July 31, 2014

Collective Punishment in Gaza

Rashid Khalidi, The New Yorker

The Associated Press

What Israel is doing in Gaza now is collective punishment. It is punishment for Gaza’s refusal to be a docile ghetto. It is punishment for the gall of Palestinians in unifying, and of Hamas and other factions in responding to Israel’s siege and its provocations with resistance, armed or otherwise, after Israel repeatedly reacted to unarmed protest with crushing force. Despite years of ceasefires and truces, the siege of Gaza has never been lifted.

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TAGGED: Benjamin Netanyahu, Gaza, Palestinians, Middle East, Palestine, Israel, Hamas

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