Saturday, January 17, 2009

Guardian: Gaza massacres: The latest phase in Israeli war to remove the Palestinians from their land

This remarkable petition in today's Guardian makes me wonder when
American academics and literary figures will have the courage and
decency to do the same. How many wars must we witness before our
intellectuals will say enough? --HCJPP

Growing outrage at the killings in Gaza
The Guardian, Friday 16 January 2009

The massacres in Gaza are the latest phase of a war that Israel has
been waging against the people of Palestine for more than 60 years.
The goal of this war has never changed: to use overwhelming military
power to eradicate the Palestinians as a political force, one capable
of resisting Israel's ongoing appropriation of their land and
resources. Israel's war against the Palestinians has turned Gaza and
the West Bank into a pair of gigantic political prisons. There is
nothing symmetrical about this war in terms of principles, tactics or
consequences. Israel is responsible for launching and intensifying it,
and for ending the most recent lull in hostilities.

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