Thursday, June 24, 2010

'We don't want a crossing for plates, cups and tooth brushes'

By Nicole Johnston

"....We watched the trucks roll into Gaza with goods Israel has not allowed in for more than three years.

And when we waved the drivers down to stop so we could see the cargo, there were those innocuous items; kids’ footballs, packets of pencils, children’s backpacks, kitchen cutlery and sewing material.

Is this a "liberalised" siege - an "easing" of the blockade?

Or is this Israel’s folly on display for the world to see?.....

Sitting on the balcony of my hotel in Gaza, I’m thinking about the Khadr family.

Mohammed said, "The whole world wanted to cross the sea to help us."

But they failed and until the siege is lifted completely, the world will continue to fail the people of Gaza."

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