50 aid groups demand Israel lift Gaza blockade

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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Fifty international aid groups and U.N. agencies on Thursday urged Israel to open Gaza's borders, saying its border blockade violates international law and indiscriminately harms Gaza's 1.6 million people.

    However, international aid agencies say the blockade mainly punishes ordinary Gazans by crippling the territory's economy, forcing foreign donors to spend money on humanitarian relief instead of investing in the economy.

    "What Gaza needs is real development, but because of the blockade we are obliged to concentrate on humanitarian work," Filippo Grandi, head of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, told reporters in Gaza on Thursday. UNRWA is Gaza's biggest foreign agency, supporting some 1.2 million refugees and their descendants in the territory.

    Spending on emergency needs, such as food and medicine, does not address fundamental problems, Grandi said. "In fact, it's a waste of money, but a waste we are obliged to make because of the blockade," he added.

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    If Israel lifts the blockade the noble peace loving, life loving Palestinians wouldn't smuggle in any weapons to be used against Israel, right Tinmore?



     
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    These agencies should pull out of Gaza and stop giving aid and comfort to terrorism.
     
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    Right. Because every person in Gaza is a terrorist.

    Honestly, Art, this really is absolutely henious posting.

    How long have you been a supportoer of guilty until proven innocent?

    On how many occassions can you name a country which has been helped by forcing its people even further into poverty?
     
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    I never wrote that everybody in Gaza is a terrorist. But lying seems to second nature to you.

    It is however a fact that Gaza is controlled by a terrorist organization, Hamas. As long as Hamas is in charge in Gaza all international bodies and organizations should pull out. Hamas is outside the bounds of the civilized world.
     
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    So which part of this statement refers to the tenfs of thousands of Gazans who are Not terrorists?

    These stament seems like to many you post - simplistic, black & white and based on the principle that all Arabs are somehow guilty.
     
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    By their presence in Gaza these agencies help prop up the terrorist organization Hamas.

    I suggest the tens of thousands of Gazans who are not terrorists throw the terrorists out.
     
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    Hamas are not terrorists over there. They are only terrorists over here.

    But they were elected over there where they are not terrorists.
     
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    Yes, we all know you're a moutpiece for terrorist propaganda.
     

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