On Deadly Cookies and Soda and Chips

by
Abby Zimet

Even as Israel slightly modified its blockade of Gaza to allow in
ridiculous things like cookies and chips, an Israeli human rights group
published documentation of what much of the world knew but could never
prove: that the blockade of Gaza is meant, not to stop the flow of arms
as officially
stated, but as collective punishment of the Palestinian
people for the rule of Hamas. Alas, Israel's "economic warfare" against
the beleaguered people of Gaza will now give them jam and juice, but
still not the cement they need to rebuild their homes.

"They will send the first course. We are waiting
for the main course." - Palestinian Economy Minister Hassan Abu Libdeh.

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