Monday, October 29, 2007

Whose Rights?

Human rights groups challenged Israel's reduction of fuel supplies to Gaza and its intention to cut back on electricity, and Palestinians warned the measures could lead to a humanitarian crisis. In their appeal, the 10 human rights groups contended, ''Deliberately obstructing the civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip is illegal.'' They say Israel controls Gaza land, sea and air corridors and should be considered responsible for the fate of the people there, though Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005.

Er, if they are the enemy, shall we treat them better than how the allies treated their enemies in previous hostile situations?

For ordinary civilians [in Germany] everyday life involved increasing hardship, and from about April 1942 onwards the RAF in particular bombed the civilian population as a matter of policy.


Congress makes the following findings:

(1) The freedom of more than 600,000 Italian-born immigrants in the United States and their families was restricted during World War II by Government measures that branded them "enemy aliens" and included carrying identification cards, travel restrictions, and seizure of personal property.

(2) During World War II more than 10,000 Italian Americans living on the West Coast were forced to leave their homes and prohibited from entering coastal zones. More than 50,000 were subjected to curfews.

(3) During World War II thousands of Italian American immigrants were arrested, and hundreds were interned in military camps.


the evacuation, relocation, and internment of United States citizens and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry during World War II;

Don't Israel's citizens have rights, too?

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