Abassan Jedida, The Gaza Strip, Thursday 5th February, 2009 - Returning to farm the land where Israeli soldiers had opened fire on them 2 days previously, farmers and HRWs were able to harvest the parsley crop for only half an hour, before soldiers again began to shoot. A number of shots were fired into the air, before the soldiers started to aim in the direction of the farmers and international accompaniment. Bullets were heard to whiz past, close to peoples heads.
Originally posted by sueloujo
These Israelis wont give up...they are on a mission to totally destroy Gaza and make it unbearable for the palestinians to live there. It disgusts me too.
Originally posted by Britguy
This an aspect that the western media completely ignores. Not content with holding up or not allowing aid into Gaza, the IDF has shown it has a policy of destroying crops and the ability to farm. Add to this the attacks on Gazan fishermen and it becomes apparent that a policy of starvation is underway.
There is absolutely no justification for the destruction of farms or the assaults on farmers and it doesn't take a UN panel of experts to determine the reason or outcome.
Originally posted by mmiichael
Of course anything that can be construed as anti-Israel is posted despite the lack of context for the story.
Originally posted by masonwatcher
"Egypt is sitting on millions in cash that was in the process of being smuggled into Gaza last week."
What of it, Gaza is under a blockade so everything is smuggled to bypass the zionist wall and trigger happy occupation forces. What is Hamas going to do with all that money if it meant for them? Sit on it. Common sense would dictate, if your allegation had some merit, that cash would be smuggled out and end up in Swiss and Israeli banks like New York Banking cleptocrats like Madoff. The money is for wages and labour.
"The Gazan people might wake up and realize their misery is jut cynically manipulated as a source of income by handful of politicos on the take from Iran, who conveniently live in comfortable homes in Damascus and elsewhere."
Spread the faults far and wide, eh? Actually the source of Palestinian misery is occupation, Israeli land theft, arbitrary killings, ghettoisation, disappearances, bombardments and slanderous demonisation.
Originally posted by kyred
What goes around comes around. Last March when I was visiting Israel and we toured a kibutz, an Israeli farmer, busily harvesting carrots was killed by a Palistinean sniper in Gaza.
I see something going on beyond a concerned individual posting messages.
Because you can call on a certain level of articulation and a mass of historical data, you give the impression to others less fully aware, that you are speaking authoritatively and without prejudice or malice.
Originally posted by stevegmu
Probably another Pallywood production. I'd bet anything they were hiding rockets for Hamas in the fields and launchers under the parsley in the cart.