Monday, December 18, 2006


This photograph from Reuters shows the humiliation of the democratically elected Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh by the IDF at the Rafah border crossing.

He sits on a kerb in an Egyptian street after he was refused entry into Gaza because, after a successful fundraising tour, he was bringing badly needed money to pay Palestinian Government workers who haven't been paid for many, many months. No pay of course means no food!

A day later, on the 15th December, he was allowed into Gaza but was forced to leave the money behind. This kind of humiliation is routine for Palestinians. They have been enduring it for forty years, that and much, much worse. Yet the Israelis wonder why they are so hated and why Hamas won't recognise the Jewish State.

I don't!