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After Peacetalks End, Genocide Begins In Gaza
January 22, 2008, 11:45 am
Filed under: airstrikes, ehud olmert, Europe, european union, gaza, Genocide, hamas, Israel, jerusalem, palestine, UN

Israeli helicopters and tanks fire at innoncent civilians

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68zOfb-aXf8

 

Israel cuts power to 1.5 million people in Gaza, 5 hospital patients die, food shortages a distinct possibility
Day after Gaza blackout, PM says ‘Gazans can walk’

Haaretz
January 21, 2008

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Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged Monday that Israel would not allow the Gaza Strip to slide into a humanitarian crisis in the wake of the decision to halt fuel supplies over ongoing rocket fire on the Negev, but later said that gas-deprived Gaza residents “can walk.”

“As far as I’m concerned, all the residents of Gaza can walk and have no fuel for their cars, because they have a murderous terrorist regime that doesn’t allow people in the south of Israel to live in peace,” the prime minister said in broadcast remarks.

Also Monday, a Qassam rocket struck the western Negev. Southern Israel absorbed more than a hundred rockets fired from Gaza last week, but the weekend marked a significant drop in Qassam attacks with only five fired on Sunday.

Olmert made the pledge to prevent a humanitarian crisis in separate talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen. Mubarak called Olmert on Monday to express his concern over the deteriorating situation in Gaza.

“We will not allow a humanitarian crisis in the Strip,” Olmert told both leaders.

“We will provide the population with everything needed to prevent a crisis, but we will not supply luxuries that would make life more comfortable,” he added.

Olmert also told Verhagen that 75 percent of children in the Negev suffer from anxiety as a result of the daily rocket attacks.

“Israel does not want to use the same means and shoot without aim,” he said. “We are trying to attack terrorists, but we also show the population that it cannot shed itself of responsibility for the situation. We won’t allow the Palestinians to fire on us and destroy life in Sderot, while in Gaza life is going on as usual.”

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European collusion in Israel’s slow genocide

The Electronic Antifada
January 21, 2008

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The European Union, Israel’s largest trade partner in the world, is watching by as Israel tightens its barbaric siege on Gaza, collectively punishing 1.5 million Palestinian civilians, condemning them to devastation, and visiting imminent death upon hundreds of kidney dialysis and heart patients, prematurely born babies, and all others dependent on electric power for their very survival.

By freezing fuel and electric power supplies to Gaza, Israel, the occupying power, is essentially guaranteeing that “clean” water — only by name, as Gaza’s water is perhaps the most polluted in the whole region, after decades of Israeli theft and abuse — will not be pumped out and properly distributed to homes and institutions; hospitals will not be able to function adequately, leading to the eventual death of many, particularly the most vulnerable; whatever factories that are still working despite the siege will now be forced to close, pushing the already extremely high unemployment rate even higher; sewage treatment will come to a halt, further polluting Gaza’s precious little water supply; academic institutions and schools will not be able to provide their usual services; and the lives of all civilians will be severely disrupted, if not irreversibly damaged. And Europe is apathetically watching.

Princeton academic Richard Falk considered Israel’s siege a “prelude to genocide,” even before this latest crime of altogether cutting off energy supplies. Now, Israel’s crimes in Gaza can accurately be categorized as acts of genocide, albeit slow. According to Article II of the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the term is defined as:

“[A]ny of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; …”

Clearly, Israel’s hermetic siege of Gaza, designed to kill, cause serious bodily and mental harm, and deliberately inflict conditions of life calculated to bring about partial and gradual physical destruction, qualifies as an act of genocide, if not all-out genocide yet. And the EU is suspiciously silent.

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All Out to Break the Siege of Gaza Now!
http://mparent7777-2.blog..t-to-break-siege-of-gaza-now.html

Gaza plunged into darkness as Israel blocks fuel
http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/..d-into-darkness-as-israel.html

Gaza blockade sparks international outcry
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20..ideastconflictgaza_080121152640

Stop Israel before it’s too late
http://nasir-khan.blogspot.com/2008/01/stop-israel-before-its-too-late.html

UN rights official slams ‘cowardly Israeli war crime’ in Gaza
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080119..stconflictunrights

Friday afternoon’s Israeli attack on Interior Ministry
http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com..rnoons-israeli-attack.html

 


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