Thursday, July 13, 2006

What's good for the goose is good for the gander..again.

Well, what can you as a government say to another when you unilaterally have declared and gone to war? "...proceed with moderation."

Here is an excerpt of Chris Toensing's "Letting Gaza Burn"

Israel's Operation Summer Rains has redefined the term collective punishment. After three armed Palestinian groups killed two Israeli soldiers and took Shalit prisoner, Israeli warplanes bombed the power plant, which serves most of Gaza's 1.4 million people, sealed tight the only commercial crossing into the coastal strip and, until July 1, shut off the fuel pipeline as well. What remains of the Gazan electric company struggles to channel six hours of power to Palestinian homes per day. Hospitals are running neonatal incubators and other equipment on their own generators, which guzzle the scarce fuel. Meanwhile, the Israeli air force regularly breaks the sound barrier above Gaza, usually in the wee hours of the morning, jangling Palestinians' nerves and terrifying children. Shrugs Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert: "Nobody dies from being uncomfortable."

Chris Toensing is editor of Middle East Report, publication of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).


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4:11 AM  

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