Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Clouded Horizons for Palestine

by Adel Safty

".....Worse, the Bush administration clearly endorsed and supplied the Israeli war in Lebanon last year. Washington went out of its way to block the early adoption of a cease-fire resolution at the UN Security Council to give the Israelis more time to achieve their war goals against the unexpectedly tough resistance of Hizbollah.

The Bush administration’s alleged concern for the Palestinian people is also belied by Washington’s open collaboration with Israel to isolate and undermine the Hamas government that was democratically elected by the Palestinian people.

The sanctions Bush imposed have created untold hardships for the Palestinian people and exacerbated tensions among elected officials that led to Hamas takeover of Gaza. It also diminished the Abbas government’s claim to legitimately represent the Palestinian people......."

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