Gaza medicine shortages 'worst since ...

Gaza medicine shortages 'worst since siege began'

There are 11 comments on the Ma'an News Agency story from Jun 9, 2012, titled Gaza medicine shortages 'worst since siege began'. In it, Ma'an News Agency reports that:

A spokesman for the ministry of health in the Gaza Strip said Saturday the enclave was facing the worst shortage of medications since the enclave was first placed under blockade.

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Uzi

Ramat Hasharon, Israel

#1 Jun 10, 2012
Whats the matter, the expired Turkish medicines did not help much??? Just wait, they are planning another delivery soon.
By the way, where the hell you got billions of $$$
for missiles, rockets etc etc but NO MEDICINE for the common people??? Is that part of the new brainless muslim summer plan??
Or maybe the new muslim (hahaha) democracy. Dont worry, in Syria its only up to 14.500 dead so far mostly women and children. You people LOVE blood and murder.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#2 Jun 10, 2012
Israel aims to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse

Cable from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv says Israeli officials wanted Gaza's economy 'functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis.'

Three cables cited by the Aftenposten newspaper, which has said it has all 250,000 U.S. cables leaked to WikiLeaks, showed that Israel kept the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv briefed on its internationally criticized blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The territory, home to 1.3 million Palestinians, is run by the Islamist Hamas group, which is shunned by the West over its refusal to recognize Israel, renounce violence or accept existing interim Israeli-Palestinian peace deals.

"As part of their overall embargo plan against Gaza, Israeli officials have confirmed to (U.S. embassy economic officers) on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge," one of the cables read.

Israel wanted the coastal territory's economy "functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis", according to the Nov. 3, 2008 cable.

In a speech in January 2008, then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appeared to spell out that policy, which has since been eased in the wake of an international outcry over a deadly Israeli raid last May on a Turkish aid ship trying to break the blockade.

"We will not harm the supply of food for children, medicine for those who need it and fuel for institutions that save lives," Olmert said at the time.

"But there is no justification for demanding we allow residents of Gaza to live normal lives while shells and rockets are fired from their streets and courtyards (at southern Israel)," he added.

Israel says it has significantly relaxed the blockade since May, with dozens of truckloads of goods entering the territory daily. Aid organizations have said shipments should be increased further.

Palestinians say impoverished Gaza remains effectively a "prison" sealed off by Israel, and have called for an opening to allow normal trade and other links with the world.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense...

The zionazi government of Israel makes $3 billion a year in profits collecting taxes on Gaza imports. The greedy Israeli Jews have no intention of ever releasing its captive Gazan golden goose until its dead and no longer profitable....

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#3 Jun 10, 2012
ezdzit wrote:
Israel aims to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse
Cable from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv says Israeli officials wanted Gaza's economy 'functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis.'
Three cables cited by the Aftenposten newspaper, which has said it has all 250,000 U.S. cables leaked to WikiLeaks, showed that Israel kept the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv briefed on its internationally criticized blockade of the Gaza Strip.
The territory, home to 1.3 million Palestinians, is run by the Islamist Hamas group, which is shunned by the West over its refusal to recognize Israel, renounce violence or accept existing interim Israeli-Palestinian peace deals.
"As part of their overall embargo plan against Gaza, Israeli officials have confirmed to (U.S. embassy economic officers) on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge," one of the cables read.
Israel wanted the coastal territory's economy "functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis", according to the Nov. 3, 2008 cable.
In a speech in January 2008, then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appeared to spell out that policy, which has since been eased in the wake of an international outcry over a deadly Israeli raid last May on a Turkish aid ship trying to break the blockade.
"We will not harm the supply of food for children, medicine for those who need it and fuel for institutions that save lives," Olmert said at the time.
"But there is no justification for demanding we allow residents of Gaza to live normal lives while shells and rockets are fired from their streets and courtyards (at southern Israel)," he added.
Israel says it has significantly relaxed the blockade since May, with dozens of truckloads of goods entering the territory daily. Aid organizations have said shipments should be increased further.
Palestinians say impoverished Gaza remains effectively a "prison" sealed off by Israel, and have called for an opening to allow normal trade and other links with the world.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense...
The zionazi government of Israel makes $3 billion a year in profits collecting taxes on Gaza imports. The greedy Israeli Jews have no intention of ever releasing its captive Gazan golden goose until its dead and no longer profitable....
The idea of blaming Israel isn't working so well. Why don't the rich Saudis or Iranians help? What about the Egyptians, Syrians or the Libyans or the Iraqis. The problem is that they are killing each other and blaming others for it. The problem is they are informing on each other and that the mistrust and hatred you spread is failing, resulting in sectarian violence and slaughter. Your approach isn't working. Try again.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#4 Jun 10, 2012
waleed sadat wrote:
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The idea of blaming Israel isn't working so well. Why don't the rich Saudis or Iranians help? What about the Egyptians, Syrians or the Libyans or the Iraqis. The problem is that they are killing each other and blaming others for it. The problem is they are informing on each other and that the mistrust and hatred you spread is failing, resulting in sectarian violence and slaughter. Your approach isn't working. Try again.
Under international law, it is the sole responsibility of the government of Israel to ante up the funds to feed, clothe, shelter, and provide health care for ALL Gaza and West Bank civilians. Instead, the lying, thieving, murdering Israeli zionazis are making huge profits off other governments by keeping the Palestinians held hostage in concentration camps.

Do you really think you've gotten away with anything? That ticking demographics time bomb is still ticking and Israeli Arabs are up to almost 25% of Israel's population. What are you going to do a few years down the road when Arabs are the majority voters in "the only democracy in the Middle East".....hmmmmm?
Uzi

Israel

#5 Jun 11, 2012
"Palestinians say impoverished Gaza remains effectively a "prison" sealed off by Israel, and have called for an opening to allow normal trade and other links with the world."
Yes, I agree, see all those poor Gazans starving to death. See how bad they have it. Down with Israel.

http://bigarticlesoftheweek.blogspot.co.il/20...

Nazislamist MF's go and screw yourselves, bastards.
Uzi

Israel

#6 Jun 11, 2012
ezdzit wrote:
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Under international law, it is the sole responsibility of the government of Israel to ante up the funds to feed, clothe, shelter, and provide health care for ALL Gaza and West Bank civilians. Instead, the lying, thieving, murdering Israeli zionazis are making huge profits off other governments by keeping the Palestinians held hostage in concentration camps.
Do you really think you've gotten away with anything? That ticking demographics time bomb is still ticking and Israeli Arabs are up to almost 25% of Israel's population. What are you going to do a few years down the road when Arabs are the majority voters in "the only democracy in the Middle East".....hmmmmm?
Thanks for worrying so much about Israel, you nazi piece of shit.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#7 Jun 11, 2012
Uzi wrote:
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Thanks for worrying so much about Israel, you nazi piece of shit.
Tick tock...tick tock...tick tock...tick tock...tick tock...tick tock...tick tock....
Uzi

Israel

#8 Jun 11, 2012
ezdzit wrote:
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Tick tock...tick tock...tick tock...tick tock...tick tock...tick tock...tick tock....
Thanks for worrying so much about Israel, you nazi piece of shit.

“Liberty & Justice For All”

Since: Aug 11

United States of America

#9 Jun 11, 2012
HOW MANY LIVES?

Talk presented by Rabbi Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta Int. at the “Evening for Peace with Justice for the Palestinian & Iraqi People”, in the Cooper Union Great Hall, New York City , on February 23, 2002 . Hosted by the International A.N.S.W.E.R.(Act New to Stop War & End Racism)

With G-d’s help, may my words find favor in His eyes and increase the Glory of Heaven.

A popular song of some decades past, asked the question,“How many deaths will it take till we know that too many people have died?
’
Judging by recent events in the Holy Land , indeed, judging by the ongoing events of the last century, the answer is “More than anyone could ever imagine.”

There is an image that is sadly fading from human consciousness. It is the picture of the Torah Jew, steadfast in his loyalty to the Creator and His Torah, moral and humble in his dealings with all men. His integrity is impeccable and his sense of empathy encompasses all mankind.
We believe that it is this Jew, following the dictates of Sinai, whose life is a sanctification of the Divine Name and who will ultimately figure prominently in the ushering of the Messianic utopia, of peace and brotherhood among all men, solely through his Divine worship.

Zionism and the Zionist State , is a massive rejection of this holy image.
By seeking to end Jewish exile by this - worldly means, it denies the Divine source of our exile and final redemption and is expressly and totally forbidden by the Torah.

At root it is denial of the spiritual essence of Jewish history.
The vast majority of Zionism’s early ideologues and supporters, were almost uniformly recruited from the Torah ignorant elements of eastern European society.

Would time and format permit, we could spend much time analyzing the philosophy and history of the Zionist movement. Suffice it to say, that it has always evoked passionate opposition, from throughout the ranks of Orthodox Jewry.

Now, please keep in mind, that one should not confuse the deep love and reverence for the Holy Land itself, with the Zionist movement,. The movement sought to seize political sovereignty from the land’s inhabitants, by driving out many of them and subjecting those that stayed to persecution and second class citizenship. This again, is a terrible sin and crime, expressly and totally forbidden by the Torah.

Conversely Torah Jews have always loved the Land but never sought to rule it politically.

Over the centuries, many pious souls settled there. And, this is a most important point, those pious Jewish souls were never persecuted by their Islamic, Palestinian neighbors. They lived side by side, baby sat each other’s children and were both persecuted by assorted foreign powers.

This peaceful existence was shattered when the Zionist immigration began and sought to deprive the indigenous people of their basic dignity as human beings.

Following the Second World War, the suffering of the Jewish people led many nations to erroneously conclude, that Zionist sovereignty over the Holy Land would help alleviate anti-Semitism, by creating a “safe haven” for the wandering Jew.

The decision to create the Israeli state, has over the past half century led to a seemingly endless river of bloodshed. Palestinians and Jews have died and continue to die. Instead of alleviating anti-Semitism and the Jewish suffering, they have only exacerbated it both in Palestine and throughout the world.

Let us be clear about the source of the suffering of both Palestinian and Jewish people. It is the Zionist insistence on the dispossession of the Palestinian people....

The Jewish people were not made to act as persecutors of the Other. They are to be a “kingdom of priests” ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of suffering mankind.

Zionism’s end, will be the first step towards Jewish rebirth....

http://www.nkusa.org/activities/speeches/nyc0...

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#10 Jun 12, 2012
Syrian forces killing and sexually abusing children, says UN. Report into children and armed conflict says children have been tortured and used as human shields by forces loyal to Assad
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/12/s...

Syrian Air Attacks Spur Concern as UN Charges Child Torture
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

The conflict pitting Buddhists against Muslims in coastal Rakhine state marks some of the worst sectarian unrest recorded in Myanmar in years.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/12/death...

For the third weekend in a row, Christians in Nigeria were targets of deadly violence by Islamofascist militants.
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Missions/Default.as...
Huh

Canada

#11 Jun 13, 2012
Am I a missing something here. Is the crossing with Egypt not open to all goods now?
Also, the Palestinians are facing an obesity epidemic. They have more than enough food:
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/2012/21...

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