Hamas wants blockade ended, its airspace respected, and its population free from Israeli terror.
"Obviously, Israel cannot agree to such demands as long as Gaza is ruled by a terrorist organization," claimed JP editors.
Another JP editorial claimed no blockade exists. "Trucks laden with foodstuffs and supplies" get in freely. Ignored is a multi-year humanitarian crisis. Everything is in short supply. Important essentials are prohibited or severely restricted.
JP editors know but won't say. At the same time, they said Gazans "need to understand that there is a price for (their) complicity in the attacks on" Israel.
They want 1.7 million people disconnected from Israel's "power grid, telephone and communication services." Perhaps they'd also like them starved to death and deprived of vital medical care.
This type rhetoric and opinion circulate widely. Western media scoundrels do the same thing. Readers and viewers are lied to. Truth doesn't have a chance.
Israel is an occupying power. It's obligated to protect Palestinians throughout the Territories. Instead it torments, brutalizes, arrests, and murders them.
On November 23, the Palestine News Network discussed urgent Gaza needs. Enormous human suffering and vast infrastructure destruction caused so many. PNN named five:
(1) Emergency shelter and monetary compensation for people whose homes were destroyed or badly damaged.
(2) Lesser monetary compensation amounts for others whose homes were partly damaged.
(3) Hospitals and other medical facilities provided with vital drugs, disposables and other supplies.
(4) Compensating injured Gazans monetarily.
(5) Enlisting doctors and surgeons for volunteer services.
Of course, nothing can compensate families for lost loved ones. How they'll manage who knows. Few ask. Israel never does or cares. It prioritizes more death and destruction. It's been that way for over 64 years.
A Final Comment
Richard Falk is UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Palestine. He's more optimistic than this writer. Hopefully, he's right.