Why doesn't Egypt take care of them? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • r cummings
    • 22.12.09 | 14:19 (IST)

    Simple - because they are under Israeli military occupation. Israel is legally responsible under Geneva Convention 4 for the feeding, medical care, supplies, housing and welfare of the civil population it has placed under siege. The fact that it is manifestly failing to carry out its duty of care is the reason it is rightly under fire from the responsible humanitarian organisations. Egypt does not have Gaza under military siege and is not responsible for the population there. Why should it pick up the tab for Israel's cruel misdeeds or malign maladministration? Israel's moral double standards when it comes to Arabs are shocking.

    from the article: Rights groups: World has betrayed the citizens of Gaza
    First published 04:19 22.12.09 | Last updated 11:11 22.12.09
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