Saturday, January 05, 2008

Noi non sapevamo

Verso la fine di dicembre il premier israeliano Ehud Olmert ha rifiutato qualsiasi ipotesi di tregua con Hamas per la Striscia di Gaza. Così come ha escluso che possa aver corso la proposta avanzata dai dirigenti di Hamas di un cessate il fuoco bilaterale con Israele senza condizioni, prima del riconoscimento formale (inaccettabile da parte palestinese, perchè mette una pietra tombale sul problema dei profughi e annichilisce la minoranza araba ivi residente) di Israele come Stato esclusivamente ebraico. Gaza intanto, sotto assedio con il benestare del mondo occidentale, è alla fame. Lo stillicidio degli assassini mirati continua, come continua la patetica rappresaglia palestinese a colpi di missili "casalinghi" Qassam. Tanto cascano lontano dai palazzi, su chi non ha voce in capitolo. Intanto, a riprova dell'insuccesso, fatale, della ridicola conferenza di Annapolis e mentre vengono autorizzate ulteriori costruzioni negli insediamenti - tutti illegali - nel West Bank, è di questi ultimi due giorni una ennesima, massiccia, incursione da parte dell'esercito israeliano nella città di Nablus (appunto in Cisgiordania). L'interessato collaborazionismo di Abbas evidentemente non paga e l'aspirante rais si trova ora rispetto al suo popolo nell'imbarazzante situazione di chi ha coccolato un serpente nella speranza, infondata, di non essere morso. Così come l'Europa, sotto ricatto, sta a guardare e per la seconda volta in meno di un secolo finge di non sapere, mentre tanta, troppa gente, in Palestina e in Israele, ma anche in occidente, pagherà l'ignorante e tremebonda ipocrisia di dirigenze incapaci o suicide, di stampa imbelle o asservita, di miope affarismo da quattro soldi. Nausea. (Info: Ticinonews, Corriere Canadese)

4 comments:

pipistro said...

Israeli army invades Nablus, targets medical workers

January 4, 2008

«Five international Human Rights Workers from Britain, Sweden, Italy and the United States continue to maintain a presence in the invaded city of Nablus, assisting Palestinian Medical teams.
Early yesterday morning the Israeli Army invaded the city of Nablus, injuring at least 54 civilians, killing one man, arresting 15 people, and detaining over 50 medical workers. The Army fired its first shots just after midnight, January 2, and has maintained a presence since then. The Army has deployed over 100 military vehicles, including Special Forces and Border Police, to the Old City and surrounding neighborhoods. This invasion comes just 24 hours after Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak and his Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, visited the city.
Medical workers were specifically targeted, with 56 detained and at least 8 injured. One of the medics was released this morning, while others continue to be held at the Huwarra checkpoint. The Army fired live ammunition on the windshield of a Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) vehicle and threw a tear gas bomb into another medical vehicle. During the day yesterday, ambulances were denied entry to roads near the Old City and City Center of Nablus, preventing medical personnel from being able respond to injured civilians. The Army also occupied Rafedia hospital, in violation of international law. Ma’an News reports that medic Ahmad Jibril received a rubber bullet to his back, while medics Diya’ Balbisi and Tariq As-Sabuh were both wounded by Israeli gunfire.
One of the more severe injuries was to a young boy shot in the face by the Army with live ammunition. Medical workers say he is currently in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. Other children were gassed, and the Army fired both rubber bullets and sound bombs into civilian crowds. Human Rights Workers escorted a family to their home in the Nablus city center after tear gas exploded near their baby carriage.
Later in the evening, Human Rights Workers escorted a 9 year old girl back to her home in the Old City. The girl, one of the few allowed through the Huwarra checkpoint yesterday, had been receiving cancer treatment in Ramallah. As of 11:00 am, January 4, all checkpoints to the city remain closed.
Two Human Rights Workers and one Palestinian medic were detained for several hours in the besieged Old City. The soldiers confiscated the medic’s Palestinian identification and the international passports, refusing to surrender all three until the Italian Embassy got involved.
At least 15 homes in the Old City have been occupied by the Army, with residents trapped inside. Some shops have been demolished. Human Rights Workers witnessed the Army fire live ammunition at parked vehicles and urinate in the streets. In the evening, military bulldozers cruised the downtown area». gm

[palsolidarity.org]

Nasim Fekrat said...

I am sorry, it was by mistaken i putted one gram heroin costs afg 250 ($5USD) Today again i went there and asked from the addicts the details for how much they are buying the heroin. They said to me, they are buying between afg 50-100 ($1-2USD)
so the last sentence is like this:

Opium users buying one gram heroin in about Afg 50-100 ($1-2USD) for only single day.

pipistro said...

OT re. Opium users in Kabul

Thank you Nasim,
I understand that an addict in Kabul buys heroin for 1-2 USD a day and the average monthly salary of an employee is about 40 USD.
I'd say you should put these facts (as a comment to your post) on your Splinder blog.

pipistro said...

OT gli ultimi commenti si riferiscono ad un post sui tossicodipendenti a Kabul nel blog di Nasim Fekrat (Afghan Lord).

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