Friday, January 29, 2010


19. I am always shocked when NZers, including some letter writers to the Press, trivialize the destruction of Gaza: sanitation facilities, factories, farm animals, schools, clinics, power stations etc. One of the world's most powerful armies waged war on some of the world's most impoverished people. The war continues as Israel prevents humanitarian aid entering the Strip. Rebuilding is impossible. 1400 Gazans dies of direct violence lats year: starvation and disease will kill more. As for the comparison of Israel's policies with apartheid, is it only people of my age who remember the world-wide outrage over Sharpville in 1960, when some 60 Africans were killed by South African police ? Where was the outrage last year ?
Is to-days public desensitized to atrocities ?

Contributed by M.G. (letter was rejected by the editor.