Democracy Now! | Leading Israeli Scholar Avi Shlaim: Israel Committing “State Terror” in Gaza Attack, Preventing Peace

The assault on Gaza is entering its nineteenth day, with no end in sight. Israel continues its intense bombardment of the territory as Israeli troops edge closer to the heart of Gaza City. Nearly 1,000 Palestinians have been killed, more than 4,400 injured, many of them women and children. Thirteen Israelis have died over the same period, ten of them soldiers. We speak with Oxford professor Avi Shlaim. He served in the Israeli army in the mid-1960s and is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on the Israeli-Arab conflict.

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Israel’s actions are totally unacceptable.  I am deeply ashamed that the government of the United States has openly declared their full support for what the State of Israel is now doing to an imprisoned and starved population.  This slaughter has got to come to an end!  Peace.  🙂

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~ by peaceseeker99 on January 15, 2009.

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