Universal declaration against besieging nations issued in Gaza

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    GAZA, (PIC)-- A galaxy of lawmakers from Islamic, Arab and European countries issued on Tuesday evening "the universal declaration against besieging nations" during a ceremony held in the Gaza Strip.

    A large multinational delegation of lawmakers, political figures and representatives of the Arab uprisings arrived yesterday in Gaza to declare their support for the Gaza Strip and deliver humanitarian aid.

    The lawmakers emphasized in their declaration their rejection of besieging any nation in general and Israel's siege on the Gaza Strip in particular, and demanded the world's governments and human rights organizations to necessarily utilize all peaceful means to force Israel to end its unjust blockade on Gaza.

    For his part, first deputy speaker of the Palestinian legislative council Ahmed Bahr stated in the ceremony that the international quartet on the middle east led by the USA imposed an unjust siege on the Palestinian people to punish them for their democratic choices.

    Bahr highlighted that the USA still supports the Israeli occupation state's inhuman and immoral blockade that led to the death of more than 600 patients who either failed to find medicines or were denied travel for medical treatment outside Gaza.

    He also appealed to the international community to bring Israel's war criminals to justice in order to prevent further Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

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    Ah. "Occupy Israel" movement. Same crap, different day.
     
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    http://asharq-e.com/news.asp?section=2&id=22115

     
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    Hamas is the elected government in office.
     
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    Hamas Bans Gaza Students Studying Abroad :lol: :clap2:

     
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    Former Gazan Nonie Darwish, Human Rights Activist, Founder, Arabs For Israel... An Arab-Made Misery - WSJ.com
     
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    “Whatever became of the settlement lands? Such lost opportunities! The land has returned and what waste”, we hear time and again from Zionist apologists and their kind. “If only Gazans would make a life for themselves rather than blaming their problems on others!”

    Leaving aside the obvious question of how a territory and its people whose every marker of sovereignty is effectively controlled by an occupying power that nevertheless refuses to recognize its responsibility as an occupier can “build a state” and “make a life”, the Gaza government has actually been doing some pretty impressive things.

    On Thursday, I had the opportunity to tour “mu7ararat Gaza”-the liberated lands of Gaza, i.e. the former settlements.

    It was a follow-up to an interview colleague Maggie Schmitt and I did with the Minister of Agriculture, Mohammad Al-Agha. In consultation with dozens of international and local NGOs, the Gaza Ministry has drawn up an impressive “ten-year plan” aimed at reducing Gaza’s dependence on imported Israeli produce, incorporating organic farming on a wider scale, and generally “helping Gaza help itself” through a return to more sustainable agricultural practices (such as relying more on rain-fed crops rather than cash cropping for export which involves wasteful amounts of water and an abundance of pesticides, and is subject to the whim of Israeli authorities and their punitive border closure).

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    Beyond the well-documented tunnel trade running under the Gaza-Egypt border, Hamas has taken concrete steps to mitigate the impacts of the siege and further its political administration in the coastal strip.

    Hamas' agriculture minister, Muhammad al-Agha, has issued a ten-year plan designed to side-step the blockade by increasing local food production and agricultural self-sufficiency in Gaza.

    Entitled The Plan for 2020, the document was vetted by 150 academics and researchers, according to the agriculture ministry, and looks to respond to the challenges imposed by Israel's blockade with local initiatives.

    For example, Israel's ban on fertilisers has pushed Hamas to explore processing sewage, which has been pumped, often untreated, into the sea off Gaza since the failure of treatment facilities that are short of banned parts and supplies.

    "When Israel started preventing the agricultural requirements, we moved to organic agriculture to address our needs.

    "What we have done is [implement] model projects for the transformation of agricultural or domestic waste into organic fertilisers which we use then in agriculture," said al-Agha, who is also a professor of environmental science at the Islamic University in Gaza.

    Thus far, some 1,000 dunams of land has been fertilised in this manner under the pilot project, according to the ministry.

    "What we have tried to do is change the culture of our people gradually to organic agriculture, organic food and organic production," said al-Agha.

    The plan, as The Economist recently described it, is to "turn Gaza into one big organic farm".

    Going organic: The siege on Gaza - Focus - Al Jazeera English
     
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    Former Gazan Nonie Darwish, Human Rights Activist, Founder, Arabs For Israel... An Arab-Made Misery - WSJ.com
     
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    Your source is all wet.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5BDwEW6uw]Laila El-Haddad, Journalist, Author, Gaza Mom-The Autograph-09-21-2011 - YouTube[/ame]
     

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