Gaza Disengagement A Smokescreen for Genocide
Gaza Disengagement Smokescreen for Genocide by U.S. & Israel
By Genevieve Cora Fraser
When Israel disengaged from Gaza, Palestine, they essentially locked the door and threw away the key. In fact, people throughout Palestine are imprisoned behind checkpoints and gigantic walls and killed by Israeli snipers, fighter jets and attack helicopters on a daily basis. That is why militancy is growing. To compound the problem, along with leading a world-wide boycott of Palestine, America-Israel are funding President Abbas’ Fatah, paying them millions to kill and maim those who resist.
More than 40 per cent of the population of Gaza are children under the age of 15. Reporting on a four-year field study in occupied Palestine for the British Medical Journal, Dr Derek Summerfield's stated, “two-thirds of the 621 children killed at checkpoints, in the street, on the way to school, in their homes, died from small arms fire, directed in over half of cases to the head, neck and chest – the sniper's wound.”
Dr Khalid Dahlan, a psychiatrist who heads a children's community health project in Gaza reports, "The statistic I personally find unbearable is that 99.4 per cent of the children we studied suffer trauma. Once you look at the rates of exposure to trauma, you see why: 99.2 per cent of the study group's homes were bombarded; 97.5 per cent were exposed to tear gas; 96.6 per cent witnessed shootings; 95.8 per cent witnessed bombardment and funerals; almost a quarter saw family members injured or killed."
The US Congress must stop funding the brutal occupation of Palestine by Israel! It is dead wrong and growing deadlier by the minute!!