What arrogance! Surely this official knows that Egypt also has a border with Gaza so why has that Arab nation blocked it's border as well? The Gazan people are being held captive by a cynical and evil government whose sole interest is to perpetuate the war against Israel. Since we left Gaza almost 5 years ago, how are we still the occupying power? It's about time that the "friends" of Gaza realize that things would change very rapidly if Hamas would change it's policies of guns over food. What happened to the amazing hot-houses left after Israel's withdrawal? Why was everything destroyed? I feel sorry for the Gazan people, trapped in an intolerable situation but they certainly know the real reasons for their situation. Our first concern must be the release of Gilad and then Mr.Holmes may see a difference in our policies.
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from the article: UN official to Haaretz: Israel 'nourishing despair' in Gaza