Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Buff in Gaza: The Siege of Gaza
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...