Tuesday, December 22, 2009

World ‘failed Gaza over Israeli blockade’ – aid groups

By Tim Franks

Palestinians in Gaza
Aid agencies say the world community must put more pressure on Israel

Aid agencies have strongly criticised the international community for failing to help bring an end to Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

The charities made the accusation in a report published just ahead of the anniversary of Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip.

The aid agencies condemn not just Israel, but the world community.

In the words of Oxfam’s director, Jeremy Hobbs, “world powers have failed and betrayed Gaza’s ordinary citizens”.

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