Few are aware that just as the intense rocketing of Israel’s metropolitan areas was ramped up, the Kerem Shalom crossing to the Gaza Strip was reopened early last week. Trucks laden with foodstuffs and supplies were allowed through to those who were lobbing missiles at Israeli civilians.
Undoubtedly, these consignments didn’t only serve noncombatants but were seized by the combatants and allocated as they saw fit.
Now that a cease-fire is in place, this travesty surely should prompt a comprehensive collective rethink among Israelis.
Nowhere else in the history of armed conflict was there ever a situation in which a combatant side looked after its mortal enemy’s welfare, fed it, supplied it with essentials and powered it with electricity. Continue reading