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MY NAME IS PALESTINE, I have been under occupation since 1948. Since then, my people have been killed everyday. From unborn children being ripped out of pregnant women, to the elders being dragged out of their homes, beaten up brutally, knocked down on their knees and lined up to be killed. Mothers lose their children everyday, wives are left widowed and children are left orphans. My people live in fear everyday, knowing that any minute, their front door will be kicked down by Israeli soldiers and will be shot down one by one. Knowing that their children, mothers and fathers may never return home due to being killed by the Zionists.

My children are seen as terrorists because they throw stones at the Zionists tanks and drones. The media has made me look like a terrorist state and my people as the enemy. The media makes Zionists look like the victim. The media makes it look okay for an illegal state under the International Law to take over the home of innocents.

My name is Palestine. I exist. My people exist. And though I don't exist in the media's and Zionists eyes, though I don't exist on the map, I exist in the heart of millions around the world..

by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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UN Resolutions Targeting Israel and the Palestinians

Israel is the target of at least 65 UN Resolutions and the Palestinians are the target of none.

Number of UN Resolutions Passed inCondemnationIsraelPalestinians020406080

Aside from the core issues—refugees, Jerusalem, borders—the major themes reflected in the U.N. resolutions against Israel over the years are its unlawful attacks on its neighbors; its violations of the human rights of the Palestinians, including deportations, demolitions of homes and other collective punishments; its confiscation of Palestinian land; its establishment of illegal settlements; and its refusal to abide by the U.N. Charter and the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.

Donald Neff

Source: Paul Findley’s Deliberate Deceptions (1998, pages 192-4). This number only covers resolutions passed from 1955 through 1992.

UN Resolutions Against Israel, 1955-1992

  1. Resolution 106: "...‘condemns’ Israel for Gaza raid"
  2. Resolution 111: "...‘condemns’ Israel for raid on Syria that killed fifty-six people"
  3. Resolution 127: "...‘recommends’ Israel suspend its ‘no-man’s zone’ in Jerusalem"
  4. Resolution 162: "...‘urges’ Israel to comply with UN decisions"
  5. Resolution 171: "...determines flagrant violations’ by Israel in its attack on Syria"
  6. Resolution 228: "...‘censures’ Israel for its attack on Samu in the West Bank, then under Jordanian control"
  7. Resolution 237: "...‘urges’ Israel to allow return of new 1967 Palestinian refugees"
  8. Resolution 248: "...‘condemns’ Israel for its massive attack on Karameh in Jordan"
  9. Resolution 250: "...‘calls’ on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem"
  10. Resolution 251: "...‘deeply deplores’ Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250"
  11. Resolution 252: "...‘declares invalid’ Israel’s acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital"
  12. Resolution 256: "...‘condemns’ Israeli raids on Jordan as ‘flagrant violation"
  13. Resolution 259: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to accept UN mission to probe occupation"
  14. Resolution 262: "...‘condemns’ Israel for attack on Beirut airport"
  15. Resolution 265: "...‘condemns’ Israel for air attacks for Salt in Jordan"
  16. Resolution 267: "...‘censures’ Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem"
  17. Resolution 270: "...‘condemns’ Israel for air attacks on villages in southern Lebanon"
  18. Resolution 271: "...‘condemns’ Israel’s failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem"
  19. Resolution 279: "...‘demands’ withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon"
  20. Resolution 280: "....‘condemns’ Israeli’s attacks against Lebanon"
  21. Resolution 285: "...‘demands’ immediate Israeli withdrawal form Lebanon"
  22. Resolution 298: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s changing of the status of Jerusalem"
  23. Resolution 313: "...‘demands’ that Israel stop attacks against Lebanon"
  24. Resolution 316: "...‘condemns’ Israel for repeated attacks on Lebanon"
  25. Resolution 317: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to release Arabs abducted in Lebanon"
  26. Resolution 332: "...‘condemns’ Israel’s repeated attacks against Lebanon"
  27. Resolution 337: "...‘condemns’ Israel for violating Lebanon’s sovereignty"
  28. Resolution 347: "...‘condemns’ Israeli attacks on Lebanon"
  29. Resolution 425: "...‘calls’ on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon"
  30. Resolution 427: "...‘calls’ on Israel to complete its withdrawal from Lebanon’
  31. Resolution 444: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s lack of cooperation with UN peacekeeping forces"
  32. Resolution 446: "...‘determines’ that Israeli settlements are a ‘serious obstruction’ to peace and calls on Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention"
  33. Resolution 450: "...‘calls’ on Israel to stop attacking Lebanon"
  34. Resolution 452: "...‘calls’ on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories"
  35. Resolution 465: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s settlements and asks all member states not to assist Israel’s settlements program"
  36. Resolution 467: "...‘strongly deplores’ Israel’s military intervention in Lebanon"
  37. Resolution 468: "...‘calls’ on Israel to rescind illegal expulsions of two Palestinian mayors and a judge and to facilitate their return"
  38. Resolution 469: "...‘strongly deplores’ Israel’s failure to observe the council’s order not to deport Palestinians"
  39. Resolution 471: "...‘expresses deep concern’ at Israel’s failure to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention"
  40. Resolution 476: "...‘reiterates’ that Israel’s claims to Jerusalem are ‘null and void’
  41. Resolution 478: "...‘censures (Israel) in the strongest terms’ for its claim to Jerusalem in its ‘Basic Law’
  42. Resolution 484: "...‘declares it imperative’ that Israel re-admit two deported Palestinian mayors"
  43. Resolution 487: "...‘strongly condemns’ Israel for its attack on Iraq’s nuclear facility"
  44. Resolution 497: "...‘decides’ that Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights is ‘null and void’ and demands that Israel rescind its decision forthwith"
  45. Resolution 498: "...‘calls’ on Israel to withdraw from Lebanon"
  46. Resolution 501: "...‘calls’ on Israel to stop attacks against Lebanon and withdraw its troops"
  47. Resolution 509: "...‘demands’ that Israel withdraw its forces forthwith and unconditionally from Lebanon"
  48. Resolution 515: "...‘demands’ that Israel lift its siege of Beirut and allow food supplies to be brought in"
  49. Resolution 517: "...‘censures’ Israel for failing to obey UN resolutions and demands that Israel withdraw its forces from Lebanon"
  50. Resolution 518: "...‘demands’ that Israel cooperate fully with UN forces in Lebanon"
  51. Resolution 520: "...‘condemns’ Israel’s attack into West Beirut"
  52. Resolution 573: "...‘condemns’ Israel ‘vigorously’ for bombing Tunisia in attack on PLO headquarters
  53. Resolution 587: "...‘takes note’ of previous calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon and urges all parties to withdraw"
  54. Resolution 592: "...‘strongly deplores’ the killing of Palestinian students at Bir Zeit University by Israeli troops"
  55. Resolution 605: "...‘strongly deplores’ Israel’s policies and practices denying the human rights of Palestinians
  56. Resolution 607: "...‘calls’ on Israel not to deport Palestinians and strongly requests it to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention
  57. Resolution 608: "...‘deeply regrets’ that Israel has defied the United Nations and deported Palestinian civilians"
  58. Resolution 636: "...‘deeply regrets’ Israeli deportation of Palestinian civilians
  59. Resolution 641: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s continuing deportation of Palestinians
  60. Resolution 672: "...‘condemns’ Israel for violence against Palestinians at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount
  61. Resolution 673: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to cooperate with the United Nations
  62. Resolution 681: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s resumption of the deportation of Palestinians
  63. Resolution 694: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s deportation of Palestinians and calls on it to ensure their safe and immediate return
  64. Resolution 726: "...‘strongly condemns’ Israel’s deportation of Palestinians
  65. Resolution 799: "...‘strongly condemns’ Israel’s deportation of 413 Palestinians and calls for their immediate return.
muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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Homes Demolished in Israel and Palestine

0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and over 27,000 Palestinian homeshave been demolished by Israel since 1967.

Number of Homes DemolishedIsraelPalestinians07,00014,00021,00028,000

“Any humanitarian looking at the sheer number of innocent civilians who have lost their homes can only condemn Israel’s house demolition policy as a hugely disproportionate military response by an occupation army... It is a policy that creates only hardship and bitterness, and in the end can only undermine hope for future reconciliation and peace.”

– Peter Hansen, Commissioner General of UNRWA

Statistics SourceThe Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitionsestimates that over 27,000 houses have been demolished in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza since 1967 (as of July 28, 2012). According to ICAHD:

"Since 1967, about 27,000 Palestinian homes and other structures (livestock pens and fencing for example) crucial for a family’s livelihood, have been demolished in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), including East Jerusalem. It is impossible to know how many homes exactly because the Israeli authorities only report on the demolition of “structures,” which may be homes or may be other structures. When a seven-story apartment building is demolished containing more than 20 housing units, that is considered only one demolition."

In addition to the homes demolished by Israel, thousands of Palestinian homes have been destroyed or significantly damaged by Israeli bombing and shelling. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that during Israel's Operation 'Cast Lead' assault on Gaza from Decemeber 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009,

"3,540 homes were destroyed in the course of the hostilities, 2,870 homes were severely damaged and 52,900 homes sustained minor damage. Some 2,618 homes destroyed or damaged beyond repair during 'Cast Lead' await rebuilding, primarily due to the blockade and restrictions on the entry of construction materials through the Kerem Shalom crossing. "

While Palestinians have not demolished any Israeli homes, there is one known case of a Palestinian destroying an Israeli home in an explosion.



Summary of Israel’s Home Demolition Policy

B’Tselem
Excerpts from “Through No Fault of Their Own,”
Nov 15, 2004.
(Read the Synopsis and Full Report.)

Watch B’Tselem Video on Home Demolitions

“During the course of the al-Aqsa intifada, which began in September 2000, Israel has implemented a policy of mass demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories. In that period, Israel has destroyed some 4,170 Palestinian homes.

“The IDF carries out three types of house demolitions. Most are carried out in the framework of what Israel calls ‘clearing operations,’ which are intended to meet what Israel defines as ‘military needs.’ These operations take place primarily in the Gaza Strip: along the Egyptian border, which passes through Rafah and its refugee camps; around settlements and army posts; alongside roads used by settlers and IDF forces; and in the northern part of the Gaza Strip [...]

“The second type of demolition are administrative demolitions of houses built without a permit. These demolitions take place in Area C in the West Bank, where Israel retains authority over planning and building even after the establishment of the Palestinian Authority, and in East Jerusalem. [...]

“The third kind of house demolitions are those intended to punish the relatives and neighbors of Palestinians who carried out or are suspected of involvement in attacks against Israeli civilians or soldiers. These punitive demolitions are intended for the homes in which these suspects lived. However, in many cases, adjacent homes are also destroyed.”

Claire-Huxtable
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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My name is not. It is Claire.
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Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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Are you NOT aware that the aggression started with Palestine and several other Arab countries? They started a war against Israel and never bothered to even sign the paperwork on their own country or work on it.

They LOST that war, and the land in question today was taken by Israel during that war. By right of conquest it belongs to Israel ~ not Palestine.

In all these years, Palestine has consistently and vehemently refused to join the rest of the world, take care of it's people, or stop lobbing bombs at Israel. When Israel fires back, all that the world hears is a huge pity party thrown by Palestine.

Here's an idea Palestine ~ quit bombing the neighbors and spend your bomb money on housing and infrastructure.

Quoting pampire:

What is being and has been done to Palestine is wrong.


stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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It's not a "like" of these numbers, by the way, but an acknowledgement of  them.

Thank you for your accurate posts.

Quoting muslimahpj:

Israelis and Palestinians Injured in the Current Violence

At least 48,944 Palestinians and 9,053 Israelis 
have been injured since September 29, 2000.


Hover over each bar for exact numbers.
Number of People Injured Per YearIsraelisPalestini...200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201203,0006,0009,00012,000Year

“With no shooting from the Palestinian side, and often little or no use of tear gas to disperse the protests, Israeli soldiers have repeatedly fired live ammunition into unarmed crowds.”

Shoot to Maim

Source: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has collected data on both Israeli and Palestinian injuries since 2005. Their Protection of Civilians: Casualties Database provides careful and detailed documentation for each recorded injury, including location, gender, age, type of weapon used, context and incident type, and nationality of both the offender and the injured.

The database does not include injuries for either population during Israel's "Cast Lead" assault on Gaza from December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009, possibly because the organization did not have access to the Gaza Strip. However, in a separate report concerning the humanitarian situation in Gaza, OCHA reports that 5,380 Palestinians were injured and 523 Israelis were injured during the offensive. Because the exact date of each of these injuries is unknown to us, they were added to our 2009 column, although a portion of these injuries actually occurred in the last four days of 2008. (See the list of all ofOCHA's reports on the Gaza Crisis.)

The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reports that 28,372 Palestinians were injured between 2000 and 2004. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports that 7,247 Israelis were injured during the same time period.

The exact number of Palestinians injured during the current uprising is very difficult to ascertain. This is caused in part by the chaos that ensued following the re-invasion of the West Bank during March and April 2002, the brutal attack on Gaza in the 2008-09 winter, and also by the fact that many Palestinian injuries go unreported and untreated (The PRCS numbers only include people who sought medical attention for their injuries.). It is believed that more than 10,000 Palestinian children had already been injured in the first several years of this violence.

It is also possible that the statistics from Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs are not completely accurate. They may include non-Israelis injured in the conflict as well as Israelis who were injured in other places or by people who are not Palestinian.

We have been unable to find details about the breakdown of injury types suffered by Israelis, so the chart below only applies to the Palestinians injured.
(If you know a reliable source for such information, please contact us. Thanks!)

 

Palestinian Injuries
Sep 30, 2000 - Dec 31, 2008

Percentage of those injured that are minors

West Bank: 35.7%; Gaza: 20%
Palestine Monitor

Injured by Live Ammunition

8,889
PRCS

Injured by Rubber-/Plastic-Coated Bullets

7,253
PRCS

Injured by Tear Gas

6,824
PRCS

Injured by Misc. Causes

10,673
PRCS

Number of Permanent Disabilities

2,500+
Palestine Monitor



Israeli Injuries
(Source: Israeli Foreign Ministry)

 

Israeli Injuries

Severely Injured

642

Moderately Injured

940

Lightly Injured

5,263



muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 13:54

Israeli soldier that shot 10-year-old Palestinian in the head acquitted by courts Featured

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10-year-old Ahmad Mousa was killed by two shots of live ammunition to the head10-year-old Ahmad Mousa was killed by two shots of live ammunition to the headRasha Today

IMEMC - An Israeli Court in Lod acquitted Tuesday an Israeli soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian child during a nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall in Ni’lin village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, in July 2008.

The soldier admitted to firing two rounds of live ammunition at the child, 10-year-old Ahmad Mousa, leading to his death. 

During his court testimony, the soldier said that “not firing back at those who hurl stones at the army is considered weakness; therefore, I opened fire”. 

The Judge claimed that “it was not proven that the bullets fired by the soldier led to the death of the child”, despite the fact that she acknowledged that the soldier opened fire using live ammunition while his life was not in danger.

The soldier, identified as Omri Abu, stated that he was in a bulletproof vehicle, but added that “these vehicles protect you to a certain level, and sometimes become useless when the hood is damaged, and the windshield is broken”. 

According to Israeli daily, Haaretz, as the unit arrived at the scene, Palestinian youths started hurling stones at the armored jeep, and Abu immediately opened the jeep’s door and fired two rounds of live ammunition, hitting the child in the forehead causing instant death.

muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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Friday, 19 October 2012 12:02

2,279 calories per person: How Israel barely kept Gaza from starving Featured

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A Palestinian boy sitting behind bags of flour donated by aid agencies as part of their food assistance programs, in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza earlier this monthA Palestinian boy sitting behind bags of flour donated by aid agencies as part of their food assistance programs, in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza earlier this monthAP

Haaretz - After a three-and-a-half-year legal battle waged by the Gisha human rights organization, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories has finally released a 2008 document that detailed its "red lines" for "food consumption in the Gaza Strip."

The document calculates the minimum number of calories necessary, in COGAT's view, to keep Gaza residents from malnutrition at a time when Israel was tightening its restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of the Strip, including food products and raw materials. The document states that Health Ministry officials were involved in drafting it, and the calculations were based on "a model formulated by the Ministry of Health ... according to average Israeli consumption," though the figures were then "adjusted to culture and experience" in Gaza.

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COGAT, appealing a District Court ruling to release the document, stated that it was merely a rough draft, that it was never actually implemented, and that it did not guide Israeli policy in practice. In its objection to the document's publication, COGAT argued that there was no reason to disclose what was essentially internal staff work, a mere proposal that was never actually put into effect. In fact, COGAT told Haaretz on Tuesday, after the document was drafted, the agency never even held a single discussion of it.

But the court disagreed, and on its orders, the document (in two different versions, both from January 2008) was given to Gisha two weeks ago. It is now being published here for the first time. Its very existence was also first reported in Haaretz, in a June 2009 article by Uri Blau and Yotam Feldman.

In September 2007, the cabinet, then headed by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, decided to tighten restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from the Gaza Strip. The "red lines" document was written about four months afterward.

The cabinet decision stated that "the movement of goods into the Gaza Strip will be restricted; the supply of gas and electricity will be reduced; and restrictions will be imposed on the movement of people from the Strip and to it." In addition, exports from Gaza would be forbidden entirely. However, the resolution added, the restrictions should be tailored to avoid a "humanitarian crisis."

At a High Court hearing on Gisha's petition against this policy, government attorneys Gilad Sherman and Dana Briskman, backed by an affidavit from Col. Shlomi Mukhtar of COGAT, explained that "it is the state's right to decide that it doesn't intend to have economic ties with, or provide economic assistance to, the other party in the conflict, and to adopt a policy of 'economic warfare.'"

The "red lines" document calculates the minimum number of calories needed by every age and gender group in Gaza, then uses this to determine the quantity of staple foods that must be allowed into the Strip every day, as well as the number of trucks needed to carry this quantity. On average, the minimum worked out to 2,279 calories per person per day, which could be supplied by 1,836 grams of food, or 2,575.5 tons of food for the entire population of Gaza.

Bringing this quantity into the Strip would require 170.4 truckloads per day, five days a week.

From this quantity, the document's authors then deducted 68.6 truckloads to account for the food produced locally in Gaza ­ mainly vegetables, fruit, milk and meat. The documents note that the Health Ministry's data about various products includes the weight of the package (about 1 to 5 percent of the total weight) and that "The total amount of food takes into consideration 'sampling' by toddlers under the age of 2 (adds 34 tons per day to the general population)."

From this total, 13 truckloads were deducted to adjust for the "culture and experience" of food consumption in Gaza, though the document does not explain how this deduction was calculated.

While this adjustment actually led to a higher figure for sugar (five truckloads, compared to only 2.6 under the Health Ministry's original model),
it reduced the quantity of fruits and vegetables (18 truckloads, compared to 28.5), milk (12 truckloads instead of 21.1), and meat and poultry (14 instead of 17.2).

Altogether, therefore, COGAT concluded that Israel needed to allow 131 truckloads of food and other essential products into Gaza every day (via the "back to back" system, in which goods are transferred from an Israeli truck to a Palestinian one at the border). Of these, 106 would go through the Kerem Shalom crossing and the rest via the Karni crossing (which was closed a few years later).

The document states that then-Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai had approved the entry of 106 trucks per day even before the "red lines" were calculated, along with additional truckloads of wheat seed and animal feed.

The point of the "red lines" document was to see if this number of trucks in fact met Gaza's needs. But according to Gisha, UN data shows that the number of trucks allowed into Gaza each day often fell below this level.

COGAT, then headed by Maj. Gen. Amos Gilad, translated the government's policy of restrictions into two lists. The long one detailed the forbidden goods that couldn't be brought into the Strip (including, for example, building materials, needles, cloth and other raw materials, cleaning and bathing supplies, books, musical instruments and processed hummus). The short one listed those that could be brought in. The guiding principle was that instead of the supply of goods being dictated by demand, it would be dictated by the quantities and varieties deemed necessary by COGAT.

From time to time, COGAT officers revised the lists. Thus in late 2008, for instance, COGAT began allowing the import of shampoo ­ though conditioner was still banned. In 2009, plain processed hummus was taken off the banned list, but hummus with pine nuts was still off-limits.

To obey the cabinet's order to avoid a "humanitarian crisis," COGAT officers devised what they called "sensors" to warn them if there was a risk of impending malnutrition or an impending shortage of the permitted goods. Thus in addition to the "red lines," they produced two other documents: a model for estimating inventories of essential staples in Gaza, and a procedure for allowing the entry of goods into the Strip.

In practice, COGAT says, policy was guided by the inventory estimation model and the procedure for the entry of goods, not by the "red lines" document.

Following another petition to the High Court by Gisha, these two documents were published by Haaretz in October 2010.

"The quantification wasn't done in order to arrive at a minimum threshold or restrict the quantities, but the opposite ­ to ensure that there was no shortage," a COGAT official maintained Tuesday.

Gisha, however, doubts the claim that the "red lines" document was never actually used. For instance, it said, the prosecution evidently relied on the minimum threshold the document sets for meat (300 calves imported each week) when it argued in court against Gisha's request that the quota be increased during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, at the end of Ramadan. COGAT responded that this particular figure was part of the inventory estimation model, and therefore that it was in use.

International humanitarian organizations use a model called the Sphere standards to gauge a population's needs and determine the aid that should be sent to it in an emergency (whether war or natural disaster). This model is far more complex and less mathematical than the "red lines." But the most significant difference is that the "red lines" and the inventory estimation model were both devised by the very party that deliberately created the emergency situation, and that effectively controls both the territory and the population.

The drafters of the "red lines" document noted that the quantity of fruit and vegetables Gaza could produce for itself was expected to decline from 1,000 tons a day to 500 within a few months, due to the Israeli ban on bringing in seeds and other raw materials needed for agriculture, as well as the ban on exporting produce from the Strip. They predicted a similar fate for the poultry industry. But they didn't propose any solution for this decline.

Robert Turner, UNRWA's director of operations in the Gaza Strip, told Haaretz that he "read the draft with concern. If this reflects an authentic policy intended to cap food imports, this 'red lines' approach is contrary to humanitarian principles. If it is intended to prevent a humanitarian crisis by setting a minimum threshold, it has failed."

UNRWA, as the UN agency responsible for aiding Palestinian refugees, is closely involved in the daily lives of some 1 million residents of the Gaza Strip. Based on this knowledge, Turner asserted that "The facts on the ground in Gaza demonstrate that food imports consistently fell below the red lines.

Had official crossings been the only channel of food imports in the Gaza Strip and UN agencies not ensured that a minimal share of food reached the poorest, the recorded level of imports would have resulted in a substantial aggravation of nutritional deficiencies in the Gaza Strip."

Moreover, he said, the model failed to take into account the food lost due to the "back to back" trucking system: Sacks of food routinely break open and spill as they are being transferred from one truck to the other. This loss alone, Turner said, cost UNRWA about $5 million a year.

Asked whether the situation in Gaza is better today, now that the ban on the entry of food and most other goods has been lifted, Turner said that as long as the ban on exports remains in force, the "unprecedented levels of 'man made' aid dependency" will remain in force as well.

Attorney Sari Bashi of Gisha said Israel's claim that it isn't responsible for Gaza's population is clearly in contradiction with the fact that "it can determine the amount and types of food that will be found in the markets. This control obligates it to refrain from restrictions on movement that don't answer a concrete security need ­ an obligation that isn't being met by the current policy."

The Health Ministry did not respond to Haaretz's questions about its involvement in writing the document.

muslimah
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

 Just a little FYI... It's actually Falesteen. Palestine is English


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Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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Hmmm it seems like, "MY NAME IS PALESTINE is an outright lier.

It is funny that half those pictures are that of Jews being kicked out of Yemen.

Out of curiosity, the children who have bombs placed on em by Hamas and other terrorists group to go out and kill Jews, on what side of the ledger are they counted on, Israel or Palestine?

In fact, can someone find where the term "Palestinian" referred to a Muslim Arab living in Palestine before say 1920 .... Actually you'll have a hard time finding that term, in reference to a Muslim Arab, used before 1960. Yes, you'll find the term Christian Palestinians.

Why are Palestinians clamoring for the whole land of Palestine, you know the parts of Palestine in Jordan, Saudi, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, no just the parts of Palestine that has Jews.

Oops my bad, a bunch of Arabs are killing Arabs in those places too, I guess an Arabs is only a Palestinians when they want to kill Jews.

Again Hamas and their supporters have are lies, that is it, for three weeks now Hamas (and Egypt) have lunch over 500 rockets in major centers of population. They killed four men who was just patrolling and border (legal btw) and Israel decided to fight back with Hamas that declared war on Israel. No you feel Israel is wrong.

Well you people are morally sick in every sense of the word if you support Hamas!
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stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

What is your response to MuslimahPJs posts?  Do you deny their accuracy or do you not care?

Quoting Farmlady09:

Are you NOT aware that the aggression started with Palestine and several other Arab countries? They started a war against Israel and never bothered to even sign the paperwork on their own country or work on it.

They LOST that war, and the land in question today was taken by Israel during that war. By right of conquest it belongs to Israel ~ not Palestine.

In all these years, Palestine has consistently and vehemently refused to join the rest of the world, take care of it's people, or stop lobbing bombs at Israel. When Israel fires back, all that the world hears is a huge pity party thrown by Palestine.

Here's an idea Palestine ~ quit bombing the neighbors and spend your bomb money on housing and infrastructure.

Quoting pampire:

What is being and has been done to Palestine is wrong.



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