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IRC calls for lifting of Gaza blockade

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:47 AM

IRC calls for lifting of Gaza blockade

(CNN) -- A report released Monday by the International Committee of the Red Cross is calling on Israel to lift a 3-year-old blockade against Gaza, saying "the closure is having a devastating impact on the 1.5 million people" who live in the Palestinian territory.

The blockade was first imposed in 2007 after the militant group Hamas seized control of Gaza. It is designed to stop the smuggling of arms into the territory, the Israeli government says.

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:47 AM

"The whole of Gaza's civilian population is being punished for acts for which they bear no responsibility," the report says. "The closure therefore constitutes a collective punishment imposed in clear violation of Israel's obligations under international humanitarian law."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

It looks like the world is now finally taking notice of something that many of us having been saying for years. As bad as the flotilla massacre was, it does have a silver lining in that it got the world to take notice of the suffrage being inflicted on the innocent women and children of Gaza.

The International Committee of Red Cross is a highly respected humanitarian group that has far more weight than the pro-Palestinian activist groups, though I doubt that even they will have enough weight to change anything. As long as the US is willing to block any adverse actions in the UN, Israel will continue to push forward with their agenda against the Palestinians. It's sad and unfortunate, but it's also reality.

The American people are kept completely in the dark about what's going on and if they knew, I like to think that we wouldn't stand for it, or at least we wouldn't allow our government to fund it. Sadly, even this flotilla disaster won't open America's eyes because the effective spin and propaganda campaign that Israel is so effective at. I have no hope of Americans ever learning the truth but hopeful the citizens of other countries could become successful at pressuring Israel for peace.

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 04:32 AM
i think this has already been posted
or maybe I just had a case of deja vu

[edit on 14-6-2010 by boondock-saint]

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 04:38 AM
It hasn't, at least according to the "search" feature. Why claim a repost without a link??


posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:53 AM
Apart from the USA and Iserail no one agrees with the gaza blockade and the reason these two agree is because the zionists controls the banking system and between the two they have plans to crash the worlds economy to force the amero on everyone.

The red cross adding it's voice to the argument will not realy have much impact much like the millions of people that protested when we got sent off to war based on WMD lies against Iraq and now they are using the same BS against Iran but it's as plan as day to see who the real agressors are.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:54 AM
reply to post by airspoon

Tried to post this in breaking news this morning but for some strange reason could not get it through . I think this may overshadow the IRC view this week . We have all discussed and speculated on this before ,well now it is rapidly becoming a reality .If anyone could please give this its own thread for me , I would be greatful . We are rapidly approaching the tipping point it the Middle East . This will not be contained there .


HOME > NEWS / SHOWBIZ > UK NEWS > Sea battle fear as Iran sends flotilla to Gaza

WARNING: Iran's president Ahmadinejad
Sunday June 13,2010
By Kirsty Buchanan IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed to breach Israel’s blockade of Gaza, as two aid ships and a military escort prepare to set sail.

In a provocative move the ­Iranian Red Crescent was this weekend due to send two vessels packed with food and medical aid and 70 relief workers.

A third ship, carrying an operating theatre, could follow.

President Ahmadinejad raised the spectre of a sea battle as he warned the ships would be carrying an escort of “volunteer marines” ready to “teach Israelis a lesson”.

Ali Shirazi, the Revolutionary Guard’s spokesman for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said it was “Iran’s duty to defend the innocent people of Gaza”. Foreign Secretary William Hague described the intervention as “unhelpful”.

The blockade has been in place since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2006 despite inter­national concern about a humanitarian crisis.

That concern turned to condemnation on May 31 when, in a raid on a Turkish aid flotilla, nine people were killed by Israeli commandos.

Despite promises of an inquiry the affair has all but destroyed relations between Israel and its main ally in the Muslim world.

Abdolrauf Adibzadeh, the Red Crescent’s director of inter­national affairs, said the ships were being sent in co-ordination with the Turkish government.

Meeting Turkish leaders in Istanbul last week the Iranian president said the vessels would not shrink from a head-on clash with Israeli military.

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