to Mark from Geogia, #24 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • arieh zimmerman
    • 29.12.09 | 00:12 (IST)

    I regret, Mark, that I doubt whether your information is first hand. I further doubt that, were the civilian inhabitants in fact starving, that it would overly bother you. But, as my kibbutz is less then two miles from the Gaza border, I suspect that I will witness, if a great deal more supplies are not allowed into Gaza, more sorrow and pain than should be visited on any civilian population, anytime, anywhere, for any reason. Hamas must bear a great deal of blame for the current situation and I hold no brief for their actions and stupidity. But, your confusion between the responsibility of the Hamas leadership,and the incapacity of the ordinary citizen of Gaza to influence events, reveals a willed blindness and singular bigotry. The universal rage which will accompany the death of any of the hunger strikers will cost more than urging the Egyptians to allow the entry into Gaza of the non-military supplies.

    from the article: Gaza aid convoy led by George Galloway declares hunger strike
    First published 17:49 28.12.09 | Last updated 03:59 29.12.09
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