#97 Tin R. You agree with everything pro Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 23.11.09 | 22:03 (IST)

    We have not established that Gazans are not starving. They may very well be, or will over time, you just can't quote me as saying so. I believe, along with the international community, that Israel is trying effectively to deprive the Gazans of adequate food supplies. The UN World Food Programme confirms that. To call upon the history of siege warfare to justify the Israeli blockade of Gaza is dramatically grasping at straws, in fact it borders on intellectual dishonesty. In the context of siege warfare Gaza is not a fortified city, fort nor castle. In the last great siege, Stalingrad, two nations were at war and the city defended by the Soviet army. Thru the centuries of siege warfare, there were never a UN and international laws protecting innocent civilians. There are now. To repeat, Israel is violating the 33rd article of the 4th Geneva Convention, and it is a war crime. If you want to apply morale equivalency to Hamas and Israel its fine with me. I agree, it's appropriate.

    from the article: Response / Henry Siegman on Burston and 'Israel's pathology'
    First published 15:19 09.11.09 | Last updated 19:56 15.11.09
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