WP: “Carter Decries Gaza Curbs, Asks Israel to Halt ‘Abuse'”

June 17, 2009

By Howard Schneider
Washington Post Foreign News
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

JERUSALEM, June 16 — Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were being treated “more like animals than human beings” by Israeli rules that have limited travel, banned the import of all but basic goods and prevented reconstruction since a three-week war ended earlier this year.

“Never before in history has a large community been savaged by bombs and missiles and then deprived of the means to repair itself,” he said.

Full article @ The Washington Post

BBC Photos: “Gaza’s new mud homes”

May 27, 2009


From BBC:  “Gazans have begun building with mud.  Under Israel’s blockade, building materials cannot enter the Strip, leaving the owners of several thousand homes destroyed in the recent conflict unable to rebuild.”


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