No outrage nor tears for those who sweep the floors

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No outrage nor tears for those who sweep the floors

Consider Gaza's hospital staff. In hospitals, the blockade is as
seemingly benign as doctors not having paper upon which to write
diagnostic results or prescriptions, and as sinister as those seconds –
between power cut and generator start – when a child on life support
doesn't have the oxygen of a mechanical ventilator. A nurse on a
neo-natal ward rushes between patients, battling the random schedule of
power cuts. A hospital worker tries to keep a few kidney dialysis
machines from breaking down, by farming spare parts from those that
already have. The surgeon operates without a bulb in the surgery lamp,
across from the anaesthetist who can no longer prevent patient pain.
The hospital administrator updates lists of essential drugs and medical
supplies that have run out, which vaccines from medical fridges are now
unusable because they can't be kept cold, and which procedures must be
cancelled altogether. The ambulance driver decides whether to respond
to an emergency call, based on dwindling petrol in the tank.


The Guardian

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Now this is actual wilfull purpoeful targeting of peoples for anihilation, as opposed to crimes against humanity.

It has been two weeks since Israel imposed a complete closure of Gaza,
after months when its crossings have been open only for the most
minimal of humanitarian supplies. Now it is even worse: two weeks
without United Nations food trucks for the 80% of the population
entirely dependent on food aid, and no medical supplies or drugs for
Gaza's ailing hospitals. No fuel (paid for by the EU) for Gaza's
electricity plant, and no fuel for the generators during the long
blackouts. Last Monday morning, 33 trucks of food for UN distribution
were finally let in – a few days of few supplies for very few, but as
the UN asks, then what?

"watching the tide roll away"


I don't want to say it, but it sounds an awful lot like ethnic cleansing or perhaps the big G which you are not allowed to say. Where the hell is the media on this one? The one thing that has alway bothered me is when jewish people say no one has suffered like them, then you mention the central american natives(first nations in general) And some still say what happened to [i]their[/i] people over all time is much worse. I don't know how one can quantify losing 98% of your entire poulation as not worse but hey I guess it is fun to revisit those same horrors of starvation on another people.  I don't even know what to say. I would liike to see an article from the Israel paper Haaretz on the gaza issue. At least it won't seem so biased.(I know that it shouldn't matter, but it still does)

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Half of Gaza's bakeries have
closed down and the other half have resorted to animal feed to produce
bread as Israel's complete blockade of the coastal territory enters its
19th day.

Gazans resort to animal feed

Gaza's sole power plant has shut down because Israel will not allow the
importation of replacement parts needed for urgent repairs, an official
in the impoverished Palestinian territory's energy authority said on

Power plant shut

[quote]Israel's actions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were
like "the apartheid of an earlier era," said Brockmann, of Nicaragua,
speaking at the annual debate marking the International Day of
Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

He added: "We must not be afraid to call something what it is."

Brockmann stressed that it was important for the United Nations to use the
heavily-charged term since it was the institution itself that had
passed the International Convention against the crime of apartheid.

Israeli policies like Apartheid

This is Israel