There is something horrifying about the ease with which an Israeli occupation minister can, by uttering a few words, disrupt the daily lives of about a million and a half people. The laconic decision on “curbing the transfer of goods into the Strip” has been translated into difficult survival conditions in Gaza.
Anyway, the question is :
Does the occupation minister Ehud Barak really think that hungry and shaking Gaza children are the solution that would bring an end to the Qassam fire directed at the Negev? And while Israel blatantly violates international law, which explicitly bans collective punishment of a civilian population, has the Israeli government outlined some kind of red line that would prompt an end to the violent siege?