What Siege? LOL! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Historian
    • 03.01.10 | 06:50 (IST)

    Controlling borders is not a "siege." Israel has ZERO obligations to Gaza. Not a single Israeli lives in Gaza. The Israeli government has no authority in Gaza. Gazans do not pay taxes to the Israeli government. Hamas holds 1 Israeli soldiers, continues to threaten the safety of Jews, and shoots rockets at Israeli cities on a monthly basis. Nothing illegal or sinister about stopping the flow of weapons. There is NO evidence Israel is withholding humanitarian aid - the receipts are online. Even if it were holding aid, so what? Why should Israel give a cent to Gaza? Gaza borders EGYPT! Egypt is not at war with Gaza, why should Israel - the evil occupier - compromise the lives of its citizens to support a people that want nothing but war? Israel shuffled in 30,000,000lbs of aid 2 months after the conflict ended, returning Gaza's humanitarian conditions to pre-war levels. Has Israel's critics ever done this? NO! Israel should treat Gaza like Russia treats Chechnya!

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