Gaza strike “defensive” for UE presidency January 3, 2009Posted by dorigo in news, politics.
After a long discussion with anonymous commenters in a thread developed here yesterday, I have to record the latest declaration by the Czech spokesperson Jiri Potuznik, from the UE presidency. He claims that the Israeli offensive in the Gaza strip is “a defensive and not an offensive action“.
I wonder whether the Czech foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg, who will lead the UE delegates in Israel tomorrow, is going to promise humanitarian support to Israel, in such a delicate defensive moment.
Bitter jokes aside, I acknowledge that I belong to a minority. Feeling closer by culture to Israel than to palestine, I am asking a lot to Israel -finding a non-violent way to react to the threats and attacks- and nothing to Hamas. To me, these military incursions by the strongest army in the world into a battered strip of land are a barbarian act. I of course would have trouble finding pacate words to describe the horror of random rocket attacks to cities and suicide bombings of buses and night clubs.