When Is It a Humanitarian Crisis?

A new year and the plight of the Palestinian people has not changed much since 1967 with the exception of the loss of land, crops and lives.

The Plight of the Palestinians hits close to home for me….when I was working in the Middle East I worked with a Palestinian named Rafiq, he was my interpreter and friend….when we would go on vacation we would go to his family’s home in Hebron….so I am have been doing my part to help the world understand the plight of the Palestinians in their desire for the nation to return….

As of today the countries that recognize Palestine as a Nation are in green……

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Look at the map….notice anything about the countries that do not recognize Palestine?

Last year I was asked to write for a site, Legationes, and my first op-ed was about the state of Palestine…

Source: Let the Wall define Palestine – In Saner Thought

Israel is building an apartheid wall around the West Bank….

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Do you remember the Berlin Wall?

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I know the wall is a wall of separation….but why not let it define Palestine from the rest of the region……please just read my Legationes op-ed for further clarification.

But with that intro out of the way I want to talk about the humanitarian crises that the US has gotten involved in recently….

The US has used a humanitarian crisis to start a war…Syria, Iraq and Libya come to mind……

Iraq it was a couple of thousand Yazidis trapped on a mountain top without food , water or shelter and the US used airstrikes to keep ISIS at bay so that aid could make its way to those that needed it….then there is Libya….Qaddafi was poised to use airstrikes against his people who were up in arms and demanding more freedoms….the US used airstrikes to stop the airstrikes and eventually ended the life of Qaddafi

I bring this up because there is a real humanitarian crisis in Gaza……

After the total destruction wrought by Israel in 2014…not much has been done to repair the damage done by massive airstrikes and tank attacks…..

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Since 2014 there is no food, fishermen prevented from fishing, water supplies are contaminated or none existent, building material banned by Israel and aid is help up in Israel…..all in all this is a humanitarian crisis.

If the US truly wants to do the humanitarian thing then this would be the perfect spot to practice what they preach.

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Here’s my plan……since Gaza borders on Egypt then the US should put together an aid convoy with water, food and building supplies then drive in from Egypt……have the convoy with tanks and armored vehicles accompany the trucks and air cover from Cobras and A-10s.  Supplies would be those from aid NGOs…the US would be providing security only.

Unlike most Westerners I do have plans…none of which my country will sign onto….but at least they are plans…..this one is an op-ed that I wrote for an Italian site……

Source: Let the Wall define Palestine – Legationes

It is 2017….time for the Palestinian people to go global with their pleas and concerns…….the US has deaf ears…..

Another op-ed of mine this one was for Ace News Room……

Source: Palestine–2017 | Ace News Room

The Palestinian people have suffered much in 60 years….time for a realistic plan to end the cycle of violence and bring peace to a troubled land.

6 thoughts on “When Is It a Humanitarian Crisis?

  1. While I applaud your humanity, and the urge toward justice, I am not confident of a resolution, for the problem here is the same problem as exists everywhere, to wit; nationalism. As long as there are divisions according to one’s place of birth, or ‘homeland’, (or religion, or skin pigmentation, or amount of money… all same/same…), there will be conflict over it. Both the Israeli’s and the Palestinian are suffering the same delusion, that a piece of land is worth dying over, or a religion, or money, or anything at all. None of it is worth dying for, yet, people insist it is…. I just don’t get it, and I see its effects everywhere, in almost everyone…. It won’t change, in essence, until people decide to embrace their own nature, and get rid of their delusional differences, based on personal criteria…

    The crisis is more intense for those caught in the Palestinian issue, for certain, and the rest of humanity stands at fault, for buying into nationalism, at all…. In fact, assuming the importance of ANY sort of hierarchal arrangement, assigning one person more importance than another, will only bring conflict, never peace, for nobody ever agrees with anyone else’s idea of what may be important….

    gigoid, the dubious

    1. I would like to see the world help Gaza….but instead they sit on their asses and do nothing and allow Israel to act without any consequence….chuq

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