Clinton warns Israel over delays in Gaza aid

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has relayed messages to Israel in the past week expressing anger at obstacles Israel is placing to the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. A leading political source in Jerusalem noted that senior Clinton aides have made it clear that the matter will be central to Clinton's planned visit to Israel next Tuesday.

    Ahead of Clinton's visit, special U.S. envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell is expected to issue a sharply worded protest on the same matter when he arrives here Thursday.

    "Israel is not making enough effort to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza," senior U.S. officials told Israeli counterparts last week, and reiterated Washington's view by saying that "the U.S. expects Israel to meet its commitments on this matter."
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    Two weeks ago, four senior European Union officials sent a letter to the prime minister, foreign minister, defense minister and Yitzhak Herzog, the minister charged with humanitarian aid transfers to the Gaza Strip, protesting delays in the flow of aid through the crossings into Gaza. The officials also demanded that Israel formulates a clear policy on this issue.

    Clinton warns Israel over delays in Gaza aid - Haaretz - Israel News
     
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    Looks like she is right, they should not block such things.
     
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    well.. I mean.. pasta is like the main component to rockets and all...
     
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    Uh oh, the Godfather doesn't like what's going on in West Asia.
     
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    I agree! Not only is it stupid to not allow humanitarian aid in, its very counter-productive.
     
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    There wouldn't be a humanitarian situation in Gaza if there were no humans there.

    Just saying....
     
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    While i can understand Israels need to inspect anything going into Gaza, they shouldnt be purposely delaying legitimate humanitarian products from getting to the palestinians once theyve determined they are in fact legitimate. Of course i cant say there is solid proof of petty delays, but if the Secretary of State seems to think theyre doing it, theres probably something to it.

    Sorry, I cant defend EVERYTHING Israel does.
     
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    Holy shit, DavidS...
     
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    I agree. But they also shouldn't sell the goods that are sent (I think that's stopped now) and they should give back the soldier they kidnapped.
     
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    And Israel should free the 10,000 Palestinian political prisoners held in their prisons.
     

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