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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cuban Ministery of Foreign Affairs Strongly Condemns Israel's Actions in Gaza

Yesterday while scanning the news on the internet concerning the situation in Gaza, I found that Mohamed Omer's article "Gaza: No Rights, Little Mercy" was republished HERE on Periodica26.Cuba (English link). It never ceases to amaze me that Mohamed and all the other journalists in Gaza who are living in this besieged ghetto, are risking their very own lives to get the news out to the world of what is happening to their own people. Without their reporting, the world would not know what is happening INSIDE Gaza, and we would be left with the skewed news from the mass media which to a very great deal, wants us as it's readers to believe that the people of Gaza are not suffering from Israel's BRUTAL and ILLEGAL collective punishment.

The fact that Mohamed and all the other journalists ARE being heard, is found as proof positive in the official statement made by the Cuban Foreign Ministry today. When will the rest of the world hear too, and STOP turning a blind eye to the Israeli crimes in Palestine?

Let us all keep Mohamed and all the other journalists in Gaza fighting SO hard to get the story of the suffering of the people of Gaza out to the world in our prayers. For without this news, none would know the TRUTH.

Statement from the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba has followed with extreme concern the recent intensification of acts of aggression against the Palestinian population on the part of the Israeli government, which has caused dozens of deaths and injuries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers inadmissible and criminal the siege of the Gaza Strip, including the cutting off of electricity and food supplies to 1.5 million Palestinian civilians in direct violation of international law and the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba expresses its most energetic condemnation of these acts by the Israeli government aimed at annihilating the Palestinian people and breaking their resistance through hunger and thirst, including children, women, the sick and the elderly, who are suffering the forceful and illegal occupation of their territory and are the object of the inhuman collective punishment imposed once again by the occupying forces.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba demands that the Israeli government immediately ends the inhuman blockade of the Gaza Strip and calls for the mobilization of the international community to demand respect for the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including the establishment of an independent and sovereign state with its capital in East Jerusalem, and the unconditional return of all the Arab territories occupied in June 1967, as the only way to attain a just and lasting peace for all the nations of the region.

Havana, January 23, 2008

Translated by Granma International


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