6 Feb 2012

Apartheid and Lack of Medication in Gaza - The Real Deal

Palestinian protesters pelted the car taking United Nation's General Secretary Ban Ki-moon into Gaza with shoes sticks and stones, last week. The incident took place in Erez crossing which is the main entrance to the beleaguered strip from Israel.

There is a general perception that the siege of Gaza is over and that all necessary materials can pass freely. But only a few days ago the British charity Medical Aid to Palestinians had to urgently deliver medicine to Gaza after the health authorities there ran out of drugs due to the nazi style Israel imposed apartheid concentration camp.

On Wednesday, seventy-four football fans died in Port Said for what many Egyptians view as a security forces failure.

Most of the dead were believed to be supporters of Cairo's al-Ahly team who attacked after losing match to local side al-Masry.

The group of hardcore al-Ahly fans known as Altras has accused the authorities of allowing the killings to happen.

They say the authorities wanted revenge because the Altras were among those battling the police during last year's revolution that ousted Dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Anger of the deaths has combined with a widespread frustration at the pace of reforms undertaken by the interim military rulers. Source

1 comment:

  1. I visited Israel around 1981 as a young man and it was a great experience. Lovely people, great food, dead sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Jaffa, beautiful. So it is with the wonder and shallow ignorance of youth. Hello! Israel, you have become those whom you most despise.