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    • Axel
    • 20.06.07 | 23:36 (IDT)

    "environment of dependency in which Gaza has relied on Israel for their basic needs." My eyes are watering with tears in view of Israel's mercy and generosity. Perhaps a few facts will help me regain my composure. 1) As an occupying power, Israel was obligated to provide basic needs of the occupied population. 2) Israel delivered nothing for free. Guess who is most opposed to your suggestions: the Israeli companies who SELL electricity and fuel to the strip. 3) Why has the strip no own powerplant? Because Israel would not allow one to be constructed. 4) Why is the strip dependent on transportation across its borders with Israel? Because Israel prevented the construction of a sea port, destroyed Gaza's airport, and blocks the crossing to Egypt at will.

    from the article: Dreamland
    First published 00:00 20.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 20.06.07
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