|[ 17/01/2011 – 10:19 AM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)– Khaled Abu Hilal, the secretary general of the Ahrar movement, said that the Palestinian factions were keen on maintaining field calm in the Gaza Strip in light of Israeli preparations for a new war to evade its internal and external crises.
Abu Hilal was responding to a question by Al-Quds satellite TV channel after a meeting for the Palestinian factions in Gaza that focused on Israeli war threats.
He said that the factions’ decision to maintain calm along the Gaza borders was based on keenness to spare the Palestinian people a new Israeli aggression and not a sign of weakness. He added that the decision did not deny the Palestinians the right to retaliate to Israeli attacks.
The Siege of Gaza
It is our duty to finish what the brave men and women of the Freedom Flotilla and the campaigns that preceded it. It is time to break the siege.
A new world conscience is saying ‘enough’.
(TEL AVIV) – The three year old siege on the Gaza Strip and its 1.5 million inhabitants is a testament to the Israeli regime’s disregard of law, decency and morality.
This siege amounts to collective punishment, an action outlawed by various conventions and humanitarian laws. This is not to mention the suffering and humanitarian crisis caused by this law.
This siege has been disgracefully condoned by the “international community” and justified by the “free world” as a measure that safeguards the security of the Israeli regime.
The same position was applied to the various humanitarian aid ships that were attacked and abducted in international waters, and the aid carried by those ships confiscated.
The killing of 9 Turkish activists on the the Freedom Flotilla on 1 June brought an abrupt end to international silence regarding the siege. It is unfortunate that the world needed to see the blood of those brave men to realize the brutality of the siege and of the besieger.
Nevertheless, it is our duty to finish what the brave men and women of the Freedom Flotilla and the campaigns that preceded it. It is time to break the siege.
Special thanks to Gilad Atzmon