Friday, January 09, 2009

What You Don’t Know About Gaza

The US Press and, for once, the BBC have presented just one facet of the ongoing conflict in the Gaza strip. The outcry from the rest of the world over the civilian killings has fallen on deaf ears as Israeli ground troops continue their onward march in Gaza. America's tacit cooperation - the US abstained from voting on a resolution that calls for a cease-fire in Gaza - has allowed the Israeli troops to plunder with impunity. Courtesy ABC NEWS: U.N. Approves Gaza Cease-Fire Plan
She (Condoleezza Rice) said she abstained from voting because the United States first wanted to see the outcome of ongoing mediation efforts in Cairo, Egypt, but she stressed the United States supports the text and goals of the U.N. resolution.
The linked article was forwarded to me by a friend, and I thought I'd share it with you. Surmise what you want from the text, but I'll leave you with this moving quote:
“The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people.”

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