Wednesday, June 28, 2006

An Official WTF?

The news this morning is that Israel has cut the water supply to Gaza. This does not sound like something Israel would do, and the Associated Press article is written by Ibrahim Barzak, who has been responsible for much anti-Israel bullshit in the past. So, I don't know whether to believe this story or not.

I will say this, however, if the story is true, and if the Israel Defense Force made a conscious decision to cut the water supply to the 1.3 million residents of the Gaza area, then I condemn that decision.

However, if Israel has absolute control over the flow of water into the Gaza area, and they are using that control as a strategic advantage in their offensive, then I say, good for them. If, for instance, they will supply water to the residents of Gaza through a strict system of distribution which causes Gaza residents to have to comply with Israel's demands, then that would seem to be a reasonable and proportionate way of dealing with this problem.

We do know, from having lived through the Jenin situation, that the world's media is quick to jump at any opportunity to accuse Israel of committing genocide. Therefore, I will withold my final judgement here.

We shall see.