Saturday, 12 December 2009

No American politician can be bothered to pick up a phone to stem the poisoning of the Gaza Ghetto

The Gaza Concentration Camp is suffering from hugely over-exploited aquifers and lack of waste-water treatment (that means, to you and me, that the crap and chemicals go straight back into the aquifer or into  the sea).

From Victoria Brittain. Read that, and you'll understand what I'm talking about.

There are two planned UN water treatment facilities awaiting approvals of imports of building materials from the Israeli Ministry of Defence.

One intervention, long ago, from Sen. John Kerry, allowed pasta to be imported into Gaza. Another US politician, with guts, needs to make a single phone call to Israel to get the building materials moving, and this horrendous situation sorted out.

And the American President needs to spend some of his rhetorical skill on lifting the blockade of Gaza.

Just pick up the phone.

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