Suffered the most
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Sunday Jan 20th, 2008 10:05 AM
United Nations officials implored Israel to reverse its decision Friday to seal all border crossings with the Gaza Strip, warning that the violence in the region and cutoff of crucial supplies for 1.4 million Palestinians was provoking a humanitarian crisis.
The Defense Ministry closed all border crossings with Gaza on Friday and prevented the delivery of a United Nations aid shipment. Only humanitarian cases given Defense Minister Ehud Barak`s personal approval would be allowed through, the ministry said. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. `If this situation endures, the closure will also cause further shortages of food, medical and relief items in the Gaza Strip.`
Despite their treatment, many of the Palestinians simply try to get by, to survive, but there are those who respond to violence with violence. There is terrorism on both sides. Yet it is Palestinian children who have suffered the most, endured the most hardship and pain, and undergone the most torment of body and spirit. Recognition of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations( UN 242) could solve the problem!
Ted Rudow III,MA