Monday, January 24, 2011

Gaza Crisis: Stop the ship - Action needed now for an International Arms Embargo

Gaza Crisis: Stop the ship - Action needed now for an International Arms Embargo http://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions_details.asp?ActionID=558.

I am against all forms of violence, state sponsored as well. Some people have responded with what about the rockets fired by Hamas. The real reason for this war is because next month there is an election in Israel. The true story about this war is not being told.

There was agreement made between Israel and Hamas in the middle of last year. The peace agreement was in return for no rocket attacks Israel would ease the blockade of Gaza. Hamas stopped the rockets, and what did Israel do they increased the blockade. That agreement was in place for 6 months. Israel did not keep to its part of the agreement to easy restrictions on blockade. The beginning of 2008 eight hundred trucks were going into Gaza by the end of the year, before the rocket firing started Israel was allowing only 90 trucks a day into Gaza. On top of that Israel bombed Gaza in November before any rocket attacks. Any deaths are bad but how can Israel justify killing over a 1000 Palestinians. 12 have died in Israel. Only reason Israel is waging this war is because there is a general election next month in Israel. Palestinians are die because the present government wants to get re-elected. Humans are paying with their lives for votes.