“If I were a Muslim in the Middle East, I would probably be a Jihadist,” – Lt. Col. David Kilcullen, senior adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, Washington’s Iraq War hero and Professor James Petras’ Israeli poodle.
In order to divert some of world’s condemnation of its Nazi-style attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31 – the zionist entity has announced to ease its over three-year-old blockade on 1.5 million Gaza residents on the import of the basic necessity items. The blockade was an act of punishment of radical Jews upon native Palestinians for electing Islamic Resistance group Hamas to lead their resistance against the illegal European Jewish occupation of Palestine. The item which Jewish forces may let pass, now, to Gaza are mostly ‘snack’ items such as potato chips, cookies, jam, soda, juice, candy, shaving cream and spices. The items which the Gaza people are in desperate need, such as medicines, cement, steel and other building material to rebuild their homes and infrastructure destroyed by Israeli bombs, missiles and bulldozers – remain banned. The human right groups including UN official, Maxwel Gaylard have described the Israeli “ease” insignificant and just cosmetic surgery. Barack Obama has begged his masters in Tel Aviv for “a new approach on the blockade”.
Both Israel and Washington’s puppet Hosni Mubarak have been enforcing a “crippling” embargo on Gaza for years – banning all exports and allowing marginal imports. The Israelis through their mass-media propaganda have convinced many fools that the blockade was part of Israeli “self-defence”, just like “The Wall” against Palestinian terrorism. However, according to an Israeli government document, the blockade had nothing to do with Israel’s security – but an act of economic warfare against Islamic Resistance Hamas which rules the Palestinian territory.
“As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip Wednesday, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as “economic warfare” against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory.
Israel imposed severe restrictions on Gaza in June 2007, after Hamas won elections and took control of the coastal enclave after winning elections there the previous year, and the government has long said that the aim of the blockade is to stem the flow of weapons to militants in Gaza.
Last week, after Israeli commandos killed nine volunteers on a Turkish-organized Gaza aid flotilla, Israel again said its aim was to stop the flow of terrorist arms into Gaza.
However, in response to a lawsuit by Gisha, an Israeli human rights group, the Israeli government explained the blockade as an exercise of the right of economic warfare.
“A country has the right to decide that it chooses not to engage in economic relations or to give economic assistance to the other party to the conflict, or that it wishes to operate using ‘economic warfare,'” the government said.
McClatchy obtained the government’s written statement from Gisha, the Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, which sued the government for information about the blockade. The Israeli high court upheld the suit, and the government delivered its statement earlier this year.
Sari Bashi, the director of Gisha, said the documents prove that Israel isn’t imposing its blockade for its stated reasons, but rather as collective punishment for the Palestinian population of Gaza. Gisha focuses on Palestinian rights.”