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    • Dutch
    • 10.07.06 | 02:31 (IDT)

    Dear Gideon Levy, The Israelis need to stop throwing their weight around and share. How can they blame the Palestinian peple for problems they have created and take no responsibility for? That's unfair. Yet, it was they who came to the Middle East and weren't satisfied with their fair share of Palestine and forced the Palestinians from their their land and off their roads and rationed them on their water. Today, they occupy 78% of the historic homeland of the Palestinian people instead of 55% from the UN partition and have refused to allow the Palestinian refugees to return to "their home" whom their Zionists gangs forced out in 1948 to accommodate the incoming settlers. Yet they allows Jews from all around the world to come to Israel and offer them homes on Palestinian land. How unjust. Then they have the audacity to build over 200 settlements and outposts with by-pass roads on the remaining 22% of their land; and are in violation of international law for maintaining a 39 year old military occupation; and for building a wall twice as high as the Berlin wall and 3 times as long that traps Palestinians in enclaves and they can't get to their fields; jobs; schools, clinic and hospitals without being at the mercy of the IDF timetable. Yet fair minded Israelis remain silent. That's shameful. How dare they continue to retain control over Gaza's entry ports and cripple it economically with their closures (who wants to buy fruit and flowers that rot and wilt behind checkpoints) ; and with- hold their tax revenue and launch a global boycott against the Palestinian leadership (and people) because they didn't like the election outcome; and how dare Ehud Olmert threaten them and launch massive violence against them when his govern- ment's policies are to blame. That's criminal.... Israelis need to stop throwing their weight around and share. Thanks, Dutch

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    First published 00:00 09.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 09.07.06
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