Israel restricts Gazans access to their own land.

A new UN report shows that Israel has cost Gaza 300 million dollars in lost revenue due to taking up their land to make a buffer zone and killing those who come into the buffer zone (which consists mainly of farm land). The report also notes that around 26 million dollars have been lost by Palestinian fishermen who can only go out 4.5 kilometers without being shot at by the Israeli navy.

Though in most cases the troops fire warning shots, 22 people have been killed and 146 have been wounded in such incidents since the end of Operation Cast Lead in January 2009.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/un-report-idf-barring-gazans-access-to-farms-fishing-zones-1.309022

Overall, this land grab constitutes 17% of Gaza’s territory.

It is this Israel that killed Fadel Shana, Reuters cameraman along with 8 other civilians back in 2008:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fadel_Shana’a

Of course, if Palestinians were encroaching on Israeli land and taking away their livelihood and killing Israeli civilians in order to create a “necessary buffer zone” to fend against Israeli militant attacks, we would hear a whole lot about it in the news.

No real point to this post, just pointing out that Israel continues to kill, by land or by sea, by guns or by inducing poverty… it is no difference.

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2 Responses to “Israel restricts Gazans access to their own land.”


  1. 1 Forest Simmons August 24, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Here’s the first few lines in an account that goes a long way to explaining why Obama is such soft putty in the hands of the Tel Aviv regime:

    Mr. Crown and the President
    Israel, Big Money and Obama
    By MARGARET KIMBERLEY

    “Barack Obama has established a strong record as a true friend of Israel, a stalwart defender of Israel’s security, and an effective advocate of strengthening the steadfast U.S.-Israel relationship, publicly stating that Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state should never be challenged.”

    – Lester Crown

    Lester Crown is a Chicagoan with a net worth of four billion dollars. He owns a large stake in and is a former president and board chairman of defense contractor General Dynamics. He also has held large holdings in Hilton Hotels, Maytag (now Whirlpool), and the Chicago Bulls and New York Yankees.

    Crown was an early supporter of Barack Obama’s candidacy first for the U.S. Senate, and then for president. He is one of the first and one of his most prodigious fundraisers …

    Read the rest at

    http://www.counterpunch.org/kimberley08192010.html

  2. 2 theradicalmormon August 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks Forest. I read the article. It was very good. The way the Zionist Power Structure bundles contributions to support their candidates is quite a revelation. I wish Americans knew more about how their candidates get the money they need for their campaigns. I wish they knew how pro-Israel Obama really is. There is a mistaken impression that Obama is holding Israel’s feet to the fire that just isn’t true under the lightest possible scrutiny.


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