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  •  Offering a truce after multiple attacks against (2+ / 0-)
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    volleyboy1, erush1345

    civilian targets is kinda like offering a glass of water to a man who just died of thirst.

    •  I think we all know (10+ / 0-)

      that for both sides, a truce is just a holding point before further attacks. What is not in dispute however, is that the Gazans are one of the most oppressed groups in the Middle  East, they are blockaded and under seige in the largest open-air prison in human history, they have their movement  and trade blocked, they are put on a diet by their oppressors and only allowed enough calories to stave off starvation but not malnutrition, they cannot farm land near the fence with Israel or they will be shot by snipers who watch them on CCTV, and many are denied the medical care they so desperately need, never mind educational opportunities outside Gaza, clean water, electricity etc.

      There is no excuse for the mass punishment of a community whose largest demographic consists of children under 18. What is happening to Gaza is a systemic, institutionalized crime and its perpetrators should be facing charges at The Hague.

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