The real humanitarian disaster
Yet another amazing piece by Gideon Levy of Haaretz:
"The real humanitarian disaster in the territories began a long time ago, and it is not hunger...the thought that if they only have enough food, their needs will be satisfied and our conscience can be clear, is outrageous," writes Levy, explaining in his latest column that it is not simply about the hunger-and the fact that aid agencies have had to exaggerate how bad the situation is just shows how..well, bad it is.
"The world and people of conscience in Israel do not need to wait for the first Palestinian child to die of hunger to raise the hue and cry.
But those who regard the Palestinians as only requiring basic food should remember that even in the zoos, where the animals presumably don't lack for a thing, people are often shocked by the conditions of their imprisonment. "