Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Buff in Gaza: The Siege of Gaza

It was a bit quieter this morning so I could get out and about.

Jeez, what a catastrophe.

As well as journo yours truly is of course CEO of Buff Enterprises so I tried to find a fellow executive and bumped into Mohammed who was in charge of a biscuit and fruit juice company.

Well he was, as it too has been flattened. It was the biggest in Gaza but Israel wants to "destroy the economy" - why else are businesses and the power station targeted?

Even the sewage works was destroyed, targeted again and again by Israeli tank fire.

As a jet setting CEO I know it is crucial to be able to trade freely, but look at how Israeli has stopped exports since 2007:

This is an example of what they mean by the siege of Gaza: collective punishment of an entire population.

The key Palestinian demand is freedom, what we take for granted, which Israel denies them, and apparently that demand is considered unacceptable.

Why? I just don't get it.

To be continued...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well said