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.