Posts Tagged ‘terror’

Hamas and Fatah are working together to create a humanitarian crisis in Gaza

June 11, 2008

In one hour on Tuesday morning, members of the Hamas military wing fired 20 mortar rounds towards a border crossing used to pump fuel into Gaza.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7445725.stm

Remember the truck bomb at Erez humanitarian crossing? Fatah claimed responsibility for the attempted truck bomb attack on Erez. The bomber was a 23 year old man from Jabalya refugee camp. These camps are an abomination, why do Palestinians keep Palestinians in refugee camps? PA should spend their budget on improving people’s lives rather than buying more weapons from rich smugglers.

Do the Palestinian leaders want peace? Do they want the humanitarian help they receive? I know that their people want both, but their leaders are determined they don’t get anything, all in order to make the people fight a useless and desperate war against Israel.

Moral Dilemmas Regarding Israel-Gaza Border Crossings

April 30, 2008

BBC: Israel’s dilemma over sick Gazans

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7375439.stm
Sick Gazans treatment in Israeli hospital near Gaza is under attack by terrorists’ rockets and mortars. I understand that Erez border crossing can be thought of as a legitimate target – Israeli soldiers are guarding it and a soldier is a legitimate target in a war. Although if I were a Palestinian I would choose other targets, because Erez is used to transfer humanitarian aid. But why would Palestinians launch rockets on a hospital that treats Palestinians? Sometimes it seems that there are a few hard-line terrorists there that have no remorse to their own people, and they’ll do virtually anything to kill Israelis.

Reminds me of this case where a Palestinian girl tried to blow up a hospital where she was treated, because she had severe burns that prevented her from marrying and having a happy life: http://youtube.com/watch?v=eiIjaeq2ePY