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Monday, February 25, 2008


Israel’s Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, and Israel’s Minister for Terrorism against the Palestinians, Ehud Barak, have warned Hamas that they would be responsible for any ‘consequences’ of a planned march along the Gaza border. The ‘Jerusalem Post’ says, “The main fear is that residents of the Strip will force their way through the crossings and that IDF attempts to contain the crowd will result in massive casualties.”

As usual, the Israelis are blaming the people of Palestine for deaths that Israelis will inflict on the Palestinian people. The world should be quite clear about who would be responsible if there are massive casualties in such an event. There was no mass casualties when the Gazans broke free into Egypt last month so why should there be massive casualties if they break free into Israel this month? It will be the Israeli police and Israeli Defence Forces that are squeezing the triggers, not anyone else.

And the reason the Palestinians of the Gaza would take such desperate action is because the Israelis have forced them into this situation in the first place by cutting off supplies of food and fuel to the Gaza. These cuts have led to Palestinians dying for lack of suitable medical treatments and life-saving power to medical equipment. Over a hundred Gazan patients have died for want of treatment since the Israelis sealed off the crossing points preventing sick Palestinians from getting treatment.

If any Palestinian is killed for want of food or fuel then the only people responsible for such deaths will be the right-wing Zionist government of Israel and the notorious Israeli terrorist leader Ehud Barak and the warmongering thugs that back him.

The peoples of the world should voice their solidarity for the Palestinian people. There is a certain irony in the fact that the only people that are directly supporting the Palestinian people apart from the UN are the growing band of peace-loving Israelis. They too need the support of the people of the world.


Anonymous said...

So given the choice between breaking into the state of Israel - where they have been warned they will be violently met - and the state of Egypt, where last time you say no one was killed, the Palestinians will break into Israel? This doesn't show a lot of rationality on the part of the Palestinian leadership. Why would they encourage their own people breaking into a potentially violent situation when there is a known, safer alternative? Why would Hamas want to put their supporters in such a situation?

Anonymous said...

Besides, who in their right mind would want to break into Israel anyway? It's a country of bobbing fanatics and theo-babbling crazies.

Egypt sound much nicer!

Damian Lataan said...

Hamas have made it quite clear that they will not be encouraging any breakout whatsoever; they have merely organised a demonstration close to the border with Israel.

However the Palestinians are in a desperate state and may find that the risk is worth the effort.

David G, you may find that the Palestinians don't regard it as 'breaking into Israel' but more marching into a place that once belonged to them in the first place and have always regarded as their home.

Anonymous said...

"...the risk is worth the effort."

The Palestinian people are no doubt aware that the Israelis will react very differently to the Egyptians should they choose to cross the border. To think that the risk of death is worth the effort compared to crossing the Gaza-Egypt border (where experience tells all it is safer) beggers the imagination. One can only hope that the Palestinian leadership do what they can to stop the Palestinians from making a run for the Israel-Gaza border when they know it is almost certainly a trip to death.

David G has it right here: if you are a Palestinian person then why not try and break into Egypt where the welcome will be angry but not deadly.

Damian Lataan said...

See my earlier comment in response to David G.

Egypt is not the Gazan peoples homeland; Palestine is.

Anonymous said...

"-Damian, the indigineous Jewish population which has had an UNINTERRUPTED presence on the land since the formation of their religion thousands of years ago (two millenia before Islam's claim to Jerusalem)...."

this is a lie that is constantly repeated to justify israel's existence. why don't you learn your history before regurgitating this propogandist b.s.?

Anonymous said...

"If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" -David Ben Gurion

Anonymous said...

"I don't know something called International Principles. I vow that I'll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian child's existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger. I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I've killed 750 Palestinians (in Rafah in 1956).... I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian women is a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do."--Ariel Sharon

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