Thursday, January 08, 2009

War on the people of Gaza

Rashid sums it well here: "This war on the people of Gaza isn’t really about rockets. Nor is it about “restoring Israel’s deterrence,” as the Israeli press might have you believe. Far more revealing are the words of Moshe Yaalon, then the Israeli Defense Forces chief of staff, in 2002: “The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people.”" He should have, however, included Arab regimes and Dahlan gangs among the parties imposing the siege of Gaza.