During the recent pre-election foreign policy ďdebateĒ, neither Bush nor Democratic White House contender John Kerry saw fit even to mention the
Israel-Palestine conflict, generally thought to be the Middle Eastís core de-stabilising issue:
Especially since the press is beginning to catch on to eyewitness reports of what is happening on the ground in GAZA.
So far 81 people have been killed (70 of them civilians) and over 270 woundedÖ.fatally-injured youngsters were kidnapped by Israeli army soldiers in
Gaza from several Ambulances (as well as Hospital ICUís) to die in agony in an Israeli jail and many of the sick actually died on the ground next to
Israeli roadblocks Ė 751 at the last UN count Ė where soldiers admit to forcing Palestinians to drink the Israeli soldiersí urineÖ.
These are the kinds of horrific reports that are FINALLY starting to come out of Occupied Palestine by EYEWITNESSES these daysÖand it gets worse..
Under the continuing horror of closure and curfew, when the civilian population cannot even leave the home without the risk of being shot, children
cannot go to school nor the sick to hospital, no foreigner is allowed in so that there will be almost NO outside witnesses.
As Kofi Annan rightfully said, ISRAEL DOES NOT FEAR THE GUN, IT FEARS THE VIDEO CAMERA....
And for good reason.
With food sources destroyed in Gaza, food supplies were not even allowed into the area and there has been widespread destruction of the civil
infrastructure, with water wells destroyed or deliberately poisoned by the Israeli Army, electricity supplies blown up or regularly switched off,
sewage systems gouged out of the earth, and the carbon fibre cables of the telephone network cut and relay masts disabled.
There is now NO drinkable water in the whole of Ghazza (Gaza).
Yet not a PEEP from either one of our presidential ďcontendersĒÖand still it gets worseÖ
The Jabaliya Regugee Camp is one of the most densely populated area in Gaza--it houses over 90,000 people in an area of only 3km2. For the Israeli
Army (IDF) to dispatch such a large scale military offensive into this tiny area reminds one of the vicious atrocities of the Nazis in WWIIÖ
The Israeli Army's heavy weaponry is often imprecise-----tanks shells and missiles launched from overhead apache helicopters and gunships are
castrophic to a civilian populationóand they know it.
Under the terms of the Fourth Geneva Convention this large scale military offensive is in grave breach of the protection of civilians in the
territories (article 146, 147, 33, 53, 49, and 47).
Now the army is in its eighth day of this atrocity and already there has been the shocking use of dis-proportionate force and excessive civilian
casualities and injuries.
And to top it all off, last month, the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot reported the Sharon Government has ďabsolutely no intention of following any
US backed Roadmap Ö everĒ
Yet neíer a word about Israelís defiance of the US or world opinion as to the Road Map ---by either of our ďSkull&BonesĒ candidates during their
phoney-baloney ďdebateĒ the other dayÖ
Are the Americans asleep or blind or what?
The UN QUOTES below (see thread) were taken from this source:
[edit on 8-10-2004 by Amadeus]