posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by GideonHM
Is this finally a change for the better in regards to Israel's treatment of Gaza?
While reducing restrictions certainly sounds good others still believe that the changes are not enough and are still more of the same.
The United Nations welcomed Monday's announcement as a step in the right direction.
"This can only be the beginning of the long road towards reconstruction and a functioning economy in the Gaza Strip," said U.N. Special Coordinator
for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague also welcomed the move, which he said "shows that it is possible to lift the pressure on ordinary Gazans
without compromising the security of ordinary Israelis." Hague's statement called for continued progress by all parties improve the situation on the
Other groups were critical. Gisha, an Israel-based non-governmental organization, said the restrictions on Gaza remain too great.
I personally am on the fence and as long as there are hostilities on both sides, no real lasting peace will hold. I just hope Gazans can get the
medical, and food supplies they need, and that this helps to reduce tensions between both sides. Who knows?
[edit on 5-7-2010 by GideonHM]