By LYNDA BRAYER
(Lynda Brayer is an Israeli human rights lawyer who represented Palestinians in the Israeli High Court of Justice for twelve years.)
"Is it an accident that over the past five days Israeli F-16 fighters have bombed Gaza City while tanks and missiles targeted several other areas in the Gaza strip of Palestine? It also appears that the Israelis attempted to assassinate the secretary-general of the PRC, the Palestinian Resistance Committee? While no one was killed, once again there was extensive physical damage together with the horror of being bombed, a situation which gives rise to profound fears and uncertainty in both the children and adults.
These attacks seem to have been co-ordinated with the timing of the Gaza Freedom March whose participants had been prevented as a group from approaching Gaza through Rafah to join Palestinians in a solidarity march protesting the continuing siege against Gaza. These attacks also seem to be directed against the Declaration in Cairo of the Gaza Freedom March both condemning the siege and demanding its lifting. Were these actions targeting Gaza taken both to force the Egyptian government to prevent the big march as well as in retaliation against those who dared to speak out and demonstrate against the continuing Israeli murderous siege of Gaza?......"