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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:44 PM
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To rebuild Gaza we need a superhighway not a country back road, says Oxfam
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Humanitarian agencies are being obstructed from getting in the quantity and type of aid the people of Gaza desperately need. Aid workers are being stopped at the border and not allowed in.



Massive amounts of aid are needed but it is having to be channeled through a tiny opening. Rebuilding what in population size is the equivalent of Barcelona is restricted to 120 truck loads of aid a day. We need an superhighway for aid not a country back road.



The people of Gaza are living in the worlds largest prison but have fewer rights than convicts. All Gazas crossings need to be opened to maximum capacity to allow in the necessary levels of humanitarian and commercial goods. The 19 month-long blockade needs to be ended to allow the people of Gaza to get back to a normal life and the peace process needs top international priority to get back on track, said Oxfam Internationals Director Jeremy Hobbs.

The agency added that EU ministers should press all sides to ensure that the ceasefire last and that there is not a return to violence

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/applications/blogs/pressoffice/...

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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:46 PM
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1. We need some sort of real peace before we open borders wide open to more weapons.
We need a border crossing that will not let in weapons even in the face of bribery and corruption
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:54 PM
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2. So you are claiming that
aid agencies are bringing in weapons through Israel?
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:18 PM
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4. The logic is simple
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:18 PM by Chulanowa
An Arab with a full belly who isn't dehydrated might lift a weapon. Therefor we must keep such dangerous substances as food and water away from them.

:sarcasm:
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pelsar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:39 PM
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5. how about..
they shouldnt be trying to kill israelis when they open border points up.....or for that matter they should be trying to israelis period....its just an idea, not very popular one at that.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:08 PM
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6. So you're for punishing the entire population of Gaza...
For crimes that someone among them might commit?
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:58 PM
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7. Has that happened since the current cease fire or truce or ...........
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:59 PM by azurnoir
remember Barak said Israel's intent was to "change the game" and that he did
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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:55 PM
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3. uh:
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