Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Israelis step up collective punishment with demo against fuel supplies to Gaza

The anti-Arab racism that has become something of an illness in Israel will be on display today when protesters demonstrate against the delivery of industrial fuel to Gaza. The protesters are demanding the release of prisoner of war Gilad Shalit but think nothing of the needs of the 1.5 million Gazans languishing in the open-air prison constructed by the settler state. The move is even more heinous given that Gaza's only power plant is currently desperately short of fuel.
The Task Force for the Release of Gilad Shalit will demonstrate Tuesday at various crossings into Gaza and attempt to stop the delivery of fuels to the Hamas-controlled area. The action is the group's way of reminding the public that the fuel "lubricates" the Hamas government, which was joined by other terror groups in abducting the Israeli soldier in a murderous raid on the Kerem Shalom army base on June 25, 2006.


Israel's denial of attack on Gaza flour mill untrue as reports of 500lb bomb emerge

IDf denied it attacked the only flour mill in Gaza during last year's war but now evidence has come to light that a 500ib bomb was defused at the site in February 2009, according to the UK's Independent newspaper. Clearly Israeli denials are not worth the paper they are written on.
Doubts have been cast on the Israeli rebuttal of the Goldstone Report, after it emerged last night that a bomb was defused last year at a Gaza flour mill that Israel had officially said did not come under air attack in the war.

The presence of a large part of the fractured Mark 82 bomb was reported to a demining team in late January 2009, and technicians were dispatched to defuse the 500lb device on 11 February.

The flour mill is the only one in Gaza, and the Goldstone Report, commissioned by the United Nations, said its destruction "was carried out for the purpose of denying sustenance to the civilian population".