May 11, 2006

Embargo kills Palestinians

Israel's embargo of the occupied territories is now killing Palestinians for sure. That is, they are not just getting "a whole lot thinner" as promised by one Israeli government adviser; they are dying. Here's Chris McGreal in the Guardian.
Shifa hospital says four people receiving dialysis have died over the past three weeks because of the shortages. It is the same in the cancer ward, where there is a diminishing supply of chemotherapy drugs, and other parts of the hospital where even basic antibiotics have not arrived for a month.
And there are people who say that Israel represents the Jews' right to self-defence.

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