UK & EU taxpayers paying for repairing the damage in Gaza
Letter published in Independent Mar 24 2009
The news of the behaviour of the Israeli army comes as a surprise only to those who wilfully chose to deny reality. However in spite of the fact that Israel deliberately planned the Gaza onslaught and carried it out mercilessly, our Government and the EU have chosen to use our taxes to rebuild what Israel has destroyed, are busily patrolling the seas around Gaza to prevent arms smuggling, while continuing to arm Israel, are allowing Israel to set the agenda for Gaza’s reconstruction and continuing to allow Israel preferential entry into the European markets, in spite of her abrogation of human rights. Surely the world has learnt that appeasing an aggressor only results in fuelling the appetite for greater barbarity. In the absence of any sanction, and indeed in the presence of what can only be called reward for felony, one can but conclude that the Governments of this country, the European Union and the United States of America are indeed complicit in Israel’s actions.