Thursday, October 05, 2006

Collective Punishment is 'Working'

The people of Palestine are still suffering for their election of Hamas earlier this year. The financial embargo placed on the Palestinian Authority by the US and Europe has lead to:

So what did Condoleezza Rica have to say when she visited Israel? According to Haaretz, Rice said that:

the economic boycott on the Hamas-led Palestinian government is effective and the international community will continue to maintain the boycott.

This despite the fact that the embargo is only hurting the poor people of Palestine and is even increasing support for Hamas. Once again, the American government allows the poor to suffer and no doubt turn more and more people to radical answers to the questions posed. Have they learnt nothing from the last five years?