Monday, May 08, 2006

Punishing the Innocent is a Crime

by Jimmy Carter
Common Dreams News Center
Published on May 7, 2006, by the International Herald Tribune

"Innocent Palestinian people are being treated like animals, with the presumption that they are guilty of some crime. Because they voted for candidates who are members of Hamas, the United States government has become the driving force behind an apparently effective scheme of depriving the general public of income, access to the outside world and the necessities of life. Overwhelmingly, these are school teachers, nurses, social workers, police officers, farm families, shopkeepers, and their employees and families who are just hoping for a better life."

Copyright © 2006 the International Herald Tribune

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