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No, they are not banned - try doing some actual research, and you would find that the Convention on Cluster Munitions only applies to the countries that have signed it, Israel has not signed it. even countries that have signed it can still use certain types.
Originally posted by Ben81
they have nothing .. every one is poor in gaza
What they won’t tell you about are the fancy new restaurants and swimming pools of Gaza, or about the wind surfing competitions on Gaza beaches, or the Strip’s crowded shops and markets. Many Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza live a middle class (and in some cases an upper class) lifestyle that western journalists refuse to report on because it doesn’t fit with the simplistic story they were sent to write. Read more: fullcomment.nationalpost.com...[ /ex]
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There is also a thread on it here.
[edit on 2-9-2010 by RedGolem]
Child labour is on the rise in Gaza and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory. According to the 2004 Palestinian Child’s Rights Law, children below the age of 15 are barred from working.
Still, hunger and need drive families to allow their children to abandon schooling.
Gaza’s borders remain largely closed, and the entry and exit of goods is severely restricted. Six months after the end of Israel’s ‘Cast Lead’ military operation here, restrictions on imports are making it virtually impossible for Gazans to rebuild their lives.
According to a report published in June by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), only 2,662 truckloads of goods entered Gaza from Israel in May of this year – a decrease of almost 80 per cent from the 11,392 truckloads allowed in during April 2007, just prior to the Hamas takeover of Gaza.
The ICRC report warns that the closure of Gaza has pushed the unemployment rate to 44 per cent (as of April 2009) and caused a dramatic increase in poverty. Today, more than 70 per cent of Gazans live in poverty, with an income of less than $250 a month for a family of up to nine.
Originally posted by oozyism
But people like you love to defend the Zionist Israel, even though you know damn well if you were left in the same situation as Palestinians, you would use any means necessary to obtain your freedom from the oppressive, and aggressive Zionist Israel.
But people like you love to defend the Zionist Israel, even though you know damn well if you were left in the same situation as Palestinians, you would use any means necessary to obtain your freedom from the oppressive
I am defending no one. What I am doing is poking holes in what has other wise been nothing but a rant spewing out information which has not been completely correct. That is all part of deny ignorance.
There are 25,000 Jews in Iran, which is the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside Israel. Iranian Jews are not persecuted or abused, in fact, they are protected under the Iranian constitution. They are free to practice their religion and to vote in elections. They are not stopped and searched at checkpoints, are not brutalized by an army of occupation and are not confined in a densely populated penal colony (Gaza) where they are deprived of the basic means of subsistence. Iranian Jews live in dignity and enjoy the benefits of citizenship.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is demonized by Western media. He is called anti-Semitic and a "new Hitler." But if these allegations were true, then why did the majority of Iranian Jews vote for Ahmadinejad in the recent presidential elections? Is it possible that most of what is known about Ahmadinejad is based only on rumors and propaganda?