatories of the document affirm their categorical rejection of the apartheid regime established in the territory of historic Palestine and imposed on the Palestinian people as a whole, including refugees and exiles wherever they may be in the world.
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Also, they call for the immediate dismantling of this regime and the establishment of a democratic constitutional arrangement which grants and implements for all the inhabitants of this country equal rights and duties, without any discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion or gender, and which respects and applies international law and human rights conventions, and in particular prioritizes the long-delayed right of return of Palestinian refugees driven from their towns and villages during and after the creation of the state of Israel.
They urge their governments to immediately end their complicity with Israel, to join the call to dismantle apartheid structures and replace them with egalitarian and democratic governance that treats everyone under their authority according to their rights and with full respect. of his humanity, and to make this transition in a manner sensitive to the right to self-determination enjoyed by the two peoples presently inhabiting historic Palestine.
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Academics, artists and intellectuals also call for the establishment of a National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Accountability to support the transition from Israeli apartheid to a government process sensitive to human rights and principles. and democratic practices. “Until such a process is initiated, call on the International Criminal Court to launch a formal investigation into the Israeli political leaders and security personnel guilty of perpetuating the crime of apartheid,” the document concludes.