Sunday, July 13, 2014
Palestinians have a right to resist the occupation
Said M. Hamad
Israel’s campaign against the people of Gaza has deliberately targeted Palestinian families in their homes and living rooms. At the time of writing, 88 Palestinians had been killed (about half were women and children) and more than 600 injured.
Palestinian refugees in Gaza have endured unimaginable hardships over the decades, but the last seven years have been some of the hardest. Israel’s blockade has been a campaign of collective punishment far worse than the more than 400 tonnes of explosives it has dropped on Palestinian homes in its most recent escalation.
The Palestinians of Gaza are banned by Israel from importing even the most basic construction materials. There is a desperate shortage of food and fuel. According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 per cent of children suffer from some form of malnutrition. Infrastructure and services are crumbling. Hospitals are over-crowded and crippled by a shortage of medical supplies. Aircraft are not allowed to land, nor boats allowed to sail into the open seas.
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