Ein Verbrechen gegen die Menschenrechte in Gaza

Atlanta: Die Welt wird derzeit in Gaza, wo anderthalb Millionen Menschen nahezu ohne jeden Zugang zur Außenwelt von der See, aus der Luft oder über Land gefangen gehalten werden, Zeuge eines schrecklichen Verbrechens gegen die Menschenrechte. Eine komplette Bevölkerung wird hier brutal bestraft.

Diese grausame Misshandlung der Palästinenser im Gazastreifen wurde von Israel – mit US-Unterstützung – drastisch verschärft, nachdem politische Kandidaten, die die Hamas vertraten, 2006 eine Mehrheit der Sitze im Parlament der Palästinenserbehörde errangen. Die Wahlen waren von allen internationalen Beobachtern unisono als ehrlich und fair bewertet worden.

Israel und die USA weigerten sich, das Recht der Palästinenser auf Bildung einer aus Hamas und Fatah bestehenden Regierung der Nationalen Einheit anzuerkennen, und inzwischen kontrolliert die Hamas, nach internem Kampf, den Gazastreifen allein. Einundvierzig der 43 bei den Wahlen erfolgreichen Hamas-Kandidaten, die im Westjordanland lebten, wurden inzwischen von Israel inhaftiert, dazu weitere zehn, die Positionen im kurzlebigen Koalitionskabinett innehatten.

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