Intro by Henk Ruyssenaars
Genocide by Israel in the Ghetto of Gaza
Sat Jul 1, 2006 03:16

Genocide by Israel in the Ghetto of Gaza

Intro by Henk Ruyssenaars - [Ten years independent correspondent in N-Africa & M-East]

July 1 - 2006 - Massive air strikes and sonic booms forced hundreds of Gaza families to abandon their homes seeking safe shelter, as thousands of Israeli troops backed by tanks penetrated the Gaza strip. Israeli warplanes launched missiles at the impoverished coastal strip, destroying the only power station, which left 700,000 people living in Gaza without electricity. The restoration of the power station will take between three to six months at the cost of six to eight million dollars.

Humanitarian organizations warn of yet another crisis in Gaza, since all water supply and sewage disposal pipes are powered by electricity or diesel oil, which has also been cut off by Israel. People are deprived from drinking water, cooking, and light. - [http://www.cnionline.org/]

INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE REACTIONS: ''THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT IS LOSING ITS REASON'' - [Israeli paper] Haaretz Editorial - "Bombing bridges that can be circumvented both by car and on foot; seizing an airport that has been in ruins for years; destroying a power station, plunging large parts of the Gaza Strip into darkness; distributing flyers suggesting that people be concerned about their fate; a menacing flight over Bashar Assad's palace; and arresting elected Hamas officials: The government wishes to convince us that all these actions are intended only to release the soldier Gilad Shalit.'' - Continue pls. at Url.: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

GUSH SHALOM, the Israeli Peace Bloc: - The Invasion of Gaza Will Lead to Disaster! - Url.: http://www.amin.org/eng/uncat/2006/june/june28-2.html

Humanitarian crisis looms in Gaza, aid agencies warn

by BEN LYNFIELD IN JERUSALEM - The Scotsman

Saturday, 1st July 2006 - INTERNATIONAL aid agencies yesterday warned of an impending humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip as Israel kept up its air and artillery bombardments on the fourth day of a wide-ranging military operation aimed at freeing a kidnapped Israeli soldier.

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva called on Israel to reopen a border passage into Gaza to enable the delivery of supplies and medicines and the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) said many Palestinian civilians were now living on "just one meal a day".

An Israeli air strike that destroyed Gaza's only electricity plant means there will soon be no tap water for many of the Strip's 1.4 million residents.

The air strike was mounted on the first day of "Operation Summer Rain" which Israel says is aimed at freeing a corporal captured by Palestinian militants.

Shlomo Dror, a senior Israeli security official, denied that there was any impending crisis, but added that Israel hoped to re-open the Karni border crossing to allow in supplies next week. The crossing was closed after the raid by Palestinian militants in which Corporal Gilad Shalit was captured on Sunday.

IN AN ESCALATION OF AIR AND ARTILLERY FIRE ON THURSDAY AND YESTERDAY, THE MILITARY STRUCK BRIDGES, ROADS, ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRAINING GROUNDS OF THE RADICAL HAMAS MOVEMENT, ACCORDING TO PALESTINIAN SOURCES.

An Israeli missile also struck a car on a main a road in Gaza city yesterday afternoon, wounding two people, Palestinian officials said. Army officials said the target of the strike was a squad preparing to launch rockets at southern Israel.

At a mosque in Gaza city, Ismail Haniya, the Palestinian prime minister, said that Israel would fail to topple Hamas from power despite a wave of arrests in the West Bank on Wednesday including eight ministers and a third of the movement's parliamentary deputies. France yesterday called on Israel to free the arrested ministers.

Simon Pluess, a spokesman for the WFP, said that the crisis had affected all aspects of Palestinian life, including access to food, health care, education and fuel. "It is essential that all crossings remain open so that essential food aid shipments into Gaza may continue," he said.

And Dorothea Krimitsas, a spokeswoman for the ICRC, said the agency was negotiating with Israel to allow the passage of humanitarian aid, including essential medicines and medical supplies for the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Mr Dror, the Israeli official, conceded conditions are difficult in the Strip, but said UN officials and the Palestinians were exaggerating in order to muster international pressure on Israel to stop the military operation.

He said the destroyed power station had provided no more than 15 per cent of the Strip's electricity.

"THEY ARE CREATING A CRISIS, WE DON'T THINK THERE IS A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS THERE," HE SAID.

After initially giving the government broad support for its steps to free Corporal Shalit, Israel's media yesterday began voicing criticisms of the operation. - [HR: The usual: first you kill'm, than you complain about the funeral.]

Citing the air force's flyover of Syrian president Bashar Assad's palace in Latakia, Syria, on Wednesday and the destruction of the Gaza power plant, the left-wing Haaretz, Israel's most respected daily, wrote in an editorial that the steps "appear to reveal more about [the government's] losing its senses than its pursuing a comprehensive approach based on wisdom".

Meanwhile in Egypt, the government urged calm as it tried to mediate an end to the crisis while several thousand protesters shouted for jihad against Israel.

The call-to-arms rang out in Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque, the most prominent institution in the Sunni Arab world, where more than 3,000 people packed in to attend Friday prayers and a demonstration afterward, organised by the Egyptian government's top rival, the Muslim Brotherhood.''

[andend] - This article - Url.: http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=959162006

Related: More genocides by this group - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/gkgrb

* AN EXAMPLE: The Group's former US/PNAC-Secr. of State Madeleine Albright-Korbel, in her comment on the at least HALF A MILLION dead children in Iraq (according to Unicef it's now one-and-a-half million children under the age of five): "WE THINK THE PRICE IS WORTH IT" - On CBS '60 Minutes' - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/2vmc8

* The Nuremberg principles: "Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefor and liable to punishment." - Url.:  http://tinyurl.com/byurp

* Today's Google selection concerning the further Israeli genocide of the Palestinians in Gaza - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/zmars

* ROME TRIBUNAL ON WAR CRIMES AND MEDIA: Held Guilty of Deception - The tribunal said mainstream media reportage on Iraq also violated article six of the Nuremberg Tribunal (set up to try Nazi crimes) which states: "Leaders, organisers, instigators and accomplices participating in the formulation or execution of a common plan or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing crimes (crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity) are responsible for all acts performed by any persons in execution of such a plan." - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/68jws

* WHO IS RUNNING AMERICA? - Url.: http://www.barefootsworld.net/usfraud.html

* THE US PNAC WARS & NATO’S SECRET ARMIES LINKED TO TERRORISM? - (NATO, the Pentagon, NSA, MI6, the CIA, Mossad, BND, and all other European and global 'intelligence services' are linked to inhuman terror, coups d’état, 'rendition', the PNAC Gulags and torture - HR) - by Daniele Ganser - Url.: http://globalresearch.ca/articles/GAN412A.html

* FALSE FLAG 9/11 - NO LEGAL BASE FOR NATO FIGHTING US WARS - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/zqzkc

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