Friday, September 4, 2009

Israelis Destroy Boats, and Lives

by Eva Bartlett, September 04, 2009

"GAZA CITY – Until Monday, Omar and Khaled Al-Habil were the owners of a 20m fishing trawler staffed by five or six fishermen at a time, but employing around 18 in cycles. But that morning the vessel came under heavy Israeli navy machine-gun fire, and then shelling. The trawler caught fire.

"It’s destroyed, completely destroyed," says Al-Habil......

Khaled Al-Habil is just one among many Palestinian fishers whose livelihoods have been wrecked. The father of 13 children lives with his family in a cramped 40 square meter apartment. His only source of income has been destroyed.

"I want a good lawyer," he says, "and I want to take this to court." [COMMENT: This is "liberation" through the courts; Palestinian style!]"

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