Tuesday, December 22, 2009

World 'failed Gaza over Israeli blockade' - aid groups.

Aid agencies are accusing the world of having failed Gaza and it's hard not to accept their point:

Aid agencies have strongly criticised the international community for failing to help bring an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza. The charities made the accusation in a report published just ahead of the anniversary of Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. The aid agencies condemn not just Israel, but the world community. In the words of Oxfam's director, Jeremy Hobbs, "world powers have failed and betrayed Gaza's ordinary citizens". The charities call for more pressure to be exerted on Israel to end what they describe as its illegal collective punishment of Gazans.
The world has sat quietly by whilst the Israelis have imposed a collective punishment upon the Palestinians and we have done nothing to prevent it.

Collective punishment is illegal under international law and yet we have all witnessed it taking place and have said and done nothing.

And, despite Obama's insistence that he is going to sort out the Middle East, the blockade remains in place.

It's shameful.

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