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Video Examines Israel's Three Year Blockade of GazaTim King Salem-News.com
This short film examines the blockade of Gaza, where residents struggle to rebuild their lives over a year after 'Operation Cast Lead' - that left more than 1400 residents of Gaza dead.
(GAZA / SALEM) - Israel's blockade of Gaza has been in place for almost three years, and since it was put into place illegally, Israel has also destroyed a large percentage of the homes here through military strikes, and refuses to allow new building material in.
The people of Gaza are forced to live in abject poverty strictly due to the cruel strangulation by Israel.
Even the peaceful fishermen are now restricted to a small part of their own water, and their boats bear the bullet hole marks from Israeli guns, fired at these unarmed fishermen.
And Israel calls others terrorists, it is totally unbelievable.
Medical Aid for Palestinians said, "Building on existing closures and restrictions, the blockade means the delay or denial of a broad range of items - food, industrial, educational, medical - deemed 'non-essential' for a population largely unable to be self-sufficient at the end of decades of occupation."
They explain that the blockade prevents access by sea, land and air, effectively closing off a population of 1.5 million Palestinians from the outside world.
This short film examines what the blockade means for the people of Gaza, as they struggle to rebuild their lives over a year after 'Operation Cast Lead' - that left more than 1400 residents of Gaza dead.
The vast majority were civilians, including hundreds of children.
Thousands more were injured, many children were blinded by Israel's use of white phosphorous, which is illegal under international law.
This 'unpopular' subject that Americans are increasingly becoming aware of, is currently the focus of an Israeli media campaign to convince people the world over, that the war crime accusations leveled against Israel by the United Nations are somehow not important.
They may represent the single most important subject in all of the world.
It is impossible to believe that so many people throughout the west support the literal decimation of the Palestinian population, but the process by Israel is well underway.
The level of mistreatment is scoffed at and dismissed, but as you are reading this now, so are others.
Slowly, awareness is changing, in spite of all the media blitzes Israel chooses to pay for.
Special thanks to Medical Aid for Palestinians for this important video on Gaza:
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