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The Lessons of Violence

The Lessons of Violence: "The Gaza Strip is rapidly becoming one of the worst humanitarian disasters in the world. Israel has cordoned off the entire area, home to some 1.4 million Palestinians, blocking commercial goods, food, fuel and even humanitarian aid. At least 36 people have been killed in Israeli strikes since Tuesday and many more wounded. Hamas, which took control of Gaza in June, has launched about 200 rockets into southern Israel in the same period in retaliation, injuring more than 10 people. Israel announced the draconian closure and collective punishment Thursday in order to halt the rocket attacks, begun on Tuesday, when 18 Palestinians, including the son of a Hamas leader, were killed by Israeli forces."

Al Jazeera English - News - Worldwide Anger Over Gaza Plight

Al Jazeera English - News - Worldwide Anger Over Gaza Plight: "The Arab League and European Union have led worldwide calls for Israel to end its four-day blockade of the Gaza Strip that has caused untold suffering to more than a million people.

After an emergency meeting in Cairo on Monday, delegates from the 22 Arab states called on the UN 'to carry out an international inquiry into Israeli crimes'.

In a statement, the Arab League described the Gaza Strip as 'a disaster area' and appealed to the international community to provide the Palestinian people with necessary assistance."