Monday, June 14, 2010
Gaza blockade a ‘collective punishment’ in ‘clear violation of international humanitarian law’
The dire situation in Gaza cannot be resolved by providing humanitarian aid. The closure imposed on the Gaza Strip is about to enter its fourth year, choking off any real possibility of economic development. Gazans continue to suffer from unemployment, poverty and warfare, while the quality of Gaza's health care system has reached an all-time low.
The whole of Gaza's civilian population is being punished for acts for which they bear no responsibility. The closure therefore constitutes a collective punishment imposed in clear violation of Israel's obligations under international humanitarian law.
The words not of George Galloway, Seumas Milne, or John Pilger, but the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Clearly they’re a bunch of Jew-hating, terrorist supporting anti-semites.
Meanwhile, the Middle East country that thinks it's above international law has announced its own internal inquiry into its deadly raid on the humanitarian aid flotilla. How very decent of them. And guess who one of the two foreign observers in the inquiry is going to be- why it’s none other than the Henry Jackson Society-supporting, the Rt Hon Lord David Trimble!
You really couldn’t make this stuff up, could you?