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News, March 2009
While Arming Israeli War Criminals to Teeth, NATO Nations Pledge to Keep Gaza Armless
ccun.org, March 14, 2009
By Hassan El-Najjar
NATO countries have continued to arm the Zionist Israeli terrorist state to teeth, from enabling it to amass a nuclear arsenal, to nuclear-capable submarines, to the most advanced weapons of death and destruction such as F-16 and F-35, as well as DIME bombs.
At the same time, they have implemented a tight regime of sanctions and embargo, with collaboration from some Arab states, to deny the Palestinian people food or light weapons to defend themselves against continuous Israeli attacks for the last three years.
Today, instead of helping the Palestinian victims against the Zionist Israeli war criminals, NATO countries are discussing in London ways to tighten the siege of Gaza to make sure that Palestinians do not receive any piece of light arms, by imposing a maritime sanctions and embargo regime over Gaza.
All this is to force Palestinians to surrender to the Israeli conditions, particularly recognition of the Zionist state, which is in fact accepting the Israeli theft of Palestinian lands and being quiet about the Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity, perpetrated by the Israelis since 1948, particularly in the last three years, and climaxed last January.
The Zionist state has never announced its borders. If Palestinians are being pushed by the Zionist-controlled NATO countries to recognize Israel, which Israel are they pushed to recognize?
Is it Israel of the 1947 UN Partition Resolution? Or the one of 1949 Armistice agreements with Arab states? Or the One of the 1967 War of Aggression without the illegal settlements? Or the one of the 1967 war of aggression but with the illegal settlements?
They just want Palestinians to surrender to the Israelis by accepting the theft, the historical injustice of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, which changed them into refugees, and forgetting about all the war crimes committed against them by the Israeli terrorist war criminals during the last sixty years.
But why are NATO countries playing this immoral role in support for the Israeli aggressors and war criminals against their Palestinian victims?
Maybe the answers for the following questions could explain the NATO countries behavior.
Is it because these Israeli war criminals are helping NATO imperialists to intimidate Arabs and Muslims by showing them the brutality and savagery of Israeli attacks if they do not allow the imperialists to take over their resources?
Is it because international relations, dominated by NATO countries, are void of morality and ethics, and based only on mere materialistic and opportunistic interests?
Is it because the political leaders of NATO countries are mere figure heads who serve their Zionist masters, the real rulers of NATO countries?
We are living in an era of no shame, indeed!
Nine NATO nations pledge to stop arms smuggling to Gaza
The United States, Canada and seven European states agreed to stop
alleged weapons smuggling to the Gaza Strip using as interception at
sea, information sharing and diplomatic pressure.
Nine countries agree on a plan to stop weapon flow into Gaza
The United States, Canada and seven European countries agreed on Friday on a plan meant to stop the flow of arms and munitions into the Gaza Strip.
The plan includes a number of strategies including intercepting ships heading to Gaza, share intelligence information and practicing diplomatic pressure.
A senior British diplomat stated that experts from the nine countries had agreed during a meeting in London on a plan to bar the entry of weapons into Gaza.
The diplomat added that this plan does not mean engaging in combat.
In addition to Canada and the United States, the seven European countries involved in the plan are Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Holland and Norway.
Stopping the flow of weapons into Gaza is considered an important aspect that would boost a permanent cease fire in Gaza, the diplomat said.
The issue is also said to be a factor that would convince Israel to lift the blockade on Gaza, and to allow the entry of humanitarian supplies, including material that would be used in rebuilding Gaza.
The British diplomat, who elected to remain anonymous, said that all measures would be in compliance with the International Law.Even the Abbas Government Employees Are Suffering from the Israeli NATO-Implemented Sanctions
Gaza cash crisis forces PA employees into poverty
Until recently, 70,000 Palestinian Authority (PA) civil servants were
among the only people who still received a steady income in the Gaza
Strip, where the Israeli-led blockade has forced most industries to shut
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