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Gaza Isolation to Backfire
by IOL (reposted)
Saturday Jun 16th, 2007 8:23 AM
WASHINGTON — The US isolation of Gaza after Hamas's takeover of the impoverished strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians, would have grave security and humanitarian consequences and backfire at the end of the day, American analysts, former and current US administration officials warned Saturday, June 16.
"We could see Gaza be the font of a much more militant radicalism than we have seen in the Palestinian community so far," Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East program at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank, told Reuters.

"We have not seen Al-Qaeda in the Palestinian community so far but a Gaza that has imploded would create the medium where that could really grow."

Hamas seized control of Gaza on Thursday after touting rival Fatah in a week-long fighting that left up to 130 Palestinians killed.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday tasked independent MP and former finance minister Salam Fayyad to form an emergency government after sacking the unity government of prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, a Hamas leader.

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by Stan Squires
( stansquires [at] yahoo.ca ) Friday Feb 8th, 2008 2:01 PM

I am from Vancouver, Canada and i wanted to say a few words on the people in Gaza.I think it was a good idea to break the barrier so that the people of Gaza can go to Egypt to get the things that they need.The Palestinian people will make the changes that are necessary for them to get their land back.
The working class in all parts of the world are the ones that are going to change the world to make it a better place to live.I supports the palestine struggle.There is a lot of support in Canada for the Palestinian people.

Victory to the palestine people
Stan Squires