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GUEST,David BS: Palestinian 'facts' (677* d) RE: BS: Palestinian 'facts' 26 May 08

I think former President Carter was refering to the strangling of Gaza and its approx one million population by the Israeli military.
For well over a year the Gaza has been under a kind of lockdown with entry and exit points closely guarded by Israel.
Its power plants have either been destroyed or have run out of fuel and its population is close to starving .In particular its tens of thousands of children are going hungry and lack medicines and basic healthcare .
The sewage system has been made unworkable by the Israelis and a tide of sewage from the million strong city means a very serious health and hygiene has developed.
In addition to the above Israel is continuing shelling Gaza and hundreds of innocent civilians including many children and whole family groups have been wiped out in their cars,on the streets or in their homes by shellfire,sniper fire or by missiles launched from the air.
Last year children playing on the beach were blown up by a shell from an Israeli warships.These warships apparently have also prevented Gazan fishing boats from working thus adding to the food problems in the city.
I think that is what what former President Carter meant when he spoke of the human rights crimes being committed in Gaza.

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