Clinton warns Israel over delays in Gaza aid

Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by Shogun, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Shogun
    Offline

    Shogun Free: Mudholes Stomped

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    30,495
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Trophy Points:
    1,043
    Ratings:
    +2,260
    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."
    Advertisement
    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
     
  2. Xenophon
    Offline

    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Messages:
    16,705
    Thanks Received:
    3,750
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    In your head
    Ratings:
    +3,751
    Looks like she is right, they should not block such things.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Shogun
    Offline

    Shogun Free: Mudholes Stomped

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    30,495
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Trophy Points:
    1,043
    Ratings:
    +2,260
    well.. I mean.. pasta is like the main component to rockets and all...
     
  4. Epsilon Delta
    Offline

    Epsilon Delta Jedi Master

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,687
    Thanks Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Central America
    Ratings:
    +364
    Uh oh, the Godfather doesn't like what's going on in West Asia.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. GHook93
    Offline

    GHook93 Aristotle

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    17,924
    Thanks Received:
    3,126
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +4,932
    I agree! Not only is it stupid to not allow humanitarian aid in, its very counter-productive.
     
  6. DavidS
    Offline

    DavidS Anti-Tea Party Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    9,811
    Thanks Received:
    766
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Ratings:
    +767
    There wouldn't be a humanitarian situation in Gaza if there were no humans there.

    Just saying....
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  7. Godboy
    Offline

    Godboy Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,874
    Thanks Received:
    1,360
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,475
    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.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  8. Epsilon Delta
    Offline

    Epsilon Delta Jedi Master

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,687
    Thanks Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Central America
    Ratings:
    +364
    0_0

    Holy shit, DavidS...
     
  9. jillian
    Offline

    jillian Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    69,560
    Thanks Received:
    13,013
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    The Other Side of Paradise
    Ratings:
    +22,439
    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.
     
  10. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    40,001
    Thanks Received:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +12,444
    And Israel should free the 10,000 Palestinian political prisoners held in their prisons.
     

Share This Page