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The world rebuilds it, Israelis destroy it - again and again and again

What's wrong with this picture?
Beit Hanoun's veteran bridge builder shrugged off his latest misfortune: the Israelis destroyed the main span into town three years ago. The European Union rebuilt it. And overnight the Israelis destroyed it again.

"I'm sad but what can I do," said Wagih Elbity, the city's 59-year-old civil engineer, after an air strike jolted him out of bed on Tuesday morning and turned another of his beloved concrete bridges into a steaming mound of rubble and sewage.

Elbity said Beit Hanoun, a northern Gaza town of 20,000, would appeal again to the EU for funds to rebuild. But with the Hamas-led Palestinian government facing a Western aid boycott, he said: "This time, they cannot give us any money."
I have a novel idea. Make Israelis pay for it.
The air and ground offensive has also devastated Gaza's infrastructure, compounding Palestinian hardships and upsetting international donors who have poured millions of dollars into rebuilding it after earlier Israeli offensives.

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Swedish, British and other envoys have stepped up pressure on Israel in recent days. Even the United States, Israel's staunchest ally, is complaining about strikes against bridges and power stations, some built with U.S. taxpayer money.
Israelis are allowed to kill women and children with impunity, but when it affects bankers' pockets the world takes a stand.
Since the bombing began on June 28, two of the largest donors to the Palestinians -- the European Union and Japan -- have seen several large projects destroyed or damaged. The Japanese government just launched a $19 million programme to rehabilitate and widen Gaza's Salahudeen Road, badly damaged by previous Israeli raids, when the Israelis bombed it again.

Not even Washington has been spared. Gaza's main power plant, bombed on the first night of the offensive, was insured for up to $48 million by an arm of the U.S. government.
Why not? As long as someone else picks up the tab.
"This is frustrating," said Eliasson of Sweden, whose government provided two of the six electric transformers that were destroyed on June 28 -- at a cost of $1 million each.

"We are very concerned that installations we financed for the well-being of the people of Gaza are being wasted," he said.

Former Palestinian public works minister, Abdel-Rahman Hamad, said international reconstruction projects will have to be put on hold until Israel agrees not to strike them in future. [which they will never do]

"How do you convince donors to fund a bridge when the Israelis are going to just destroy it again?" asked Hamad as he peered through the gaping holes blasted in the Beit Hanoun bridge. "It is a waste of time and money."
That's the whole plan. Reduce Palestinians to a slave race with no economy of their own and nowhere to turn for assistance.
With more than $300,000 in EU funding, the four-lane bridge was just two years old when it was bombed on Saturday.

But one lane survived. Early Tuesday morning, Israel finished the job with two missiles, witnesses said.

Now only one bridge remains standing in Beit Hanoun. "After two or three nights, maybe Israel will destroy this bridge too," Elbity said.
You can count on it.


At Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at how genius is so close to madness.
World leader's seem to drive with blinder's-head-long into wars, and point like cazy at each other , "You started it" , just like school-yard brats fighting to please the school bully.

Bush stole the first election. 911
made a few forget.

The world is waking up to the REAL reason's blood is being spilled while men in expensive suit's and an inferior complex that would impress the devil itself, as they dance and smile and celebrate empty victories together. All for money and the sweet finger licking good head-rush from power.

Wise men in the military warned of another Vietnam. They wanted Rumsfeild gone. According to Novak, Rove is connected to leaking secrets and he also points out one higher, who just won't come clean.

These criminals will kill anything in their way and nobody seems to care.

At Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

most people figure that they can't do anything to change things. But, they don't realize that they can.

Every voice counts.

At Thursday, July 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter how much bold font the author is using, he can't change a fundamental fact: islamo-fashism in 21st century is no less danger to the civilization than nazis were in 20th century. And - ironically - Jews are again their first target, but certainly not the last. Hamas, Hezbolla, Al Qaida, Iran are all links of the same chain. Not seeing or ignoring that inevitably raises questions about one's objectivity or intelligence.

At Thursday, July 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous - U're simply repeating your everyday zionist-controlled media propaganda BS. Surely that must take a ton of objectivity and intelligence :D FOOL.

At Thursday, July 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I see the more I have to concur with the iranian president, israel is a cancer that needs to be removed, it's not an jewish nation (you might remember the ten commandments, but they don't).

At Thursday, July 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gI just can`t believe...."the parasite destroys its host!?"..This should be the beginning of the end...Teitelbaum


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