Message to the West from Gaza's democratically elected leader

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Message to the West from Gaza's democratically elected leader

This article/statement was published in the UK Independent today:

"I write this article to Western readers across the social and political spectrum as the Israeli war machine continues to massacre my people in Gaza. To date, almost 1,000 have been killed, nearly half of whom are women and children. Last week's bombing of the UNRWA (UN Relief Works Agency) school in the Jabalya refugee camp was one of the most despicable crimes imaginable, as hundreds of civilians had abandoned their homes and sought refuge with the international agency only to be mercilessly shelled and bombed by Israel. Forty-six children and women were killed in that heinous attack while scores were injured..."

 

Cueball Cueball's picture

Now that is leadership. Some Canadian politicians could learn a thing or two about leadership from reading that letter. Let's hope they do.

Fidel

Unfortunately our leadership is AWOL at the moment. Ship without a rudder and guided by stale cold air wafting over the border from Warshington.

Cueball Cueball's picture

Jack Layton would do well to recast that letter and issue it as a statement.

Fidel

I'm satisfied with Layton's statement. Israel is not the largest source of terrorism in the world. We know who is though. Harper is a vicious toady to any and all US-backed terrorism around the world and wants giving the heave-ho asap. Besides having dictatorial tendencies, Harper is an embarrassment for Canadians.

Cueball Cueball's picture

Well obviously, when talking about leadership, we are not really talking about the NDP, and in this I can say that I too am satisfied with Jack's statement on this issue, since it is entirely in keeping with the service I have come to expect from that source.

I moved on to a different supplier, long ago: myself. I now am almost entirely self reliand and depend on my own efforts, without the aid of an organization to sanction my views.

Fidel

Cueball wrote:
I moved on to a different supplier, long ago: myself. I now am almost entirely self reliand and depend on my own efforts, without the aid of an organization to sanction my views.

So what youre saying is that on the one day every four years that actually counts,  you didnt cast so much as a protest vote against any of this vicious toadying to US empire and its proxy terrorists.

Bubbles

 Fidel

"Unfortunately our leadership is AWOL at the moment. Ship without a rudder and guided by stale cold air wafting over the border from Warshington."

 

Since our Federal leadership seems to on an extended break, maybe we should print an election ballot. Scratch out the names of our absent leaders, replace them with Stockholm, Fidel, Cueball,  lagatta and rural - francesca, throw in Michelle as the house speaker, and we will have a far more interesting house.

 

A few 100,000 of those in elections Canada mailbox should do the trick.

Fidel

I protest each and every election that comes along. I refuse to let some large minority of Canadians speak for me on election day. Democracy has to come first before anything can be done about Ottawa's vicious toadying to US empire or its frontline states prosecuting the war of terror on democracy

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

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Evidently, Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005 did not end its occupation nor, as a result, its international obligations as an occupying power. It continued to control and dominate our borders by land, sea and air. Indeed the UN has confirmed that between 2005 and 2008, the Israeli army killed nearly 1,250 Palestinians in Gaza, including 222 children. For most of that period the border crossings have remained effectively closed, with only limited quantities of food, industrial fuel, animal feed and a few other essential items, allowed in.

Despite its frantic efforts to conceal it, the root cause of Israel's criminal war on Gaza is the elections of January 2006, which saw Hamas win by a substantial majority. What occurred next was that Israel alongside the United States and the European Union joined forces in an attempt to quash the democratic will of the Palestinian people. They set about reversing the decision first by obstructing the formation of a national unity government and then by making a living hell for the Palestinian people through economic strangulation. The abject failure of all these machinations finally led to this vicious war. Israel's objective is to silence all voices that express the will of the Palestinian; thereafter it would impose its own terms for a final settlement depriving us of our land, our right to Jerusalem as the rightful capital of our future state and the Palestinian refugees' right to return to their homes.

From Ismail Haniyeh's message (above).