Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Well, you anti-Israel dupes got duped again it seems!

That "aid" has been checked, (which is all Israel wanted to do), and is waiting at the border for delivery to the "starving" people of Gaza. Only problem being, Hamas wont let it in.

Now Hamas has a blockade against the supplies the “peace activists” were trying to Gaza last week until stopped by Israel, which has since checked the cargo and is trying to pass it on:
Hamas continues to insist that the shipment not be brought in through the land crossings, and in the meantime the goods continue to pile up in the army’s warehouses… Last week the group kept out eight trucks carrying humanitarian supplies, which were attempting to enter through the Kerem Shalom crossing.
It turns out the stuff wasn’t so urgently needed:
Major Or Elrom, of the office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the (Palestinian) Territories, said there was nothing on board the flotilla’s ships that Gaza’s residents did not already have. “All of these goods have been previously conveyed there, and we hope we can do the same in this case,” she said. A Defense Ministry facility adjacent to the Tzrifin army base has been turned into a temporary warehouse over the past few days, containing beds, mattresses, couches, medical supplies, shoes, clothing, and medicine – some of which has reportedly expired.
But the farce puts the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a dilemma. She was quite eager to damn Israel for stopping the shipment, after all:
“International humanitarian law prohibits starvation of civilians as a method of warfare ... It is also prohibited to impose collective punishment on the civilian population, so it is (for those reasons) that I have consistently reported to member states that the blockade is illegal and must be lifted.”

She added that Israel’s attack Monday on the aid flotilla might also constitute a prosecutable offense. “Even if it is demonstrated that the blockade is legal under international law Israel’s current military operations against the flotilla must be analyzed from the perspective of its obligation to allow humanitarian aid to be brought into the Gaza strip,” she argued.
Is Pillay now going to damn Hamas for blocking the very same shipment?
And as for her claims of starvation in Gaza;
There is no starvation in Gaza,” said Khalil Hamada, a senior official at Hamas’s ministry of justice.

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