Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Collective Punishment of Gaza Continues

Urgent deliveries of fuel and food was turned away again at the borders.In addition the Israelis blocked the delivery of United Nations food aid intended for 750,000 Palestinian refugees. Also twenty European consuls whom had planned to visit Gaza were denied entry at the Erez border crossing. Aid workers were also turned away by the border to Gaza, and medical patients were prevented from leaving Gaza Strip for treatment. 

"We cannot describe the situation in Gaza Strip except as a terrible and terrifying one.There are 750,000 refugees who depend on what we offer them in food supplies, and the Israelis are preventing us from distributing these supplies," - John Ging concluded: "the Israeli closure, collectively punishing civilians, is a violation of international law."

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yasmin,

Erasing my posts won't change the truth:

1. ISRAEL FINDS EXPLOSIVE CHEMICALS IN EU AID BAGS

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Saturday it had recently seized a truck carrying chemicals used to make explosives hidden in bags marked as European Union aid for the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

The army said 6.5 tonnes of potassium nitrate were in bags marked as sugar from the European Union for Palestinians in the coastal enclave.

"We are looking into this report," said an EU official in Israel. "If it is found to be accurate, this is an illegal act that should be condemned."

The cargo in a Palestinian truck was traveling in the occupied West Bank and seized several weeks ago at an Israeli checkpoint, the army said.


2. EXPLOSIVES FOUND IN "HUMANITARIAN" AID TO GAZA

Israel Airport Authority workers discovered two tons of explosive material intended for Gaza-based terrorists. The explosives were discovered in a truck earmarked for humanitarian aid at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

The incident was the second of it's kind in less than a month. In late December IDF soldiers discovered 6.5 tons of potassium nitrate hidden in sacks marked "sugar" earmarked for needy Arabs in Gaza.


3. EU CONDEMNS USE OF PHONY SUGAR BAGS TO CONCEAL CHEMICALS IN WEST BANK

The European Union has denied any connection to bags that Israel said were marked as containing EU-donated "sugar," but were actually filled with bomb-making chemicals bound for the Gaza Strip. EU spokeswoman Alix deMauny said the bloc distributes its food aid through UN agencies, rather than directly, and does not export any sugar to Gaza. The Israeli army said on Saturday that it seized 6.5 tonnes of potassium nitrate aboard a Palestinian truck travelling through the occupied West Bank en route to Gaza. Potassium nitrate can be used to make explosives and power homemade rockets. The EU is the largest provider of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians.


Shame on the Philistines- claiming to be starving but using this as a ploy to smuggle weapons.

It can only mean that they have plenty of food.

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