#81 You agree what with Mr. Fox? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 22.11.09 | 20:57 (IST)

    What do you agree with?. Mr Foxs lack of knowledge of Egyptian border? His refuting my claim that Gazans are starving? His contention that historically blockades were used in place of military attack? I explained Egyptian border in #81. Read that. I didnt claim Gazans are starving. I said Israel is trying to starve them by allowing only 80 trucks a day in aid into Gaza, when UN World Food Programme declared for a population of 1.4 million 400 trucks of just food a day are required to meet international standards of basic nutrition. Be careful agreeing with Fox's history of blockades. Historically international law has called blockades only legitimate objective is to weaken military forces of the enemy. Israeli blockade does not target armed forces but entire population. That's a violation of article 33 of 4th Geneva Convention and a war crime. Article 33 forbids collective punishment. Maybe you can go with Fox and the Israeli Govt to defend this in the Hague, when the time comes.

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