Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rice Justifies Israel's Killing of Civilians in Gaza

(Cartoon by Carlos Latuff)

"10/01/2009 US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said it is "hard" for Israeli occupation forces to spare civilian lives in the densely-populated Gaza Strip.

"It is very difficult in circumstances like Gaza, which is a very densely populated area," Rice told reporters on Friday when asked if Israel is living up to its humanitarian obligations during its massive military offensive on Gaza.

During its now two-week military campaign, at least 804 Palestinians have been martyred and thousands others have been injured.....

At the White House, spokesman Scott Stanzel said the administration is "very concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza" but echoed Rice's comments on the "difficulties" Israel faces. "We want to see that situation improve," he said. "However, it is a difficult situation. It is a conflict area. And this situation will not improve until Hamas stops lobbing rockets into Israel." "

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