Israel eases building materials blockade on Gaza
Associated Press
Published: 31.12.12, 19:07
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1. Hamas spokeman - "it's not enough"
Arnold ,   Canada   (12.31.12)
Typical response.Perfect for the news media sites of the EU. In the meantime there are hunger strikers in Israeli jails and even they haven't died yet after months. Yet never during the Gaza embargo going back to 2007 did massive amounts of Gazans die of malnutrition. In fact I never read anywhere of any Palestinian dying of malnutrition for lack of food in Gaza.
2. re #1
NIgel ,   London   (12.31.12)
can only agree - nothing is ever enough for the Palestinians. Over the past years, more aid has been given to Palestinian refugees per capita than any other - but this is not enough. Whole arms of the UN have been set up to support the Palestinians - not enough, Peace could have come years ago during peace negotiations walked away from by Palestinians - the concessions- not enough. When and if statehood comes, the Palestinians will have to start fending for themselves - perhaps their culture of take has made the thought of needing to be more self sufficient has put them off in the past. Time for their leaders to get out of the mindset that the world owes them something. Time to say thank you- time to say it is a start which is good.
3. Ghastly, freaky setting
Cameron ,   USA   (12.31.12)
At this point, it's just a matter of waiting for the Israelis to finally roll in, run these Hamas clowns & lesser groups off, put the PA in charge, and begin to finally craft a 2-state solution out of Gaza & the West Bank. This reality is fundamentally untenable, and cannot endure. Is another credible alternative at call?
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