October 05, 2014

Israel Keeping Palestine in State of Poverty, Fear

“Rather than fighting for their national sovereignty, Palestinians are now merely seeking simplehuman rights,” he said. “Under Israeli military rule, citizens are prohibited from freedom of movement and assembly. All of their protests are shut down by force.” Financially, the situation isn’t any better, added Smith. “In Gaza, no fishing or agricultural products are allowed out of that part of the country,” he said. “Israel completely controls everything. You can’t have an effective economy without exports. Plus, in Gaza, Israel exerts extremely tight control over what products are allowed in stores. By placing a stranglehold on imports, Israeli merchants are the ones who profit from what Palestinians buy.”
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