Sunday, January 4, 2009

Gaza War - UPDATE

Newswires and observers are reporting that Palestinian casualties in the Gaza massacre now total over 500 dead and 2,500 wounded. Read Aljazeera's wrap-up here. According to humanitarian and non-governmental organizations on the ground, about 20 percent of casualties have been civilians including women and young children. One thing we know with certainty is that the almost 1.5 million inhabitants of Gaza are being subjected to a massive and disproportionate response to their feeble attempts to resist occupation and the denial of basic human rights. It is worth noting again that the UN Charter expressly forbids "collective punishment." Even the Israeli newspaper Haaretz courageously called for a cessation of hostilites in favor of diplomacy in this editorial today.

In the previous post, The Author pointed out that Israel sank an American naval vessel in 1967 and has on multiple occasions been caught spying on the US. Last week yet another Israeli spy confessed to conducting espionage in the United States on behalf of the government of Israel.

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