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بوست - 9/4/2007
Worse Than Apartheid?
West Bank -- Hani Hayek, an accountant who is the
Christian mayor of the tiny majority-Christian
Homa, dwarfing nearby dwellings of Beit Sahour, seemed
larger than when I saw it at Holy Week a year ago. It
is. The Israeli government has steadily enlarged
settlements on the occupied
Carter raised hackles by titling his book about the
Palestinian question "Peace Not Apartheid."
But Palestinians allege this is worse than the former
South African racial separation. Nearing the 40th
anniversary of the Israeli military occupation of the
security wall has led to virtual elimination of suicide
bombings and short-term peace. But life is hard for
Palestinians, whose deaths because of conflict increased
272 percent in 2006 while Israeli casualties declined.
In a minor incident last week of the type that goes
unnoticed internationally, Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
troopers killed a Palestinian man accused of illegally
entering a firing zone while collecting metal scraps to
sell. The Britain-based organization Save the Children
estimates that half the children in the occupied
territories are psychologically traumatized.
argue that things have gotten worse because of pervasive
feelings of hopelessness. Students at
U.S.-backed boycott following the election victory of
the extremist group Hamas in early 2006 has made the
Palestinian Authority destitute, crippling government
services. Deprived of help from the authority, with the
economy in a shambles, city governments are bankrupt.
with the PFLP is not a requirement for being holed up by
the Israel Defense Forces.
Rep. Chris Smith of
an active Catholic layman, was drawn here because of the
rapid emigration of the
by the disappearance of Christians in the
لهذه المقالات لا يعني أنها
تعبر عن وجهة نظر المركز كلياً
من حق الزائر الكريم أن ينقل وأن ينشر كل ما يعجبه من موقعنا . معزواً إلينا ، أو غير معزو .ـ