Israel-Gaza: Blokade, hvilken blokade?

KABOBfest skriver i et indlæg om den amerikanske regerings nyfundne tendens til somme tider at kritisere Israel for manglende velvilje lidt om, hvor hårdt blokaden mod Gaza egentlig håndhæves:

Israel is letting in fewer than 200 trucks daily, which is double how many it was allowing a month ago. The U.S., the EU and the UN are demanding that at least 500 trucks carrying aid be allowed into the Strip daily, while some aid groups were calling for 900.

Israel’s absurd restrictions on what constitutes aid led to the bizarre banning of pasta from Gaza.

When Senator John Kerry visited, he learned that many trucks loaded with pasta were not permitted in. When the chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee inquired as to the reason for the delay, he was told by United Nations aid officials that “Israel does not define pasta as part of humanitarian aid – only rice shipments.”

The embargo is being upheld even to the detriment of basic needs because of the predominance of rightists in Israel who see Palestinian survival as “concessions” to Hamas.

Civilbefolkningen i Gaza har ikke fortjent pasta, kun ris – så kan de lære det, kan de. Er der nogen, der kan forklare  den militære logik i det?

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