Sunday, August 31, 2008

Not all is Bad in Gaza

Some things are improving in Gaza. See Sami Abdul Shafi's article on the link below. There is at least some semblance of security now Palestinian-Palestinian conflict is at an end. But there is growing concern amongst the people that Israel is not delivering on it's commitment under the terms of the cease-fire. Hamas says it will honour the cease-fire regardless. But last night I attended an Islamic Jihad rally. 800 armed men were on parade in Khan Younis. Afterwards I spoke to their leadership. They said that if Israel didn't lighten up on the closures as per their cease-fire commitment, Islamic Jihad would resume the rocket attacks. Personally I give it until the end of the year. If by then there is no significant easing of the restrictions on the importation of goods and raw materials into Gaza - we will end up back where we were.


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