In Gaza, The Lethal Threat of Chickpeas and Toilet Paper

Abby Zimet

A Gaza Digest from members of the CodePink International Women's Delegation brings more troubling news about conditions there. Children remain hardest hit, with Israeli officials still blocking entry of humanitarian aid ranging from the vital – toys, books, building materials for destroyed schools and homes – to the absurd: toothpaste, toilet paper, chickpeas and cheese.
For an interview with UNICEF's Ann Veneman on the vast unmet needs of children, go here. For more on Israel's random  restrictions that the U.S. and others say do nothing but impede progress go here and for other CodePink news from the devastated area go here  


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