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pogge
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posted 15 November 2003 07:55 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From The Independent

quote:
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is ending its emergency food programme in the West Bank, saying the economic collapse there is the direct result of Israeli military closures and that Israel must live up to its responsibility as the occupying power for the economic needs of the Palestinians.

The move comes as the Israeli media reported that François Bellon, the Red Cross representative, told senior Israeli generalsthat the Palestinian Authority was on the verge of an "explosion" that could lead to "the worst ever humanitarian crisis" in the occupied territories.

Israel is concerned that other international organisations may follow the Red Cross, which would leave Israel to face the cost of providing the services they currently provide - a cost that some estimates put as high as $1.1bn (£650m) a year.

The Palestinian economy has collapsed under the weight of military closures of Palestinian cities, making it impossible for Palestinians to move their produce or travel to jobs in other cities or in Israel. Last year and early this year, curfews imposed for all but a few hours a week by the Israeli army made it impossible for Palestinians to work at all.



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Courage
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posted 15 November 2003 08:30 PM      Profile for Courage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Slim:
From The Independent


Must be antisemites...

Justice won't approve of their lack of 'balance', I suppose.

This is interesting: "The Palestinian economy has collapsed under the weight of military closures of Palestinian cities, making it impossible for Palestinians to move their produce or travel to jobs in other cities or in Israel. Last year and early this year, curfews imposed for all but a few hours a week by the Israeli army made it impossible for Palestinians to work at all."

How does this jibe with the claims of some that the Palestinian economy would be 'flourishing' if not for the corruption of Arafat?

Can't move, can't work, can't get food, can't get to hospitals, are being fenced in...

The Palestinians now play 'the Jew' for Israel.

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 15 November 2003 10:14 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Or in this case, the Netherlander.
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