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The Gaza blockade

More Palestinians have died this year in generator accidents than died in the assault on the Israeli assault on the Mavi Marmara on Monday. Gazans are forced to rely on generators for electric power because Israel will not allow them to rebuild their power plant, having attacked it in 2006. Foreign Policy has the details of Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Collective punishment is a violation of the Geneva convention.

Update: This post by Jim Henley is the single most insightful thing I’ve read about Israel and Palestine in a long time.

1 Comment

  1. Howard Berkey

    June 5, 2010 at 1:56 am

    I think the Geneva convention went out the window with the use of incendiary weapons in a populated area in the last major Gaza spasm, but the world seems to have forgotten that.

    As a supporter of Israel in general, the last few years have been quite dismaying to me. It’s like they are begging the world to condemn them. Their opponents couldn’t buy this kind of PR if they tried.

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