Israel Cuts off Food Supply to 1.5 Million Civilians in Gaza City
Again Gaza is being squeezed, this time with Israel refusing international pressure to let food through to the 1.5 million civilians who live there.
For the second time this week, Israel on Thursday resisted a plea by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip
There is only enough food to last the weekend. There are blackouts. I don't understand why the world is standing by and letting this happen. These are civilians.
Israel says "accounts of shortages are exaggerated to stir sympathy for Gaza" and they have banned reporters from entering. What possible reason could there be to ban reporters, unless they don't want the world to see what a modern holocaust looks like.
Israel says they are doing this because there are rockets coming into Israel from Gaza. But according to the LA Times, the rockets halted Thursday, and still there is no food.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad announced Thursday that they were ready to halt the attacks if Israel opened the crossings and stopped the incursions. The attacks from Gaza tapered off Thursday; the Israeli army counted just one incoming rocket, which caused no harm.