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Coyote
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posted 24 April 2005 09:36 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
29 March 05: One Big Prison: New Report Warns Against Continued Strangulation of Gaza Strip after Disengagement
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Report Highlights:

* As a result of the economic siege on Gaza, more than 77 percent of Gazans (1,033,500 people) now live below the poverty line - almost double the number before the intifada. Some 23 percent of Gazans (over 323,000 people) are in “deep poverty,” meaning that they do not reach the subsistence poverty line even after receiving aid from international agencies.

* The forced isolation of Gaza tears many Palestinians from their families, and in some cases even separates spouses. The report includes the testimonies of a woman whose husband was expelled from the West Bank to Gaza, and of a mother whose son has never seen his father.

* Almost all the restrictions on movement are imposed on entire categories of people, based on sweeping criteria, without checking if the individual poses a security risk, and without weighing the harm the person will suffer, or if less harmful alternatives are available. In most cases, where Israel denies a permit and human rights organizations intervene, Israel reverses its decision to avoid an embarrassing legal challenge.

* Most components of the policy of strangulation are illegal under international and Israeli law.


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DrConway
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posted 24 April 2005 10:46 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Is this necessary? Sadly yes. But now, Israelis can go about without fear of terrorists.
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FabFabian
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posted 25 April 2005 02:04 AM      Profile for FabFabian        Edit/Delete Post
Oh dear. Dr. Conway it seems that you believe that propaganda about the wall keeping terrorists out, eh? Plans for the wall have been in existence since the 1970's.
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Cueball
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posted 25 April 2005 02:23 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Was it really? I knew about Allon, but the wall is an old idea too. Really?
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DrConway
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posted 25 April 2005 01:53 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Uri Avnery from Gush Shalom reports that Sharon was crowing about that wall idea to anyone who asked for as long as he can remember.
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