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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Doing their damndest to make re-building Gaza impossible


with the israeli blockade, how do gazans get food and the basic needs of daily life...? tunnels into egypt...
The second tunnel we visited, they agreed to allow Tony to go down.

This tunnel had been operational for just one day. Some of the items that they had brought up from it included generators, computers, rice, chocolate and powdered milk.

The owner had spent about $90,000 on the tunnel, which was a joint operation with eight partners and it had opened only about one week before Israel's assault on Gaza began on December 27.

from al jazeera...

so, with the tunnels as virtually the only way re-building supplies or, in fact, supplies of ANY sort can be brought into gaza, what does israel do...? why BOMB them, of course... all in the name of self-defense... ya, right...
Israeli warplanes bombed smuggling tunnels linking the Gaza Strip to Egypt on Tuesday, wounding four people, following rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled territory, witnesses and medics said.

Palestinian witnesses said aircraft carried out at least seven strikes along Gaza's southern border, where dozens of tunnels are used for trafficking people, goods and arms into the impoverished territory.

Four people were wounded in the raids, Palestinian medics said.

An army spokeswoman told AFP that the air force carried out six strikes against smuggling tunnels near the southern Gaza town of Rafah "in response to barrages of rockets fired over the past week".

israel is out of control and has been for a very long time... it needs to be brought to heel and the only way i can think of is to cut its umbilical cord with the u.s... nothing else is going to work...

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