05 April 2010


Israel has decided to “allow” three, count em, THREE, trucks containing shoes and clothing into Gaza with a population of 1.5 million people, most of whom children. This tiny 3 truck load is the FIRST time in THREE years shows or clothes have been allowed in. So all those poor little children with pinched toes, torn clothes, and too tight trousers, can maybe, if they’re one of the lucky handful, get something new that fits. Dont get too excited.

As always, with Israel, ONE hand giveth and TWO hands taketh away:
link Israel allowed a shipment of clothes and shoes to be delivered to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday for the first time in its almost three-year-old blockade of the Hamas-(democratically elected government) controlled enclave. Palestinian officials said the goods arrived in the territory via Israel's Kerem Shalom border crossing. Ten truckloads of clothing and footwear were expected during the day. Gaza merchants said the shipment would not fill their stocks and demanded Israel release goods long held in its sea ports.
And now comes the “Taketh Away” part of the deal. Israel gives you nice new shoes, then tries to kill you for the fifth time in a week.
link Israeli fighter jets have attacked central and eastern Gaza Strip following Tel Aviv's threats of a fresh round of strikes on the blockaded sliver. The Sunday raids targeted al-Maghazi near the Gaza City and al-Qarara in the town of Khan Younis.