New York Times: Palestinians Are Trapped and Can’t Escape Israeli Bombing

Nowhere to Go

The New York Times reports:

As civilian casualties mounted on Monday in the Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military reminded the world that it had warned people living in targeted areas to leave. The response from Palestinians here was unanimous: Where should we go?

United Nations shelters are already brimming, and some Palestinians fear they are not safe; one shelter was bombed by Israel in a previous conflict. [And Israel has also repeatedly bombed UN shelters for civilians – killing scores of women and children – in this conflict.]

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Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain in 2010 called Gaza “an open-air prison,” drawing criticism from Israel. But in reality, the vast majority of Gazans are effectively trapped, unable to seek refugee status across an international border. (Most are already refugees, those who fled from what is now Israel and their descendants.)

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One of the most densely populated places in the world, Gaza is surrounded by concrete walls and fences along its northern and eastern boundaries with Israel and its southern border with Egypt. Even in what pass for ordinary times here, Israel permits very few Gazans to enter its territory, citing security concerns ….

Egypt has also severely curtailed Gazans’ ability to travel, opening its border crossing with the territory for only 17 days this year. During the current fighting between Israel and the Hamasmilitants who control Gaza, only those with Egyptian or foreign passports or special permission were allowed to exit.

Even the Mediterranean Sea to the west provides no escape. Israel restricts boats from Gaza to three nautical miles offshore. And Gaza, its airspace controlled by Israel, has no airport.

During the current conflict, Israel has also taken away 44% of of Gaza land – and herded Gazans into the remaining area

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  • I now fully believe that the biblical prophecies will occur as foretold. They will occur because a group of believers with immense power will make certain of it.

    • not authorized

      Ding. Now recogniize it. If those prophecies where true, the real God would need no help making it happen.

      Study eschatology, then propose solutions 180 degrees different from what was “foretold”

  • juandos

    Oh boo! hoo! The poor paleoswine sociopaths have no where to run…

    • not authorized

      Hello Racist.

      rac·ism
      ˈrāˌsizəm/
      noun
      noun: racism
      the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

      prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

      • juandos

        Oh look, yet another libtard wigger is trying to play the race card…

        “Swine” hehe. I love it. Ya’ll are your own worst enemy“…

        How do you do it? It must be quite a trick to flail away at the keyboard in your normal position

        • not authorized

          Um. Not trying. Pointing out you fit the textbook definition. Smile.

      • Luther

        @notauthorized:disqus not authorized You are a real piece of work – you completely ignore this genocidal rant above

        “…Arabs’ will to get rid the Zionist cancer from the Middle East.”

        and then have the ignorance to call @juandos:disqus a racist.

        What race are those Muslims again?

        • not authorized

          Human. How about you, Enlil.

          • Luther

            @notauthorized:disqus Words do have meanings – heck, you even posted a definition – so, one last try: What race are Muslims again?

          • not authorized

            What a silly question. I am most unimpressed. What race are Muslims? Why, they are Homo Sapiens of course. Muslims/Islam is a religion. Not a race. Anyone can be a Muslim. It’s simply a religious belief system protected under the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights. 😉

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_sapiens

            Fact: Race is a false concept. One that has no bearing on genetic reality. You, as you pointed out in another post claiming to be “demonized” because of your skin color, should know this.

            As for your comments on words? Absolutely, they do have definition and meaning. Like these words:

            http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CERD.aspx

            Checkmate x3.

            I see you Enlil. You’ve lost. What else have I already Observed?

          • Luther

            First you quote and define racism, hoping it will tar @juandos:disqus , then to me you say this: “Fact: Race is a false concept. One that has no bearing on genetic reality.”

            Contradicting yourself isn’t quite checkmating someone.

          • Luther

            First you quote and define racism, hoping it will tar @juandos:disqus , then to me you say this: “Fact: Race is a false concept. One that has no bearing on genetic reality.”

            Contradicting yourself isn’t quite checkmating someone.

          • not authorized

            I’ve observed reading compression. Smile.

            Checkmate x4 you soulless being.

          • not authorized

            Oh, for you, with love.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9SeJIgWRPk

            NOTICE: Fair Use. Education.

          • not authorized
    • BuelahMan

      You must be one of those one shot two kills assholes.

    • Exposing Shills

      I assume this “juandos” is the same intelligence shill known as “Johnny Palestine.”

  • And now comes PHASE II of the decades-long propaganda from the Zionist-controlled media:

    “HUMAN SHIELDS” – to explain all the civilian deaths.

    Every radio show I turn on, all rightwing, claim “HUMAN SHIELDS” are the reason for civilian casualties.

    Here’s the decades long playbook:

    1. “ROCKETS FROM GAZA” – for the false reason to destroy Gaza like barbarians.

    2. “HUMAN SHIELDS” – to explain civilian deaths, there were 1,400+ “HUMAN SHIELDS”

    3. “TUNNELS”

    4. “HUMANITARIAN CEASEFIRE BY ISRAEL” – to cap off the whole thing and tie the last loose end.

    I’ve seen this EXACT SAME PLAYBOOK in the Zionist-controlled media MY WHOLE LIFE! We all must catch onto this playbook.

    • HardRocker111

      And you seem to be on the playbook that every Hamas militant killed is a child or a civilian.

  • Rehmat

    American Jewish blogger Roger Tucker has rightfully called it “The Jew York Times”. Palestinians have been living in Gaza Strip even during the times when Jewish communities were being expelled from European nation-states.

    Israel with all the military and moral support from western governments, is facing military humiliation as it did in 2006 Lebanon War with Hizbullah. The modern mass-killing arms used by Israel against its neighbors has failed, again and again, Arabs’ will to get rid the Zionist cancer from the Middle East.

    http://rehmat1.com/2014/08/01/hamas-the-moral-terrorist-group/