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Sunday, October 28, 2007

When is the U.S. going to censure Israel for crimes against humanity?

Municipality of Gaza

i've been getting increasingly pissed with israel (gratuitous, horrific, and totally unwarranted violence against palestinians and carpeting lebanon with cluster bombs, among other things)... it's not like i've exactly been happy with them before but, goddam it, when is there going to be some accountability for punishing an entire people, the elderly, women, children, the disabled, the poor...? and, yes, i know the palestinians have done their share, although nowhere near as systemically as the israelis... and, yes, i totally understand that the israeli government is no more representative of the israeli people than the u.s. government is of the american people, but that doesn't mean i can't be just as torqued off with the israeli government as i am with our own...

i posted just the other day about israel's plans to cut off fuel and electricity to gaza, and, sure enough, they've gone and done it...

Israel began cutting vital fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, following through on a promise to step up pressure on the area's Hamas rulers in response to months of Palestinian rocket attacks.

Dor Alon, the Israeli energy company that sells fuel to Gaza, confirmed it had received instructions from the Israeli Defense Ministry to reduce shipments. The move drew harsh condemnation from Palestinians in Gaza, which relies on Israel for almost all its fuel and gasoline and more than half of its electricity.

"step up pressure on the area's Hamas RULERS...?" that's a goddam friggin' LIE... you and i know damn good and well that it won't be the RULERS that are going to take the brunt, it's going to be the ordinary schmoes - kids, women, the elderly, the disabled, the poor - that will be hurting the worst...

let's also keep in mind that, as of LAST DECEMBER, this was already how bad things were in gaza...

89 percent of the population is poverty-stricken, living on less than $2 a day. Over 60 percent are unemployed, and since the election of the Hamas government in January, international aid has dried up. It had been used to pay the salaries of public officials. Now, even those who have jobs have been thrown into poverty, meaning that over 860,000 people in the Gaza Strip are now living on food parcels distributed by the UNRWA. Over half of the population.

this is wrong, dead wrong...

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